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1 Blun­der or in­ci­dent is un­set­tling (12) 9 Lay with a com­pan­ion with pure heart (7) 10 Bob-tailed rab­bit on prickly plant (7) 11 Trans­fix when vam­pire’s back (4) 12 Bak­ery work is a respite (10) 15 Re­claims from Las Ve­gas dis­as­ter (8) 16 Make a bolt for a com­puter ter­mi­nal in govern­ment divi­sion (6) 18 Know­ingly break leg, say (6) 19 Gives lessons to heart­lessly cru­ellest form (8) 22 Record isn’t a sort that plays host (10) 23 I can make out an old ruler of Peru (4) 25 Can’t use crack­ers in a fruit­cake (7) 27 Look around said rav­aged coast (7) 28 Giv­ing sta­tus as self-con­tained (4-8) DOWN 1 Putting an un­favourable con­struc­tion on mak­ing up a poor word in this puz­zle (2,1,3,5) 2 Lose weight in as­sem­bly (4) 3 Ran around naked and was barred (8) 4 Pol­ish grain af­ter re­mov­ing base and head­ing (6) 5 Sent in star-crossed vagabonds (10) 6 Cir­cle car­bon cen­tre of the globe (3) 7 Sheep seems oddly taken with old Egyp­tian crowned head (6) 8 Less an aus­tere gentle­man than one rul­ing for another (6) 13 Di­alled in nurs­ing af­ter putting in another or­der (11) 14 Made to mea­sure be­hind, or out­rage dame (6-4) 17 Nearly empty con­tents of son­net com­posed by a great poet (8) 18 In view of that fact that gene is spliced (6) 20 Traces of sul­phur on the nether re­gions (6) 21 Most bloody and vi­o­lent ar­rest (6) 24 Christ­mas de­liv­ery men are rum­mag­ing in­side (4) 26 Rat­ing pitch (3)

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