Guardian cryptic crossword

No 27,509 set by Qaos

The Guardian - Journal - - Puzzles -

Across

1 Rules over Swe­den, then quits (7) 5 Want­ing egg, cook trou­bles ser­vants (7) 9 House 21 (12 read back­wards) (5) 10 Sub­ject’s al­ter ego leads plot: the ul­ti­mate rob­bery (9) 11 Styles of pen­man­ship from wear­ing mit­tens, by the looks of it (10) 12 Na­tional Lot­tery grips ev­ery­body (3) 14 Where they sci­en­tif­i­cally test Cor­byn’s speeches? (12) 18 It makes more coun­try sport, help­ing to pro­tect cham­pion box­ers (12) 21 A num­ber of Greek char­ac­ters re­tired (3) 22 One in church works out­side creat­ing re­li­gious mu­sic (10) 25 Vice-cap­tain won’t worry about Wood not start­ing (6,3) 26 Noble misses kick-off for Dundee United game (5) 27 Told to raise the spir­its, in a way (7) 28 Ac­tor gets fine re­gard­ing fake name (7)

Down

1 First dogs on Mars? (6) 2 Liq­uidise drink and pour over naked belly (4,2) 3 Safety bar­ri­ers on track? (10) 4 Au­thor up­set to re­ceive gov­ern­ment let­ter (5) 5 Show fat cats danc­ing (9) 6 Con­ser­va­tive’s point­less lie (4) 7 Pies and mash prepared by weight (8) 8 Ini­tially, sharp back pain, when get­ting onto girl’s tele­scope (8) 13 Ve­hi­cle from space as­cend­ing over time takes an age (10) 15 Old plot to cap­ture only Troy was made out of date by Amer­i­cans (9) 16 Head­ing for re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, is one held within Pollsmoor’s walls? (8) 17 Ex­pert on IMAX flick left near the end (8) 19 Are two males pro­tect­ing women’s quar­ters? (6) 20 In­fu­sion served up by shaman, as it pours (6) 23 Snooker mishap, pro­vided no fel­low is caught (2-3) 24 Tele­com firm ac­quires an­other’s plant (4)

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