Guardian cryp­tic cross­word

The Guardian - Journal - - Puzzles - No 27,663 set by Paul

Across

1 So­cial climber: posh, I for­got to say, and caus­tic (7)

5 V range isn’t var­ied (7)

10,29 Some­thing sharp, chilled starter fed to vege­tar­ian? (4,7)

11 Old peo­ple in love, I gath­ered, some­thing in it for a per­former? (6,4)

12 Doc­tor eat­ing a dish that sounds mor­eish? (6)

13 Change poles in re­ver­sal of Whistler paint­ing (8)

14 Not nat­u­ral, head­less youth

I see on horse­back? (9)

16 Brief sec­ond cof­fee (5)

17,6 Utilise drag to play — this? (5,6) 19 Sur­rounded by ladies, row­ing team steps up (9)

23 Hur­ried, hav­ing to walk, per­haps, round cap­i­tal in Es­to­nia (8) 24 Sud­denly noth­ing is be­yond Bangladesh’s opener in match (6) 26 Climber glar­ing, ap­pear­ing quite sour (10)

27 Cere­bral part lost on Bri­tish elec­torate orig­i­nally (4)

28 Fast train’s end­ing some­where in Lan­cashire (7)

29 See 10

Down

2 Very early man, bloody cuts (7) 3 African in clas­si­cist, ut­terly up­stand­ing (5)

4 One con­test in road race al­ways starts in re­sort area (7)

6 See 17

7 Trendy twit rolling in money, never stop­ping (9)

8 Spe­cial mar­ket­ing fea­ture in cult, du­bi­ous (7)

9 Large ves­sel, or this pin­nace at sea (9,4)

15 Paras brazen ini­tially in beat­ing up of de­serter (3,6)

18 More green, ap­ple fi­nally borne by tree be­low meadow (7)

20 Fuel very hot, cooler out­side (7) 21 Celebrity so list­less? (7)

22 Try to catch lift that’s not closed — it will dis­ap­pear at a lick! (6) 25 Wood — a large part be­ing up­rooted (5)

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