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Across

7 Help turned into help­ing waves (9) 8 Chan­nel some­thing heard well (5) 9 A moon­lit ro­mance ul­ti­mately makes one thus (9) 10 De­clared 48 hours be­fore D-day, what makes pri­vates pre­sentable (5) 12 Go­ing nowhere in com­mer­cial break (6) 13 Those against ac­cept­ing de­feat are in the soup (8) 14 Some Lau­rel and Hardy fi­nally in a fa­ble that’s been rewrit­ten (3,4) 17 De­cide about a city in the US (7) 20 The next sound as well is a bird (8) 22 Small dog locker with dou­bled top (6) 24 Start off con­ti­nent ex­pe­di­tion (5) 25 What cov­ers essay by learner is found (9) 26 Flinch from over­flow in cesspit (5) 27 Had search party sta­tus eval­u­ated ex­ter­nally (9)

Down

1 Cul­ti­vated mem­ber ate out (6) 2 Poor hear­ing, when one is in the wind (8) 3 All-out ex­tremely tight sumo wrestling (6) 4 Leaves to set up taxi firm (7) 5 Then com­pete and start to turn red (6) 6 Fiendish fox­trot gives way to tango from within (8) 11 See 16 15 A dreamer with no name is fra­grant (8) 16,11 Fancy diet not a cure (8) 18 Credit slip un­cov­ered: don’t say a word — it’s sen­si­tive (8) 19 Sun now, then rain (7) 21 18 not 51, may be vul­gar (6) 22 Harsh lec­tures to the audience (6) 23 Evenly and softly to be­gin with, that’s right: not so hard (6)

First pub­lished in the Guardian 1 Au­gust 2018, No 27,576

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