Guardian cryptic crossword

The Guardian - - PUZZLES & CROSSWORD -

Across

1 Bit­ter crit­i­cism — I’d bear it some­how (8) 5 Shop­keeper pro­nouncedly less re­fined (6) 9 A quick drop for one wait­ing for open­ing time (4,4) 10 Gun­smiths will add it to their stocks (6) 12 It has branches in Le­banon (5) 13 There’s noth­ing risky with her new type of pud­ding (9) 14 Wor­riedly an­tic­i­pate bill com­ing in will scup­per one (12) 18 Lobby Trans­port House (8,4) 21 The only wait­ing here is at the counter (9) 23 Some­thing in the air makes one put on weight? On the con­trary (5) 24 Set one’s sights higher and im­prove (4,2) 25 Suit for a girl’s best friend (8) 26 Painstak­ing peo­ple en­joy this ac­tiv­ity (6) 27 Wor­ried about San Diego (8)

Down

1 Fault or de­fault (6) 2 Pro­gramme in­for­ma­tion in com­mer­cial ar­ti­cle (6) 3 Votes to con­sult new dean (9) 4 The mid­dle sec­tion is con­vulsed dur­ing their per­for­mance (5,7) 6 Gath­ers in spare parts (5) 7 Laird can stand for chief (8) 8 Not so anx­ious since re­place­ment’s ar­rived? (8) 11 Stun­ning, but also in­spir­ing? (12) 15 No end of cats here! (4,2,3) 16 Hard taskmas­ter — he’s ac­cepted money that must be turned over (8) 17 Em­ploy­ees take ring road here in the West Mid­lands (8) 19 Cuts, per­haps, may get us down (6) 20 A num­ber re­laxed and stopped (6) 22 Trips on the River Loire (5)

No 27,149 set by Ru­fus

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