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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Artist in state at flipping opera (2,8)

6 Fish, black as soot initially (4) 9 Having head of security inside gallery makes sense (5) 10 One under no compulsion to release spy (4,5) 12 Blandishme­nts, fine lines describing former queen (7) 13 Danse macabre in saloon (5) 15 Teacher in a flap, recalled coffee shop worker (7) 17 Send male out to get carriage (7)

19 List that is full of incorrect times (7) 21 Writer with firearm bagging one bird (7)

22 Log that may be turned into treen (5)

24 Person going to Margate perhaps runs into truck (7) 27 High-flier’s stand-in car I parked in allotment (9) 28 A British national racecourse (5)

29 Take home unopened tea service (4) 30 Stuffing not put back in bear (10)

DOWN

1 Instrument female dropped for another one (4)

2 After time, request church working party (4,5) 3 Scene of conflict in region housing indefinite number (5) 4 From Spain, fantastic royal daughter (7)

5 A kind of racing article having little depth? (3,4) 7 At Hogwarts, Dumbledore was one up (5) 8 Schedule this month, one no longer changeable (3,2,5) 11 Do without it, as ban involved (7) 14 Destroy old book, well-read (10)

16 It’s to be raised, bishop winning support for a jockey (7) 18 Maybe four, score for stroke made by batsman? (6,3) 20 Young Miss Havisham set off with Miss Fitzgerald (7) 21 Trained and incisive (7) 23 Coach tour rearranged to take in Turkey’s capital (5) 25 Flat’s electric current shown in diagram (5) 26 Shock caused by dangerous feat? No end (4)

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