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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD

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ACROSS

1 Socialist symbol Gerald Ford at

the outset smashed (3,4) 5 Cheeky pet in the arms

wriggling? (7)

9 Furore attached to explosive

prankster’s article (5,4) 10 Ex-boozers keeping wine, not

started, in vessel (5) 11 Feathered layer initially needed

with a plant (5)

12 Final candidates keel over after

strong drink (9)

13 Blow, shattering blow, causes

depression (9)

16 Key locks office (5)

17 Intolerant person to leave in

short while (5)

18 Mike’s conscious about refined

feelings (9)

20 Crowd in Georgia presented

with Wagnerian cycle? (9) 23 English head retired in German

city (5)

25 Stop at sea beginning to assist

Titanic (5)

26 White gypsum and basalt are

mixed (9)

27 Raise tax – millions lost in fight

about that (7) 28 Scientific statement the more

complicate­d (7)

DOWN

1 Fruit became more fashionabl­e (7)

2 Maybe Hamlet’s pronounced stoop? (5)

3 Willingly enjoy field sports? (4,1,4)

4 Earn exclamatio­n of disgust (5)

5 Evil creature walkin’ painfully without energy (9)

6 Intended poor end to act (5)

7 Stop unpleasant characters

going topless in gallery (9)

8 Cleric astride American nuclear device (7)

14 Bargain: found one in smart sale at the finish (9)

15 Crashing into beast like mule? (9)

16 Raw vice exploding around me? (5,4)

17 Important match for Lions? (3,4)

19 Time after time, an odd display of temper (7)

21 Run in next race (5)

22 Tissue transplant is hard work (5)

24 Instrument from India encased in lead (5)

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