Cryptic crossword

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ACROSS

1. Co­conut prod­uct or cap made from it (5) 4. Su­per­fi­cial lus­tre will dis­ap­pear when it’s about right (7) 8. They sang, and Mr lis­tens out for them (9)

9. Keep price down to score at cribbage (3) 10. With­out a ti­tle it shows nude man mov­ing about (7) 12. Square pi­laster seen in an Ital­ian taber­na­cle (4) 14. Went in for one of the Oaks per­haps in the fin­ish (7) 17. Look open-mouthed at space with first Ex­plorer (4) 18. Cock­tail Henry used as a weapon (7)

20. Low sound from satel­lite un­fin­ished (3) 21. Me­dusa and Jill, end­lessly fleshy in form (9) 23. Switched roles by ap­pear­ing in a staid fash­ion (7) 24. Dull and shabby as boat looks with­out hy­dro­gen (5)

DOWN

1. Must com­pare, e.g, with such as are played on video (8,5) 2. Nip up for a gin cock­tail if wast­ing away (6)

3. An el­e­ment may not, in its con­struc­tion, be pos­si­ble (8) 4. It will com­pete with life as the French know it (3) 5. Chance a school­mas­ter turn­ing up with potas­sium (4) 6. Stake a lit­tle devil on the unit (6)

7. Ar­ro­gant when in­tox­i­cated, Andy might turn to it (4,3,6) 11. Some­thing imag­i­nary that could be made right (5) 13. Sold tea Derby was set out for (8)

15. Cool­ness with which MP can lob a miscellany (6) 16. Wing no one will hurry up to pro­vide (6)

19. It is partly open to a jolt (4)

22. Bird may pro­duce a short nar­ra­tive poem (3)

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