Cryp­tic cross­word

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ACROSS

1 Cel­e­brates danc­ing round

pi­ano, up­right (11)

10 Cof­fee or tea, we hear, in­side

old con­tainer (5)

11 Re­port of frozen del­uge

cre­at­ing vi­sion prob­lem (9)

12 Cor­rect cur­rent slang for

‘beg­gar’ (9)

13 Epic poem is long. It’s also

dull, ini­tially (5)

14 United trained to take on

New­cas­tle fi­nally … (6)

16 … Bury fac­ing new wingers

from Arse­nal in­side (8)

18 Ex­cess praise one’s Queen

re­jected (8)

20 Con­sent from top ad­mit­ting

Church doc­trine’s first (6)

23 Suitor with re­ac­tion to

in­nu­endo (5)

24 Handy gear for re­lo­cat­ing

plant (9)

26 Im­prove con­di­tions spread­ing

deeper love end­lessly (9)

27 East River cap­sized craft (5)

28 Kill like elite force with crime

de­stroyed (11)

DOWN

2 Scoffed feta at beano,

reg­u­larly (5)

3 Force to ac­cept this com­piler

twist­ing propo­si­tion (7)

4 Em­peror about right to hold

tide back (6)

5 Warn­ing of drink round

around time (8)

6 Row about dodgy art for

gents, per­haps (7)

7 Weapons and hel­mets for war

at sea (5-8)

8 Light play­ing in ar­cade (8)

9 Pure, nat­u­ral duet mov­ing

jour­nal­ist (13)

15 Bolts sailors do on empty

decks (8)

17 A small room turned up

around lobby – heaven! (8)

19 Drops con­tain­ing skin of

elder ex­tracts (7)

21 Pun­ish Con­ser­va­tive over race

(7)

22 Ex­perts of French ex­er­cise a

school head em­braces (6)

25 Maudling ran Trea­sury

ac­cept­ing gift (5)

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