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ACROSS

1 Ac­count by about 21 peo­ple

in court? (7)

5 Re­cover from fresh mir­a­cle (7)

9 Spon­ta­neous re­mark from Dis­trict At­tor­ney upset lawyers in Bos­ton, ini­tially (23)

10 Cause of in­crease in dam­age?

(9)

11 Spe­cial­ist al­most spoilt

niece’s en­counter (10)

12 Fish deep (4)

14 Pro­voke col­league from time

to time (12)

18 Re­sults ob­tained from

pris­oner with chains (12)

21 Bond ig­nor­ing fe­male with

di­a­monds, pre-owned (4)

22 Ap­peal again for re­hearsal

(10)

25 Put out fire – en­ter block (9)

26 Fi­nan­cial help re­jected by

one north­ern coun­try (5)

27 Do shout to limit male’s

sleep­ing (7)

28 Some get here safely in May?

(7)

DOWN

1 In­spire ar­ti­cle about what

fol­lows fu­neral (6)

2 Spir­i­tual leader lack­ing en­ergy

in chapel I roused (6)

3 Paper is after loan be­fore

ed­i­tor’s re­moved (10)

4 Go right in­side dis­rep­utable

bar (5)

5 Thought to take out large

meal (9)

6 Cleaner re­luc­tant to scrub

yard (4)

7 Be­fore noon, one Lib­eral

Demo­crat’s friendly (8)

8 Imag­i­na­tion Dis­ney stirred up

in­side me (5,3)

13 Un­set­tled at home and fed

up, I fool with ec­stasy (10)

15 A god­dess in­tended to be

heart­less for fun (9)

16 Os­car caught by cop­per and pos­si­bly spot­ted get­ting tied up (8)

17 Nuts aren’t about to worry

an­i­mal (8)

19 Toy in­stru­ment (6)

20 Bur­bank – a rather grip­ping

city (6)

23 Plane on time for get­to­gether (5)

24 Melody from Amer­i­can lifted

at­mos­phere (4)

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