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Cryptic Crossword

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SOLUTION

ACROSS: 1 Alexandrin­e. 9 Maturer. 10 Savaged. 11 Era. 12 Slither. 13 Betwixt. 14 Dip. 15 Yours. 17 Other. 18 Apron. 20 Dodge. 22 Amp. 24 Tractor. 25 Shotgun. 26 Lie. 27 Origami. 28 Perhaps. 29 Toffee apple.

DOWN: 1 Anti-imperialis­t. 2 Earthly. 3 Airer. 4 Disabused.

5 In vitro. 6 English language. 7 Amused. 8 Editor. 16 Underline. 18 Action. 19 Not half. 21 Ego trip. 23 Punish. 25 Sepia.

ACROSS:

1 Old parish priest is wearing French frills like a dandy (7)

5 Crikey! A student’s brought in protective footwear (6)

9 Liar managed on line to trap victor in competitio­n (7)

10 Letter good person kept in English stately home (7)

11 Conflict’s bitter after reversal (3)

12 Data storage unit once beat Jack perhaps (7,4)

13 Yankees collect old very big playthings (2-3)

14 Uni student stops applauding regular event for women (9)

16 Grinding gears tend to become separated (9)

17 Big Apple mayors do this, not firm (5)

19 What happens in Coop makes very little money (7,4)

22 Possess feathers, dropping 500 from top (3)

23 Good skills control reasonable racing vehicles (2-5)

24 Bright American doctor’s brought in fast (7)

26 It’s more idiotic or madder to avoid society (6)

27 Can use a keyboard to produce old picture (7)

DOWN:

1 Remote old physicist swaps diamonds for whiskey (7)

2 Poor stupid Ricky overspent touring Thailand (7-8)

3 The Italian left feeling unwell (3)

4 Amazingly handy barman? ( 5)

5 It could be dry enough for animal chasing hare (9)

6 Landowner’s den at the back of beyond (5)

7 Tom indicates you must be trained for TV show (9,6)

8 Dull impasse without end (6)

12 Italian course, tense one (5)

14 One who arranges ring next to other ear-rings (9)

15 Bitter, very dry, cold inside (5)

16 Confine, say, rash tipping (6)

18 Zane Grey worked around Texas initially, not on river (7)

20 Algerian city following king’s holy book (5)

21 Send up story about Charlie’s brilliant display (5)

25 Chief dispenses with internatio­nal crew (3)

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