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Cryptic Crossword

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SOLUTION

ACROSS: 1 Coconut. 5 Ottawa. 9 Arsenic. 10 Impulse. 11 Sue. 12 Sitka spruce. 13 Chino. 14 Swordsman. 16 Cash crops. 17 Bound. 19 Unremittin­g. 22 Tea. 23 Maestri. 24 Article. 26 Eyeful. 27 Egghead.

DOWN: 1 Classic. 2 Cosmetic surgery. 3 Nun. 4 Tacit. 5 Oviparous. 6 Top-up. 7 Walrus moustache. 8 Demean. 12 Stoic. 14 Show trial. 15 Debug. 16 Chummy. 18 Dead end. 20 Motif. 21 Image. 25 Tug.

ACROSS:

1 Frenchman received a setback after one haggles again (12)

8 Old Greek islander cut waste material (7)

9 Stupid individual follows papers to do with hearing (7)

11 Mollusc gashed itself badly at harbour (10)

12 Grain store’s demolished, some of it upended (4)

14 Power unit briefly seized by dockworker­s (8)

16 Partially exhume rigid bits of skeleton (6)

17 Anger republic losing land (3)

19 Repeat performanc­e once annoyed engineers (6)

21 Nearly go nuts from one January to the next (8)

24 I’m a leader of mosque (4)

25 Vague hint (name missing) becoming quieter (10)

27 Old Dutch ready to oust student leaders of youth groups (7)

28 Stewed pie, in my view, is a perfect example (7)

29 Selfless men trained to preserve old perfumier’s faculty (5,2,5)

DOWN:

1 Almost remember to cover Italian music performanc­e (7)

2 Lack employment? Introduce the French craft of sewing (10)

3 Joe hires service suitable for writing on walls (8)

4 Strong desire’s rare in this temperatur­e (6)

5 Coalition of people carriers wanting leader (4)

6 Went running in east — some climbers do it (7)

7 UN job — looking round each church front in Kosovo (12)

10 Power station feature, popular in Welsh peninsula, curbs temperatur­e (7,5)

13 Some software disrupts bus tour in Spain (10)

15 Hear score at Murrayfiel­d (3)

18 Groom is serene, mysterious character (8)

20 Toxic substance spoiling nice day (7)

22 Lagoon badly swamps wicket, hence embarrassi­ng score (3,4)

23 Mafia’s conspiring to conceal disaster (6)

26 Escapes without student charges (4)

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