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Cryptic Crossword

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SOLUTION

ACROSS: 1 Renegotiat­es. 8 Excreta. 9 Idiotic. 11 Cuttlefish. 12 Silo. 14 Kilowatt. 16 Humeri. 17 Ire. 19 Encore. 21 Yearlong. 24 Imam. 25 Diminuendo. 27 Guiders. 28 Epitome.

29 Sense of smell..

DOWN: 1 Recital. 2 Needlework. 3 Graffiti. 4 Thirst. 5 Axis. 6 Entwine. 7 Peacekeepi­ng. 10 Cooling tower. 13 Subroutine. 15 Try. 18 Eeriness. 20 Cyanide. 22 Own goal. 23 Fiasco. 26 Fees.

ACROSS:

6 What solver’s stableboy can do, but not so fast (4,4,6)

9 Irishman meets Anglicans for psychic meeting (6)

10 Turn away a story about eruption of Etna (8)

11 Improved fitness when cutting grass (8)

13 Current way of operating with the German navy (6)

15 Doctor tried working with old cutter (6)

17 A Republican covers every point in reply (6)

19 Comic bear’s not half rude and impudent (6)

20 College poetry that embraces everything (8)

22 Find two IDS containing zero, first of three (8)

24 Square meal on round base? American gets stuck in (6)

26 Good book suggesting how to get over sin? (7,7)

DOWN:

1 Cook I brought in to perform about four for boss (5,9)

2 Informatio­n covers large feature in the Highlands (4)

3 Solved clue about unknown minute public building (6)

4 Board convenor initially congratula­tes his pilot for one (8)

5 Architect’s flyer (4)

7 Some shrug and applaud state of Africa (6)

8 Record prizes enhanced unit in new business area (10,4)

12 Leather exuding hydrogen compound (5)

14 Search for water maybe with some medicine bottles (5)

16 One’s unlikely to come first or to accept varied duties (8)

18 Eg Holst (or Mahler) blast bible (6)

21 Significan­ce of politician and soldiers in city centre (6)

23 Rewarded individual in home (4)

25 Like heart of Kalahari desert (4)

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