No 17,054 WIN £500
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1 Day with swirling fog outwardly imperilling hardfought air combat (8) 5 Military assistant splitting chart is impulsive (6) 9 British outlet with supports for pub workers (8) 10 Fine wool kept by farmer in Orkney (6) 12 Independent trader reduced by 50 per cent plan (4) 13 Start to bring a gloss about commercial set of posts? (10) 15 Object to corrupt trade in wealth (4,3,4,2) 19 Supportive and approving by the sound of it (13) 23 Pretension developing in kitchen accessories (3-7) 25 Old boy with ordinary pounds and ancient coin (4) 28 Wait to alter role when holding appeal (6) 29 Particular amount not quite represented (8) 30 Reg returns after excavation with heavy equipment (6) 31 Naively trusting Yankee protected by wee Eddy surprisingly (4-4)
1 Scattered bits of rubbish close to here among varied birds (6) 2 Yellow-flowered shrub found in Worthing or Selsey (5) 3 Man beginning to inspect delivery vehicle (4) 4 Surprisingly hardy conservationists have discharge pipe in a street? (7) 6 Turn away a carer for pets? About right (5) 7 Shed tears about hard ace in ground showing deception (9) 8 Mark goods (8) 11 Show great anger with sign of pollution (4) 14 Husband facing trouble in frozen rain (4) 15 Tough director and scholar engaged in finale (9) 16 Colour found in house at intervals (3) 17 This person’s in the morning a prayer leader (4) 18 Wrecked economy with time left in southeast Germany (8) 20 Man usually in order? (4) 21 Look after rough turn supported by Scottish musician (7) 22 Journalist after lie is shown up is full of joy (6) 24 Work of art showing knight, maybe (5) 26 Busy type on network affected by drink? (5) 27 Second Scottish runner has to remain in place (4)
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