Guardian cryp­tic cross­word

No 27,660

The Guardian - Journal - - Puzzles - set by Paul

Across

9 Fruit: a few squashes shat­tered crate (9)

10 A so­cial shame (5)

11 See 22

12 Keen to get type of melon in freezer (7)

13 Dance tour (4)

14 Fac­tory where fish­wife feeds birds (10)

16 Some­what head over heels, su­per­mod­els go doolally for a slip­per (3,4)

17 Filthy wet hole turns dry when raked back (7)

19 Marked dan­ger brand­ing a horse (10)

22,11 23 7, would you say? (4,7) 24 Ex­changes full of in­vec­tive, pri­mar­ily? (7)

25 Rec­ol­lec­tion of is­land mon­ster grip­ping a na­tion (7)

26 Board get­ting the nod in Stras­bourg — and fur­ther east? (5) 27 I cre­ate when in­tox­i­cated, pen­ning very ob­scure stuff (9)

Down

1 En­ter­tain­ment drawn from a game a lot, per­for­mance of red­coat wel­comed (8,7)

2 Sens­ing money, belt out to se­cure it (8)

3 English nov­el­ist fight­ing to be heard? (5)

4 Ma­jor route in shreds, moved away (8)

5 Get out snooker equip­ment shortly, then what’s on it? (6) 6 No­to­ri­ous wolf in­tro­duced to flock, any ewes ter­ri­fied! (5,4) 7 Ba­si­cally bit­ter wind up for worker out­doors (6)

8 Spirit of the Far East seen order­ing — this? (7,8)

15 States­man’s char­ity rolling in money once (9)

17 Force party to bind over lead­ers in crim­i­nal in­ves­ti­ga­tion (8) 18 Colonist pos­si­bly into homely trop­i­cal food (8)

20 Windy US soldier drop­ping trousers (6)

21 South Amer­i­can re­la­tions di­vided county (6)

23 In­de­pen­dent type left a note in the past (5)

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