Guardian cryp­tic crossword

No 27,713 set by Brum­mie

The Guardian - Journal - - Puzzles -

Across 1 Pe­riod fur­ni­ture sched­ule (9) 6 Toot­sie’s pay (4)

8 Idle Amer­i­can Lib­eral sup­porter needs muz­zle! (8)

9 Bar af­ter C sharp (6) 10 Townswoman on the out­skirts of Los An­ge­les mak­ing records (6) 11 Stop run­away boar col­lid­ing with num­ber of spec­ta­tors (8)

12 Feel­ing smart? Make an of­fer (6) 15 Real sex­ist en­ter­tainer on the in­side (8)

16 Pas­sage from never-end­ing TV soap about bar (8)

19 Ex­otic in­sect is most par­tic­u­lar (6)

21 Small per­son failed MOT — hav­ing to seek a lift (3,5)

22 Takes an exam to in­clude fin­ished ex­er­cises (3-3)

24 Be­fore ex­tra time starts, Mark gets card (6)

25 Doc­tor fi­nally in­ter­venes in chronic ail­ment, end­ing in death (8)

26 Takes back gun (4)

27 In gen­eral, bustling court fig­ure (9) Down

1 Aim to be an in­struc­tor (5)

2 Doc­tor eat­ing ev­ery last bit, given a recipe for duck (7) 3 Euro­pean flower mar­ket’s ul­ti­mate su­gar con­fec­tion? No re­sis­tance! (5)

4 Se­cure plum in cases (7)

5 Trip when dancing on cruise, hav­ing snatched a kiss (9)

6 Load car­ried by fa­ther fig­ure (7) 7 Im­plicit qual­ity of pub­lic units (9) 13 Dis­mal sci­en­tist: “Dy­na­mite to in­comes!” (9)

14 Flag — Reuters wrong about dates (3,6)

17 Nasty tear on doll (snapped again?) (7)

18 De­scrip­tive of K-9’s pinch of the ear (7)

20 Press piece’s a bit of a plant? (7) 22 One’s cap­ti­vated by star-shaped fea­ture of fluted col­umn (5) 23 Penny, dead dishy thing (5)

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