Guardian cryptic cross­word

No 27,715 set by Boat­man

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Across

9 Num­ber one from one of two (5) 10 He no­ticed creep­ing de­struc­tion of cultural iden­tity (9)

11 Re­jected word­play qui­etly sent back by Paul or edited (9) 12 Tran­sient prime (5)

13 Prime sus­pect in deal with Govern­ment (7)

15 Per­haps fire English work­ers al­lowed out­side (7)

17 Boat­man fin­ishes ar­ti­cle on primes (5)

18 Name­less type of paint, the first to mark wood (3)

20 Pro­posal from cock­ney woman (5)

22 So, prime sus­pect is to swear oath? (7)

25 Go back to EU, gen­er­ally friend­less in re­treat (7)

26 They could kill & maim, say (5) 27 Teach two nurses to take on part of the cross­word (9)

30 Per­haps us­ing skis, with the French slopes around them (5-4) 31 Prime made out to in­clude an­other (5)

Down

1 All pos­si­ble orders of prime num­bers (4)

2 Boat­man’s helm is prime mover about tack­ing east at first (8) 3 Spring and Fall (4) 4 Wrap lead­ing edge (add less if tur­bu­lent) (8)

5 Prime im­peach­ment (6)

6 Trump’s usual re­sponse to crit­i­cism, Don­ald’s lead­er­ship head­ing off trou­ble twice as stock in­dex falls one point (6,4)

7 Lim­ited by metal cas­ing in com­put­ers etc (6)

8 Per­haps a prime, cut from cube ef­fi­ciently (4)

13 En­joy your­self! I’ve gone out to get drunk (3,2)

14 Be alive in time to be re­born for cer­tain (10)

16 Prime ev­ery other T-shirt, even (5)

19 Preach new re­al­ism about love (8) 21 Sawn-off gun raised: it is held by prime sus­pect on run (8)

23 Be­trays no hid­ing place for any­thing less than a pound (6) 24 Prime and ir­ra­tional num­ber? Large primes can’t be this (6) 26 Prime num­ber — up to zero (4) 28 Heart­less vis­i­tor de­liv­ers blow (4) 29 Zero is new fac­tor for all primes (4)

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