Prize cross­word

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ACROSS

1 Ran off with pink gins and items on ta­ble (6,5)

9 Con­sole rest over heart­less earl (5)

10 Guy and pal try it, des­per­ate to find per­son re­spon­si­ble (6,5)

11 By mid­night one’s cut quar­ters to nib­ble (4)

14 Nick cleans end first (5)

16 Metal in re­mark­able con­di­tion (7)

17 Cost as high? Re­duced in store (5)

18 Not last dress, keen to get this num­ber (6)

19 Wide crack runs across piano at home (6)

22 Lifted back on chair by one’s nurse (5)

23 Not a ve­hi­cle left, oddly – fe­male alone (7)

24 Prayer for King Ge­orge at ser­vice (5)

25 Re­gard books as stolen goods (4)

26 Par­tic­u­lar tulip cousin de­vel­oped (11)

29 In same case, formed a union – na­tional (5)

30 Cen­tral bank has this grand en­trance and an­tique cool­ness (4,7)

DOWN

1 With small shed, lad­der gives us trou­ble (3)

2 Greet­ing on first page in let­ter from abroad (3)

3 Wear­ing tie out­side, nap­ping – cu­ri­ous (11)

4 Toper is stag­ger­ing to counter (7)

5 Less so­cially skilled one (no in­tro­duc­tion) wants to de­part in car (7)

6 Yan­kee laid by bet­ting agent (3)

7 Empty unit be­hind a build­ing (11)

8 Up­set by oc­cu­pants of other home, re­veal a se­cret (4,3,4)

12 Ex­pert will give it lick to taste (6,5)

13 Frank aims to meet chap by Post Of­fice around one (5-6)

15 Shoes or­dered, lass replied (11)

20 Feel hun­gry? Girl adding large waf­fle (7)

21 Cover pro­vided to­tal pro­tec­tion for of­fi­cer (7)

26 Ex­er­cise force but have limit (3)

27 Per­haps one of eight to fly, first to go (3)

28 Bishop has one let­ter read out (3)

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