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Cryptic crossword No 28,467


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Across

  1. 1

    Araucaria’s £500 crossword? (6,6)

  2. 9

    In a blog entry, one gets put forward (5)

  3. 10

    Bike part from Benin? True, surprisingly (5,4)

  4. 11

    Whimsically remove 19’s county from state (7)

  5. 12

    Teams of 6 making a comeback (7)

  6. 13

    Unintended eating from tins is back happening? Not at home (10)

  7. 15

    Flyer billed at length by hotel (4)

  8. 18

    Rook? It’s a bird (4)

  9. 19

    Who am I, off with sister on vacation in Clare, perhaps? (10)

  10. 22

    Am I nuts swimming in this? Yes (7)

  11. 24

    Suffering ups and downs, as extremely nervous? (7)

  12. 25

    Long-winded government-speak? Floundering fleabag fibs regularly (9)

  13. 26

    Le Bon compilation? Great! (5)

  14. 27

    Eight Miles High? One’s in this guitar shop, playing before … (12)

Down

  1. 1

    … beginning to smoke a chillum (new variety) (5,4)

  2. 2

    Tweeter is Greek character with thick hair? (8)

  3. 3

    Deport half of 11 out of 12 shortly (5)

  4. 4

    Writer was angry, maybe about Thackeray hero (9)

  5. 5

    Readjusted to show zip (OED) (6)

  6. 6

    Leftover unpalatable Scotch egg, primarily indicating a bad egg (5)

  7. 7

    Cards passed around (6)

  8. 8

    Positive indications in last of many letters (6)

  9. 14

    Fish head removed by daughter during party? That’s bold stuff (7-2)

  10. 16

    Bottom spot, with blistering pace: ultimately just last on the buzzer (9)

  11. 17

    Pair of coppers employed for a trivial sum (8)

  12. 18

    Manages to understand both Sun and Times (4,2)

  13. 20

    Maybe 19’s fate, after swallowing two tablets (6)

  14. 21

    Bloomer occurring more regularly, we hear (6)

  15. 23

    Ineligible female included in squad (5)

  16. 24

    Sort of jazz dance covered by black European (5)



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