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Cryptic crossword No 28,777 | Crosswords

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Across

  1. 9

    In effect, leads from Tristan and Isolde very emotional after a Wagner piece? (9)

  2. 10

    Mock exam occasionally set that’s tricky (5)

  3. 11

    Back to university following common cold (5)

  4. 12

    Shows testicles at the front: small trunks (3,6)

  5. 13

    Exercise to become hard when tender at one time (7)

  6. 14

    Race around motorway? This might catch it (7)

  7. 17

    About to tackle husband wearing the eau de Cologne? (5)

  8. 19

    Bits in random access for computer (3)

  9. 20

    Drugs running in both directions cross county (5)

  10. 21

    English public school’s opening grounds (7)

  11. 22

    Mostly shout loudly to get hotel page? This one? (7)

  12. 24

    Cleared out jumble sale held by strange number from church (9)

  13. 26

    I do start to see figures (5)

  14. 28

    Conservative with shock lead (5)

  15. 29

    Ignore ads: terribly pompous (9)

Down

  1. 1

    Washer might go through this hole in drain (4)

  2. 2

    Tries to take in tailor’s top suit (6)

  3. 3

    Relaxed cryptic setter in a state of financial security? (4,6)

  4. 4

    Runs down slope: is step ungainly? (6)

  5. 5

    That woman at supermarket has Covid; initially family shields like this (8)

  6. 6

    Chase hard with the rest in front (4)

  7. 7

    Republican one fires rifles (8)

  8. 8

    Studies points following detective’s case (4)

  9. 13

    Prince, idiot to break down (5)

  10. 15

    Time to dump date: kiss at the back for thrills (10)

  11. 16

    Military Intelligence wrong over mistake (3-2)

  12. 18

    Break hip: travel for replacement (8)

  13. 19

    Put out a smiling shot (8)

  14. 22

    Tramp having appropriate hippy place to put money? (6)

  15. 23

    Curse as Home Office loves to host party? (6)

  16. 24

    Sailor’s flag at sea (4)

  17. 25

    Wrap samosa: rice stuffing (4)

  18. 27

    Great, no parking! One will charge (4)

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