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Cryptic Crossword No. 18 by Cincinnus


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Across

Beatles, before Beatles prey on people (9)
Female left by Jack Ruby, say? (5)
Benefit from a disguise, reportedly (5)
10 Pampering insects, go to pot (9)
11 Number called for supporters by team (4,6)
12 Some redundant, extraneous words (4)
14 Weed by sea or at sea (7)
15 Troublemaker getting girl involved with men (7)
17 Cream was first drunk (7)
19 Kicked the bucket full of wine, as foretold (7)
20 News of Ulster setback (4)
22 Cook I mess about, not eating or drinking much (10)
25 Cat on gold plate in African port (9)
26 A letter is all the thanks you get! (5)
27 Salt intermingled? (5)
28 Land's End is impassable, it's revealed (9)
Down

Game birds cower (5)
Elia sang off key - just what the doctor ordered? (9)
Posh car commonly taken to a dance or a movie (10)
Derision for male lacking right garden feature (7)
Savings invested in Shell? (4,3)
Scots beloved by the Spanish prophet (4)
Innocent Selborne naturalist (5)
He tingled all over, having lost weight (9)
13 Lead, say, in a sort of band (5,5)
14 Do they fix things for theatrical high-fliers? (9)
16 Academic entertained by individualists - they're all capital people (9)
18 Graduates caught in the act may be sent down (7)
19 Old cars taken from compound at sunset (7)
21 Tail-end missing in aviation contest (5)
23 Bear in the witness-box (5)
24 Tags on sound tool (4)