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Cryptic Crossword No. 20 by Cincinnus


crossword

Across

Direct a girl to be perfectly honest (8,2,1,3)
10 Topping item, always resplendent adorning heads (5)
11 Cock-and-bull story about revised script? It may be discounted (4,5)
12 Conductor seen in the morning behind a tree (7)
13 Gibbons in Florida? (7)
14 Shoot a descendant (5)
16 Chow chow chow? (3-3-3)
19 Alabama is in one country or another (9)
20 Contraltos can take part in opera (5)
22 Intend appearing in torn clothing (7)
25 Face caught without a hint of expression, in a manner of speaking (7)
27 Seen in advance - Preston's first football manager joining United (9)
28 Turner going backwards and forwards (5)
29 Roman construction wasn't routine (3,2,1,4,4)
Down

Essays about old plays (9)
A laundry is flooded (5)
Fashion model glad to get first prize (4,5)
Trojan leader climbing mountain with poet (5)
One coming in to oust humble petitioner (9)
European heard to condescend (5)
Soon given new role in English (7)
Artist displaying a little bed surrounded by dog-ends? (6)
15 Dismembered - no ear, wing or tongue (9)
17 Reckless lady urged cautiously (9)
18 Girl going to heart of Sussex to register as nonconformist (9)
19 Roman general with a firm hold on the borders of Phrygia (7)
21 Sweet T? (6)
23 Perfect trader's profession (5)
24 Contemptible person, we hear, being drawn (5)
26 Director or school head absent (5)