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Cryptic Crossword 30 by Cincinnus


crossword puzzle

Across

Hard Times? Never! Never-never! (4,5)
One who takes after beggarman (5)
Article about professional mason's garb (5)
10 Impartial aim (9)
11 Gluttony and anger I've to abandon? (10)
12 Democratic leader's the greatest artist (4)
14 23 from Venus (7)
15 The way in which cat turns out is embarrassing (5,2)
17 A Royal Navy vessel without a hooter (4,3)
19 Ask to be heard among singers (7)
20 Engrossed in military exercises (4)
22 Associates could make it fail-safe (10)
25 Conductor taking opera to province twice (9)
26 Should doctor quit in prolonged dry spell? (5)
27 Live comfortably after introduction to duchess (5)
28 Young lady with garment worn in Texas (9)

Down

She inspires a little sister at Oxford (5)
Desire, perhaps, to be trained in secret art? (9)
Newcomer making offer to infantry (10)
Bird list has to include duck (7)
Roman statesman given hollow sphere by Roman god (7)
The right sign for 1 across? (4)
One having business on a holiday island (5)
See me flip over unconditional inheritance (3,6)
13 Fellow creature turning up in quite famous book (3,7)
14 Last occupant of cell I scolded severely and set free (9)
16 Film with Brahms and Liszt hugging closely (4-5)
18 Having highballs with Dolittle's creator? (7)
19 First person - first person in Latin translation - must be first (7)
21 Beat with stick (5)
23 Laurel concealing a devil (5)
24 Lofty is beginning to tower over everyone (4)