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Cryptic Crossword 38 by Cincinnus


crossword puzzle

Across

Drink rum or eat wads (4,5)
Valley-born star (5)
Overtures from Arthur Sullivan, such as Iolanthe, could be very musical (5)
10 Put back check? Stop! (9)
11 Photographic supplies for garden show? (10)
12 Move on runway cheers team (4)
14 Having stopped working outside, everyone used the phone (7)
15 Book for variety show presented by doctor on TV (4,3)
17 Journalists get out of bed for a bit of exercise (5-2)
19 Stepwise in transit? (7)
20 Appear before King John (4)
22 Selfish lover finding flowers extremely sweet (10)
25 Before start of race punter is wealthier (6,3)
26 Gas makes one put on weight (5)
27 Last appearance of Henry VIII in German boat (5)
28 One who is thick-skinned rhymed cap with swap (9)

Down

Support the workforce (5)
Resort to anger after police officer gets run down (9)
Like an astronaut - White, possibly - with G reduced? (10)
Twisted spoke, so to speak (7)
Artist in East London joining a sort of coalition (7)
Brio - (4)
Antelope seen in two states (5)
Curry's taken further in Maryland (9)
13 Church council given report after smashing of icons (10)
14 Horse in Derby starting by fruit tree (6-3)
16 I see a worm turn. It's so boring! (9)
18 Characters from Aesop turning up for the first course? (3,4)
19 Peaceful theatre in World War II (7)
21 Choose one can opener or drinks dispenser (5)
23 Bill's unit? Mother Mary may let it be revealed (5)
24 Cuckoo sent home for a lark? (4)