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Cryptic Crossword No. 6




Across

Essay about object that's fashionable (6)
Capital containing a hospital for outcasts (7)
Very clever fish ain't at sea (9)
10 An island's turning black (5)
11 Follow headless queens around (5)
12 Show disapproval by taking carriage as a sort of practical joke (5,4)
13 So deep in thought one's absorbed - nobody will play with one (7)
15 A drink with a head (6)
17 Appalled - but helping to make Branagh a star (6)
19 Present course (7)
22 Two chaps like some medieval legends (9)
24 Philanthropist retiring for the good of France (5)
26 Letter from Greek graduate - it has four sides (5)
27 King accompanied by aerial artist (9)
28 Bird discovered by dramatist outside Los Angeles (7)
29 Nothing on listed building? (4-2)
Down

Bill allows some medicine (7)
England's first team takes both ends outdoors (5)
Self-indulgent life of fool upset by musical (5,4)
Crushing remark that's recorded (3-4)
After religious instruction, heaven appears unsafe (5)
Purple and gold mixture of beer and gin (9)
Look round shelter, being ready for bed (6)
Religious teacher with time for timid person (6)
14 Prescribed bedtime in lands abroad (6,3)
16 Latin verbal adjective given rude translation (9)
18 Kitchen order: stir in flour, possibly (7)
19 Clergymen preserve prodigal son? (6)
20 Cry in the field though little colleague is content (5-2)
21 Spanish-speaking area of city - except for a Portuguese-speaking city (6)
23 Sort of blume? Sort of bloom! (5)
25 Container containing a small container (5)