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Cryptic Crossword No. 13




Across

Conflict in publicity for Oscar, Tony, etc. (6)
Resolute detectives in action (7)
Dim throne set where Norwegian monarchs are proclaimed (9)
10 Bull's introduction to bankrupt bear (5)
11 Plant in the shade (5)
12 Order scones for King Edward? (9)
13  Toff at home holding a flower (7)
15 Cryptic clue (1 down) for old mathematician (6)
17 Young bird or seal we hear (6)
19 Wasted duke to seek election with Livingstone (7)
22 Crazy people try to halt revolution (9)
24 Skimpy garment from the centre of Manchuria introduced to Chinese society (5)
26 A letter from the borders of Transylvania (5)
27 A French river must be experienced (9)
28 Hot burnt residue is on hot pot (7)
29 That's peculiar: not even Italy misses Al (6)
Down

Number used by mathematicians to align misalignment (7)
Bikini, for example, completely covering both ends of torso (5)
Putting two and two together - that's subtraction (9)
Short skirt confiscated by female teacher in Scotland (7)
Coriolan overture with proficient conductor (5)
Portion of bird provided by beater (9)
American bread for one eating nothing (6)
Signal: "Go to jail" (6)
14 People against any work by a writer of detective stories (3-6)
16 Opposed monarch included out (9)
18 Excessive feeling constrains some heart (3,4)
19 Aristocrat originally involved in foul deeds? (2,4)
20 Sounding chivalrous whenever it's dark? (7)
21 Queer whisky (6)
23 Military dress helping to make a sheikh a king (5)
25 Footnote symbols indicating some worthwhile books for looking up? (5)