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Cryptic Crossword No. 17




Across

If definite, the recital is fixed (7)
Bishop, opposition leader, sculptor, composer (7)
10 Seafront centre hairstyle (4)
11 Everyone enters fish trade? Nonsense! (10)
12 Fine woven fabric for tailored suits with fine finish (6)
13 Misfortune: having one pound not readily converted into cash (8)
14 Type of sketch taken from thin album (9)
16 Beastly sound? No sound! (5)
17 A team apart (5)
19 East wind leading to death or removal of rock, perhaps? (9)
23 Social worker entering factory with a scarf covering head and shoulders (8)
24 Alarm about Northern Ireland tax (6)
26 Nicely critical - as if studio would be worried (10)
27 Debatable topic broached after beastly noise (4)
28 Make wavy cover for something straight each day (3,4)
29 Symposium presented by a Greek character in 10 (5-2)
Down

Disreputable (but attractive) fliers and swimmers (7)
Islamic leader studies religious art (5)
Hannibal the Carthaginian's last stand in church (7)
Writer getting nothing right, fortunately (6)
Unruly boy I quell in a roundabout way (9)
A household chore that is decreasing? (7)
Runner or dramatist in play (13)
15 Chewed over half-warmed fish outside gallery (9)
18 Stately bird - for example, one brought up in Dorset (7)
20 A performer taking part is terrible in part (7)
21 Capital letters in biro in a novel (7)
22 Solemn undertaking to abstain from drinking a toast (6)
25 In San Francisco Mickey Mouse is amusing (5)