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cryptic crossword

Across
1. Double-decker reversing in front of soldier's watercraft (9)
5. Sectarian salt dispenser (6)
10. Opposed to machine learning amid mental angst (7)
11. New York city – why to be crazy (7)
12. Decorate the edges of Eisenhower's cabinet (7)
13. Pain from broken arch in every second decade (7)
14. Withheld salary back to back – revenge (7)
15. Small person with Hansen's disease has extremely large mole (7)
23. Central tribunal interrupting commonplace payment (7)
24. Retired couple has turned lost, surpassed in sales (7)
25. A lighter shade back with Stack Exchange's recurrence (7)
26. Martin Shkreli's final cocktail (7)
27. Sneak up on agitated uprisers (8)
28. Collected fruit by Seine's banks (6)

Down
1. Honest delivery of funny lines (5-2)
2. Atlanta player, at heart everyday courage (7)
3. Failure to remember strange men in Asia (7)
4. Partially assemble Microsoft logos (7)
6. Writer finally double award recipient (7)
7. Walk back behind odd kennel leading to bone (7)
8. Chicken loses egg schedule (6)
9. Merchant to maintain emergency room under shop (11)
16. Ginger Middle-Earth duo housed in lively Shire (7)
17. Pastry in steam ship's beginnings (6)
18. Beer brand for Pulitzer winner (6)
19. Jolly horse has big head for first car part (6)
20. Some blossoms occasionally bring up the universe (6)
21. Watched by a journalist, a famous actor (6)
22. Vietnamese starting with partner in marriage council (6)

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Here is the completed crossword, combining my answers with those of Smock

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Here are the answers not obtained by Smock

Across

5.

Shaker

11

Bonkers = Yonkers (y $\rightarrow$ b)

12

Dresser = Dress + Eisenhower

13

Earache = decade + arch, rearranged

15

Sleeper = Leper + se (unsure on this one)

23

Tribute = Tri(bu)te

24

Outsold = Duo, reversed containing Lost, reversed

25

Relapse = Paler, reversed + SE

26

Martini = Martin + Shkreli

28

Sedate = Seine + date

Down

6.

Honoree?

7.

Kneecap = kennel + pace, reversed

8

Roster = Rooster - o

9

Storekeeper = Store + keep + E.R

16

Reddish = Shire, rearranged to include DD.

17

Starts = s + tart + s

18

Miller = Caroline Miller

19

Bumper = Jumper with b at the head.

20

Cosmos = Blossoms occasionally, reversed.

21

Stared = Star + ed

22

Soviet = SO + Vietnamese

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    $\begingroup$ Augh, 18d fits the clue but is not the correct answer... I've reworded the clue to avoid this. $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 2 at 12:12
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe Thanks, I seemed to be running into trouble with the associated across clues. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 2 at 12:14
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    $\begingroup$ One wrong: 22d. $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 2 at 14:13
  • $\begingroup$ @jafe, Ah yes, I thought it might be - fixed it now. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Apr 2 at 14:26
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Partial Answer

Across:

1. SubMarine (Bus + marine)
10. Against
14. Payback
27. Surprise

Down:

1. Stand Up
2. Bravery ?
3. Amnesia
4. Emblems

Will add more as I get them!

BTW:

I believe the use of the word mental to mean mixed up has been deprecated in several leading UK crossword setting publications. (Times/Telegraph)

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  • $\begingroup$ Re "mental": Wasn't aware of that. Thanks for letting me know. $\endgroup$ – jafe Apr 2 at 10:42

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