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Across
1. Maybe Washington is major leader making economic system of America (10)
7. Uninitiated proposition to make Austen work (4)
9. A giant finally struck the last time (5)
10. Stone mineral supply (5)
11. For example, Elm Street is endless (4)
12. Speaker's reasonable price (4)
13. First woman seen inside extremely large bank (5)
14. Sing of retired evil creature working… (5)
16. …as characteristic person of all trades, without a fixed set showing restrictions (13)
19. Hawks reported identifying places for internees (5)
21. Catch girl with a bit of openness (5)
22. Powerful user of heartless mechanical helper (4)
23. Legend of siren losing flowery wreath (4)
24. Musketeer losing ring in a shoot-out (5)
25. Bestow upon Hugh an award (5)
26. Enthusiastic about institution not taking over beginners (4)
27. A saxophonist perhaps extremely deep in finish of sugar-coating (4,6)

Down
1. Face on old UK banknotes: the Prince of Wales turned inward (7,6)
2. Meeting top leader in Pennsylvania Avenue residence's opening (7)
3. Covered by jackets, a team's recurring experience (5)
4. A quite important concept in music is to cover up voice leading mistakes (parallel fifths) (8)
5. Mythological beings are part of summer folklore (7)
6. Story notes regularly dismissed by Harry's agent (6,7)
8. Signify average of unfriendly type (4)
10. Dry wine for a brief instant (3)
15. Slow down certain actor (8)
17. A gambler's supporter (7)
18. Joy from reproduction of Cats? Yes. (7)
19. Piece of clothing made of carbon and cereal (4)
20. Acronymic Swedes' original song! (3, abbr.)
21. Extremely likable girl is not banned (5)

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  • $\begingroup$ 20d is a very nice clue. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Feb 28 at 11:22
  • $\begingroup$ @hexomino Thanks! Glad you liked it. $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 28 at 11:46
  • $\begingroup$ Should 6d be enumerated as two words? $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Feb 28 at 16:37
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore Ah, you're right. I thought that's one word. Fixed now, thanks! $\endgroup$ – jafe Feb 28 at 17:44
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I think this is the completed crossword

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Clue Explanations (thanks to Tom for figuring out the missing pieces in the comments)

Across
1. CAPITAL + IS + M(ajor)
7. (l)EMMA
9. AT LAS(t) (t is struck)
10. ST + ORE
11. s(TREE)t
12. Sounds like FAIR, price is the def.
13. EVE inside L(arg)E
14. (ORC)* + ON (figured out by Tom)
16. TRAIT + JACK inside inside SET + S
19. Sounds like SELLS (Hawks), places for internees is the def (thanks again to Tom).
21. LASS + O
22. RO(b)OT
23. LORE(lei)
24. anagram of A SHOOT without O
25. triple def
26. Institution Not Taking Over
27. (suga)R + (DEEP)* + LAYER


Down
1. CHARLES is the Prince of Wales + (INWARD)*
2. PA + L(eader) + AVE + R(esidence)
3. (jack)ETS A T(eam) <
4. INTER + V + (mist)A(kes) + (para)L(lel)
5. sum(MER FOLK)lore
6. TALE + N(o)T(e)S + POTTER
8. triple def
10. double def
15. STALL + ONE
17. A BETTOR
18. (CATS YES)*
19. C + OAT
20. S(wedes) O(riginal) S(ong), &lit refers to ABBA
21. L(ikabl)E + GAL

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  • $\begingroup$ Not getting the anagram indicator in 27 A rot13(Rkgerzryl QRRC pyhrf QC, Fb jurer qb gur RR'f va gur nafjre pbzr sebz?) $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Feb 28 at 16:33
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    $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore Yes, it made me pause alright but I couldn't see any other possibility than viewing "extremely" as an anagrind. $\endgroup$ – hexomino Feb 28 at 16:45
  • $\begingroup$ Ok, I was thinking I was missing something. $\endgroup$ – Chris Cudmore Feb 28 at 17:45
  • $\begingroup$ @ChrisCudmore Yeah, the intention there was to use "extremely" as an anagrind ("in a radical way", not "relating to outermost parts"). The anagrind list I usually refer to doesn't contain that one, and it's often used as a different kind of indicator, so maybe it's not the best choice. Especially when there are so many to choose from. $\endgroup$ – jafe Mar 3 at 13:53

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