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Grid in plaintext

This is a cylindrical cryptic crossword. Some "across" clues go beyond the right-hand edge of the grid and continue from the left-hand side. The black part between the two vertical bars is the actual grid; a few columns on both sides have been duplicated in gray as visualization aids.

Across
1. Pssht, precipitation? It's quite rare in this place (7)
5. Societal group I call mostly traditional (9)
10. Guidance for arranging trip south (9)
11. Faces of half a dozen wise men (7)
12. Restriction on imports? Abandon ship, get on board another ship (7)
14. Everything I got: a lousy river reptile (9)
15. Tiny sample? China it up! I'll illustrate "writing from the East" (11)
17. Former lover I almost allowed to drive out (5)
18. Health resort in European country (5)
19. Delicate, graciously opening object (5)
20. In philosophy, Dracula is a scary monster (5)
21. Desert's temperature dropped; opinions? (5)
22. Radio host Howard's steely rear (5)
23. Swift strike to capture Palestine's capital (5)

Down
1. Entertaining capital of Guinea-Bissau, rats playing instruments (4,7)
2. Reportedly top cause for betrayal (4,7)
3. People from the south violently assault Iran (11)
4. Finally, clean air comes down to low-lying kingdom (11)
5. 7 down's experiment subject: 100 anarchist extremists (3)
6. Rack up, snooker league player – finals taking place near Iowa (5)
7. Prize-winning Austrian vocalist's captivating broken chord (11)
8. Adam's son is smart, getting competent, showing command at sea (11)
9. In the 50s, Adam's wife was in command? That's sensible (5-6)
13. Easily offended Welshman perhaps forgetting a story (7)
16. Hookup number in university on the rise (5)

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    $\begingroup$ @MrSethward There are three ways that I know of: save the image and fill it in an image editor, copy the plaintext grid from the link and fill it in a text editor, or manually recreate the grid in a program you prefer and fill there. There is no mechanism for filling crossword grids directly on this site, unfortunately. $\endgroup$ – jafe Jul 10 at 8:22
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    $\begingroup$ I have an excel file pre-prepared, with all the cells set to have the same length and width. However, it's still not optimal, as the filling of black cells is still manual :( $\endgroup$ – oAlt Jul 10 at 8:29
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks guys for the suggestions. The method of filling out isn't the hardest or most fun part anyway. :) $\endgroup$ – MrSethward Jul 10 at 8:30
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    $\begingroup$ Great idea! I now eagerly await a toroidal puzzle. $\endgroup$ – chasly - reinstate Monica Jul 10 at 13:17
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    $\begingroup$ @DarrelHoffman 3D cryptics definitely exist :) $\endgroup$ – jafe Jul 10 at 16:26
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Ended up filling out on a PDF editor this round, not very pretty, apologies.

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I will fill out the clue interpretations soon, but I am not clear on two, and don't think I have them correct. My first finished cryptic, been training a bit on them as I'm living for the first time in the UK for lockdown ha!

ACROSS

A1. Pssht, precipitation? It's quite rare in this place (7)

Bah! Rain!? Not much of that in BAHRAIN

A5. Societal group I call mostly traditional (9)

Our societal group of CLASS + most of I CAL gives us CLASSICAL, meaning traditional

A10. Guidance for arranging trip south (9)

Rearrange trip south for some guidance or TUTORSHIP

A11. Faces of half a dozen wise men (7)

6 or VI, a half dozen SAGES gives us VISAGES meaning faces

A12. Restriction on imports? Abandon ship, get on board another ship (7)

Abandon EMBark and get on another ship, the ARGO, for EMBARGO, a restriction on imports

A14. Everything I got: a lousy river reptile (9)

All (everything) + I + GATO (mixed up) + R for river, which also could be part of the definition of ALLIGATOR

A15. Tiny sample? China it up! I'll illustrate "writing from the East" (11)

LILLIPUTIAN

A17. Former lover I almost allowed to drive out (5)

Ex + I LEt gives us EXILE, meaning to drive out

A18. Health resort in European country (5)

Spa + in gives SPAIN

A19. Delicate, graciously opening object (5)

TH

A20. In philosophy, Dracula is a scary monster (5)

In philosopHY, DRAcula, we have HYDRA, a scary monster

A21. Desert's temperature dropped; opinions? (5)

Thanks to @hexomino, if we drop Temperature from our opinions, STANDS, we get SANDS

A22. Radio host Howard's steely rear (5)

Howard STERN, steely is a song by Marnie STERN, STERN means steely and STERN means rear of a boat

A23. Swift strike to capture Palestine's capital (5)

Swift strike is RAID around P for RAPID

DOWN

D1. Entertaining capital of Guinea-Bissau, rats playing instruments (4,7)

Mixing around the heads of GUinea-BISSA, RATS, we get some nice BASS GUITARS to play!

D2. Reportedly top cause for betrayal (4,7)

Thanks to @oAlt, height (top) reason (cause) reportedly sounds like HIGH TREASON!

D3. People from the south violently assault Iran (11)

Rearrange assault Iran to get the very southern AUSTRALIANS

D4. Finally, clean air comes down to low-lying kingdom (11)

cleaN ETHER LANDS in the NETHERLANDS

D5. 7 down's experiment subject: 100 anarchist extremists (3)

C (100) Anarchist Terrorists in Schrodinger's CAT experiment

D6. Rack up, snooker league player – finals taking place near Iowa (5)

Finals taking place near Iowa -> two letter code AI, and thanks to @Gareth, last letters of snookeR leaguE playeR. All backwards, to give AIRER, meaning rack

D7. Prize-winning Austrian vocalist's captivating broken chord (11)

SINGER swallows whole chord rearranged to CHROD to get SCHRODINGER, the Austrian physicist who won the 1933 Nobel Prize in Physics!

D8. Adam's son is smart, getting competent, showing command at sea (11)

Adam's son CAIN gets APT, CAPTAINSHIP

D9. In the 50s, Adam's wife was in command? That's sensible (5-6)

EVE surrounded by L (50s) HEADED us on the way to LEVEL HEADED

D13. Easily offended Welshman perhaps forgetting a story (7)

a BRIT forgetting a TaLE makes them BRITTLE, easy to offend

D16. Hookup number in university on the rise (5)

One in UNIversity hooks up with ON for a UNION

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    $\begingroup$ Ninjaed, but only because I'm still trying to figure out 21a :-). My guess at the desert isn't quite the same as yours, for what it's worth, but I expect we're both wrong; at any rate, I haven't yet found anything that fits anything. 6d's wordplay is pretty complicated; it's rot13(ynfg yrggref bs "fabbxre yrnthr cynlre", cyhf VN, nyy erirefrq). $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 10 at 9:35
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    $\begingroup$ I think 21A is rot13(FNAQF juvpu vf FGNAQF (bcvavbaf) jvgu G (grzcrengher) qebccrq) $\endgroup$ – hexomino Jul 10 at 9:51
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    $\begingroup$ I normally post solution and wordplay explanations together. Don't feel guilty about posting with a couple of clues unexplained; that's perfectly OK. (I don't mind being ninjaed and it's not like I'm hurting for Meaningless Internet Points.) And yes, well spotted @hexomino! $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 10 at 10:36
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    $\begingroup$ (To expand on the posting-with-a-bit-unexplained thing: I will always make a good-faith effort to solve everything myself, but once I'm convinced that I'm not going to figure out the last bit in a reasonable time I don't mind posting an answer with a bit missing.) $\endgroup$ – Gareth McCaughan Jul 10 at 10:37
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    $\begingroup$ Great puzzle @jafe! And excellent solution! I think 5-down might be better explained as rot13(P (100) + (N)anepuvf(G) (gur rkgerzvfgf bs "nanepuvfg")). $\endgroup$ – Jeremy Dover Jul 10 at 14:26

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