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Filled grid: Brief explanations: Across 13. While offense may be overlooked, repeat offenders will be banned (7) 14. The guard started to ring the alarm (7) 15. Stuffing into a stereo appliance (7) 19. A surprisingly mature beginner (7) 20. A spit fed on the runway (7) 21. Street next to singer Blunt's orange property (2 5) 25. Which of thesis well ...


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Grid: Theme: Explanations: ACROSS DOWN Credit where due: my explanations for 8a, 18a, and 12d needed some adjustment; thanks to the OP for setting me straight.


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The finished grid: Clue explanations: A few comments:


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edited - thanks to @jafe for the alternative suggestion on #4.


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The solved grid: The assembly process:


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Partial answer The Russian desman After much staring and thinking and dictionary-trawling I remain confused by 8d, which I can't make any sense of either as a p.d. or as an ordinary clue. [EDITED to add: M Oehm figured it out; see below.] Grids: Explanations: Credit where due:


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The grid: The clues:


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Grid: The p.d. answers are all Wordplay explanations:


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Grid: The printer's devilry theme is: 1 Grandson to Isaac Newton, son to filmmaker Barry (8) 5 Selling a product of ale? Sue for a higher price (6) 9 Sport follower entertained by an awfully tired racing driver (8) 10 Showered, readin' comic (6) 11 Particle destroying a cat (3) 12 You and Lizzy running to get opening frame in football club, which is ...


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The solved grid: Clue explanations: Thoughts:


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The postman can bring Grids: Explanations of crossword clues: Credit where due: I had to abandon this with four of the clues (1a, 8a, 14a, 6d) still unsolved and while I was away Deusovi kindly supplied solutions to them all. Thanks, Deusovi!


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Here are some clearer explanations for some of the clues: CAUTION: This post may contain spoilers or Wikipedia links. (not sure yet) Oilstone regularly contains finest variant of element (7) Essential metal extracted from almost offensive hormone (7) No back route, proceeding as planned (2 5) A car holds freight items securely in place (7) (not sure ...


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