Cryptic Blogword No.17

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Pub. Oct. 2017

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Across
1 Racket made as computers back up? (4)
4 Squid had spread over swimming pool after introduction of fungi? (10)
9 One involved with retribution in Japan (5)
10 Principle female holds, irritated lads (4,3)
11 Sound of horses? (6)
12 British ships carry grand lights (8)
14 Conflict requires military jumper and boots, allegedly (7)
16 Have to miss first letter, but not in this type of clue? (3)
18 Broad support to have party leader ousted (3)
19 Spooner’s much more stoned and confused (7)
22 Kitty-cat set off with shrew (3,5)
23 Old ship right to have been withdrawn from long passage (6)
24 Blighter Iggy produces music from the 90’s? (7)
26 Religious person who’s happy to serve cod, allegedly (5)
27 Leading man embraces female crook (10)
28 Strike a light! (4)

Down
2 Work on path beneath church monument (8)
3 Small amount of gold found in hotel room (7)
4 Birch conceals river bird (5)
5 Holder receives a lot of letters after fight (7)
6 Hitch on right side of road around Germany (3)
7 Painting over family involves second coat (7)
8 Advance made in hospital? (6)
13 Writer’s heading off to New York to develop satire (5)
15 Barred male who goes on and on (5)
17 Cable TV has mass following (8)
18 Hazard seen from deck (rocks below) (4,3)
19 Nightclub where the surfing crowd can get on (7)
20 Hostility shown by one group of women in the fifties? (3,4)
21 Dance but not with a Greek character (6)
23 One involved in green negotiations left out lowly employee (5)
25 Green fuel that gets cut by 25%? (3)

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