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Brad's 4th Variety: Original Sin

โ—†โ—† ยท By n0hk ยท Published 2023-03-07T02:35:10.951Z

Constructor's Note
The left side of the grid is pretty BAFTA-y (British As F*, TA), while the right side is trying to channel its inner OSCAR (Obnoxious Stateside Clue Alert, Reeeee!) [Don't blame me, others coined these phrases for when clues were particularly UK/US slanted]. Enumerations have been withheld from the RHS, which has a medley of different clue types including 15 clues which include definitions only.
I'm trying something a lot different with this one, any feedback about what did or didn't work for you would be appreciated. There was certainly a lot of feedback from my wonderful test-solvers teamcrazymatt, Juff, and Pixlate.
The title of this grid is a departure from my previous naming convention (A rather [descriptor] cryptic), instead it's done as a Keynesian title. Jack Keynes (https://keynesiancryptics.blogspot.com/) brilliant grids are all given names which are two-word phrases, where each word of the phrase links to some entries in the grid. They're not the most helpful when trying to solve grids, but do provide an additional challenge of trying to identify which entries might have contributed to the title.
Hopefully it proves as interesting for you to solve as it was for me to set.
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    Cookies are bits of browsing information cached client-side, intrinsically enabling sessions (7)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Cookies are bits of browsing information cached client-side, intrinsically enabling sessions (7)
    2. 5A
      Childish performer's naked samba at home clipped by work
    3. 11A
      Love inspired animated serial sun worshipper?
    4. 12A
      Secret service protects a man choked by Britain's leader in Wales (7)
    5. 13A
      Bright learner rarely has "you can't win" bearing before start of test
    6. 14A
      French name for yum
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      Not as much as an English teacher might distinguish
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      One stuck up tunnel returned after a gem's uncovered (6)
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      Support group for those affected by revolting situations
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      Te reo word for descendants
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      Scarf-ring worn by iconic soul figure
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      Nothing made of Boswell letting slip unpleasant smell and ignoring students after scratching backside in retirement (5, 2)
    13. 23A
      Big business stunted from choice between cents and pence (abbr.)
    14. 24A
      Never or alternatively rather often! (2 wds)
    15. 27A
      About 30% of buccaneers backsliding aboard ship initially languished, rejecting all outsiders as demonic beings (7)
    16. 29A
      Message Brad closer to arriving
    17. 30A
      Series blocks deals
    18. 31A
      Boot camp west of Chicago discharged trooper after retreating (init.)
    19. 33A
      Light-hearted review of secular service captures vicar's eye (8)
    20. 35A
      Addict's way to make dash of tea?
    21. 36A
      A glacier-fed lake in NZ that shares its name with a lunar crater
    22. 38A
      The innermost mater protecting the brain
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      Eating stewed dish from Morocco (6)
    24. 40A
      Master weavers of island to the west overwhelmed by resurgence of legal issue
    25. 42A
      Blue Eyes intro featured in Bad Love's backing? (3)
    26. 43A
      To sing about others (2 wds)
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      Royal bio naturally features Britain (6)
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      One with a stiff upper lip?
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      Nomadic carnies eat extreme quantities of shiitake mushrooms (9)
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      Put together concoction of E. coli to repress politician (7)
    3. 4D
      Lorde departs to Norway, heading North to matriculate (5)
    4. 5D
      A way to turn (2 wds)
    5. 6D
      How Microsoft regards Gates and Allen: essentially affluent boomers beginning to be consumed by sloth
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      Cat denied by servant
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      Dried meat, setting aside tip of tenderloin for dog in isolated Australian backwater
    8. 9D
      Jamaican's nice mode of living in oddly abandoned terrain's making a comeback
    9. 10D
      Roaming scene apt for navigator of yore
    10. 11D
      Andalusians flying over New Jersey's barrier between US and UK areas now and then? (3 wds)
    11. 20D
      One found in Middle Earth
    12. 22D
      Stick unchecked square in gridded construction filled with "English"? (9)
    13. 23D
      Kilo of cocaine goes missing around corrupt sultan's foreign office
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      Places for free spirits take notice in development of timeless seaport (2 wds)
    15. 26D
      Singer's anti-touring from time to time
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      Californians' company oversees that man being framed by criminal informant (7)
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      Take back old city to make well again
    18. 32D
      In a sad state
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      Use of red flower overwhelms one from the south (5)
    20. 37D
      Rosier variety of Death Eater?
    21. 41D
      Ordinary American coffee
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