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Alternative Cryptic

◆◆ · By Sam Brody · Published 2023-04-16T16:55:43.845Z

Constructor's Note
Nine entries in this puzzle use a twist on the "double definition" clue scheme. This alternate scheme is introduced in the first such entry: 1A1ARecent Star Wars protagonist is a logical operator (5)[-----]. If you still find it confusing, an explanation can be found at http://sambrody.info/xws/#alt
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    1A
    Recent Star Wars protagonist is a logical operator (5)
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    Across
    1. 1A
      Recent Star Wars protagonist is a logical operator (5)
    2. 4A
      Drunkards' unpleasant oral emission (8)
    3. 9A
      To rapidly read, join in, and start to improvise reveals musical genius (9)
    4. 10A
      Knife held backwards by confused Al Bundy (5)
    5. 11A
      Stirring word chanted by Grande's audience (7)
    6. 12A
      Place to find pretty studs and high society in the UK (7)
    7. 13A
      Tan llamas disturbed a seasonal worker (4, 5)
    8. 15A
      Cute droid uttered childish retort (5)
    9. 17A
      Nymphs hidden in spectacular valleys (5)
    10. 19A
      Greek godess deceives, I hear, offering showy stagecraft (9)
    11. 21A
      It can lend an air of distinction, or can it? (7)
    12. 23A
      Like 13A13ATan llamas disturbed a seasonal worker (4, 5)[---------] and some spirits (7)
    13. 25A
      Nothing is lighter (5)
    14. 26A
      Shipping lanes are rough, so austere! (3, 6)
    15. 27A
      Digital world outsider who came to learn how we do things here (8)
    16. 28A
      Coen bros. film is an introduction to 'Away' (5)
    Down
    1. 1D
      Insurance provider for sobriety assistance program outside of network (5)
    2. 2D
      Loudly slander Blue Steel inventor and refiner (9)
    3. 3D
      Prepares for dispute re. ideas (7)
    4. 4D
      Second-tier circlet, upon changing hands, becomes shiny jewelry (5)
    5. 5D
      I tear letters, recycle them, repeat (9)
    6. 6D
      I ended up in fresh Bel Air, a location in West Africa (7)
    7. 7D
      Initially embarrassing reaction oddly provides poetic inspiration (5)
    8. 8D
      Wilder and strangely sour liberal (8)
    9. 13D
      Reverend's convoluted wind tunnel from an objectifying perspective (4, 4)
    10. 14D
      Author James turns negative from the get-go, and won't stop yammering (7, 2)
    11. 16D
      Lo! Traitor disrupted revolutionary machine to achieve stability (4, 5)
    12. 18D
      Stylishly unforgetable place near Delaware (3, 4)
    13. 20D
      Postman left a messy front patio - no place for a cat in summertime (3, 4)
    14. 22D
      Write once more or endlessly feel regret (5)
    15. 23D
      Takes center tram up to department store (5)
    16. 24D
      Shiny type of ball or round shape (5)
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