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Cryptic Crossword 3

◆◆ · By Steve Raine · Published by Steevieweeviewoo · Published 10 days ago

Constructor's Note: This is my third and final gift to someone else. There are no personal clues in the grid, though 13a and 16a it helps to be British and have a bit of knowledge of slang. When you're done, there was a hidden message to the friend I wrote this for, you can see if you can spot this at the end.
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  • Mike D 2:03 · 9 days ago
    Managed to get a couple this time! Nice one
    • Steevieweeviewoo publisher · 8 days ago
      Cheers Mike, glad you enjoy
    • brknfixie 26:32 · 8 days ago
      Couple of BAFTAs - Was wondering how chavs could be fairies!
      • wisprabbit 🤓17:09 · 2 days ago
        Very nice cluing and word choices! I really like the primely indicator in 15D
        15D SHOALQuiet! Doable primely for many in school (5)
        . One nitpick: I think 23A
        23A LIBRETTOOperetta writing found in chilli Brett toasted (8)
        needs to just be "Bret" (otherwise the hidden word has too many Ts)
        1DOne and 100 in love is niche (6)
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        Across
        1. 8A
          Overall a change helps you breathe (8)
        2. 9A
          Beer caused lockdown (6)
        3. 10A
          Change out lewd dancing at first for tap (4)
        4. 11A
          Listlessness comes from hidden nuisance (5)
        5. 12A
          There's no way - partial bad weather (4)
        6. 13A
          Not one elks faces butchered, Father Ted doesn't give a fuck (8)
        7. 16A
          Perhaps Scarborough, for example, is a chav (6)
        8. 18A
          Tactical team on the radio to clever clogs (4)
        9. 20A
          Mixed cocktails lack reduction, sober? (5)
        10. 21A
          Purse almost exchanged piano for nothing for yours and mine (4)
        11. 22A
          Gargoyle not go wildly to Plymouth (6)
        12. 23A
          Operetta writing found in chilli Brett toasted (8)
        13. 26A
          Maybe epilepsy hides noise? (4)
        14. 28A
          Take possession of lion energy going out of Annie Lennox (5)
        15. 30A
          Mollusk having a heart transplant is relaxed (4)
        16. 31A
          Manic mules I had for breakfast (6)
        17. 32A
          Buoyant missing five naive guns - pummelled (8)
        Down
        1. 1D
          One and 100 in love is niche (6)
        2. 2D
          Grant blends without limits (4)
        3. 3D
          Steal clothing (6)
        4. 4D
          Further Education found in table metal (4)
        5. 5D
          Ring Twitch following English pin (8)
        6. 6D
          Siri turned the eye (4)
        7. 7D
          More aloof pool sport putting it back for King (8)
        8. 14D
          Cat's purse (5)
        9. 15D
          Quiet! Doable primely for many in school (5)
        10. 17D
          It is said ditch is full (5)
        11. 19D
          Agitated when you don't properly dupe work (6, 2)
        12. 20D
          Iron case is jittery situation (8)
        13. 24D
          Packing some punches (6)
        14. 25D
          Skeletal entertainer eclipses superstar (6)
        15. 27D
          Assault headless former President after pressure (4)
        16. 29D
          Roost in wine store (4)
        17. 30D
          A card? Hit! (4)
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