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ACROSS
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See 11
6 Grandma’s first to get latest weaving pattern (7)
10 A saucy dance? (5)
13 Chiefly politically correct, moi? Um, that’s wrong but I could be PC (13)
14 Quickly read good novel by E. Barker (6,3)
15 Is one politician taking time to return capital? (7)
16 Pull a number over – in this police operation? (7)
17 Cruel, without the first bit of empathy? (7)
18 Choir hums key works – one by 47 44 (12)
20 Winter quarters – tent on Hawaii? No thanks (10)
23 We hear at that point of those people (5)
24 Small group informing, according to Spooner, is opposed to religious authority (12)
26 It’s used to flavour some kosher baking (4)
28 Nurse given rollicking, after maintaining Director is unworthy (11)
30 Cotton, for starters, extremely suitable for babywear (4-7)
31 Lilacs adorn outstanding marine geographical feature (5,6)
34 Nasty violent English Nationalist extremists of course not chosen by voters (3-8)
37 Change the main course? (4)
38 More than one unsuitable marriage leads to many extremely silly flirtations, first off (12)
40 Checks rules for audition (5)
42 Prediction backed angry leader going to the country (10)
44 See 47
48 Trumpets and French horn playing a couple of notes (7)
49 Mound’s replanted with a fern (7)
50 See 7
52 So burial at sea involves nothing difficult (9)
53 The enterprise has started excessively quickly, on reflection – ambassador’s willing to intervene (3,5,5)
55 Nymph’s nothing to fear when first daughter leaves (5)
56 See problem retaining island paradise (7)
57 Phrase for knocking back in pubs possibly? (7,2)

DOWN
1
Relating to absorption of saline material, principally of the ear (7)
2 Henry made a niche manufacturing part of string instrument (7,4)
3 One timid sort nearly retired in Finland (5)
4 Element, shortly to be discovered in the middle of Baden-Baden? (7)
5 100 at lodging-house (3)
6 Have revenge on footballer that’s outwardly mean (3,4,2)
7,50 Get to imbibe a couple of pints after Rick abandons adult work, one of 15 by 47 44 (6,7)
8 Full of reverence for Warne’s wicket, dismissing opener with spinning (3-8)
9 Detective, drunk, mentioned glassy stone (7)
10 Setter’s son turned up fraud in 47 44’s Leningrad, for example (8)
11,1 across Fly back home from, finally, Stansted, resolved to see work of 47 44 (4,7,2,7)
12 Some oceanographers coming up for a wee bit of air (5)
16 Eisenhower returned after rush to get shirt (7)
19 Where to buy piece of canvas, reportedly under three feet? (4,4)
21 They’re involved in relief work (9)
22 47 44 wrote 2 27s for this despicable khan, roughly speaking (6)
23 Tenor on performing rued Onegin’s second act being cut short (9)
24 Anticipate charge to import minerals (7)
25 Note, socialist’s not first unsettling Sarkozy? (7)
27 It requires performance with solo, ultimately (8)
29 Good notice given to stylish American film for which 47 44 provided soundtrack (6)
32 Put new upholstery on item of furniture, not the first that can be restored (11)
33 Lay on a good spread, entertaining loaded soul in a comparable way (11)
35 Supporting province, one independent society raised capital (7)
36  I can return to appear in one country’s nameless ceremonies (11)
39 Two articles surprisingly name university as literary establishment (9)
41 Trapped and caught up in problems, lecturer leaves (8)
43 At last ignorant man is familiar with broadcast work by 47 44 (3,4)
45 Something obtained from a constant search (7)
46 How to produce a skier? Inject drugs! (3,2,2)
47,44  Vodka, this historic maestro’s chief fancy? (6,12)
48 47 44 wrote 2 27s for this, using passage from Purcell opera (5)
51 Nothing to support a strike mission (5)
54 Sacerdotal business clothing – this? (3)




Solution to Crossword 66