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1. Sounds like part of stereotypical owl noise plus the confused bird itself with a painful swelling on its claw (7) 5. Is what we publish in France, innit? (6) 10. Is what we need to publish, innit? (1,4,7,4) 12. (See 8 dn.) 13. (and 28 ac) A.M. hid toffy - surely a typo? Anyway, I defer to you on these things. (1,4,2,3) 14. Ban mob rage, it's run amok (7) 16. (See 4) 17. Bunting left left behind (no, not a typo) - arson gear (4) 18. Attribute a writer (7) 19. Intelligent policeman (7) 21. Schism left right behind. 24. (4) 23. Uncertain if I'm in the mddle of a guided walk or maybe I've just got cancer (6) 24. Rubbish, nonsense, balderdash - could put some in a 14 dn but never squeeze the piggy in as well (7) 26. I suppose it could be a S. African lady monastic stuck in a deep crevice (5) 28. (See 13) 30. Like cures (16) 31. Unnatural delivery for ruler (6)
32. Pretty brassica not to be confused with loony bins (7)
Copyright Assie's Colleague
I will bear edible starchy tuberous roots from West Africa in disorganised acrylic army locos (3,5,8) .2 Oh is musical clue for Assie - sounds like Franz's notes to himself (5) .3 (and 16) Alarming field vision for short-sighted old bird (4, 6) .4 Can be hello Assie, but more posh-sounding (7) .5 6 31 Norse (6) .6 Sounds like the proofreader should correct it to 'on us'. But is so boring, innit? (5) .7 (and 12) Complete 21 ac. (7, 1-4) .8 Alcohol's coy motif can be reimagined as low mountains where edible starchy tuberous roots from West Africa might be found (7,9) .9 Issued by a mufti on Salman (Rushdie, of course) say (1,5) .11 Sounds like I found 27's missing container, only it's tiny in comparison (7) .14 Get the better of one tap (not belonging to 14 dn) outdoors (7) .15 Is what we need not to publish, innit? (6) .20 NLP types will survive the holocaust but lose lumpy mineral in te process (7) .21 If having wet arse, even if bonkers, must wear one to keep warm (7) .22 Giraffid artiodactyls are fine with a truncated pee (6) .25 Having lost the tub, David and Gabriel's woman starts to wash anyway but is interrupted - leaving a kingdom better known for its queen (5) .27 Loads of people take this drug - but it just makes me small-minded and malicious (5) .28
Enthusiastic but very confused singer (4) .29