Solution to puzzle 11039

Across

1 Master class with many absent and sick (7)

5 Keep away from a black mark (7)

9 Sir Francis marked off dismissing first mate (5)

10 Is it amusing or funny? He doesn’t know (9)

11 Sadhus sent penitent back inside, it’s an absurdity (9)

12 Tungsten has an advantage over Iron (5)

13 & 1 dn. Football team on field gets publicity – free (4,6)

15 Pre-fab structure for parking in the area (8)

18 Troublesome American private (2,6)

19 Law and order could be temporal (4)

22 Fix with a little chat, perhaps (5)

24 Playing tic-tac-toe Charlie goes for power shift (9)

26 Naval officer’s men involved in one night stand (9)

27 Sheet immersed in oil of Olay retrieved (5)

28 Covering the seed in air (7)

29 Boa stretched over some distance (7)

Down

1 See 13 Ac.

2 Each melon when crushed will change colour (9)

3 Cry when in trouble at least (5)

4 Saga of unfinished food – the rumblings start from here (9)

5 She was for a long time without name (5)