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The Sunday Crossword No. 2993

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Across

1 Join together in company with drinks before church (8)

5 Device for calculating area covered initially in a vehicle (6)

10 China, clear about power, ignoring France (9)

11 Car may well, at regular intervals, move slowly (5)

12 Nobleman unknown in advance (5)

13 Reduced number in coastal region by day (9)

14 Easily outdo spies, sour after setback (5,5,3)

18 Ridicule inspector and anger people in quarrel (13)

20 Arrogance in memo I’d amended with pen (9)

23 Modules among best in use, on reflection (5)

24 Unpleasant smell, not first to indicate fish (5)

25 One delivering messages around Utah for designer (9)

26 Bold call led by lawyer (6)

27 Stealing hearts during match, especially (8)

Down

1 Element about work upset agent (6)

2 Devices for slowing down broadcast? Pauses in speech (3,6)

3 Always handy, went on working periodically (5,3,3,4)

4 Outstanding lesson (5)

6 Cut rebuke of that complicated film about time travel (4,2,3,6)

7 Tea? New range (5)

8 Freeze sauce to retain top condition (8)

9 Separate northern takeover, in principle, not right (8)

15 Spring up, diving into gift bag (8)

16 Nothing pleasant about silly hint in a risky situation (2,4,3)

17 Hand in a legal document, not English? It’s accepted (8)

19 Off course since daylight’s last gleam (6)

21 Neighbourhood style, according to report (5)

22 Adolescent diary finally published? Hard to support that (5)

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