Society

The Sunday Crossword No. 2999

Across

1 Film area held by group back in the news (7)

5 Account by bishop in cold fury turning bitter(7)

9 Average young salmon, reportedly (3)

10 In command, one man, thinking (11)

11 Troublemakers in hour in gaol so out of order (9)

12 Some complain anecdote’s fatuous (5)

13 Crude, corrupt rag is read once (6-7)

16 Old man with good name, admitting small swindle, scared (5-8)

20 Run into extremely quiet band (5)

21 Indicator of change, portent endlessly disrupting trade (9)

22 Court studies page with nothing about award for loser (6,5)

23 Cut and run, missing finish (3)

24 House in yard, on reflection, unpleasant (7)

25 Day after day seer’s unusually attired (7)

Down

1 Western journalist after time and work getting maximum price (3,5)

2 Runners on a loop, struggling under pressure? That could be us (8,7)  

3 Attackers? Odd characters in cars in this case (7)

4 Sluggish husband getting into scrape left upset and sick at heart (9)

5 Sadly accepting expert’s conclusion in geographical book (5)

6 Issue with electronic speech, not constant(7)

7 Insects filled in by artist on edges of notepad sketch for fun (4,3,8)

8 Pretty tentative initially about large portion of meat (6)

14 Last section of tar we newly put on road (9)

15 Brave one, not losing heart, clear about record (8)

17 Claws of crustaceans, young ones (7)

18 Giant that is guarding thousand people, foremost in story (7)

19 Street due to be packed (6)

21 Coach perhaps with past item of headgear (5)

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