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Demo Cryptic Crossword #2 by Nixie


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Across
1 Whisky after hot operation game (9)
6 Let it off, or go under your own? (5)
9 “New York” left on fabric (5)
10 Gives rise to improper nerd genes (9)
11 Spanish place tampered with real bacon (9)
12 Drill the railway carriage (5)
13 Adults excluded Centre societies (6)
14 Mild injuries covering Les (8)
17 About stern limit (8)
18 What in France, after university, is distinctive? (6)
21 Nobleman replaces Romeo with Charlie to serve up slice (5)
23 Propagandist taps fancy igloo (9)
24 Microbiology lacks coy fashion dilemma (9)
25 Appropriate vitamin held in bulk (5)
26 Set of steps omits one for celebrities (5)
27 Strangely need my urn at Magna Carta’s meadow (9)
Down
1 Hag pocketed twisted band for purse (7)
2 Violently torn loops identify cowards (9)
3 Acrobatic opera nuts come on at the same time (15)
4 Temperature about medium, nothing right for (6)
5 Carved up mahogany for New Year's Eve (8)
6 Smugly mislays cut onion mixture (15)
7 Swelling covered by ill-timed emaciation (5)
8 Manuscript involved using contemplations (7)
15 Graceful former lover who, in Paris, gets position (9)
16 Scribbler’s son to grovel to the Queen (8)
17 Right answer? Very soft - it’s bunnies (7)
19 A bit of the next remedy is risky (7)
20 Protect Colorado business round November (6)
22 Morocco Brasserie hides hooded one (5)