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Crossword #7 by Foo

Format: cryptic-GB
Language: gb en-GB 
Culture: au AU  gb GB 
Difficulty: 4

Clue
Answer
1 S 2 A 3 P 4 G 5 S 6 C 7 S
8 T Y C H O B R A H E 9 D A N E
A C R O O 10 F L R
11 G R E A T 12 T H E F L Y I N G
N P H T H A B E
13 A N T H O N Y F O K K E R
T L R E 14 N
15 E L 16 O P E 17 M A N 18 B A S T E
S C E U W
19 A N 20 I B A L 21 M I L H 22 A I S
23 S R J T E L N S
24 T R I U M P H A L 25 D U T C H
O N A O E O L E
26 O W A R 27 P O R T U G U E S E
L S K E S R T
ACROSS
8 11 9, they riot about snake swallowing a little hamster (5,5)
9 See 11
11,9 Pet wolf in untidy garden (5,4)
12,25,17a At home and fed, wife taken in by old horror film, a ghostly apparition (3,6,8)
13 12 25 17a article complex, not the right feel at first: "Fine Frog missing with German" (7,6)
15 Game rating, training to abscond (5)
17 See 12 & 27
18 Needle dripping whale? (5)
19 Alabama avoiding second degree burns with nihilism and 27 17a 26? (6,7)
24 Celebrating victory gets judge hot during courtroom proceedings (9)
25 See 12
26 See 27
27,17a,26 Thing with a sting to spring mousetrap, catching guest: no way - virtually no way, right? (10,3-1-3)
DOWN
1 Languishes opposite the 22s? (9)
2 Take notes on pint (6)
3 Musketeer mostly taking his word for the opening (8)
4 Wretched, I garotte you: I will go with fellows in order (6)
5 Gardening tool clipped borders to achieve entry with limited space (8)
6 Closing pub out of cocktails and measures for shots (8)
7 Cloth top of silk going, going, going up (5)
10 What full ack-ack produces sporadically (4)
14 Result of Spooner applying boot polish with rag? (4-5)
16 Music-makers out of bounds not scaring lass (8)
17 Musketeer mostly accommodated by setter, fair game hangs on me? (4,4)
18 Target tails tenacious types (8)
20 Leaders of Islamic jurisprudence may agree thus (4)
21 Muse about ending in brawl (6)
22 Does without this rental, being poor (6)
23 Ottoman rifles the wrong way around (5)