#18 - 23 Feb 2016 - by Cyborg

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Across

  • 6 Spades in leaves forming courses (8)
  • 7 Thief can drop stern exterior (6)
  • 10 Shepherd's drug dealer quietly vanishes (5)
  • 11 A large bee appears unusually friendly (9)
  • 12 Navigational aid still around with southern heading (7)
  • 13 Walk around first of knolls if considered a navigational obstruction (4,3)
  • 15 Clergyman initially around to outlaw shelled crustacean (4)
  • 16 Shell from crustacean an outlaw's initially eaten with clergyman (5)
  • 17 Honk horn excessively at junction (4)
  • 20 Oddly, kitchen stuff used to treat injury (3,4)
  • 21 I wake up without energy and stiff (7)
  • 23 Assistant's pointless changes to accommodate extravagant tenor (9)
  • 25 Travel abroad without registered assistant (5)
  • 26 Genuine article changed to also improve manufacturing method (6)
  • 27 Overly busy street crowded without parking (8)

Down

  • 1 Has exit pay cut to restrict air travel (10)
  • 2 Rip short story up - it makes you cry (4,3)
  • 3 Short feature covers means to prevent violence (13)
  • 4 Crackpot encyclopedia carries power (7)
  • 5 Remainder of ticket reservations returned (4)
  • 6 Barrels of drink confiscated by detective (5)
  • 8 After stumble, central directors return to office (2-5)
  • 9 Script experts haphazardly rig goal posts across end of pitch (13)
  • 14 Picture company put up with latest anti-establishment figure (10)
  • 15 Dock for every ship (7)
  • 18 Persist with hand luggage (5,2)
  • 19 Try over to compete in higher weight division (7)
  • 22 Full time score's close in sorry case (5)
  • 24 Refuse to check over (4)