#6 - 02 Dec 2014 - by Cyborg

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Across

  • 1 Badly timed handover lets doctors access restricted area? (8,4)
  • 8 Pole forms ploy against another Pole (5)
  • 9 Contract of merge altered after a net adjustment (9)
  • 11 Shoes initially removed over last of two special events (9)
  • 12 Cross-country athlete perhaps more energetic after Friday off (5)
  • 13 During fight, detective in hospital unit's not leaving (7)
  • 15 Rapidly occupying communal leg room (7)
  • 17 Use leaf springs fitted to rest (7)
  • 19 Make parsley edible to ill-bred sap with this medication? (3-4)
  • 21 Most blatant half repealed (5)
  • 23 Muscle pops up in a torso's centre (9)
  • 25 Wild Aussies knocked back drink, accepting damaged organ (9)
  • 26 Half the alphabet's used by Democritus (5)
  • 27 Measure of current success here at packed arena (12)

Down

  • 1 Exclamation of surprise sounds completely animal (4,3)
  • 2 Stain is a smear, oddly, if type without mark at base (4,5)
  • 3 State radio had interests holding it back (5)
  • 4 A painful backward step for hi-tech industry (9)
  • 5 Push papers (5)
  • 6 Looking for first half of gift with knees shaking (7)
  • 7 Player in other pack with technique to stop drive slipping (8,4)
  • 10 Shaper of neat expression? (4,2,6)
  • 14 Spend on treat beneath rising mountains (6,3)
  • 16 Force overheard after late start to ambush (3,2,4)
  • 18 Middle part of breast turns me off! (7)
  • 20 Animal den has track heading off into part (7)
  • 22 Give lesson to everyone with nothing left out (5)
  • 24 Breaking step to grab a stick (5)