What if there were no hypothetical situations?

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What indeed? Something else to think about…

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Across

1. Creates upon Moon fissures and flows of a similar age (15)
8. Lump of horse found in crust of nut cutlet (6)
9. Aimless wander amongst golden eggs knocked back scientist (8)
11. Cathy not last to dare to run to see throne (8)
12. Wealthy travellers emerge from black hole (3,3)
14. Black bishop arriving in time (4)
15. Laugh with yard’s artist (7)
18. Goddess met in Harts, say (7)
19. Make trouble for jail (4)
22. On distant moon, find directions to midnight sun-bulbs (6)
23. Lover of motorway (with added emphasis) (8)
25. We return Gaffer – rigged vote (8)
26. Ravel, taken aback in surprising circumstances, loses Virginia’s blouse (6)
27. Reserve source of material for fantasy road? (11,4)
Down

1. How some object is made from Yeti’s conclusion (15)
2. Drunken gait in gaslight leads to oblivion (8)
3. Peep-hole? (6)
4. Cut flower? (4)
5. “Leaves is falling!” – info for stunted intellects? (8)
6. Freehold estates housing Methuselah, perhaps (6)
7. Drinks wine, cheatin’ – result is swift punishment (5,5,5)
10. Erotic heroine in account returned to infantryman (7)
13. Go on and on about prophet’s deformity (7)
16. Constellation and/or revolutionary genius (8)
17. Poirot almost doubles back ahead of time, and so forth? (8)
20. Headstrong follower of Kung found in Shakespeare (6)
21. Flasher disrobes when model’s in (6)
24. People who know their 22 are beheaded for long periods (4)

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Alcohol is not a solution! (It’s a solvent)

“One more wafer-thin crossword puzzle, sir?”

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Across
1. Holding me inside? Idiotic! Dense! (7)
5. Bores her pants off without Henry (7)
9. Computer is, perhaps, the way to gain withheld knowledge (5)
10. In river-valley, shortly after 1, combining power of 3 (9)
11. A type of ice cream not found “upon a painted ocean” ? (1,6)
12. G.L.C. infiltrated by first 3 disconsonant members of Celtic family (6)
14. Queen in sound interlude (8)
17. Oriental scene? Get away! (6)
18. Not to be in debt, so we hear, gives the chop (18)
20. Fishes, swallows ten pence, spits it out (6)
22. Urges he’ll find delicate (3-5)
25. Pauper to ask fish for money (6)
26. Documentary about vessel returning mollusk (7)
28. Favour expressedly intended as way to heal the sick (9)
29. Groom before directions are received (5)
30. Move without a layer of armour (7)
31. Game possibly heard of on the “Mayflower” ? (7)
Down
1. Makes a scene (10)
2. Wicked of him – has 10 people in tears (15)
3. Again skins backlog (7)
4. Net puzzled, bald monkey and dig in (8)
5. Objects to short effortless pivots (6)
6. Low grade destroyers wipe out lead (7)
7. Card to display after he holds the king (8,7)
8. Seat on key area (4)
13. Plant ringer to do in lady (10)
15. Fool’s bottom’s head (3)
16. Peg shirt (3)
17. Measure of power of Cockney lady’s force (3)
19. Behead! Hang stoic! Rack disbeliever! (8)
21. Ignite after sunrise (5,2)
23. Attack TV stand (3,4)
24. Error – mistakenly ask question; this illustrates our system (6)
27. Occupied doing work on roof (4)

I’ve got the duck-egg blues

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Across
1. Using flower power (13)
9. Cockney Marx eats egg before 1 while playing notes successively (8)
10. Pistol found by Marcellus in the state of Denmark (6)
12. Don’t look round – continue (4,2)
13. Parlay a Hydrogen into a Helium nucleus (5,3)
15. From flax an’ things one may obtain yellow pigment (7)
16. Two beginners in British Library discover ancient god (4)
19. Beat retreat (4)
20. Untidy, discarded around capital of Morocco (7)
23. Fluttering dog? (8)
24. Look about lower-class sentry (6)
26. Points to joint as salad ingredient (6)
27. Sell alien reserve force to get revenge (8)
28. Curly-haired creature said to live in hulks near Land’s End (7,3,3)
Down
2. “At first, yes, I played piano!” enthusiast exclaimed (6)
3. Like a King about tiny matter, or parochial… (8)
4. …has Your Majesty flipped over the Goddess of Discord? (4)
5. Also your old, and full of pegs (6)
6. Space travel in a different way (8)
7. Tar that could have seriously damaged health? (4,3,6)
8. Played concise, varied works for those seeking meaning (13)
11. Staked out camel I’d messed with (7)
14. Persistent orders from loudmouth (7)
17. What raw recruit did to it (6,2)
18. Add 9, then a little extra (8)
21. Split like Nick’s extremities (6)
22. Seductress almost goes to prayer (6)
28. Rewire breakwater? (4)

Like the start of the R.A.F.’s Rubik’s Cube contest: “OK, chaps – unscramble!”

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 Across

1. Rover’s belief ruffled in turn (8,6)
9. A bit of damage to Chris, after one showed a way to find those responsible (9)
10. Edge in over George W. (5)
11. Race to its start? What a waste (5)
12. Is out of print, was out of sight: Scot’s reptiles (9)
13. Vulgar type, perhaps not right to form partisan group (7)
15. Scratch Post Office, say, for what’s in House (no. 8) (7)
17. They aren’t morons; on the contrary, I hear they instruct us (7)
19. Many fool Gardner with root (7)
20. Amidst grass, shocks for reason (9)
22. “LLLLLL” – a warble (5)
23. Only the end of civilisation’s quivering fabric (5)
24. Adam goes to University of London to get lady round for one of the Spinners (9)
25. Prepare cue and speech for subject of photograph, how contrary (5,3,6)

Down

1. Close follower of Coleridge due to arrive before half five in ward (9,5)
2. Displays “Where Eagle’s Dare” – comes before Church, during refreshments break (3,6)
3. Pen shed by Companion of Honour (5)
4. Peacekeepers recognised the unfamiliar (7)
5. Foot first engraves wraiths (7)
6. Home to 494 bills, which could cause ill-will (9)
7. Original Marilyn, usually cut short (5)
8. Old enough to draw sea opening out around a type of seaman (11,3)
14. Nails coil around line connecting areas of equal slope (9)
16. Quiet line from cliché (9)
18. Suspect? Not us – artist with ranges of colours (7)
19. Made meal for Tom before start of dinner (7)
21. Tip her head under the plough (5)
22. Swimmer from unwritten chapter (5)

“Have ye seen the size o’ that thing (again), Doctor?” (Doctor Who Abjures Norms!) (7,5,9)

Only a bit themey, and dedicated to “Hoskins” who inspired 1 down, and “Anax”, who kindly commented favourably on my clue for it (both on http://www.ukpuzzle.com)…

(…and despite the title, nothing to do with Dr Who…)

…but don’t let that stop you having a go!  And please leave a comment, should you feel so inclined.

Across
1. Ersatz ale’s included in moonshine (10)
6. Dropped midfielder; he’s too liberal (4,6)
13. Coral tangles ropes? (4,5)
14. See 18
15. Kafka’s guy (a bit thick) heard musical progression (7)
16. Detest, as bad habit of religion leads to (5)
17. Turn head: how in-law ran back to see swimming unicorn (7)
18,14. Sub-submarine underminers (4,5,3,3)
19. Bide a wee while for a tasty salad (4,2)
20. “Hot Rod” rates open topped car (8)
23. Unhelpful advice when racing to Bonnie Banks (3,4,3,4,4)
29. Dresses for owls? (10)
30. “Vermicious Knids (dickies removed, balls added) served up?” – said of someone who’ll eat anything (10)
31. Central tower chilled out with film series and reassuring maxim (4,4,3,5,2)
35. Capital author of “Lark about with noisy stains” (4,4)
38. One interstellar flight (6)
40. “Monster mash” from pre ’69 band (4)
43. Food from heaven one consumed, so endless tomorrows (7)
44. Groovy feature of Maria, for example (5)
45. Coens raised here? (7)
46. Surprisingly sly about nervous rattling (11)
47. Cod I’m chasing towards naked diver (9)
48. See 1 down
49. Info about rarest endangered species found here (10)
Down
1,48. We’re left handed? (4-8,10)
2. Spike caused infection from drug dealer I’d busted (7,5)
3. Class with no right to be in Surrey town (6)
4. Recoiled aerobatically? (6,3,4)
5. Here, your ass is toast (7)
7. Midge meets death before bear (6)
8. Barker shortly to be in doggy state (7)
9. Dine out with lady; insertion was an essential part (7)
10. Nasty bigot, he’s all mouth and no trousers (8)
11. McCarthy era stop signal? (3,5)
12. Bird asylum? (8)
21. Club let off struggle (6)
22. Before I’m the Carpenter’s mate, I deliver farm produce (6)
24. Kite storage: kept in wardrobe, I’m told (6)
25. Flower blooming again? (13)
26. Piece of wood found on ship? (6)
27. Policyholder diversifies into chemical (12)
28. Astute marlin gives warning of dangerous wave (7,5)
32. Put simply, as otherwise gives poor return (8)
33. Ask about sound of Marley’s ghost? (3,5)
34. Eccentric branch of pedal component (8)
36. Spirit of shaman? It ought to be (7)
37. 23 across initially reveals composer (7)
39. Mickey Mouse camera I get from the continent (7)
41. Luggage without second key? A bad look (6)
42. Sign first letter in shrewish type (6)