Unlatch the door and scratch holes in the night

The title is from a song by the magnificent, luminous Pete Sinfield, best known, I imagine, as the lyricist for the early King Crimson, a wayward jazz/rock band that had quite an influence on my childhood in the years before punk rock came along and blew everything upside down and inside out.

But enough about me. Here’s another crossword.

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Across
1 “2nd rate revels? I’m outta here!” – a realist (perhaps 25’s type) (6)
5 Vicious sort of argument for a flyer (8)
9 See 11
10 Spoils marsupials’ pubs, I’m told (5)
11,9 1’s avenger in labyrinth, nearly swallowed by flightless bird near home of many such (4,4)
12 Repent around lunchtime (5)
13 The Cosmic Balance is on lines of 1’s imagined Paradise (7)
16 Youngster relishing third conjunction of tongues (5)
17 Henchman’s been stolen, according to report (7)
19 Target audience for “C’mon, baby, do the Locomotion” ? (7)
21 Drug one eschewed to obtain long-legged colonist (5)
24 Eating patriotically? (7)
25 Dumbledore, perhaps, to add 32ed silver infusion (5)
28 1’s interminable book found on The Strand (4)
29 Methods of getting to secretary; so non-U (5)
30 World realised in one of 1’s best longer works (4)
31 Fearful feature of cat (one that needs to be put out, I hear!) (8)
32 1’s abominable multiplier, which “the Giftie gie us” (6)
Down
2 We have operation before work (4)
3 Journal of edgy letters owned by magnate; almost first edition (7)
4 Knight and three Cardinals, with hooters (6)
5 Metals one returned to marked killer (4)
6 Start with one guy, add some more – Boris and Yuri, perhaps? (8)
7 Discover secret of Fantastic Mr Fox (7)
8 Regard an art idiom with perplexity (10)
14 Warning: Grant ate 10 tuna (10)
15 Nanny missing point of Ancient Greek centre (5)
18 Ensure weed takes root, in here perhaps (5,3)
20 Outmoded UK territory? (7)
22 Circle around the Ball, as in a 32 of habit (7)
23 Don’t answer, I’m all over the place (6)
26 Break prop (4)
27 Party, party like you’ll soon be dead as! (4)

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Coffee break!

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Across
1 70s, single, without love and dates, gave toast (3,4,3,5)
8 Yellow bounder: “I heart mum!” (7)
10 Copying, though not to a ‘T’ (5)
11 May follow Marx or Capital (3)
12 Ne’er has Dr Who alien been ancient one (11)
13 Band leader Thomas is right in the frame (5)
14 Anklet used to settle account with Einstein (5)
15 Will had much for one party (3)
16 Hose fault featured in cricket (3)
17 Thus, limit of Hamlet’s flesh (5)
18 Instant model gets food… (5)
19 …telegram follows: DONE WITH BIBLE CLASS. “Take it back!” “I can’t!” (11)
22 Chop, behead, masticate! (3)
23 Back Arab able to hide elephant (5)
24 Return sacred syllable to free a 14 dn (7)
25 Sufi gives clue for “shrived” (8,7)
Down
1 Force peace-loving type of warrior to imprison head of state in Thomas’ work (8,7)
2 What Boccaccio wrote of French P.M. (9)
3 Chip-in time for Heather (5)
4 Overactor’s a witty endorsement for spirit (9)
5 Bolt as the French Bishop returns (7)
6 Hot water’s rising for Piaf (5)
7 Riotous howlers by longtime fan of bad spelling (5,10)
9,15 Divine comedian Hergé, Italian? I’d say otherwise (5,9)
14 After cutback, Ötzi becomes Bobby (9)
17 Quite a few are cut off, Einstein! (7)
18 Hollow treat containing short message (5)
20 Hopper detailed to become priest (5)
21 Captured? Escape with a Mighty One! (5)

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