Frost flowers

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Across
1 Frost (say) result of freezing point in Labrador (say) (4)
3 Baby’s fat, soppy about standing? Not so (5)
7 Gold earrings for live-in nannies? (2,5)
9 Support is supplied during Fall (9)
11/26 Composer of “Prelude” and “The Fireman Likes Dancing” (9,9)
12 Acquire “Landfall” extract for Kevin, a 1 across (7)
13 “Poetic Depth” by Sam Cook (5)
14 Bill from male escort agency? (7)
15 He had a plum job, once (6)
17 Badinage (with the N crossed out) for James, a 1 across (6)
21 Article about narration (7)
23 Take off – from here? (5)
25 Hone tips from the unusual water-rush (7)
26 See 11
28 I’m a soldier, not one to like certain types of numbers, friends, or dragons (9)
29 Carelessly stacked a 1 across (1,1,5)
30 Exploratory vessel heading east to a 1 across (5)
31 Infection caught in first year (4)
Down
1 Basic political issue: scheme number 11? (5)
2 Discourse at length to one who lives abroad? Not right (9)
3 Menu of fare with fillet (5,4)
4 Church leader, prudish, at ease initially (7)
5 Submit to the crop? (5)
6 Uniform, electrically charged lines (6)
8 “It’s all about the vibes,” laments a Rolling Stone to audience (7)
9 My tea’s brewed to be spicy (6)
10 Blair disheartened Mr McEwan and hence Mr Turner, a 1 across (5)
16 I entrance marshal with fruit (9)
18 Element obtained from nacre is unstable (7)
19 Portray soldier and leader (not unconscious) (9)
20 With heavy steps, endure entering Cyprus (6)
21 Original measurements reverse conflict following a minor matter (3,4)
22 Thanks follow article from letter from abroad (5)
24 Decline to scrap (6)
25 The second offer secures one taker (5)
27 Artful tactic of a 25 down? (5)

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