Fresh ground

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Across
1 ABCDEFGHIJKLM’s used to show what we’re made of (5)
6 Promises from fools about endless imprisonment (10)
9 Party regularly held by showier fete (6)
10 Revolutionary dropping conservative, heading away from the centre (6)
13 One angry clue, of this type (6)
14 Compare prices without, old bean (6)
16 It’s steeper for hot, wet leaves! (6)
18 Princess I’ve nearly returned to capital (6)
22 It’s a small apartment: dust all over before ten (6)
24 Team seized by regressive anger gets cure-all (6)
25 Type of 14’s a monkey, say? No (10)
26 Rule the Maori on the web (5)
Down
2 Cover up penetrating extremity and hand (6)
3 Become agreeable, if partly deficient (6)
4 Sees pros drunk (but not on this type of 14) (8)
5 Murdered a type of 14 (4)
7 Post for employees (5)
8 Sound of natural, loud noise (4)
11 Time in the evening for a 14 (5)
12 Confronted uplifting type of 14; doesn’t have the usual effect (5)
15 What wise people know about constant matters of belief (8)
17 First and last letters to investigator of Mexican Empire (5)
19 Type of dark film negative with iridium (4)
20 Some French penetrating spy unit (6)
21 Secure imperilled! (6)
23 Info from idiot (4)

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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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For this is no ordinary son or daughter

The Circular Ruins

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Across
1 Smoke is confusing Northerners (7)
7 To be full-bore, regularly; that’s what I’m after (4)
8 In these transports, you might rule the World! (6)
11 World realised in one of 18’s best longer works (4)
12 Wraps each island amazingly (10)
15 King’s directions to royal subjects, originally novices (8)
16 Against Pauline Réage’s protagonist: so might Harry Flashman or Don Quixote be described (8)
18 “2nd rate revels? I’m outta here!” – a realist (Harry Potter’s type, perhaps) (6)
19 Master Simpson’s all right as a composer (6)
23 Small idea? Emery edges away – may be experienced, in the main (3,2,3)
25 How to get “PETS” in the other type of clue: resign (4-4)
27 Knight breezed in, careless of speed (10)
29 Lover of Chopin and 18’s interminable book (4)
30 14 structure found in Brabant-le-Roi (6)
31 One might find a 14 one of these in 18’s garden (4)
32 The Cosmic Balance is on lines of 18’s imagined Paradise (7)
Down
2 Fearful feature of a big cat that needs to be put out? (8)
3 Fashionable dictator to bring about… (6)
4 …dutiful order? I tend to rebel (8)
5 Relative receding, and abruptly waving (10)
6/28 18’s avenger, Elmo Mead, united with Zhuangzi – what are the odds of that? (4,4)
9 In place of worship, I star (6)
10 I take in “The Edges of the Alphabet Puzzle” (4)
13 State of a Medical Association under a research centre (7)
14 Eating patriotically? (7)
17 Exercising pet on piano is unsuitable (10)
20 God sitting on Big Apple is problematic (6)
21 When I led fashion capital (3,5)
22 One who tries, timelessly, to mitigate (8)
24 Ogle King, reportedly (4)
26 18’s “abominable multiplier”, which “the Giftie gie us” (6)
28 See 6

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