Beelzebub 658

ACROSS

1              Very close to dropping last of antique location equipment (5)

6              Pigment, one found in shrub (6)

10           Liqueur all but explosive when soak gets stuck in (8)

11           “Which prison?” said Scots (4)

12           Bitter Judge in practice once backed cutting crime (8)

13           Rate Catholic, possibly, as “governed by priests” (12)

14           Thief initially used an imitation coin (6)

15           Russian city agreed to accept manuscript (4)

17           Antiquarian curtailed thanks after receiving one plant (8)

20           Author to wallow in drink (8)

24           Poet abandons University in Arab city (4)

25           Non-nuclear body attributing some potency to deuterium (6)

27           Treatment for inflammation, with treatment for catarrh in it? About time (12)

28           Animal keeper to face limiting conflict (8)

29           Not sharp? Not very fit (4)

30           Stop Conservative participating in opening event (8)

31           Try and try, being gutless? Quite the reverse (6)

32           Confused situation this writer’s not exposed (5)

DOWN

1              Liveliness to follow actor’s depression? (7, two words)

2              Radio operator turned in on account of Allied landing site? (5)

3              Bad knee treated by doctor initially – no covering here (8, two words)

4              Macdonald, say, heading off to capture our support, squire (12)

5              Egret’s wings associated with another bird always (6)

6              Narrow passage, with more than one craft going up it (6)

7              Maths quantity has me, quite ill, up working (12)

8              Meal? One tucks into most of snack (6)

9              Female delegate in drivers’ group (5)

16           What’ll make drunken fool nuts? (8)

18           Victim of doctor possibly gets fruit (7)

19           Care of horse, say, evident in part of coat (6)

21           Corruption linked to any local club (6)

22           Sheath, gold, needing to go over actress’s head (6)

23           Bears hugging sailor, up in part of Malaysia (5)

26           Expire without body’s heart valve (5)

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