Beelzebub 880

Certain letters are ignored in the wordplay of their clues

ACROSS

1              Grassy plants for each one in working year? Not right (10)

10           Energy provided by nickel introduced into strange metal (7)

11           SA leader inclined to promote English (5)

12           Directed in Edinburgh? One local director includes it (6)

13           Lout colliding with head at random (6)

14           No longer call for bar to have Indian booze (4)

15           Full, in simple terms (7)

20           Determines to reform, inviting in one no longer abused (12)

21           Here’s me (in drink) and drunken auntie gabbling furiously (12, 4 words)

24           Almost nude? That’s increasingly obvious (7)

26           Fat one not in top condition (4)

27           Hot fuel’s checked (6, 2 words)

28           Trainee in international naval force (6)

29           Girl not formerly after passion (5)

30           Add stimulation to more secret drug (7)

31           Girlfriend about to fix date is deferential (10)

DOWN

1              Skill evident in three vessels (12)

2              Cages buzzards (5)

3              Bank supporting hospital department completely (8)

4              Thong, outer part lashing one’s rear (4)

5              Recording – A Universal God I Love – by primate (9)

6              Form of verse love poet upheld that is uplifting (8)

7              Birds found in another nest (5)

8              Minor basic items in support services (8)

9              Need no bed made up to house knights ready for knighthood? (12, 3 words)

16           Greek character leading sport cartel is complaining (9)

17           They restrict scientific institute, blocking false tale to leading scientists (8)

18           More cunning, getting almost close to vat (8)

19           Criminal in Scotland to leave jail sentence unfinished (8)

22           Scene of witch-hunt: it’s demanded by millions (5)

23           Some particular point upheld in theatrical show (5)

25           Girl’s additional item getting no mark of approval (4)

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