Unpublished Beelzebub 9

ACROSS

1              Idiot not entirely there for one test (5)

6              Effect of nerves a touch evident in muscles (6)

11           Cornish delicacy, a great size when cooked, with leaders of young people tucking in (12, 2 words)

12           $5 bill is the last thing used in France (5)

13           Harsh criticism, mostly mean, about chamber group (7)

15           National Trust occupying gloomy Scottish resort (8)

16           Historic congregation getting behind Advent anthem? (5, 2 words)

18           Soil-dwellers left off twisting cambial root (10)

20           Maintain old animal’s under control (10, 3 words)

25           Environmentalist getting stuck into manure a lot (5)

26           Attempt to be around when meeting that woman? Rubbish (8)

27           Tenor initially heard in solo where John McCormack was born (7)

28           Rejected criticism about one Eastern leader (5)

29           Concoction of lace and cretonne? It provides less support (12, 2 words)

30           Fear once air defence gets studied (6)

31           Manmade material: unknown quantity added to fire (5)

DOWN

1              Theatre employee coming round for revised indication of opening date? (6, 2 words)

2              Obstinate biblical son drawn to embrace loud upset father (12)

3              Witch-doctor, one no good in grip of intoxicant (7)

4              With covering of bracelets (end of arm invisible) (8)

5              Chap embracing our Neve, wild Irish darling (10)

7              House-husband’s chance to get friendly after the old lady leaves (5)

8              Old medicine – nothing in a tablet form, mostly (5)

9              Liable to work with site to produce orbiter (12)

10           Examples of local good fortune however you take them (5)

14           Rambling, hence intro is rewritten (10)

17           Disagree about information I picked up regarding acid (8)

19           Holder of estate completely encircled by river (7)

21           CGI, say, capturing fish, showing pincers (6)

22           Biblical translation, one with rhythmic pattern (5)

23           Look intently after cutting mud-flow (5)

24           Pascal accepting this Latin seal (5)

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