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ACROSS

1              Old comedian was startled, finding academic about (6)

4              Worried about favourite getting punished (8)

10           Wound slightly, initially causing shock – get somewhere to sit (4,5)

11           Fantasy writer bumping off couple of characters just for show (5)

12           Played prominent violin, swamping one song (4)

13           Dull, low intelligence, not internalised (10)

15           Associate brought in gold – runs as an Olympian? (7)

16           One suffers effect of sun, having rolled over in a snooze (6)

19           Bog standard servicemen in service (6)

21           Cumbrian town: write with right hand about it (7)

23           Unable to participate, i.e. being ill. sadly (10)

25           Wind player dismissing piano support (4)

27           Hobo, one crossing river in former Asian country (5)

28           Copy fine account, happy expression enthralling one (9)

29           It receives stimuli, even, possibly, in a fool (5,3)

30           Feature of Arizona, a US state included in study (6)

DOWN

1              Unhappy boy receiving nothing in podcast? (8)

2              US motor home, new in, with redesign – secure first of order (9)

3              Whale showing limits of other Cetacea (4)

5              Core of group, as a rule, mistakenly spurning second gold disc (7)

6              Man getting very drunk following rounds (10)

7              City also home to unknown King after uprising (5)

8              Pastry article in part of meal (6)

9              Experience various changes, bar one (6)

14           Uproot Dane? I react with shock (10)

17           Chef’s first recipe lacking in confidence – and perhaps this? (9)

18           Unlucky there? It’s number – this one? (8)

20           Attacks on the rise – core of defence to gain resolve? (7)

21           Course of action: one college absorbed into another (6)

22           Historian turned substantial matter of contention? Not entirely (6)

24           Brat heading off for wrongdoing (5)

26           Some capital, I’m assured! (4)

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