Independent 5142

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ACROSS

1/5       Clergyman taking English dogs in shops etc. (6,6)

8          Tale Oscar spins – it goes from story to story (9)

9          Animal head overlooked  by one making ceramics (5)

11        Sailor avoiding café’s opening (4)

12        Argument with new boss that’s interrupted by absent-mindedness (5,5)

13        Short marine dancing with a Royal Marine – like this? (3-2-3)

15        Cancel article to be removed from yearbook (5)

17        Bird with covered head? (5)

19        Life doesn’t need one , though one could be life (8)

22        What might be a misleading story? Marine creature in river might (5,5)

23        Unknown author getting a rejection from Larousse (4)

25        Goes to remove front and part of roof (5)

26        Still working, having received a bit (2,7)

27/28   Power given to king, new, in thrall to unusually energetic member of royal family (6)

DOWN

2          Former partner’s quiet type, suppressing one shout (7)

3          Collaborator’s friendly, not wanting power (4)

4          Transformed reality’s about right in books? (8)

5          Side’s initial slow progress – it’s difficult to interpret (6)

6          Breakfast item upset worker after one’s tucked in (9)

7          Money actually spent rejected by performer (7)

8          Charge for hypnotist’s show? (8-3)

10        Sport? It’s nearly on in broadcast (5,6)

14        Nobody will fill in this answer (3-6)

16        Snipe’s wings attracting bowman or other hunter (8)

18        China taking on state business (7)

20        What’s new? A new sharp fabric (7)

21        Location in which you’ll find one fish (6)

24        Security man turned up to eject article – cannabis? (4)

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