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    1 Nothing to write on drudgery that is holey embroidery (4,4) OPEN WORK
    5 Charm of mother's little home (6) MASCOT
    10 Get twisted, coiled net at port (7) ENTWINE
    11 Routine disturbed where the unborn is (2,5) IN UTERO
    12 Reportedly collars rowdies (6) ROUGHS
    13 Manliness of Scotsman and his medical officer (8) (MAC)(HIS)(MO)
    15 More modern but not new pitcher (4)EWER
    16 El blathers about pawnbroker's sign (5,5) THREE BALLS*
    18 Behind subway system's ultimate cost (10) (BOTTOM)(LINE)
    20 Neglect not any central incentive (4)SPUR
    23 Pine hopelessly in poor inns for bowling game (8)NINEPINS
    24 Short sister's brief difficulty in getting coypu fur (6)NUTRIA
    26 Rock loose sign around Seoul's centre (7)IGNEOUS
    27 Greed of a member, not having a shade of morality, falling into a bad habit (7)AVARICE
    28 Is rest available for relative? (6)SISTER
    29 Commentator's — or spectator's — cry on a boundary being reached (4,4)FOUR RUNS

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    1 Gambling machines dismantled, a note reminds. Bad. (3-5,7) ONE-ARMED BANDIT*
    2 Text crude? Force out by not allowing intros (7)EXTRUDE
    3 Boxing division with a number (6)WEIGHT
    4 Rush harmonica part (4)REED
    6 A chum’s addiction unfulfilled in part of UAE (3,5)ABU DHABI
    7 Endlessly cry over loose application of disinfectant (7)CREOSOL
    8 Worst: Coarse temp exposes those who can't hold their liquor (3-3,9) TWO-POT SCREAMERS*
    9 Vegetable likely in a capital meal in South America (4,5)LIMA BEANS
    14 The totality of said tunnel head (9)WHOLENESS
    17 Small publisher's book — unit that is a stock maker's addition (4,4)SOUP BONE
    19 Letters prosper as these people occupy (7)TENANTS
    21 Prince's web address that is universal haunt (7)PURLIEU
    22 A top brace from live-in maid (2,4)AU PAIR
    25 Son getting Goa's gluey, starchy stuff (4)SAGO

    A happy number game!
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    Gridman

    Across
    1 Likes son to follow a couple of pages and drift (8)
    5 Electronic image's big appeal the girl recalled (6)
    9 Almost cover new set of young persons in soldiers' hangouts (8)
    10 Spice of fifty in shelter (6)
    12 Help follows ruler's surprise attack (4)
    13 Concession held back by cripple can be chucked away (10)
    15 They are heard well by society (6)
    17 Easy to follow Shakespearean king coming after many (5)
    20 Greeting Shakespearean hero, ignoring first two characters (5)
    21 Half-a-dozen having common, not top-class, illustration (6)
    24 Timetable creators reportedly dropped impossible rules (10)
    27 Hindu god of love initially “kills” — all maidens aroused (4)
    29 Setter's back with gruff shout: “Set out” (6)
    30 In sum, took off (8)
    31 Stree, in agitation, takes Tamil leader’s new exam (6)
    32 Confidential: each son gets free loan (8)

    Down
    1 Grant a c-string (6)
    2 Expert makes almost weak trim without a bit of effort (6)
    3 Romeo, say, with first of lines forgotten, is finished (4)
    4 He, Ann and Lui, all lose first place, getting this ho-hum feeling (5)
    6 Woman up — man below does nothing (5)
    7 While shifting house, these are taken away (8)
    8 Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8)
    11 Pass around writings in bursts of energy (6)
    14 Marco's game (4)
    16 One heartily loves devouring them (6)
    17 Teatime conversation (4)
    18 Tea users' runaway attendant (8)
    19 Patel, initially having apprehended betrayal, shredded a set of letters (8)
    22 Box no small amount (Euro excepted) that has been raised (6)
    23 Property destroyer gets Virginia land mucked up (6)
    25 Game jumps (5)
    26 One of the Canterbury pilgrims on woman (5)
    28 Spoils not one of courses (4)

    GRID

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    1 Likes son to follow a couple of pages and drift (8)
    5 Electronic image's big appeal the girl recalled (6)
    9 Almost cover new set of young persons in soldiers' hangouts (8)
    10 Spice of fifty in shelter (6)
    12 Help follows ruler's surprise attack (4)
    13 Concession held back by cripple can be chucked away (10)
    15 They are heard well by society (6)
    17 Easy to follow Shakespearean king coming after many (5)
    20 Greeting Shakespearean hero, ignoring first two characters (5)
    21 Half-a-dozen having common, not top-class, illustration (6)
    24 Timetable creators reportedly dropped impossible rules (10) ~shed (SCHED)(ULERS*)
    27 Hindu god of love initially “kills” — all maidens aroused (4)
    29 Setter's back with gruff shout: “Set out” (6)
    30 In sum, took off (8)
    31 Stree, in agitation, takes Tamil leader’s new exam (6)
    32 Confidential: each son gets free loan (8)

    Down
    1 Grant a c-string (6)
    2 Expert makes almost weak trim without a bit of effort (6)
    3 Romeo, say, with first of lines forgotten, is finished (4)
    4 He, Ann and Lui, all lose first place, getting this ho-hum feeling (5)
    6 Woman up — man below does nothing (5)
    7 While shifting house, these are taken away (8)
    8 Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8)
    11 Pass around writings in bursts of energy (6)
    14 Marco's game (4)
    16 One heartily loves devouring them (6)
    17 Teatime conversation (4) (CHA)T)
    18 Tea users' runaway attendant (8) (CHA)(SSEUR*)
    19 Patel, initially having apprehended betrayal, shredded a set of letters (8) {ALP(HAB)ET*}
    22 Box no small amount (Euro excepted) that has been raised (6) {[-e]CART}{ON}<=
    23 Property destroyer gets Virginia land mucked up (6)
    25 Game jumps (5)
    26 One of the Canterbury pilgrims on woman (5)
    28 Spoils not one of courses (4)

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    1 Likes son to follow a couple of pages and drift (8) APPROVES
    5 Electronic image's big appeal the girl recalled (6) BITMAP
    9 Almost cover new set of young persons in soldiers' hangouts (8) CANTEENS
    10 Spice of fifty in shelter (6) CLOVER
    12 Help follows ruler's surprise attack (4) RAID
    13 Concession held back by cripple can be chucked away (10)
    15 They are heard well by society (6)
    17 Easy to follow Shakespearean king coming after many (5)
    20 Greeting Shakespearean hero, ignoring first two characters (5)
    21 Half-a-dozen having common, not top-class, illustration (6)
    24 Timetable creators reportedly dropped impossible rules (10) ~shed (SCHED)(ULERS*)
    27 Hindu god of love initially “kills” — all maidens aroused (4)
    29 Setter's back with gruff shout: “Set out” (6)
    30 In sum, took off (8)
    31 Stree, in agitation, takes Tamil leader’s new exam (6)
    32 Confidential: each son gets free loan (8)

    Down
    1 Grant a c-string (6)
    2 Expert makes almost weak trim without a bit of effort (6)
    3 Romeo, say, with first of lines forgotten, is finished (4)
    4 He, Ann and Lui, all lose first place, getting this ho-hum feeling (5)
    6 Woman up — man below does nothing (5)
    7 While shifting house, these are taken away (8)
    8 Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8)
    11 Pass around writings in bursts of energy (6)
    14 Marco's game (4)
    16 One heartily loves devouring them (6)
    17 Teatime conversation (4) (CHA)T)
    18 Tea users' runaway attendant (8) (CHA)(SSEUR*)
    19 Patel, initially having apprehended betrayal, shredded a set of letters (8) {ALP(HAB)ET*}
    22 Box no small amount (Euro excepted) that has been raised (6) {[-e]CART}{ON}<=
    23 Property destroyer gets Virginia land mucked up (6)
    25 Game jumps (5)
    26 One of the Canterbury pilgrims on woman (5)
    28 Spoils not one of courses (4)
    Deepak Gopinath

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    1 Likes son to follow a couple of pages and drift (8) APPROVES
    5 Electronic image's big appeal the girl recalled (6) BITMAP
    9 Almost cover new set of young persons in soldiers' hangouts (8) CANTEENS
    10 Spice of fifty in shelter (6) CLOVER
    12 Help follows ruler's surprise attack (4) RAID
    13 Concession held back by cripple can be chucked away (10)
    15 They are heard well by society (6)
    17 Easy to follow Shakespearean king coming after many (5)CLEAR
    20 Greeting Shakespearean hero, ignoring first two characters (5)HELLO
    21 Half-a-dozen having common, not top-class, illustration (6)
    24 Timetable creators reportedly dropped impossible rules (10) ~shed (SCHED)(ULERS*)
    27 Hindu god of love initially “kills” — all maidens aroused (4)
    29 Setter's back with gruff shout: “Set out” (6)EMBARK
    30 In sum, took off (8)
    31 Stree, in agitation, takes Tamil leader’s new exam (6)
    32 Confidential: each son gets free loan (8)

    Down
    1 Grant a c-string (6)
    2 Expert makes almost weak trim without a bit of effort (6)
    3 Romeo, say, with first of lines forgotten, is finished (4)
    4 He, Ann and Lui, all lose first place, getting this ho-hum feeling (5)
    6 Woman up — man below does nothing (5)
    7 While shifting house, these are taken away (8)
    8 Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8)
    11 Pass around writings in bursts of energy (6)
    14 Marco's game (4)
    16 One heartily loves devouring them (6)
    17 Teatime conversation (4) (CHA)T)
    18 Tea users' runaway attendant (8) (CHA)(SSEUR*)
    19 Patel, initially having apprehended betrayal, shredded a set of letters (8) {ALP(HAB)ET*}
    22 Box no small amount (Euro excepted) that has been raised (6) {[-e]CART}{ON}<=
    23 Property destroyer gets Virginia land mucked up (6)VANDAL
    25 Game jumps (5)DARTS
    26 One of the Canterbury pilgrims on woman (5)
    28 Spoils not one of courses (4)
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    1 Likes son to follow a couple of pages and drift (8) APPROVES
    5 Electronic image's big appeal the girl recalled (6) BITMAP
    9 Almost cover new set of young persons in soldiers' hangouts (8) CANTEENS
    10 Spice of fifty in shelter (6) CLOVER
    12 Help follows ruler's surprise attack (4) RAID
    13 Concession held back by cripple can be chucked away (10)DISPOSABLE
    15 They are heard well by society (6)SOUNDS
    17 Easy to follow Shakespearean king coming after many (5)CLEAR
    20 Greeting Shakespearean hero, ignoring first two characters (5)HELLO
    21 Half-a-dozen having common, not top-class, illustration (6)VISUAL
    24 Timetable creators reportedly dropped impossible rules (10) ~shed (SCHED)(ULERS*)
    27 Hindu god of love initially “kills” — all maidens aroused (4)KAMA
    29 Setter's back with gruff shout: “Set out” (6)EMBARK
    30 In sum, took off (8)DEDUCTED
    31 Stree, in agitation, takes Tamil leader’s new exam (6)RETEST
    32 Confidential: each son gets free loan (8)PERSONAL

    Down
    1 Grant a c-string (6)ACCORD
    2 Expert makes almost weak trim without a bit of effort (6)PUNDIT
    3 Romeo, say, with first of lines forgotten, is finished (4)OVER
    4 He, Ann and Lui, all lose first place, getting this ho-hum feeling (5)ENNUI
    6 Woman up — man below does nothing (5)IDLES
    7 While shifting house, these are taken away (8)MOVABLES
    8 Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8)PARTERRE
    11 Pass around writings in bursts of energy (6)SPASMS
    14 Marco's game (4)POLO
    16 One heartily loves devouring them (6)NOVELS
    17 Teatime conversation (4) (CHA)T)
    18 Tea users' runaway attendant (8) (CHA)(SSEUR*)
    19 Patel, initially having apprehended betrayal, shredded a set of letters (8) {ALP(HAB)ET*}
    22 Box no small amount (Euro excepted) that has been raised (6) {[-e]CART}{ON}<=
    23 Property destroyer gets Virginia land mucked up (6)VANDAL
    25 Game jumps (5)DARTS
    26 One of the Canterbury pilgrims on woman (5)REEVE
    28 Spoils not one of courses (4)RUNS

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    The Grid and clues in the paper do not match. I have posted the correct clues here.

    ACROSS

    1 Air force officer's good, playing part in a coup (5,7) (5,7) GROUP CAPTAIN
    10 US city in plan linked to a new fraud (9) CHARLATAN
    11 Superior meal, not small (5) UPPER
    12 Old, spoilt meat, large area turning greyish-yellow (7) OATMEAL
    13 Drama company with rented theatre finally full (7) REPLETE
    14 Material, extracted, put about (5)
    15 Fine time to grab souvenir without resistance (8)
    17 Article about unusual cupola in Mexican resort (8)
    18 Go over cornfield initially during harvest (5)
    21 Instrument in middle of shrine guarded by snake (7)
    23 Treated badly, not noticed around university (7)
    24 Absolute prophet capturing hearts (5)
    25 One with power consumed by warlike objective (9)
    26 Sauce, out of order, bringing reprimand (8-4)
    DOWN
    2 Flickering fire, ample guide for climbers? (6,3)
    3 Section of account I led up to (5)
    4 Actor not bothered about line in singing voice (9)
    5 Fruit, soft and fleshy (5)
    6 Nice tip perhaps designed for training period (14)
    7 Open, reserving right to be annoyed (6)
    8 Grant agreement (6)
    9 Film director's treatment of senator's crimes (6,8)
    15 Dog wagging tail and protecting mother (9)
    16 Opener in county's team (9)
    19 Push up in battlefield deployment (6)
    20 Commercial full of inspiration entertained (6)
    22 Customs further south (5)
    23 Two-wheeled vehicle was miserable (5)

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    Thanks, Colonel!

    ACROSS
    1 Air force officer's good, playing part in a coup (5,7) (5,7) GROUP CAPTAIN
    10 US city in plan linked to a new fraud (9) CHARLATAN
    11 Superior meal, not small (5) UPPER
    12 Old, spoilt meat, large area turning greyish-yellow (7) OATMEAL
    13 Drama company with rented theatre finally full (7) REPLETE
    14 Material, extracted, put about (5)
    15 Fine time to grab souvenir without resistance (8)
    17 Article about unusual cupola in Mexican resort (8)
    18 Go over cornfield initially during harvest (5)
    21 Instrument in middle of shrine guarded by snake (7)
    23 Treated badly, not noticed around university (7)
    24 Absolute prophet capturing hearts (5)
    25 One with power consumed by warlike objective (9)
    26 Sauce, out of order, bringing reprimand (8-4)
    DOWN
    2 Flickering fire, ample guide for climbers? (6,3)
    3 Section of account I led up to (5)UNTIL
    4 Actor not bothered about line in singing voice (9)
    5 Fruit, soft and fleshy (5)PLUMP
    6 Nice tip perhaps designed for training period (14)APPRENTICESHIP
    7 Open, reserving right to be annoyed (6)
    8 Grant agreement (6)ACCORD
    9 Film director's treatment of senator's crimes (6,8)
    15 Dog wagging tail and protecting mother (9)
    16 Opener in county's team (9)
    19 Push up in battlefield deployment (6)
    20 Commercial full of inspiration entertained (6)
    22 Customs further south (5)
    23 Two-wheeled vehicle was miserable (5)MOPED
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    ACROSS
    1 Air force officer's good, playing part in a coup (5,7) (5,7) GROUP CAPTAIN
    10 US city in plan linked to a new fraud (9) CHARLATAN
    11 Superior meal, not small (5) UPPER
    12 Old, spoilt meat, large area turning greyish-yellow (7) OATMEAL
    13 Drama company with rented theatre finally full (7) REPLETE
    14 Material, extracted, put about (5)DENIM
    15 Fine time to grab souvenir without resistance (8)DELICATE
    17 Article about unusual cupola in Mexican resort (8)ACAPULCO
    18 Go over cornfield initially during harvest (5)RECAP
    21 Instrument in middle of shrine guarded by snake (7)MARIMBA
    23 Treated badly, not noticed around university (7)MISUSED
    24 Absolute prophet capturing hearts (5)SHEER
    25 One with power consumed by warlike objective (9)IMPARTIAL
    26 Sauce, out of order, bringing reprimand (8-4)DRESSING-DOWN
    DOWN
    2 Flickering fire, ample guide for climbers? (6,3)RELIEF MAP
    3 Section of account I led up to (5)UNTIL
    4 Actor not bothered about line in singing voice (9)CONTRALTO
    5 Fruit, soft and fleshy (5)PLUMP
    6 Nice tip perhaps designed for training period (14)APPRENTICESHIP
    7 Open, reserving right to be annoyed (6)NARKED
    8 Grant agreement (6)ACCORD
    9 Film director's treatment of senator's crimes (6,8)MARTIN SCORSESE
    15 Dog wagging tail and protecting mother (9)DALMATIAN
    16 Opener in county's team (9)CORKSCREW
    19 Push up in battlefield deployment (6)PEDDLE
    20 Commercial full of inspiration entertained (6)AMUSED
    22 Customs further south (5)MORES
    23 Two-wheeled vehicle was miserable (5)MOPED

    In spite of the paper's goof-up!!!
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    Gridman

    Across
    1 Turning the mind to embracing internal security gets publicity (11)
    9 Others have skill to begin anew (7)
    10 Does this magazine add spice to life? (7)
    11 Cricketer wants extremely tasty nuts (5)
    12 How memory should be — unlike a sieve (9)
    13 Bill gets the French instrument (5)
    15 Man returns with question about model's inlaid decoration (9)
    18 Associate army officer's measure (9)
    21 Korean city, say, has UP uncle going around (5)
    22 With support, cover dividing line in air battle (4,5)
    24 Regretting destruction, head of government follows (5)
    26 More fortunate — with power, more brave (7)
    27 Tailor Rani met for finery (7)
    28 He illumined the streets in a bygone era (4-7)

    Down
    1 One who usually has balance, no doubt (9)
    2 Call on six with investigators (5)
    3 Somewhat dreamy about head being not hard, not original (5-4)
    4 Gap in merit dispensation (7)
    5 By no means a party pooper (7)
    6 Terribly gory, new heraldic charge (5)
    7 Put down: "Don't be generous" (8)
    8 Young person in party keyboarded (4)
    14 Obvious, bit of magic doesn't begin with belt (8)
    16 Reversal experienced by party leader in a kind of swerve on the road (9)
    17 What a boy or girl is before getting out of teens (9)
    19 Great, Indian soap turns up with hard stuff (7)
    20 Umpteenth rally may partly captivate (7)
    22 Sag with one hollow leftist (4)
    23 Showy extra from setter and one learner after another (5)
    25 Still at home, initially expecting rare tenderness (5)

    GRID

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