Crossword No 14 (third series)

                       
             
10                    11       
           
12      13      14               
         
15              16  17        18   
  19       
20  21        22      23           
           
24        25            26       
             
27                28           
             

Clues across
8Sailor with alienís coat (6)
9Don is a rotter to cut up rodents (8)
10Mix vinegar with tea?  One might, since no meatís involved (10)
11Greasy lace mat sees off first of diners (4)
12Loved a party with left-winger (6)
14Guides study channels (8)
15Less experienced, but more environmentally-friendly (7)
16Standing and highly-principled (7)
20Reject help with device for measuring size of wheel (8)
23Disregard gin cocktail or eggnog, initially (6)
24Tide turns Ė correct? (4)
25Not an oppressive dwelling?  Sailors appreciate it! (10)
27French veto smell, perhaps.  What rubbish! (8)
28Uncovered writer buried in dictionary (6)
Clues down
1Lend a car, running round to get dates (8)
2Island sounds like heaven (4)
3Saint to apply rouge and stand with legs apart (8)
4CIA Ė a top organisation for just deserts, we hear! (7)
5Church official, weíre told, is one of the big guns (6)
6Proposal concerning answer to puzzle (10)
7Crush French and obtain grain (6)
13Complaint?  Hammer suit out! (10)
17Ache with tuberculosis, sitting on neat artistís accessory (5-3)
18Bothered, rushed around donkey (8)
19Pulled dagger out after start of duel (7)
21Not outside, like a spyhole, maybe (6)
22Volunteers loaned special ability (6)
26Wanderer loses his head Ė itís finished (4)

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