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Across Down
  1. Speak formally of French title (7)
  2. Support for a public speaker (7)
  3. Frightened bird (7)
  4. Men fear butcher of former DJ (7)
  5. Acquit only after old king volunteers to return to Spain (9)
  6. A principle held as true whichever way you look at it (5)
  7. President on board with 1 down’s murderer (5)
  8. Hypocritical about following a knight from that time on (9)
  9. One can’t sleep at home so I’m going back around noon to Bill (9)
  10. Coarse girl inside with 1 down’s idiot (5)
  11. Waiting in old French city (2,3)
  12. Extremely stupid in conversation with 1 down’s fop (9)
  13. More amusing when the German grabs a wad of money (7)
  14. Having continued success when working on one part aloud (2,1,4)
  15. Spare soldiers replaced 23 (7)
  16. We object over the French eating brown fruit (7)
  1. Award taken away from 9 after daughter meets son of the devil (7)
  2. Wind around disc inside narrow opening (7)
  3. Letters from Frank Leboeuf found in this joint (5)
  4. 1 down’s shiftless idler discovers strange tin animal (9)
  5. Gun in widespread use around Luxembourg (5)
  6. Bribe with sugar (9)
  7. 21 was encouraged to dismiss it as fanciful exaggeration (7)
  8. Friend wrapping fabric for 1 down’s doctor (7)
  9. Small ewer broken by 1 down’s cockney (3,6)
  10. Where doctors may be found for diseased space station’s leader (9)
  11. Monks are returning Northern Ireland to a peaceful condition in which laws are obeyed (2,5)
  12. Clothes worn by soldiers or those intending marriage (7)
  13. Princess joins page to look at mother’s certificate (7)
  14. Is French girl 1 down’s heartbreaker? (7)
  15. Poetry in Vaughan’s first language (5)
  16. Wash unusually large garment (5)
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