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Colgan's Cryptic crossword

Crossword grid 54Across

1. Neat way for dropping an aitch (3,4)
5. Lone circumnavigator rejected Southern doctor (5)
8. One objecting actively hasn’t left (5)
9. One receiving donations prepares South Africans for action, it is reported (4,3)
10. What a fortune teller does at a poker tournament? (5,4,4)
11. The first bore to achieve success, Travolta could do it (9,4)
14. Prison held back senior leader of Satanists, supporters of wicked things (13)
17. Guest involved in lively end of debate (7)
18. City of heat and dolphins (5)
19. Alfred, the poet of 1D (5)
20. Feign weakness as a means of protection (7)

Down

1. A variance shouldn’t, for example, be around 501 (13)
2. Cuts up natives (7)
3. Jerk around close to pit (5)
4. Is it the right way up or the reverse? (4,4,5)
5. Hit one’s target of fish (7)
6. Murray town nearly gets hooded killer (5)
7. Glibness? It has pluses and minuses (5,8)
12. Dedicants flattened the leader of sect (7)
13. Wrongly, we blame Bathsheba’s role (3,4)
15. Sailors convey victory salute to labourer (5)
16. Colour failure (5)

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