The Guardian – Cryptic crossword No 27,457 – Mar 15 2018

Clues Answers
Article quite new? Not this ANTIQUE
Back, then racket forwards in sport SECONDROW
Best man didn’t notice a formality in speech MRRIGHT
Blaze initially beyond fury, something exceptional needed to contain it — might this help? FIREBREAK
Crack attack SALLY
Criminal admits licking something fried CROUTON
Drink in artificial glass, we hear? CHAMPAGNE
Failed state? TURKEY
Focus of beam, say, without a light EASY
Game reserve is breeding buffalo, originally in captivity? CRIBBAGE
Group rooted to the spot, force people to speak? COPSE
Hearing case, figure in dock TRUNCATE
Hit idler SLUG
Husband into juvenile behaviour? Not much! FARTHING
I’m relieved only a small number reported? PHEW
Clues Answers
Land seen in charming drawing? MAGNETIC
Loose horse, another on the outside? BAGGY
Monarch inviting all into the bedroom for sport BIKING
Obstinate type, cross MULE
Quiet table switching political allegiance twice? ALLAY
Residence in block, a squat BUNGALOW
Sell car back FLOG
Shooter in star causing unnecessary distress ALARMIST
Test for a lover to embrace ORAL
Trifle with dessert FOOL
Tube from Chelsea, or taxi? AORTA
Two characters together, like sheep DIGRAM
Unfamiliar rule written by enemy, detailed FOREIGN
Warm actors, not cold in play TOASTY
What queen has, sacrificing knight for rook CROW

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