The Guardian – Cryptic crossword No 27,636 – Oct 9 2018

Clues Answers
Backing group snaffled your drink once! TETHYS
Crew perform on string instrument MANDOLINE
Develop primarily loud threatening sound GROWL
Dispatch a group of ordinary people across Costa Rica ALACRITY
Every year top performance pulls in crowd for musical PAJAMA
German thriller writer’s better GAMBLER
Girl landed up in control of parents MATILDA
I’m surprised leading couple quit play HELLO
Jack hopes to work for old carpenter JOSEPH
Lapp cut stats about unknown secret publishing SAMIZDAT
Lift rug running round European hotel WEIGH
Marx brother tours a grand city CHICAGO
Odds on 26 papers like the Globe SPHEROID
Pilot who dreams where some pigeons are heading? HOMEWARDS
Playwright collecting villain’s carving SCRIMSHAW
Poems lack energy describing mother’s heart beats RHYTHMS
Revolutionary faction like some tobacco CHEWING
Rising river swamps women’s course SWEET
Sailor shrouded in faint glow at night STARLIGHT
See 24 GAME
Small old coin cracks desirable mirror SPECULUM
Song about working is set on a pedestal LIONISED
Soprano cast agree about is fat GREASE
Star in Fiddler on the Roof HERO
Talks about a son and daughter’s early years SALADDAYS
Traveller makes tracks round Arab state ROMANY
US subject accepts Queen’s Award for Drama MACBETH
Washington’s sidekick nearly fools poet HAMILTON
Where to take in salty air and a sleep, possibly ESPLANADE
Wife killed nursing king’s evil WICKED

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