Another week, another cryptic crossword. You can find all my crossword offerings in the category archive.

3 - Grid

Across
1. Getting here with bald head smoothing hair. (7)
5. Kick footwear. (4)
8. Bet help comes with her. (5)
9. Not Mother’s flask. (7)
11. Challenge a red mix up. (4)
12. Not on the coast of another country. (8)
15. Come up with northern wash. (5)
16. Short instructions. (5)
19. Removing open space. (8)
21. Fall over journey. (4)
23. Follower has strange lace toy. (7)
25. Currency in the beef ranch. (5)
26. Capital of bad solo. (4)
27. I poorly treat eastern repeat. (7)

Down
2. Alternatively writhes wildly in Old English. (9)
3. William is being paid? (4)
4. Inform if Tony is wrong. (6)
5. Block from drinking hole. (3)
6. Nothing on severe smell. (5)
7. Curves round divers’ disease. (5)
10. Make certain of financial security, we hear. (6)
13. Disproportionate response when you tear cover badly. (9)
14. Article on homeless animal in the wrong place. (6)
17. To absorb sounds like it was done as a joke. (6)
18. The cop did badly without taking first period. (5)
20. Place for a tailless grasshopper? (5)
22. From a distance in a farce. (4)
24. Inside balloonist’s washroom. (3)

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