Cryptic Crossword from Economic Times Bangalore (7664 of 11-03-2020) - Fillable and with solution

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Across:
1 Shock of insurance withdrawal company’s increase (8)
5 North American inspires writer’s ‘Black Cloud’ (6)
9 Underdog controversially unable to fly (8)
10 Pacific island, one that I represented (6)
12 Different English university in London (4)
13 Old giraffe approached master guarding old man (10)
15 We obtained Irish newspaper first — it carries messages (9,4)
19 Sauce ingredient produced warts in different places (7,6)
23 Doctor probes food that is right for RA member (10)
25 Guy in Paris picked up dairy product (4)
28 Secure a dry area at home (6)
29 Error in calculation — music not broadcast (8)
30 Children’s author, one with a colourful plot feature (6)
31 Cultivated trees controlled by the German turncoat (8)

Down:
1 Small seal sounds like a small swan (6)
2 Automata lose British supporters (5)
3 Split hire charge (4)
4 Female with her usual accessory admits new affair (7)
6 Insect maturing and going off initially (5)
7 Officer’s bride prepared to tour Baltic port (9)
8 Con man, despicable type, steals 550 rupees (8)
11 Put wager on a second star (4)
14 National Gallery shows some growth (4)
15 Check out union’s big game (4,5)
16 Epitaph producing tear (3)
17 Don’t expose skin (4)
18 A couple of books in small plastic sheath (8)
20 Cooks old bird (4)
21 Former duck trap that is snaring mallard primarily (3-4)
22 Position troops to guard entrance to central zone (6)
24 Writer in clerical garb has one excuse (5)
26 Husband and relative’s favourite spot (5)
27 Expert conquers medium peak (4)
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Created at 12.00 hrs IST on 11-03-2020 from Bangalore

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