Cryptic Crossword from Economic Times Bangalore (7485 of 14-08-2019) - Fillable and with solution

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Across:
1 Spot on a cold cleric (8)
5 He did some copying in piles (6)
9 Armed ships form a new configuration (3-2-3)
10 Mike secures very large area for design (6)
12 American First Lady's client (4)
13 Iffy science sadly lacking special expertise (10)
15 Albert, say, priest in church, tricks men close to font (6,7)
19 Is it sacrificed to the god of cookery? (5,8)
23 He serenaded, using nothing but ardour, animatedly (10)
25 Actor favours acquiring receding hairstyle (4)
28 Functional posh darkbrown fur (6)
29 Stands behind spinner as emergency safeguard (8)
30 Ancient city, almost without equal (6)
31 Slate miners welcoming head of state every year (3,5)

Down:
1 Affair involves Royal Mail maybe (6)
2 Boat's staff capturing duck (5)
3 Collar thug, by the sound of it (4)
4 Illegally buy and sell vehicles on road (7)
6 English firm initially likes investigating bacteria (1,4)
7 Plans go awry introducing popular music in church (9)
8 Makes sense of call received by departments (8)
11 One's breaking current record (4)
14 Means to make an impression (4)
15 Create opening in gym for boring judge (9)
16 Capricious creature, 11, in Berlin (3)
17 Unsophisticated supporter upset about India (4)
18 Block outside broadcast lorry briefly in street (8)
20 Get lighter notice framed in iron (4)
21 Drill old coin found in heart of Greece (7)
22 Brits in Adelaide head ball (6)
24 Anger about government's claptrap (5)
26 Fruit sown on odd occasions in bed (5)
27 Cook raved about seedpods (4)
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Created at 22.00 hrs IST on 14-08-2019 from Bangalore

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