Cryptic Crossword - Economic Times Bangalore (7577 of 29-11-2019) - Fillable and with solution

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Across:
1 Stiff, like unnaturally tall circus performers? (7)
5 Got rid of American terminology initially in dictionary (6)
9 Investigation isn't designed to include that Parisian (7)
10 Old explorer returns round Cape for one of the nightshades (7)
11 European bread the outcome of simple idea (3)
12 Proud tirade on behalf of Underground (11)
13 Milk supplier's topclass empty bottles (5)
14 Irate brat injured referee (9)
16 Writer in very old church finished commentary (5-4)
17 Saw a cross where Douglas is briefly (5)
19 Trust tenners, say, instead of these? (6,5)
22 Head teachers association (3)
23 One acted strangely havĀ­ing swallowed energy drink (4,3)
24 Beryl called occasionally after soldiers returned (7)
26 A horse schooled on beach (6)
27 Recruit perhaps a thousand to replace current driver (7)

Down:
1 Runner deceived about large protective headgear (4,3)
2 Curiosity in queen's visit is absurd (15)
3 One of ten digits originally transmitted over Ethernet (3)
4 The same old dry credentials sent over (5)
5 Exceed in quantity, not in tune (9)
6 Cutter capsized in river basin (5)
7 Misrepresent income tax with endless malarky! (11,4)
8 Fly out of the blue, showing nerve (6)
12 Person named on cheque gives assent in gym (5)
14 Benefit 17 hiring transport on time (9)
15 Catches bugs crossing river (5)
16 Target: seven minutes to run round edges of circuit (6)
18 Swordsman in Spain originally made a little gold (7)
20 Some paint room and first bars (5)
21 Message, very short, appears in Times (5)
25 Big bird creates blue murder to some extent (3)
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Created at 21.30 hrs IST on 29-11-2019 from Chennai

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