Cryptic Crossword from Economic Times Bangalore (7682 of 31-03-2020) - Fillable and with solution

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Across:
1 Complicated score ended with C, getting softer (11)
9 Queen Victoria at first fills bowl for Muslim ascetic (7)
10 Time when almost nobody starts to do any yomping? (7)
11 Youth’s case abandoned and dismissed (3)
12 Stresses — they vary regionally (7)
13 It’s forbidden, yet still e.g. allowed to some extent (7)
14 Couple prepare to tour university (3)
15 Bottle neck (5)
17 Sentimental work bores agent (5)
18 Novelist’s about to host good character from Athens (5)
20 Don’t slouch! Unnamed Russian boss is back (3,2)
22 Bridge opponents gather round right away (3)
24 Caught editing novel (7)
25 Island engineers marriage (7)
26 Long period during 1 Down (3)
27 Very nearly returned number one’s form (7)
28 Token minimum invested in dodgy loan (7)
29 Nick instrument designed to deter lice (3,8)

Down:
1 Noted career girl worked for boss of BBC (8-7)
2 A politician avoids mushroom in Paris bun (7)
3 Old letters about Oscar’s animating principle (5)
4 Happy to keep batting, exercising self-restraint (9)
5 Pasta finally eaten by lots (7)
6 A grand European inn fits in more mature retiree (3-3,9)
7 English dukes control conflict for king (6)
8 Parking in layby ruined action in the background (2-4)
16 Home team respecting new church fences (9)
18 Domestic atmosphere about five past four (6)
19 A street journey on horseback perhaps (7)
21 The best police go down quickly (7)
23 Manage to obtain whiskey and fish (6)
25 Latest fashion? Conquering new mountains (5)
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Created at 21.30 hrs IST on 31-03-2020 from Bangalore

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