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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD No.8 by Medusa

Across

Militant admitting 'is special requirement (7)
Two Europeans coming back together to go to Gretna (5)
A game of tic-tac-toe demonstrates diplomacy (4)
10 Fixed character on solid metal plate for printing (10)
11 Go over capacity in a French engagement (8)
13 Tough woman at Internet bookseller's (6)
15 Blade sounds swollen-headed (4)
17 Bar access to Scottish alleyway (5)
18 Group of witches don't start baking chamber (4)
19 Tie up English openers after Lent (6)
20 Is it achieved by a bowler? (3,5)
23 Angle digit if you want item on children's menu (4,6)
26 Trick pen I yearn for (4)
27 Bird a bit under par (5)
28 McLuhan's medium? (7)

Down

Group of soldiers dependent on other circumstances (10)
Afternoon nap that is taken on board ship, thanks (6)
Compiler after party in Millennium stadium? (4)
About five, porter has time for a drink (8)
Measure of support (4)
Knitting stitch lacking embellishment (5)
Detonate old pithead above rich seam (7)
12 Record nothing at church at a particular time (5)
14 Carol happy? - Possibly, but it's doubtful (10)
16 Articles containing opposition to cereal are pure greed (7)
17 Think about study team, right? (8)
21 Beat soundly for dumping rubbish outside hospital (6)
22 Boat not built for stormy ocean (5)
24 Big embrace? - Ecstasy! (4)
25 Courageous one in the set (4)


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