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ACROSS
 1 and 15 downWhere you might find a bus—or a sommelier? (4,9)
 3 Pathetic quitter consumed by live fuel (9)
 8 and 19 downKangaroo court’s formality: this can sometimes preserve remnants of the past (4,7)
 9 Diva, before “Like a Virgin” was heard? (5,5)
11 Governor is mean when up against worker, e.g. (9)
12 Engineer lit up Dutch export (5)
13 Surprisingly, a pickle’s a cereal (7,1)
14 Great arrangement covering one medical practice (6)
17 Flushed, suppressing delight with reimbursement (6)
18 Sitar-playing jerk can be creative (8)
21 Muddle confused fauns (5)
23 Writer’s final letter, concealed in succulent citrus, sent west (5,4)
24 Press assistant in Minnesota heavy-metal band (4,6)
25 Branch rises, naked (4)
26 Extremely large trap for mouse without skin (9)
27 Hairdresser, perhaps, caught in bloody error (4)
DOWN
 1 Sound of guns in 12 parts (7)
 2 Main course: gripe about facetious tribute? (5,4)
 3 Salt found in simple crustacean (8)
 4 Prisoner’s fashionable spouse (6)
 5 Up in the air, space alien in weakened container (12)
 6 Fronts for thieves, opening nearly any lock with a key (5)
 7 Test incomplete legal response, for instance (7)
10 Late stretch of warm weather for S. Ramanujan? (6,6)
15 See 1
16 Judges are mostly rabid dogs (8)
17 Runner in circle is taking a chance (7)
19 See 8
20 Come unglued about letter from Greece in The Nation (6)
22 Decorate nurse after commotion (5)
 
ACROSS 1 SIR(FRANC)I + SBACON (no cabs rev.) 9 A + LAD + DIN 10 anag. (&lit.) 11 RO(MAINE + LET)TUC + E (court anag.) 12 CUR + BED (&lit.) 14 M + I + SPRINT 17 SLIP PAGE 19 anag. 21 anag. 25 “direst” 26 anag. 27 SAND + [t]WIC[e] + HIS + LANDS
DOWN 1 2 defs. 2 REA(L)M 3 2 defs. 4 NON-C.E. 5 IS(RAEL)IS (real anag.) 6 BUSS + TOP 7 CHURCH + ILL 8 NO(S)H (rev.) 13 2 defs. 15 TURBO(JE)TS 16 anag. 18 “perv you” 20 ASO(CIA)L (Laos anag.) 22 MI(A)MI 23 A + GAIN 24 alternate letters