Cryptic #3

Cryptic #3

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ACROSS
7 Neared extraordinary win (6)
8 Neckwear falling apart, being artificially coloured (3-5)
11 Lead armour (for example) is a great shield (5)
12 Get used to accountant sorting out email around the end of August (9)
13 The state of the country (7)
14 Those attracted to shiny things are irrational while playing games (7)
15 Belgian children? (8,7)
18 Goodbye, Allan - see you on the side? (7)
20 Washed-up beans he chopped (3-4)
23 It's inappropriate to play offside (3,2,4)
25 Somewhere safe, somewhere unearthly; not second-best (5)
26 Receive digits broadcast from slums (8)
27 How to describe one most chaste, who erupts violently (6)
DOWN
1 Nag her to wash and put out to dry... again? (6)
2 A woman and I go walking slowly (6)
3 Wise men support USA's dance movement with bangers (8)
4 Topaz in chlorine dissolves outwardly to new element (4)
5 One dead fish isn't doing anything (6)
6 Dessert Symptomatic consumed by damaged atriums (8)
9 Puts oil on chopped 'erbs - sage - all but a third (7)
10 As usual, everyone in class to measure side-by-side (8)
14 Said she, the leader, caused chaos (8)
15 Notorious rapper holds large weight of dried meat (7)
16 A French bird made light of one having no name? (8)
17 Time of day when, ironically, wheels are not in motion? (4,4)
19 To disagree with adjudicator at university for the Maori (6)
21 Desired contest in final (6)
22 What's taken home and put inside upset Yang's opposite number (6)
24 One live, cross goat (4)

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