Cryptic #8

Cryptic #8

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Across
8 Cook heats rock to make pastry (9)
10 A choice oven (5)
11 Bouquet has nothing dismal (5)
12 European sits, backing friend, inside ballparks (9)
13 Undermines green fees - goes around the outside (8)
14 Walk 'round naked cadet (6)
16 Flimsy alibi evil journalist removed from legal officer's portfolio? (9)
21 Way to remove egghead from parade (6)
22 At the rear, endless rows of confectionery (8)
24 A drastic way to drain liquid - keeping air conditioner on (9)
25 After a little hesitation, French friend gets savoury (5)
26 Avoid brief travel at sea (5)
27 Complex alumnus meeting (9)
Down
1 Welcome English wife (7)
2 Charged-up unit discards uniform 'round capital city (7)
3 Persuasive argument given by vaccine inventor outside top adacemy, just in case (5,4)
4 Not certain about slice on the right-hand side (5)
5 There are three mirrors - you clap to break them (7,7)
6 First name, in short form (7)
7 Observes one of 5 and gets mad (4,3)
9 Trick-based card game? (5-4,5)
15 A fight violates sense and knowledge (9)
17 A cursed assembly sold second-hand? (4,3)
18 Wave to queen on holiday (7)
19 How to live, if you're a nun? (7)
20 Hands out a flag on board (7)
23 The sun is rising on the farm equipment (5)

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