Cryptic #9

Cryptic #9

Some folks in the know may be able to spot the little theme I've put into four answers in this crossword. Consider it an easter egg rather than a themer.

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Across
1 Lenience for Ms. Corby? Remit the last half year (5)
4 Sick bridge player from Australia sat down (9)
10 Colour of English horse that woman saw with two pupils (8)
11 No standard for date when spoken (6)
12 Play golf topless? (3,3)
13 Observe and give details about gallery (8)
14 Traded sidearm every second with guard (7)
16 Oat bins converted into fortress (7)
17 Maybe the old are getting lice a different way? (7)
19 Dispose of rotten cargo (7)
22 Specific batting posture (8)
23 Give penny pincher shakedown, stealing penny (6)
25 Quiet 28 in pandemonium around 1st of November (6)
26 God partially caused extreme worldwide problem (8)
27 Money on Earth not cause for celebration (9)
28 A refuge is rented (5)
Down
2 Architect gave dodgy leger to company (2,5)
3 Tech giant that San Fran doesn't have (5)
5 Finally remove domain from email address? (2,4)
6 Dig up land in top of France to find coinage - it's a game (5-9)
7 Accommodation away from Montreal is oddly lacking (9)
8 Vote in the right side? That's music to my ears (7)
9 Capital dish of New Zealand? (4,10)
15 Most delicate article of clothing I stand fussing over (9)
18 Scale to rate diner's interior (7)
20 Carnies exploited mathematical function (3,4)
21 Prepared filling stew for harvest man (6)
24 Grass can be put in your mouth (5)

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