Cryptic #44
by Theresa Cunningham
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Cryptic #44 Grid

Across
1.   Second childhood's two periods (6)
4.   Overwhelmingly defeat large-scale plot (8)
9.   Perch start to swarm, in essence (5)
10. Flowery necklace certainly is relaxed (9)
11. Tape a little Mama? (8)
12. Pay no attention to Italian man, after introduction (6)
14. Talked about connections with wildcat (4)
15. Push back five Ford crashes (5,3)
19. Separates jazz singers (8)
20. Epic couple from Savannah, Georgia (4)
23. Maneuver and row ahead (6)
25. Icicle or nutty candy (8)
27. View large & small Superman costume (9)
28. Bring back beer that's fit for a king (5)
29. Bums are in tears (4,4)
30. Water boy's temper (6)

Down
1.   Urgently holding court right away (8)
2.   Many a grand beach beneath you (9)
3.   Demonstrating at heritage housing rally (6)
5.   Upwardly-mobile prima donna is greedy (4)
6.   Patient finally admitted by Doctor Fish (8)
7.   Faith's decor, after remodelling (5)
8.   Jacques Chirac's palace somewhat rarely seen (6)
10. Repeat after Latin scholar (8)
13. Obvious anger and fatigue (8)
16. Burning Love's for the birds (9)
17. A closer's pitching in ballgame (8)
18. Game, all new, first in Netscape Navigator (8)
21. Hat for someone in an alley (6)
22. Husky racer at Belmont, we hear (6)
24. Scepter with a feminine handle (5)
26. Shakespeare's banned in a recital (4)
Solution
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