Cryptic #45
by Theresa Cunningham
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Cryptic #45 Grid

Across
1.   Retrograde border on musical instrument (4)
3.   Toni's invested in hardwood floors (10)
9.   Pyrex tray holds more than is necessary (5)
11. Eccentric soda jerk has a splash of seltzer (9)
12. More exorbitant margins from particular cooler (7)
13. Showering quick behind the head (5)
15. Quash cats, bats and a hairy monster (9)
17. Stand while feeding fish (5)
19. Land, for example, at unknown port (5)
21. Part of a chicken soon peeps out (5,4)
23. Set a course for tomorrow's beef? (5)
24. Abrasive, disorderly carpers (7)
26. Plant owner's flu bugs (9)
27. Roused a couple of women ahead of Griffey (5)
28. Secret agents overlook sign after a bit of espionage (10)
29. Support doesn't begin in the current state (2,2)

Down
1.   Cutting hair, single father goes astray (10)
2.   Nosy Parker, fanny in air (9)
4.   Yet hamster's back beneath couch (2,3)
5.   Whisper no novel's title (9)
6.   Suppose one mine is loaded with silver (7)
7.   Divine swallows starting to tweet excitedly (5)
8.   Raid can (4)
10. Commercial that is unsatisfactory, and so long (5)
14. Heard about bungled sovereign plans (10)
16. Crackerjack prize Kitty flipped over (3-6)
18. They loiter, depressed, in bars (9)
20. Stiller's comedic framework (7)
22. Yellowish imperfections seen from below (5)
23. Mount some horses in Airedale (5)
24. By the sound of it, twilled fabric is swell (5)
25. Lies about key (4)
Solution
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