Cryptic #52
by Theresa Cunningham
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Cryptic #52 Grid

Across
1.   Pronounced fuzz in thicket (5)
4.   Daydream of 12-oz soda, maybe? (9)
9.   Sacrificial stand about long shot's first great player (3-4)
10. Scorekeeper going the opposite way (7)
11. Kin sends bucks for charity (8)
12. A couple of strumpets with saucy formality (6)
14. Paired flatter boomerangs (4)
15. Monkey with alpaca, mink, camel or donkey (4,6)
18. Flaky apple crisp holders (5,5)
20. Attract the Beaver's dad from behind (4)
23. Dark red strand (6)
24. Decline to do the ironing? (8)
26. Ship back in mooring is no catamaran (7)
27. Spoils little brat with pretentious manners (7)
28. Spreading gossip about Regis pans out (9)
29. Young clothing and sweet things (5)

Down
1.   Raised half-pint bears in the arranged order (7,2)
2.   Italian dish squiggling on plate (7)
3.   Former spouse covering range (6)
4.   Hinders everyone entering wooded areas (10)
5.   Cut a New York ballplayer in the ear (4)
6.   Famous model in a quaint etching (8)
7.   Mintier cooking in the meantime (7)
8.   Ground top off of fireplace (5)
13. Commanding Carol to eat smoke-cured fish (10)
16. Illegally heading off with no faults (9)
17. Sagging further, Dr. Dock gobbles doughnuts (8)
19. Vegetable slice is below average (7)
21. Adjust again in large resorts (7)
22. Sultry subject gets restricted (6)
23. Limo chauffeur has coffee (5)
25. Opposed to prank, without foundation (4)
Solution
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