Cryptic crossword No 27,500

  • 1

    Red male, little bit lacking in tail (6)

  • 2

    Having bandaged bad cut, sign people operating well? (6)

  • 3

    Ignored port that’s old-fashioned? (6,4)

  • 4

    Look up, one way or the other (5)

  • 5

    Bit of fish seen without tail, might a cat have followed him? (9)

  • 6

    Sweetener coating a cake or bar? (4)

  • 7

    Picnicker, by the sound of it? (3,5)

  • 8

    Phosphorus, maybe a bit (8)

  • 13

    Old sport, through which one might join the action, did you say? (10)

  • 15

    Forward movement not entirely substandard, guru admits (9)

  • 16, 9

    One leg in the air, donning knickers in public places (8,5)

  • 17

    Inspector of property (ours very unreliable) (8)

  • 19

    Devil eggs in audition for restaurant? (6)

  • 20

    Literary group gets stressed reading aloud? (6)

  • 23

    Check in books for runner (5)

  • 24

    Experienced woman taking £800? (4)

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