Cryptic crossword No 27,523

  • 1

    Nag disposed of, about a hundred (5)

  • 2

    Over peak in retrospect, a partner on top of you lay (7)

  • 3

    Thus a little progress on the climb (4)

  • 4

    Handle hard toward the stern (4)

  • 5

    Highly-valued holding company advanced at an early stage (10)

  • 6

    Sad guy, mister, sullen principally? (6,4)

  • 7

    A white rattlesnake is suddenly alert (7)

  • 8

    Time passed there with English card game (6-3)

  • 12

    Failing in crucial test initially, lacking judgement (10)

  • 13

    Scuttling 1cm, rather black crustacean (6,4)

  • 14

    Handle something on the barbecue, very much on top (9)

  • 17

    Point about subdivision, most cordial (7)

  • 19

    Smoker in male with a long neck, old, old solver (7)

  • 22

    Piece for example erected, filthy stuff (5)

  • 23

    Fish pie and raspberry ripple starters (4)

  • 24

    Finally, Torquay United promoted, sparkling in the morning? (4)

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