Cryptic crossword No 27,535

  • 1

    Low part embraced by bass, say — that’s plain (8)

  • 5

    Artist’s military leave? (6)

  • 9

    Gender is in question, so philosophical (8)

  • 10

    Party moving to the left, then right, in poor Turkish city (6)

  • 12

    Sickening total (5)

  • 13

    Jack and I wearing heavy-duty cloth (9)

  • 14

    Down — becoming dn? (12)

  • 18

    Boy caught by rock, deal with idle threat of children (5,2,5)

  • 21

    Discontinue dose, foolishly swallowed by buffoon (5,4)

  • 23

    Crack up back of gluteal area, you disgust me! (5)

  • 24

    Old banger, American truck finally impounded by police (6)

  • 25, 4

    Number of England supporters, faction involved in leisurely fighting over sugary tea? (5,3,5,7)

  • 26

    Not all of century, ten I need back? (6)

  • 27

    Last of those coldest tumbledown houses shut off (8)

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