Prize crossword No 27,555

  • 1

    Superior numbers ultimately high, one senses? (6)

  • 2

    Suffer demise, nation lacking leadership getting comeuppance (6)

  • 3

    Where beer may be found to contain copper? Wrong (10)

  • 4

    See 6

  • 5

    Last two standing in a line wearing boxers? (9)

  • 6, 4

    Chelsea so poor, Oxford ties? (9)

  • 7

    Closed one end up high (8)

  • 8

    Soft bowing (8)

  • 13

    Pictures I almost deleted, dead say (10)

  • 15

    Compound where I’m being carried round on large animal (4,5)

  • 16

    Find endless fruit covering lip (6,2)

  • 17

    Save bags to have everything you need when power’s lost (8)

  • 19

    No more time after half of air gone (2,4)

  • 20

    Large hole where bottom caught, with fundament in fact squeezed up (6)

  • 23

    Toll cut, tax at first went down (5)

  • 24, 12

    Creator claims to witness decay (2,2,4)

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