Summer Crossword
by Biddle

This puzzle first appeared in a 1993 issue of Old England, a small-circulation magazine published for some regular attenders of the Proms. There are therefore plenty of musical and UK-specific references including a trade-name. At least one clue was topical at the time.

Many answers are more or less related to summer, a few to winter instead.

Grid

Across

1 Coward's tear-jerking affliction (3,5).
6 Lurid essay written after lust is mostly rejected (6).
9 Impending danger that's round about (6).
10 Universal permit with ID required in the old festival (8).
11 Endlessly restive among motorists, learner is found in summer (8).
12 Confused Ken's surrounded by black stuff in oil transporter (6).
13 Prickly bush identified by the French in 9 (4).
14 Footwear for cheeky dandies around Luxembourg (9).
18 Drifting ice - losses equal for two sides (9).
19 Doubly akin to loon and booby (4).
21 Strong illumination for stairs (6).
24 Peg and take in this crumpled garment (8).
25 Kind of stand used in bad weather (8).
26 Open sort of house (6).
27 Bar room bandit's reward for part of contralto - Ken sings it well (6).
28 S spelled out in liberal generosity (8).

Down

2 Cunningly cheat list to which Johnson's return was generally unpopular (9).
3 Ships head sometimes required in 2 (9).
4 ... in poll is voluntary (6).
5 Hell! A rotary ball organised here? (5,6,4).
6 Hat found in damaged Pisa loot (8).
7 Mediterranean type of tag (5).
8 Crest found at back end of game bird (5).
15 British Leyland haulage reorganised - that's a joke! (9).
16 Sunglasses for boys surrounding French king on Italian river (9).
17 Shop keeping lines in crooked articles (8).
20 Paddy returning traveller encountered (6).
22 West Indian dancing member with duck. (5).
23 Defile, or in egg, corrupt (5).


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