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Across

1Burrowing chiefly nocturnal mammal with body covered with strong horny plates (9)
6Any of various usually white herons having long plumes during breeding season (5)
9A skilled worker who practices some trade or handicraft; _______ Entertainment (7)
10Shine with a weak or fitful light (7)
11Mayhem (5)
12Reflexive form of "us" (e.g. "we will paint it _________") (9)
13Has 4 sides (9)
15Used especially in radio communications to indicate agreement or compliance; Anagram of "I cowl." (5)
16(archaic) about; concerning; in respect (5)
18Type of invertebrate (9)
20A style of popular music developed by African Americans, combining elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues. (4,5)
23Not telling the truth (5)
25Bond liked his "shaken, not stirred." (7)
26A residential area outside of a city and beyond suburbia; anagram of "I ax Rube." (7)
27A way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a

particular person or group of people or period (5)
28Economist _________ Veblen; anagram of "thorniest." (9)

Down

1Covered with water (5)
2Of or relating to a motif (7)
3A substance that promotes drying; anagram of "accidents." (9)
4Argot (5)
5Anything that obstructs or closes a passage (9)
6Leave or strike out (5)
7Dismissal from office (7)

8Brink (9)
13Take on again, as after a time lapse; anagram of "assures me." (9)
14A mechanical device for engaging and disengaging gears (4-5)
15An ominous sign that war threatens; anagram of "cod walrus." (3-6)
17A personal attendant of the British royal family (7)
19Bendable (7)
21A strong yellow color (5)
22Any system of principles or beliefs (5)
24Anagram of "a grin." ;-) (5)

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