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Times 25832 – Expect Records to Tumble

This was perhaps the easiest daily crossword I have ever done, and certainly the easiest since I started blogging nearly two years ago. I expect a lot of fast times, several PBs and not a few less than gruntled regulars. 12.5 minutes for me. On edit: How embarrassing! I managed to make an asp of myself at 17ac. Should have paid more attention in Chemistry.

ACROSS

1 SUPER BOWL – SUPERB + OWL
6 BASTE – hidden (my last in, if also one of my last looked at)
9 FATIGUE – ‘wear’ in its verbal sense of make weary (perhaps the nominal one can stretch to this too); FATIGUE[s]
10 GIRAFFE – GAFFE around IR[ish]
11 SYNOD – S[ill]Y + NOD
12 NUTRIMENT – NUT (fanatic) + an anagram* of TERM + I around N[oon]
13 SCHOONER – CH[eck; as in chess move] in (on board) SOONER
14 DIVA – reversal of ‘avid’; the across word du jour
17 ASPS – AS + first letters of A[rsenic] P[ut] P[araquat] S[trychnine]; my Internet is playing up, so the meaning of ‘poisonous things’ will need to come from the floor. Thanks to anon for reminding me that As is the chemical symbol for arsenic.
18 JETTISON – JET + IS+NOT*
21 ENCHILADA – CHILEAN*+ D + A
22 RELIC – RE + L + IC
24 AS USUAL – AL[l] after A + S[outh] + US + U[niversity]
25 ADORNED – N in ADORED
26 EVENT – EVEN + [even]T
27 TREATMENT – TREAT (pay for) + M + ENT

DOWN

1 SIFTS – F in SITS; riddle, besides it CRS meaning, means to sift
2 PUT IN THE PICTURE – double definition
3 RIGADOON – a musical from bygone days derived from [b]RIGADOON – a dance of bygone days
4 OLEANDER – O + [LEADER around N]
5 LEGATO – how I rely on the internet these days! I imagine a legator is a cleric, whose responsibilities include reading Wrong again! It's LEGAT[e] + O, where the legate is a Papal representative
6 BERLIN – a triple, I reckon, consisting of Irving Berlin, a carriage and the capital of Germany, who I hope will win the World Cup, as I have a few bob on them
7 SUFFER IN SILENCE – a nice image, is it not? Trappists are the best known of the orders that take a vow of silence
8 EYESTRAIN – one needs to get into Wodehouse mode for this one; it’s E[nglish] = TRAIN [tutor –verb] around YES (rather – as in ‘top hole, what, old chap!’ AKA Yes)
13 STALEMATE – STALE (old) + MATE (fellow) for the down word du jour
15 SEPARATE – APES reversed + RATE
16 START OUT – STOUT (porter as in beer-like drink) around ART
19 PIQUET – PIQUE + T[ell] for the game played to a stalemate by divas nibbling chestnuts?
20 BALLET – ALL in BET
23 CADET – [m]ADE in CT
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