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Quick Cryptic No 334 by Hurley - anagram practice time

A medium level quickie with no obscure words or unfair clues today, good setting Mr Hurley, a couple of long anagrams to unravel, not much else to add.



Across
1 SATURN - SA = saw with backing W away, TURN = change of direction, def. celestial body.
4 LARDER - (A)LAR(M) = endless alarm, DER = German for 'the', def. store.
9 PHILADELPHIAN - (HE'D ALL HIP PAIN)*, anagrid 'treated', def. city man.
10 AGE - Regular letters of ArGuE, def. get older.
11 CERTAINLY - (LYRIC NEAT)*, anagrind 'rewrite', def. without doubt.
12 COSMIC - Insert S for son into COMIC = entertainer, def. universal.
13 INNATE - INN = pub, ATE = had meal, def. natural.
16 SAN MARINO - AS retreating = SA, (IRON MAN)*, anagrind 'crushed', def. republic.
18 AWE - Leads to = first letters of: Admiration, Wild, Enthusiasm, def. wonder.
19 RETAIL THERAPY - Cryptic pun.
21 LINGER - LINGER(IE) = underwear with 'that is' missing' def. delay departure?
22 CARTON - CAR = wheels, TON = heavyweight, def. container.

Down
1 SOP - S = second, OP = work, def. concession.
2 TRICEPS - TRICE = instant, PS = postscript, def. source of strength.
3 REACCLIMATISE - (ARCTIC SEA MILE)* anagrind 'off', def. again adapt to environment.
5 ALPHA AND OMEGA - First and last letters of Greek alphabet.
6 DEIGN - Sounds like DANE = national, def. act condescendingly.
7 RUNNYMEDE - RUNNY = likely to flow, MEDE sounds like mead, = drink they'd say, def. Thames location, a water meadow where Magna Carta was sealed 800 years ago.
8 METRO - MET = encountered, R = republic, O = old, def. railway system.
10 ANCESTRAL - Hidden in D(ANCES TRA L)A-LA, def. referring to past.
14 ADAMANT - ADAM = Old Testament man, then initial letters of Appreciate New Testament, def. unyielding.
15 WITTY - WI = West Indian, TT = abstainer, Y = ultimate in comedY, def. humorous.
17 NOT ON - NOON = midday, insert T = time, def. unacceptable.
20 YEN - Y = currency in end, E = eastern, N = note, def. &lit.
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