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Times 26296 - last typo of the year!

Solving time : 13:30, but the club timer is telling me I have two wrong, which usually means a silly typo in crossing entries. And there it is in la femme best known for visiting la guillotine. Well done, George! Let's end the year on a whimper.

Fun puzzle this one, with a few tricks, and one that is baffling me, I think it's a cryptic definition.

Away we go...

Across
1FAMOUSLY: double definition referencing "getting on famously"
5ID CARD: DID* containing CAR
10ARROWROOT: the school is HARROW said here as 'ARROW, then ROO(jumper), T(reating)
11D,RAIN
12MEAN: sounds like MIEN
13ELBOW ROOM: the joint is an ELBOW and the study is a ROOM
15CONFECTION: CON, then take A,F from AFFECTION
17KILT: L in KIT
19ANON: I guess he said no, so A NON
20OPEN SEASON: This is my question mark - I guess it's a cryptic definition because it doesn't read like a definition
22CANONICAL: CANON(one priestly) then LAIC* - I've usually seen this definition applied to linearity of TV shows
24LEEK: KEEL reversed, symbol of Wales
26POTTO: OTT,OP all reversed - a loris
27SMALL-BORE: BORE(carried) with SMALL(a little) in front
28DIETER: double definition
29TARTED-UP: STARTED UP missing the first letter
 
Down
1FLAB: FAB(great, wicked) holding L
2MARIE ANTOINETTE: and not MARIE ANTIONETTE as I managed to enter. Anagram of TERMINATION and (l)ATE followed by E
3UNWONTED: change the A in UNWANTED to an O
4LOOSE: double definition referencing "fast and loose"
6DO DOWN: not a phrase I was familiar with, but the wordplay is clear - DODO followed by alternating letters in WiNg
7ANABOLIC STEROID: anagram of IN,CAR,BOOT,SALE followed by I'D
8DYNAMITING: DYING(very keen) containing MAN reversed and IT
9STUB,BORN
14SCRATCH-PAD: anagram of CARDS,APT containing CH
16TYPE,CAST
18FELL,FLAT
21UNDONE: UND(oneand in German), ONE(I).Thanks? to the anon poster who pointed out my fluff when writing it up
23LHASA: hidden in halL HAS Altered
25KEEP: double definition, living meaning board and maintenance here
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