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Times 26560 - whirled of sport

Solving time : 10:50. Greetings from New York City, where I just got back from a rather good show (Kinky Boots). It's the 9th innings in the final game of the World Series, and Australia is off to a rollicking start against South Africa in cricket. Oh and there's a puzzle! I have the second best time right now though I don't think there was anything particularly obscure in the grid though I wasn't familiar with the phrase in 11 in that form.

Away we go...

Across
1MATHEMATICS: THEMATIC(describing motif) in M.A.'S
7BUS: shorten BUST
9DIALECTIC: DIAL(face) and then HECTIC missing the first letter
10MERGE: ERG inisde ME
11JANITOR: TOR(n) after JAN 1
12RUN WILD: RUN(single) W, LD(lord) after I
13RESIN: REIN containing S
15APPARATUS: US(American) following APP and ART containing A
17SHIPWRECK: cryptic definition
19CIRCA: ACC reversed containing IR
20REFRACT: REF(official), ACT(legislation) surrounding R
22STROPHE: SHE(a ship) surrounding PORT reversed
24IRISH: I replacing PA in PARISH
25BEATITIUDE: BEAT IT(be off) then (r)UDE
27EAT: (h)EAT
28READING ROOM: READING university then ROM(computer storage) including O
 
Down
1MAD: remove I from MAID
2TWAIN: W, I in TIN - strange to see W=with used twice in the same puzzle
3EVERTON: NO reversed after EVERT(to turn out)
4AFTERCARE: AFT(back) then an anagram of CAREER
5INCUR: everyone would be following the IN CUR
6SEMINAR: reverse RAN (t)IMES
7BARRISTER: ST in BARRIER
8STEADY STATE: S then TESTATE containing an anagram of DAY - a theory used in kinetics
11JURY SERVICE: cryptic definition, though here it is called JURY DUTY
14SKINFLINT: SKINT containing FLIN(g)
16PAKISTANI: P(layer) then an anagram of ASIAN,KIT
18WEATHER: WE(our team) then RATHER(more readily) with the first letter missing
19CURLING: L in CURING
21TIBIA: A BIT reversed containing I
23PLUTO: L in PUT, O
26ELM: MALE reversed missing the A
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