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QC 1405 by Izetti

No idea about time, done in the middle of other tasks and interruptions, but it felt like medium difficulty to me.

FOI 5A. LOI 10D and I think that must also be my COD.

Nothing showing on the NATRAF.

Definitions are underlined, and everything else is explained just as I see it in the simplest language I can manage.

Sorry, got to dash, life beckons with its crooked little finger.

Across
1 Holiday-maker? Person getting half cut by river (6)
CAMPER - CAM (river) + PER (PERson 'half cut').
5 Work involving paintings maybe to some extent (6)
PARTLY - PLY (work) 'involving' ART (paintings).
8 Statements as discharged nun meets canon (13)
ANNOUNCEMENTS - straight anagram ('discharged') of NUN MEETS CANON.
9 What sounds like terrible person working with colours (4)
DYER - homophone of DIRE (terrible).
10 Composer taking part after comeback — fellow yet to meet his match? (8)
BACHELOR - BACH (composer) + ELOR (ROLE backwards, i.e. part 'after comeback')
11 Trick by Greek character providing sea food (6)
SCAMPI - SCAM (trick) + PI (Greek character).
13 Mean to have nurse at back of home (6)
INTEND - TEND (nurse) 'at back of' IN (home).
15 Splash when soup initially meets dish (8)
SPLATTER - S (Soup 'initially') + PLATTER (dish).
17 Some crushed in stampede (4)
RUSH - hidden word: cRUSHed.
19 Kitchen ingredient we'd cooked in novel pud — carrots (7,6)
CUSTARD POWDER - straight anagram of WE'D ('cooked') in another anagram ('novel') of PUD CARROTS.
21 Get angry as one of the top players, without hesitation (3,3)
SEE RED - SEED (top player, as at Wimbledon) 'without', i.e. 'outside' ER (hesitation).
22 Good attempt to incorporate a new framework (6)
GANTRY - G + TRY (good attempt) 'incorporating' A + N (a new).
Down
2 A togetherness comes with the departure of one relation (5)
AUNTY - A + UNTY (UNiTY (togetherness) with the departure of I (one)).
3 Set of instructions for scientific unit (7)
PROGRAM - PRO (for) + GRAM (scientific unit).
4 Possibly an extra sequence (3)
RUN - in cricket, a run that is scored other than by the batsman hitting the ball with his bat, is called an 'extra'. Please adapt gender of relevant noun and pronoun to suit your taste.
5 More inclined to moralise, having power and influence? That is right (9)
PREACHIER - P (power) + REACH (influence) + IE (that is) + R (right).
6 Old magistrate about to meet woman in garden (5)
REEVE - RE (about) + EVE (woman in garden (of Eden)).
7 Disappointment in the French community — about 500 (3-4)
LET-DOWN - LE (French definite article) + TOWN (community) 'about' D (Roman numeral for 500).
10 Like one with skin problems needing surgeon in hospital unit (9)
BLISTERED - LISTER (Joseph Lister, surgeon who pioneered the use of antisepctics) 'in' BED (hospital unit).
12 Catch a cold, turning up, then erupt furiously (7)
CAPTURE - AC (A + Cold) reversed (i.e. 'turning up' in this down clue) = CA. Then add on PTURE,  anagram of ERUPT ('furiously').
14 Action in football match to add as extra feature (5-2)
THROW-IN - if you add something as an extra feature you might 'throw it in'.
16 Feature of church to change, we hear (5)
ALTAR - sounds like ALTER (to change).
18 Some problems — we argue and use bad language (5)
SWEAR - hidden word: problemS WE ARgue.
20 Margaret turning up in strange petticoat (3)
PEG - hidden word reversed (i.e. 'turning up' in this down clue): stranGE Petticoat. Peg or Peggy is a comon diminutive for Margaret.
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