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Times 27,941: Euler? Euler? Anyone?

Nothing against this puzzle per se but I found it a little bland for a Friday slot: mostly ordinary words straightforwardly enough clued, and quickly enough put to bed. I guess I didn't know a DYNAMIST was a philosopher or that RAMP could mean a swindle, so those were interesting. COD to 14dn just because I live within a stone's throw of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory these days. Thanks setter!

ACROSS
1 Puzzle when bird is restricted by farmyard disease (6)
BEMUSE - EMU is "restricted" by BSE

4 Latin maybe is hard — time to go off and flop? (8)
LANGUISH - LANGU{age} IS H

10 Confidence of a revolutionary faced with censure (7)
PANACHE - A CHE, "faced" with PAN

11 Gem that's very bad being put back in container (7)
PERIDOT - DIRE reversed in POT

12 Cubes of frozen stuff applied to wound ultimately (4)
DICE - ICE applied to {woun}D

13 Get rid of scholar no longer showing benefits of education? (10)
OBLITERATE - O.B. [scholar no longer] + LITERATE

15 OAP wild with anger about hotel accommodation not suitable for his age group (9)
ORPHANAGE - (OAP + ANGER*) "about" H

16 Nameless chum under the influence of drugs? (5)
FRIED - FRIE{n}D

18 Mathematician showing hesitation about principle that's not right (5)
EULER - ER "about" {r}ULE

19 Decorated garden lad redesigned (9)
GARLANDED - (GARDEN LAD*)

21 Freshly dispatched soldiers needing little time to show bitterness (10)
RESENTMENT - RE-SENT MEN needing T

23 Crop: staple source of sustenance, on reflection (4)
SNIP - PIN S{ustenance} reversed

26 Traveller to ancient city street spanning island (7)
TOURIST - TO UR ST, "spanning" I

27 American football player maybe in old camp (7)
LEAGUER - double def

28 Woman felt the absence of outspoken type of philosopher (8)
DYNAMIST - homophone of DINAH MISSED

29 PM briefly appearing in school to give talk (6)
SPEECH - PEE{l} appearing in SCH

DOWN
1 Man perhaps in gym getting tender on the outside (5)
BIPED - P.E. getting BID on the outside

2 German city with hospital demolished by one friend in local government office? (9)
MUNICIPAL - MUNIC{h} by I PAL

3 Stay to get temperature taken — when one's this? (4)
SICK - S{t}ICK, semi-&lit

5 Brief very quietly delving into issue (7)
APPRISE - PP into ARISE

6 Accommodation with some beds nearby? (6,4)
GARDEN FLAT - cryptic def

7 I may represent this country (5)
INDIA - double def (I in NATO phonetic alphabet)

8 Impulsive, as Harry and Helen are seen to be? (9)
HOTHEADED - Harry and Helen both begin with H (= hot)

9 Half-hearted cry of derision when meeting snake and rodent (6)
JERBOA - JE{e}R meeting BOA

14 Radioactive element that has “warm nuclei”, roughly (10)
LAWRENCIUM - (WARM NUCLEI*)

15 Excessively admired sweetheart, not the first to get told off (9)
OVERRATED - {l}OVER + RATED

17 Agreement to get tough, hiding depression (9)
INDENTURE - INURE "hiding" DENT

19 Clever trick group conjured up in cells (7)
GAMETES - GAME + reversed SET

20 Upset as a result of row and left half abandoned (6)
RANKLE - RANK [row] + LE{ft}

22 Refuse encouragement, having taken note (5)
SPURN - SPUR having taken N

24 Entrance of some members of top orchestra (5)
PORCH - hidden in {to}P ORCH{estra}

25 Swindle going unchecked puts worker perhaps off (4)
RAMP - RAMP{ant}
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