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Times 24518: in a 17 until we 6 to 5? And happy Earth Day.

Solving time : 27 minutes, which is a complete miracle, given that I started this off rather late after enjoying a delicious dinner and beer tasting. So I didn't get to this until after several hours of drinking and carousing and enjoying spectacular beer. There may be no coincidence that the venue (and the chefs) were at a place where President Obama made a heralded stop during his election campaign, and he will be holidaying here this weekend with his family this upcoming weekend. So President Obama, if you're reading, and want to go back to your favorite BBQ place, I've got your hook up - not only that but my apartment is only two blocks from where you're staying (this means it's less likely that I'll be taking him out for BBQ, but more likely that I won't be able to leave the apartment on the weekend without being blocked by secretive service vehicles). Oh, hey, there's a crossword to blog, and it was pretty tricky.

Across
1SO,P,ORIFIC(E) I got this from the wordplay, but when I realised it, loved the definition (making one nod)
6RE,CUR(E) hmmm, does the setter have something about terminal E's?
9AWARD: DRAW,A all reversed
10DRAWN(=Haggard),WORK(=effort): Anyone else try to make this RIDER something? Didn't know the definition, got it from wordplay
11SET SAIL: wordplay is SETS(=teams), AIL
12HONOURS: ON(working) in HOURS(long time) - I have a degree with one! Clearly a sign Melbourne University will give them to anyone.
13GATED COMMUNITY: got this from the definition, but the wordplay is pretty nifty - A,TED(tough), COMMUNI(S)T in GY (borders of GERMANY)
17HOLDING(keeping),PATTERN(model)
21deliberately omitted
23DRESSER: double definition, CLOBBER meaning clothes
25BAND(players),AGING
26A,MIG,O: well, a spanish friend
27R.I.,SKY: the state is Rhode Island
28G,RACE LESS: cracked a smile at this one
 
Down
1STAR SIGN: that's my sign!
2deliberately omitted
3RED HANDED: (ADDED,HER,N)*
4FIDELIO: FIDE caught my in a puzzle last year, then OIL reversed for an opera by the old Luddie Van
5CHATHAM: HATH under C, AM. Another name for William Pitt the Elder
6RUN,IN: N in RUN... though I wanted this to be RUN UP
7CROQUET,T(AST)E
8RAKISH: hidden answer
14THOU,SANDS
15délibérément omis
16ENORMOUS: (MOOSE RUN)*
18NOTHING: NOTING about H - love in tennis
19POD,AGRA: From the wordplay, didn't know it was another term for gout
20(C)LIMBER
22GRAVY: V in GRAY
24S,MITE
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