Cryptic crossword no 162 by Chalicea

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Cryptic Crossword No 162

Across

1  Velocity of a Perseid on the move (8)

7  Bear not accepted in tree (4)

11  Senior nursing officer as police informer (5)

12  Take escape vent with circle for start of upward little plant part (7)

13  Celebration that is curiously canonised, say (12, 2 words)

16  Please reply briefly, returning first of pages very soon after receipt initially (4)

17  In Glasgow to shrink, cut back old cord skirt (9)

18  Crowning glory set in permafrost (4)

20  Fashionable life force with a hint of charm (4)

22  Horribly gory drunken revel (4)

23  Cuckoos trimmed parsley plant (4)

25  An idiot admitting beginnings of practical rather inappropriate little joke (9, 2 words)

26  Oddly rougher region of Germany (4)

30  Christmas treat, produced by trendy bar in a fashion (12, 2 words)

31  Japanese art, or magic, almost, making a comeback on island (7)

32  Regularly gaudier old Latin American instrument (5)

33  Measure enclosed place (4)

34  Curiously essential not originally ideal quality of arriving after time (8)

 

Down

1  Regularly at sea paddling originally as fast as one can in short (4)

    2  Guarantor’s fashionable society practice by right (7)

    3  Mythical bird, monarch and seat – a swaying one (12, 2 words)

    4  Fatty cells revealed by tissue transfer (4)

    5  Former Russian measure of length very disregarded (4)

    6  Proverbially dead rotten iron loads (9)

    8  Doubtfully I hold coolest emblem of loyalties shown by former Etonians to each other (for example) (12, 3 words)

    9  Abandon holidays (5)

  10  One playact in disorder is not characteristic (8)

  14  Tone down and cunningly fade plots (9, 2 words)

  15  Fierce animal’s raised combed fibre (4)

  17  Young songster, affectedly shy embracing returning liveliness and bit of hilarity (8)

  19  Uncommon river measurement unit (4)

  21  Strangely mossier compounds (7)

  24  Agate possibly, turning up as a receptacle initially with drink (5)

  27  Apocryphal book with no time for funeral ceremonies (4)

  28  Crazy returning stupefying blow (4)

  29  Rejected painful sexual desire (4)

Here is last week’s solution:

No 161 France solution