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Update: I gave up the ghost after a ghastly, overconfident error. Not surprisingly, I have many a need for answers.
5 down: Embellishes curves after medic expired (7, 2)
The clue that gutted me: if it’s not doctors up, what is it?
9 across: Damaged whiskey made without top (10)
1 across: Is it close to dubious deaths?! (10)
I assume deaths is an anagram of something else.
4 down: Boost infinite afterlife (5)
1 down: Vietnamese detained celeb (4)
I spent a long time trying to think of words that could de-tain-ed, i.e. ascertain becomes ascer etc., but I got nothing. Should I have kept scrabbling or should I have reassessed the clue?
16 down: Vile, outré, unthinking Pom or Dane?! (9)
I didn’t get the Pom or Dane section of the clue. Ian mentioned it was DA being derogatory towards Poms and Danes, yet I still don’t get it.