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  1. Starred clues are those with the ESPANOL bent.

    ACROSS
    * 1. MOAN MOAN A whirlwind = MANO A MANO = duel
    * 6. He Answers, Suppose That Albert leads = HASTA = until
    9. link INTEL with RUDE = INTERLUDE = break
    * 10. CA R TA = CARTA = menu
    * 11. FIES TA = FIESTA = do
    12. P RE LATE = PRELATE = clergyman
    * 14. AU LA = AULA = lecture theatre
    15. PRO dancing IN SODAS = PROSODIANS = poets
    18. flagrantly MISUSE LIFE = EMULSIFIES = Makes mayonnaise, say
    * 20. CA SA = CASA = home
    * 23. drops a S, LOSES unexpectedly and takes PAN to heart = ESPANOL = Portuguese neighbour
    * 24. EC backed NOTE = CENOTE = waterhole
    26. faces of Saucy Erotica’s RUM = SERUM = bloody extract
    27. PAR SIMONY = PARSIMONY = frugality
    * 28. A splits MESS = MESAS = tables
    29. G AS FIELD S = GAS FIELDS = energy sources

    DOWN
    1. MAIN FRAME = MAINFRAME = complex computer
    2. NUT to be stripped of middling MEDAL = NUTMEAL = fruit powder
    3. fAcE cReAm leads to Terrific Effect = AERATE = pass wind through
    * 4. QUA A priority = AQUA = water (was irrigate in initial version of the crossword, since updated)
    5. OVERS and gets PASSE = OVERPASSES = goes beyond
    * 6. Hector HAD A NICE = HACIENDA = large estate
    * 7. SIRI ANA = SIRIANA = Syrian
    * 8. GA in AVE = AGAVE = alcohol ingredient
    13. T RUFFLE PI tailing smuG = TRUFFLE PIG = fungus finder
    16. E post SNAKE YES = SNAKE EYES = one doubled
    17. crazy SUITS holding MAN up = TSUNAMIS = waves grandly
    19. UM inSPIRE lost in rewrite = UMPIRES = judges
    * 21. A throwback LOX TO reverse evoLution’s fourth = AXOLOTL = amphibian
    22. IN hItchcock second after GEM = GEMINI = sign
    23. EPS OM = EPSOM = salt
    * 25. I revolutionary SIR = IRIS = coloured band

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