The Guardian - Cryptic crossword No 28,550 - Sep 14 2021

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... which helps heel get into Oxford, perhaps SHOEHORN
Advantage gained by leading team UPSIDE
Being practical, puts forward close working style HANDSON
Came back with European socialist support for census COUNTERED
Composer spoken of as 'performance god' CHOPIN
Cook ignites the pan, creating minor problems TEETHINGPAINS
Cromwell, for example, shot a revolutionary when holding mass THOMAS
Cut short series of performances by contralto in gallery TRUNCATE
Dim Tuscan cop gets busted — one might joke about it STANDUPCOMIC
Examine gold divided into three crowns AUDIT
Express strong feeling, using term Goethe oddly rejected EMOTE
Form of art devoured by spry elderly setter? STILLLIFE
Former pupil's recovery is uncertain OBSCURE
Idiot reportedly prosecutes moderates ASSUAGES
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Initial advantage given in race that reads badly HEADSTART
Like part of anecdote Kathy put up TAKETO
Long boring speech illustrating singular belief ... SCREED
Mistaken for a monster, out­spoken scientist drops initial interest FRANKENSTEIN
Oath sworn by president once got deleted from the record EXPLETIVE
Old civil orders to detain criminal set producing toxin ASBESTOS
Preserve business degree in wooden frame EMBALM
Proceeds cautiously as model returns, embracing unconventional poet TIPTOES
Promote rebel after American intervention RAISEUP
Rulers erased the central elements, providing means of control LEASH
Seed carried in rickety barge — one making lots of noise! BAGPIPER
Single theatrical award shows lack of diversity MONOTONY
Take away sign created by head of McDonald's in America MINUS
Troubled over Anne visiting moor — it's the perfect place HEAVENONEARTH