The Guardian - Cryptic crossword No 28,948 - Dec 23 2022

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Clues Answers
Author backed deal, getting fur from American native OCELOT
Catty comment, say, that's inconsequential SLIGHT
Change order for Manx cat re mice as dessert ICECREAM
Convert you mentored, producing book from OT DEUTERONOMY
Diagnostic aid that'll help you see today's theme? CATSCANNER
eg Owl pursuing pussycat that's possibly ours, grabbing it SUITOR
Feed young awful clues about kitten's head SUCKLE
Former cat lover initially objects and cries out EXCLAIMS
From island in Pacific ring America like a scaredy-cat TIMOROUS
In trouble, a cheetah appears to turn white BLEACH
In unusually old home, trap insect spotted in Europe LEOPARDMOTH
Left one kind of mammal means of escape LIFELINE
Less domesticated, runs after writer WILDER
Clues Answers
Lively party, hit with cat THRASH
Male twins that may be soundly beaten? TOMTOM
Name of Aussie inhabitant poet used, confusing us Poms POSSUM
Not the same husband, in emotional state that can involve having kittens MOTHERHOOD
One having systematic way to do things, hunting animal MOUSER
Put foot repeatedly in fruit tree PAWPAW
Recalled Siamese couple in pronouncement THAI
Rotter that retains cat's haul? RATBAG
Small tame animal swallowing cold drink that's colourful SPECTRUM
Speech in Cats? Tipsy, forgetting lines in middle MEOW
Tenacious types good to have in rows TIGERS
We hear you are on spree in classic sports car JAGUAR
Write about match for colour of beautiful boat couple used PEAGREEN