Cryptic Crossword #48

Across

Success, or the failure before this (8)
A psychotic motel owner lets up (6)
10 Walks made person fit (10)
11 Superior neighbor taking part in robberies (4)
12 Be unwell after animal attack (6)
14 Hitch-hiker's request for a tonic? (4-2-2)
15 Keeps turning nastier (7)
17 Early missionary or saint in a European setting (7)
20 Dagger procuring end of Becket in T. S. Eliot play (8)
22 Number one trapper in New York (6)
24 A social worker I opposed (4)
25 A sort of tender name? (10)
27 Most rational form of assent (6)
28 Beasts overturning legislation by trickery (8)

Down

Cat, losing direction, is found in Asian river (6)
False introduction to stage by bad actor (4)
An American statesman, open about nothing (8)
Crime's delays? (4-3)
Astronomical measurement of radiation's source in space warp (6)
Film star injures Greek hero, according to Spooner (5,5)
Left-over rail used in construction (8)
13 Always a lofty newspaper? (2,3,5)
16 European head of state entertained by English college student (8)
18 The highest point left in a boat (8)
19 Contemptible information (7)
21 Proceeded to enter Tchaikovsky's first and last score (6)
23 Row about Northern Ireland becoming less significant (6)
26 Alum ground with heavy hammer (4)


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