Crossword

I apologise for two things: first of all, the fact that it is not possible to do this crossword online, and secondly the fact that WordPress’ image-shrinking algorithm has affected some of the lines in the grid.  However, you are very welcome to print it off to solve it, and it’s possible that the missing lines may print, depending on your settings.  If not, it shouldn’t be too hard to rule them in.  Have fun!

Across

1 English composer has almost perfect enclosure (7)
5 Mixed feelings about chemical bonding after injury to foot (11)
11 Inventor goes insane (5)
12 Aluminium ion without 47 down chaotically engulfs boron atom to become another element (7)
13 Hairy soldier? (5)
14 Tenor man’s grace notes (9)
15 Fasten round point to provide relief for infant (7)
16 Raise a sign (5)
19 Rule not required for an architectural feature (6)
22 Sail East and back again to find prophet spoken of by Greeks (5)
23 Do tidy up and find curiosity (6)
25 Current studio equipment (3)
27 Non-U relatives have insects (4)
29 Prisoners conduct burial, viewed with hindsight (9)
30 After a standard round, make the cut to win vegetable (7)
33 Solo on single note? (3)
34 Chap with degree has number (3)
35 For an archenemy the point is causing to vomit (7)
38 In the open, a crowd can be too many (9)
39 Journal loses its head, becomes copycat (4)
42 Garland found at polite Italian address (3)
43 In examination, one produces embellishment (6)
44 Charge at this place for a poem (5)
46 Around a pound, Dawkins’ idea returns – it’s symbolic (6)
48 In clerical garb, I was elsewhere, I repeat! (5)
50 Latches clumsily on to useful bag (7)
52 Man brings his sweetheart, and remains himself (9)
54 Primitive psyche can’t get all of Greek letter, being stupid (5)
55 Tiny note was formally written down (7)
56 Cannot begin to hope for conical tower (5)
57 Female line on strange menial trial (11)
58 Verse you bid me try (7)

Down

1 Loud in declamation, causes puncture (11)
2 Bird with red patch or blaze? (5)
3 Doctor is unwell after measure established in population (7)
4 Heather has fashionable interior (6)
5 Heightened state of our Al as confusion occurs (7)
6 Excellent cut (9)
7 Conversely, leaves out vanadium and is unwell (6)
8 Insolence? Clerk may have a hearing problem (9)
9 Equine negative? (5)
10 Hesitation in and around question regarding royal assistant (7)
17 Song back in drowned valley (3)
18 It is, or once was, a time zone (3)
20 About time 31 more formally expressed her dislike of the opposite sex (7)
21 Nothing after article in Hello! about city with famous tower (5)
22 Training between points with rapier (4)
24 Bingo! The Spanish win spoof award (2, 5)
26 Table of geniuses? (5)
28 Awkward paste flows in torrent (5)
31 Markswoman from Berlin (5)
32 Left French coat in case (11)
34 Hybrid animal used in spinning (4)
36 Pasta dish consumed past eight (9)
37 I and a number, surrounded by coins, express regret for sins (9)
40 Friend finds bells pointless (3)
41 Steal a little 2 (3)
43 Football club’s aims thwarted by right-wing philosophy (7)
45 Foxglove extract is not bitwise (7)
47 Curse brought about by girl taking French masculine appellation (7)
48 Graduates study astringent substance and nickel (6)
49 More sarcastic Communist in south suffers reverse (6)
51 Twit’s totally confused in warp (5)
53 Major Eastern state (5)

Solution

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