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Unclued lights (one of two words, the others paired) are of a kind.

Across

7 Lace branches left in fruit tree (6)

11 After study, forgetting the year, doubting what William was famous for (10)

13 Appealing to restrain husband’s slide (5)

14 It strengthens bricks originally placed in tower (5, hyphened)

15 Mounted, moving south towards the coast (7, two words)

17 Aim in wrong direction so fail to score goal (7)

18 Robber I talk foolishly about (6)

19 Married Indian eccentric, freeing insect (4)

22 Intervene, beginning to punch in the mug (6, two words)

24 Terrible noise at port compound (9)

25 Jingle perhaps shows one negative effect (5)

28 To appear important, weaver exercising glare (9, two words)

30 Unnecessary once to be carried around (6, two words)

33 Traveller and wanderer heard (4)

36 The USSR was, in summary (6)

39 Almost complete song, “Worms” (7)

40 Plants unlike neighbours change nature in extremis (7)

43 From court I race out, concerned with running the 27 (10)

44 Poor quality board keeps quiet (6)

Down

3 May perhaps start off with one German doing time (7, three words)

4 Once lewd club I run badly (6)

6 Sing quietly about old woman, oddly gone for old man (9, hyphened)

7 Wingers’ spot is hugging side of touchline (6)

8 Expelled? Said ’e was ’aving a joke (7)

10 Set hotel by forest (6)

16 Broadcasting limit a provocative period? (10, two words)

20 Criminal signature includes fine tattoo (4)

21 Strangely opine a bow may be used in modern war (9)

23 Pitch tent (4)

27 Makes delicacies, about to be consumed (7)

29 To treat one supply a little air (7)

30 Neat, bringing in running water? A reverse (6)

32 Large measure of work in good condition, being short of time: grand (6)

34 Active, almost healed? Fine (6)

35 I’m pleased about record being first-class (5)

37 Disadvantage of pet sitting on child (5)

38 Good weather, this, for crop? (5)

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