January 2018 Slot 4 January 2018 Slot 4 (Alphabetical Jigsaw) by Manveru

Solutions begin with the given letter. Place them in the grid jigsaw-wise, where they fit.

ACheshire cat partially visible up tree - on the contrary! (4)
BLion cubs seen wandering around a river with these? (10)
CLocal shop replacing recipe with new base (11)
DPolluting decreasing with time? Bunkum! (11)
EBrought out 'legal' ecstasy to be stocked in experienced dispensaries initially (8)
FMetalwork shaping tool encasing new rig with cap of enamel (8)
GOne's hip canal starting to rupture (7)
HA nun may wear one at the convent presumably (7)
IFurious Toscanini fires soprano for idleness (8)
JVehicles from Japan needing blend of sugar to bring about acceleration (7)
KBound like a jumper? (7)
LThorny hedges? (10)
MAttack a public walkway reportedly (4)
NTry to impress with 'pardon me' after hiccupping (4-4)
ODate without using Tinder on the mobile say, or preparation? (8)
PStrike repeatedly after rising MP accepts union money to join European league (6)
QDispute with mine nearly has the French retreating (7)
RCoaching without leader will result in lots of drops (7)
SAuctions a turntable with Holst's fifth movement included (6)
TTours around with Duke, Henry VIII and Elizabeth, for instance (6)
UBiblical city at bottom of valley is inundated with rain cascading like passing water (7)
VOpening a tin covered by very coppery lid and base (7)
WWoodwork with new coat is staggering (8)
XSt. Francis, for one, is travelling via eastern routes initially, following the cross? (6)
YBoats from small island capsizing with onset of hurricane, tides and swell (6)
ZCapital of Zimbabwe, Australia, Greece, Spain, Belgium or Croatia? (6)

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