A cruciverbalist on Mars

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Across
1 A lab backed away from an instrument of early space exploration? (5)
4 Limb able to support first to step onto dry land (9)
8 33’s president captured by Slovakia after sending one east (7)
9 Space traveller from flamboyant star in region first entered (7)
11 Musical groups back reversal of change to company (6)
13 Most of beer round, oddly poured into bath or pitcher (4,4)
14 Hunting Yeti? Better try here (5)
15 Scientist who’s recently discovered mass (6)
17 Grasses allowed to grow back for a 33 (7)
20 Agent broadcasts what happened to 23ac in 1993, for example (7)
23 Observer of spherical region initially lacking boron; space filled by hydrogen (6)
26 Attendant to Queen losing first helper (5)
27 Play the Last Trump, like Elizabeth the First’s chin? (4-4)
28,32 A straightforward application of 15’s work? Apparently not (6,7)
31 Respected one’s “feminine” (define obliquely) (7)
32 See 28
33 Took seat left in top drawer for attendant (9)
34 Who’d throw a party for parasites? (5)
Down
1 Girl heard exclaiming over what cowboys do (8)
2 One night in Paris for Northerners (5)
3 Give woman a metric prefix for food colouring (7)
4 Mongolian emperor changing sides to gain ancient symbol (4)
5 Fighter, highly regarded, changed countries (8)
6 I force hair around dangerous redhead (7)
7 Conductance, electric current and magnetic field intensity inside a resistor (6)
10 Centre-right earlier backed support for the muttering of crowds (7)
12 Genesis of Satan-inspired naughtiness? (3)
13 Particle loses a gamble (3)
16 “Doctor Who” free about the thing referred to (7)
18 Type of writing I hear 15 described mathematically! (8)
19 Skill of catching amphibian in cup-size cape (8)
21 Gland evolved from real DNA (7)
22 Martian volcano’s trouble for Thor (3)
23 Female protagonist’s no angel? (3)
24 Wee blockage I hurl to destruction (7)
25 Sojourner and co. head off cowboys (6)
29 Money received, no thanks to Cambridge institution (5)
30 I state my intention to rock! (4)

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Like ragged trousers?

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Across
1 Spooner’s incompetent yells: “They keep us in our places!” (9)
6 The site of an unforgettable engagement, though not quite fashionable (5)
9 Pick out odd letters from strange signature (3)
10 Groans came from here as Goth sang R.E.M. composition (11)
11 He had a plum job once, in more ways than one (6)
12 Steam whistles from duck pie simmering on ring (8)
14 Sound, unreserved currency (5)
16 Scientist shortly to obtain computers; always exploitative type (9)
18 Lairds puzzled; ask why horse is stuck in front of huge tree (9)
20 Head grower found amongst the hydrangeas (5)
22 First part of bunkum heartlessly frivolous, in a frail sort of way (8)
24 Virginia is unable to be as a lot may be (6)
27 A perennial, like “Old man river” ? (11)
28 Head away from this place before a certain time (3)
29 Deal with loose ends? That is occupying mate (3,2)
30 Begin to fish by seaside for a pair of joined shells (9)
Down
1 A flapper causing a stir in faraway places? (9,6)
2 One last letter turned up after publication, leading to thin material (7)
3 Amazing image, nice with edges trimmed (5)
4 Appropriate funds, lose employment, escalate fraud (4)
5 Haggard woman qualified for Royal residence (5)
6 Showy swimmer spread his fan: rich girl dives in (9)
7 Shell donated by shipwrecked sailor? (7)
8 Like ragged trousers? (2,5,4,4)
13 Work guy with hands everywhere taking part at end of month (4)
15 Sweetener offered by company to sailors with hairpiece (4,5)
17 Airport featured in the Inspector Lynley mysteries (4)
19 Solve good puzzle to obtain metal plate (7)
21 Accurate lead projector from US agency looked back (7)
23 Diamond lady has type of power plant (5)
25 Vessel one should speak of? (5)
26 Poetic precursor to Christmas Eve is hit with marginal changes (4)

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