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Byline Times Crossword #1set by Dr DivaOctober 2020

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Across

11  Earphone used with such a composer. (12)

12  Printing stuff about fish causes suspicions. (8)

13  Departing record label with unpleasant results. (10)

14  Performer who only likes the sound of her own voice? (10)

15  Make contact with documents that can launch rockets. (11)

18  Do ultra conservative American political activists pause for afternoon refreshments? (3,6)

21  Radio signal with spaces for lobbies. (9,5)

23  Embarked with the company governors? (6)

24  Discontinue the session to help out a crook. (8)

26  Vacate the alley so the bill can pass? (5,7)

28  Muddled old farts touring are trying to hide the sponsors of their political message. (12)

30  A young pigeon follows the ocean for an asthmatic cut of fish. (3,5)

32  A minor upset in a chocolate dessert. (6)

33  Trade in apes is decidedly dodgy. (6,8)

35  The most rough looking triangles are faulty. (9)

37  One-by-one embrace the elite in really extreme way. (11)

40  Magnificent instrument can have a baby. (5,5)

42  Cunning ending to a pretentious display is quaintly creative. (4-6)

45  Boris’ trademark noise emanates from a pert slut. (8)

46  Toadying mix of training with odd gait. (12)

Down

1  Intimate chat sounds like “The Silencing of the Cows” (8)

2  No GP would smell like that. (4)

3  Decadent Parliamentarian throws off depression in order to make a rapid exit. (6)

4  Foreign national is hiding in the fourth Airbus. (4)

5  Uncouth portions of anything. (6,9)

6  Header from total arse of a president. (5)

7  Intended partners can see if there is trouble, (8)

8  Test location of the Murdoch empire is out of this world. (6)

9  Solo weights are on their own. (10)

10  SAGE was muddled for a long time. (4)

16  With panache, ERG members show good humour. (5)

17  Pier holds one trailblazer. (7)

19  Army keg passes for an ancient proclamation (7)

20  Swap alien for roubles? (7,8)

22  Secure drunk before the Little Englander. (7)

23  Icons of the internet have a tax on a really awful text acronym. (7)

25  Funny old Abbott’s first encounter with one article of Putin’s lot. (7)

27  Ridiculous reaction to bile is right. (7)

29  Point to final hesitation for a vote. (10)

31  Off-the-wall ideology with little quality assurance receives a Gallic denial. (5)

33  To lift something badly is not just. (8)

34  Indecisive conclusion to a strand of hair. (5,3)

36  To suggest guilt causes disruption to uptime. (6)

38  Assist with filling the speech with vitriol. (4,2)

39  Very short collaborative film about a disease. (5)

41  Mature, but a bit whiffy. (4)

43  Rush to make a hole. (4)

44  Star who became part of our culture. (4)