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May 2018 Monthly Crossword
May
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Explanations

The word MAY was missing from 9 clues (8a, 10a, 12a, 17a, 22a, 4d, 9d, 16d, 24d) and removed from 3 answers in the grid (15a, 26a, 19d)

Across
  1. RE (reunion) + RU (peRU semi) + N (final akiN) => RERUN (another display)
  2. Anagram (function) to + step + MAY => ASYMPTOTE (limiting line)
  3. LAD (boy) in MAY => MALADY (disorder)
  4. Anagram (hitch) car + seen + I => INCREASE (hike)
  5. PM (Theresa MAY) contained in SHIA (Muslim) + TE (Transgression, Europe pioneers) => SHIPMATE (naval ally)
  6. Triple definition (rub / fit / fan) => BUFF
  7. MAY (perhaps) + NA IS (sodium is) contained in ONE (sole) => MAYONNAISE (sauce) - MAY => ONNAISE
  8. MYAMAR (broken arm + MAY) containing (around) N (northern) => MYANMAR (country)
  9. W (Welsh) + HIM (man) => WHIM (brief desire)
  10. NOR (and not) + MAY containing (around) LL (lines) => NORMALLY (as a rule)
  11. R (Restaurant first) following (after) CA + LA + MA (3 states) + I (finish sushI) => CALAMARI (seafood)
  12. MARS (planet) containing (orbiting) YO (year one, initially) + HIP (it's cool) => MAYORSHIP (being in charge) - MAY => ORSHIP
  13. T (temperature) + IT (technology) containing (capturing) MESH (net) + EE (energies) => TIME SHEET (work done)
  14. Extract (passage) bloOD IS Thicker => ODIST (&lit, attributed to him)
Down
  1. HONE (practise) following (after) MEGA (dreadful game) + P (pawn) => MEGAPHONE (assistance for speaker)
  2. Anagram (about) argue + spa => SUGAR PEA (vegetable)
  3. SPIRE (tower) contained in AS (because it is outside) => ASPIRES (seeks)
  4. C (hundred) contained in AMIABLY (bail + MAY settlement) => AMICABLY (happily)
  5. Anagram (acutely) is + felt => ITSELF (the thing)
  6. ST (street) + ASH (waste) => STASH (pile)
  7. Anagram (attack) N (north) + MAY => MYNA (bird)
  8. FA (note) + ULT (last month) + IE (that is) + ST (extremely SuspecT) => FAULTIEST (worst)
  9. SYMPAY (spy + MAY defect) containing (around) TH (Thursday) => SYMPATHY (understanding)
  10. NEAT (smart) minus T (mostly) + RSIDE (rides to move) => NEARSIDE (away from driver)
  11. Anagram (daring) and + I + used + my => UNDISMAYED (brave) - MAY => UNDISED
  12. HE (man) + AT (going to) + ED (journalist) => HEATED (angry)
  13. O (unknOwing heart) contained in (taken in by) ROT (corrupt) => ROOT (source)
  14. Double definition (Definitely MAYbe makers + refuge) => OASIS