Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

November 2020 Monthly Crossword
Of A Kind

Fourteen entries are of a kind. The clues for each of them lead to answers that have one letter different from the themed item, with the themed item to be entered in the grid. The changed letters for seven of the themed clues are crossing letters, and these clues are not indicated. The changed letters for the other seven themed clues are *not* crossing letters, and these clues are indicated with an asterisk.
Grid
Across
7Happy surroundings following depression, put succinctly (5)
8 * Time to get off grid - responsibility to bite the bullet (9)
10 * Put out, tore back to store wool here (6)
11 Heard from theme's great package for road, boy? (8)
12 Face dropping dollar for motor home? (8)
13 Leading Islamic mentor and ministrator (4)
15 * Medication to cover last month's bacteria? (7)
17 Gracefully age disgracefully with Lily (7)
20 She engulfs pupil with colour (4)
22 Took tube to get into American platform (8)
25 One who flies away to mark Riga party on hill (8)
26 * Twisted left and fixed housing (6)
27 More than one hardening to scoreless contests (9)
28 Equip farm animals (5)
Down
1 Greeting city Republican debts with jokes (9)
2 Petitions soldier to be friendly (8)
3 * He misinterprets first gun, then revolving barrel (7)
4 Completely in pain and slowing down (8)
5 Gas meter given to Masai warrior (6)
6 Australian male emissary... (5)
9 ... male Australian's supernatural power (4)
14 Cloudy container for bumble bee fruit (9)
16 Dishes up drunk to teacher? (8)
18 Net pay cut (8)
19 Fitter hid rear wheels (7)
21 * Infusion of rhubarb elegant appendage to fish (6)
23 Odd launch given king break (4)
24 * Lift with victory over Switzerland (5)

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Whichever method you choose, your solution must be received by 11:59pm GMT on November 30 2020. The winner will be selected at random from all of the correct entries and be notified no later than December 5 2020.