How many letters in the Answer?

The Guardian - Cryptic crossword Nov 29 2017

No difficulty in this riddle, initially? Au contraire! TEASER
Academic sinecure? It supports one comfortably EASY
Alternative to piece of cake as epitome of ease PIE
Awful swindle turned up evidence of debts ODIOUS
Awfully silly chap hiding bad mark in trivial task CHILDSPLAY
Be amorous, giving ring with love in romantic light? CANOODLE
Club, maybe, that footballer tries to avoid CARD
Composed arrangement for cello etc, then died COLLECTED
Confused, as the Queen's Navee leader never was ATSEA
Discarded queen, perhaps, retaining spades CAST
Don't hold up surgeon, say, over one's work DROOP
Dreadful summer with minimal temperature — most odd RUMMEST
Grave indications for dogs CAIRNS
Like some old Americans captured on film? INCAN
Person who handles notes son kept in notebook CASHIER
Player's challenge? I sympathise HARD
Point ace secured in superlative finish EAST
Prepare to fire two or three, for instance PRIME
Princess attached to rock stars in group ANDROMEDA
Request lowly worker to hold it up twice PETITION
See 27 CHAIR
Some features of a sitting room SOFAS
Something tough, mostly appropriate, repeated about work NOPICNIC
State payment split by daughters for basic job DODDLE
Subtle charm of a city for the natives AROMA
They produce pictures, as in pilot broadcast OILPAINTS
Trade outside preserve of church dignitary DECANAL
Transform from 1 to 27 — second hint provided inside SIMPLIFY
Transform from 27 to 1 as unusually polemic act COMPLICATE
Vehicle trapped by one tramcar after another CART
Winter driving problem, a mixture of wind and frost SNOWDRIFT
Works out what's 500 in twos DEDUCES
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