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ACROSS

1 Us­ing any sails in storm may re­sult in break­down (8) 6 Man – a Scot­tish isle? Could be! (6) 9 Shady nook the French set back by bay (6) 10 Great-aunt per­haps show­ing de­light af­ter run (8) 11 Very lazy dizzy blonde, English, one’s em­braced (4-4) 12 Barked shrilly or deeply when dis­turbed (6) 13 With hind­sight, vet should keep on time or about (2,10) 16 They brought mother and fa­ther up well, pre­sum­ably! (12) 19 Travel at speed and over­heat (6) 21 Bad co­me­dian is di­a­bol­i­cal (8) 23 Like the weather, boil­ing up but not cold in­side (8) 24 Wa­ter nymphs in a sad novel (6) 25 Goes through cus­toms at uni­ver­sity (4,2) 26 De­clined to be es­corted around Ger­man city (8)

DOWN

2 You’ll find this ad­mi­ral in the hold (6) 3 Noth­ing to do at this end (5) 4 Driv­ers aren’t slow to fall into it (5,4) 5 Snake dis­patched, pierced by monarch softly (7) 6 Ex­cur­sion for ev­ery­one within the bounds of Sur­rey (5) 7 They run up vol­cano with long strid­ing gaits (9) 8 Ital­ian city girl (8) 13 Id­iot shows no end of charm af­ter bot­tom­less ne­glect (9) 14 Tom in suf­fer­ing sent out for sooth­ing reme­dies (9) 15 Sunny spots? (8) 17 Thor­ough­go­ing cad and liar need­ing to re­form (7) 18 Feel com­poser’s fi­nal part is twisted (6) 20 That man ar­ranged to go north, be­ing ex­cited (3,2) 22 This per­son’s gripped by or­gan sound (5)

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