Guardian cryptic crossword

The Guardian - - PUZZLES & CROSSWORD -

Across 1 Faith­ful copy of old mo­tor VIP’s re­jected (6) 5 Na­tional law­men on the move, keep­ing quiet (8) 9 Com­po­si­tions need­ing cor­rec­tion, cut­ting or adapt­ing (8) 10 Cur­rent vote within dy­nasty for merger (6) 11 Tan­gled bit of elas­tic’s a short-term li­a­bil­ity (8,4) 13 God’s house in Tang­ier evac­u­ated (4) 14 New flag adopted by dio­cese with­out reser­va­tion (8) 17 Veg­gie hors d’oeu­vre — butcher cursed it! (8) 18 Brings in pe­ti­tions Repub­li­can’s left (4) 20 On trip with mate, one stops Henry show­ing too much cheek (12) 23 Light seat for two or more (6) 24 Trou­ble bather gets into? (3,5) 25 State old lady re­gret­ted, on re­flec­tion (8) 26 Ap­prove first of great es­capes please (6) Down 2 Last drop of rain fall­ing from iso­lated suc­cu­lent (4) 3 An­nounce­ment of player’s dis­missal had the wrong ef­fect (9) 4 Con­strict end of iron bolt (6) 5 Worth­less her­mit, crim­i­nal des­tined to hang? (9,6) 6 Hard-skinned alien crea­ture seen from be­low (8) 7 Spell­bound, con­sider snatch­ing kiss (5) 8 Con­sort — for Henry the Sec­ond (4,6) 12 Old rac­ing driver’s less rash, nurs­ing frac­tured toe (10) 15 Odious cur­rent guards backed up (9) 16 Did Frank ul­ti­mately change ca­reer? (8) 19 Bouncer dis­miss­ing Eng­land opener’s a win­ner (6) 21 Scoffed in ridicule at en­emy (5) 22 Penny added to mis­chief-maker’s money (4)

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