Prize cross­word

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ACROSS

1 Smooth and stretch cloth­ing, best to be neat (5,3,4)

9 Runs for tram, has no prob­lem (9)

10 Is­land fel­low has coat back to front (5)

11 Sub­tle dif­fer­ence be­tween sis­ter’s one and Cate’s case (6)

12 Use in mod­er­a­tion when cook­ing any with goose (2,4,2)

13 One might make porter get on Bri­tish ves­sel (6)

14 Nurse’s badge, de­tail for out­fit (8)

17 The adage – work to suc­ceed (3,5)

19 Stu­dents gut­ted about re­mote lec­tures (6) 21 De­scribed by duke, place’s end­less beauty (8)

23 Put up with fool (4,2)

25 Rank found on key street in city (5)

26 Maker lied about re­sult be­ing fan­tas­tic (9) 27 Sort of ob­ses­sive to work beyond Fri­day, over a week­end (7,5)

DOWN

2 Fixed by chap vis­it­ing hospi­tal depart­ment (9)

3 Celtic play­ing United in dig­i­tal fea­ture (7)

4 Lit­tle girl cheers up a tiny bit (4)

5 Take off dust, coin looks dif­fer­ent (8)

6 Day used by crew as kind of hol­i­day (7)

7 Cross sec­tion of wooden ark yard’s build­ing (5)

8 Per­fect ex­am­ple: Aberdeen­shire lasses tak­ing time to set scene (12)

9 Fancy John in Amer­ica meet­ing Ge­orge and Heather – in­cred­i­ble (4-8)

15 Dancer wants less short bach­e­lor for tango, fo­cus of fi­nal (9)

16 Let some­one use area di­vid­ing es­tate? Ju­lian, per­haps (8)

18 Sorted, only chav’s not very happy (7)

20 De­light­ful type of tea made out­side near river (7)

22 One’s stop­ping ve­hi­cle, turn­ing key (5)

24 Cuban pos­si­bly meet­ing the Span­ish am­bas­sador (4)

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