Ev­ery­man cross­word No.3753

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Across

1 Fam­ily doc­tor, pop­u­lar per­son who’s most im­por­tant (7)

5 Own son break­ing model steamship (7) 9 Pi­o­neer pre­pared to ac­cept very soft pizza top­ping (9)

10 Let­ter for ex­am­ple re­tained by old mother (5)

11 Ser­vice, apart from last quar­ter, all the same (4,2)

12 Start mov­ing oc­ca­sion with pro­ce­dure to es­tab­lish at­ten­dance (4,4)

14 One de­mand­ing power in wild talk for once re­ceiv­ing re­sis­tance (7,5) 17 Pompous per­son, with ma­te­rial be­gin­ning to ex­pose scan­dal, keep­ing quiet (7,5)

20 Sub­stan­dard data about ter­rain omit­ting odd fea­tures? Right (8)

21 Man felt free from bound­aries in place of wor­ship (6)

23 Once more in Nar­nia, gather round (5) 24 Pro­fan­ity? Wise to res­train cold anger (9) 25 Be rev­o­lu­tion­ary in spec­u­la­tion, los­ing noth­ing as a re­sult of that (7) 26 Break line be­tween west and east in strug­gle (7)

Down

1 Cap­tain re­leas­ing small fish (6) 2 Rel­a­tive con­clu­sions of Ein­stein ac­cu­rate? What a re­lief (6) 3 Sin­gu­lar fraud up­set ar­biter in at­ten­dance for meet­ing with jour­nal­ists (5,10) 4 Re­treat cer­tainly not all right (4) 5 Play­ing solo, hippy cap­tur­ing hearts with out­look (10)

6 Hav­ing many op­tions im­paired in­ten­sity, group of singers mostly ad­mit­ted (6,3,6) 7 Ec­static about elec­tronic vol­ume be­ing raised (8)

8 Note king in de­cline af­ter start of scene in bal­let (4,4)

13 Poor soul con­sumed by duty is work­ing dili­gently (10)

15 Can­di­date with dodgy past go­ing round na­tion (8)

16 Fran­chise hurt, los­ing en­ergy over time (8)

18 Scoff af­ter United lead, be­ing op­ti­mistic (6)

19 Run away from church and cheat (6) 22 Boat in sea ini­tially north of Guernsey? (4)

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