Solution No. 2702

Across

1 Telephone back about one garden ornamental (5)

4 Female journalist cries then tries relaxing (3,6)

9 Judges 50% of recipe books (9)

10 Collect a million as head of state (5)

11 Sullen after a king shows eagerness (6)

12 Difference of opinion in mathematical operation (8)

14 US actor touring provinces for magazine (3,9)

17 I’m mixed up with her, pop star, having a pleasurable way of life (8,4)

20 Inspector, formerly a collier (8)

21 Boil egg, mostly runny, and serve (6)

23 Pancake left in container next to one (5)

24 Honest one struggling to win (2,3,4)

25 Reptile swimming at Lake Gloria (9)

26 Shout for nurse (5)

Down

1 Stories about wet weather in a region of France (8)

2 Security measure in prison makes rugby player depressed (8)

3 Formula One driver’s fitness regime? (7,8)

4 Stage favourites put up (4)

5 Top dog? Famous footballer at home who’s tricky (4,2,4)

6 I protest about an item, an awful item (9,6)

7 Unfortunate soldier in overturned buggy (6)

8 Royal Engineers, posted, feel aggrieved (6)

13 Put a stop to charge, shortly, abroad (7,3)

15 Voice of Italian, one behind counter (8)

16 Clear off with Dolcelatte and vermouth? (6,2)

18 Outbreak of rabies in part of Europe (6)

19 Politically extreme? No Conservative spoke (6)

22 Famous entertainer bare?Bottom can’t be seen (4)

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