ACROSS

1 Indian officer, soldier and revolutionary (8)

5 Hold up a picnic basket (6)

9 Professional wearing article, a protective garment (5)

10 A man from Ireland collecting standard US equipment (9)

12 Lab cope with modifying drug for clinical trial (7)

13 One may be required after a game of rugby on ‘B’ deck (7)

14 Just awful, residents’ diet (13)

16 More than one good man lacking polish seen in sharp suit (5,8)

21 One in cartel amended clause (7)

23 Terry, perhaps, or Bill with long hair? (7)

24 Something that is incidental to neighbourhood children? (4,5)

25 Club record on circuit (5)

26 Damage in a harbour (6)

27 Cabinetmaker subdued about that woman (8)

DOWN

1! Applauded Charlie, left well behind in race? (7)

2 Misguided rangers coming after me, a fish-eating duck (9)

3 Article used in navy, strong fabric (7)

4 Madly in love? Completely (4,4,5)

6 Turn holding mug and a tumbler (7)

7 A top spinning round one in courtyard (5)

8 Feel bitter about unopened gift (6)

11 Take wine with girl in a South African city (4,9)

15 Intimate group after ultimate in food and service (6,3)

17 Affected charm in meeting from which Jack is excluded (7)

18 Bullfighter in Benidorm, at a do, relaxing (7)

19 Soldiers shortly to join poet (7)

20 New manor’s an extortionate price? (6)

22 Organised tour round duke’s house (5)