Solution No. 2591

Across

1Circle newspaper article revealing chief troublemaker in group (10)

6 A cat, ounce (4)

9 Very bad, the French records (10)

10 Artist’s line after nothing said (4)

12 Swindle German woman and daughter (5)

13 One in bar ordered drop of rum - that’s something requiring little thought (2-7)

15 Besides displaying bravado, one is struggling against second in league (4,3,5)

18 It’s nothing to get in? Not right, there’s this charge (9,3)

21 Spy on the awfully small witch (9)

22 Had on about son being poorer (5)

23 Toy boy losing head twice, flipping (2-2)

24 Dora lit me a fresh cigarette (6-4)

26 Sounds like legal documents for top hotel (4)

27 Player against international, an opener for Trinidad (10)

Down

1 Fierce criminal in Brazilian port (6)

2 Common girl’s language, initially (6)

3 Maths exercise causing lengthy disagreement (4,8)

4 Area in court to be renovated? On the contrary (2,9)

5 River in Sussex, England (3)

7 In which one may see Ping, Pang and Pong go round a point (8)

8 Potential army leak? Nonsense (8)

11 Make a short speech, or be taciturn about article (3,1,3,5)

14 Dish - nuts left in mine (6,5)

16 One supporting the Treasury wielding party axe? (8)

17 In the morning they changed stone for a purple variety of sapphire (8)

19 A jolly girl in navy (6)

20 Leave course, disheartened (6)

25 Head of Assembly, shot in the past (3)

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