Solution No. 2604

Across

1 Enjoys duck in this manner (4,2)

4 Season well (6)

8 Ancient city, part in ruins, around the East (5)

9 Vegetable popular in Frenchman’s inn (9)

11 Male detective, not one to dress elaborately? (15)

12 Stonework showing girl holding boy (7)

13 Guy, one adrift on river, is less experienced (7)

15 Extremely dingy and unpleasant house (7)

17 Musical instruction unfortunately at an end (7)

19 Ultimately broadcast trash to listener (2,3,4,6)

22 Great Dane barking in openair restaurant (3,6)

23 Modelled wearing silk (5)

24 Fugitive drops an article leaving airstrip (6)

25 Bang bell cast in iron (6)

Down

1 Eagerly enjoy drink at university (3,2)

2 Playing tricks on a frontiersman (3,6)

3 Quiet girl on river (7)

5 Upstart knight in drunken rave-up (7)

6 Expression used by kid I omitted (5)

7 Guernsey, possibly about right for this shark (4,5)

9/10 I am trendy, yet lamentably awkward? Nonsense (3,2,3,3,5,6)

12 Time wind swirls – end of December, height of season? (9)

14 Explosive piece by Open golf champion (9)

16 Composer from Athens met an admirer (7)

18 Sideboard, one employed backstage (7)

20 Painting brought over in coach (5)

21 Nerve-racking time seen out (5)