Across

1 Perplexed, raised issue about eastern dramatist (10)

6 Stage favourites brought back (4)

9 Dog following kind print worker (10)

10 Ring after European snubbed in game (4)

12 Where H may be freely available (2,3)

13 Complicated procedure to get millions invested in capital function (9)

14 Come out with a mild exclamation of surprise (6,1,5)

18 Freedom to act for actress leaving on the wagon? That’s about right (5,7)

21 A royal has to name an Ivy League university (9)

23 French composer posed with one close to stage (5)

24 Least likely to continue (4)

25 One way shopper could get you a tiny jumper? (4,6)

26 Swear word used during set-to at home (4)

27 These areas, redeveloped, can bring peace of mind (6-4)

Down

1 Weaver’s influence (6)

2 Animal with one crossing a quarry (6)

3 Miss card game and become exasperated (4,8)

4 Go in to register (5)

5 Myrtle, for example, always gullible (9)

7 Complete, from beginning to end, hiding nothing (8)

8 Characteristic of conventional type? Not half! (8)

11 A film director should say what is to happen (4,3,5)

15 Uncomfortable, a guy after trouble (3,2,4)

16 Fizzy cola - a cup drunk in Mexican resort (8)

17 What comprises coaches on piece of track attached to rear of locomotive? (5,3)

19 More would have us believe this is the perfect place (6)

20 Tries English vehicle (6)

22 Lowest point? A depth in Northern Ireland (5)

© Guardian News and Media Ltd., 2010

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