Solution No. 2677

Across

1 Like staff serving drinks inside? (6,4)

6 Ring up about singular musical composition (4)

9 Strong admiral in hold (4,6)

10 Principal boy appearing in theatre-in-the-round (4)

12 Books one consultation, primarily about the ear (4)

13 Really showing skill penning two articles (2,5)

16 For a change all then see grand opera (6,3,6)

18 Rarely alone? No, I’m one cub that’s been abandoned (4,2,1,4,4)

19 A danger to shipping, one key diver recalled (7)

21 Snake by front of gazebo makes one breathe in sharply (4)

24 Yobbo left unconscious (4)

25 Style of decoration our aunt Eva used (3,7)

26 Fix a ragout (4)

27 An opportunist, a doctor accepting dare (10)

Down

1 Polish comic opera singer having love spurned (4)

2 Hard on everybody in auditorium (4)

3 Their new one’s surprisingly still in ignorance (4,3,5)

4 Hood’s battle (9)

5 Port? Jack’s on a Spanish wine (5)

7 Safeguard a picture on shifts (10)

8 Gun down a crocodile to show off (5,1,4)

11 Company out of County Clare has distributed a farce (8,4)

14 Dreadful, the French records (10)

15 Clued ‘shone’ cryptically, as planned (2,8)

17 Coach’s dedication (9)

20 Pierced with a horn, former vice president died (5)

22 Stand in pub drinking last of wine (4)

23 Rotary file’s whirring sound (4)