Across

1 Felt for shipmate at sea collared by journalist (10)

6 Chief stud (4)

9 A boost to self-esteem achieved on English horse that’s inferior (3,4)

10 Anteater chained, maltreated (7)

12 14 or 25 (7,6)

14 12 or 25 (5,4)

15 Old article penned by that woman novelist (5)

16 Wooden old actor-manager close to Goldwyn (5)

18 Wife is at home nursing prisoners of state (9)

21 Still together (2,3,4,4)

23 Nearing resort, hittable (2,5)

24 Camping item perhaps missent abroad (4,3)

25 12 or 14 (4)

26 Scathing when gang housed in portable shelter (10)

Down

1 Still the same (4)

2 Get on with Miranda’s father? Mostly (7)

3 Made for Hallowe’en, watch number later, outside, at onset of night-time (6,7)

4 One meeting member regarding painting technique (7)

5 Unknown number fired from outside, non-stop (7)

7 Neat hospital attendant (7)

8 A trap for the unwary consumer in shopping area in a rush? (5,5)

11 Cartoonist having hour in the bar, soon worse for wear (5,8)

13 No longer bothered over looking after people (4,6)

17 Actor we cast - admit we were wrong (3,4)

18 Wife stands seeing small furry creatures (7)

19 Pilot going about a mile in vessel (7)

20 Ghost commanding a form of respect (7)

22 Section without lights learner driver avoided (4)