Solution No. 2689

Across

1 Small article by Dali in Central American capital (3,8)

9 Put the wind up a member crossing line (5)

10 Father in capital wants us brought over together (4,5)

11 Chap was the leader, coming over and heading for Admiral Nelson (7)

12 Gent has arm in an article of clothing (7)

13 Stateswoman – chat nervously with her after start of tribunal (8)

15 Streak across mud, getting immersed (6)

17 American after a taxi back? You can count on it! (6)

18 So, a nicer new storyline (8)

21 Long-suffering patient, uncomplaining (7)

22 Look at our Sunday paper, endlessly (7)

24 Irritation shown by terrible Russian chap having little time to gad about (9)

25 The snow leopard, at one time around for all to see (5)

26 Excellent company making film (4,7)

Down

1 Health resort in a European country (5)

2 Complex calculations made by anaesthetist? Crisis in middle of surgery (6-9)

3 Group of characters in sacred river requiring help (8)

4 House housing a bad tempered woman (6)

5 Craftily, trader tempts one in a place on the high street (10,5)

6 Shrub grew on church official (4,5)

7 Rodent, second seen in trade centre (6)

8 A free BBC? (6)

14 A ring brought in by governess for a religious leader (9)

16 Short signs for wrong and right beneath a puzzle (8)

17 Delegate, a southern character (6)

19 Key man, first to bat (6)

20 Means to support a learner driver, whatever the circumstances (6)

23 Hot drink, not busker’s first (5)