Solution No. 2703

Across

1 Caught parrot fish in New England resort area (4,3)

5 Transmitter in vessel (7)

9 Duck taken from Grasmere cooked around noon (9)

10 Loose-limbed, Italian ambassador after end of drill (5)

11 Intense anger about new stove (5)

12 Typically, a Girl Guide’s first to wear one (2,7)

13 Here members salute (7,4)

15 American soldier freed at once, remarkably (11)

19 Starting to trap male bears in rural areas (3,6)

21 Company backed aggressive dog to take place (5)

22 Clean frock (5)

23 Murder in the Spanish Main - it upset pirate, ultimately (9)

24 Where one may see an athlete making progress as expected (2,5)

25 Encourage leading boffin (7)

Down

1 Arrived with artist and picture producer (6)

2 Briefly peel and cut a vegetable (7)

3 Reptile blended on each elm (9)

4 Found vet a threat on board (10,5)

5 County Meath carrier NHS treated (15)

6 Poet’s anger about ending in limerick (5)

7 Crying at home over split with son (2,5)

8 Mention about note in jacket (6)

14 Logic suggests a nose ring is silly (9)

15 Kind, the French soldiers in court (7)

16 Enclosed area, extremely cool in eastern part of church (7)

17 Film production company boss, one getting Oscar (6)

18 Father on island with close companion (6)

20 Opera cast nervous about opening in Otello (5)

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