Solution No. 2705

Across

1 Snub former US president suppressing right of female (5-3)

5 Virginia Lake and Greek character dance (6)

9 Cleaner circumspect about boy (8)

10 Craft’s required to catch small crows (6)

12 Disease may make one feel very low (6,5)

15 Page clergyman shortly (5)

16 Training college and sanatorium close to old wood (9)

18 Refuse to abandon one’s opinion of partnerhip at company (5,4)

19 Right about crops, primarily barley (5)

20 Knight, leading small number in rear, controlled fire in battle (11)

24 Want the Parisian to give a pointer (6)

25 Former PM departs, joining one from Haifa maybe (8)

26 Dog in street, barking (6)

27 Mean to eat mostly raw fish (8)

Down

1 Reverse taxi over top of kerb (4)

2 State without a highway? Not all of it (4)

3 Buddy attached to golf club in LA? (9)

4 Bilge in bows? (12)

6 Apart from a cold dessert served up (5)

7 Austere, Ivy cast in play (4,6)

8 Returns hat lost in Scottish resort (10)

11 One out and about after retiring? (12)

13 Groups of musicians may bring money belts (5,5)

14 Skinniest wins crates (bubbly) (10)

17 Type of road accident caused by him, initially, Italian with ladder (3-3-3)

21 Hardy dog with no lead? (5)

22 Expensive honey (4)

23 Feel sorry for mine and yours at first (4)

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