Across

1 Song from doctor about a city, Latvia’s capital (8)

5 Stabbed, king by fiend abroad (6)

9 Reasonable grounds, mostly (8)

10 Figure outside broadcast’s lengthy (6)

12 One showing endurance during adversity, coming from Barbados to Iceland (5)

13 Old Hebrew king back in one place where something important happened (9)

14 Fanatical propagandist, powerful energetic type possessing charm (3,9)

18 Rude lesbians in resort, they’re not wanted (12)

21 Collar man, criminal from Palma, perhaps (9)

23 Cap removed from toy gun (5)

24 Cultivating endless fruit (6)

25 Has treated unseasoned leather (8)

26 Want the Parisian to show pointer on dial (6)

27 Note making one irritable? Not quite (8)

Down

1 Gloomy, seaman on board again (6)

2 New red-top, unwelcome (2,4)

3 Golf club’s bridge award (4,5)

4 Fantastic poise delivering song (7,5)

6 Magnificent old British coin (5)

7 Following many in a bad way, a number of small ships (8)

8 Foolish constable found in dreadful bog in NI district (8)

11 Independent MP may be more angry about judges (12)

15 Look at promising plant (9)

16 Fool on ladder in rehearsal (5,3)

17 Queen led over, following a deputy (8)

19 Far out, she floundered again (6)

20 Note about substance used for curdling (6)

22 Rebuilt Loire college (5)

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