Solution No. 2712

Across

1 Infant born during recess (4)

3 Passionate tale involving maiden (6)

9 Undergoing a state of transition at home, plotting changes involving text (2,3,7,3)

10 Draws on novel alibi to reveal talents (9)

11 A bit of cork in my French wine (5)

12 English home with electronic source of power (6)

13 Messy hit and run (8)

16 General behaviour in a Manhattan street (8)

17 Crime writer’s killers left out (6)

20 Attack head of sixth-form college (3,2)

22 Available in large quantities where Carrie Watts grew up (9)

23 Deliver free (4,2,3,6)

24 Type of ring, reportedly for a young bird (6)

25 River goddess (4)

Down

1 Body of troops ordered to capture equipment (7)

2 Something for the beach, a bit much? Gent so embarrassed (7,7)

3 Move by one knight to intervene (4,2)

4 Boy let us out, dimwittedly (8)

5 Motive, primarily, behind very short note (5)

6 Was king around end of thirties - abdicated (8)

7 Constable, perhaps, getting results with tricks used in picture-making (7,7)

8 Very unpleasant smell coming from tail of cartilaginous fish (6)

14 You’d think you’d find alligators on one, but you won’t! (4,4)

15 Overlooking man, Batman and Robin foolishly talk at length (6,2)

16 Cut and dry in brief space of time (6)

18 Joins privates after one drops out (7)

19 Boy in game, forward (6)

21 Dapper, some aldermen at Tynwald (5)

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