Across

1 In Niger, a popular type of music (3)

3 By boringly traditional meeting place in New York? (5,6)

9 Glib talk by northern model (7)

10 English farm animals in short satirical poem (7)

11 Superb flatfish - a small number put in it (9)

12 Ram a truck’s rear wheels and this could be broken (5)

13 Place full of computers in centre, neat if refreshment required (8,4)

17 Pirate, ninety, rotting in prison (12)

20 States opposed? Mostly (5)

21 Together, make amends, and discharge revolutionary (2,3,4)

23 Destroy bar in centre (7)

24 Receiving no money, a pal visiting ancient city (7)

25 Steps taken by Cockneys in old London street market? (7,4)

26 Last in post that is secure (3)

Down

1 Country inn has historical object outside (8)

2 More than one loyalist Irishman disturbs the peace (8)

3 Irish tourist attraction, with ten hotels nearby in resort (3,7,5)

4 Unexpected names in this international society (5)

5 Sight provided by glasses, limited (9)

6 Fast in responding being intelligent? Incorrect (5,3,3,4)

7 Short in bar slyly put away (6)

8 Antagonism shown by heartless adversary carrying it (6)

14 Girl, Hazel, I fancy, must accept wager (9)

15 Clear list of passengers flying (8)

16 Alongside king making an exclamation of astonishment (2,6)

18 Do up plot (6)

19 Ruby’s on strange horse (3,3)

22 Japanese city, very large (also known by another name?) (5)

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The Hindu Crossword No. 2718December 22, 2012