Solution to Crossword No. 2724

Across

1 Crayons may have been put in this place, since moving (6,4)

6 Fish from shop, a haddock (4)

9 Write in detail about king in exile (10)

10 Sensitive over a London landmark (4)

12 Bird dog heading off (5)

14 Outcome of bitter suffering around pole? (9)

15 What conscripts had to do, subject to check (8,7)

17 Unspecified number in bundle - bargains, possibly, from a charity event (5-3-3,4)

18 There’s little weight on girl, daughter declared (9)

20 Come into section of garden terrace (5)

22 Wheel hub and what sounds like jack (4)

23 Unwisely retreated, I said again (10)

25 First to recommend Cambridgeshire city bank (4)

26 One ought to know a lot about houses (10)

Down

1 See 19

2 Snatch forty winks in break, after saying goodbye to son (3)

3 Eventually qualified for a marathon? (2,3,4,3)

4 Tribe’s leader one English newspaper featured in series (9)

5 Argument from group against (3-2)

7 Actor’s role, one I strongly criticise in court (11)

8 Males relaxing inside now in a Surrey town (9)

11 Morsel, pretty poor for a seabird (6,6)

13 Clotho given spread – a horror story (6,5)

15 Airborne, flying around noon - it requires little thought (2-7)

16 Bottom pinched by admirer, Observer employee? (9)

19/1 Conservative speeches I prepared for bishop, say (10)

21 One may be saddled with a supplementary clause (5)

24 Some bust a gut to get a ticket (3)

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