Solution No. 2729

Across

1 Utter nothing in between (8)

5 A frozen piece of water inside clinic I cleared (6)

9 Traitor in film, shot at the start (8)

10 Jurisdiction of Military Police in Ireland (6)

12 Important subject for children (5)

13 Date twin and experience an illusion (3,6)

14 Immediately visiting principal tourist attraction (2,5,5)

18 Steal a march on absent staff at work (12)

21 Put one’s foot down, properly, in plant (9)

23 Regret there’s no rum put out (5)

24 Girl has a variety of medals (6)

25 Knife fight involving till that’s short (8)

26 Artist going to bank, once in a while (6)

27 I am a nerd to be distracted, elsewhere (2,1,5)

Down

1 Bird pecked a dainty morsel (6)

2 Monstrous woman therefore capsized vessel (6)

3 Carothers formed a band (9)

4 Unseemly rag with wise words, surprisingly, for a deserted husband (5,7)

6 Search round for a small jazz band (5)

7 Sack England’s opener after home game (8)

8 Factors in fire and water, say (8)

11 Short broadcast from all the bridge players round home (4,8)

15 Went on and on after spades and clubs mixed up (9)

16 Think carefully about deception by team close to walkover (8)

17 Vessel carrying right flag (8)

19 Relative, free after beginning of April (6)

20 Popular class can make this tell (6)

22 Live with daughter in good health (5)

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