Solution No. 2761

Across

1 A bishop’s sermon is profound (8)

5 Field event record set by American (6)

9 Prepare to fire at ducks and a parrot (8)

10 Dominating woman in house hiding key (6)

12 Gentleman’s gentleman mislaying article at end of dance (5)

13 Horror novel: males butchered in opening (6,3)

14 Seen reaching out for Internet facility (6,6)

18 Flog dish, potty, and basin in place lacking privacy (8,4)

21 Having a litre in bar is common (9)

23 Man in Bible, one backing church (5)

24 A place where event is held in broad road (6)

25 Simone’s dishevelled after party game (8)

26 Sample taken from plant by botanist, ultimately (6)

27 Contemporary, a top duet in variety (2-2-4)

Down

1 Capone’s chap in corner (6)

2 Head of state, in a hostile manner, leaves Mediterranean island (6)

3 Meat dish — best fare, possibly, around centre of Bologna (5,4)

4 Transvestite annoyed actor’s assistant in the theatre (5-7)

6 Nothing seen in one obscure turn of phrase (5)

7 Take tea with ordinary clergyman (8)

8 Fielder, not long a member (5,3)

11 What may be clearly listed in an ABC Food Guide? (8,4)

15 We come in barking about ten, in a state (3,6)

16 A vegetable in, for example, good plot close to quickset (8)

17 Stupid sort of crossword that nobody can solve? (8)

19 Girl ringing about ring (6)

20 Henry in class, modest (6)

22 A pleasantly appealing French accent (5)

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