Solution No. 2762

Across

1 Follow, behind stage, a pet (6)

4 Setback could make naval captain tense (6)

9 What tireless seamstresses do, reportedly, for whatsit (2-3-2)

10 Agreed to move simultaneously (2,3,2)

11 Electoral system providing veto, by implication? (11,4)

12 Girl given carbon copy (5)

14 Overworked journalist examined around noon (9)

16 Oarsman in races representing republic (3,6)

18 Having a pleasant taste, sauce as written about (5)

20 Serving only favoured customers further down the bar (5-3-7)

22 Relatives in Mexico, US insurgents (7)

23 Thicken soup in cookhouse (7)

24 Land close to shore, say (6)

25 Scoundrel with gag (6)

Down

1 Young woman touring tourist centre and port in the Canary Islands (3,6)

2 Bit of humbug in Xmas show, on top of Marley’s ghost! (7)

3 Instruct class (5)

5 Free tips, details yet to be explained (5,4)

6 Beginning to grieve about bloodstained boy (7)

7 Character eating British steak (1-4)

8 Has long struggles involving number from a range of hills (5,7)

10 What one may eat at a birthday party or a picnic? (1,5,2,4)

13 Something for the upwardly mobile in St Moritz, perhaps? (9)

15 Crude hand employed in US holiday centre (4,5)

17 Almost certainly agree on bout being fixed (2,5)

19 Critical remark made on finding earthenware vessel with crack (3,4)

20 Pawnbroker having soiled article taken away (5)

21 Dairy product with lid removed, say (5)

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