Solution No. 2763

Across

1 Copper’s going back into wood, as it is described (2,4)

4 Improves looks at college (6,2)

10 Icing in tandoori? Unlikely tandoori may have it (3,12)

11 Warm and stimulating drink (7)

12 Henry has information about oxygen and iodine, perhaps (7)

13 Girl heading off for a Hebridean island (4)

14/18 Einstein and Wittgenstein are of the same opinion, or so the saying goes? (5,5,5,5)

19 A small songbird occupied in a particular way (2,2)

21 Nobleman, one pleased to be backed in House (7)

22 Copy in smithy by railway (7)

23 Take charge as stormy weather approaches vulnerable US resort (4,3,8)

24 Most demanding Irish novelist stumped (8)

25 Oppressive, the French port (6)

Down

1 Worker admits knowing one’s a bolshevik (9)

2 Navigator sinks, carried far out (3,7,5)

3 Dispense with popular composer (6)

5 Vehicle to reverse after clutch employed (9)

6 Difficulties learner found in examination paper initially (8)

7 Dangle weights in at sea (old nautical term) (8,3,4)

8 Heathen opening up before article appears (5)

9 Blue-eyed boy: not working, reportedly (4)

15 They make for a bigger pool as waves engulf central part of cove (9)

16 Notice fixed right inside loose one (3,4,2)

17 Smallest bones? (8)

20 See game bird in Greek river (6)

21 Birds of prey — last of such birds, we’re told (5)

22 Plant found in bogland bordering river (4)

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