Solution No. 2766

Across

1 Comic jokes about heading for Paris, a capital city (6)

4 Behave flamboyantly in musical (8)

9 Dull day back at yard (6)

10 Forefather? No trace, unfortunately, around the south (8)

11 Cold? Olivier prepared a vitamin supplement (3-5,3)

14 Demure maiden I married (3)

15 Old-fashioned, for a newspaper (6,3,5)

17 Authority quickly shown after suspension of early business meeting? (5,9)

21 Fish in the Elbe (3)

22 A new US state formed? That could be extremely good (5,2,1,3)

23 Find out about record surplus (8)

25 Trouble with crew (6)

26 Set off from college in time (8)

27 Underwear from shopping complex on board ship (6)

Down

1 Win over extremely sensible leader (6)

2 Finished straight behind (7)

3 Ornamental pots and widemouthed container with reeds in, I suspect (11)

5 Worker working with courage, honestly (4,2,5)

6 Had on? Runs off in misery (3)

7 Prefer mother to bring one in the very best (7)

8 Dessert — it is a rum concoction (8)

12 Soldiers in on desert manoeuvres, getting green light (11)

13 Released pent-up emotions, then forgave silly mates (3,3,5)

16 Marvellous spindle carved by daughter (8)

18 Shaft prepared, strongly built (4-3)

19 Country girl seen weaving ahead (7)

20 Briefly declare American position (6)

24 Admit dress is topless (3)

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