Solution No. 2767

Across

1 Fork in byway, initially leading to farm (6)

4 Ducks in shopping area by a road close to ponds (8)

10 Potential shown by former PM’s gardener (10,5)

11 Sat out in front of a Parisian church, being hearty (7)

12 Boy nicking article is serious (7)

13 Estimator abroad in Asian country (4,5)

15 Song told a story (4)

17 Queen featured in Cuban newspaper (4)

19 Set-to with crew, unfortunately, in Northants town (9)

22 Good one in bar, clear (7)

23 Big eel wriggling across lake, clear (7)

25 The minutes of the last meeting should be one of the most important things to be discussed? (4,2,3,6)

26 Film ambassador and bishop on board train (3,5)

27 Around noon, notice vet coming (6)

Down

1 Free antelope and most of other ruminants (8)

2 In sacred river, a leading character (5)

3 Piece of furniture — can it be baroque? (7)

5 In a straight line? Amazing cartwheels, if so (2,3,4,5)

6 Broad-minded, artist included in false statement? (7)

7 Vote loser, possibly, for president (9)

8 Legislative body established around North America and Spain (6)

9 Football club’s team had to chill out (6,8)

14 Highly curious after Sounds like it in place of worship (9)

16 Object after silly sketch (8)

18 Almost stop by nearby pen (7)

20 Given a ring and hired? (7)

21 Stale pork pie, say, could be past its sell-by date? (3,3)

24 Spree in Crosby, perhaps ending in Bootle (5)

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