Solution No. 2770

Across

5 Twitter comment, short and excessively sentimental (4)

7 Heath Robinson, say, showing duck in box — it’s Daffy? (10)

10 Rectangular harpsichord, spotless (8)

11 Exhausted, American editor on horseback (4-2)

12 Envisage article making one fume (6)

14 Transport access (8)

15 Headcase with broken finger, leaves group of extremists (7,6)

17 Ordered to repeat a G&S work, perhaps (8)

19 Utter part of lament I recalled (6)

20 Song, a diva’s first after formal dance (6)

21 Affluent four on right included in article (8)

23 Neglected child runs through Battersea, distressed (6,4)

24 Drawn on match day (4)

Down

1 Female trapping number in lift (8)

2 Image I study (4)

3 Valuable wood from this place? Better off spending capital (6,4)

4 E.g. Lana, unusual girl’s name (6)

6 He, with wit, edited jumbo, a conspicuous failure (5,8)

8 Ups and downs on this vessel covered by heavy wave (6,7)

9 New layout of mall can secure the demolition of squalid houses (4,9)

13 Dues payable upon a death, say, in eastern part (6,4)

16 Representation of Christ’s birth — service handling it in two ways (8)

18 Easing out of harbour, Eli, effortlessly (6)

22 Dressing-gown in rear portion of closet (4)

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