Across

1 Barmy story about automobile in island republic (10)

6 Film star getting rid of old clothes (4)

10 Right oven for joint (5)

11 Dash back across Ohio, say, in station wagon (6,3)

12 Couple on stage dance (3-4)

13 Further publication concerning affair (7)

14 Desperate, guys in band soon see a different way (2,4,4,4)

17 How grandmasters play each other, generally (6-3-5)

21 Cooked neat new North American dish (7)

22 Royal court official spoils prince (7)

23 What might keep me warm, I wondered, shivering (9)

24 A graduate, with it, returned violin (5)

25 Whitish wooden post (4)

26 Small house on estate I’m getting converted (10)

Down

1 Hat Norma lost in race (8)

2 Top game (7)

3 PMs do it regularly, visit Chequers? (2,2,3,7)

4 Prize may make son cry (5)

5 Outcome of mowing at the farm (9)

7 Blamed copper in fixed case ending in bird (7)

8 Bishop with book in bed (6)

9 Make a deal once more to save pub after industrial acrion (6,1,7)

15 Steps taken to control a rising river (5,4)

16 Girl receiving help to get to Australian city (8)

18 Keep clubs I dealt out (7)

19 Basically, try to interrupt a race (2,5)

20 Highly delighted having buried the hatchet (4,2)

22 Lacking bit of muscle in America (5)

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