Solution No. 2796

Across

1 Pause at these, I fancy (8)

5 Instruments for travelling salesmen (6)

9 Ankle was twisted in ballet (4,4)

10 Flyer needed by funfair manager (6)

12 Poet in university in former British colony (5)

13 Put food in this stuff on barge at sea (6-3)

14 Girl’s old lady finds something in an oyster, perhaps (6-2-5)

16 Comedian in lace factory heading off for Wigan (5,8)

20 Entailed trips crossing lake in part of Egypt (4,5)

21 Arabs murdered in Iraqi port (5)

22 Gold cross initially concealed in plant (6)

23 Neat poker hand (8)

24 Annoy the Parisian after final (6)

25 Two kings on board a majestic flagship of yore (3,5)

Down

1 Soldier, American, stopping reckless climbing (6)

2 Throwing darts, gets honour and fame (7)

3 Possessed by lanneret, a long claw (5)

4 Believe magazine is to go on a campaign (4,3,5)

6 Rodent from African country, and farm animal (6,3)

7 African country ban I aim to change (7)

8 Eagles shot across northern African country (7)

11 One teaching in the classroom, possibly (12)

15 Little time to study philosopher’s routine (9)

16 What may be sown in Isle of Wight resort? (7)

17 One about to be strangled by evil Italian criminal (7)

18 Bouquet may make beak happy (7)

19 Clubs, later, reformed syndicate (6)

21 Former PM in black hole (5)

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