Solution No. 2647

Across

1 Crime writer speaks about that woman losing husband (6)

4 Block of flats, we hear, with old name, became popular (6,2)

9 Yes, in UK jumbo, got cryptic 25 (3,4,2,6)

11 Queen featured in Bolivian newspaper (4)

12 Entrance for freight vehicles generally (9)

14 Deep chasm in one area of former Red Sea state (9)

16 Wife’s language (5)

17 A schoolgirl is wrong (5)

19 Paid driver to reveal coat, reportedly (9)

21 Boy band leader? (9)

23 Read about challenge (4)

25 9 poor jokes --! (4,4,2,5)

26 Fodder from place in East Sussex, weed (3-5)

27 Join private after one leaves (6)

Down

1 Corrupt place by underworld river (4)

2 Saying contradicted by Ian Fleming? (3,4,4,4)

3 News agency could make overtures if the top two leave (7)

5 Ring gossip about note (5)

6 Complained, having woken up after end of screening (7)

7 Few in number then in hot redeveloped stadium (4,2,3,6)

8 HRH sitting tight in this garment (10)

10 Huge film (7)

13 Monk brought in power-driven tool and portable stove (10)

15 What can make prelims simpler? (7)

18 Speech defect demonstrated by m-me interrupting celebrity (7)

20 Tipsy - provided upset in opera (7)

22 Nobleman’s fists (5)

24 Daily spell cut short (4)

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