Solution No. 2699

Across

1 Runs a racket in a capital city (5)

4 Lacking humour, husband no longer in the game (7)

8 Escape and holiday at no cost (5,4)

9 Recording sent over about unknown one working abroad (5)

11 Last of beef - rush in new supply (7)

12 Eastern sea creature shedding tail in spring (7)

13 Train fare may have been put away here (10,3)

16 Wrote in an excited state about Peter Pan wickedly pinching crown (3,3,2,5)

18 Gross Welshman, reportedly a troublemaker (7)

20 Like a wild animal, one getting out of control during row (7)

22 Drink rum in heart of shantytown (5)

23 Sitcom broadcast after the end of Bread (6,3)

24 Routine flight made by male, sort to take flight (4,3)

25 Learning about name written back to front in register (5)

Down

1 Snub extremely rude fan (6)

2 Dim British king (5)

3 Snatch children in dispute (4,5)

4 Throw a fit rowing? Not exactly up to expectations (5,7,3)

5/6 Poor poor male in top theatre company which may stage Tosca, say, in New York (3,12,5)

7 Astaire was one cast part with cane - Fred’s finale? (3-6)

10 Ambassador taken in by Conservative conjecture (6)

13 Swine on embankment in port (9)

14 Japanese ones entering NI degree course (9)

15 Tap needs turn in roasting device (6)

17 Know young man raised in a town in Cumbria (6)

19 Faithful ally troubled about love (5)

21 Bury in rain - terrible (5)