Solution No. 2733

Across

1 A pal must have short garments in a UAE state (3,5)

5 Girl, good liar, unusually, about love (6)

9 Compliant theologian carrying one in on time (8)

10 Tricky question, last of four on card (6)

12 Catch girl close to gazebo (5)

13 A D.H. Lawrence novel, or Dr No as a novel (6,3)

14 Painting of smooth US president and philosopher (8,4)

18 DJ just died in entrance? (7,5)

21 Pastry brought round to character over in restaurant (9)

23 Live with chauvinist – seconds out! (5)

24 He died flying, one tenor starved of oxygen (6)

25 Apron-like garment found in shop in a forecourt (8)

26 Bloodhound in Olivier/Caine film (6)

27 In the dark I allow not one inside (8)

Down

1 London theatre god (6)

2 It’s difficult, apparently, making one apprehensive (6)

3 Common people voting in Orkney island reportedly circle one (3,6)

4 Largest being wild animals (6,6)

6 Romance at home, so stay longer beneath the sheets (3,2)

7 Check remainder before wet weather (8)

8 Dog show, first in Eden Valley? (8)

11 Publisher’s job for old fellow connected with English university (12)

15 Gangster’s crazy speed on road abroad (9)

16 Unconventional youngsters with no money turned up after ‘Live Aid’, initially (8)

17 A leader, inaccurate about western US state (8)

19 So I am desperately after motorway plant (6)

20 Witness change in state trooper’s leader (6)

22 Jeering remark beginning to trouble uncle’s wife (5)