Solution No. 2747

Across

1 Doctor in study, a genius (5)

4 Finished among a group left behind (9)

9 Copyright infringers, Irish, filling tapes criminally (7)

10 As is nacre, surprisingly (7)

11 Most inexperienced , OK, in new sect (9)

12 Honours cheque, ultimately (indecently large) (5)

13/17 Proverb striking one SAS operative - see, mood’s changing

(8,2,2,8,4)

20 Travel by car from Palermo to Rome (5)

21 Concession made by Fischer, an eccentric (9)

22 Hermit showing up before

child (7)

23 Late extra anticipated (7)

24 Type of surgery not required by member (5-4)

25 Two-part book from Henry James, or Edward Lear? (5)

Down

1 Show abbreviation for European Parliament in concise

dictionary (6)

2 Just yours truly on bank (6)

3 General waiting to give compulsory army

training? (8,7)

4 Master at sea heading for Doha, a medium-sized

port (9)

5 Expect a delay (5)

6 Determined to examine the result of a move on

board (10,5)

7 Two nouns covering love and understanding? Drivel (8)

8 Reduction in iron? (8)

14 Method of selection, unusual on isle abroad (3,3,3)

15 Dictionary in judge’s room (8)

16 Curse song about a capital in

Africa (8)

18 Connected with game,

racket (4,2)

19 Engineers’ former tax

break (6)

21 Norse goddess Jeffrey Archer includes (5)