Solution No. 2759

Across

1 Ring about the lot (4)

3 Arrived, carrying Oxford

University banner, in disguise

(10)

9 Role reversal in carriage (4)

10 Director with firm, obstinately

self-willed (10)

11 One employed at a cemetery,

perhaps — enormous chap, so

restrained (10,5)

13 Unnecessary to sound off

about daughter with nothing on, on reflection (9)

15 Clear, the Queen’s jockey (5)

17 Blyton creation having

crackersin New York (5)

19 Plant in European river duck

ignored (9)

21 Soporific drug helps eating

disorder (8,7)

23 See butterfly in Real Madrid

ground? (3,7)

24 Heads turned in shock (4)

25 Great fear harboured by

collier? I know what you’re

thinking (4-6)

26 Girl rejecting male in song (4)

Down

1 Vessel can crossing a Plymouth

river (9)

2 Erudite king, Edward (7)

4 Had something at home from a

can full of energy (3,2)

5 Early teacher, great artist (3,6)

6 A frogman at a resort pointing

to a mirage (4,7)

7 Inspired employment in

a bar (7)

8 Some tunnel GI negotiated

leading to a Scottish town (5)

12 I may bring one luck, having

one in my carriage (5,6)

14 Conductor blowing top in a

South American country (9)

16 Girl receiving education in

race, one over a fictional

kingdom (9)

18 German city doctor needs to

relax (7)

20 Night light southern sailor has

to follow at first (3,4)

21 Go away with spades and

stuff (5)

22 Bird close to red gardening

implement (5)