Solution No. 2762

Across

1 Follow, behind stage, a pet (6)

4 Setback could make naval captain

tense (6)

9 What tireless seamstresses do,

reportedly, for whatsit (2-3-2)

10 Agreed to move simultaneously

(2,3,2)

11 Electoral system providing veto, by

implication? (11,4)

12 Girl given carbon copy (5)

14 Overworked journalist examined

around noon (9)

16 Oarsman in races representing

republic (3,6)

18 Having a pleasant taste, sauce as

written about (5)

20 Serving only favoured customers

further down the bar (5-3-7)

22 Relatives in Mexico, US

insurgents (7)

23 Thicken soup in cookhouse (7)

24 Land close to shore, say (6)

25 Scoundrel with gag (6)

Down

1 Young woman touring tourist

centre and port in the Canary

Islands (3,6)

2 Bit of humbug in Xmas show, on

top of Marley’s ghost! (7)

3 Instruct class (5)

5 Free tips, details yet to be

explained (5,4)

6 Beginning to grieve about

bloodstained boy (7)

7 Character eating British

steak (1-4)

8 Has long struggles involving

number from a range of hills (5,7)

10 What one may eat at a birthday

party or a picnic? (1,5,2,4)

13 Something for the upwardly

mobile in St Moritz, perhaps? (9)

15 Crude hand employed in US

holiday centre (4,5)

17 Almost certainly agree on bout

being fixed (2,5)

19 Critical remark made on finding

earthenware vessel with

crack (3,4)

20 Pawnbroker having soiled article

taken away (5)

21 Dairy product with lid removed,

say (5)