Solution No. 2767

Across

1 Fork in byway, initially

leading to farm (6)

4 Ducks in shopping area by a

road close to ponds (8)

10 Potential shown by former

PM’s gardener (10,5)

11 Sat out in front of a Parisian

church, being hearty (7)

12 Boy nicking article is

serious (7)

13 Estimator abroad in Asian

country (4,5)

15 Song told a story (4)

17 Queen featured in Cuban

newspaper (4)

19 Set-to with crew,

unfortunately, in Northants

town (9)

22 Good one in bar, clear (7)

23 Big eel wriggling across lake,

clear (7)

25 The minutes of the last

meeting should be one of the

most important things to be

discussed? (4,2,3,6)

26 Film ambassador and bishop

on board train (3,5)

27 Around noon, notice vet

coming (6)

Down

1 Free antelope and most of

other ruminants (8)

2 In sacred river, a leading

character (5)

3 Piece of furniture — can it be

baroque? (7)

5 In a straight line? Amazing

cartwheels, if so (2,3,4,5)

6 Broad-minded, artist

included in false

statement? (7)

7 Vote loser, possibly, for

president (9)

8 Legislative body established

around North America and

Spain (6)

9 Football club’s team had to

chill out (6,8)

14 Highly curious after Sounds

like it in place of worship (9)

16 Object after silly sketch (8)

18 Almost stop by nearby

pen (7)

20 Given a ring and hired? (7)

21 Stale pork pie, say, could be

past its sell-by date? (3,3)

24 Spree in Crosby, perhaps

ending in Bootle (5)