Solution No.2770

Across

5 Twitter comment, short and

excessively sentimental (4)

7 Heath Robinson, say,

showing duck in box — it’s

Daffy? (10)

10 Rectangular harpsichord,

spotless (8)

11 Exhausted, American editor

on horseback (4-2)

12 Envisage article making one

fume (6)

14 Transport access (8)

15 Headcase with broken

finger, leaves group of

extremists (7,6)

17 Ordered to repeat a G&S

work, perhaps (8)

19 Utter part of lament I

recalled (6)

20 Song, a diva’s first after

formal dance (6)

21 Affluent four on right

included in article (8)

23 Neglected child runs

through Battersea,

distressed (6,4)

24 Drawn on match day (4)

Down

1 Female trapping number in

lift (8)

2 Image I study (4)

3 Valuable wood from this

place? Better off spending

capital (6,4)

4 E.g. Lana, unusual girl’s

name (6)

6 He, with wit, edited jumbo,

a conspicuous failure (5,8)

8 Ups and downs on this

vessel covered by heavy

wave (6,7)

9 New layout of mall can

secure the demolition of

squalid houses (4,9)

13 Dues payable upon a death,

say, in eastern part (6,4)

16 Representation of Christ’s

birth — service handling it

in two ways (8)

18 Easing out of harbour, Eli,

effortlessly (6)

22 Dressing-gown in rear

portion of closet (4)