Solution No. 2779

Across

1 Islander, terrible hypocrite, he

ignored (7)

5 Hit rain when high, and this on Everest? (4,3)

9 Forward almost missing

header (5)

10 Plant from Andorra, so

peculiar (6,3)

11 Carnival uncommon around the East at present (5,4)

12 Attacker overlooking a person on a horse (5)

13 Settlers introducing dour priest to lager-like beer (7,7)

17 Typical delegate (14)

19 Fresh Police Constable

arresting male teacher, retired (5)

21 Hush-hush operation with leading character in Coronation Street amazingly being brought round (3-6)

23 Police vehicle part modified by Carlo abroad (6,3)

24 I spot one inside supplying

dope (5)

25 Industry importing special rum, a racket (7)

26 Reaches former nurses (7)

Down

1 Happy to salute youth leader (6)

2 Doorman admitting characteristic bore, an artist (8,7)

3 Brown is one of its members, girl with class (3,6)

4 Whippet finally spots litter (5)

5 Go mad, disconcert a

worthy (5,1,3)

6 Wrongdoer beheaded in

secret (5)

7 A card game, distraction not including one shorter

form (8,7)

8 Revolutionary annoyed relief organisation (3,5)

14 The very same dialect in

resort (9)

15 Start to trust man brought in to handle as much as

possible (2,3,4)

16 Crazy shot leading cup (8)

18 Briefly set out American

position (6)

20 Recently stolen – that appears in Post Office picture (5)

22 Quietly press for expulsion (5)