Solution to puzzle 10631

Across

1 Notice rep dancing at party (9)

5 Two points connected by first class, large spikes (5)

8 Belief in the healer in the east getting right return (8)

9 Gums dry without a trace of resistance, turn dirty (6)

11 Cotton fabric seen here as such in ordinary use (5)

12 A slattern at large – interpret that (9)

13 Animal type has tail cut off for money (6)

14 Damage caused by advancing years after an interval (8)

16 Equip Pal, oddly, for some needlework (8)

18 Wave created by a hair-dresser? (6)

22 Assurance of quality makes aunt agree to change (9)

23 Heat in breakfast food leads to offensive words (5)

24 Keep control with reserve force (6)

25 One joining the army included in an alien list erroneously (8)

26 Cruel one in a display beginning to nauseate (5)

27 Dray going back with list is manageable (9)

Down

1 The socialist reportedly exploits and subdues (7)

2 Drug for a company account in the East (7)

3 An avatar with an opinion reacts if found wrong (15)

4 Natural in a pub – tea being spoilt (6)

5 He collects money not necessarily for its face value (15)

6 Countryman beginning to appreciate American state (7)

7 Hydrocarbon that is a bit nasty, renewable though (7)

10 Potter, say, to keep attacking (5)

15 Allocation given to a place in Rajasthan, reportedly (5)

16 Infuriated by exploding grenade (7)

17 Something imagined by the eponymous hero of a Leroux work (7)

19 Means of getting clean but getting back with high bill (7)

20 Book, keep for future use (7)

21 Hare in suffering – it may need surgery (6)