Solution to puzzle 10662

Across

1 Agile BARC stumped by such an equation (9)

5 One’s girl is a problem (5)

8 Superficial application lacking resistance would disappear (6)

9 Fashionable female, maimed, is angered (8)

11 A European among the wiser boys (4)

12 Precious hard stuff which arrivals strengthen (10)

14 Ring back about one flower (5)

15 Group of stars in British system originally — they manage finances (7)

16 A contestant but a big loser (4-3)

17 Give up building toy with a touch of tiredness (3,2)

19 The base for a possible stalemate? (10)

20 Designer girl gets gold (4)

22 Depraved urban mush trashed right away (8)

23 Alga prevalent widely from India to Malagasy (6)

24 Father crosses track for wood nymph (5)

25 Totally occupied with points, earned money (9)

Down

1 Counsel Davies to improve (6)

2 Peacekeeper’s body, as a rule, keeps a German guard and English physician (7,8)

3 Smash the sculpture! (4)

4 Police force finds rascal, bounty doubtful (12)

5 Give an example of the Italian polish hiding a hint of temerity (10)

6 Milton’s work against some sons translated (6,9)

7 Amend lessons with no finish inside (7)

10 Gloomy record — working very much behind time (12)

13 Radical, healthy diagnostic tool (10)

16 A conservative, caught, exploited and charged (7)

18 Well-known to be shielding Rontgen, got falsely implicated (6)

21 Swimming pool provides a cover over nothing! (4)