Solution No. 2743

Across

1 Answer in pamphlet makes one carry on (8)

5 Watches a woman’s first swing (6)

9 Asset for forward having extra yard (8)

10Group of stars interrupted by a bad-tempered woman (6)

11A Highlander in a cravat (5)

12One unreasonably held to be above criticism in case, crowd stoned (6,3)

14 Prostitute’s toms, carnal we suspect (7,5)

18 Girl phones about empty shop in a town down under (5,7)

21 Parliamentarian’s stout leader (9)

23 Snare large deer (name for male) (5)

24Uniform worn by soldier, and sailor with axe (6)

25A female, articulate and wealthy (8)

26 Place containing small back room (6)

27Humiliating blunder made by fool getting fine in front of everybody (8)

Down

1 Lead in this getting Oscar? Fine film (3,3)

2 Immediately pay the penalty, catching cold (2,4)

3 Select cap randomly from display (9)

4 Tosca part he turned into a disaster (11)

6 Choice of the Spanish, Italian, and English (5)

7Order changed for cashmere? I haven’t a clue (6,2)

8 Section of orchestra producing ‘Merry Widow’ on record, ultimately (8)

13 Find me working in food game (6,2,3)

15 They may be provided for the rest of the train’s passengers (6-3)

16Admiral at sea penning good song (8)

17 Statuette, popular in price (8)

19 Person takes long time going round wine shop (6)

20 Season the Italian vegetable (6)

22 Tipple before a play(5)