Independent 1390

ACROSS

1/5         Is his creativity flagging? (8,6)

9              See, in alcoholic brew, mature – this? (8)

10           Motivator needing to be revived, having dropped dead (6)

11           Rudimentary island pipe has only end of scale (8)

12           Notice former politicians’ impromptu remarks (2-4)

14           Seabird arrives in a variety of weathers (10)

18           Unable to fulfil requisition, being broken-down (3,2,5)

22           Northerner backs in alarm (6)

23           Those against work problems? (8)

24           A group of police in charge, having a sharp effect (6)

25           British city to suffer, knocking back tropical fruit plant (8)

26/27     Praised elegy themes hid in confused form (6,8)

DOWN

1/15       The Way of All Flesh? (6,8)

2              Almost half of Vivaldi’s excellent lively piece (6)

3              Characters going in summer to New College, Oxford (6)

4              You’ll see this thing, crumpled, around middle of bedroom (5-5)

6              Band in pit, say, get ready to end performance (4,4)

7              One twice appears in fashionable gallery and institute (8)

8/21       Fictional place – are endless sands its lure? Possibly (8)

13           Small roles some act badly – that’s about the norm (5,5)

15           See 1 down

16           Holding supply of footwear (8)

17           Bureaucrat’s away – one of people should be overthrown (8)

19           2001, among leading features in cinema offers entertainment that’s revolutionary (6)

20           Chaos to strike under flower-garden (6)

21           See 8 down

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