Independent 2080

ACROSS

1              Mother’s dress – with antique bloomers? One only (8)

5              Carol, embracing Prince, has to look lively (6)

9              Terminate second shanty that’s blue (4,4)

10           Country road with girl on either side (6)

11           Missile launching? English attempt with a stone (8)

12           Holy books almost without cover? (6)

14           Left one drop of claret in wrong drink shop (3-7)

18           Drug puffed with excessive guts? (3-7)

22           Insect, say, circumventing disturbed air round top of window (6)

23           Do you (on the radio) indicate morning temperature? (8)

24           Women tucking into most of drink? Indian women (6)

25           Widespread shortage is to blemish a town (8)

26           Successively taking fixed course back into tavern (2,4)

27           Magic trick? A great number will take us in, though not initially (8)

DOWN

1              Men’s dining area supported by Royal Society (6)

2              Coarse behaviour you finally noticed in farm (6)

3              Start of good advertisement: ‘Buy a clever device’ (6)

4              Old cartoonist’s sketch not giving much away? (3-7)

6              Good fortune – though not of French area (8)

7              Idle? Possibly non-idle, on time (8)

8              Apprehension concealed by German criminal (8)

13           Be nice and pull out the censor’s marker (4-6)

15           One about to embrace President (with scandalous kiss) in winter social (5-3)

16           Romantic light beginning to dazzle us in the opening (8)

17           Sheep in Avon, say, upset critic (8)

19           Something glimpsed in a paper cup (6)

20           British family entering number two atoll (6)

21           Make further speech about end of event and fail to leave (4,2)

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