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Cryptic Crossword No. 8 by Cincinnus


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Across

Deprived Frenchman's head - without Basque cap (6)
Discharge one who is insignificant but presumptuous (6)
Evangelist's working with literary doctor (7)
A lot of beer or wine - about nine pence! (3-4)
11 They don't like foreigners vandalising phone-boxes (10)
12/13 Cub in Polaris base? (4,5)
14 Bulb, flowering in the spring and fall, in winter? (8)
16 Mad Max - or spy getting fit (8)
18 News agency covering Kremlin's initial assignments (5)
20 Fish starts to hurry up, swimming speedily (4)
21 Sea food the family doctor warns about (4,6)
23 I am abroad, outside front of temple with members of religious order (7)
24 Indulge in horseplay with bird (7)
25 A sleep, perchance, if you don't mind (6)
26 Dish Jenny removed from linden tree (6)
Down

Liquor is seen - cries of disapproval are heard (5)
Asian capital managed by board (7)
Madcap author supporting jester (9)
Even leaves (5)
Lock up naughty child and dog without lead (7)
Sources of food friar sells down the river? (4,5)
10 A shop floor humiliation (9)
13 Have what it takes to determine the altitude? (7,2)
15 Frank and Ken given soup to stir first (9)
17 Bob's not the first to find remedy unfamiliar (7)
19 Device for fastening plaster cast (7)
21 Equipment supplied to Midwest fliers (5)
22 Brass used in air-conditioner vent (5)