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Cryptic Crossword No. 14 by Cincinnus


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Across

Pole with musical backing is no immigrant (6)
In court long for prestige (6)
Compress a spanner (possibly 24) (7)
Compress a pair of shoes - or 10 (possibly 23) (7)
11 Newspaper given money requested in prayer (5,5)
12 Licentious Welsh leader's taken out (4)
13 Batty about following a character in the Bible (5)
14 Degree awarded to mathematician approaching adulthood (8)
16 Singer - little woman - appearing in everything with child (2,6)
18 Muse about weight on top of Olympus (5)
20 Debts repudiated by studious boss (4)
21 More tonic ordered after dental treatment (10)
23 Intruments to trap alien insects (possibly 9) (7)
24 New wife touring Georgia with soldiers (possibly 8) (7)
25 Lawgiver to head of government: "Ciao!" (2,4)
26 Egmont overture, say, or what you will (6)
Down

Fresh drink, we hear, from an old African kingdom (5)
Pudding that's right for one unaware of "The Importance of Being Earnest"? (7)
Rolling Stones in middle of service area talk about 007 (9)
Sucker: one taken in by a doctor of philosophy (5)
Former Foreign Secretary in league with the French runs as an athlete (7)
Wood taken for the chop in martial art (3,4,2)
10 Stop insect holding up article (9)
13 Washing ton? Bail US out (9)
15 Roget? He's a load of bull (9)
17 For example, first noise in exam (7)
19 Member of the Opposition having about a month in the West Indies (7)
21 School taking in head of Little John (5)
22 Senior citizen constrained by low- alcohol diet (5)