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Cryptic Crossword No. 9




Across

1 A representative is admitted back in the old country (6)
5 Place containing microwave emitter, or place containing monks (8)
9 They are hot and cold - that is the start of something (8)
10 Fellow turning round on the way to fall asleep (3,3)
11 Living together in love abode I read about (12)
13 Dire misprint: Three of a Kind? (4)
14 Instruments playing fanfare for alien in best suit (8)
17 Score in a motion picture script (8)
18 Celebrated Chinese dynasty (4)
20 In Islam cider manufacture is made illegal (12)
23 Growing trees for a stunt makes one a snob? Just the reverse! (6)
24 Novel about a furious revolutionary saint (4,4)
25 David Jason's heart is captured by a fortune-teller (8)
26 The First Lady left in New York without hiccups (6)
Down

2 Languishing nymph needs some more chocolate (4)
3 Pick boundaries for lake district environs (9)
4 A craftsman heard correctly (6)
5  Tantalus tortured with bottle - non-minimal after all (4,3,3,5)
6 Bully Cretan, making child carry first letter from Tartarus (8)
7 Unhappy with Arab leader (5)
8 Getting off sandbank, possibly, or other flat region (10)
12 Insecure beloved clutching a Romeo (10)
15 A bold pose fit for bullfight music (4,5)
16 Most salt water I would return to South Island seaport (8)
19 In Rome it is consumed - or what you will (6)
21 Characters from Los Alamos, Ulan Bator or a city on the Tigris (5)
22 Vow by Liverpool's first pop star? (4)