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Cryptic Crossword No. 16




Across

8 An animated film enthusiast is at a play (8)
9 The capital of Greece and the capital of Albania followed by the capital of Serbia (6)
10 An embarrassing incident heard or observed (4)
11 Old artiste doing a turn in the grave? (4,2,4)
12 Incendiary material can finish a tree (6)
14 Cigars with revolutionary origins (8)
15 Rattle's false alarm (7)
17 Notices about "Shine" or "Truly, Madly, Deeply", for example? (7)
20 Greek island importing clean dressed hides (8)
22 A woman in America or in another country (6)
23 Odd sort of hand etc. (3,2,5)
24 Snow used as fuel (4)
25 Poised, at ease, inwardly calm (6)
26 Covering: for example, covering northern bird (8)
Down

1 Flipping Tarzan's right for title role (4,4)
2 Crazy about rock (4)
3 Refuge for youth-leader in a squalid district (6)
4 Dance about repeatedly on outskirts of Brazilian city (7)
5 Crazy, like 'The' in The Guardian's logo? (8)
6 Circus performer - a heretic or revolutionary (10)
7 German and Swiss leader and French and Norwegian novelist (6)
13 Throw in a religious medal (6,4)
16 Petrol for van costing nothing (4-4)
18 Bishop without polish (8)
19 Money-lender receiving pence he takes unlawfully (7)
21 Cats in the pound? (6)
22 A prop on land (6)
24 Young reporter on a Caribbean island (4)