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Cryptic Crossword No. 40




Across

Naked celebrities entertaining king and queen (8)
Actor turned away as the elephant man (6)
10 Shakespeare's mistress displays the same unknown quantities (4)
11 Conquest finished by Advent (10)
12 Jack was sick in jug (6)
14 Volcanic rock around volcano - outside inside? (8)
15 Quadrangle of the old school? (6)
17 King giving order? Right on! (6)
20 He'd put on coat with fashionable lining, not handmade (8)
22 Perfume for the hair might appear strange on horse (3,3)
23 Queen's radio broadcast, for example, presented by Foreign Office in Paris (4,6)
24 Sweet jester (4)
25 What slimmer wouldn't expect to appraise? (4,2)
26 Drug baron finally getting lorry out of Colombia (8)
Down

Excessive guy getting in outsize furniture (8)
Father always joined in a brawl (4)
Final letter about deer set at nought (6)
Fishing boat goes to fish? Exactly! (5-3)
Poet translating myth or saga (6,4)
Direction in boat that may bear fruit? (6)
Notice saying "Playground Equipment" (6)
13 Hearing aid? Old haulier's transported (10)
16 Churchill managed to move slowly round hospital (8)
18 Personality disorder not initially terribly serious (8)
19 Puzzling child, as favourite may be (4,2)
21 Section of trail up Alpine mount in Italy (6)
22 Ex-minister entertaining upper- class people with money to spend (6)
24 What beaters do with game that's put up (4)