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Across 

1 Batting team’s secret (6) 

4 For the most part, recognize credentials still (6) 

8 Landlord initially dumped wealthy bird (7) 

9 Stupid Irish poet claims crime’s popular (7) 

11 Bouncer’s European club opens for unexpected visitor (10) 

12 Some mothers-to-be yearn to follow instructions (4) 

13 Follow Euan filling out petition (5) 

14 Judge has no people remaining to restore woodland (8) 

16 Enemy stems from unexpected postponements (8) 

18 Start when jam’s ready (5) 

20 Model attitude (4) 

21 Provocation caused by Vatican interrupting baptism. I leave after it (10) 23 What follows describes the most advanced utensil discovered – that much you can grasp! (7) 24 Deliver business’ new logo (7) 

25 Might create border disruption (6) 

26 Colour skin around 5 perhaps (6) 

Down 

1 Disease caught by current playmaker (5) 

2 Injured horses received sweets (7) 

3 Revealing band’s cracking “Flower of Scotland” (9) 5 Essential tests while putting up concrete beam (5) 

6 Outline inmate’s journey (7) 

7 Consumer decided on eating national dishes together (6,3) 10 Working as a spy? (9) 

13 I’ve doubt after hearing you call a tenor, for instance (9) 15 Cover opening and exit onto street? (5,4) 

17 Clearly too much time, literally, on vacation (7) 

19 Fits, say, improvised content (7) 

21 Accustom someone to hardship and hurt with no hint of justice (5) 22 Fine material South Africa exported as paper (5)