ACROSS

1  Where the unwary find stinging rays. (8)

5  In Lucia, it has a kind of appeal at first. (6)

9  Three-quarters will never make it. (7)

10  Living made by mixing gold and gin. (7)

11  Bloodshot celery? (7)

12  Never counts in quarter time. (4, 3)

13  Was Shakespeare taxed with this? (6, 7)

15  Does he count his gold? (7, 6)

21  Get me back to position. (7)

22  Revised, revised. (7)

23  Buses have such a capacity. (7)

24  (CHa)2CO. (7)

25  How to open a seed? (6)

26  He had a literary come-down. (8)

DOWN

1  Gathers eggs. (6)

2  Three make a game without fanfare. (7)

3  Tearing into pieces. (7)

4  This takes at least five minutes. (10, 3)

6  Do mice have a sort of end? No, quite thc contrary. (7)

7  Tipped by a Colonial. (7)

8  It’s easy to get her spaces removed. (8)

10  Orthodox in Lilliput. (13)

14  Crimes concerning boundaries? (8)

16  The little Congressman dines again. (7)

17  Element of a successful bombardment. (7)

18  It’s all gray, to a great extent. (7)

19  An old fiddle in an unusual sort of air. (7)

20  Is this kind of parent never foremost? (6)