i Cryptic Crossword Wednesday 13 May

 

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A production error resulted in a garbled set of clues for the Cryptic Crossword printed in the i for Wednesday 13 May.

The correct clues are printed below. We apologise for any inconvenience caused

ACROSS

1, French wine – 33% Merlot – given favourable classification in Italy (5)
4, Maybe I target a learner alarmingly? (9)
9, Charity money collected by ladies’ organisation is kept for later use (4,5)
10, What’s sometimes associated with a prayer is overwhelming (5)
11, During broadcast presenter’s introduced second match (6)
12, Two creatures round end of garden, standing still (8)
14, Prisoners wanting time reduced riot in building (12)
17, Agreed changes with tennis players (12)
20, Trojan woman is scared doing battle (8)
21, Fly back through deepest Estonia (6)
23, Religious teacher’s brief protest stopped by bishops (5)
24, Notice archdeacon is received by teetotal member of sect (9)
25, British artist introduced to a German composer (9)
26, Bridge partners always make scornful remarks (5)

DOWN

1, Channel swim’s final stage: I’ll strain to finish (8)
2, Daughter acquires top-quality fat for roasting (8)
3, Hears critics becoming excited about play’s qualities (15)
4, Follow story as it is told (4)
5, Lack of talent during part one in musical piece (10)
6, Wander about in F Chopin’s lover’s place (6-4-5)
7, Family’s blood group identified in test (6)
8, What is one entitled to? Nothing? Very well (6)
13, Jailed murderer given food (6,4)
15, Son gets excited, taking cycle out (2,6)
16, I agree treason’s wrong (8)
18, Beetle about to bite into small horse (6)
19, North African shrub is disappearing (6)
22, One having position of leader: a Tsar, for instance (4)

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