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1___ Theron, South African-American actress who played Stella Bridger in the 2003 remake of the film The Italian Job (8)
5Tropical tree with a very thick trunk, whose fruit has an edible pulp called monkey bread (6)
9Robert ___ , English poet who wrote The Pied Piper of Hamelin (8)
10___ Street, a 1959 semi- autobiographical collection of linked short stories by V. S. Naipaul (6)
12American singer-songwriter who sung "You deserve a break today" in the advertising campaign for McDonald's (5,7)
15The Muse of lyric love poetry (5)
16___ Stones, a group of three megalithic oolitic limestone monuments near Long Compton, Warwickshire (9)
18American state known as the "Land of Ten Thousand Lakes" (9)
19Aromatic flower-bud which yields an essential oil used to relieve abdominal pain and toothache, and flavour food (5)
20A sweet liqueur with a chocolate and vanilla flavour (5,2,5)
24Martin ___ , German theologian whose list of Ninety-Five Theses in 1517 incited the Protestant Reformation (6)
25The quarter of the sky where the sun, stars and planets set (8)
26Female forename in several European countries, originally meaning "born again" (6)
27Archetypal working-class male from Southeast England with a large disposable income but without culture or taste (5,3)

Down

1Country of origin of Javier Sotomayor, the only person to have cleared eight feet in the high jump (4)
2An extension of a nerve cell or neuron which transmits impulses away from the cell (4)
3The easternmost of the Canary Islands, whose capital is Arrecife (9)
4Fashion designer who founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in Bermondsey, London, in 2003 (6,6)
61979 film directed by Ridley Scott, which was promoted by the tagline "In space no one can hear you scream" (5)
7Cocktail drink of curacao, vodka with a dash of lemonade or fruit cordial (4,6)
8The leading sheep of a flock (10)
11The First Lady of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986, famed for her collection of clothing, art and jewellery (6,6)
13In architecture, bearing a decoration reminiscent of a mass of curly worms (10)
14Town in Cornwall which is divided from its suburb Newport by the river Kensey (10)
17A member of an Independent Order founded in Salford in 1835, as part of the British temperance movement (9)
21Latin term for permission granted by a bishop to a priest to move on to another diocese (5)
22A raised horizontal bar, four inches wide, on which gymnasts perform balancing exercises (4)
23A small lightweight sub-machine gun designed chiefly by Shepherd and Turpin at Enfield (4)

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