7Territory known as Van Diemen's Land up to 1856 (8)
9In an insect's body, the central division between the head and abdomen (6)
10North Wales resort at the mouth of the river Clwyd (4)
11A three-act opera by Giuseppe Verdi, set to a libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, and which premiered in 1853 (2,8)
12In music, a short group of notes felt to form a unit (6)
14A type of well in which water rises in a borehole from a basin- shaped aquifer whose outcrop is at a higher level (8)
15An edible tuber native to South America, a nickname for which is 21 Down (6)
17A gem carved in the form of a beetle, used by the ancient Egyptians as an amulet, seal, etc (6)
20A sweet Italian liqueur flavoured with almonds (8)
22David ___ , manager of Leeds United FC from 1998 to 2002 (6)
23A rough eminence on the thigh bone to which muscles are attached (10)
24___ the Obscure, the last completed novel by Thomas Hardy (4)
25An urban district, especially poor, inhabited by any racial or other identifiable group (6)
26A circular fort for coastal defence, named after a cape in Corsica (8)


1The cheek and jawbones of a pig, salted and smoked, usually eaten cold (4,4)
2___ Zatopek, Czech long-distance runner who won three gold medals at the 1952 Olympic Games (4)
3Taiwanese-born director of the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (3,3)
4___ Charter, an Anglo-American declaration in 1941 comprising eight common principles to guide a post-war settlement (8)
5A shop or restaurant in which meats are cooked by direct heat (10)
6A woman's loose outer gown, popular in 17th- and 18th-century France (6)
8Name of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, which manages passenger rail-travel between major US cities (6)
13Hard lustrous coal that burns nearly without flame or smoke, consisting almost entirely of carbon (10)
16A plane figure of four angles and four sides (8)
18Suburb of Southport, Lancashire, whose golf club is scheduled to host the 2017 Open Championship (8)
19A Native American or oriental drum played with the hands (3-3)
21Brian ___ , actor who played opposite Yootha Joyce in the 1970s TV sitcom George and Mildred (6)
22A clockwork model of the solar system (6)
24A light, strong, four-wheel-drive, military vehicle suitable for rough terrain (4)


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