Across

8A spherical vault, or concave ceiling, on the top of a building (6)
9A legendary early sixth-century Danish king who appears in the epic poems Beowulf and Widsith (8)
10A tropical showy-flowered plant of the mallow family, such as the flowering maple (8)
11Charity formerly called the National Marriage Guidance Council (6)
12___ Davis, broadcaster who replaced Jeremy Paxman in 2014 as the main presenter of the BBC TV programme Newsnight (4)
13A brand of orange-flavoured liqueur produced in Angers, France, since 1849 (9)
15Deficiency of red blood corpuscles or haemoglobin, a condition marked by paleness and weakness (7)
16A currency unit of Mexico, worth one-hundredth of a peso (7)
19The capital city of 25 Across (9)
21The men's single-handed, cat-rigged Olympic class of sailing dinghy (4)
22Bela ___ , actor who died during the production of Plan 9 from Outer Space, often voted as the worst film ever made (6)
23Any animal having only two toes, fingers or claws (8)
25Country whose flag is a white star and crescent on a dark green background, with a broad white stripe along the hoist (8)
26Thomas ___ , author of Le Morte d'Arthur, a collection of Arthurian legends published in 1485 (6)

Down

1A British dish of leftover boiled potatoes and cabbage mashed together and fried (6,3,6)
2A rhyming slang term for "face" (4,4)
3The first king of Israel in the Old Testament (4)
4A warm dry wind blowing down the eastern side of the Rocky Mountains (7)
5A small shallow dish or bowl made in wood, ceramic, pewter or silver, usually with a handle (9)
6Archaically, one of the four bodily humours, also called yellow bile (6)
7An island south of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, once home to one of the earliest known deaf communities (7,8)
14One who designs and applies facial make-up (9)
17The King's jester and friend of Stephano in Shakespeare's The Tempest (8)
18Al ___ , member of the Beach Boys who wrote the children's book Sloop John B: A Pirate's Tale in 2005 (7)
20In Greek mythology, a handsome youth loved by Aphrodite and Persephone (6)
24A former size of printing and writing paper, approximately A2 (4)

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