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6The manager of Arsenal FC after Terry Neill's departure in 1983 (3,4)
7A poisonous evergreen shrub, Nerium oleander, with lance- shaped leathery leaves and showy red or white flowers (7)
10Sixteenth-century school in Derbyshire whose alumni include the author Roald Dahl (6)
11The palace of the Moorish kings of Granada in Spain (8)
12A game played on a board with balls and a cue or spring, the object being to put the balls into numbered holes or sections (9)
14___ canem, Latin term for 'beware of the dog', a frequent inscription on Roman thresholds (4)
16A village in the Scottish Borders at the northern end of the Pennine Way (4,7)
19Irish songstress who won the 1970 Eurovision Song Contest with All Kinds of Everything (4)
20John ___ , Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930 to 1967 (9)
22A toothless mammal of Asia and Africa, also called the scaly anteater (8)
23Fictional kingdom in the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, founded by the brothers Isildur and Anarion (6)
25Country of origin of the boxer turned politician Vitali Klitschko (7)
26A highly contagious fever occurring mainly in children, characterised by eruptions of small red spots on the skin (7)

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1Ornette ___ , jazz musician whose album Sound Grammar received the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Music (7)
2A small potato of poor quality such as is given to swine (4)
3American TV series co-created by David Lynch, starring Sheryl Lee as homecoming queen Laura Palmer (4,5)
4Tony ___ , five-time winner of the Wimbledon men's doubles title with John Newcombe (5)
5A very slender type of spaghetti, literally 'little worms' in Italian (10)
8A multinational public transport company, founded in Sunderland in 1938 as T. Cowie Ltd (6)
9French Post-Impressionist painter regarded by Matisse and Picasso as 'the father of us all' (4,7)
13Actress who married the actor Steve McQueen in 1973 (3,7)
15American rock band who released the album Hotel California in 1976 (3,6)
17A material of linen, cotton, silk or wool with a reversible pattern woven into it (6)
18Obsolete title for a medical social worker attached to a hospital (7)
21One of the vast steppes or plains in the northern part of South America (5)
24John ___ , architect who designed the Brighton Pavilion (4)

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