1A long or prominent curl of hair worn by fashionable men in Elizabethan and Jacobean times (8)
5In anatomy, of or near the ribs, or the side of the body (6)
9Originating in Australia, a strongly flavoured yeast extract used as a spread, etc (8)
10Ritchie ___ , musician who recorded a rock and roll version of the Mexican folk song La Bamba in 1958 (6)
121985 film in which Anjelica Huston won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress (7,5)
15Charles ___ , motoring pioneer, the first Briton to die in an aeroplane crash (5)
161976 televised film directed by Mike Leigh, starring Alison Steadman as Candice Marie (4,2,3)
18A Brazilian religion combining African traditions with elements derived from Christianity (9)
19___ Heights, a plateau in the Middle East internationally recognized as Syrian territory, occupied by Israel (5)
20Anarchic 1980s TV sitcom featuring Adrian Edmondson as Vyvyan Basterd (3,5,4)
24The last syllable of a word (6)
252009 novel by Colm Toibin, longlisted for the Man Booker prize (8)
26King of Wessex from 802 to 839, who defeated Beornwulf of Mercia at Ellandun (6)
27Well-preserved castle in Shropshire, built in the late 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow (8)


1Molten material discharged in a stream from a volcano or fissure (4)
2First-magnitude star, the brightest in the constellation Lyra (4)
3A low-alcohol, slightly sparkling, mainly red, Italian wine (9)
4A range of radio frequencies on which the public are permitted to broadcast personal messages, etc (8,4)
6Northern Irish town, source of the river Strule (5)
7Blues-rock band formed in 1962 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fronted by Eric Burdon (3,7)
8French grand opera in five acts by Hector Berlioz, based on Virgil's poem the Aeneid (3,7)
11Novel by Charles Dickens which includes the characters Arthur Clennam and Affery Flintwinch (6,6)
13In the French Revolution, one of the women who enthusiastically attended public meetings and executions, whilst knitting (10)
14Creative Director of the BBC from 2004 to 2015 (4,6)
17An alcove by a large open fire, a chimney-corner (9)
21An ear-shaped shell, especially the edible Haliotis tuberculata, common in the Channel Islands (5)
22___ fours, baggy knickerbockers or a knickerbocker suit, especially worn by golfers (4)
23One of the seven deadly sins, associated with colour green (4)


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