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Across
4. Singer Tom serves food with delays (5)
7. Told secrets upon deep rambling (6,2)
10. Group of invaders to be at the French shores, finally? (7)
11. Pass around the tales to sportspeople (8)
12. Originally comic actress, ultimately Marilyn could dance... (3-3)
14/21. ...or, back in the 50s, sing notes freely for a band (3,7,6)
19. A member of the Allies gets behind Axis meeting point in a creative manner (10)
22. Non-essential album with instant message about nu metal (8)
24. Noodle dish had a tip out (3,4)
25. Organ grinder's partner broke China cup (8)
26. A professor can have this speaking voice, sometimes dramatic (5)

Down
1. Ruler's family central to destroy Al tyrannically (7)
2. One raised anger after wager, which is something to avoid (4,5)
3. Underground video service abandoned by second person (4)
5. Playing roles and casting dancing performers, eventually to be dropped (6)
6. The darkening soul of a Hubbard follower (6)
8. Repeated sounds from case of electric tools (6)
9. Casino performer's escape caught by private eye? (5)
13. An old New York rodent cuts tail to be unidentified (9)
15. Record-length zero gravity (3)
16. Avid tweeter owns large Dodge (6)
17. State mayors essentially behind West Wing replacing woman with man (7)
18. A bully is not stressed at all (2,4)
19. Radio network covering boxing combination (3-3)
20. Newton is repeatedly a workaholic, in the end (5)
23. Man in parliament (4)

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across

4 waits 7 opened up 10 beatles 11 athletes 12 can can 14/21 the rolling stones 19 originally 22 aluminum 24 pad thai 25 capuchin 26 tenor

explanations

4 tom waits is a singer
7 upon deep anagram
10 be at le(fr) shores
11 the tales anagram
12 comic actress marilyn
14 or backwards, l = 50 x 2, sing notes anagram
19 origin (axis point) ally
22 alum with mi and nu inside
24 had a tip anagram
25 china cup anagram
26 homophone of tenure

down

1 royalty 2 bete noire 3 tube 5 acting 6 thetan 8 echoes 9 pesci 13 anonymous 15 log 16 flinch 17 wyoming 18 at ease 19 one two 20 isaac 23 liam

explanations

1 destroyaltyranically
2 one in reverse after bet and ire
3 you tube without you
5 casting anagram without last letter of performers
6 tanning = darkening
8 ec hoes
9 p esc i
13 an o ny mous(e)
15 length o gravity
16 f l inch finch + l
17 w yo wing becomes ming
18 a tease
20 is a a workaholic
23 parliament

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