#4 - 18 Nov 2014 - by Cyborg

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Across

  • 1 Way to say short fool has massive head (5)
  • 4 Note pre-tax earnings on scoresheet giving means of payment (5,4)
  • 9 Set puzzles where software developer does the editing (7)
  • 10 Pigs live in squalid surroundings initially (7)
  • 11 Near bunch of stars and dream disjointedly about nothing (9)
  • 12 Brief hint by representative of shapeless bunch (5)
  • 13 With unrest, irate soul may be driven to risky gamble (7,8)
  • 16 Tool to repair the broken drawer (6,9)
  • 19 Uncomfortable future? (5)
  • 21 One doesn't mend, sew, fight, sail, invest, work or steal? (6,3)
  • 23 Cooler ways to prepare food after trimming (3,4)
  • 24 One abridged opera set in an overthrown capital (7)
  • 25 Result of training in delicate balance if emu's first replaced with wiser bird (9)
  • 26 'Break' key held to fix any computer problem! (5)

Down

  • 1 Country porter, roughly bundled into jail, to mysteriously up and vanish (6,4,5)
  • 2 Butts in on disturbed deviants dropping trousers to start (7)
  • 3 Fascist character reversed defeat in Italy (9)
  • 4 Avoid scam (5)
  • 5 Dance in river as cry reverberated (5,4)
  • 6 Twitch around calf which has grown maybe deadly (5)
  • 7 Picked up ammonium chloride, perhaps to attack (7)
  • 8 Cheshire Puss's about-turning? (12,3)
  • 14 See blonde suffering minor trauma (9)
  • 15 Californian police respond verbally to provocateur (3,6)
  • 17 Topless smut on the rise around French XI - positive or negative? (3-4)
  • 18 Rival of Siemens' regenerative invention (7)
  • 20 In fine quality, exactly identical (5)
  • 22 Without last guitar part angry rock music is a mess (5)