Cryptic Crossword #42

Across

Hound with big head, something worth having (6)
Some screens conceal shelter (8)
Old cabinetmaker as throne maker (8)
10 Spanish dukedom having New York made state capital (6)
11 Lack of concentration is responsible for this feeble answer (4,8)
13 Present - now absent nowhere (4)
14 Give part, being generous (8)
17 A metal obtained from fruit containing a metal (8)
18 Flower of Florence or an alternative (4)
20 Fearful, perhaps even I shivered (12)
23 Mutilate a thousand fish (6)
24 Grow plant for public exhibition (8)
25 Delay the involvement with passion (8)
26 South Pacific islander with American uncle on a bender (6)

Down

Long reach extended part (4)
Scold head of state entertained by Ted Turner? That's most astute! (9)
It doubled up an artist (6)
Author of Birds on the Wing may rewrite (6,9)
Rocky star totally covered with rock (8)
Path of planet - or particle (5)
Chinese males taking lead in military quarters (10)
12 Phone call about eye-opening wrapper (10)
15 Private cabin, say, with space (9)
16 He's mean about it, finally (2,3,3)
19 Six men falling for saucy females? (6)
21 Just conservative (5)
22 Bird or birds ascending (4)


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