With crows so frightened, we need to bring back the Doctor! (10)

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Across
1. Sailor chews tobacco to get bird (7)
5. Exercise for journalists at University (5,2)
9. Used to find way around salt, or back around Countess Lovelace (4,5)
10. Python digesting rabbit (French) (5)
11. Hello soldier, are you spiritually enlightened? (4)
12. This coarse fish – fish head caught – a sea adder (10)
14. Duchamp’s entry was back of fountain in Russian mountain (6)
15. Start to talk aimlessly (but chirpily) (7)
16. Electronic musician (French) plays cello (English) (7)
18, 1 down. Hall and Thumb point to 23 rivals (3,3,5)
20. Expert smoke blower in the Circus (10)
21, 8. Urban(e) guerilla, perhaps, whose Communist credentials seem rather diluted (and he’s a 23) (4,7)
24. Chardonnay wearing raincoat (5)
25. Watchman loses head, studies mountains (9)
26. “Wait back at junction,” I was told. With regret, what a whopper! (3,4)
27. Use tureens to obtain permanent posts (7)
Down
1. See 18.
2. Gas outburst dropped embarrassingly (7)
3. Over-praise two-parter (4)
4. You can almost tell woman fits in with Lister and the Cat (she’s a 23) (5,10)
5. First appearance of 18 1 down was a kick in the teeth? (4,4,3,4)
6. You asked for a clue, so I went all the way and gave you one (10)
7. Drunk moves to outside lane – he’s on his own! (7)
8. See 21.
13. Incredible enemy (a 23) – managed by Grumpy (10)
16. Badly drawn boy (a 23) – “It’s about representational imagery, man!” (7)
17. Floor cove/ring used to create representational imagery (4,3)
19. First nun (no saint) gets greater volume (7)
22. Clothing for Bridge rivals and high flyers (5)
23. Often found in shorts, usually behind car (4)
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