Cryptic #26

Cryptic #26

Note: this crossword has a rank, indicated by four pairs of words. What is this rank?

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Across
1 Change to suit (6)
4 One who observes the dark side of the queen? (8)
9 Charlie's current successor? (5)
10 Rebounds botched slice with no substance after initial brilliant return (8)
12 Comparatively luscious teacher's assistant's on the level (7)
13 Study one calm resident (7)
14 Minced tuna found inside Peruvian goat spread? (6,6)
18 Yes - give back to Twain his fermented drink (5,7)
20 Try an ancient salute before patriarch finally goes to the front (4,1,2)
22 Artwork of regularly-ignored hornbill, reflecting on form (7)
24 Mix of Close Cover amongst beats (8)
25 Refuse foreign investment leads - local trade's beginning to get hot (5)
26 Survive fumes of phosphorus in the end (4,4)
27 How you know to start getting help for invaders (6)
Down
1 Build unsheltered abode for unknown group (4,4)
2 Nat King's trimming grass for salad (8)
3 Heat is here, Iglesias' first to face - batter up! (5)
5 A natural way to pass on? (12)
6 Slows down vessels? (9)
7 How to dance in three easy steps? (5)
8 Tear around Sweden in anger (6)
11 Trial-goers misquoted the Bosnia Report (12)
15 A major change to university's surface, including His Excellency (9)
16 Instruments played in orchestras with a plectrum, heard alone and rising (8)
17 Grabs small parts (8)
19 Stated important characteristic of seals (6)
21 Potential measurement units? (5)
23 "Super Number" - has first prime factor replaced with another number (5)

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