Independent 2708

2708puz

 

ACROSS

1          Declining period, not without love (8)

5          Hour involved in extensive servitude (6)

9          Pope, say, with bar etc. on misbehaving (8)

10        Riding-school, for instance, swamped by horse hair (6)

12        Stone circle reinterpreted by modern science? (11)

15        Plot escape route? (5)

17        Deploy machines with energy? (9)

18        Chap that destroyed an American island (9)

19        Tire, we hear? No, it’s tyre these could do for! (5)

20        Actress needing tear to flow? (11)

24        A bride may be upset – seeing this in honeymoon suite? (3-3)

25        Grinding? That’s Earth revolving, despatched in orbit (8)

26        Pass the Spanish-style part of church (6)

27        A measure of the length of route (deem ‘root’ mistaken) (8)

DOWN

1          Makes a point and leaves the party? (6,4)

2          Instrument to study certain changes (10)

3          Ancient coin – one found in pipe (5)

4          No name on listing for trial – therefore reserving judgement? (3-9)

6          It’s an advantage these days to enter the arts, curiously enough (4,5)

7          Drinks will have men blowing their top (4)

8          Gaze lewdly, dance being over? (4)

11        Surprised by cancellation of Prom? (12)

13        Modern dance number? Some canvassing reveals lack of favour (10)

14        Source of information that could make West relent (10)

16        Cruel increase in deafness shrouding Beethoven’s Fourth (9)

21        There’s nothing to be found in one obscure mode of speech (5)

22        Member consumed china tea (4)

23        Topic one needs to study mostly (4)

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