Solution No. 2714

Across

1 Short task involving one group of singers (5)

4 Relish a TV broadcast, a Sheridan play (3,6)

9 One retaliating against English sovereign after first of attacks (7)

10 Former partner, large in size, a model (7)

11 After one chapter, praise one American novel (1,8)

12 Headdress, one nicked by a despicable type on the way over (5)

13 Marksman notes owl (12)

17 Stupid person crossing road with compiler and dog (6,6)

20 Statue of sorcerer on island (5)

21 Slander a small individual I introduced (9)

22 Sauce boat shattered when drop of chilli poured in (7)

23 Popular barrister to sum up (2,5)

24 Patience has dream about beheaded spy (9)

25 Keen listener describing good ending to programme (5)

Down

1 Rascal is shaking girl (8)

2 Extra weight in saddle (8)

3 Distinguished academic, frightful gossiper for sure (6,9)

4 Discoloured, one outhouse below mountain lake (9)

5 Not fluctuating, small odds (5)

6 Their evil banter aroused tsar (4,3,8)

7 Come on the market with a soft fruit (6)

8 Watches wife pocketing a yo-yo (6)

14 One who may know a lot about tents? (9)

15 Hitting out (8)

16 Extremely stiff in coach? I must leave conveyance (8)

18 Child upset and tense at an order that must be obeyed (6)

19 Caper for which doctor is put in prison (6)

21 A cereal with fruit (5)

RELATED NEWS

The Hindu Crossword No. 2714November 24, 2012