Solution No. 2757

Across

1 Study occupied by a senior

clergyman (4)

3 Director in golf club longing to

acquire the lot (5,5)

10 Interpret former patent (7)

11 Appropriate, a truss (very

large) (7)

12 A bishop put in a new villa close

to shrine — that’s handy (9)

13 Suspect definition (5)

14 Really funny TV channel —

cracking (4-9)

17 Fly lengthy stages, with old man at

the front (5-8)

21 Sudden round of applause in Oval,

inappropriate after Surrey’s

start (5)

23 Notices plastered across front of

office opening in Milton

Keynes? (9)

24 Cakes — girl’s got her sixth in her

mouth! (7)

25 One associated with Queen,

happy to bring in copper (7)

26 Further snake shows renewed

energy (6,4)

27 Guide young man round far side

of stage (4)

Down

1 Two letters for radio presenter (6)

2 Valued a piano, much admired (9)

4 Several books in one vehicle (7)

5 Reach an agreement with party

over a vintage port? (2,1,4)

6 A burden shouldered by the

directors in general (6-3-5)

7 Short row about winning

flower (5)

8 Gets gen distributed about small

savings (4,4)

9 Parliamentary proposal an oily

Tory made, ludicrously (5,3,6)

15 Start school (9)

16 Greek hero you’d assess,

mistakenly, as forgotten (8)

18 What supervisor did about

bladed hand tool (7)

19 Jazz musician, proficient guy (7)

20 Remained sober, reportedly (6)

22 Ring up about island shrub (5)