Solution No. 2795

Across

1 Go after Asian river

business (8)

5 In Tolkien, Tom Bombadil’s put

six feet under . . . (6)

10 . . . Baggins (hobbit) heartily upset

about Bombadil’s end (5)

11 Embargo on ballistic

missile (9)

12 Produce item of jewellery found

inside container (5,2)

13 Battle of New Orleans? (7)

14 About average on violin, having

committed tune to memory

originally (4,2,8)

17 One altering certain features in a

theatre? (7,7)

21 Hot drink required in not entirely

warm French castle (7)

23 Terrible tsar stuck on promontory

in novel (7)

24 PM includes this one not far

away (9)

25 Group’s leader brought in awful

song (5)

26 Former Scottish philosopher, the

opposite of 5 (6)

27 Knowing nothing, such a

crossword can’t be solved! (8)

Down

1 Drink — one tipple brought in by

me (6)

2 From a republic in Africa, a young

man’s turned up to see spiritual

leader (5,4)

3 Small lumberjack, one who

toils (7)

4 Ornate orb connoisseur

misrepresented in book (8,6)

6 Annoyed, wanted to catch learner

driver (7)

7 Being broadcast from Barcelona,

ironically (2,3)

8 Past patron saint causes an

exclamation (2,6)

9 Legal walk (14)

15 Train in club on piece of

gymnastic equipment (4,5)

16 Watch tapes etc.,

haphazardly (8)

18 Article on more complex

proposition that has been

proved (7)

19 Haughty and extremely excitable

man of high rank abroad (7)

20 Time off in bay (6)

22 A long letter (5)