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CRYPTIC CROSSWORD No. 14
by Medusa

Across

1/4/27 Hit a smiling spiritualist to avoid extremism? (6,1,5,6)
Slightly damage part of aeroplane (4)
10 Foolishly adapt one in Australia or New Zealand (10)
11 Don't move architectural ornament they say (6)
12 Stopping to take in never-ending folding (8)
13 Pipes they convert into climbing plants (9)
15 Just average (4)
16 Located, with nothing removed, a reserve of money (4)
17 Approach leaderless Conservative as accomplice (9)
21 Just because you suffer it doesn't mean they're not out to get you! (8)
22 Dashing tree (6)
24 Photograph mythical beast or flower (10)
25 Dull poet returned (4)
26 Shelter communist who looked slyly (6)
27 See 1

Down

Rouse ringleader in support of rider (7)
Rascal's make-up rouge? (5)
Jack on-line for under-the-counter dealings? (7)
Dash in cross-country, for example (6)
Stands newly formed steel pads (9)
One who longs for unknown money-maker (7)
Banal conversation in the Bourse? (5,8)
14 Long fruit? - No, but large fleshy one (9)
16 Face cloth and soft soap (7)
18 French petrol is the vital ingredient (7)
19 Get back from the sea (7)
20 Quadruped sounds husky (6)
23 Spoke lines from Conrad I imagine (5)

Solution


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