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GK Crossword No. 27
by Medusa

Across

The world's largest mail-order company with headquarters in Chicago (5,7)
Country which was part of Ethiopia (7)
A path along which an electrical current flows (7)
11 One who rejects a religion, particularly Christianity or Islam (7)
12 A draughtsman's ruler (1-6)
13 A chief steward or magistrate (5)
14 US state, capital Nashville (9)
16 --- gland, a gland at the base of a bird's tail which secretes oil used in preening (9)
19 --- Rock, now called Uluru, world's largest monolith (5)
21 Eastern Tibetan people renowned as mountain guides (7)
23 Granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains (alt spel) (7)
24 A member of the branch of Islam that accepts the first four caliphs as rightful successors to Mohammed (7)
25 A clay-like mineral, the chief ore of aluminum (7)
26 The ´Tin Islands`, usually identified as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly (12)

Down

Style of popular music often using unconventional instruments (7)
Shorten a text (7)
Surname of Italian composers Alessandro and his son Domenico (9)
Abbreviation of a Latin expression meaning ´in the work quoted` (2,3)
Style of art and architecture common throughout the seventeenth century (7)
American felines rather like pumas (7)
Greek singer who was Happy to be on an Island in the Sun in 1975 (5,7)
10 Someone or something particularly good or admirable (3,4,5)
15 Treeless Australian coastal plain (9)
17 Continent including Australia and New Zealand (7)
18 Dismissive description of young urban professionals (7)
19 Centre of Norwegian herring-fishing industry (7)
20 Dermapterous insects of the family Forficulidae (7)
22 Mixture of hail and rain (5)

Solution


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