Tough cryptic no.4  by Ravel


 "ON FIRST NAME TERMS"
Each across clue leads to the surname of a well-known person, but it is that person's first name that is to be entered in the grid. The first letter-count refers to the clue answer; the second to the grid entry. Down clues are normal.
 
Across

Royal who went topless one way to follow brave greeting (6) (9)
Sweaty-browed singer's organ transplant in which Mrs T. gets involved (9) (5)
Labour politician very into money basically (5) (7)
10 Dancer who was choked to see wrestler squashing three fifths of relative (6) (7)
11 Marconi broadcast without a ring master (8) (5)
12 Fleet runner cherished by Desdemona's sister (7) (9)
13 Harry is politician 'with child' cause of a constitutional crisis (7) (6)
14 Lamp lady's dark hours during storm (11) (8)
17 Teddy's lot ever so undisciplined (9) (8)
19 Dwarf, mousy film star (6) (6)
21 Poet's cheek, getting nude (7) (9)
24 Reported name of funny actress (5) (5)
26 Historical biographist one from the US sitcom (6) (7)
27 Extra virtuous flier (6) (7)
28 Not so popular, George, as a novelist (7) (5)
29 Carrier having row with cold king's composer/singer (10) (9)

Down

Rocker taking lead in Cabaret and another musical of that time? (5)
Bird of prey butchered powerless cold reptile (7)
One who soon gets up to annelid-catching? (5,4)
Oi! Awful sporting venue in classical bit of Aegean coastline (5)
Suitable splicing material? (8)
Carried out a caper hired a chief of police on the inside (5)
Seldom entertained by Shogun of Tenko (7)
Players may come and go this way but FA gets let off (5,4)
13 Resist having a tripod? (9)
15 Remembering an exploitable feature of Labrador (9)
16 Needle of water model displaces gravity (8)
18 A plumper Cole Porter, not pro-improvisation (7)
20 Circles of brown pigment exist ring number given by A&E (7)
22 Kitty multiplied quite amusing adding daughter to son (5)
23 Burgess's gang member, Rex, in righteous uprising (5)
25 What happens when energy gets expression (5)


© Eddie James 2002       Solution
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