#0 - 21 Oct 2014 - by Cyborg

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Across

  • 1 Oh my! Oil for European Community is disrupted, an apparent impetus in revolution (8,5)
  • 8 Preening looks bad, having lost public relations powerhouse (6)
  • 9 Drive east to attend (4,4)
  • 10 Tough to be circuitous? (4)
  • 11 Whole forward pack dropped odd loss at a pivotal point (7)
  • 13 Serious and gloomy, like the sea (4,4)
  • 15 Bird is basted in sauce to start with (4)
  • 17 Abominable creature, but interesting at first (4)
  • 18 Balancing act in gutted district with fear of rioting (5-3)
  • 20 Indian king detained by spies, reverting to old language (7)
  • 21 It may be greater to be plain-spoken (4)
  • 23 Sports gear in kit wears out (5,3)
  • 24 Annoying points in touring north pole (6)
  • 25 A programmable lathe perhaps, but without a particular point? (6,7)

Down

  • 1 One-sided supporter is unable to control one in the middle (10)
  • 2 Not out in some sunshine because it's like this? (5)
  • 3 Put too much stock in rolling lover - life is short! (8)
  • 4 Let in lust and malice, disturbed a pursuit of rational knowledge (15)
  • 5 Freaky make-up? (6)
  • 6 Stick back together using bits of spare comb in emergency (9)
  • 7 Nobleman is almost stopped short and beheaded (4)
  • 12 Construct fire defence, dismissing its last alteration (10)
  • 14 Warship takes look around river as one vessel gets stuck in (9)
  • 16 Not in charge around plot developments, but it's addictive (8)
  • 19 Investigative journalist wants nothing edited (6)
  • 21 I wander back to Pacific islanders (5)
  • 22 Fashion: last season (4)