Alex’s crossword

A crossword for 30th December, linking numerous alumni of 11 15 Oxford, including 22 ac who married 24 ac on 30th December 1816, 10 (AKA Prince 9), 19 who killed 8 on 30th December 1916, and 17 (×2).

Across

8      Revolutionary puritans murdered Russian … (8)
9      … and another porter with two unknown figures (5)
10   Thomas Jefferson to travel back aboard Mercury (4)
11   Agreement about unfinished version or passage, to a degree? (10)
12   Does something essential rest on these? (6)
14   Doctor admitting it’s fatal for 8 and 22 ac (8)
15   Queens, perhaps, or old king admitting member (7)
17   Clown in town? Have gone with missing President (7)
20   Topless union gear for poet (8)
22   Poetic middle name – a foolish mistake, one gathers (6)
23   Publisher’s flourishes put down (10)
24, 25       Fawley village’s alternative energy after sheep comes back (9)
26   Tack back after misplaced hope, like one rejected by Dane or 14 (8)

Down

1      Re-mounted main polo-horse (8)
2      Short Italian food shortages back (4)
3      Cures numberless strokes (6)
4      Relaxes in solar air-current, first to last (7)
5      Enthusiastic wolf ravaged avian prey (8)
6      Doctor signs on after sea-salts (10)
7      Only drunk outside, tee-total member of 23 set (6)
13   On the radio, old French rock group causing acute indigestion (10)
16   Speculation intrigues singleton when 5-a-side cancelled (8)
18   Promoting Oscar, the Roman co-respondent (5,3)
19   Carry us up over some assassin (7)
21   Make wingless noble tiger (6)
22   Originally, President William Jefferson’s and 22 ac’s poetic spirit, one hears (6)
24   Grinder crowd (4)

 

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