Posted by nmsindy on September 6th, 2007
I found this fairly straightforward. Solving time: 16 mins.
In line with recent practice, will note a fairly small number of what may have been the trickier clues, but happy to explain others if asked.
* = anagram < = reversed
1 AA C (about) HEN
11 SEPTA (tapes)* Plural of septum
14 ILL E GAL
16 SAMISEN hidden – a Japanese guitar
25 AV (Authorised Version – King James Bible) OUCH (That hurts!) You sometime see ‘ow’ for that too
5 (l)ARCH Pollarded = take the top off
13 PIL (lip<) CHARD
21 UTAH Hidden reversal indicated by ‘up’