Puzzle II

   Across

7. Shopping for things you can hold on to (9)  

8. Frenzied artist meets order (5)

9. When ITN news starts, turn it on – that’s an order! (9)

10. What heavy breather does for a bit of 15? (5)

12. Abhor a clergyman’s partial reading of divine revelation (6)

13. One questions former monarch about dictator (8)

14. Where toddler is put when the French help to change nappy (7)

17. Young lady has crisis in a socially inept group (7)

20. Overly personal information upset navvies (8)

22. See 16 down

24. Catholic holds priest as object of veneration (5) 

25. Start moving to Nigeria (9)

26. Motorway has lights on either side displaying maximum speed (5)

27. Real white trash becoming more affluent (9)

  Down

1. Gather troops when part of Ireland rejects the North (6)  

2. Indians about to be taken in by timid tone of voice (8)

3. A toy snake? (6)

4. Fan of ‘Flower of Scotland’ welcoming referendum (7)

5. Is afraid heart will give out on adventure holiday (6)

6. See 18 down

11. One who has studied religion in Southern Italy (4)

15. Hang about! That is some sexy gear (8)

16&22 across. Blonde gets involved with tiny children’s entertainer (4,6)

18&6 down. Import medical supplies for a minor irritation (3,2,3,8)

19. Editor backs short follow-up interview (7)

21. Nasty heavy metal band with two number ones (6)

22. Cause extreme confusion editing blog, for example (6)

23. Court decisions provide a means of release (8)