1 It isn’t hard to be a burglar if you do, as a way to get the rest. (4,6,4)

 9 Not another name for the Los Angeles team. (7)

10 Shingles do, where car robes used to be thrown. (7)

11 Simple men "tell and show" a tool of some sort. (9)

12 We hear the ten-fifty to be superior. (5)

13 Angered, sort of? Yes, really angered! (7)

15 Some art form, according to what Toscanini might have heard. (7)

16 Dresses for the unusual artiste. (7)

18 What British braces do? (7)

20 One of the well-known brothers, committed to silence. (5)

21 Bad verse robs this of the answer, according to seers of a sort. (9)

23 Presently at this place, but otherwise impossible to locate. (7)

24 Prepared to act, getting out in the wrong boat. (5,2)

25 One can’t by dropping a modern one, but superstars often try to. (5,3,6)


 1 Wells produced this–not exactly like clockwork! (3,4,7)

 2 A flint worker sounds as though he might 1 across. (7)

 3 Updated by Brecht and Weill. (3,7,5)

 4 Possibly a magazine for children? (5)

 5 A big improvement on the Dickens period! Playboy might like them… (4,5)

 6 …and a much closer characterization by Dickens. (8,7)

 7  Importune, making it thus legal. (7)

 8 The initial cause of the Trojan War, in itself the fruit of the argument. (5,2,7)

14 Nothing at home plate above it–that’s not being truthful! (9)

17 A short time in the tower for the pitcher, perhaps. (7)

19 A facsimile for use in the printing and composing role, etc. (7)

22 The balance of incrustation is graduated. (5)