Cryptic #53
by Theresa Cunningham
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Cryptic #53 Grid

Across
1.   Smooth aldermen sit around (11)
7.   Listen to 60's rock band in little cars (7)
8.   Raging sheep breathe laboriously (7)
10. Stool pigeons carrying beige-colored canes (7)
11. Risk lying about Len for this woman (7)
12. Fish was rotten (5)
13. After the opening, he clears sign (9)
15. A glum star playing sweet stuff (4,5)
18. Recalled animated character's nose (5)
20. Really fell, clutching Kay in dance (4,3)
22. To a chic eccentric, it's out of control (7)
23. Elementary particle of cell covering a bit of tissue (7)
24. Glacial avalanche starts to imperil cave explorers from Alberta's Lake Louise (7)
25. Dazzling lender spent haphazardly (11)

Down
1.   Baseball stadium on the cover (7)
2.   Dependent's messy latrine (7)
3.   Appraisal fools Carol (9)
4.   Sensational top hides a couple of urgings (5)
5.   Digital mice run out (7)
6.   Most fervent narcs take a break (7)
7.   Sitcom kid brats, on after Black Arts (4,7)
9.   Time out taken by iconoclastic academic (11)
14. Trend concerning penetrating choice of words (9)
16. To the audience, he's someone without polish (7)
17. Gasp here – shortstop's trapping balls (7)
18. Part of a play frames Jolson with odd angles (7)
19. Remain longer than outcast, with a change of heart (7)
21. Nepal's broadcast committee (5)
Solution
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