27 across: Celebrity sailor act in bondage setting (7)
I’m including this one because of the titillation factor. I ended up thinking celebrity = star and sailor act = row giving starrow as some kind of bondage setting that I had never heard of but which DA was clearly familiar with. I was mistaken, however (although I do like to think that DA has a penchant for domination), and sailor = tar, act = do, bondage = sm giving sailor act in bondage setting = stardom = celebrity.
14 across: (hobo) 25-across lacks aspiration reciting woodwind (4)
A nice double-barrelled aural clue (which is perhaps why this DA was not so much fun — there weren’t many aural clues.) Hobo lacks aspiration = obo giving hobo lacks aspiration reciting = oboe = woodwind.
22 down: He plans grand finale for 2-down (Huckleberry Finn) or 11-down (Tom Sawyer) (7)
Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer = rafter (they both rafted down the Mississippi), grand finale = d giving he plans = drafter = grand finale for Huckleberry Finn or Tom Sawyer. (Did you notice how d was well hidden by grand finale because the two words go together so effortlessly?)