17 down: Tidied desperate ax? (8)
14, 26 across: Vile enmity, damming river (6, 4)
We got ninety mile from this, and whilst it looks like an anagram clue, we couldn’t quite work it out.
27 across: Bell her front, literally (5)
Even though bronte, the answer, has the be of bell in it and the ront of front in it, no explanation could be found for why.
9 across: Revoke description of extinct volcano? (6)
The answer here is avalon, which has many of the letters of volcano in it, but why or how avalon comes of it was beyond us.
25 across: Ducks by dam reflected inward (10)
Ducks I’m assuming refers to the oo of warriewood, but everything else is a mystery.