10 across: Epee quietly discarded, we hear in 26 across (GADDAFI) stronghold? (7)
Epee quietly discarded = E ee = triple E = we hear “Tripoli” = Gaddafi stronghold.
The groaning and giggling almost upset our bowls of pho.
27 across and 25 down: He’s a lecher in strife! (7,5)
A perfect &lit clue! anagram of He’s a lecher in = Charlie Sheen = a lecher in strife. I dont really know if Charlie Sheen really is a lecher, but he does seem to get into a bit of trouble. Great to see a great &lit clue.