Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

December 2013 Monthly Crossword
Father

10,24 could be considered the father. Amongst others, when he did 5 clues (at least in part) his baby was born. Two rows illustrate.
Grid
Across
7 Ian Smith's mother to squash bug (5)
8 Rotten holiday? (4,5)
10 See preamble (6)
11 Sing about being in a spin with a wonderful view (8)
12 A record player with a bit of money by (8)
13 Point out force from gorge (4)
15 Ignore China beginning above Germany, sticking to England (7)
17 Brought in old, crushed girl (7)
20 Fine for brandishing a fist (4)
22 Natural occurrence worryingly reminds me right off (8)
25 Colour surrounds fellow's setback - it's a shocking thing (8)
26 He dealt and drove North crazy (6)
27 Break in to repel? (9)
28 A few dream or allude to what we should all be (5)
Down
1Shady cadre on board boat - they can't be criticised (6,3)
2 Didn't gather split in the centre (8)
3 6-0 crushing, youngster wobbling (7)
4 Uncovered son lacking embraces of family (8)
5 Opposing force sure to follow victory with second (6)
6 To elude void, apply debut elements? (5)
9Straight route without circle! (4)
14 After savoury starter makes noises with a large in separate sittings (9)
16 Simple name for solving problems (2-6)
18 City to mend building going forward (8)
19 A written acknowledgement of cold dessert turning up with wet crust (7)
21 It scrubs mistake out while finishing prose? (6)
23 Act extremely vindictive to a bird (4)
24 See preamble (5)