TBD 47 crossword

crossword

Across
1: Iocaine powder and the juice of the black lotus, perhaps? (7)
5: Muscle in abundance on fantasy heroes. (2)
8: Shrinking animal life. (5)
10: Short priests. (3)
11: Prompt with a stick. (3)
12: Hark to an age. (3)
13: Larger animal invades whelk beds. (3)
14: Sciaparelli's Martian dream, I hear. (5)
16: Japanese city in quiet bit of countryside. (3)
17: Ancient god with multiple personality disorder? (3)
18: Glorantha's vegetable heroes. (5)
20: Nocturnal parasite. (3)
21: Attempt to explain the first principles of threefold evolution. (3)
22: Homeland of Fu Manchu. (5)
24: Familiar Ugandan dictator. (3)
25: Strange 'ole boy. (3)
26: Traditional Maori weapon used in dance. (3)
27: Alternative deposit. (3)
29: Source of a drink favoured by the likes of 18a. (5)
30: I contract 'flu-like illness. (2)
31: Vengeful goddess out for Patrick Stewart's dna. (7)

Down

1: When talkative parrot eats crumbly gothic pies, fee must be paid. (6,2,5)
2: In which one might be lord of the flies, if not a slave. (6, 6)
3: With which the body might produce vital music. (5)
4: Prepare oneself for Sapphire's companion. (5)
5: Business relationships. (7)
6: Ban from the pub! (3)
7: The invisible fabric from which Pullman's universe is woven. (4,9)
9: Iain Banks book is prohibited in most public places. (3,2,7)
15: Sicken. (3)
18: A curse, I see. (4,3)
19: She folds up letter quietly. (3)
22: Swordsman also known as Amra the Lion. (5)
23: In a manner of speaking. (5)
28: Dream-state in which one might imagine a man on the moon. (3)