TBD 53 crossword

crossword

Across
1: See 8a.
8&1a&12a: Cate found Ruth keening madly over tale of ancient ruler. (3,4,3,6,4)
9: Positive slang. (4)
11: See 28d.
12: See 8a.
14: Culture medium. (4)
16: Ane ither Scots word? Negative. (3)
17: Ron comes back with neither. (3)
18: Left quickly. (4)
21: Varied varied drops an article on the pathway. (5)
22: See 28d.
24: Luxury fabric in real acetate. (4)
26: Familiar Ford. (3)
27: Industrial company makes a killing, they say. (3)
28: Potentially deadly disease. (4)
29: Now itís dispatched, are you tense about its return? (4)
31: Put out. (6)
32: Star gave round of applause. (4)
33: Angry at being stuck in the mire. (3)
35: TV epic needs a pen, or what good is a wormhole? (4,5,4)

Down
1: Feed mad Nazi soy to reveal his secret superhero identity. (10)
2: Does gas have you feeling dizzy there? (5)
3: Open wide! (2)
4: Ancient god of Mars. (6)
5: Like Eliot to ET, or fish to a shark. (6)
6: To get through that, Riker, youíll need a vehicle! (5)
7: Bitch about crumbling ancient buildings. (4)
10: Ancient king of the Goths. (6)
13: On the hunt, serpent successfully gases snark. (5,5)
15: John Normanís world. (3)
18: Iron is expensive there days, I hear. (2)
19: Age. (3)
20: Hair oil drove Poe mad. (6)
22: Exist. (2)
23: In storage beneath hilltop boulders. (3)
24: Plot Pa reveals to lift computer. (6)
25: Basic AD&D character class. (6)
27: Comically remove clothes in the street. (5)
28: In the same boat, Eugene solves problem and can leap tall buildings in a single bound! (5,6,5)
30: He takes drugs to relax, Iím told. (4)
34: In reference to Her Majesty. (2)