TBD 54 crossword

crossword

Across
1a, 1d & 27d. I explain shyly to fairy I imbibed viler pint in the course of creating propulsion system. (8,13,5)
7. Wife of Osiris. (4)
10. Cruel manner. (4)
11. Chemical gazes from big round orbs, I’m told. (5)
12. Nice rural dweller takes a left turn. (8)
14. Shake like snake or bones. (6)
15. Venerable historian. (4)
17. Exist in insect form. (3)
18. Is single Scot insane? (3)
21. Political decision-making body (abbr.). (3)
22. Harry Potter villainess. (9)
24. Millenial listening device? (3)
25. Stuck in brutal trap. (3)
26. Author of Solaris. (3)
28. Flirt or taunt into getting the drinks. (4)
30. Where fatty food is stored. (6)
31. There is no rating appropriate for the uneducated. (8)
35. Undead snakes..! (5)
37. Like Jade or Fangorn. (4)
38. When this many clues you have solved, obvious Jedi is. (4)
39. By way of which Charlie goes up in the world. (8)

Down
1. See 1a.
2. Find nothing in River Nile. (3)
3. A fairy’s price. (3)
4. Stupid. (5)
5. Negative returns on weight. (3)
6. More. (5)
7. Will card reveal where you harbour monsters? (2)
8. Giant robots drink in shaky steel inns. (9)
9. First class calculator, like Deep Thought or HAL. (13)
13. Secret he may be, but he minds his manners. (5)
15. David Eddings epic. (9)
16. Can Incredible boy punctuate? (4)
19. To hesitate is human. (3)
20. Social insect offers drug as stake in game. (4)
23. Doctor’s foe is a dummy. (5)
27. See 1a.
29. Large blood vessel. (5)
32. Get on well with hair care product. (3)
33. There’s skill in carting pictures around! (3)
34. Matrix hero. (3)
36. On that note... (2)