TBD 64 crossword

crossword

Across

1. Sheep sounds unhappy after losing tail. (2)
3. Downgraded body is in its element. (9)
8. Shakespearean heroine is a bit fruity. (6)
10. Stack of potential. (4)
11. Demonic 13d. (4)
14. Boy goes back for a lentil curry. (3)
15. Bonus. (5)
16. Maori prop used in dance appointments. (3)
17. Man from U.N.C.L.E. (4)
18. Insect in giant mutation shocker! (3)
20. Iron man is a little rusty at the outset. (6)
22. Has mad scientist gone to seed? (3)
23. Winston Smith's cruel ailment. (5)
26. Object of a quest by 6d, among others.
28. Collection for Ancient Egyptian god. (3)
29. Make an allegation. (6)
30. Dismiss what father has to say. (3)
31. Turn it over and lose it. (4)
33. Discover a remarkable ring. (3)
34. US pianist disapproves of strange limey girl. (5)
36. Particle involved in collision. (3)
37. Was, I hear, aware of point of connection. (4)
39. Poetic country. (4)
41. Uses lexis alluringly with a positive flourish. (6)
43. Strange idea uncle had about geometry. (9)
44. Underwear designer. (2)

Down

1. Ancient priest in religious organisation. (3)
2. Resource for cunning engineers, perhaps? (5)
3. Tasty little number. (2)
4. Construct a den floor by floor, it's said. (4)
5. Draw on inappropriately. (3)
6. Look at the state of this adventurer! (7)
7. I can write about toy till my pen runs out, but am I just flogging a dead horse? (2,6,4)
8. Robot hero claims I'm imposter, up to no good. (7,5)
9. Does this difficult puzzle tax Eve? (6)
12. I'm told most of them were holy, but now they've all been killed. (9)
13. Ill-spoken little ones? (6)
19. Galway educational institute (abbr.) (3).
21. Rage on about a dragon rider. (6)
24. Enjoy real ale in meadow. (3)
25. It seems Nodens and Hekate are not chic, oddly enough, despite being down with it. (7)
27. Exercise automatic response again. (6)
32. Crazy boy sings the words. (5)
35. Landscape looks the same but different. (4)
38. Peculiar and uneven. (3)
40. Type found in milk bars. (3)
42. In brief, the language of engineering, perhaps. (2)