Aaargh! I realised how to parse my inadvertent answer. What can I say? I'm a child of the 60's, not the 80's.
I'm still confused about why we're ending up with words which aren't in the dictionary. (Are we? And if so, how the heck are we supposed to know what to enter?) e.g. 1D seems to be one of the eight but it's a real word (well, my answer is) but I can't fully parse it:
After fourth of burgers - yep
walkin' - yep
around McDonald's - nope, although 'i' seems to become 'er'
to find fruit - yep
Also, some of the clues don't seem to fit 14A if we're talking individual letters, but they don't seem quite standard crossword 'grammar' either. e.g. 9A is a 'sounds like' but he doesn't say so. And 24D (if I've got it right) is back to front as it's not the bird that drops something.
Also... the special instructions don't read well - they're clunky. Is 'to be entered in the grid' simply tautologous (what else do you do with crossword solutions?)? Does it imply that you find a solution from the clue and then randomly 14A something in it? Or does the clue tell you the 14A bit as well?
I was so looking forward to this one, but having fought my way through website bugs, non-appearing crosswords and misprints before I even started, I feel antagonised by it and that causes my solving brain to seize up. I like the whole experience of doing a crossword: it should be a treat, and the first few geniuses that I did were just that. But the last two haven't been. It's a good thing the Grauniad don't charge for this.