Today's been my worst day with the crossword. I must have something else on my mind for I just can't get to grips with these:
"Horrible fear lead's casing cheap house" = 'prefab'. Where's the p and b coming from?
Engine in U-boat overhauled in old way" = 'outboard'. Where's the o, r and d coming from?
A principal nearly (very nearly) a successful person" = 'achiever'.
Uproar: husband cut unemployment benefit first" = 'hubbub'. I can easily place the Hub but not the Bub...
"Cross twice over about another one, neighbouring" = 'next door'.
"Brownish-grey shark picked up" = 'taupe'. I've scanned a huge list of sharks (who knew there were so many of the buggers?) but can't find one that sounds like taupe...