What an absolute nightmare!
To say I wasn't on the setter's wavelength would be a massive understatement.
There are still a few I haven't fully parsed, but I'm too exhausted to go over them now. That's not to say there wasn't some good clues:-
My COD the excellent 24a Dark snake and lady of the night? !10)
I foresee a lot of head scratching and furrowed brows with this one, but well see:-)
Thanks to Paul