7. Lonesome – solitary. Left (L), ones (ONES), East End home (‘OME).
8. Roan – horse. Guy from European capital spurning medium – ‘m’ (ROmAN).
9. Meddle – interfere. Homophone (hearing of) medal.
10. Abaft – nearer the stern. A (A), graduate (BA) with paper (FT).
11. Din – racket. Involved in bi(DIN)g.
12. Watery – weak. Passage (WAY) including short term (TERm).
14. Tassel – decorative item. Cheers (TA), not so much (LESS) backwards.
16. Repent – feel contrite. Kept in (PENT)- took a while to get this, after religious education (RE).
18. Runner – athlete. Artillery man (gUNNER) getting a new starting letter.
19. Hoe – work in garden. Regularly cHoOsE.
20. Brake – slow down. Homophone (by sound of it) of break.
21. Samoan – language. Salvation Army (SA), complaint (MOAN).
23. Grid – grating. (G)etting (R)ollicking (I)s (D)istinctly.
24. In season – readily available (unlike the ‘crisis’ last year re courgettes). Inn (INN) holding water (SEA) and so (SO).
1. Home-made – not from a factory. Anagram (distributed) of MEMO HEAD.
2. Herd – animals. Man (HE) on road (RD).
3. Comedy – entertainment. Anagram (arranged) of MY COED.
4. Decant – pour liquid. (D)issolut(E), is unable (CAN’T).
5. Arkansan – American. Anagram (reviewed) of NASA RANK.
6. Part – double definition.
13. Eye-Candy – nice to look at but no more. A person who is or people considered highly attractive to look at, often with the implication that they are lacking in intelligence or depth (so no more than nice looking). There may also be an implication that this type of term is less acceptable than in the past. It’s sweet – referring to the ‘candy’ element.
15. Elevator – lift. Anagram (organised) of TEA LOVER.
17. Thesis – dissertation. Article (THE), relative (SIS).
18. Resist- oppose. Break (REST), holding one’s (I’S).
20. Bard – poet. Exclude (BAR), delta (D).
22. Mead – drink – one I haven’t come across for years. Crazy (MAD) about English (E).