Here’s the solution, with a reminder of the questions below…

The solution to the crossword in Strong Words issue 5

 

CLUES FOR CROSSWORD GRID No.5
ACROSS:
 1. Hilton aeroplane disaster, but she’s completely fine (7,8)
 8. New world band? (5)
 9. Director’s first, in other words, child (5)
10. Skyscraper holds record for American playwright (7)
11. Bad scare for Clouseau’s bleu! (5)
13. Sinclair’s corrupt lies about final law (5)
16. Cut off a third of ear? Harsh. (6)
19. See 24 across
20. Viv was one of punk’s literati (4)
21. Back from non-exile, it’s a gas! (5)
22. Desperate need for epic oriental novel? (4)
23. Morning shrub surprise for Wolfe’s brag, they say (6)
24. & 19A. Current bestseller for ordinary folk (6,6)
27. LA opera house in Southern California, Los Angeles (5)
29. Eccentric Ibsen gets duck for one crime writer (5)
31. Marsupial in pan, else loves at end (7)
32. We’re only making plans for Slater (5)
33. It mustn’t leave tower for Corman film (5)
34. Crashed Alaskan buses, fit for author (9,6)
 
DOWN:
 
 2. Left whale to poet (5)
 3. Gaiman’s mythology about Rosen (5)
 4. Worship Paul, famed New England rider (6)
 5. Shaffer’s herb, silver in affection (6)
 6. Post about overdose, Charlie was Steinbeck’s (6)
 7. a) I’m no bad wolf b) She is (5)
11. Harari’s book of mutant pansies (7)
12. Chloe upset artist, at this time of love (7)
14. Love among the…? Knockout legislation, overturned in teens’ story (7)
15. Armstrong unsettled stomach (7)
16. Nookie until specific book construction (5)
17. Brian follows five to early matinee of new superhero film (5)
18. Right at backstreet of the kidneys (5)
24. Book to see here and die: plane’s in accident (6)
25. Decay one is initially ignoring in Nigerian playwright (6)
26. Mole well-known for breaking off ends of wall (6)
28. Queue has 100 ahead of Patsy (5)
29. Left off end of usual operatic work (5)
30. Boz’s house in soft issue (5)