The Guardian Quiptic Crossword

Working after shift carrying large club

BLUDGEON ...

Wash poor saint found in church

CLEANSE ...

Veto token circulating as legal tender

BANKNOTE ...

Transaction, involving award for woman getting head on a plate

SALOME ...

Swimming at great event on the water

REGATTA ...

Starts to prune around large mulberry tree

PALM ...

Serious little creature swallowing soldier at sea

FORMAL ...

Sailor in trouble changing course

CRUSOE ...

Pulling vehicle back into complex

TRACTION ...

Place tee for golf shot

PUTT ...

Not old enough to destroy deer with a gun

UNDERAGE ...

Money won from bet after wicket falls in spell at the crease

INNINGS ...

Mobility aid for part of foot caught in toilet lock?

WHEELCHAIR ...

Man with inside information close to government

GENT ...

Keeps plough stationary

STOCKSTILL ...

Hamper not going north with polar explorer

SHACKLETON ...

Group meeting brave man with a swelling

GANGLION ...

Good little fairies getting hold of old Dutch spells

PERIODS ...

Goes off to catch fish with smart retired PR person

SPINDOCTOR ...

Extremely hot day finds recorder in church? On the contrary!

SCORCHER ...