The Guardian Quiptic Crossword

Wash and clean regularly beneath

LAUNDER ...

Trunk for leader taking in Channel Islands

PROBOSCIS ...

Stories are sadly second-rate, without a hint of realism

ANECDOTES ...

Snake artist follows horse

COBRA ...

Smell small American coin

SCENT ...

Smack climbing insect

GNAT ...

Requires dense brew

NEEDS ...

Random insolent mark-ups? It’s just not cricket

UNSPORTSMANLIKE ...

Race over to upset journalist getting entrenched

DEEPSEATED ...

Quiet noble paragon

PEARL ...

Port uncle drunk getting fat

CORPULENT ...

Place holding dead woman

LADY ...

Origin of old drawing

EXTRACTION ...

On the radio, visitor conjectured

GUESSED ...

Numbers swallowing a lithium drug

DIGITALIS ...

New rental housing bird

WREN ...

Heads of some military units get complacent

SMUG ...

Heads below box trees

CHESTNUTS ...

Give drink to upper-class young woman returning to sleep here?

WATERBED ...

Friendly face seen beside choir regularly

CORDIAL ...