Nevertheless, that still leaves the following:
2 down: Country remedy ending before it begins, as tumult intervenes (7)
Thanks to cross clues, I got country = ecuador. What I didn’t get was everything else.
1 down: Entitled 5-down (Dickensian) in alcohol-free tedium (8)
Again, cross clues enabled me to get tedium = drudgery, but my dislike of Dickens generally left me none the wiser for the rest of the clue.
Can someone enlighten me here?