26 across: Where guests swing to stay bohemian, we hear! (3, 5)
The answering of this clue was RC’s shocking and hilarious epiphany, and I thank Ang Lee’s Ice Storm for my first acquaintance with the concept. It’s clear that DA is a little cheeky, and this clue only confirms the impression: to stay bohemian = keep arty and to stay bohemian, we hear = key party = where guests swing.
8 across: Detention centre, at your request (8)
The centre makes you look in the middle of the word detention, which takes you down the wrong line of reasoning thanks to DA’s fine trickery. The answer: detention centre, at your = entreaty = request.
12 across: Like Astroboy and Bugs, I mean (5)
This is a very easy clue that DA makes difficult with his fine choice of a misleading anagram indicator in Bugs. Here, bugs, i mean = anime = like Astroboy.
24 across: Basic alarms alerting (8)
Another very easy clue (this time, one we missed) made difficult due to DA’s artistry. We were too busy thinking up double-meanings for this one when all we needed to do was read an anagram into the clue with basic = integral = alarms alerting.