20 across: Cash in sport notice way short (3)
DA’s short clues are notoriously difficult, and I’m not even sure I’ve got this one right – with both cross clues and little in the way of enlightenment, I figure I had a 20% chance (it could be PAT, PIT, PET, POT or PUT). Which one? Why?
27 across: One flees weird insular habitat for the Christian sect (9)
Sure, the Lutherans are a Christian sect, but where does the rest come from? Maybe “weird” = LURID, which somehow loses its ID (“one flees”). But if “flees” is included there, where does the “RAN” come from? Ideas?
19 down: Falls for new wife (7)
The direct clue is obviously “falls” – NIAGARA – but the rest?