22 across: Laggards in prank keen to throw trash into Law Faculty? (4-3)
Hail to cross clues because I’m still not any closer to deciphering this one now that I know the answer.
26 across: Heartless cad sounds crook (5)
Looks like something is getting its middle letter ripped out of it, but what that something is eludes me.
21 across: Setter is crazy to retreat, grabbing spades for disaster (7)
This might be one of the best clues ever written. Problem: I can’t quite explain it.
17 down: Cheek sag? (8)
Not sure how sag has anything to do with the answer.