Any early confusions you need help with?
Update: Here’s the troubles:
22 across: Western writer mad to capture Manx bird (4, 4)
I’m guessing it’s a Western or a Western writer. Chances are I’ve never heard of either.
11 across: – cryptic clue? (9)
So I’ve got the answer and kind of an explanation that I’m not entirely happy with.
15 down: Ford mentioned central influence? (8)
I reckon the direct clue is bullshit. The indirect I can’t comment on.
21, 1-down: Hollywood creep to defect, seizing Israeli plane abroad to central China (4, 6)
I liked who the answer referred to; just missing an explanation.
12 down: Timeless African people climbing of mountains intact? (10)
I’m completely lost.