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Cryptic Crossword #3

Difficulty: * * *   (explanation of difficulty)

Instructions: Fill in each white-coloured box with a single letter, corresponding to the letters in each answer. When finished, click the "Check solution" button to check your solution.

When a letter is entered into a square: Do nothing Move cursor right Move cursor down

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Down

  1. Artist's first three pictures, like, half-sold (7)
  2. Corpse stays (7)
  3. Buyer endlessly hums about prey (9)
  4. It turns diet around (4)
  5. I approach hideout seriously (2, 7)
  6. Clumps rising in first futon (5)
  7. Last grain lots for pasta (7)
  8. Passed by upside-down stake on empty site of first deforestation (7)
  9. Excited little devil at it about measure (9)
  10. Standard to sit down on stain? (9)
  11. Liam, drunk, consuming half of morsel? That's wrong! (7)
  12. Crankier third-rate steer I slaughtered (7)
  13. An instant message is initially mocking belief in spirits (7)
  14. Wiped out: First half of exam can cut heartlessly (7)
  15. Stovetop's width (5)
  16. List workers at university (4)

Across

  1. Average primate at first tall rampart (7)
  2. Violent in shelters, I hear? (7)
  3. University town in Canada (Manitoba) on crest (9)
  4. Plants endlessly whip god... (5)
  5. ...(Mercury) going back into opening that's narrow and small (6)
  6. Sixth architect detailing restless wooden structures (8)
  7. Impulsive, manic boss takes note: "Four involved in points" (9)
  8. Founded in prejudice? Not I, Edward! (5)
  9. Bury resident without foot (5)
  10. Strange to pet neat despot (9)
  11. Rodents utter total backwards (8)
  12. Tendency to avoid spending too much for most of the chasm (6)
  13. Some more ignoring rule (5)
  14. Joy about Point Five's height (9)
  15. Biggest art gels maybe (7)
  16. Messy junk emptied somewhat (7)