Easter crossword challenge

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

Setter’s favourite clue: 3 down.

Don’t do cryptics?

9    Badger sought and found a cross breed(9)

10 Bill gets in through Strider (5)

11 About to sicken, I get backbone (5)

12 Anticipating it’s over, puts procedure into first half of game (9)

13 One hears of crazy dare, taken with spirit (7)

14 Takes in protection covered by half-back (7)

17 Anglican leader and bishops get back to a Catholic (5)

19 See 3d

20 Character in Greek theatre, short and tragic (5)

21 Certain passages report signs around West Country Bylines (7)

22 Fishy old fin, sounds like a swimmer (7)

24 Dom’s ‘plane travel ends in a cell (9)

26 Hush, quiet quarter. Found in sick bay? (5)

28 Sheds, going topless, cuts it! (5)

29 Ted gets into an entanglement, it is said (9)

Down

1    Perfect person in perfect setting for a fizzy drink (4)

2    Mini, say, gets around by way of an eggy treat (6)

3,19a Failings are implied, once you get over a set back involving horse and hound (3,7,3)

4    Ancient Greek character meets another, coming back to this place?  (6)

5    Taking on giant podcast (8)

6    Found in the deep, Icharus might feature in one of these (4)

7    Cries foul about books by learner badly written (8)

8,16 Players gasp for scrambled eggs (4,5)

13 Graduate gets it wrong in tests (5)

15 Protection for players caught in mis-shot after audible racket (10)

16 See 8

18 A good egg! (8)

19 Was once unmoved, they say, now quite emotional(8)

22 See 23

23,22 Dodgson’s 19a? (6,6)

24 Repeat the chorus – a part work (4)

25 Pole position (4)

27 Fusses about a mixer (4)