Tom Swifties solution

The missing clue (for STERNly) led to an answer that was unambiguous, I reckon, but that shouldn’t have troubled you.

TomSwiftsolution

 

TOM SWIFTIES

STERNly; FLATly; ILL-ADVISEDly; MODESTly; BELATEDly; HALF-HEARTEDly; BASHFULly; DISGUSTEDly; AMAZEDly; GINGERly

ACROSS

8          RIVO; I v in ro(d)

9          SPAY; p in say

10        LORE; lo! RE

11        EBONIST; anag.

12        DOGMA; dog MA

13        GLUE; cf. luge

14        EROSE; hidden

16        LOGO; lo! go

17        INSTATE; in state

18        PEAR; pear(l)

20        STUD; 2 mngs.

22        DIET; die t

24        VIVA; v in via

25        ORRIS; (m)orris

27        ABUT; A but

28        TRIAS; tria(l) S

29        PREZZIE; zz in pre i.e.

30        SWAG; w in sag

31        EATS; ea + St. (rev.)

32        EWER; w in e’er & lit.

DOWN

1          AIBLINS; n in anag.

2          HONEST; hidden

3          UPSHOT; U PS hot

4          LATE; (p)late

5          HYDROPLANE; (w)hy drop lane

6          ALOOF; al(l) oof

7          LOG-SLATE; log’s late

15        ASTERIAS; anag.

19        REQUIEM; RE quie(t) m & lit.

21        EVERTS; ever t(urn)s

23        TRAGI; tragi(c)

26        SPAT; spat(e)
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