Italian Insider's first online crossword !

ACROSS

1 Show of strength is accepted in a perfect world (8)

5 Pushes means of transport (6)

9 Similar to a dam (8)

10 Small primate clutching a vegetable (6)

12 First part of 15 often heard in village choir (4)

13 Start out with vague idea about Europe's top chess player (10)

15 Abstract art should mean to provide a warning (5,3,5)

19 Anti-establishment giants wreak havoc with servers (13)

23 Cover the bill before the French fool gets home (10)

25 Love girl's diminutive form (4)

28 Holy book has a bit about alternative Olympus (6)

29 See 16 down

30 Kind of punch one might drink through a straw (6)

31 Turn on soldier and go on about those kept in the dark  (8) 

DOWN

1 Informal agreement to clean up football club (6)

2 Pitiful type told gag  (5)

3 Impersonates bunny girls (4)

4 High-fived short Italian man before performing duet (7)

6 A time to do penance (5) 

7 Feel drawn towards the hearth embracing the Italian way of life (9)

8 Quiet cry of pain let out when rising for start of concert (8)

11 Not a good town to dry out in (4)

14 Nasty substance originally sold in Boots perhaps (4)

15 Poorly maintained pretence by writer with nothing left to hide (9)

16&29 Those who left Paris to head abroad (3,8)

17 Having a passion for rising star of the silver screen(4)

18 A king sets about changing laws (8)

20 Announcing one's purpose when the dice are thrown (4) 

21 Wheelchair-bound pop star has got it (7)

22 Easily persuaded to install one in factory (6)

24 Avoid using street names for drugs (5)

26 playing with one's instrument! (5)

27 Alcohol soothes the heart returning to cold city (4)