Spiral: Musical crossroads
1 PORTER ( = beer; Mrs Porter's Diary)
2 TERRACE ('caterer' anagram)
3 CELLAR (sounds like 'seller')
4 ARABICA ('a CIA bar' anagram)
5 CAPPUCCINO (cap + Puccin(i) + O)
6 NO IDEA (an old pun!)
7 EARWIG ( ear (= lug) + wig (= rug) = earwig (= bug) )
8 IGNORE ( (s)ignore )
9 REHAB ( 'he' inside 'bar' all reversed; plus the whole clue is a definition )
10 ABNEGATE ('tea began' anagram)
11 GATECRASH ('search tag' anagram)
12 ASHAMED ( a + sham + ed )
13 MEDIA ( hidden reversed in DubAI DEMo )
14 DIATRIBE ( 'dia' (sounds like 'dire') + tribe )
15 BEGINNER ('green bin' anagram)
16 NERO (hidden in 'insaNE ROman'; plus the whole clue is a definition)
17 ROYAL WE
18 WEAN (initials of Wrens' Eggs And Noodles; = get baby eating)
19 ANGRY (GR inside ANY)
Musical crossroads: Abbey Road, Penny Lane
HALF TERM puzzle
2 Later; After
12 Oops – the brandy Martell actually has a double L at the end - sorry.
FAWKES FACT & FICTION
The five falsehoods are:
1 Fawkes converted to Catholicism as an adult.
2 James I, not Charles I
3 Catesby was not to become king: his 9-year-old daughter Elizabeth was to be monarch.
4 House of Lords, not Commons.
5 He was sentenced to be hanged, drawn and quartered (the platform he fell [or maybe jumped] off was the scaffold)