Seasoning Stu Labor party?
MOM“High Voltage” rockers
ACDC [they are that]Eagle’s tail?
DESK [not sure why there’s a question mark]
Theme: puns with herbsMeans of turning an herb into energy?
BASILMETABOLISM John’s running mate
SARAH [This second reference to her can only be malevolence of the most sadistic intent.]Tijuana toddlers
NENES [Using a Spanish clue, especially when other English words are available, can only be malevolence designed to drive me crazy. Gareth is becoming a bane!]
Three grins = Excellent: Loved it; Two grins = Good: Enjoyed it; One grin = Satisfactory: A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Unsatisfying: No fun