I learned a new moustache, horseshoe, and enjoyed this puzzle for its cluing, especially:"We'll always have ___"...
PARISLay down the lawn
For ANTE I might have used Before starter
For SPINAL, I'd try "This is ___ Tap": Rob Reiner rockumentary
For CEL I'd go with Toon pic
. Francia neighbor
AGHAST [rather far afield synonym]