A number of excellent clues provided a little bit of HOGHEAVEN for this solver. I liked "Cause for alarm?" (BURGLAR), SEDATE for "Composed," UNSAVED for "Liable to be lost, in a way" and my favorite: "Split payment" ALIMONY - ha! ECHELON and TAXDODGES were both fine fill, and who doesn't love a DATASET?
Horace wants me to mention the beautiful pinwheel grid formation. And, he's chosen today's bonus material.
There were a couple of fun companion clue sets which caused some confusion. Of the two 'chip' clues, I got first to "Puts down a few chips, maybe." I tried 'eaTS,' but when I got SNACKER for "One who puts down a few chips?" my stomach sank, because it seemed unlikely that both chip clues would refer to the food meaning. Odds on, BETS is a better answer. The other set of matching clues featured Oktoberfest buy(s) . Horace had STEINS in both places - no surprises there! - but in this case for more practical reasons. It had to be the right answer in one place or the other. I tried to make some form of 'beer' go in, but LAGER was the right choice.
In sum, there was a lot of ELIE good stuff GOINGON in this puzzle. How do these constructors do it? ITSMAGIC. :)
~Frannie (and Horace).