December 2016 Harper’s puzzle is hurting my brain, so that makes three ailing organs I have now. The theme is “replacements” so eight answers need altering before they can be entered in the diagram. I have most of the “straightforward” (i.e. no need to be altered) ones. Some I’m feeble-minded at, or don’t have a satisfactory lexicon for.
“Make like a Middle Eastern country, providing stickier development around university.” (9)
This is found only in the Oxford English Dictionary. I have the Concise one.
“Scriptural experts in mistranslation get axe–it’s true!” (10)
Thinking: Anagram AXE+ITS+TRUE
Pattern: TEXT???IES (Textuaries?)
SOLVED! – thanks @daneel for confirmation
“There’s a lot of interest in these upper-class British–sure is sad” (7)
This entry’s initial is the fifth letter of the immediately above ten-letter clue
“Kitchen cleaner, pal, sick at heart” (6)
Thinking: BONAMI anagram
first character probably a consonant. Fourth letter a consonant.
ETA 17 Nov: SOLVED! Sick at heart: ??ILL? Pal: BRO