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I just created a small (4 x 4) Cryptic Crosswords grid :

http://imgur.com/a/9wikJ

Clues

Down

1- Digging starts primarily with scant. (4)
3- Los Angeles is the center of an oval melting rock. (4)
5- Old Poem concludes better : a German alternative. (4)
7- British ring of rubber? Thank you, half-Sire. (4)

Across

2- Scenario begins pretentiously with a large number. (4)
4- Girl's a dude?! Why?! (4)
6- Above strange ore mixed with unending vice. (4)
8- Be careful of the goods. (4)

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The answers are, in numeric order:

1. PLOW=P(rimarily)+LOW.
2. PLOT=P(retentiously)+LOT
3. LAVA=LA+(o)VA(l).
4. LADY=LAD+Y.
5. ODER=ODE+(bette)R (which is German for 'OR')
6. OVER=(ORE+V)*
7. TYRE=TY+(si)RE.
8. WARE, double definition

The filled up grid looks like:

enter image description here

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