Explanations: No. 14657 – Thursday, 22 December 2011

Thu, Dec 22, 2011, 23:59

   

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Across
1 Outstanding geography lesson? (5-5)
WORLD CLASS
Geography lesson? (WORLD CLASS) = WORLD-CLASS: outstanding.
6 Be heard with a Greek character showing a Greek letter (4)
B-ETA
“Be” heard (B) with “a Greek character” (ETA) showing = BETA: a Greek letter.
10 After Jay puts the van back, and after Dee gets Jack (5)
K-NAV-E
After “Jay” (K) puts the “van” back (NAV) and after “Dee” (E) gets = KNAVE: jack.
11 Who are inside to use the store? (9)
W(ARE)HO-USE
“Who” “are” inside [W(ARE)HO] to “use” = WAREHOUSE: the store.
12 It’s not yet 10:01, and before the first show (8)
PRE-MI-ERE
It’s not yet 1001 (PRE-MI) and “before” (ERE) = PREMIERE: the first show.
13 Saying what that beast said about a non-drinker (5)
MO(TT)O
What that beast said (MO-O) about “a non-drinker” (TT) = MOTTO: saying.
15 He shows the dog that woman outside, and the pound (7)
H(AND-L)ER
That woman (H-ER) outside “‘and’ ‘the pound’” (AND-L) = HANDLER: he shows the dog.
17 According to the French, Luke is by the river somewhere in Switzerland (7)
LUC-ERNE
“Luke”, according to the French (LUC) is by “the river” (ERNE) = LUCERNE: somewhere in Switzerland.
19 Break anew, ’cause it’s the Royal Academy (7)
CAESU-RA
A-new “‘cause” (CAESU) it’s “the Royal Academy” (RA) = CAESURA: break.
21 In a way, clean up the poor soul in the river (7)
DE(LOUS)E
In “the river” (DE-E) the poor “soul” (LOUS) = DELOUSE: clean up, in a way.
22 First off Darwin’s ship to find the bird (5)
EAGLE
Darwin’s ship (B-EAGLE) first off, remove the first letter (-B) to find = EAGLE: the bird.
24 It used to suggest phony letters by a sibling (8)
HYPNO-SIS
“Phony” letters (HYPNO) by “a sibling” (SIS) = HYPNOSIS: it used to suggest.
27 With the rep back, it’s critical to hang on (9)
PER-SEVERE
With the “rep” back (PER) it’s critical (SEVERE) = PERSEVERE: to hang on.
28 A spare ‘E’ for yours back then (5)
THIN-E
A spare (THIN) ‘E’ (E) for = THINE: “yours” back then.
29 Get an inside look for a sign there’s something wrong with the fish (1-3)
X-RAY
A sign there’s something wrong (X) with “the fish” (RAY) for = X-RAY: get an inside look.
30 The senators and the Orange Order changed what we use for the reception? (5,5)
SENS-E ORGAN
The senators (SENS) and the “orange” order changed (E ORGAN) = SENSE ORGAN: what we use for the reception?

Down
1 Open your eyes and see what’s behind the ship (4)

WAKE
Open your eyes (WAKE) and see what’s behind the ship (WAKE).
2 Maybe set a new time to get back to the gun club (9)
REAR-RANGE
Back (REAR) to “the gun club” (RANGE) to get = REARRANGE: maybe set a new time.
3 Imagine five hundred and twenty quires (5)
D-REAM
Five hundred (D) and twenty quires (REAM) = DREAM: imagine.
4 It might be first to see the 500-wager replaced (3,4)
L-O-W GEAR
The 50-0 (L-O) “wager” replaced (W-GEAR) to see = LOW GEAR: it might be first.
5 The French make a mistake taking us all back … fantastic! (7)
SURREAL
“The” French “make a mistake” taking “us” (LA-ERR-US) all back = SURREAL: fantastic.
7 Rue changes to the physical training that make one blow up? (5)
ERU-PT
“Rue” changes (ERU) to “the physical training” (PT) = ERUPT: that make one blow up?
8 A wind instrument for a Verne character ‘m’? (10)
A-NEMO-METER
A (Jules) Verne character (A NEMO) ‘m’ (METER) for = ANEMOMETER: a wind instrument, for measuring wind speed.
9 Like some weapons a famous revolutionary claim deployed (8)
CHE-MICAL
A famous revolutionary (CHE) “claim” deployed (MICAL) = CHEMICAL: like some weapons.
14 Illness disturbed check-in at the post office before ten (10)
CHICKEN-PO-X
Disturbed “check-in” (CHICKEN) at “the post office” (PO) before “ten” (X) = CHICKENPOX: illness.
16 Like some shutters made from crushed velour, Edward? (8)
LOUVER-ED
Crushed “velour” (LOUVER) Edward (ED) made from = LOUVERED: like some shutters.
18 Call around Europe, with that nit joining again (9)
R(EU-NIT)ING
Call (R-ING) around “Europe” with that “nit” (EU-NIT) = REUNITING: joining again.
20 Carry it through a church one evening? (7)
A-CH-I-EVE
A church (A CH) one evening (I EVE) = ACHIEVE: carry it through.
21 Push down the record inside her clothing (7)
D(EP)RESS
Inside “her clothing” (D-RESS) the record (EP) = DEPRESS: push down.
23 One catching the bad fish, Father? (5)
GAR-DA
Fish (GAR) Father (DA) = GARDA: one catching the bad.
25 Better garden party, perhaps (5)
OUT-DO
Garden party, perhaps (OUT DO) = OUTDO: better.
26 Where the ore was found for the V-1, according to those who used it (4)
V-EIN
The V (V) “1” according to those who used the V-1, i.e. the Germans (EIN) for = VEIN: where the ore was found.