Explanations: No. 14683 – Monday, 23 January 2012
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8 Doc, you meant for the audience to provide references and citations (8)
“Doc, you meant” for the audience, they hear as = DOCUMENT: to provide references and citations.
9 Some birds and certain dogs head off (6)
Certain dogs (B-EAGLES) head off (-B) and = EAGLES: some birds.
10 For blind dates, maybe has supper outside, eat tea say? (6)
Has supper (S-UPS) outside “eat tea” say (ET) for = SETUPS: blind dates, maybe.
11 Peg clutches one, a French black robe (8)
“Peg” clutches “one” [PE(I)G] a French “black” (NOIR) = PEIGNOIR: robe.
12 It might be foreign and French for instance inside, 50-1 on (6)
For instance, ‘e.g.’ inside 50-1 [L(EG)I] on (ON) = LEGION: it might be foreign and French (i.e. the French Foreign Legion).
13 To love one record is not vulgar or medium (3,5)
To “love” (O) one (I) record (LP) “is not” vulgar (AIN’T) or = OIL PAINT: medium.
15 Giving sort (4)
Giving (KIND) sort (KIND).
17 An American note in a copy that’s very critical (7)
In “a copy” (C-C) “an American note” (A US TI) that’s = CAUSTIC: very critical.
NB: the note “ti”, as in do-re-mi etc.
19 Sixth sense a river is champion (7)
Sixth sense (ESP) a river (OUSE) is = ESPOUSE: champion.
22 Said otherwise, to a learner (4)
Otherwise (OR) to “a learner” (A L) = ORAL: said.
24 It’s addictive IC over time, in IX? (8)
In “IX” (N-INE) “IC” “over-time” (IC-OT) = NICOTINE: it’s addictive.
27 Hunting bird that circles its target (6)
Circle-s (O-S) its target (PREY) = OSPREY: hunting bird, that.
29 Do in a wild parrot for an opening on the stage perhaps (4,4)
In “a wild ‘parrot’” (TRAP-OR) do (DO) for = TRAP DOOR: an opening on the stage perhaps.
30 Guarantee the half-dozens you heard about (6)
The half “doz-ens” (ENS) “you” heard (U) about (RE) = ENSURE: guarantee.
31 To spread out I would come back close to midnight (6)
I would, ‘I’d’, come back (DI) close to midnight (LATE) = DILATE: to spread out.
32 One queues between the west and south, Art (8)
Between “the west” and “the south” (W-S) “one” “queues” (I-LINES) = WILINESS: art.
1 Stick the man in the heart (6)
In “the heart” (CO-RE) the man (HE) = COHERE: stick.
2 They portend a month at the old city that is to the south (8)
A month (AUG) at “the old city” (UR) that is (IE) to “the south” (S) = AUGURIES: they portend.
3 Here on the Baltic we hear Satan’s domain is as black as ink (8)
Satan’s domain is as black as ink (HELL’S INKY) we hear = HELSINKI: here on the Baltic.
4 Walks all over your mate’s family member (7)
Walks all over (STEPS ON) = STEPSON: your mate’s family member.
5 Maybe a few courses around Northern Ireland are low-status (6)
Maybe a few courses (ME-AL) around “Northern Ireland” (NI) are = MENIAL: low status.
6 It’s useful for the chair … the silver one, Kenny (6)
The silver (AG) one Kenny (ENDA) = AGENDA: it’s useful for the chair.
7 An old president one bugs for non-conformists (8)
An old president (DEV) one (I) bugs (ANTS) for = DEVIANTS: non-conformists.
14 Thought I would finish off water in France (4)
I would (I’D) water in France, ‘ea-u’, finish off (EA) = IDEA: thought.
16 One opposing a folder maybe? (4)
One (I) opposing (CON) = ICON: a folder maybe.
18 The current one outlet for the sink is an environmental disaster (4,4)
The current (AC) one (I) outlet for the sink (DRAIN) is = ACID RAIN: an environmental disaster.
20 Not neat or cunning about the new novel (8)
Cunning (SL-Y) about “the new ‘novel’” (OVENL) or = SLOVENLY: not neat.
21 Against asking after work (8)
After “work” (OP) asking (POSING) = OPPOSING: against.
23 A colour green’s for sketches, again (7)
A colour (RED) green-s (RAW-S) for = REDRAWS: sketches again.
25 The child alone is in favour of returning a hand unfinished (6)
In favour of, ‘pro’, returning (ORP) a “han-d” unfinished (HAN) is = ORPHAN: the child alone.
26 Pressed feed? (6)
Fe-ed (IRON-ED) = IRONED: pressed.
28 For instance, it’s about the ship way out (6)
For instance (EG) it’s “about” (RE) the ship (SS) = EGRESS: way out.