Explanations: No. 14683 – Monday, 23 January 2012

Mon, Jan 23, 2012, 23:59

   

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Across
8 Doc, you meant for the audience to provide references and citations (8)
DOCUMENT
“Doc, you meant” for the audience, they hear as = DOCUMENT: to provide references and citations.
9 Some birds and certain dogs head off (6)
EAGLES
Certain dogs (B-EAGLES) head off (-B) and = EAGLES: some birds.
10 For blind dates, maybe has supper outside, eat tea say? (6)
S(ET)UPS
Has supper (S-UPS) outside “eat tea” say (ET) for = SETUPS: blind dates, maybe.
11 Peg clutches one, a French black robe (8)
PE(I)G-NOIR
“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)
L(EG)I-ON
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)
O-I-L P-AIN’T
To “love” (O) one (I) record (LP) “is not” vulgar (AIN’T) or = OIL PAINT: medium.
15 Giving sort (4)
KIND
Giving (KIND) sort (KIND).
17 An American note in a copy that’s very critical (7)
C(A-US-TI)C
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)
ESP-OUSE
Sixth sense (ESP) a river (OUSE) is = ESPOUSE: champion.
22 Said otherwise, to a learner (4)
OR-A-L
Otherwise (OR) to “a learner” (A L) = ORAL: said.
24 It’s addictive IC over time, in IX? (8)
N(IC-OT)INE
In “IX” (N-INE) “IC” “over-time” (IC-OT) = NICOTINE: it’s addictive.
27 Hunting bird that circles its target (6)
O-S-PREY
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)
TRAP (DO)OR
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)
ENS-U-RE
The half “doz-ens” (ENS) “you” heard (U) about (RE) = ENSURE: guarantee.
31 To spread out I would come back close to midnight (6)
DI-LATE
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)
W(I-LINES)S
Between “the west” and “the south” (W-S) “one” “queues” (I-LINES) = WILINESS: art.

Down
1 Stick the man in the heart (6)

CO(HE)RE
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)
AUG-UR-IE-S
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)
HELSINKI
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)
STEPS-ON
Walks all over (STEPS ON) = STEPSON: your mate’s family member.
5 Maybe a few courses around Northern Ireland are low-status (6)
ME(NI)AL
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)
AG-ENDA
The silver (AG) one Kenny (ENDA) = AGENDA: it’s useful for the chair.
7 An old president one bugs for non-conformists (8)
DEV-I-ANTS
An old president (DEV) one (I) bugs (ANTS) for = DEVIANTS: non-conformists.
14 Thought I would finish off water in France (4)
I’D-EA
I would (I’D) water in France, ‘ea-u’, finish off (EA) = IDEA: thought.
16 One opposing a folder maybe? (4)
I-CON
One (I) opposing (CON) = ICON: a folder maybe.
18 The current one outlet for the sink is an environmental disaster (4,4)
AC-I-D RAIN
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)
SL(OVENL)Y
Cunning (SL-Y) about “the new ‘novel’” (OVENL) or = SLOVENLY: not neat.
21 Against asking after work (8)
OP-POSING
After “work” (OP) asking (POSING) = OPPOSING: against.
23 A colour green’s for sketches, again (7)
RED-RAW’S
A colour (RED) green-s (RAW-S) for = REDRAWS: sketches again.
25 The child alone is in favour of returning a hand unfinished (6)
ORP-HAN
In favour of, ‘pro’, returning (ORP) a “han-d” unfinished (HAN) is = ORPHAN: the child alone.
26 Pressed feed? (6)
IRON-ED
Fe-ed (IRON-ED) = IRONED: pressed.
28 For instance, it’s about the ship way out (6)
EG-RE-SS
For instance (EG) it’s “about” (RE) the ship (SS) = EGRESS: way out.