Explanations: No. 14691 – Wednesday, 1 February 2012
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1 Bees either side of the row, put away and bullied (10)
“Bees” either side of “the row” [B(ROW)B] put away (EATEN) and = BROWBEATEN: bullied.
6 Broadcast permit that excludes public relations (4)
“Permit” that excludes public relations, ‘PR’ (take the letters ‘pr’ out of “p-E-r-MIT” = EMIT: broadcast.
10 Fifty-one hundred it allowed (5)
Fifty-one (LI) hundred (C) it (IT) = LICIT: allowed.
11 Strictly speaking it’s a measure of petrol for an American friend (9)
It’s a measure of petrol, ‘litre’, for an American (LITER) friend (ALLY) = LITERALLY: strictly speaking.
12 Thanks to a village in Cork Harbour one can hide again there perhaps (3,5)
Thanks (TA) to a village in Cork Harbour, ‘Cross-haven’ (X-HAVEN) = TAX HAVEN: one can hide a-gain there perhaps.
13 A century Jason’s ship had this in the hold (5)
A century (C) Jason’s ship (ARGO) = CARGO: had this in the hold.
15 He enlightens every one in the latter half (7)
In the “lat-ter” half (T-ER) every one (EACH) = TEACHER: he enlightens.
17 One-time money for the state, in detail (7)
One-time money (EX-POUND) for = EXPOUND: state in detail.
19 Groups of five confined commercials (7)
Confined (PENT) commercials (ADS) = PENTADS: groups of five.
21 Nothing pioneer in an enclosure for one kind of industry (7)
In “an enclosure” (C-AGE) “nothing” “pioneer” (O-TT) for = COTTAGE: one kind of industry.
22 Kind of male particle? (5)
Kind of male (ALPHA) particle (ALPHA).
24 Rob your past like a cat-burglar (8)
Rob (STEAL) “your” past (THY) = STEALTHY: like a cat-burglar.
27 Maybe a desire to be off the unnatural wheat in the bowl? (5,4)
In “the bowl” (D-ISH) the unnatural “wheat” (EATHW) = DEATHWISH: maybe a desire to be off?
28 Arrived to pound part of the caravan (5)
Arrived (CAME) to “pound” (L) = CAMEL: part of the caravan.
29 Maybe Don Juan about to take in a thousand (4)
About (R-E) to take in “a thousand” (A K) = RAKE: maybe Don Juan.
30 Burdened and troubled lady in paradise (5-5)
In “paradise” (HEAV-EN) troubled “lady” (Y-LAD) and = HEAVY-LADEN: burdened.
1 Run off with a nut? (4)
Run off (BOLT) with a nut? (BOLT).
2 Formerly a profit … that’s over (4,5)
Formerly a profit (ONCE A GAIN) that’s = ONCE AGAIN: over.
3 Mess up putting a hundred in the two (5)
In “the two” (BOT-H) putting “a hundred” (C) = BOTCH: mess up.
4 Everywhere there’s one devoted to a pound (3,4)
There’s one devoted to a pound (A L LOVER) = ALL OVER: everywhere.
5 Understanding two specialists take east (7)
Specialist (ENT) two of them (ENT) take “east” (E) = ENTENTE: understanding.
7 One back biting Doctor Laurence?
Doctor (MO) Laurence (LAR) = MOLAR: one back biting?
8 Offaly made a sale inside rank one of a small army (3,7)
Inside “rank” (T-IER) “Offaly” “made a sale” (OY-SOLD) = TOY SOLDIER: one of a small army.
9 One crazy enough for two drugs informally (8)
Two drugs, informally (CRACK-POT) for = CRACKPOT: one crazy enough.
14 Nylon damage that was adopted perhaps for something to climb? (10)
Nylon damage (LADDER) that was adopted perhaps? (STEP-LADDER) for = STEPLADDER: something to climb.
16 Problem for the man, an American lawyer and revolutionary (8)
The man (HE) an American lawyer (A DA) and “revolutionary” (CHE) for = HEADACHE: problem.
18 Without apology for the meat made by Una, Edward (9)
The meat made by Una (UNA’S HAM) Edward (ED) for = UNASHAMED: without apology.
20 Sister at the point of eating for chapel? (7)
Sister (SIS) at “the point of eating”, the ‘tine’ of a fork (TINE) for = SISTINE: chapel.
21 Check off for the auditor who wrote the three sisters? (7)
“Check off” for the auditor (listener) = CHEKHOV: who wrote “The Three Sisters”.
23 A thousand scheme above to find a way off the ship perhaps (5)
Scheme (PLAN) above “a thousand” (K) to find = PLANK: a way off the ship perhaps (as in “walking the plank”).
25 Nothing about in the fifties nearby (5)
In “the fifties” (L-L) “nothing” “about” (O-CA) = LOCAL: nearby.
26 Scheme the platoon is lacking too (4)
The “platoon” is lacking “too” (PLA-too-N lacking “too”) = PLAN: scheme.