Explanations: No. 14695 – Monday, 6 February 2012

Mon, Feb 6, 2012, 23:59

   

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Across
8 Be seen with a northern decree from a religious leader (8)

BE-N-EDICT
Be (BE) seen with a “northern” (N) decree (EDICT) from = BENEDICT: a religious leader.
9 Everyone round this morning is in brown (2,1,3)
T(O A-M)AN
In “brown” (T-AN) is “round” “this morning” (O-AM) = TO A MAN: everyone.
10 You heard the barrister in the photo was open (6)
P(U-BL)IC
In “the photo” (P-IC) “‘you’ heard” “the barrister” (U-BL) was = PUBLIC: open.
11 Sucker to laze around with one type of music (8)
LOLL-I-POP
To laze around (LOLL) with “one” (I) type of music (POP) = LOLLIPOP: sucker.
12 Minister some current overhaul (6)
REV-AMP
Minister (REV) some current (AMP) = REVAMP: overhaul.
13 Shipped in the Spanish one to watch (8)
SENT-IN-EL
Shipped in (SENT IN) “the” Spanish (EL) = SENTINEL: one to watch.
15 Endure 10 out of 10 for instance (4)
LAST
Endure (LAST) 10 out of 10, for instance (LAST).
17 Put on a quick programme with many a Schubert composition (7)
APP-LIED
A quick programme (APP) with “many a Schubert composition” (LIED) = APPLIED: put on.
19 Grinding a revolutionary plane part (7)
CHE-WING
A revolutionary (CHE) plane part (WING) = CHEWING: grinding.
22 Greyish article withdrawn (4)
A-SHY
Article (A) withdrawn (SHY) = ASHY: greyish.
24 Twelve back on promptly (8)
NO-ON-TIME
Back “on” (NO) promptly (ON TIME) = NOONTIME: twelve.
27 Penny or Page are not Ma or Da (6)
P-AREN’T
“Penny” or “Page” (P) are not (AREN’T) = PARENT: Ma or Da.
29 Piano and table choice for a laptop maybe (8)
P-OR-TABLE
“Piano” and “table” choice (P OR TABLE) for = PORTABLE: a laptop maybe.
30 Pest interrupting time slips (6)
ER(RAT)A
Time (ER-A) interrupted by “pest” (RAT) = ERRATA: slips.
31 Cold evidence there’s cause for a blessing (6)
SNEEZE
Cold evidence (SNEEZE) there’s cause for a blessing (SNEEZE).
32 Weather some metals, but not alloys (8)
ELEMENTS
Weather (ELEMENTS) some metals, but not alloys (ELEMENTS).

Down
1 Be deliberate to confuse (6)

BE-MUSE
Be (BE) deliberate (MUSE) = BEMUSE: to confuse.
2 Brutally punish seeing the swag taken from an Achill village (8)
KEEL-HAUL
The swag taken from an Achill village (KEEL HAUL) seeing = KEELHAUL: brutally punish.
3 One following a record pile-up (8)
DISC-IPLE
A record (DISC) “pile” up (IPLE) = DISCIPLE: one following.
4 How not to run a business clueless (2,1,4)
AT A LOSS
How not to run a business (AT A LOSS) clueless (AT A LOSS).
5 Last wandering in to see the leader from Georgia (6)
STAL-IN
“Last” wandering (STAL) in (IN) to see = STALIN: the leader from Georgia.
6 Thanks to a greeting note found a Gauguin setting (6)
TA-HI-TI
Thanks (TA) to “a greeting” (HI) note (TI) found = TAHITI: a Gauguin setting.
7 A Frenchman and how he refuses capturing north or south (8)
N(A-POLE)ON
How a Frenchman refuses (N-ON) capturing “north or south” (A POLE) = NAPOLEON: a Frenchman.
14 Create a lasting impression and so on at the hospital (4)
ETC-H
And so on (ETC) at “the hospital” (H) = ETCH: create a lasting impression.
16 A barrier first of all? (4)
A-DAM
A barrier (A DAM) = ADAM: first of all?
18 UK currency stance put forward for consideration? (8)
PRO-POUND
UK currency stance (PRO POUND) = PROPOUND: put forward for consideration.
20 Hyped about a layer like silt-sand for example (8)
HYP(HEN)ED
Hyped (HYP-ED) about “a layer” (HEN) = HYPHENED: like “silt-sand” for example.
21 Fighting words, walk … rise in speech (3,5)
WAR CRIES
“Walk … rise” in speech = WAR CRIES: fighting words.
23 More exacting one cutting off? (7)
SEVER-ER
One cutting off? (SEVER-ER) = SEVERER: more exacting.
25 Neither one missing was lower (6)
NE-THER
“Neither” “one” missing (“NE-i-THER” missing the “i”) was = NETHER: lower.
26 One note by perhaps a Médoc native (6)
I-NB-RED
One (I) note (NB) perhaps a Médoc (RED) = INBRED: native.
28 Write music that’s not polished off (6)
NOT-ATE
Not (NOT) polished off (ATE) that’s = NOTATE: write music.