Explanations: No. 14719 – Monday, 5 March 2012

Mon, Mar 5, 2012, 23:59

   

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Roy

Across
8 One on the way out from the east harbour in the Scottish river (8)

D(E-PORT)EE
In “the Scottish river” (D-EE) “the east” “harbour” (E-PORT) from = DEPORTEE: one on the way out.
9 Guy first in the sea at Nice (6)
M(IST)ER
In “the sea” at Nice (M-ER) first (IST) = MISTER: guy.
10 Western city with minute electric car (6)
DODGE-M
Western city (DODGE) with “minute” (M) = DODGEM: electric car.
11 They help control tests finding locations containing an offensive odour (8)
PLACE(BO)S
Locations (PLACE-S) containing “an offensive odour” (BO) finding = PLACEBOS: they help control tests.
12 Irony perhaps in golfer riches? (6)
FERRIC
In “gol -FER RIC-hes” = FERRIC: irony perhaps.
13 Eventually sheltering at friend (8)
IN-TIM(AT)E
Eventually (IN TIM-E) sheltering “at” (AT) = INTIMATE: friend.
15 One lost a race leaving the ladies’ room unfinished (4)
HARE-
The ladies’ room (HARE-M) unfinished = HARE: one lost a race (in Aesop’s fable, beaten by the tortoise).
17 Quiet primate swallowing vegetables (7)
AP(PEAS)E
Primate (AP-E) swallowing “vegetable” (PEAS) = APPEASE: quiet.
19 I get this passionate creating something for a conservative to say (7)
AM-A-TORY
I (I) get this passionate (AMATORY) creating = I AM A TORY: something for a Conservative to say.
22 The lowest shelled the Bismarck (4)
-OTTO-
The lowest (B-OTTO-M) shelled, remove the outside letters (-B,M) = OTTO: the Bismarck.
24 Fattened bird in beer for the hood (2,6)
AL (CAPON)E
In “beer” (AL-E) fattened bird (CAPON) for = AL CAPONE: the hood.
27 Agreement college is being broadcast (6)
UNI’S-ON
College is (UNI’S) being broadcast (ON) = UNISON: agreement.
29 One with an idea fiddled with iron about to blow off steam (8)
IN(VENT)OR
Fiddling with “iron” (IN-OR) about “to blow off steam” (VENT) = INVENTOR: one with an idea.
30 Be about to fall now for one using Twitter (6)
T-EETER
One using Twitter (T-W-EETER) “no-w” for (there’s no “w” for T-w-EETER) = TEETER: be about to fall.
31 Carbon, iron oxide and sulphur coatings (6)
C-RUST-S
Carbon (C) iron oxide (RUST) and “sulphur” (S) = CRUSTS: coatings.
32 Fixing me up by the finale (8)
EM-ENDING
“Me” up (EM) by “the finale” (ENDING) = EMENDING: fixing.

Down
1 Ecstasy seen in little man guarding treasure that’s mapped (6)

G(E)NOME
In “little man guarding treasure” (G-NOME) “Ecstasy” is seen (E) = GENOME: that’s mapped.
2 Sheltered side surrounding rough rocky body of water (5,3)
L(OUGH R)EE
Sheltered side (L-EE) surrounding “’rough’ rocky” (OUGH R) = LOUGH REE: body of water.
3 Stands for our food processors (8)
STOMACHS
Stands for (STOMACHS) our food processors (STOMACHS).
4 Give up some French duo (7)
DES-PAIR
“Some” French (DES) duo (PAIR) = DESPAIR: give up.
5 It’s striking what the little rascal might do (6)
IMP-ACT
What the little rascal might do (IMP ACT) = IMPACT: it’s striking.
6 East’s side announced prize (6)
E’S-TEEM
East’s (E’S) side, ‘team’, announced (TEEM) = ESTEEM: prize.
7 One with news agent at retro retreat (8)
REP-ORTER
Agent (REP) at “retro” retreat (ORTER) = REPORTER: one with news.
14 Smart way to order a drink (4)
NEAT
Smart (NEAT) way to order drink (NEAT).
16 One twisted after a big stretch? (4)
A-EON
After “a” (A) “one” twisted (EON) = AEON: a big stretch?
18 Ones making heaps ringing Poles for drinks (8)
PIL(SN)ERS
Ones making heaps (PIL-ERS) ringing “poles” (SN) for = PILSNERS: drinks.
20 Doctor releases them with collars frequently in North America (8)
MO-UNTIES
Doctor (MO) releases (UNTIES) = MOUNTIES: them with collars frequently in North America.
21 Perhaps right Charlies feel sick in inclines (4,4)
T(AIL) ENDS
In “inclines” (TENDS) feel sick (AIL) = TAIL ENDS: perhaps right Charlies (as in “tail-end Charlies”).
23 Stumble inside – level the dog! (7)
T(ERR)IER
Inside “level” (T-IER) stumble (ERR) = TERRIER: the dog.
25 States the East opposed (6)
AVERS-E
States (AVERS) the East (E) = AVERSE: opposed.
26 A bit slow hearing Beattie in the river (6)
O(BT)USE
In “the river” (O-USE) hearing “Beattie” (BT) = OBTUSE: a bit slow.
28 Maybe southern and Indian canoes after a fashion (6)
OCEANS
“Canoes” after a fashion = OCEANS: maybe Southern Ocean and Indian Ocean.