Explanations: No. 14722 – Thursday, 8 March 2012

Thu, Mar 8, 2012, 23:59

   

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Across
1 Plans for circulating catechisms (10)

SCHEMATICS
Circulating “catechisms” for = SCHEMATICS: plans.
6 Magnificent display for first Aer Lingus flight leaving old city (4)
POMP-
Old city (POMP-EII) “first Aer Lingus flight” leaving (subtract EI-I) for = POMP: magnificent display.
10 Like double-act with piano, this broadcast (5)
-AIRING
With “piano” (P) this “broadcast” (AIRED) = PAIRED: like double-act.
11 Flirtation for old Penny at party (9)
D-ALLIANCE
Old Penny (D) at “party” (ALLIANCE … Party of Northern Ireland) for = DALLIANCE: flirtation.
12 Donated about two seconds to getting warmer (3,5)
GA(S S-TO)VE
Donated (GA-VE) about two seconds, ‘S-S’, “to” (S-S-TO) getting = GAS STOVE: warmer.
13 These pitchers come after six people watching (5)
-EWERS
Come after “six” (VI) these “pitchers” (EWERS) = VIEWERS: people watching.
15 Cut off is 1st of October after midnight, say (7)
IS-O-LATE
Is (IS) 1st of “O-ctober” (O) after midnight, say (LATE) = ISOLATE: cut off.
17 Has now many a part for him from around Xmas (7)
SNOWMAN
“ha-S NOW MAN-y” a part, for = SNOWMAN: him from around Xmas.
19 Symbolically represented that Edward disowns his nickname? (7)
NOT-A-TED
Edward disowns his nickname? (NOT A TED) = NOTATED: symbolically represented.
21 Birth-related surroundings for you are said to be expected (7)
NAT(UR)AL
Birth related (NAT-AL) surroundings for “‘you are’ said” (UR) = NATURAL: to be expected.
22 Company focus gets beer on board (5)
S(ALE)S
Beer on board, beer in ship, “ale” in “SS” (SALES) gets = SALES: company focus.
24 Denial there’s land outside, for instance (8)
N(EG)ATION
There’s “land” (N-ATION) outside “for instance” (EG) = NEGATION: denial.
27 Performing music together (2,7)
IN CONCERT
Performing music (IN CONCERT) together (IN CONCERT).
28 Nothing inside to shake free (5)
LO(O)SE
To shake (LO-SE) “nothing” inside (O) = LOOSE: free.
29 Verne’s character returned a black cat, maybe (4)
OMEN
(Jules) Verne’s character, Captain Nemo (NEMO) returned = OMEN: a black cat, maybe.
30 As individuals, admitting one slanders (10)
AS-PERS(I)ONS
As (AS) individuals, ‘persons’, admitting “one” [PERS(I)ONS] = ASPERSIONS: slanders.

Down
1 Response to insult upset friends (4)

SLAP
Friends (PALS) upset = SLAP: response to insult.
2 Listen to a boxing match announced in the neighbourhood (9)
HEREABOUT
Listen to a boxing match (HEAR A BOUT) announced = HEREABOUT: in the neighbourhood.
3 The king is down and I am up (5)
MIDAS
“Down” and “I am” (SAD-I’M) up = MIDAS: the king.
4 Little need for decathlete swimmer (7)
TAD-POLE
Little (TAD) need for decathlete (POLE) = TADPOLE: swimmer.
5 Visitors put vehicles around middle of alley (7)
CA(LLE)RS
Put “vehicles” (CA-RS) around “middle of ‘a-lle-y’” (LLE) = CALLERS: visitors.
7 Some lightweight from Australia (5)
OUNCE
Australia (OZ) from = OUNCE: some light-weight.
8 Agreeably making a request one at a time (10)
PLEA-SINGLY
A request (PLEA) one at a time (SINGLY) making = PLEASINGLY: agreeably.
9 Raise captured eastern snake using this after abandonment (8)
LIF(E-BOA)T
Raise (LIF-T) captured “‘eastern’ ‘snake’” (E-BOA) = LIFEBOAT: using this after abandonment.
14 In the middle of stepping so as barely to be heard (10)
PIANISSIMO
In the middle of “ste-pp-ing” (PP) = PIANISSIMO: so as barely to be heard.
16 Crafty types head off wartime saboteurs (8)
-ARTISANS
Wartime saboteurs (P-ARTISANS) head off (-P) = ARTISANS: crafty types.
18 He travelled from Italy to spoil the firm with horseplay (5,4)
MAR-CO-POLO
To spoil (MAR) the firm (CO) with “horseplay” (POLO) = MARCO POLO: he travelled from Italy.
20 Put on piano pieces, silly ones (7)
DON-KEYS
Put on (DON) piano pieces (KEYS) = DONKEYS: silly ones.
21 Draw close first to see what she might wear (7)
NIGH-TIE
“Close” first (NIGH) draw (TIE) to see = NIGHTIE: what she might wear.
23 Profit from placing bait around the sea, say (5)
LU(C)RE
Placing “bait” (LU-RE) around the “sea”, say (C) from = LUCRE: profit.
25 Notes places for works on the farm (5)
TILLS
Notes places (TILLS) for “works on the farm” (TILLS).
26 One day makes one (4)
WEDS
One day (WEDS) makes one (WEDS).