Explanations: No. 14736 – Saturday, 24 March 2012

Sun, Mar 25, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
1 Approached with an offer composed? (4,9)

MADE OVERTURES
Approached with an offer (MADE OVERTURES) composed? (MADE OVERTURES).
10 Starts, not in collections (7)
OUT-SETS
Not in (OUT) collections (SETS) = OUTSETS: starts.
11 Encouraging words for revolutionary returning uncontaminated (5,2)
CHE-ER UP
Revolutionary (CHE) uncontaminated, ‘pure’, returning (ER UP) for = CHEER UP: encouraging words.
12 Clothing for the quarter-deck? (4)
SUIT
Clothing (SUIT) for “the quarter-deck”, of cards? (SUIT).
13 Speedy one in Rolls-Royce? (5)
R(ACE)R
In “Rolls-Royce” (R-R) one (ACE) = RACER: speedy one in Rolls-Royce?
15 Wind up with the company one left first (4)
CO-I-L
With “the company” (CO) one (I) “l-eft” first (L) = COIL: wind up.
17 Drunk last from cocktails too potent (3)
S-O-T
Last (letters) from cocktail-s (S) to-o (O) poten-t (T) = SOT: drunk.
19 Most disgusting, finding the Italian in underwear! (6)
V(IL)EST
In “underwear” (V-EST) “the” Italian (IL) = VILEST: most disgusting.
21 Yield at warning (6)
CAVE-AT
Yield (CAVE) at (AT) = CAVEAT: warning.
22 Writer edited lost play with this (7)
TOLS-TOY
Edited “lost” (TOLS) play with this (TOY) = TOLSTOY: writer.
23 Man on board that is beginner (6)
ROOK-IE
Man on (chess) board (ROOK) that is (IE) = ROOKIE: beginner.
25 Looking back, regrets operation was phoney (6)
POSEUR
Regrets operation (RUES OP) looking back, was = POSEUR: phoney.
27 A pound for a white robe (3)
A-LB
A pound (A LB) for = ALB: a white robe.
29 More than this seen in all edges (4)
OVER
More than (OVER) this (word) seen in all edges (of answer grid) (OVER).
30 Pricey brew in teapot (5)
STEEP
Pricey (STEEP) brew in teapot (STEEP).
31 Couple of parties and I’m gone for good (4)
DO-DO
Party (DO) a couple of them (DO) and = DODO: I’m gone for good.
34 Again make true and authentic gin cocktail (7)
REAL-IGN
Authentic (REAL) “gin” cocktail (IGN) and = REALIGN: again make true.
35 a – m = e (7)
A-TO-M-IS-E
a-m (A TO M) = (IS) e (E) = ATOMISE.
36 Worry about punishment for a young one? (4,5,4)
LOSE SLEEP-OVER
Punishment for a young one? (LOSE SLEEPOVER) = LOSE SLEEP OVER: worry about.

Down
2 Everyone swallows obscure hint the queen’s home (7)

A(NTHI)LL
Everyone (A-LL) swallows “obscure ‘hint’” (NTHI) = ANTHILL: the queen’s home.
3 First place to find editor and printer’s measure (4)
ED-EN
Editor (ED) and “printer’s measure” (EN) to find = EDEN: first place.
4 Prospects for profit ending in some credit cards (6)
VIS(T)AS
In “some credit cards” (VIS-AS) “profi-t” ending (T) for = VISTAS: prospects.
5 Stone alien spaceship (6)
ROCK-ET
Stone (ROCK) alien (ET) = ROCKET: spaceship.
6 Pondered losing a thousand employed (4)
-USED
Pondered (M-USED) losing “a thousand” (-M) = USED: employed.
7 Location often adorned for countess’s husband the UK honour (7)
EARL-OBE
Countess’s husband (EARL) the UK honour (OBE) for = EARLOBE: location often adorned.
8 Approaches the sea too enthusiastically? (4,9)
GOES OVERBOARD
Approaches the sea (GOES OVERBOARD) too enthusiastically? (GOES OVERBOARD).
9 Just dessert for computer company revenue? (5,8)
APPLE TURNOVER
Just dessert? (APPLE TURNOVER) for “computer company revenue” (APPLE TURNOVER).
14 Scam exclusive giving comfort (7)
CON-SOLE
Scam (CON) exclusive (SOLE) giving = CONSOLE: comfort.
16 Moving Italian wine right to the end (5)
ASTI-R
Italian wine (ASTI) “right” to the end (R) = ASTIR: moving.
18 Might or authority in city (5)
MAY-OR
Might (MAY) or (OR) = MAYOR: authority in city.
20 Strove every second for low digit (3)
T-O-E
Strove (s-T-r-O-v-E) every second (letter) for = TOE: low digit.
21 The heart of decoy work for policeman (3)
C-OP
The heart of “de-c-oy” (C) work (OP) for = COP: policeman.
24 Round crazy king’s daughter, nothing that adds flavour (7)
O-REGAN-O
Round (O) crazy king’s, ‘Lear’s’, daughter (REGAN) nothing (O) = OREGANO: that adds flavour.
26 Arousing feeling for reason to act on the Internet? (7)
E-MOTIVE
Reason to act (MOTIVE) on the Internet (E-MOTIVE) for = EMOTIVE: arousing feeling.
27 There’s no key for all the letters before O, Albert (6)
A-TO-N-AL
All the letters before O (A-TO-N) Albert (AL) for = ATONAL: there’s no key.
28 Word of warning coming from maybe war expert (6)
-BE WAR E-
Coming from “may-BE WAR E-xpert” = BEWARE: word of warning.
32 Partial sum in estate that’s not yours (4)
-M IN E-
Partial “su-M IN E-state”, that’s = MINE: not yours.
33 Note nothing without help (4)
SOL-O
Note (SOL) nothing (O) = SOLO: without help.