Explanations: No. 14737 – Monday, 26 March 2012
I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!
8 Most difficult to see note in exam (8)
Note (FA) in exam (IN TEST) = FAINTEST: most difficult to see.
9 Fuss about a US soldier producing slow work (6)
Fuss (AD-O) about “a US soldier” (A GI) producing = ADAGIO: slow work.
10 Wasted billion, a numbers game (6)
Billion (B) a numbers game (LOTTO) = BLOTTO: wasted.
11 Cruel missing book from Old Testament (8)
Missing book from Old Testament (RUTH-LESS) = RUTHLESS: cruel.
12 In a way, put under by Northern doctor (6)
In a way, put under (INTER) by “Northern” (N) = INTERN: doctor.
13 An assignment with the French special supper guests (8)
An assignment (A POST) with “the” French (LES) = APOSTLES: special supper (the Last one) guests.
15 Telephone made from aluminium coated in chlorine (4)
In “chlorine” (C-L) aluminium (AL) made from = CALL: telephone.
17 Bring joy to a theologian tucked away in secluded valley (7)
Tucked away in “secluded valley” (GL-EN) a theologian (A DD) = GLADDEN: bring joy to.
19 On both sides of a team surrounding patrol centre (7)
A team (A S-IDE) surrounding “pa-tr-ol” centre (TR) = ASTRIDE: on both sides of.
22 One into initially explosive Windows application, maybe? (4)
Into “initially explosive”? (T-NT) one (I) = TINT: windows application, maybe.
24 Not prepared to ride intact (8)
Not prepared to ride, like a horse (UNBROKEN) intact (UNBROKEN).
27 An academic figure from American range (6)
An (AN) academic figure (DEAN) = ANDEAN: from (South) American range.
29 Hunter’s partner finds fish around there (8)
Fish (GA-R) around “there” (THERE) finds = GATHERER: hunter’s partner (as in “hunter-gatherer”).
30 Ulster constituent being broadcast in Lebanese city (6)
In “Lebanese city” (TYR-E) being broadcast (ON) = TYRONE: Ulster constituent.
31 Subtracting middle of week for one paying rent (6)
Subtracting (LESS) middle of “w-ee-k” (EE) for = LESSEE: one paying rent.
32 Bank job held by jerk believing in a god (8)
Jerk (T-IC) holding “bank job” (HEIST) = THEISTIC: believing in a god.
1 Sergeant’s order for part of fish containing everything (4,2)
Part of fish (F-IN) containing “everything” (ALL) for = FALL IN: sergeant’s order (on the parade ground, maybe).
2 Engineering don’t need the whole length (3-2-3)
Engineering “don’t need” = END-TO-END: the whole length.
3 Condemn and mostly deny a light-weight (8)
Mostly “den-y” (DEN) a light-weight (OUNCE) and = DENOUNCE: condemn.
4 Going on and on outside without ‘The Times’? (7)
Outside (E-X-TERNAL) without “the times” (-X) = ETERNAL: going on and on.
5 Permanent needlework display in Edinburgh, notably (6)
Permanent needlework (TATTOO) display in Edinburgh, notably (Military TATTOO).
6 Everything in wager that may keep you on your toes? (6)
In “wager” (B-ET) everything (ALL) = BALLET: that may keep you on your toes?
7 Concern for pilot broadcasts upset profound ending (8)
Broadcasts (AIRS) ending with profound, ‘deep’, upset (PEED) = AIRSPEED: concern for pilot.
14 Scheme for early closing of factory? (4)
Factory (PLAN-T) early closing of (don’t quite finish the word) = PLAN: scheme.
16 Volcano climbing for first part of morning, initially (4)
Volcano (ETNA) climbing, for = ANTE: first part of morning, initially (a.m. = ante meridiem).
18 Queue a long time for those revealed by trees (8)
Queue (LINE) a long time (AGES) for = LINEAGES: those revealed in (family) trees.
20 Crank up contemporary light source and get shocked (8)
Crank up (START) contemporary light source (LED) and get = STARTLED: shocked.
21 Relief provider for sunburned church figure (3,5)
Sunburned (RED) church figure (CROSS) for = RED CROSS: relief provider.
23 Thankless one taking ratepayer’s part (7)
“tak-ING RATE-payer’s” part = INGRATE: thankless one.
25 Same old stuff for her over by tree (6)
“Her” over (REH) by “tree” (ASH) for = REHASH: same old stuff.
26 Part of Hull around Royal Navy Centre (6)
Part of hull (KE-EL) around “Royal Navy” (RN) = KERNEL: centre.
28 A loose member of the family (6)
A (A) loose (UNTIE) = AUNTIE: member of the family.