Explanations: No. 14739 – Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Wed, Mar 28, 2012, 23:59

   

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Roy

Across
1 Cracks from remaining in gas used in riot (6)
C(LEFT)S
In “gas used in riot” (C-S) remaining (LEFT) from = CLEFTS: cracks.
4 Support for women at church in England to allow jewellery (8)
BRA-CE-LET
Support for women (BRA) at “church in England” (CE) to allow (LET) = BRACELET: jewellery.
9 Sweet T? (6)
AFTER-S
T? (AFTER-S) = AFTERS: sweet.
10 A very strong and appropriate terror (8)
A-FF-RIGHT
A (A) very strong (FF) and “appropriate” (RIGHT) = AFFRIGHT: terror.
12 Tiger seen roaming parkland in Tanzania (9)
SERENGETI
“Tiger seen” roaming = SERENGETI: parkland in Tanzania.
13 Unsuspecting, return water from France (5)
NAIVE
Water from France (EVIAN) return = NAIVE: unsuspecting.
14 Maybe Carlow-Kilkenny is county with nicest resort (12)
CONSTITUENCY
“County” with “nicest” resort, is = CONSTITUENCY: maybe Carlow-Kilkenny.
18 Coming in conflict with meeting about beach in Ireland (12)
CON(TRA)VENING
Meeting (CON-VENING) about “beach” in Ireland (TRA) = CONTRAVENING: coming in conflict with.
21 Perhaps Web images showing the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’? (5)
E-PICS
Perhaps Web images? (E-PICS) showing = EPICS: the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’.
22 Keep time with this elf travelling underground in Paris, say? (9)
METRONOME
Elf travelling underground in Paris (METRO GNOME) say = METRONOME: keep time with this.
24 Holds back parts of songs (8)
REFRAINS
Holds back (REFRAINS) parts of songs (REFRAINS).
25 Negligent about how to address some teachers, perhaps (6)
RE-MISS
About (RE) how to address some teachers, perhaps (MISS) = REMISS: negligent.
26 With deer around she is most savage (8)
HAR(SHE’S)T
With “deer” around (HAR-T) she is (SHE’S) = HARSHEST: most savage.
27 Pigeonholes second son in the 50s (6)
L(ABEL)S
In “the 50s” (L-S) second son (ABEL) = LABELS: pigeonholes.

Down
1 They may be studied for some horse races (8)
CLASSICS
They may be studied (CLASSICS) for “some horse races” (CLASSICS).
2 Logging teen mobile call (8)
ENTE-RING
“Teen” mobile (ENTE) call (RING) = ENTERING: logging.
3 Maybe go right around one city in Italy (5)
TUR(I)N
Maybe go right (TUR-N) around “one” (I) = TURIN: city in Italy.
5 Coolers used for one controlling fights and arresting characters (12)
REF-RIGERANTS
One controlling fights (REF) and “arresting” characters (RIGERANTS) used for = REFRIGERANTS: coolers.
6 Prolonged the French narrative (9)
CHRONIC-LE
Prolonged (CHRONIC) “the” French (LE) = CHRONICLE: narrative.
7 Goes online to see record transgression (4,2)
LOG-S IN
Record (LOG) transgression (SIN) to see = LOGS IN: goes online.
8 Note the rope providing restraint (6)
TETHER
“no-TE THE R-ope” providing = TETHER: restraint.
11 Begrudges ringing Tate Modern initially for new accounts (12)
RES(TATE-M)ENTS
Begrudges (RES-ENTS) ringing “Tate”, “M-odern” initially (TATE-M) for = RESTATEMENTS: new accounts.
15 One representing 14-across with a person following Taoism, with no end in sight (9)
TAOIS-EACH
“Taois-m” with no end in sight (TAOIS-) followed with “a person” (EACH) = TAOISEACH: one representing CONSTITUENCY.
16 Ingredient in some gum from round can found in Riviera city (8)
NIC(O-TIN)E
Found in “Riviera city” (NIC-E) “round” “can” (O-TIN) from = NICOTINE: ingredient in some gum.
17 Departures such as RSS? (8)
EG-R-ESSES
Such as (EG) R (R) SS (ESSES) = EGRESSES: departures.
19 Wanting an opening for letter to ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ author, initially (6)
DEAR-TH
An opening for letter to author (Thomas Hardy) initially, ‘TH’ (DEAR TH) = DEARTH: wanting.
20 Take over referee with insolent talk (6)
PILFER
“Referee” with “insolent talk” (REF-LIP) over = PILFER: take.
23 Round little woman with a letter at last? (5)
O-MEG-A
Round (O) Little Woman (MEG) with “a” (A) = OMEGA: letter at last? (“last” letter in the Greek alphabet).