Explanations: No. 14739 – Wednesday, 28 March 2012
I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!
1 Cracks from remaining in gas used in riot (6)
In “gas used in riot” (C-S) remaining (LEFT) from = CLEFTS: cracks.
4 Support for women at church in England to allow jewellery (8)
Support for women (BRA) at “church in England” (CE) to allow (LET) = BRACELET: jewellery.
9 Sweet T? (6)
T? (AFTER-S) = AFTERS: sweet.
10 A very strong and appropriate terror (8)
A (A) very strong (FF) and “appropriate” (RIGHT) = AFFRIGHT: terror.
12 Tiger seen roaming parkland in Tanzania (9)
“Tiger seen” roaming = SERENGETI: parkland in Tanzania.
13 Unsuspecting, return water from France (5)
Water from France (EVIAN) return = NAIVE: unsuspecting.
14 Maybe Carlow-Kilkenny is county with nicest resort (12)
“County” with “nicest” resort, is = CONSTITUENCY: maybe Carlow-Kilkenny.
18 Coming in conflict with meeting about beach in Ireland (12)
Meeting (CON-VENING) about “beach” in Ireland (TRA) = CONTRAVENING: coming in conflict with.
21 Perhaps Web images showing the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’? (5)
Perhaps Web images? (E-PICS) showing = EPICS: the ‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’.
22 Keep time with this elf travelling underground in Paris, say? (9)
Elf travelling underground in Paris (METRO GNOME) say = METRONOME: keep time with this.
24 Holds back parts of songs (8)
Holds back (REFRAINS) parts of songs (REFRAINS).
25 Negligent about how to address some teachers, perhaps (6)
About (RE) how to address some teachers, perhaps (MISS) = REMISS: negligent.
26 With deer around she is most savage (8)
With “deer” around (HAR-T) she is (SHE’S) = HARSHEST: most savage.
27 Pigeonholes second son in the 50s (6)
In “the 50s” (L-S) second son (ABEL) = LABELS: pigeonholes.
1 They may be studied for some horse races (8)
They may be studied (CLASSICS) for “some horse races” (CLASSICS).
2 Logging teen mobile call (8)
“Teen” mobile (ENTE) call (RING) = ENTERING: logging.
3 Maybe go right around one city in Italy (5)
Maybe go right (TUR-N) around “one” (I) = TURIN: city in Italy.
5 Coolers used for one controlling fights and arresting characters (12)
One controlling fights (REF) and “arresting” characters (RIGERANTS) used for = REFRIGERANTS: coolers.
6 Prolonged the French narrative (9)
Prolonged (CHRONIC) “the” French (LE) = CHRONICLE: narrative.
7 Goes online to see record transgression (4,2)
Record (LOG) transgression (SIN) to see = LOGS IN: goes online.
8 Note the rope providing restraint (6)
“no-TE THE R-ope” providing = TETHER: restraint.
11 Begrudges ringing Tate Modern initially for new accounts (12)
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-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)
Found in “Riviera city” (NIC-E) “round” “can” (O-TIN) from = NICOTINE: ingredient in some gum.
17 Departures such as RSS? (8)
Such as (EG) R (R) SS (ESSES) = EGRESSES: departures.
19 Wanting an opening for letter to ‘Tess of the d’Urbervilles’ author, initially (6)
An opening for letter to author (Thomas Hardy) initially, ‘TH’ (DEAR TH) = DEARTH: wanting.
20 Take over referee with insolent talk (6)
“Referee” with “insolent talk” (REF-LIP) over = PILFER: take.
23 Round little woman with a letter at last? (5)
Round (O) Little Woman (MEG) with “a” (A) = OMEGA: letter at last? (“last” letter in the Greek alphabet).