Explanations: No. 14741 – Friday, 30 March 2012
I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!
1 Worry for guitarist? (4)
Worry (FRET) worry for a guitarist (the frets on the neck of a guitar)? (FRET).
4 Regatta in a bleaker part that’s possible to reach (10)
“reg-ATTA IN A BLE-aker” part, that’s = ATTAINABLE: possible to reach.
9 Critical about din, played the organ (6)
Critical (K-EY) about “din”, played (IDN) = KIDNEY: the organ.
10 People working till his race’s organised (8)
“His race’s” organised = CASHIERS: people working till.
11 Advocates for people married online, perhaps? (8)
People married online, perhaps? (E-SPOUSES) for = ESPOUSES: advocates.
12 Poles around before the city, on the Loire (6)
Poles (N-S) around “before” (ANTE) = NANTES: the city, on the Loire.
13 Henry Ford’s first share, not quite a majority (4)
Henry (HAL) “f-ord’s” first (F) = HALF: share, not quite a majority.
15 What’s played against certain bats (10)
Against (CON) “certain” bats (CERTINA) = CONCERTINA: what’s played.
17 Give example of deadly sin in retail management (10)
In “retail” management (IL-RATE) deadly sin (LUST) = ILLUSTRATE: give example of.
19 Kind turns, in retrospect (4)
In “re-TROS-pect” (TROS) turns = SORT: kind.
20 Dog getting a B-plus! (6)
A B (B) plus (ASSET) getting = BASSET: dog.
22 Well-known couple of notes by storyteller (8)
Couple of notes (FA-MI) by “storyteller” (LIAR) = FAMILIAR: well-known.
25 One in uniform, northern party (8)
“,” (COMMA) northern (N) party (DO) = COMMANDO: one in uniform.
26 Put a car on board for many oil magnates (6)
On board, in the ship (S-S) put “a car” (AUDI) for = SAUDIS: many oil magnates.
27 Harasses intrinsically cute Swedish leader (10)
Intrinsically (PER SE) cute (CUTE) “S-wedish” leader (S) = PERSECUTES: harasses.
28 Some yarn from little Henry (4)
Some yarn (HANK) from “little Henry” (HANK).
2 Check the delay put back in (9)
Check (REIN) the delay (STALL) = REINSTALL: put back in.
3 Dance heard initially on radio, along with foxtrot? (5)
In the international phonetic alphabet on the radio, there are two dances, F for FOXTROT and T for TANGO.
4 Biblical mount around by deep gulf (5)
Biblical mount (A-SS) around “by” (BY) = ABYSS: deep gulf.
5 Yacht heading my boy adds later (5,2)
Yacht heading (TACK) my boy (SON) = TACKS ON: adds later.
6 At home because note was deceitful (9)
At home (IN) because (SINCE) note (RE) was = INSINCERE: deceitful.
7 Turns away a property claim over a set irregularity (9)
A property claim (A LIEN) over “a set” irregularity (ATES) = ALIENATES: turns away.
8 At this big, it’s free (5)
At (AT) this “big” (LARGE) it’s = AT LARGE: free.
14 A few, not all, a little, a bit? (9)
A few (SOME) not all (SOME) a little (SOME) a bit (SOME) = FOURSOMES.
15 I contact a new one that’s unresponsive (9)
“I contact a” new = CATATONIC: one that’s unresponsive.
16 Managed over the allotted amount for relation (9)
Managed, ‘ran’, over (NAR) the allotted amount (RATION) for = NARRATION: relation.
18 Insult a strong leader’s place (7)
A (A) strong (F) leader’s place (FRONT) = AFFRONT: insult.
21 Love to fuss about (5)
To “fuss” (ADO) about (RE) = ADORE: love.
23 They disguise end of term questions (5)
End of “ter-m” (M) questions (ASKS) = MASKS: they disguise.
24 Left out before I get somewhere on the border (5)
Left (L) out (OUT) before “I” (H) get = LOUTH: somewhere on the border.