Explanations: No. 14766 – Saturday, 28 April 2012

Sun, Apr 29, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed this weekend’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
1 Going for eighteen, of course that’s philandering (7,6)
PLAYING A-ROUND
Going for eighteen of (golf) course (PLAYING A ROUND) that’s = PLAYING AROUND: philandering.
10 Young animal always allowed outside (7)
L(EVER)ET
Allowed (L-ET) outside “always” (EVER) = LEVERET: young animal.
11 Counsel representing Peter and staff (7)
SC-EPTRE
Counsel (SC) representing “peter” (EPTRE) and = SCEPTRE: staff.
12 Urges Poles to follow you (4)
YE-NS
You (YE) followed by “poles” (NS) = YENS: urges.
13 Returns hospital bed for baby, made from wood (5)
BIRCH
“Hospital” “bed for baby” (H-CRIB) returns, made from = BIRCH: wood.
15 Wrong numbers (2-2)
NO-NO
Numbers (NO NO) = NO-NO: wrong.
17 Letter giving support, of course (3)
TEE
Letter (TEE) giving “support, of (golf) course” (TEE).
19 Department housing or transport out of country (6)
DEP(OR)T
Department (DEP-T) housing “or” (OR) = DEPORT: transport out of country.
21 Stopped for a second office assistant, then employed (6)
PA-USED
Office assistant (PA) then “employed” (USED) = PAUSED: stopped for a second.
22 Eyelid reconstruction old Penny couldn’t resist (7)
YIELDE-D
“Eyelid” reconstruction (YIELDE) old penny (D) = YIELDED: couldn’t resist.
23 Hag from Chaucer’s pilgrim made this without public relations (6)
-OGRESS
Chaucer’s pilgrim made this (PR-OGRESS) without “public relations” (-PR) from = OGRESS: hag.
25 Like many a Degas over with the Spanish (6)
PAST-EL
Over (PAST) with “the” Spanish (EL) = PASTEL: like many a Degas.
27 Margaret and Penny for instance (3)
P-EG
Penny (P) for instance (EG) and = PEG: Margaret.
29 Way with words from the first part of play (4)
T-ACT
“T-he” first (T) part of play (ACT) from = TACT: way with words.
30 Do wrong again for Amber maybe (5)
RE-SIN
Do wrong again (RE-SIN) for = RESIN: amber, maybe.
31 Light milk production facility that’s initially lacking (4)
-AIRY
Milk production facility (D-AIRY) that’s initially lacking (-D, the initial letter) = AIRY: light.
34 Complicate the name used for natural gas, for the most part (7)
METHANE
Complicate “the name”, used for = METHANE: natural gas, for the most part.
35 VIP at wedding reception gets to Daisy (7)
TO-ASTER
To daisy (TO ASTER) gets = TOASTER: VIP at wedding reception.
36 Act coyly for drama that’s esoteric, perhaps (4,4,2,3)
PLAY HARD TO GET
Act coyly (PLAY HARD TO GET) for “drama that’s esoteric, perhaps” (PLAY HARD TO GET).

Down
2 Animate and not recorded pun comeback (5,2)
LIVE-N UP
Not recorded (LIVE) “pun” comeback (N-UP) and = LIVEN UP: animate.
3 Measure taken to upend cart? (4)
YARD
Cart (DRAY) to upend = YARD: measure.
4 Fool unit with selection (6)
-NITWIT-
“u-NIT WIT-h” selection = NITWIT: fool.
5 A 50s expert from somewhere in France (6)
A-L-S-ACE
A (A) 50-s (L-S) expert (ACE) from = ALSACE: somewhere in France.
6 Due nothing before the day (4)
O-WED
Nothing (O) before “the day” (WED) = OWED: due.
7 These countries added onto party contributions (7)
-NATIONS
Onto “party” (DO) “these countries” added (NATIONS) = DONATIONS: contributions.
8 Recreation period is outside, Edward, because it’s delayed (6,3,4)
PLAY(ED-FOR)TIME
Recreation period (PLAY-TIME) is outside “‘Edward’ ‘because’” (ED-FOR) it’s = PLAYED FOR TIME: delayed.
9 What RTE Sport cameramen do for disk jockeys? (6,7)
RECORD PLAYERS
What RTE Sport cameramen do (RECORD PLAYERS) for “disk jockeys” (RECORD PLAYERS).
14 Comes back to see salesman over untruths (7)
REP-LIES
Salesman (REP) over “untruths” (LIES) to see = REPLIES: comes back.
16 Attempt street meeting in secret (5)
TRY-ST
Attempt (TRY) street (ST) = TRYST: meeting in secret.
18 It sweeps the area back and forth (5)
RADAR
It sweeps the area (RADAR) back and forth (and RADAR is a palindrome).
20 Take a seat back from McCourt’s work (’3)
‘TIS
Take a seat (SIT) back, from = ‘TIS: (Frank) McCourt’s work (the sequel to “Angela’s Ashes”).
21 Zip up and down (3)
PEP
Zip (PEP) up and down (and PEP is a palindrome).
24 Conservatory offering amendment of article (7)
RECITAL
Amendment of “article” = RECITAL: conservatory offering.
26 Plant the one here let loose (7)
THIS-TLE
The one here (THIS) “let” loose (TLE) = THISTLE: plant.
27 Pope set about concealing discarded coin (6)
-PESETA-
“po-PE SET A-bout” concealing = PESETA: discarded coin.
28 Grand, provided Edward is really smart (6)
G-IF-TED
Grand (G) provided (IF) Edward (TED) is = GIFTED: really smart.
32 Blue vehicle reversing at front of yard (4)
RAC-Y
Vehicle, ‘car’, reversing (RAC) at “front of ‘y-ard’” (Y) = RACY: blue.
33 Holy angel’s light overhead initially? (4)
H-A-L-O
Initially h-oly (H) a-ngel’s (A) l-ight (L) o-verhead (O) = HALO: holy angel’s light overhead?