Explanations: No. 14773 – Monday, 7 May 2012

Mon, May 7, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
8 Turn away from toughest rangers (8)
-ESTRANGE-
From “tough-EST RANGE-rs” = ESTRANGE: turn away.
9 Unlikely to judge morning exam (6)
AM-ORAL
Morning (AM) exam (ORAL) = AMORAL: unlikely to judge.
10 Look! One article after another revealing hate (6)
LO-A-THE
Look! (LO) one article (A) and another article (THE) revealing = LOATHE: hate.
11 Number on new diet is around twelve (8)
NO-ON-TIDE
Number (NO) on (ON) new “diet” (TIDE) is = NOONTIDE: around twelve.
12 No longer young, I snore badly (6)
SENIOR
“I snore” badly = SENIOR: no longer young.
13 Being around about whole (8)
ENTI(RE)TY
Being (ENTI-TY) around “about” (RE) = ENTIRETY: whole.
15 Edges away from consecrated farm unit (4)
-ACRE-
Consecrated (S-ACRE-D) edges away from (remove first and last letters) = ACRE: farm unit.
17 Telephone about wizened female artist (7)
C(HAG)ALL
Telephone (C-ALL) about “wizened female” (HAG) = CHAGALL: artist (the great Marc Chagall).
19 Moves up when Charlie on the radio finishes (7)
AS-C-ENDS
When (AS) “Charlie” on the radio, using phonetic alphabet (C) finishes (ENDS) = ASCENDS: moves up.
22 Wary about getting out of kilter (4)
AWRY
“Wary” about, getting = AWRY: out of kilter.
24 A prisoner inside and a South American strangler (8)
AN(A-CON)D-A
Inside “and a” (AN-D A) a prisoner (A CON) = ANACONDA: South American strangler.
27 Weapon friend used in Vietnam, briefly (6)
NA(PAL)M
Used in “Vietnam”, briefly (NA-M) friend (PAL) = NAPALM: weapon (used in Vietnam).
29 Huge reason for red ink in fossil fuel (8)
CO(LOS)AL
In “fossil fuel” (CO-AL) reason for red ink (LOSS) = COLOSSAL: huge.
30 Country number 22-across arranged (6)
NO-RWAY
Number (NO) “AWRY” arranged (RWAY) = NORWAY: country.
31 Stoppage result in bowling alley (6)
STRIKE
Stoppage (STRIKE) result in bowling alley (STRIKE).
32 Turns up to accept according to those presenting (8)
COM(PER)ES
Turns up (COM-ES) to accept “according to” (PER) = COMPERES: those presenting.

Down
1 When to run easily at an angle (6)
AS-LOPE
When (AS) to run easily (LOPE) = ASLOPE: at an angle.
2 Squirming with pain, making notes about hospital (8)
WRIT(H)ING
Making notes (WRIT-ING) about “hospital” (H) = WRITHING: squirming with pain.
3 Little interest with bigger than average return is essential (8)
INT-EGRAL
Little “interest” (INT) with bigger than average, ‘large’, return (EGRAL) is = INTEGRAL essential.
4 Snake that’s nasty to the German (7)
MEAN-DER
Nasty (MEAN) to “the” German (DER) that’s = MEANDER: snake.
5 Plan for graduate to look sullen (3,3)
MA-P OUT
Graduate (MA) to look sullen (POUT) = MAP OUT: plan for.
6 Network device tool that grooves! (6)
ROUTER
Network device (ROUTER) tool that grooves, used by carpenter (ROUTER).
7 Required fellow to take old hat (8)
MAN-DATED
Fellow (MAN) to take “old hat” (DATED) = MANDATED: required.
14 Close in on listener following unspecified number (4)
N-EAR
Unspecified number (N) followed by “listener” (EAR) = NEAR: close in on.
16 For the audience, see the young man gets dressed (4)
C-LAD
For the audience, “see” (C) the young man (LAD) gets = CLAD: dressed.
18 Thousand distributed press releases, possibly (8)
HANDOUTS
“Thousand” distributed = HANDOUTS: press releases, possibly.
20 Maybe ignore and disregard Roget’s listings (8)
SYNONYMS
Maybe “ignore” and “disregard” (SYNONYMS) Roget’s listings, in his thesaurus (SYNONYMS).
21 One sending overseas for former beer (8)
EX-PORTER
Former (EX-) beer (PORTER) for = EXPORTER: one sending overseas.
23 One working magic in conflict over canal zone (7)
WAR-LOCK
Conflict (WAR) over “canal zone” (LOCK) in = WARLOCK: one working magic.
25 Karate blow, popular for one who scored (6)
CHOP-IN
Karate blow (CHOP) popular (IN) for = CHOPIN: one who scored.
26 Fitted together what’s required to admit saint (6)
NE(ST)ED
What’s required (NE-ED) to admit “saint” (ST) = NESTED: fitted together.
28 Splits pages in book (6)
LEAVES
Splits (LEAVES) pages in book (LEAVES).