Explanations: No. 14779 – Monday, 14 May 2012
I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!
8 Private meeting for eleven? (3-2-3)
Eleven, ‘11’? (ONE ON ONE) for = ONE-ON-ONE: private meeting.
9 Town beach in Ireland, by river (6)
“Beach” in Ireland (TRA) by “river” (LEE) = TRALEE: town.
10 In Paris I return spar from boat that’s discarded at sea (6)
In Paris “I” (JE) spar from boat, ‘mast’, return (TSAM) = JETSAM: that’s discarded at sea.
11 Cross the line leaving hair around hot tub (8)
Hair (TRES-S) around “hot tub” (SPA) leaving = TRESPASS: cross the line.
12 Detain one northern seabird (6)
One (I) northern (N) seabird (TERN) = INTERN: detain.
13 Make queen hornet deviate to northeast (8)
“Hornet” deviate (ENTHRO) to “northeast” (NE) = ENTHRONE: make queen.
15 Officer with a drink (4)
Officer (COL) with “a” (A) = COLA: drink.
17 XXX (7)
X (TEN) X (TIMES) X (TEN) = HUNDRED.
19 Weapon hit opposite French island (7)
“Hit” opposite (MISS) French “island” (ILE) = MISSILE: weapon.
22 Judge from Ardee magistrate (4)
From “ar-DEE M-agistrate” = DEEM: judge.
24 Muralist worked to exhibit selfless quality (8)
“Muralist” worked, to exhibit = ALTRUISM: selfless quality.
27 Look over a trick for gym class (6)
A trick for gym class (PE RUSE) = PERUSE: look over.
29 One can play this male party line endlessly (8)
Male party (MAN DO) “lin-e” endlessly (LIN) = MANDOLIN: one can play this.
30 Reproves church at the middle of the month (6)
Church (CH) at “the middle of the month” (IDES) = CHIDES: reproves.
31 Brave lady drops Ecstasy in the end, the drug (6)
Brave lady (HEROIN-E) drops “Ecstasy” in the end (drop the last “E”) = HEROIN: the drug.
32 Object after support for ball is getting ready to bite, perhaps (8)
After “support for ball” (TEE) object (THING) is = TEETHING: getting ready to bite, perhaps.
1 Article by college VIP from Peru, perhaps (6)
Article (AN) by “college VIP” (DEAN) = ANDEAN: from Peru, perhaps.
2 Toilet spotted by old Penny, it’s not tied up? (5,3)
Toilet (LOO) spotted (SEEN) by “old Penny” (D) = LOOSE END: it’s not tied up?
3 Arrive to house fellows, 100 to start (8)
Arrive (COM-E) to house “fellows” “100” (MEN-C) = COMMENCE: to start.
4 First book in the Bible to support of course one learning to be polite (7)
First book in the Bible (GEN) to support of (golf) course (TEE) one learning (L) to be = GENTEEL: polite.
5 Be heard in a trial if all goes your way (2,4)
In “a trial” (A T-EST) “be” heard (B) = AT BEST: if all goes your way.
6 Hold back basket with cover (6)
Hold back (HAMPER) basket with cover (HAMPER).
7 Close tightly around a boy only at certain times of the year (8)
Close tightly (SE-AL) around “a boy” (A SON) = SEASONAL: only at certain times of the year.
14 Identify fellow turning up, last to arrive (4)
Fellow, ‘man’, turning up (NAM) last to “arriv-e” (E) = NAME: identify.
16 Love a theologian’s chances (4)
Love (O) a theologian’s (DD’S) = ODDS: chances.
18 Happy Rich transferred file (8)
Happy (UP) rich (LOADED) = UPLOADED: transferred file.
20 Little rascal made scene perhaps and had quite an effect (8)
Little rascal (IMP) made scene, perhaps (ACTED) and = IMPACTED: had quite an effect.
21 Unembellished paintings turned up in vision (8)
In “vision” (S-IGHT) paintings, ‘art’, turned up (TRA) = STRAIGHT: unembellished.
23 Come forth to find 14-down upset and consumed (7)
NAME upset (ENAM) and “consumed” (ATE) to find = EMANATE: come forth.
25 Glowing being extremely popular (3,3)
Glowing (RED HOT) being “extremely popular” (RED HOT).
26 Not going anywhere, I would fish (6)
I would (I’D) fish (LING) = IDLING: not going anywhere.
28 Going out with discernment (6)
Going out with (SEEING) discernment (SEEING).