Explanations: No. 14779 – Monday, 14 May 2012

Mon, May 14, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!

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Across
8 Private meeting for eleven? (3-2-3)
ONE-ON-ONE
Eleven, ‘11’? (ONE ON ONE) for = ONE-ON-ONE: private meeting.
9 Town beach in Ireland, by river (6)
TRA-LEE
“Beach” in Ireland (TRA) by “river” (LEE) = TRALEE: town.
10 In Paris I return spar from boat that’s discarded at sea (6)
JE-TSAM
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)
TRES(SPA)S
Hair (TRES-S) around “hot tub” (SPA) leaving = TRESPASS: cross the line.
12 Detain one northern seabird (6)
I-N-TERN
One (I) northern (N) seabird (TERN) = INTERN: detain.
13 Make queen hornet deviate to northeast (8)
ENTHRO-NE
“Hornet” deviate (ENTHRO) to “northeast” (NE) = ENTHRONE: make queen.
15 Officer with a drink (4)
COL-A
Officer (COL) with “a” (A) = COLA: drink.
17 XXX (7)
HUNDRED
X (TEN) X (TIMES) X (TEN) = HUNDRED.
19 Weapon hit opposite French island (7)
MISS-ILE
“Hit” opposite (MISS) French “island” (ILE) = MISSILE: weapon.
22 Judge from Ardee magistrate (4)
-DEEM-
From “ar-DEE M-agistrate” = DEEM: judge.
24 Muralist worked to exhibit selfless quality (8)
ALTRUISM
“Muralist” worked, to exhibit = ALTRUISM: selfless quality.
27 Look over a trick for gym class (6)
PE-RUSE
A trick for gym class (PE RUSE) = PERUSE: look over.
29 One can play this male party line endlessly (8)
MAN-DO-LIN-
Male party (MAN DO) “lin-e” endlessly (LIN) = MANDOLIN: one can play this.
30 Reproves church at the middle of the month (6)
CH-IDES
Church (CH) at “the middle of the month” (IDES) = CHIDES: reproves.
31 Brave lady drops Ecstasy in the end, the drug (6)
HEROIN-
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)
TEE-THING
After “support for ball” (TEE) object (THING) is = TEETHING: getting ready to bite, perhaps.

Down
1 Article by college VIP from Peru, perhaps (6)
AN-DEAN
Article (AN) by “college VIP” (DEAN) = ANDEAN: from Peru, perhaps.
2 Toilet spotted by old Penny, it’s not tied up? (5,3)
LOO-SE EN-D
Toilet (LOO) spotted (SEEN) by “old Penny” (D) = LOOSE END: it’s not tied up?
3 Arrive to house fellows, 100 to start (8)
COM(MEN-C)E
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)
GEN-TEE-L
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)
A-T (B)EST
In “a trial” (A T-EST) “be” heard (B) = AT BEST: if all goes your way.
6 Hold back basket with cover (6)
HAMPER
Hold back (HAMPER) basket with cover (HAMPER).
7 Close tightly around a boy only at certain times of the year (8)
SE(A-SON)AL
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)
NAM-E
Fellow, ‘man’, turning up (NAM) last to “arriv-e” (E) = NAME: identify.
16 Love a theologian’s chances (4)
O-DD’S
Love (O) a theologian’s (DD’S) = ODDS: chances.
18 Happy Rich transferred file (8)
UP-LOADED
Happy (UP) rich (LOADED) = UPLOADED: transferred file.
20 Little rascal made scene perhaps and had quite an effect (8)
IMP-ACTED
Little rascal (IMP) made scene, perhaps (ACTED) and = IMPACTED: had quite an effect.
21 Unembellished paintings turned up in vision (8)
S(TRA)IGHT
In “vision” (S-IGHT) paintings, ‘art’, turned up (TRA) = STRAIGHT: unembellished.
23 Come forth to find 14-down upset and consumed (7)
EMAN-ATE
NAME upset (ENAM) and “consumed” (ATE) to find = EMANATE: come forth.
25 Glowing being extremely popular (3,3)
RED HOT
Glowing (RED HOT) being “extremely popular” (RED HOT).
26 Not going anywhere, I would fish (6)
I’D-LING
I would (I’D) fish (LING) = IDLING: not going anywhere.
28 Going out with discernment (6)
SEEING
Going out with (SEEING) discernment (SEEING).