Explanations: No. 14785 – Monday, 21 May 2012
I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!
8 Positive response to German parts of window by East Asian (8)
Positive response to German (JA) parts of window (PANES) by “East” (E) = JAPANESE: Asian.
9 Frozen stiff after flying start (6)
After “f-lying start” (F) stiff (RIGID) = FRIGID: frozen.
10 Meaning to show trendy circus spot (6)
Trendy (IN) circus spot (TENT) to show = INTENT: meaning.
11 The one here about street by the French plants (8)
The one here (THI-S) about “street” by “the” French (ST-LE) = THISTLES: plants.
12 She will shortly get victory in Europe set aside (6)
She will, ‘she’ll’, shortly (SHE’L-) get “Victory in Europe” (VE) = SHELVE: set aside.
13 Half of them taking bananas and cheese (8)
Half of “th-em” (EM) taking “bananas” (MENTAL) and = EMMENTAL: cheese.
15 Exceptional steak order (4)
Exceptional (RARE) steak order (RARE).
17 Not many worked top to bottom, for example (7)
“Not many” worked = ANTONYM: “top” to “bottom”, for example.
19 Tested for quality bananas, say, edible in part (7)
“banan-AS SAY ED-ible” in part = ASSAYED: tested for quality.
22 One drawn to light from other part (4)
“fro-M OTH-er” part = MOTH: one drawn to light.
24 Allow to represent (5,3)
Allow (STAND FOR) to represent (STAND FOR).
27 A stone-fish, off course (6)
A (A) stone (ST) fish (RAY) = ASTRAY: off course.
29 Last to feel distress and experience neglect (8)
Last to “fee-l” (L) distress (ANGUISH) and = LANGUISH: suffer neglect.
30 How to get into nudist camp with no room to spare? (6)
How to get into nudist camp? (BARELY) with no room to spare (BARELY).
31 Fifty-one entering capital … capital! (6)
Entering “capital” (BER-N) fifty-one (LI) = BERLIN: capital.
32 Chips with no starter, fish and wine (8)
Chips, ‘f-ries’, with no starter (-RIES) fish (LING) and = RIESLING: wine.
1 Send up a meal outside (6)
Meal (L-UNCH) outside “a” (A) = LAUNCH: send up.
2 Loss for the French gives victory for some Swedes (8)
Loss for the French (WATERLOO) gives “victory for some Swedes”, ABBA’s Eurovision win (WATERLOO).
3 Wary about hat design that’s tough but flexible (8)
Wary (LE-ERY) about “hat” design (ATH) that’s = LEATHERY: tough but flexible.
4 Not this, not that, therein not right (7)
“Therein” not right = NEITHER: not this, not that.
5 Maintain a strong company (6)
A (A) strong (F) company (FIRM) = AFFIRM: maintain.
6 Like ‘Vampire Victim, Part X’ (6)
Part (BIT) X (TEN) = BITTEN: like vampire victim.
7 A learner I scold for free! (8)
A learner (L) I scold (I BERATE) for = LIBERATE: free.
14 Trim location last to go for essential part (4)
Trim location (MEAT-H) last to go, for = MEAT: essential part.
16 It’s loaded in the morning by Maureen (4)
The morning (AM) by “Maureen” (MO) in = AMMO: it’s loaded.
18 Announce amounts charged after dark to produce fertilizers (8)
Amounts charged after dark (NIGHT RATES) announced, to produce = NITRATES: fertilizers.
20 Quietly and easily walks from a right mess (8)
Quietly (SH) and “easily walks” (AMBLES) from = SHAMBLES: a right mess.
21 Looking for everything nevertheless (5,3)
Looking for everything (AFTER ALL) nevertheless (AFTER ALL).
23 Supplier of fruit or vegetable (7)
Or (OR) vegetable (CHARD) = ORCHARD: supplier of fruit.
25 Carp found by setting horse in river (6)
Setting in “river” (NI-LE) horse (GG) found by = NIGGLE: carp.
26 One listed on Facebook just before Saturday start (6)
Just before Saturday start (FRI-END) = FRIEND: one listed on Facebook.
28 Crooked lion in Narnia heading for trouble (6)
Lion in Narnia (ASLAN) heading for “t-rouble” (T) = ASLANT: crooked.