Explanations: No. 14785 – Monday, 21 May 2012

Mon, May 21, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
8 Positive response to German parts of window by East Asian (8)
JA-PANES-E
Positive response to German (JA) parts of window (PANES) by “East” (E) = JAPANESE: Asian.
9 Frozen stiff after flying start (6)
F-RIGID
After “f-lying start” (F) stiff (RIGID) = FRIGID: frozen.
10 Meaning to show trendy circus spot (6)
IN-TENT
Trendy (IN) circus spot (TENT) to show = INTENT: meaning.
11 The one here about street by the French plants (8)
THI(ST-LE)S
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’L-VE
She will, ‘she’ll’, shortly (SHE’L-) get “Victory in Europe” (VE) = SHELVE: set aside.
13 Half of them taking bananas and cheese (8)
EM-MENTAL
Half of “th-em” (EM) taking “bananas” (MENTAL) and = EMMENTAL: cheese.
15 Exceptional steak order (4)
RARE
Exceptional (RARE) steak order (RARE).
17 Not many worked top to bottom, for example (7)
ANTONYM
“Not many” worked = ANTONYM: “top” to “bottom”, for example.
19 Tested for quality bananas, say, edible in part (7)
-ASSAYED-
“banan-AS SAY ED-ible” in part = ASSAYED: tested for quality.
22 One drawn to light from other part (4)
-MOTH-
“fro-M OTH-er” part = MOTH: one drawn to light.
24 Allow to represent (5,3)
STAND FOR
Allow (STAND FOR) to represent (STAND FOR).
27 A stone-fish, off course (6)
A-ST-RAY
A (A) stone (ST) fish (RAY) = ASTRAY: off course.
29 Last to feel distress and experience neglect (8)
L-ANGUISH
Last to “fee-l” (L) distress (ANGUISH) and = LANGUISH: suffer neglect.
30 How to get into nudist camp with no room to spare? (6)
BARELY
How to get into nudist camp? (BARELY) with no room to spare (BARELY).
31 Fifty-one entering capital … capital! (6)
BER(LI)N
Entering “capital” (BER-N) fifty-one (LI) = BERLIN: capital.
32 Chips with no starter, fish and wine (8)
RIES-LING
Chips, ‘f-ries’, with no starter (-RIES) fish (LING) and = RIESLING: wine.

Down
1 Send up a meal outside (6)
L(A)UNCH
Meal (L-UNCH) outside “a” (A) = LAUNCH: send up.
2 Loss for the French gives victory for some Swedes (8)
WATERLOO
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)
LE(ATH)ERY
Wary (LE-ERY) about “hat” design (ATH) that’s = LEATHERY: tough but flexible.
4 Not this, not that, therein not right (7)
NEITHER
“Therein” not right = NEITHER: not this, not that.
5 Maintain a strong company (6)
A-F-FIRM
A (A) strong (F) company (FIRM) = AFFIRM: maintain.
6 Like ‘Vampire Victim, Part X’ (6)
BIT-TEN
Part (BIT) X (TEN) = BITTEN: like vampire victim.
7 A learner I scold for free! (8)
L-I-BERATE
A learner (L) I scold (I BERATE) for = LIBERATE: free.
14 Trim location last to go for essential part (4)
MEAT-
Trim location (MEAT-H) last to go, for = MEAT: essential part.
16 It’s loaded in the morning by Maureen (4)
AM-MO
The morning (AM) by “Maureen” (MO) in = AMMO: it’s loaded.
18 Announce amounts charged after dark to produce fertilizers (8)
NITRATES
Amounts charged after dark (NIGHT RATES) announced, to produce = NITRATES: fertilizers.
20 Quietly and easily walks from a right mess (8)
SH-AMBLES
Quietly (SH) and “easily walks” (AMBLES) from = SHAMBLES: a right mess.
21 Looking for everything nevertheless (5,3)
AFTER ALL
Looking for everything (AFTER ALL) nevertheless (AFTER ALL).
23 Supplier of fruit or vegetable (7)
OR-CHARD
Or (OR) vegetable (CHARD) = ORCHARD: supplier of fruit.
25 Carp found by setting horse in river (6)
NI(GG)LE
Setting in “river” (NI-LE) horse (GG) found by = NIGGLE: carp.
26 One listed on Facebook just before Saturday start (6)
FRI-END
Just before Saturday start (FRI-END) = FRIEND: one listed on Facebook.
28 Crooked lion in Narnia heading for trouble (6)
ASLAN-T
Lion in Narnia (ASLAN) heading for “t-rouble” (T) = ASLANT: crooked.