Explanations: No. 14791 – Monday, 28 May 2012

Mon, May 28, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
8 Six decree part of the Bible is easily passed on (8)
VI-RULE-NT
Six (VI) decree (RULE) part of the Bible (NT) is = VIRULENT: easily passed on.
9 Spare about 500 one preliminary (4-2)
LEA(D-I)N
Spare (LEA-N) about “500” “one” (D-I) = LEAD-IN: preliminary.
10 Nag is a furry animal? (6)
BADGER
Nag (BADGER) is “a furry animal” (BADGER).
11 At meadow playing with kites most likely to lose air? (8)
LEA-KIEST
At “meadow” (LEA) playing with “kites” (KIEST) = LEAKIEST: most likely to lose air.
12 Live and suffer from parent’s demand (6)
BE-HAVE
Live (BE) and “suffer from” (HAVE) = BEHAVE: parent’s demand.
13 Tall glass vessel (8)
SCHOONER
Tall glass (SCHOONER) vessel (SCHOONER).
15 Overrule and thoroughly investigate second in command (4)
VET-O
Thoroughly investigate (VET) second in “c-o-mmand” (O) and = VETO: overrule.
17 Where to find 20% of Irish in German city? (7)
MUNSTER
Where to find 20% of Irish (MUNSTER) in “German city” (MUNSTER).
19 Band embracing love and the fifties getting extremely rich (7)
R(O-LL)ING
Band (R-ING) embracing “love” and “the fifties” (O-LL) getting = ROLLING: extremely rich.
22 Cooled down and returned the beginning of last month (4)
ICED
The beginning of last month (DEC I) returned, and = ICED: cooled down.
24 Traditional skirt shortened by leader of Irish county (8)
KIL-KENNY
Traditional skirt, ‘kil-t’, shortened (KIL) by “leader of Irish” (KENNY) = KILKENNY: county.
27 Does business bringing in one hundred transfers (6)
DE(C)ALS
Does business (DE-ALS) bringing in “one hundred” (C) = DECALS: transfers.
29 Brainy brother into grass (8)
CERE(BR)AL
Into “grass” (CERE-AL) brother (BR) = CEREBRAL: brainy.
30 Top-notch location for fight on television (6)
AI-RING
Top-notch (AI) location for fight (RING) = AIRING: on television.
31 Quick to find unusual statue (6)
ASTUTE
Unusual “statue”, to find = ASTUTE: quick.
32 Term used in area surrounding Dublin for one getting dates (4,4)
PAL(M TRE)E
In “area surrounding Dublin” (PAL-E) “term” used (M TRE) for = PALM TREE: one getting dates.

Down
1 Quietly mad he takes wrong copies? (6)
P-IRATE
Quietly (P) mad (IRATE) = PIRATE: he takes “wrong” copies?
2 Waterford production sword includes a gramme (3,5)
CUT (G)LASS
Sword (CUT-LASS) includes “a gramme” (G) = CUT GLASS: Waterford production.
3 About to rip off the first mate finds some relief (8)
RE-PRI-EVE
About (RE) to “rip” off (PRI) first mate (EVE) finds = REPRIEVE: some relief.
4 One making do with farmer’s pen to record series of items (7)
STY-LIST
With “farmer’s pen” (STY) to record series of items (LIST) = STYLIST: one making “do”.
5 Strand about 50 to make things lighter (6)
B(L)EACH
Strand (B-EACH) about “fifty” (L) = BLEACH: to make things lighter.
6 Bet there is an offence breaking into firm (6)
C(A-SIN)O
Breaking into “firm” (C-O) an offence (A SIN) is = CASINO: bet there.
7 Couple of articles in Germany about saint and genius (8)
EIN(ST)EIN
Couple of articles in Germany (EIN-EIN) about “saint” (ST) and = EINSTEIN: genius.
14 Twenty losing head and heart (4)
-CORE
Twenty (S-CORE) losing head (-S, the head letter) and = CORE: heart.
16 Half of N. Ireland backed this country (4)
ERIN
Half of “N. Ire-land” (N-IRE) backed = ERIN: this country.
18 College poem revealing everything (8)
UNI-VERSE
College poem (UNI-VERSE) revealing = UNIVERSE: everything.
20 Eccentrics lacking a mate at dances (8)
ODD-BALLS
Lacking a mate (ODD) at “dances” (BALLS) = ODDBALLS: eccentrics.
21 Cut time taken to tie shoes, perhaps? (8)
LACE-RATE
Time taken to tie shoes, perhaps? (LACE-RATE) = LACERATE: cut.
23 He has one eye on mostly bike works? (7)
CYCL-OPS
Bike, ‘cycl-e’, mostly (CYCL-) works (OPS) = CYCLOPS: he has one eye on?
25 Stay informed and listen to critical young boxer, maybe (4,2)
KEEP UP
Critical young boxer, maybe (KEY PUP) listen to, and = KEEP UP: stay informed.
26 Upset Edward catching boat (6)
N(ARK)ED
Edward (N-ED) catching “boat” (ARK) = NARKED: upset.
28 Persist in puzzling errors (6)
-LINGER-
In “puzz-LING ER-rors” = LINGER: persist.