Explanations: No. 14792 – Tuesday, 29 May 2012
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8 It transmits currency accepted by Poles (6)
Poles (N-N) accepting “currency” (EURO) = NEURON: it transmits.
9 Like time for sub taking exam (8)
Sub (TEMP) taking “exam” (ORAL) for = TEMPORAL: like time.
10 It takes a long time to tell there’s an oxygen or nitrogen reversal (4)
An oxygen or nitrogen (A GAS) reversal, there’s = SAGA: it takes a long time to tell.
11 Somewhat hampers and slows additional signs? (10)
Somewhat “h-AMPERS AND S-lows” = AMPERSANDS: additional signs?
12 Coward’s spirit is first to become flexible? (6)
First to “b-ecome” (B) flexible (LITHE) is = BLITHE: (Noel) Coward’s “Spirit” (a reference to his famous play, “Blithe Spirit”).
14 Not quite prepared for outcome of division (8)
“Not quite” prepared, for = QUOTIENT: outcome of division.
15 Euro & F? (7,2,6)
CAPITAL OF FRANCE
Euro (CAPITAL OF FRANCE) & “F” (CAPITAL OF FRANCE).
18 It looks different against stone (8)
Against (CONTRA) stone (ST) = CONTRAST: it looks different.
20 Maintain member split beer (6)
Beer (AL-E) split by “member” (LEG) = ALLEGE: maintain.
22 Where to compete for people with a bit of education (10)
People (RACE) with “a bit of education” (COURSE) for = RACECOURSE: where to compete.
24 Top copy, a sign of the times? (4)
Copy (APE) a sign of the times, multiplication? (X) = APEX: top.
25 Slender in some footwear and apparel (8)
In “some footwear” (CLO-G) slender (THIN) and = CLOTHING: apparel.
26 Shake in court where one can hang (6)
In “court” (C-T) shake (LOSE) = CLOSET: where one can hang (clothes).
1 Remember to match bet again (6)
To match bet, in poker say (CALL) again (RE-CALL) = RECALL: remember.
2 Turf from Clare arboretum (4)
From “cl-ARE A-rboretum” = AREA: turf.
3 Shortly one arrived with artist being shot (2,6)
Shortly “on-e” (ON) arrived (CAME) with “artist” (RA) = ON CAMERA: being shot.
4 Kitties upset no more! (4)
Kitties (POTS) upset = STOP: no more!
5 It’s in development more by design (6)
“More by” design = EMBRYO: it’s in development.
6 On top of everything else it’s almost completely toll around Dublin or Belfast (2,3,2,3)
Almost completely “tol-l” (TO-L) around “Dublin or Belfast” (CAPITAL) it’s = TO CAP IT ALL: on top of everything else.
7 Derisive of sound enveloping a road (8)
Of sound (S-ONIC) enveloping “a road” (A RD) = SARDONIC: derisive.
13 Apt ranking for this clue? (10)
This is clue no. 13, so an apt “ranking” is THIRTEENTH.
14 Give up carrying round ring (5)
Give up (QU-IT) carrying “round” (O) = QUOIT: ring.
16 Can be cultivated about party that’s charming (8)
Can be cultivated (A-RABLE) about “party” (DO) that’s = ADORABLE: charming.
17 A little fire shown by sgt, maybe for dance (8)
A little fire (FLAME) shown by “sgt, maybe” (NCO) for = FLAMENCO: dance.
19 Very small volume accompanying N-Z I see announced (6)
Volume accompanying N-Z, ‘A-M’ (A TO M) “I see” announced (IC) = ATOMIC: very small.
21 Oh, wow! It’s a horse! (3-3)
Oh! (GEE) wow! (GEE) it’s = GEE-GEE: a horse.
23 Latest thing to show anger (4)
Latest thing (RAGE) to show anger (RAGE).
24 Really excited to see precious metal go back (4)
Precious metal, ‘silver’ (AG) “go” back (OG) to see = AGOG: really excited.