Explanations: No. 14796 – Saturday, 2 Jun 2012

Sun, Jun 3, 2012, 23:59

   

I hope you enjoyed this weekend’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
1 Seventies music set to run out for Lidl, perhaps (8,5)
DISCO-OUNT STORE
Seventies music (DISCO) “set to run” out (UNT STORE) for = DISCOUNT STORE: Lidl, perhaps.
10 Freezing getting one to Clare and County Longford (3-4)
I-CE-CO-LD
One (I) to “Clare” (CE) and “county” (CO) Longford (LD) getting = ICE-COLD: freezing.
11 Swaggering display from her supporter against such a fuss (7)
BRA-V-ADO
Her supporter (BRA) against (V) such a fuss (ADO) from = BRAVADO: swaggering display.
12 Church losing the Spanish fellow (4)
CHAP-
Church (CAHP-EL) losing “the” Spanish (-EL) = CHAP: fellow.
13 Hands over tournament favourites on the radio (5)
CEDES
Tournament favourites (SEEDS) on the radio = CEDES: hands over.
15 Caution the North after conflict (4)
WAR-N
After “conflict” (WAR) the North (N) = WARN: caution.
17 Openings for server ending this part of the match (3)
S-E-T
Openings for s-erver (S) e-nding (E) t-his (T) = SET: part of the match.
19 Wrong result for one out of four (6)
ULSTER
Wrong “result” for = ULSTER: one out of four.
21 First to get a way into the aristocracy (6)
G-ENTRY
First to “g-et” (G) a way into (ENTRY) = GENTRY: the aristocracy.
22 Saying little of the congregation admitting scam (7)
LA(CON)IC
Of the congregation (LA-IC) admitting “scam” (CON) = LACONIC: saying little.
23 Not straight but quirky wit with pen (6)
TWI-STY
Quirky “wit” (TWI) with “pen” (STY) but = TWISTY: not straight.
25 He brings message from Rome for sister close to a hundred and ten (6)
NUN-C-IO
Sister (NUN) close to “a hundred” and “ten” (C-IO) for = NUNCIO: he brings message from Rome.
27 Thank you for waiting to get some advice (3)
TIP
Thank you for waiting (TIP) to get “some advice” (TIP).
29 Magazine articles about where to get privacy in pub (4)
SNUG
Magazine articles (GUNS) about = SNUG: where to get privacy in pub.
30 Posed with article tempting one (5)
SAT-AN
Posed (SAT) with “article” (AN) = SATAN: tempting one.
31 Family turns to east to see goddess (4)
NIK-E
Family, ‘kin’, turns (NIK) to “east” (E) to see = NIKE: goddess.
34 Soon producing a piece of mackerel on greens (7)
-ERELONG-
A piece of “mack-EREL ON G-reens” producing = ERELONG: soon.
35 A graduate following a liberal one with an opening statement? (3,4)
A-LI B-A-BA
A liberal (A LIB) followed by “a graduate” (A BA) = ALI BABA: one with an opening statement? (open sesame!).
36 Something done to offset ringing up a sale, maybe (13)
COUNTER-ACTION
Ringing up a sale, maybe (COUNTER ACTION) = COUNTERACTION: something done to offset.

Down
2 At one hundred paces deployed ones in pole positions (7)
I-C-ECAPS
At “one” “hundred” (I-C) “paces” deployed (ECAPS) = ICECAPS: ones in pole positions.
3 Farmers association? It’s for the birds! (4)
Farmers association (CO-OP) = COOP: it’s for the birds.
4 Resurrects some lingerie? (6)
UN-DIES
Resurrects? (UN-DIES) = UNDIES: some lingerie.
5 Qualified in Isle of Man race for iPad, maybe (6)
T(ABLE)T
In “Isle of Man race” (T-T) qualified (ABLE) for = TABLET: iPad, maybe.
6 Essay about a server’s burden (4)
TR(A)Y
Essay (TR-Y) about “a” (A) = TRAY: server’s burden.
7 Show more flexibility and study at apartment (7)
READ-APT
Study (READ) at “apartment” (APT) and = READAPT: show more flexibility.
8 6S, then say 7S 8S 9S …? (13)
VI-S-COUNT-ESSES
6S (VI-S) then say 7S 8S 9S …? (COUNT ESSES) = VISCOUNTESSES.
9 Glad you cannot become part of 19-across (6,7)
COUNTY DONEGAL
“Glad you cannot” become = COUNTY DONEGAL: part of ULSTER.
14 Money banked is put back into store (7)
DEPO(SI)T
Into “store” (DEPO-T) “is” put back (SI) = DEPOSIT: money banked.
16 Wagers about fifty big shots? (5)
BE(L)TS
Wagers (BE-TS) about “fifty” (L) = BELTS: big shots (of whiskey, say).
18 Happen again to see about miserable dog (5)
RE-CUR
About (RE) miserable dog (CUR) to see = RECUR: happen again.
20 Oddly lacking in greasy fish (3)
-R-A-Y
In “greasy” (g-R-e-A-s-Y) oddly lacking (remove the odd letters) = RAY: fish.
21 This can come with it from a card game (3)
GIN
This can come with it (GIN and It, the drink) from “a card game” (GIN).
24 Sort of routine yet to be delivered (2,5)
IN UTERO
Sort of “routine” (IN UTERO) = IN UTERO: yet to be delivered.
26 Stylish in the past somewhere in America (7)
CHIC-AGO
Stylish (CHIC) in the past (AGO) = CHICAGO: somewhere in America.
27 The first fish can do this to fishing line (6)
T-ANGLE
“T-he” first (T) fish (ANGLE) = TANGLE: can do this to fishing line.
28 Criticise a mother country (6)
PAN-A-MA
Criticise a mother (PAN A MA) = PANAMA: country.
32 Distributed an issue about the West (4)
SO(W)N
An issue (SO-N) about “the West” (W) = SOWN: distributed.
33 Bond’s boss gets interest from money maker (4)
M-INT
(James) Bond’s boss (M) gets “interest” (INT) from = MINT: money maker.