Explanations: No. 14796 – Saturday, 2 Jun 2012
I hope you enjoyed this weekend’s puzzle!
1 Seventies music set to run out for Lidl, perhaps (8,5)
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)
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)
Her supporter (BRA) against (V) such a fuss (ADO) from = BRAVADO: swaggering display.
12 Church losing the Spanish fellow (4)
Church (CAHP-EL) losing “the” Spanish (-EL) = CHAP: fellow.
13 Hands over tournament favourites on the radio (5)
Tournament favourites (SEEDS) on the radio = CEDES: hands over.
15 Caution the North after conflict (4)
After “conflict” (WAR) the North (N) = WARN: caution.
17 Openings for server ending this part of the match (3)
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)
Wrong “result” for = ULSTER: one out of four.
21 First to get a way into the aristocracy (6)
First to “g-et” (G) a way into (ENTRY) = GENTRY: the aristocracy.
22 Saying little of the congregation admitting scam (7)
Of the congregation (LA-IC) admitting “scam” (CON) = LACONIC: saying little.
23 Not straight but quirky wit with pen (6)
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)
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)
Thank you for waiting (TIP) to get “some advice” (TIP).
29 Magazine articles about where to get privacy in pub (4)
Magazine articles (GUNS) about = SNUG: where to get privacy in pub.
30 Posed with article tempting one (5)
Posed (SAT) with “article” (AN) = SATAN: tempting one.
31 Family turns to east to see goddess (4)
Family, ‘kin’, turns (NIK) to “east” (E) to see = NIKE: goddess.
34 Soon producing a piece of mackerel on greens (7)
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 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)
Ringing up a sale, maybe (COUNTER ACTION) = COUNTERACTION: something done to offset.
2 At one hundred paces deployed ones in pole positions (7)
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)
Resurrects? (UN-DIES) = UNDIES: some lingerie.
5 Qualified in Isle of Man race for iPad, maybe (6)
In “Isle of Man race” (T-T) qualified (ABLE) for = TABLET: iPad, maybe.
6 Essay about a server’s burden (4)
Essay (TR-Y) about “a” (A) = TRAY: server’s burden.
7 Show more flexibility and study at apartment (7)
Study (READ) at “apartment” (APT) and = READAPT: show more flexibility.
8 6S, then say 7S 8S 9S …? (13)
6S (VI-S) then say 7S 8S 9S …? (COUNT ESSES) = VISCOUNTESSES.
9 Glad you cannot become part of 19-across (6,7)
“Glad you cannot” become = COUNTY DONEGAL: part of ULSTER.
14 Money banked is put back into store (7)
Into “store” (DEPO-T) “is” put back (SI) = DEPOSIT: money banked.
16 Wagers about fifty big shots? (5)
Wagers (BE-TS) about “fifty” (L) = BELTS: big shots (of whiskey, say).
18 Happen again to see about miserable dog (5)
About (RE) miserable dog (CUR) to see = RECUR: happen again.
20 Oddly lacking in greasy fish (3)
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)
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)
Sort of “routine” (IN UTERO) = IN UTERO: yet to be delivered.
26 Stylish in the past somewhere in America (7)
Stylish (CHIC) in the past (AGO) = CHICAGO: somewhere in America.
27 The first fish can do this to fishing line (6)
“T-he” first (T) fish (ANGLE) = TANGLE: can do this to fishing line.
28 Criticise a mother country (6)
Criticise a mother (PAN A MA) = PANAMA: country.
32 Distributed an issue about the West (4)
An issue (SO-N) about “the West” (W) = SOWN: distributed.
33 Bond’s boss gets interest from money maker (4)
(James) Bond’s boss (M) gets “interest” (INT) from = MINT: money maker.