Explanations: No. 14802 – Saturday, 9 Jun 2012
I hope you enjoyed today’s puzzle!
After the immense honour of continuing the Crosaire crossword for over seven months and playing a small part in the history of the great Crosaire tradition, I am afraid changes to my personal situation are demanding that I hand over the reins to another crossword compiler. I’d like to thank all the solvers who have given great feedback and support to me over the past several months.
Happy puzzling everyone,
1 Just one on tandem is doing this making U-turn (4-9)
Just one on tandem is doing this (BACK-PEDALLING) making U-turn (BACK-PEDALLING).
10 Bestowed war dead after revolution (7)
“War dead” after revolution = AWARDED: bestowed.
11 Plunkett’s novel city, leaderless gets one of the brass (7)
Plunkett’s novel city (S-TRUMPET) leaderless (-S, less the leading letter) gets = TRUMPET: one of the brass.
12 High flier finding this paper initially in Kildare (4)
In “Kildare” (K-E) this paper, ‘Irish Times’, initially (IT) finding = KITE: high flier.
13 Showed up with nothing for gemstone (5)
Showed up (CAME) with “nothing” (O) for = CAMEO: gemstone.
15 Heart essentially is minute in young seal (4)
In “young seal” (PU-P) minute (M) is = PUMP: heart, essentially.
17 Run into computer storage capacity (3)
Run into (RAM) computer storage capacity (RAM).
19 Father gets German money once in restructured loan (3,3)
In “restructured ‘loan” (OL-AN) German money once (DM) gets = OLD MAN: Father.
21 City for General Peron, of musical fame (6)
General (GEN) Peron, of musical fame (EVA) for = GENEVA: city.
22 Representing girl due money from some years back (7)
Representing “girl due” = GUILDER: money from some years back.
23 One way to meet man, an academic (4-2)
Man (HE) an academic (A DON) = HEAD-ON: one way to meet.
25 Backing me, with part of tree producing board (6)
Backing “me” (EM) with “part of tree” (BARK) producing = EMBARK: board.
27 Car crashed leaving bend (3)
“Car” crashed, leaving = ARC: bend.
29 Break down small piano (4)
Small (WEE) piano (P) = WEEP: break down.
30 Confuse theologian surrounded by beer (5)
Beer (A-LE) surrounding “theologian” (DD) = ADDLE: confuse.
31 I had each notion (4)
I had (I’D) each (EA) = IDEA: notion.
34 Gift from Hawaii certain to be used for time off work (7)
Gift from Hawaii (LEI) certain (SURE) to be used for = LEISURE: time off work.
35 Polite and yet punished again? (7)
Punished again (RE-FINED) and yet = REFINED: polite.
36 Let others be in charge and get surprise assignment on plane (4,1,4,4)
TAKE A-BACK SEAT
Surprise (TAKE ABACK) assignment on plane (SEAT) and get = TAKE A BACK SEAT: let others be in charge.
2 Commercial taped, edited and made fit (7)
Commercial (AD) “taped” edited (APTED) and = ADAPTED: made fit.
3 Initially Kremlin insider decides source isn’t serious (4)
Initially K-remlin (K) i-nsider (I) d-ecides (D) s-ource (S) = KIDS: isn’t serious.
4 Make well-liked terminal on organ (6)
Terminal (END) on “organ” (EAR) = ENDEAR: make well-liked.
5 Number of countries providing social worker at border (6)
Social worker (ANT) at “border” (HEM) providing = ANTHEM: number of countries.
6 First to log out from Yahoo! (4)
First to “l-og” (L) out (OUT) from = LOUT: yahoo.
7 Write up melody for movement from ‘The Planets’ (7)
Write, ‘pen’, up (NEP) melody (TUNE) for = NEPTUNE: movement from ‘The Planets’ (by Gustav Holst)
8 Wrongly attack who’ll be in a desperate situation (4,2,3,4)
BACK TO THE WALL
Wrongly “attack who’ll be” = BACK TO THE WALL: in a desperate situation.
9 Pets retreat? (4,9)
“Pets” is the word STEP written BACKWARDS = STEP BACKWARDS: retreat.
14 Mother left with fat duck (7)
Mother (MA) left (L) with “fat” (LARD) = MALLARD: duck.
16 One trailed was victorious grabbing silver (5)
Was victorious (W-ON) grabbing “silver” (AG) = WAGON: one trailed.
18 Makes waves according to thousands (5)
According to (PER) thousand-s (M-S) = PERMS: makes waves.
20 Sister not one mentioned (3)
Not one (NONE) mentioned = NUN: sister.
21 Gosh, a letter! (3)
Gosh! (GEE!) a letter (GEE).
24 Couple of articles written about terrible crime seen in country (7)
Couple of “articles” (A-A) written about “terrible ‘crime’” (MERIC) seen in = AMERICA: country.
26 Father goes back and forth around study finding extras (7)
Father, ‘Da’, goes back and forth (AD-DA) around “study” (DEN) finding = ADDENDA: extras.
27 Often it’s buy, call or save, slowly or quickly for example (6)
Often it’s “buy”, “call” or “save” (AD-VERB, verb used in advertising) = ADVERB: “slowly” or “quickly”, for example.
28 Priest exhibits bogus relic over a century (6)
Bogus “relic” (CLERI) over “a century” (C) exhibits = CLERIC: priest.
32 You will, say this Christmas (4)
You will (YOU’LL) say this = YULE: Christmas.
33 Oddly leaving buffoons to find fantastic craft (4)
Buffoons (b-U-f-F-o-O-n-S) oddly leaving, the odd letters leave, to find = UFOS: fantastic craft.