# Explanations: No. 14790 – Saturday, 26 May 2012

Sun, May 27, 2012, 23:59

I hope you enjoyed this weekend’s puzzle!

Roy

Across
1 Where to get information and sit? (7,6)
VI(SIT)OR CENTRE
“SIT” is at the CENTRE of the word VISITOR = VISITOR CENTRE: where to get information.
10 Gut reaction I get checked regularly by doctor? (7)
I’M-PULSE
I get checked regularly by doctor? (I’M PULSE) = IMPULSE: gut reaction.
11 A thousand outdated eggs from the country (7)
M-OLD-OVA
A thousand (M) outdated (OLD) eggs (OVA) from = MOLDOVA: the country.
12 Bring around some cable shortly (4)
COAX
Some cable (COAXIAL) shortly = COAX: bring around.
13 Vehicle, at 100 points (5)
CAR-AT
Vehicle (CAR) at (AT) = CARAT: 100 points (the jeweller’s measurements).
15 Company providing do (4)
CO-IF
Company (CO) providing (IF) = COIF: do.
17 Firmed up where one is going to film? (3)
SET
Firmed up (SET) where one is going to film? (SET).
19 Without a commercial for tuberculosis that’s decent? (3,3)
Without a commercial for tuberculosis? (NO TB AD) that’s = NOT BAD: decent.
21 Boa finally set free one a little higher than you in a tree? (6)
A-UNTIE
“Bo-a” finally (A) set free (UNTIE) = AUNTIE: one a little higher than you in a (family) tree.
22 One hundred in the past taking it out of vanity (7)
C-ONCE-IT
One hundred (C) in the past (ONCE) taking “it” (IT) out of = CONCEIT: vanity.
23 They might be mad turning up bits of code (6)
DASHES
They might be mad (DASHES) turning up “bits of code” (DASHES).
25 Nice to hear 50-100 breaking into song by Jedward, maybe (6)
DU(LC)ET
Breaking into “song by Jedward, maybe” (DU-ET) 50-100 (L-C) = DULCET: nice to hear.
27 Command for dog to be heard, for instance (3)
B-EG
To “be” heard (B) for instance (EG) = BEG: command for dog.
29 Circle back to find hotel facility (4)
POOL
Circle (LOOP) back, to find = POOL: hotel facility.
30 In favour of an end to key initial venture? (5)
FOR-A-Y
In favour of (FOR) an end to “ke-y” (A Y) = FORAY: initial venture.
31 Wild animal using both ends of our road? (4)
BO-AR
Using both ends of our road, ‘bothar’ (BO & AR) = BOAR: wild animal.
34 Get straight out of a French dance from the sixties (7)
UN-TWIST
“A” French (UN) dance from the sixties (TWIST) out of = UNTWIST: get straight.
35 Overshadow parts of film caught up in eastern ecstasy (7)
E(CLIPS)E
Caught up in “eastern” “ecstasy” (E-E) parts of film (CLIPS) = ECLIPSE: overshadow.
36 He attacks the little money about for one in care of court (6,7)
CENT-RE FOR-WARD
The little money (CENT) about (RE) for (FOR) one in care of court (WARD) = CENTRE FORWARD: he attacks.

Down
2 Replacement part, maybe it contains minute blueprint? (7)
I(M-PLAN)T
It (I-T) contains “minute” “blueprint” (M-PLAN) = IMPLANT: replacement part, maybe.
3 Lay off one led the wrong way (4)
I-DLE
One (I) “led” the wrong way (DLE) = IDLE: lay off.
4 Some shows work, at times (6)
OP-ERAS
Work (OP) at “times” (ERAS) = OPERAS: some shows.
5 Fighting with company doctor in attendance (6)
CO-MB-AT
With “company” (CO) doctor (MB) in attendance (AT) = COMBAT: fighting.
6 Zero East African water supply (4)
NIL-E
Zero (NIL) East (E) = NILE: African water supply.
7 Expose and destroy Aussie bounder, a tipster (4,3)
ROO-T OUT
Aussie bounder (ROO) a tipster (TOUT) = ROOT OUT: expose and destroy.
8 A saint livened up can’t change (7,2,4)
VINCENT DE PAUL
“Livened up can’t” change = VINCENT DE PAUL: a saint.
9 LL (4-9)
HALF-CENTURIES
L (FIFTY) L (FIFTY) = HALF-CENTURIES.
14 One saving for rent’s first to secure representation (7)
R-ESCUER
“R-ent’s” first (R) to “secure” representation (ESCUER) for = RESCUER: one saving.
16 Stood up to drink before bed, maybe upset (5)
FACED
Drink before bed, maybe (DECAF) upset = FACED: stood up to.
18 Dancer dresses first in training uniform then ugly suit (5)
T-U-T-U-S
First in t-raining (T) u-niform (U) t-hen (T) u-gly (U) s-uit (S) = TUTUS: dancer dresses.
20 Affairs for a couple in Spain (3)
DOS
Affairs (DOS) for a couple, ‘two’, in Spain (DOS).
21 Relief finding article I had (3)
A-I’D
Article (A) I had (I’D) finding = AID: relief.
24 Little fellow flying combat mission around hospital (7)
S(H)ORTIE
Flying combat mission (S-ORTIE) around “hospital” (H) = SHORTIE: little fellow.
26 Axe inclusion of light gas in conductive metal (7)
C(H)OPPER
In “conductive metal” (C-OPPER) inclusion of “light gas, ‘hydrogen’” (H) = CHOPPER: axe.
27 Nerve shown by one with message, maybe (6)
BOTTLE
Nerve (BOTTLE) shown by “one with message, maybe” (BOTTLE).
28 Look intently at young man, last to go for shady spot (6)
GAZE-BO-
Look intently (GAZE) at young man, ‘bo-y’, last to go (BO-) for = GAZEBO: shady spot.
32 Unlimited Japanese religion provides help for the puzzled (4)
-HINT-
Japanese religion (S-HINT-O) unlimited (drop the limiting letters, the S & O) provides = HINT: help for the puzzled.
33 Current fairy tale villain heading north (4)
FLOW