Posted by nmsindy on September 10th, 2009
I found this extremely tough, to say the least, setter made tremendous effort to use meanings of words that gave consistent surface readings. Solving time, 73 mins.
* = anagram < = reversed
5 PA (ap<) PAY (cough up) A a.p. = ante prandium (before a meal from Latin – used on prescriptions).
7 BUR ROWER rub<
9 JIM “gym” C (college) LARK (play about). F1 Racing Driver killed in accident in 1968.
10 Lawrence OATES (set = prepared a o – first letters)< With the clue perhaps literally describing what happened the Antarctic explorer who perished there in 1912
11 L (“led with” left) oUR Enry boxing = containment (hidden) indicator
12 TEWKESBURY (buyers wet k = start to knock)*
13 CRYSTAL PA LACE (past Lycra)*
16 PROS Conference IUTTO (it out)*
19 TUCK Double definition pinch = tuck = hamper, I think
21 BROOD “brewed”
22 R E (D-LIG)HT (th(gild)e R)< gild = association housing is containment indicator R = Revenue’s capital
23 DARK AGES (Grade As k = last letter of Jack)*
24 TEEN’S spraY
1 MAL(I)BU I = internet’s no 1 (first letter) in (album)*
2 B (A) S ALT
3 ARB ORE TA bra<
4 HO (T TU) B
6 ARCHERY “Sport getting a new ball, with rule lifted”. Got this from definition (sport) and have confirmed on website. Do not understand the wordplay.
7 BAKE (WELL) (TAR) TS (basket)*
8 ELSTREE Studio Meryl Streep less lines (ry = railway) and outside letters (‘unconfined’)
13 CEREB RA (be rec)<
14 T (HIRD) AG E Dame Thora Hird
15 A Shovel TRID stablE (dirt)<
17 STOCK(port) Y
18 OD(D)I TwentY
20 C (O-HOS)T Soho<