Posted by shuchi on August 6th, 2010
A mix of simple and tricky clues, with uniformly clean surfaces. Specially enjoyed the devious definition in 19A.
1 GARLIC L (leaf) in (CIGAR)*. I’ve not seen leaf = L before but Collins online lists it.
5 REFUSE RE-FUSE (put back together). Styx puts the word ‘put’, which serves in the active as well as passive voice, to good use in this clue.
9 TIRING OUT I (one) RING (call), in TOUT (solicitor)
10 BOOTH BOOT (footwear) H (hospital)
11 EXTRUDED EXTRA (part-time actor) – A + (DUDE)*
12 DECREE DECREASE (contract) – AS. Good clue.
14 INDONESIAN ONE’S in INDIAN (another Asian)
15 VETS dd
17 TORE STORE (shop) with its front removed
19 FOR EXAMPLE FOREX (foreign exchange) AMPLE (great size)
22 RUNWAY RUNAWAY (absconder) – A
23 PACIFIER IF (allowing) I (one), in PACER (racehorse)
25 NIECE E (ecstasy) in NICE (attractive)
26 EARTHSTAR EAR (sensor) (THATS)* R (river)
27 ISOPOD IS O[pen] POD (school, as in group of aquatic mammals). Slater is a multi-legged woodlouse.
28 WADERS (RED)< in WAS
2 AERATED A [tyr]E RATED (evaluated)
3 LINGUINI LING (fish), I (one) in UNI (Oxford, say)
4 CLOSED SHOP (DO LESS)* in CHOP (meat)
5 RATE hidden in ‘choiR AT Eisteddfod’
6 FIBRES FIB (tell a story) RES (research)
7 SCOURGE S (small) CO (business) URGE (drive)
8 SHEEPSHEARER EPs (records) HEAR (judge), in SHEER (unqualified). It took me all of the crossings to get this.
9 THE BITTER END HE (male) BITTER (savage), in TEND (nurse)
13 CAMERA CREW CAME (arrived) (RACER)* W[illiams]
16 VANISHED VAN (vehicle) I (one) SHED (given way)
18 RANGERS R (run) ANGERS (nettles). Rangers are vehicles for long-distance travel.
20 PAINTER dd. A painter is a line attached to the bow of a boat for tying it up. I’m not wholly convinced about ‘one who draws’ – a painter might paint without drawing.
21 CAME UP dd
24 FEUD DUE (outstanding) F (fine), all reversed