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AZED No. 2,003 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on October 24th, 2010

The Trafites.

Nick:  Fairly easy AZED this week – albeit with the usual Scottish words nobody has heard of :)

Legend to solution comments:
* = anagram.
< = word reversed.

Across
4. Fool bagging pool – it leads to precursor of law on contract (9)
ASSUMPSIT (SUMP in ASS)+IT
11. Bit of old weaponry with which fool historically captures Gascon town (7)
FAUCHON AUCH(Gascon town) in FON
12. Squat mass fight in St Quentin? (4)
RUCK three definitions RUCK1, RUCK4, one cryptic (St. Quentin=prison, RUCK3)
13. Our lost ex-PM turning fat (4)
FLAB [Arthur] BALF(our)<
14. Electronically linked group dispense with line? (6)
USENET USE+NET
the proper name for the Internet newsgroup system
15. Feature of the Alban hills? Lovely fairy seen in open dancing (8)
PEPERINO PERI in (OPEN*)
17. It had force of law in old Russia, as replacing shower in republic there? (5)
UKASE AS replacing RAIN in UKRAINE
19. Cloudy in e.g. Genoa? The Scots disperse (5)
SCAIL C in SAIL(genoa is a type of sail)
21. Daughter, crazy about love with chap, Chinese (10)
WOMAN-CHILD WILD around (O+MAN+CH(inese))
22. E.g. Long John Silver, swilling some bitter (10)
TIMBER-TOES (SOME BITTER)*
shiver me’ timbers
24. Kiwi confined to region but not on inside (5)
ENZED ENZ(on)ED
pronouncation of the letters ‘NZ’, hence kiwi
26. Source of jute substitute, in texture napless (5)
URENA hidden: textURE NApless
28. Ordinary soldiers holding pouch for rifles (8)
RANSACKS SAC in RANKS
30. Piano song, new: Marble Like China (6)
PARIAN P+ARIA+N
31. Glim one consumed in manse’s kitchen? (4)
BUAT A in BUT(scottish kitchen)
glim=lantern=buat(see bowat)
32. Matter involving pounds, advantageous (4)
PLUS L(libra) in PUS
33. One gripped by greed, mistaken as disorder (7)
DERANGE AN in (GREED*)
34. Contrariwise, fell younger viburnum (9, 2 words)
ROSE ELDER opposite words of FELL and YOUNGER
Down
1. One causing diversion at Troon maybe, out of touch on the greens? (9)
OFF-PUTTER OFF+PUTTER
Scottish word hence ‘Troon’ and the pun on golf
2. Valley for river, Dee, leading to ploughed lea (4)
DALE D+(LEA*)
3. Native American? His woman losing son initially hugs father (6)
QUAPAW PA in (s)QUAW
5. Poet’s bright extract from verses he recited (5)
SHERE hidden: verseS HE REcited
Spenserian word=sheer
6. Hermit toils laboriously, following heretical doctrine (10)
SOLITARIAN (TOILS*)+ARIAN
7. Girl admits love for chef’s pastes (5)
MISOS O in MISS
8. After wild caper the woman’s requiring one to deliver homily (8)
PREACHER (CAPER*)+HER
9. Antelope: South African may show chart of a – - migrating (4)
SUNI composite anagram: remove the letters of ‘CHART OF A’ from ‘SOUTH AFRICAN’ leaves (SUIN)*
10. I get cold round end of piste on which toboggans run (7, 2 words)
ICE HILL I+CHILL around (pist)E
14. Accidental marriage, loveless – cared for thereafter (10)
UNINTENDED UNI(o)N+TENDED
16. Art models posed for piece of great art once (9, 2 words)
OLD MASTER (ART MODELS)*
18. Detox? Amen – stand up for it (8)
SOBERISE SOBEIT with RISE replacing IT
20. Gypsy element dominating salon’s centrepiece (7)
ZINCALO ZINC+(sALOn)
23. Dunces playing all on the same side (6)
SECUND (DUNCES)*
25. Infatuation after date was compelling of old (5)
DRAVE D+RAVE
old past tense of drive
26. Doubtful number having come out? Lost interest (5)
USURE U(n)SURE
27. It roamed the plains of Europe- or primitive America? (4)
URUS the prefix UR- (primitive)+US
ancient wild ox of Europe (see AUROCHS)
29. Caught by hawk, a guileless ground-dwelling bird (4)
KAGU hidden: hawK A GUileless

5 Responses to “AZED No. 2,003 Plain”

  1. David Mansell says:

    In 12 across St Quentin should really be San Quentin. Saint Quentin is a French town.

  2. The trafites says:

    Thanks David, I never noticed that when doing it, maybe as ‘Quentin’ immediately reminded me of the prison – but ‘san’ is Spanish for ‘saint’…

    Nick

  3. REGALIZE says:

    Whit, huv ye no heard o a wee but and ben? (from the song A Wee doch-an-doris). We dont all live in Oxford you know!
    From a ‘nobody’.

  4. David Mansell says:

    I know “san” is the Spanish for “saint” but nobody would write St Francis for San Francisco, would they?

  5. REGALIZE says:

    David, I agree with you here. ‘San’ iso ‘St’ would have made more sense – but, hey, this is AZED – solvability is not the issue! (There goes my alternative clue entries)

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