Posted by ilancaron on March 27th, 2011
Fruit farmer’s instruction to employees, we hear, offering some cash to Azeris? GO,PIK=”go pick” – there are a 100 gopiks in a manat in Azerbaijan.
Very brief beachwear creating bronzed look, good one TAN,G,A
Mordant press, quill mostly dreadfully yellow (10) IRON,LIQU,OR – LIQU=(quil[l])* – dyer’s mordant
Chaps fish leaving dock and aim endlessly for oily catch (8) MEN,HAD[dock],EN[d] – oily fish
Lateral route for Churchill, say, succeeded with Bevan? S,NYE – Canadian side channel. I assume this is ref Churchill, Manitoba. Nye was Aneurin Bevan’s nickname.
Like library books having a label on, ‘revised’ LOANABLE*
Traders heading for China and what’s excellent and special (6) C,RARE,S – trading vessels
They may be seen in anserine nests NENES – hidden &lit. Geese of the Hawaiian variety.
A shirt worn for e.g. tattie-howking? (6) HAIRST – (a shirt)* – Scots harvest.
Study cross that’s reversed, with a curse on it (6) DAM,NED – rev(den,mad)
Bedding material? Jokes, tucking end inside (5) JASPE – japes -> jaspe=”cloth with a shaded effect used for bedspreads”
Singular place for example turned over outfits GE,T UP,S – rev(s,put,eg)
Predatory insect – seven found in misshapen udder REDU(VII)D* – predaceous bug
Took food nicked from ship’s chill cabinet (4) FRIG[ate] – fridge
Fared badly in English or French escapade FREDA,IN,E – fared* – escapade in French
Cremation urn, I? Not this (variant thereof) CINERARIUM – (cremation urn I – not)*
Vow forgotten, it turns heart to harlot – HE,AS,T – archaic vow – “he” as “t” in heart -> tart
Arab trader perhaps, rum-runner of yesteryear? COPER – horse (Arab) trader and also illicit alcohol supplier
Spruce up and bend with injection of a varnisher’s resin (2 words) GUM S,AND,AR(A)CH – rev(smug=spruce)
You’ll find nothing encloses water that flows here (2 words) O,PEN S,EA=river
Mandarin may appear in this, with many trees covering old abode? PINY,IN – Chinese writing system. IN=inn
‘Pocketed’ animal? Men depict this running wild KOALA – wordplay? running wild=amok… so? Richard points out this is a comp. anag. (‘Pocketed’ animal)* == (men, depict, KOALA)*. Of course.
Treatment for arthritis: might subcontinental leader suggest this? (7) INDOCID – it’s an arthritic medicine and INDO is a geo-prefix for India but CID? Likewise Richard notes: CID=chief so…
Jump over settle, quite plain CLEAR – 4 meanings: each word contributes.
A Queen song, new one produced in early Feb? A,QU,ARIA,N – ref. the zodiac sign (Jan 21 to Feb 20)
E.g. one beginning to feel the effect of anaesthesia (6) NUMBER – two defs
Young ladies seen as absorbing love objects G(O)ALS – my last clue — though not that difficult really.
Egret’s mashed up, trapped in old-fashioned back shock absorber (2 words) ARRE(STER GE)AR – egrets* in ARREAR — interestingly also rev(egret’s) in ARREAR but that’s not the wordplay.
Matting set under plates? DENTURES*
Hospital stuff involving basket weaving or knitwear? H,OSIERY
Spaniel losing tail in snare SPRINGE[r] – snare, ref. Springer spaniel
City’s old native quarter in the middle – couple finally changing places MEDINA – middle=median->medina
There’s little money in writing, and it’s rarely stinted SCRI(M)P
Wilder (say) when one’s bottled? That may or may not be true of me! GEN(I)E – ref. Gene Wilder
Fish caught in trap I raised PIRAI – hidden, ferocious S. Am. river fish
Like some ancient books Kipling’s priest’s opening for Christmas EDDI,C – ref. Kipling’s Eddi’s Service.