Posted by ilancaron on July 31st, 2011
8 K,ABAB – rev(baba=cake)
13 RU(R,[t]ITANIA)N – ref. mythical Ruritania which is excitingly romantic and ref. Queen Titania. Two runs: run=spell and r=run.
14 INTERCUTS – (cruet, tins)*
15 TONGUE-IN-CHEEK – e in (knee-touching)*
16 HUSSY – us in shy*. I suppose an &lit.
19 OOSE – fluff in Scotland — replace n=noon in one with os=oversize=very large.
20 SEMI – hidden in house mice (though I’ve found house mice are usually hidden in the semi)
22 CRAB – three meanings: ref. crab-louse.
25 OCH[r]E – hockey. And ochre=money.
27 MATT[e/hew] – I think this is right. Since matte is dull and matt[hew] is the book in the bible (much read I suppose). So doubly abridged?
28 HARAM – rev(marah = bitterness)
30 PROTOCHOR,DATA – (torch poor)* and “facts provided” = data
33 PERICL(IN)E[s] – “twinning in feldspars” (thus rocky). Took me a while to decode the wordplay but it does hang together after all. Ref. Pericles and IN=fashionable.
34 EVISCER,ATE – service*. ATE=annoying. And means “draw”.
35 RO,ARY* – too bright in Scotland (does that ever happen there?). rev(or=gold)
36 ANTAR – hidden. It’s a cave and Caliban probably lived in a cave so &lit but my Tempest knowledge is sketchy.
1 FRO*,T(H,H)OPPER – I think the clue had a typo: should have read: “Cercopid jumping for hands inside hat” — see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Froghopper which refers to Cercopidae.
2 AU(ROU[sing])S – univalent gold (thus “gold of a kind”)
3 TRANSE[pt] – aisle in Scots.
4 WINGS – two meanings
5 VANES,SA – butterfly. VANES=wings, rev(as)
6 ANTI(PATH,IS)T – path,is in titan*.
9 ANCHOR – to stop or rest. Move first letter of rancho=traveler’s hut to end.
10 BLUE – two meanings. Ref. “blue in one’s face” and also means “squander”.
12 BASKE[d],TMAKER – market*
18 ATTONCE – rather a tough clue. Sam=Spenserian together it turns out as does ATTONCE. And wordplay is: (t, one-act)*.
23 A,RAF(A)T – he won the Nobel peace prize with Rabin (interestingly, both are now dead). RAFT=crowd.
24 BAT(A)TA – US yam. BATTA is “allowance in addition to ordinary pay”
26 CREDO – hidden in “sacred offices” and it’s part of the mass.
29 ADO,RN – RN = Royal Navy thus sailors and deck switching meanings to ADORN. Nice clue.
31 ORCA – our sea monster. but don’t see word play? “Sea monster, not down but up – abandon ship!”. Actually I just saw this as we go to press: namely, it’s rev((across=not down) – (ss=ship))! nice clue actually.
32 CLIO – two meanings. Ref. the muse CLIO and also “whales’ food”