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AZED No. 2,046 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on August 21st, 2011

The Trafites.

Nick:  Typical AZED this week, which I rate 6/10 on the ‘Azedian’ hardness scale.

Luckily no PD clues for me to fail on ;)

I have two queries; Why the MCG in 1dn, and what does the surface reading mean in 35ac?

Across
2. Tatty condition, see, in coats reversed with endless skill (11)
SCRUFFINESS (C[see] in (FURS<))+FINESS(e)
10. Go quickly round hospital adjoining university square (5)
UNHIP (NIP around H) after U
11. Nameless person just after coming into some money (6)
ANONYM (ON in ANY)+M
13. Those who bewail a sermon that’s rambling (7)
MOANERS (A SERMON)*
14. Crack hookah, maybe, producing unpleasant smell, no good (4)
BONG BO+NG
15. Bird, a second one’s flipped about (7)
TINAMOU MO[a second] in (UNIT<)
16. Roux’s a bit scatty – pureed bananas indeed! (6)
EPERDU (PUREED)*
French word meaning ‘distracted’, hence the ref. to ‘Roux’
18. E.g. old scoffs like this may be boiled eggs, mashed (5)
GIBES composite anagram; BOILED EGGS minus E.G. OLD = (BIEGS)*
20. Gossips in casual footwear (8)
SNEAKERS cdd
not really sure Chambers confims a ‘sneaker’ is a ‘gossip’
22. Greyish clothes turned soak down-at-heel (8)
SLATTERY SLATY around (RET<)
clever use of the word ‘clothes’ to mean ‘going around’
25. Sort of barbie party held by Jonathan and Gill together (5)
HANGI hidden: jonatHAN GIll
27. Ericaceous shrub completely surrounded by surface layer of rock (6)
SALLAL ALL in SAL(see ‘sial’)
29. Heads away from unpretentious knees-up supplying most of one’s needs? (7)
ONESTOP (h)ONEST (h)OP
31. Allowance half cut – change in Riga (4)
LATI LATI(tude)(see under ‘LAT²’)
32. How early church council’s described last of wine in Cana after transformation (7)
NICAEAN ((win)E IN CANA)*
33. Long walk or run breaking records (6)
TRAPES R in TAPES; alt. sp. to ‘traipse’
34. Breather before start of extra horse training (5)
LUNGE LUNG+E
35. Extract from Meyerbeer in Acacia Whirligig? (11, 2 words)
WATER BEETLE (mey)ERBEE(r) in WATTLE;’whirligig’ being the definition
not sure what the surface reading of this clue means?
Down
1. Tail-end – boshter bowling – duck bagged: does it signal suspension of play at the MCG? (11)
BUMBERSHOOT BUM+(O in BOSHTER*)
not sure why Melborne Cricket Ground here, as ‘bumbershoot’ is US slang for an umbrella?
2. One who’s this takes in new pair of spectacles? (6)
SNOOPY N+OO[specs] in SPY; self referential type clue
3. Potato disease seen in some ignoring rotation (7, 2 words)
RING ROT hidden: ingnoRING ROTation
unusal as the hidden parts are complete words without a split
4. United, formerly restricted, change dramatically (5)
UPEND U+PEND
5. Air in e.g. Capri the old enjoyed through good luck (8)
FORTUNED TUNE in FORD(capri!)
6. Tasty little fish fit, seasonal – number placed in oven (6)
INANGA (IN[fit]+(N in AGA[oven])
7. It suddenly brightens late period of year, start of autumn (4)
NOVA NOV+A
8. Nurse Brown indicating colour code? (7, 2 words)
E NUMBER EN+UMBER; Enrolled Nurse
9. Young product of sets, boys bursting with energy? (5)
SYBOE (BOYS*)+E; set=bulb/tuber=onion
12. Love in confusion overturned very old claret glasses (11)
MOUSSELINES (O in MUSS)+(SENILE<)
17. Weep, being blue about inscription on grave turning up (8)
PERSPIRE PERSE around (R.I.P.<)
19. Wild cateran causes damage in plantation (7, 2 words)
CANE RAT (CATERAN*)
this clue shouts ‘anagram’
21. Ceremonial robe and headdress one put on as in Roman times (7)
KELLAUT KELL+A+UT(Latin(Roman times) ‘as’)
23. Row of guns protecting fort brought up for capital cover commonly (6)
TITFER (FT<) in TIER
24. Fodder, a remnant filling steeds’ middle (6)
EATAGE (A TAG) in (st)EE(ds)
26. Drivers holding race up in paddocks (according to J. Stewart)? (5)
ANURA (RUN<) in AA
‘paddock/puddock’ – Scottish word for frog/toad. hence ref. to Jackie Stewart
28. Joint no longer in use, complete but with parts switched (5)
ANCLE CLEAN with the ‘AN’ moved to the front
I had ‘ancon’ pencilled in here for a while…
30. Bleeding taxi’s omitted to turn up – slit in tyre (4)
SIPE EPIS(taxis)<
 

6 Responses to “AZED No. 2,046 Plain”

  1. sidey says:

    Thanks for that TT.

    Can’t help with MCG, but Azed possibly assumed it was Oz (unless it is in the latest C).

    ANONYM doesn’t work as you have it, I think it’s ON, just after, in ANY, some, Money.

  2. Jan says:

    Thanks, Nick.

    I assumed AZED used MCG because ‘boshter’ is an Australian word (or so Chambers tells me).

    I had dificulty confirming INANGA – is it in the new edition of Chambers?

    I parsed ANONYM in the same manner as you.

  3. Pelham Barton says:

    Thanks Azed and Nick.

    Jan @2: Chambers (2008, p.768) gives inanga = a small silvery Australasian fish whose young are caught as whitebait.

    For 11ac (ANONYM) I agree with sidey @1. M = money has the authority of Chambers (2008, p.914).

  4. The Trafites says:

    Yes, 11ac. Reading my notes, I had ‘anonmy’ written down, so parsed the clue wrongly in the blog :). I have corrected the above, as the solution I had there was utter nonsense.

    Nick

  5. Jane Brett says:

    Re 1d, I too am puzzled by the reference to the MCG and also to suspension of play. I have been living in Australia for 35 years and have never heard the word “boshter” used in conversation or seen it in writing. In fact, I had to look it up to see what it meant. Perhaps someone can enlighten us.

  6. David Moore says:

    Maybe MCG could have as well been Lords or The Oval, i.e. where play might normally be suspended when the ‘bumbershoots’ go up…?

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