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Azed 2059

Posted by Andrew on November 20th, 2011

Andrew.

This was a fairly typical Azed for me, in that I solved about three-quarters of it fairly quickly and without aids (though with plenty of educated guesswork) but took a bit longer on the last few clues. I think there’s a mistake in 4dn.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Across
1. It’s beginning to coagulate with very warm temperature? (5) 
CHOTT C[oagulate] + HOT + T &lit. Chott=shott = “a shallow watercourse or lake that tends to dry up in certain seasons”, so it doesn’t exactly “coagulate”
5. Head-men stirring panic about palm tree (8) 
CAPITANI ITA in PANIC*
11. Old oxen, head of redpoll et al? (7) 
ROTHERS R + OTHERS
13. Press piece (4) 
IRON Double definition – “piece” meaning “weapon”
14. Internet I consider with care, judging from hearsay (4) 
I-WAY Homophone of “I weigh”. I’ve never heard of I-way fo the Internet, or, as Chambers puts it “Information superhighway”, which already seems a rather dated expression.
15. Man cutting loses fourth of fingers – this’ll delay clotting (7) 
HEPARIN HE + PARING less G (4th letter of finGers)
16. Altered ‘zoom’ in mobile? It may help STD (13) 
METRONIDAZOLE (ALTERED ZOOM IN)*
17. Make fun of old medic diving into stream (6) 
BEMOCK MO in BECK
20. Though not the first, customer’s fine concerning the runs? (9) 
LIENTERIC [c]LIENT + ERIC (fine). Adjective from “lientery”, a form of diarrhoea = “the runs”
27. Poet’s rival successfully has run in dash (6) 
EM RULE R in EMULE (old form of “emulate”). This is two words according to Chambers
28. English left, unstable coterie, never getting in, requiring one to enthuse voters? (13) 
ELECTIONEERER E L + NE’ER in COTERIE*
30. False rumours? One in a pack maybe (7) 
CANARDS AN in CARDS
31. Collingwood catch? One in hoisted to leg, led astray (4) 
PAUL A in PULLED (“hoisted to leg”, as a cricket stroke) less LED. A paul or pawl is “a catch engaging with the teeth of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward movement”, and Paul Collingwood is an England cricketer, so there are two definitions,
32. Acknowledge what’s spent in Macau on women (4) 
AVOW AVO (monetary unit in Macau) + W
33. Our English takes in pull over in Scotland (7) 
OUT-OWRE TOW in OUR E
34. Eponymous hero, person standing for art in things (8) 
PERICLES PER replaces ART in ARTICLES
35. A common street, look (5) 
STRAY ST + RAY.
 
Down
1. Prezzie time, half of microbrewery disposed of (6) 
CRIMBO Anagram of the first half of MICROBrewery
2. Gardener accepting opposite points to poet at all events (6) 
HOWE’ER W + E in HOER
3. Awfully hot and dry, I swallowed what moves up and down in the throat? (7) 
THYROID I in (HOT DRY)*
4. Doctor to encircle description of certain chromosomes (11) 
TELOCENTRIC Presumably intended to be an anagram of (TO ENCIRCLE), but there’s a T missing, which I can’t see accounted for anywhere else.
5. Ageless use of winch for measure of fish freshly landed (4) 
CRAN CRANAGE less AGE
6. I’m promised shelf in gym (7) 
PLEDGEE LEDGE in PE
7. Fliers tense with gremlins about, revealing weaknesses (11) 
IMPAIRMENTS AIRMEN T in IMPS
8. Any old cart shifting barrels on top (5) 
ARROW [b]ARROW. “Arrow” is an obsolete variant of dialect “ary”, meaning “any”
9. What’ll emerge from combing formal dress with this yields thanks! (5) 
NOILS I nearly gave up on explaining this one, but it’s typical Azedian trickery: TAILS (formal dress) with NO ILS gives TA = thanks. The word means “short pieces of wool or other fibre separated from the longer fibres, e.g. by combing”.
10. One won’t top bull that is getting tip of horn twice in rear of toreador (5) 
INNER [hor]N twice in I.E.m + [toreado]R. The inner is the part of an archery target outside the bull
12. Space filler bridging gap in thinnish impromptu (4) 
SHIM Hidden
18. Joint stuffed with fish left as something to go in the soup (7) 
KNEIDEL ID in KNEE + L. A Yiddish word for a dumpling added to soup
19. Soak provided reverses for old-time incendiary (7) 
FIREPOT Reverse of TOPER IF
21. Dad holding rule repositioned side-pieces (6) 
PLEURA RULE in PA
22. First pair for Kevin leaving centre of square? That’s Aussie leg-pulling (6) 
BERLEY BERKELEY [square] less its central KE[vin]
23. MP shows little depth in this summary (5) 
RECAP REDCAP (Military Policemen) less D
24. Flamenco I’ve played? If me with this sort of castanet, no! (5) 
CLAVE Composite anagram: (FLAMENCO I’VE) * = IF ME CLAVE NO
25. Translator holds one up producing exact legal transcript (5) 
TENOR ONE rev. in TR
26. Fair in due course repeated (4) 
SO-SO SO (in due course), twice
29. Talent, sine qua non for Carnoustie (4) 
NOUS Hidden

3 Responses to “Azed 2059”

  1. Matthew says:

    Thanks for the blog, Andrew.

    In the PDF file the clue to 4dn is “Doctor t-to encircle description of certain chromosomes (11)”.

  2. RCWhiting says:

    Thanks all
    The extra t was also present in the print version.

  3. Andrew says:

    Thanks chaps – the T was definitely missing in the PDF I was working from, so they must have changed it some time during the week..

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