Posted by PeeDee on January 21st, 2012
Thanks to Brummie for a pleasing weekend crossword, not too difficult.
The nine clues of a kind that lack definitions give dances, though in fact I can only find eight clues. This is either my oversight or else the instruction should read nine grid entries lack definition.
Edit: the missing dance is my mistake: “excuse-me” at 20dn. Thanks to various people for helping out.
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|7||CONGRUOUS||CON (prisoner) with (SO GURU)*|
|8||SNEAK||SNAKE (to wind, verb) with letter E=enegry moving from the end to the middle|
|9||BAGUETTES||AGUE (fever) Temperature inside BEST*|
|10||FLING||Female LING (fish) – a dance|
|12||POODLE||Died in POOLE (town on south coast of England)|
|13||THUGGISH||HUG (to fit tightly) and Good inside THIS*|
|16||HOSIERY||OSIER (willow) in HenlY (outside letters)|
|19||FLUENCY||Force with UNCLE* (anagram=production) and VanYa (4th letter of 5)|
|22||PAGANINI||GAP (space) reversed AN (one) IN and I (another one) – one who wrote a musical scores|
|27||LIMBO||Breadth in (restricted by) LIMO (big car) – a dance|
|28||PRESS STUD||Definition and cryptic definition|
|29||STOMP||Million in POTS (lots of money) reversed – a dance|
|30||UNDERMINE||Definition and cryptic definition|
|2||AGNUS DEI||A (one) Good and UNDIES* – The Lamb of God|
|3||HUSTLE||ST (street, way) Length in HUE (colour) – a dance|
|4||MUSETTE||MUTE containing (boxing) SET (fix) – a dance|
|5||UNPLUG||UN (international body) with PLUG (publicity)|
|6||CANNES||New inside CANES (birches, corporal punishment) – resort venue of the famous film festival|
|11||CULL||CUre-aLL with missing heart – definition is ‘select’|
|14||INN||IN (popular) Northern|
|15||HEY||tHEY (people mentioned earlier) with T=time missing – a weaving English country dance|
|16||HOP||Winnie the PoOH reversed, missing O=love (zero tennis score) – a dance|
|17||SAG||GAS (talk) reversed|
|18||REIN||pRE-INdustrial (housing=contains) – definition is ‘check’|
|20||EXCUSE-ME||EX (former) CUES (sounds like queues=lines) and ‘EM (those people, casually) reversed (rising) – the clue is almost &lit.
|21||VIBRANT||BRA (underwear) inside (TV IN)* for repair=anagram – definition is ‘pulsating’|
|23||ARISTO||STAIR* (anagram=winding) O (ring) – definition is ‘noble, short’|
|24||ALBUMS||AL Jolson with BUMS|
|25,1||MASHED POTATO||“TOO PAT” mashed = POTATO so the solution could be cryptic clue – a dance popular in the early 1960s|
|26||EQUINE||sEQUINEd (unhemmed=without edges) – an Arab is a breed of horse|