Posted by ilancaron on May 20th, 2012
Oddly enough my last clue was the one I should have recognized immediately (since I used to live on a kibbutz) — namely, 15A. On which I think Azed made a slight mistake. My standard quota of two or so puzzling wordplays to be resolved.
1 ABS(TIN)ENT – tin is Britslang for money.
11 LOIR[e] – both Loir and Loire are French rivers and LOIR is a dormouse indeed.
12 OPE,ROSE – tedious. Need to separate ‘unfolded’=OPE (poetically) from ‘bloom’=ROSE first.
13 MUJIK – hidden reversed (Russian peasant).
15 OGEN – maybe anagram of “gone”. A bit of a mystery to me. There’s a Kibbutz HaOgen and there’s an OGEN melon: “Kibbutz, original source of fruit that’s gone rotten”. But the kibbutz name is “haogen” (ha=definite article in Hebrew). In other words, it would like saying “I’m going for a walk down Mall” instead of “… down The Mall”.
17 OSNABURG – (garb on us)* – coarse fabric.
18 FAV[our],US – skin disease. u/s = useless.
21 TRIATHLETE – (title, heart)*
23 SEC(TO,RISE)D – SEC=dry and RISE=cheer up.
28 TH,OR,N – old English letter. OR=gold. N=note. But not sure how the prefix TH is generated in “Old letter from writer after striking gold, note appended”.
29 DIS,CRETE – DIS is yet another name for our friend Pluto.
32 DROW – Scots mist (smur) – rev(word=news)
33 PUR,EX – “a process for recovering plutonium and uranium from spent uranium fuel”. PUR=obs. jack (in game of post and pair).
34 LI(MP)KIN[g] – MP=military policeman=redcap. And LIMPKIN is a wader (bird).
35 S(U)ET – “to jelly” is also “to set [as jelly]”
36 F(EIGNE,D)LY – EIGNE=first-born. FLY is obs. carriage.
2 B(OUT)ADE – outburst. OUT in (a, deb)*. Ref. a debutante coming OUT.
3 SI(J)O – actually Korean verse (but certainly oriental). J in rev(O,is=lives)
4 TRIM,U,R,TI – ref. Hindu trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Siva. TI=rev(it)
5 IN,KO,SI – Zulu chief. rev(is,ok = is all right)
6 NON-STAR(T)ER – T in (errant, son)*
7 NEPAL – could this be this? comp. anag. (in the alps)* = (this, NEPAL)*. Cute.
8 R,O,GUY – obs. (veteran) mischievous.
9 USER – ruse (artifice) -> user
10 SEN(GREEN)S – leeks (from the crassulaceae family). GREEN=unripe in SENS=archaic “since”.
14 UNS(TINTIN)G – Tintin in guns*. ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Adventures_of_Tintin
16 OFFSA(D)DLE – D in (fed foals)*
20 A,L(EH)OUSE – eh=what?
22 TAR HEEL – Someone from N. Carolina (btw, an anagram of Ilan Caron if any setters are reading this :). leather*
24 STE(P)IN – no dresser’s needed for these since you can just step into them.
26 DSOMO – a female hybrid (cross). moods*
27 CRAKE – two meanings.
30 IR,IS – flag is a type of flower.
31 CRUD – “radioactive waste”. Don’t see wordplay: “She disposed of fragmented radioactive waste”.