Posted by ilancaron on August 12th, 2012
More than our usual share of compound anagrams — not that I have any statistical justification for claiming that. My BRB is getting the worse for the wear… so I rely more and more on my iPad.
1 FIDDLES,TRIN,G – literally a violin string (“one such”), TRIN=triplet and G’s our note.
10 IDAEAN – e in naiad*. Ref. Mount Ida, Without confirming this, since this is a mountain near Troy, I’m assuming it was somehow involved in Paris’s judgement.
12 PRO,SO – so=”very good” qualifier and PROSO is a kind of maize.
13 LAICISE – make available to the layman (i.e. non-professionals): (race is ideal)*=(LAICISE, dear). First comp. anag.
14 SUCRIER – sugar bowl so you might find lumps in it. curries*
15 KI(E)R – a vat and KIR’s a cocktail of course. Both KEIR and KIER are valid spellings and of course I opted for keir at first.
16 [me]TRIST – my last clue. TRIST=dull=dreary.
17 PIK,EMAN – rev(name=label, kip=bed)
18 N(A)EVES – a in rev(seven). Obs. spelling of naevi=birthmarks.
24 R(EMAD)E[x] – rev(dame) in RE[x]=king. X=kiss.
26 G(RIG)RIS – African charms.
28 GU(RR)Y – whale offal. And RR=Rolls Royce=roller. My fav clue due to the surface misdirection (rollers are waves right?)
29 HAJ,I – rev(jah=jehovah). So you could argue this clue is inaccurate since there’s only one god in the islamic-judeo-christian trad (the same guy/gal right?)
30 GUMBOIL – O overlaps in gumbo=okra and oil. An ulcer in the mouth.
32 TENT,I,GO – TENT is Spanish wine and TENTIGO is priapism which I suppose satyrs suffered from/enjoyed.
33 NEUME – pitch mark in music. comp. anag. (long par, this=NEUME)*=(a lump on green)
34 UNR*,EEL – murray=moray=eel. That kind. Not the tennis kind.
35 RAISED PASTRY – r=recipe in (party asides)*
1 FI(RST-NI)GHTER – theatre critics go to a lot of opening nights. strin[dberg]* in FIGHTER.
2 DARCIES – sidecar*. Used to measure oil flow (did Jane Austen know that?)
3 DEAR – wordplay escapes me though? “Old shilling, not nearly new, fetching high price”. Thanks to Richard below it’s: DEA[ne[w]]R where deaner is old slang for shilling derived from denarius which interestingly enough is exactly d=penny is derived from (which is what misdirected me for what it’s worth).
4 L(A,MITE)R – another hard clue with pleasing surface misdirection: obs. lame=game in Scots.
5 SP,ARID – the sea bream family.
6 TRICK – your word to set a clue for.
7 ROCK ELM – used for corks (relock, m)*
8 NO(SEA)N – cubic mineral indeed.
9 GUERNSEY LILY – [blu]e in (one’s surely lying)*
11 DOURA – another comp. anag. – millet. (best, doura)*=(breads out)
19 VA(GITU)S – (I tug)* in vas=vessel. Baby’s wail.
20 TEG,M(I)NA – rev(get=catch), I in man*. Seed coverings.
21 HA(ROSE)T – symbolizes sweetness of freedom at the seder (I think).
22 F,RAEN,A – ligaments. rev(a,near,f=foot)
23 RIGGED – digger=slang for anzac soldier with first/last swapped.
25 DRICE – cried*. Granular CO2.
27 R(HIM)E – rhyme. RE=Religious Education (aka Divinity when I was in school)
31 BARS – my 2nd fav clue. Very clever surface misdirection with definition being: “what you’ll see lags behind”