Posted by ilancaron on September 23rd, 2012
Not so dreadful though dreadfully showed up at least twice as an anagrind. In fact, rather a gentle Azed that, other than all the French and Scots and Spenserisms, is a good introduction to the art form.
1 AFTERT,HOUGH,T – fatter*, HOUGH=ham
10 P,RUDE – &lit
11 E(NNU)YE – French bored. Nun* in EYE=sight.
13 HOR[ny],SECAR – my last clue. Kind of a streetcar=tram. rev(races=runs).
14 LI(PI)D – PI=pie=mixed type (in printing). LIPID is a terpene (in the world of chemistry).
15 BE(PA)T – archaic stroke. BET=game.
17 LE(PRO)SE – our cocotte is apparently a pro[stitute]. Definition is “scaly”.
19 GEBUR – hidden (in “… village burial-place…”). Archaic tenant-farmer.
21 EPOS – saga. Move last letter of pose=puzzle to front.
24 DATED – two meanings.
25 ARC(UAT)E – bow-shaped. rev(tau=cross) in care*
29 THARS – Himalayan goat. trash*. A bit of a trap since tahrs are also (apparently different) Himalayan goats. I got it wrong at first of course.
31 NAIRA – comp. anag. &lit – Nigerian currency. (A Nigerian)*=(in e.g. NAIRA).
32 U(RETE)RAL – rete=network (biological) in URAL=river. Our internal plumbing…
33 CEDARN – dancer* – of cedar.
35 B,LINDSTAMPED – “made impressions on the covers without gilding”. (stapled,mind)*
2 FROIDEUR – (our fried)*
3 TU(R)PS – R[oundworm] in TUPS=sheep. Ref. paint thinner=turpentine=TURPS.
4 RE[c]EDE – rede=Spenserian tale. 2nd to last clue (I was red-herringed since I attended Reed College once upon a time)
5 TICKLER – two meanings. I didn’t know that a tickler was a “dram of spirits” but my drinks-related knowledge is decidedly sub-par.
6 HEAME – hidden. Archaic home (for Spenser probably) thus asylum.
7 UNDERSAY – (yarn used)*. “To say in answer…”
8 GUN,PORT – “opening for broadsides”.
9 [p]HYLA – tree frog.
10 PHLEGMATIC – (Get hip, calm)*
12 E(NTERDE)ALE – Spenserian dealing=negotiations. rented* in EALE=misprinted evil in Shak. (thus “possibly”).
16 SU,BURBAN[k] – beautiful downtown Burbank is near LA. Rev(US)=”upwardly-mobile American”. “Not quite rural” is definition. A pretty nice clue all in all.
18 ST(E’ER)AGE – government
20 BA(CARD)I – Definition is just “rum” but struggled parsing this — it’s CARD=jack (an example of a card) in BAI=French for bay. For some reasons BAI=French bay proved difficult for me. yvains points out below the cryptic parsing should be: BA(CARD)I[e] given the clue: ”Jack e.g. opens (not English) French bay rum”
22 PREL[im],ECT* – lecture (which is what dons=lecturers do). Prelim is an entrance exam (thus early).
26 TERNS – hidden. Also 3-masted schooners.
27 INTRA – “within”. Is this an indirect anagram? “retinue”=train. But perhaps “parts of” indicates TRA and IN and “changing places” means swapping them… so not quite an anagram but something more prescriptive.
28 SIR,UP – US (thus Hollywood) spelling of syrup (first I’ve seen it though).
30 HEEL – two meaning.