Posted by ilancaron on December 15th, 2012
I solved this early in the week… but forgot to write up my notes until early this morning. So I’m regressing to the mean: after a reasonably long spell of decoding all of Azed’s wordplays, a couple escape me this week.
1 SHOG – last of hogs=swine moves to front for a word meaning “move on”
12 LARINE – (a liner)* with “at sea” the somewhat hackneyed anagrind but at least consistent with the marine surface – meaning “of gulls”.
13 [g]ORGE,AT[um] – almond and sugar syrup.
14 BRIDGERAMA – (marriage bed – i)* – a board used in bridge clubs.
15 ME(IO)TIC – metic=(ancient) Greek resident alien. IO=expression of joy and the whole thing’s an understatement.
16 BAWL – first letters
17 C(LEVE[l])ITE – it’s a pitchblende which is a black mineral.
19 HE,RENESS* – HE=His (Her?) Excellence is a Cardinal.
22 RO(PEAB)LE – Australian wild (thus waddy). Don’t see rest of wordplay to produce PEAB (“Waddy’s wild? Dimwit missing rain in part”). Thanks to Bob below: it’s PEA-B[rain] (which seems to describes me for not seeing this).
26 PR(O,E,M)IAL – introductory. Where PRIAL=three of a kind in cards.
29 WANE – anew with W shifted left.
30 SNU(BB)ER – BB=abbrev(books) in nurse*. And means shock absorber in the US. Apparently.
31 RETAL,I,ATOR – definition was straightforward enough (“Not one to turn the other cheek?”) — now for the wordplay… ok it’s rev(rota=round, i=one, later=anon)
32 T(ALL)ET – loft (in Wales). And if nothing else, one legacy of the Vietnam War is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tet_offensive.
33 TOR,RIO[t] – not as familiar as Al Capone but http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Torrio was part of the Chicago mafia. rev(rot=corruption).
34 SET-T,O – test*
35 NOON – two meanings (ref. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_noon)
1 SL(UMBER, PART)Y – US sleepover (thus “broads” and spelling of UMBER=brown).
2 HAVE A GO – two meanings
3 GIR(O)L,LE – duck=O, which is the obligatory cricket reference. GIROLLE is a type of mushroom (and incidentally French).
4 KNIT,CH – “bits of corded hemp” generates the first letters = CH. And definition is a bundle of wood (in dialect).
5 SEDILE – rev(elides=cutos off), where a clergyman sits in church.
7 P,REEVE – archaic proof=evidence for people like Spenser. And REEVE archaic chief magistrate.
10 S(AM)IT – a bit hard to find but it’s the plural of Sami=a Lapp.
11 STATESPERSON – (sane protests)*
18 A(POST)LE – turns out ALE=a feast or festival (in which I’m going to guess ALE was consumed).
20 N(EWB)ORN – web* in NORN (Norse dialect in the Orkneys)
21 SENECIO – (econ[om]ise)* – weeds
23 AMULET – muleta=matador’s red cloth with A moved to front.
24 LA(NA)TE – woolly which I suppose describes some caterpillars. NA=once (once).
25 ELU(TO)R – TO=until in rev(rule=standard). Purification vessel.
27 RHEAS – share*. They can’t fly so they flap in vain.
28 [h]EX,ALT – hex=magician so a Cockney version would drop the H. But why is ALT=limp unless it’s halt?