No.30 December 2018

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Note to the solver – you may like to see how many answers you can find relating to 1 across 50
Across
1 Derek has the edge on Ian, a free spirit (8)
5 Zee bubble’s burst for “Lord of the Flies” (9)
11 Lawyer stomach? It’s a fact! (5)
12 Travel by runners to the banks of the Euphrates? Heavens above! (5)
13/16 Manifestation of 7’s anger comes from the 12 (11)
14 “Aduration” led back to prison for heavenly body once thought to lie in the cis-30 region (6)
15 Divine being, into fruit (7)
16 See 13
20 What is about a middle thing? Yes (7)
21 Leaves out old gloves, say (5)
23 Farrow University of Otago, leading to “The Call of the Tame” ? (5)
24 Half-hearted 19 taking in mixed-up youth leader is a creeping grass! (6)
26 Astronomer’s female: a sign… (7)
30 …of copper detected in jovial planet (7)
31 Help idiot to sit unfomfortably (6)
35 Outcast sank beneath the waves, I hear (5)
36 Secretly push a magpie-robin? (5)
38 Chill and stay around? In your dreams! (7)
39 Frank is yawning (4)
40 A partner in crime might initially, for example – LOL (7)
42 Take off point to turn out (4,2)
45 Fashionable bird who puts a sheet of material into a surface? (7)
47 Church contains grass container (5)
48 Strict, sending good fellow east to artist (5)
49 Slip and slither after 50 (9)
50 Composition for harp and Dyson? Not quite (8)

 

 

 

Down
1 One who leaves the board taken in by worker who threw weapon into lake? (8)
2 The Spanish chap’s sexy in front of innkeeper (8)
3 Musical is largely reversible, inter alia (5,3!)
4 Further from the prodigal son (4)
5 Windows, for example, with smears, perch before instruments played by Deacon (4,7)
6 Praise divorcee and man whose wife turned, turned… (5)
7 …turned Egyptian city to God (4)
8 Jackson’s work could be better (3)
9 Rub up the wrong way, drink, upset the Foreign Office, and leave in a rush (5,3,2)
10 Work out nothing 17 for one to be married in four acts (6)
17 Told of no improvement (6)
18 Do 8 things on male ‘umans, say? – Same meaning, different words (8)
19 Virtual distance to Zola (5)
22 Stops broadcasting autocues, perhaps? (8)
25 Before noon, a cry of pain in panic for boastful coward (11)
27 Brought up the Italian one with capital, 2001 being long past (10)
28 Cider mixed with unknown ingredient – CO2? (3,3)
29 Unusual detail attached to northern ruler (5)
32 Keep urge in, or you may need waders! (4-4)
33 Dare to follow admirer to go to dance (8)
34 Smirk audibly at your old fellow feeling (8)
37 How the wind blows in 1 across 50, regardless (6)
41 Wow! A soldier owned by 29? (5)
43 Viewers are a quarter positive (4)
44 Unite me and her, almost (4)
46 Lye can be extracted from propylene glycol (3)

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