NTSPP – 282
A Puzzle by Radler
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A review of this puzzle by crypticue follows:
Radler once again provides us with a proper Saturday afternoon workout of the cryptic grey matter with this enjoyable pangram.
1a False impression of French and German approval versus UK s entry (4,2)
DÉJÀ VU The French word for ‘of’ , the German word of approval , the abbreviation for Versus and the ‘entry’ or first letter of UK.
4a Daily sex? (8)
DYSLEXIA An anagram of DAILY SEX gives a condition where spelling can be a problem.
10a It’s at the end of a flight (7)
LANDING A double definition clue as the solution can be found at the end of two sorts of flight,.
11a Added weight? That s all about over eating (7)
BALLAST An exceedingly well hidden word – ‘eating’ tells you that some added weight is found hidden and reversed (over) inside thaTS ALL ABout.
12a Period in time? (3,4,3)
THE YEAR DOT A cryptic definition of the earliest period of time. Period being what the Americans call a full stop.
13a He boasts of sexual prowess, spreading VD around university (4)
STUD The abbreviation for the type of disease of which VD is an example goes round the abbreviation for University.
15a Edging out of Vauxhall motor having 4 pints? (8)
ASTRAGAL An edging round a column or window frame (thanks BRB) The name of a particular Vauxhall car followed by the first three letters of an eight pint measure (having 4 pints or half the measure only).
17a Best, but far from perfect (5)
WORST To get the better of in a contest; or the least perfect example of something.
19a Built-up city bar (5)
URBAN The Biblical city beloved of crossword setters followed by another word for bar in the sense of disallow.
21a Run close to home, getting severe cramp (8)
RESTRICT The abbreviation for Run, the ‘close’ or last letter of home and a synonym for severe.
24a Finally The Ritz for a Pound (4)
EZRA Pound here has a capital letter because it is the surname of the controversial American poet. His Christian name can be obtained from the last letters (finally) of thE RitZ foR and adding A from the clue.
25a Needed substance to cover soft (no cocaine) drug addiction (10)
DEPENDENCE An anagram (substance) of NEEDED into which is inserted (to cover), the musical abbreviation meaning to play softly, an abbreviation for No [which isn’t in the BRB], and the abbreviations for Cocaine and Ecstasy (drug).
28a Discharge produced at 26 (7)
EMANATE An anagram (produced) of AT (from the clue) and the solution to 26d.
29a Whereby a name is unrecognisable? (7)
AMNESIA The condition producing the effect described in the clue is an anagram (unrecognizable) of A NAME IS.
30a Union member ‘s wrong to stop working by rule (3-2-3)
SON-IN-LAW The two letter word meaning working is inserted into a wrong, and then followed by another word for rule.
31a Old stuff: diet regularly then turn to go after abrupt coffee (4,2)
DEJA-VU The odd (regular) letters of DiEt , the first three letters of a type of coffee (abrupt telling you to remove the fourth) and a type of turn.
1d Expand and expire noisily in the night (6)
DILATE A homophone (noisily) of a verb meaning to expire and an adjective meaning towards the end of the day (in the night).
2d Not just deserts (reportedly) MPs getting off on expenses (7)
JUNKETS – A way of describing MPs expenses-paid trips could be milky puddings (as indicated by the ‘reportedly’ to give us the homophone desserts).
3d Speech plotting overthrow of Prince in old ITV broadcast (10)
VOICEPRINT An anagram (overthrow of) of PRINCE inserted into an anagram (broadcast)of O (old) ITV.
5d Naughty teenager gets booby out (5)
YOBBO Naughty teenagers, described by the BRB as ‘loafers’, can be obtained from an anagram (out)of BOOBY.
6d Drop half a sticky sweet (4)
LOLL A verb meaning to dangle (drop) can be obtained from the first four letters (half) a literally ‘sticky’ sweet.
7d Je ne sais quoi firme de cosmétiques sans mère (1,6)
X FACTOR Remove the two-letter informal way of referring to your mother (sans mere – without mother) from a well known cosmetic company.
8d Wanted a television part to go back further (8)
ANTEDATE Hidden in part of wANTED A TElevision.
9d Scrap a newspaper article rejecting substance for culture (4-4)
AGAR-AGAR A reversal (rejecting) of a scrap, A (from the clue) an informal name for a newspaper) and A (article).
14d Steps involving weapons from Germany during outbreak of second war (5,5)
SWORD DANCE Insert the IVR code for Germany into an anagram (outbreak) of SECOND WAR.
16d Salvage status, at last moving to a better place (3,5)
LAS VEGAS No, the better place isn’t heaven, but somewhere to place bets – an anagram (moving) of SALVAGE plus S (the last letter of status).
18d Makes still exhibiting it separately in tennis club (8)
QUIETENS The letters of IT are inserted separately into a famous London tennis club – no, not Wimbledon, the other one.
20d Steal pub’s profit (7)
BARGAIN Another word for ‘steal’ could if split 3, 4 describe a pub’s profit.
22d Game involving jokers in country street for day (7)
CANASTA Replace the abbreviation for Day found in a country’s name with the abbreviation for street to get a card game.
23a PAR29, enter this code to get rejuvenated (4,2)
DÉJÀ VU The letters PAR plus the solution to 29a produce a condition where one believes that one remembers events and circumstances which have not previously occurred. Remove ENTER from
REJUV ENA TED and make an anagram (code) of what remains. Or do what I did when I realised from the checking letters that I wasn’t suffering from this condition, and just write the solution in!
26d Other side cut short a preparation for evacuation (5)
ENEMA The other side in a battle cut short (with its last letter removed) followed by A from the clue.
27d Old man with new man (4)
PAWN One of the men in a chess set – An informal way of referring to your father (old man) followed by the abbreviations for With and New.
Perhaps Radler was inspired by this:
but had he seen this??