A Puzzle by Hippogryph
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9 Bond baddie gets hand from occasional performer (3-3,3)
ODD-JOB MAN – The name of Goldfinger’s henchman followed by a three letter word for a worker or hand.
10 Samsonite case holds one hundred weight (5)
STONE – The outer letters (case) of Samsoninte includes a three-letter word meaning one hundred.
11 Poldark captures Demelza’s heart giving flowers (5)
ROSES – The first name of Poldark includes the middle letter (heart) of Demelza.
12 Vibration noise around poorly made exercise equipment (9)
TREADMILL – A five-letter word for the noise of a vibration includes an The (poorly) of MADE.
13 Harps on about Romulus and Remus? (7)
ORPHANS – An anagram (about) of HARPS ON.
14 Diverse ethnic community initially applied science practice (7)
TECHNIC – An anagram (diverse) of ETHNIC C (community initially).
17 Misses faulty-sounding prophetess? (5)
SIBYL – A homophone (sounding) for Mrs Fawlty.
19 All original, not ever witnessed (3)
NEW – The initial letters (original) of the final three words of the clue.
20 Rule inter-country region without boundaries (5)
ORDER – The inner letters (without boundaries) of a word for the regions between two countries.
21 Throwing competition trophy not open to Spooner (4,3)
SHOT PUT – A Spoonerism of Pot (Trophy) Shut (not open).
22 Deranged Stalin left position in office (7)
INSTALL – An anagram (deranged) of STALIN L (left).
24 Healthy breaks but everybody else smokes? (4-5)
REST CURES – A four-letter word for everybody else followed by a five-letter word for smokes.
26 May 8th “Celebration Sandwiches” recipe produces excitement (5)
VERVE – The abbreviation for Victory In Europe (celebrated on 8 May) twice includes (sandwiches) the abbreviation for recipe. I am not convinced that sandwiches on its own indicates repeating the abbreviation.
28 Saint preserve us! Polytechnic Centre replaces University (5)
JAMES – A three-letter word for a preserve and the US from the clue has the abbreviation for university replaced by the central letter of polytechnic.
29 Waders tie up here? (9)
WATERSIDE – An anagram (up) of WADERS TIE.
1 Space travels around wild expanse (4)
MOOR – A four-letter word for a space is reversed (travels round).
2 Makes sense to get more drink (4,2)
ADDS UP – A three-letter word meaning to get more followed by a three-letter word for drink.
3 Rubbish and debris emptied over barrier in supermarket (10)
CODSWALLOP – The outer letters (emptied) of debris and a four-letter word meaning a barrier all inside the name of a supermarket chain.
4 Forgers miss the endless trickery (6)
SMITHS – An anagram (trickery) of MISS THE without the final letter (endless).
5 Return wave when broken down? (8)
UNDERTOW – Split 5,3, this might describe how you are when broken down and returned to the garage.
6 Employed unsteady characters – regularly absent (4)
USED – The odd letters (characters – regularly absent) of the second word of the clue.
7 Gestured and bared bottom in public. Covering it up… (8)
MOTIONED – A six-letter word meaning bared bottom in public around (covering) a reversal (up) of the IT from the clue.
8 …we’re told he will recover (4)
HEAL – A homophone (we’re told) of he’ll.
13 Refreshment area has nothing the same (5)
OASIS – The letter represented nothing followed by a phrase 2,2 meaning the same.
15 Seething about special junctions? (10)
CROSSOVERS – A five-letter word meaning seething followed nu a four-letter word meaning about and the abbreviation for special.
16 Like Pink‘s music or album covers? (5)
CORAL – The answer is hidden (covers) in the third to fifth words of the clue.
18 Angry mob limits destruction – society prospers (8)
BLOSSOMS – An anagram (angry) of mob around (limits) a four-letter word meaning destruction followed by the abbreviation for society.
19 Reminiscent of a ripe hazel, now burnt badly (8)
NUTBROWN – An anagram (badly) of NOW BURNT.
22 I re-assembled units at the designated location (2,4)
IN-SITU – The I from the clue followed by an anagram (re-assembled) of UNITS.
23 Timid leader ditched from Dambusters mission? (6)
AFRAID – Remove the first letter (leader ditched) from a phrase 3, 4 describing the Dambusters mission.
24 Prince produces a harsh discordant sound – take that back! (4)
RAJA – The A from the clue and a three-letter word meaning a harsh discordant sound all reversed (take that back).
25 Throw up in parents’ acacia (4)
CAST – The answer is hidden and reversed (up in) the final two words of the clue.
27 One would be heard and seen (4)
EYED – A homophone (would be heard) of I’d (one would).