A Puzzle by Hippogryph
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Publishing this was interrupted by the grandchildren arriving earlier than expected. Apologies for the delay.
9 Seedy product is tossed to Pauline (6,3)
PEANUT OIL – An anagram (tossed) of TO PAULINE.
10 Mass brawl on vacation leads to organiser cancelling kickabout (5)
BLOCK – The outer letters (on vacation) of brawl followed by the initial letters (leads to) of the final three words of the clue.
11 Club you and I would say is retro (5)
WEDGE – How you would abbreviate “you and I would” followed by a reversal (is retro) of the abbreviation for say.
12 Drunk student’s summer in bed (9)
BLADDERED – The abbreviation for learner (student) and a five-letter word for someone who add up (summer) inside the”bed” from the clue.
13 Oddly, clover covers motorist’s body left in old boat (7)
CORACLE – The odd letters (oddly) in clover around (covers) the abbreviations for Royal Automobile Clue (motorists’ body and the abbreviation for left.
14 Chanter is a fan of loveless fiddler? (7)
INTONER – A phrase (2,2) meaning a fan of followed by the name of the Roman Emperor who allegedly fiddled whilst Rome burned without the final O (loveless).
17 Curmudgeon swears intermittently on the main road to Leeds (5)
MISER – The odd letters (intermittently) of swears after (on) the name of the main road that runs from London to Leeds.
19 Vegetable in Indian flag (3)
SAG – Double definition of the Indian name for spinach and a word meaning to flag or falter.
20 Morgan, a buccaneer smuggling back in the Caribbean (5)
CUBAN – The answer is hidden and reversed (smuggling back) in the first three words of the clue.
21 Description of thinking found in Capri or Italy (1,6)
A PRIORI – The answer is hidden (found) in the final three words of clue.
22 Refusal to steer trawler within 2 kilometer boundary returns inadequate catch (5,2)
KNOCK ON – A two-letter word indicating a refusal and a three-letter word meaning to steer a boat such as a trawler inside the double abbreviation for kilometre all reversed (returns).
24 Suspect meets nursing women to devour confectionary (9)
SWEETMEAT – An anagram (suspect) of MEETS includes (nursing) the abbreviation for women all followed by a three-letter word meaning to devour.
26 Planet‘s health transformed after sacking leader and changing direction (5)
EARTH – Remove the first letter (sacking leader) from health and change the abbreviation for left in the letters that remain to the abbreviation for right (changing direction).
28 Odds-on, double zip line will generate wind! (5)
SPOOL – The abbreviation for starting price (odds) followed by two letters O (double zip) and the abbreviation for line.
29 Product of three by four we’re told is 50% of 24 (9)
THEREFORE – An anagram (product) of THREE followed by a homophone (we’re told) of FOUR. The definition is half of the word that is the answer to 24d.
1 Cries over heartless cat (4)
SPEW – A five letter word meaning cries, reversed (over) without its middle letter (heartless).
2 Barnacle perhaps could spell danger (6)
GANDER – An anagram (perhaps could spell) of DANGER.
3 Ship’s goods overseer is to set off chasing a Lamborghini? (10)
SUPERCARGO – A five-letter word for an overseer followed by a two letter word meaning set off after (chasing) a three-letter word for the type of vehicle of which a Lamborghini is an example.
4 Don’t start to agitate change in Moscow (6)
ROUBLE – A seven-letter word meaning to agitate without the first letter (don’t start).
5 Repaired flagon, it is not fixed! (8)
FLOATING – An anagram (repaired) of FLAGON IT.
6 Lincoln died in comfortable surroundings (4)
ABED – The three-letter first name of president Lincoln followed by the abbreviation for died.
7 Used to leave the room, possibly cross about sex being rejected (8)
DOORKNOB – A four-letter word for a type of cross reversed (about) followed by four-letter word crude word meaning to have sex reversed (rejected).
8 Potential outcome of poor purchase by Slovakia’s papers (4)
SKID – The IVR code for Slovakia followed by a two-letter word for papers.
13 Sign of division about picking up slugs? (5)
COMMA – The single letter abbreviation for about followed by a reversal (picking up) of a word for bullets (slugs).
15 Device used to measure speed of improvised TT race around the house (10)
TACHOMETER – An anagram (improvised) of TT RACE around a four-letter word word a house.
16 Arrest and lock-up felon, terminally in a state of decline (3-2)
RUN -IN – Insert the last letter (terminally) of felon inside a four-letter word meaning decline.
18 Examiner of course, extremely deficient and very disorganised (8)
SURVEYOR – An anagram (disorganised) of OURS VERY (the OURS being the inner letters (extremely deficient) of COURSE).
19 Still yet to get rid of vacuous lackey with pointed blade (8)
STILETTO – The first three words of the clue without the outer letters (vacuous) of lackey.
22 Implements clear up for young animal (6)
KITTEN – A three-letter word for implements followed by a three-letter word meaning clear profits reversed (up).
23 Russian world champion in Spooner’s vehicle-positioning competition? (6)
KARPOV – A Spoonerism of PARK OFF (vehicle positioning competition.
24 Zero follow-up to emergency call is distinctly average (2-2)
SO-SO – The letter representing zero after (follow up to) the three-letter international distress signal.
25 Strike tax? (4)
TOLL – Double definition of the strike of a bell and a tax payable to use a road.
27 The French pardon revolutionary, a despicable person (4)
HEEL – The French masculine singular for the and a two-letter verbal way of saying pardon all reversed (revolutionary).