October 2012 Crossword – Cryptic Clues

CLUES ACROSS:

          

1. Treat micro sex to drive out spirits [8]

6. Twisted weapon for wildebeest [3]

8. Ageless camera provides shaft projection [3]

11. Out of the wind, taken aback, fishy [3]

13. Rather ironic [2]

14. House extension contains seat for Bishop [3]

16. NT tide changed- now coloured [6]

19. Touted medical treatment is on the nose [12]

22. Missing 1000 on mark of approval is a bit twitchy [3]

23. I intervene with saint to take the weight off my feet [3]

24. What is left after phlogiston is removed [3]

25. Army split. Regrouped to find technique to read future [9]

26. Quarto measures include heavy reading [4]

27. Queen, with gravity, creates energy [3]

28. Sounds like brew is to be unwell [3]

29. Phosphorous with a need to scratch gives the spin [5]

31. Carving every second for a discredited organisation [3]

32. Water knocking [10]

37. Old European and current Australian currencies combine for deception [5]

39. Electric light fittings initially for a supernatural being from Germanic mythology [3]

40. Behold! An Order of Merit gets weaving [4]

41. Place boron to provide a sense of well being [7]

42. Light beam not off – generates cellulose fibre [5]

44. A form of taxation at the Holy See? [3]

45. See 87 across

47. The tide turns to correct [4]

49. And 30 down: Anal cringed? Vary it to determine which end being worked on (two words, [3], [8])

50. Pastry is worth very little [3]

51. Gold and Radium make a glow [4]

52. My life force is low. I need a hand [5]

54. Twisted lane is thin [4]

55. And 60 across:  To believe in this requires 71 across (two words,  [5], [4])

56. Reverse 8 across for the Scot. [3]

58. Post re-organised – now chooses [4]

60. See 55 across

62. If I was involved in this, we could write down the value of an asset [9]

64. Palindromic conversation stopper [3]

66. Addition of nitrogen produces a particle of light [5]

68. Religious symbolism in Spartan khaki [4]

71. Lib guiltily creates uncritical belief [11]

74. Precipitation sounds like it is  timely [3]

76. Get a palm tree and take the pith. You are on your way to this [4]

77. On these, sums of values of opposite sides = 7 [4]

78. To fly high sounds painful [4]

79. A process to remove what is probably not there, relying on 71 across and 13 down [5]

80. A truant hypo adjusted for something equally effective [11]

82. Take direction from fork prong to find metal [3]

83. Nickel and Silicon combine to dissolve marriage [4]

84. Alternating current a hundred regret – it accumulates [6]

87. And 45 across:  Sightless doppelganger? (two words, [6], [5])

88. If a device to make butter lacks a Companion of Honour it remains a container [3]

89. Inlet is hip for a person deficient in liberal culture and refinement [10]

90. A direction to a newspaper boss is a requirement [4]

CLUES DOWN

2. Let sod be the most advanced in years [4]

3. Centres of the body which cannot be found by autopsy. It requires 13 down [6]

4. Season not on for bodies of water [4]

5. Let’s all meet at the Pole [8]

6. Gravity alien to obtain [3]

7. American direction provides application [3]

8. A hundred make comfortable. Stop! [5]

9. A month might [3]

10. If converted to vial mist it would have more substance [8]

12. His wife suffered from an excess of salt [3]

13. If the story about it is true we should see moving mountains [5]

15. Go back for verb to be. There is time [3]

17. Fred’s water course? [4]

18. Turner Classic Movies can be shortened for altmed [3]

20. A thyme hoop arrangement would be just as effective [10]

21. To practise this you would need your head read [10]

25. Dad, Philadelphia personal assistant [2]

30. See 49 across

33. A practitioner of 46 across [9]

34. Partial displacement of a joint or organ – hi-jacked by Chiropractors [11]

35. Not on the Queen for a bid [3]

36. Shale outcrop hides cat [3]

38. The concentration of water bores in an area? [8]

43. Hale gin for this restorative property [7]

44. Not bacterial, but anyway there are quack remedies flogged for this [5]

46. When ducks perform it they are not attempting 37 across [8]

48. Timely sounds precipitous [3]

50. Mosaic tip – could be congenial Italian [9]

53. With bi picot adjustment I can see clearly now [7]

57. So far has way of taking things lying down [4]

59. Take her back for the water point [3]

61. Goat messed about for Roman clobber [4]

63. The plural of anecdote is not … [8]

65. Angles adjusted. Collects [6]

67. Take intestine back for tower [3]

69. Horse manure is, but I would not put it on my corn flakes [7]

70. Black bile, Yellow bile, Phlegm, Blood [7]

72. French bed could be illuminated [3]

73. Bible quote with cure without a hundred provides appearance and feel [7]

74. Again? [2]

75. In spirit may be more substantial than 20 down [6]

76. Hoax ratio for shell fish [6]

78. Wrong doing with electric company gets burnt [5]

79. Lad is adjusted for that which is adjusted [5]

81. Skin secrete cheek [4]

85. French street is to regret [3]

86. This clue [3]

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