May 2012 Crossword (Cryptic Clues)

by Roy Arnott & Ken Greatorex

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CLUES ACROSS: 

1. & 37 Down. Ice Malt  (2 words; [7], [6])

5. See 22 Down

8. Bather at the beach. In the end get rid of her for a paddle [3]

10. Trust curse to create framework [10]

14. Ring sounds like bull [6]

16. & 18 Across. An ajar macro for 22 trumps (2 words; [5],[6])

20. Table without French definite article [3]

22. Foreign Office, Romans 51:100 makes food acid [5]

24. Take a tip from copper and 2.71828 [3]

26. A rose without direction – a bit fishy [3]

28. Tess arranged tennis games [4]

29. See 12 Down

30. Cooking ingredient sounds like a street in France [4]

31. Abuse without a sailor could be utilised [3]

32. & 21 Down. Shook up malted is big business (2 words; [3], [3])

35. Take south and left for a bit of fun [5]

36. Thank corporation for Mexican dish [4]

38. Short female beginner [3]

40. Romantic pursuit sounds magical [3]

43. Aluminium, Old English, provides herbal treatment [4]

45. Pale cob strangely feels better [7]

48. A bag a kilo short is still a container [3]

49. Measures height of the sun, but get rid of time and the insect to give gender [3]

50. VIP guests follow the unspoiled character of the land for dogmatic religious believer [14]

52. A measured amount of medicine without end will work the system [3]

53. A food allowance without end will give the proportion [5]

56. Urn style? [7]

58. Dropsy chicken has means of knowing [7]

59. Process for flushing money out of a wallet [5]

60. Quiet! The mat’s at the end. So what! [5]

61. Geometric ratio runs into balance lacking aluminium – a bit fishy [6]

CLUES DOWN:

2. Marcel is pushed to establish divine intervention [7]

3. Split without chlorine for a young Newtonian? [3]

4. An average sort of bloke [4]

6. Character determined by twisted stray logo [9]

7. Thanks decay, it’s in the cards [5]

8. However take back, the bath [3]

9. Bantu factory contains limestone [4]

10. Norse ancestors hold spiritualist meetings [7]

11. Steering the ship is a trick [3]

12. & 29 Across. Otological combustion? (2 words, [3], [8])

13. Practicing casuistry or equivocation? [2]

15. Dubious manipulation seems to be a product of low illuminance [11]

19. Laura latterly is all aglow [4]

21. See 32 Across

22. & 5 Across. Mall miff is just smoke and mirrors (2 words, hyphenated [4], [4])

23. Vehicle moving quickly for protective covering [8]

25. A chute without a start can still carry a load [3]

27. Phone without acidity level is not many [3]

29. & 42 Down. Colin is fearful when his fortune is told (2 words, [4], [7])

33. Brew to the South East an annoyance [5]

34. Power without Public Relations leaves a debt [3]

37. See 1 Across

39. Putting 50 into the music group could make it rather insipid [5]

41. Mixing huic soup for snake carrier [8]

42. See 29 Down

44. So cut op for marine creature [7]

46. A long step gets you across [7]

47. A former IT worker makes a way out [4]

51. Arsenic and sulphur could take one for a ride [3]

54. Current to earth for airman [3]

55. Out of the woods? Use this [4]

57. Greek god going back for 40 winks [3]

Solution here: https://vicskeptics.wordpress.com/puzzles/may-2012-crossword-solution/

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