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Not too hard this week; in contrast to last week, this didn't keep me up at night. I enjoyed discovering that “beeswing” was an upper crust (on port, what else?), and that “earlierise” is a verb meaning to make earlier.

  • 1ac: BEESWING: Upper crust gathering accompanied by big-band jazz: BEE (gathering) + SWING (big-band jazz); Beeswing
  • 7ac: OSSA: Bones when in this condition must be retrorse: AS (when) SO (in this condition) reversed
  • 10ac: OPHIOLATER: E.g. moccasins I adore – I loathe going out in old pair: O(ld) P(ai)R around *(I LOATHE)
  • 11ac: FREE-ARM: Weapon without charge, with no support for member: sort-of Double Definition I suppose
  • 13ac: FLOR Pro bottling left in what adds to sherry's flavour: FOR around L(eft); Flor
  • 14ac: MISHNAH: I'm backing king about new legal code: I'M reversed + SHAH (king) around N(ew)
  • 15ac: CISTERN: Rains etc will be wasted without a water storage device: *(RAINS ETC) - A; nice surface reading
  • 16ac: SCENA: Part of opera: you'll see I hum its — haltingly for the musicians: *(SCENA + I HUM ITS) = *(THE MUSICIANS)
  • 17ac: LECHWE: Antelope, female ruminant devouring bits of coarse hay beside lake: L(ake) + EWE (female ruminant) around bits of C(oarse) H(ay); Lechwe
  • 22ac: FRANCS: Foreign money from Norway wrapped in folded sash?: N(orway) inside SCARF reversed
  • 23ac: DIPSO: Compulsive boozer ducks round: DIPS (ducks) + O (round)
  • 24ac: HUMMAUM: Sweaty place, creating pong, one gone round by mother: HUM (creating pong, smelly) + MUM (mother) around A (one)
  • 26ac: PSYLLID: More than half tipsy, Aussie fool, backward sucker?: (ti)PSY + DILL (Aus. fool) reversed; Psyllid
  • 28ac: BARP: Scottish cairn you'll get to from top thus: to = top BAR P
  • 30ac: GONIDIA: Lichen cells active after application of indigo: *(INDIGO) + A(ctive); Gonidium (at time of writing, "This Alga-related article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it". So if you're an expert on algae, or lichen, go ahead!)
  • 31ac: LEADARMING: Queer male in drag? It helps to ascertain bed's contours!: *(MALE IN DRAG)
  • 32ac: LITE: Advertising's not so bad fo you, one's learned rate free: LITERATE - RATE
  • 33ac: TEOSINTE: Casse Noisette? It's devoured by herds in e.g. Mexico: *(NOISETTE); Teosinte
  • 1dn: BAFF: Mishit once, reverse of t-triff: F-FAB reversed
  • 2dn: EARLIERISE: Bring forward noble flowers mostly round end of June: EARL (noble) + IRISE(s) (flowers) around (Jun)E
  • 3dn: SPERTHE: Old battle-axe? The woman's saucy inside: SHE around PERT (saucy)
  • 4dn: WHARE: House for Maoris won over race: W(on) over HARE (= race); Whare
  • 5dn: NOMINA: Clan names? One I'm assigned to is coming up: AN (one) + IM + ON (assigned to) reversed
  • 6dn: GLOSSER: Commentator covering bad result in Germany: LOSS (bad result) in GER(many)
  • 7dn: OATH: Part of credo, a theological appeal to heaven: credO A THeological
  • 8dn: STONERN: Rocky's skin lotion kept in tin: TONER (skin lotion) in SN (tin)
  • 9dn: ARCHAISM: Tea's limited in power, what you'd expect from a real oldie: CHAI'S (or CHA IS) in ARM (power)
  • 12dn: MANICURIST: One caring for e.g. nails, crazy over more than half of rustiness dealt with: MANIC (crazy) + *(RUSTI)ness
  • 15dn: CLODPOLL: Dolt? Class rejecting one's messy dollop: CLASS - ASS (dolt) + *(DOLLOP)
  • 18dn: COPYCAT: Pacy wriggling in bed – purr maybe imitated?: *(PACY) inside COT (bed)
  • 19dn: WOOLFAT: Virginia perhaps aiming for something in the ointment: WOOLF + AT (aiming for something); ref. Virginia Woolf
  • 20dn: BAMBINI: Children admitted being bitten by favourite deer? IN inside BAMBI; ref. Bambi
  • 21dn: CHIGRE: Hosted by such, I greet parasite getting under one's skin: suCH I GREet
  • 25dn: MANIS: Sort of cuckoo found in Mississippi: it eats ants: ANI (cuckoo) in MS (Mississippi)
  • 27dn: LODE: Bottom of thick overcoat disappearing in open ditch: LODE(n); ref. Loden cape
  • 29dn: PANE: Quarry group of workmen approach from below: workmEN APproach reversed; ref. Leadlight