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Pff. Quite a lot of obscurities (to me, at least), and I have to confess to outside assistance for 28dn. Finished in the nick of time to preserve my 100% record (since mid-January, so not really much of a 100% record, but it's important to me).

  • 1ac: CLUMP: Book lost by club member – clot: CLUB - B(ook) + MP (member of parliament)
  • 8ac: SUBER: Cork it's hell getting back, leaving aside opening: (e)REBUS (hell) reversed
  • 12ac: HORA: Dance music, the limit for harmonica: H OR A (limits of harmonic); ref. Hora, which is not in my Chambers (1993)
  • 13ac: INAURATE: A ruin, battered and corroded, rarely gilded: *(A RUIN) + ATE (corroded)
  • 14ac: URNED: Like tea or coffee made for an audience?: sounds like “earned” (made)
  • 16ac: PANTAGRUELION: Magic herb adding puff to a thin liquor, one gracing menu?: PANT (puff) + A GRUEL (thin liquor) + I (one) + ON (on the menu)
  • 17ac: REIF: Pillage of Scots creating touching condition: RE (creating?) + IF (condition)
  • 19ac: MARSALA: Strong sweet wine sadly beak sent back: ALAS (sadly) + RAM (beak)
  • 20ac: CROSSFISH: Rather angry about following asteroid: CROSSISH (rather angry) around F(ollowing); ref. Sea star
  • 23ac: STEALTH: Whisked lattes, hot – secret process: *(LATTES H(ot))
  • 26ac: JANN: You'll find Trojan never imbibing such weakish spirits: troJAN Never
  • 27ac: SELF-ASSURANCE: Fuss as cleaner is sacked? Confidence required: *(FUSS AS CLEANER)
  • 31ac: ALLEY: It's certainly bordered by lines? Yes, or the other way round: YEA (yes) around LL (lines) reversed; double use of “the other way round”
  • 32ac: EPIDURAL: Dial up re being feverish, wanting relief from labour: *(EPIDURAL); this was for a long time this week the only entry I had in the grid, bringing amusement to the veterans of childbirth in the house.
  • 33ac: ZATI: Monkey from South Africa with reverse of appeal: ZA (South Africa) + IT (appeal) reversed
  • 34ac: LENOS: Thin fabrics – love coming into contact?: LENS (as in “contact lens”) around O (love)
  • 35ac: SAROS: Rails over very long time cycle: SORAS (rails) reversed.
  • 1dn: CHAPRASSI: Fellow accompanying prince is brought up as an orderly: CHAP (fellow) + RAS (prince) + IS reversed
  • 2dn: LOMA: Sort of fringe an old pro cut from below: A MOL(l) (old “pro” as in prostitute) reversed
  • 3dn: URANIC: Once celestial queen is found in the heart of such: RANI (queen) in (s)UC(h)
  • 4dn: PARABOLANUS: Church layman tending the sick of old (as S. Paul on being upset about urchin): *(S PAUL ON) around ARAB (urchin)
  • 5dn: DINGUS: Beat with American doodad: DING (beat) + US (American)
  • 6dn: ONER: Bouncer from Jonson, erratic: jonsON ERratic; though ONER is “lie” and bouncer is a “liar”, so, hm.
  • 7dn: PADUA: Where Anthony lived and died, going into shell: PAUA (shell) around D(ied); ref. Anthony of Padua
  • 8dn: SUPERIORESS: Is she unsettling to pure sisters if not TT? *(TO PURE SISTERS - TT) &lit.
  • 9dn: URAL: River suggesting the country separated from its source: (r)URAL (country)
  • 10dn: BANIA: Climbing a hilltop, I planted a fig tree: A NAB (hilltop) reversed around I
  • 11dn: ETIOLIN: Plants denied light display it: see one riverain's holding up: NILOTE (riverain) around I (one) reversed
  • 15dn: ANAMNESIS: One muddled names and lives in recollection of Proust: AN (one) + *(NAMES) + IS (lives)
  • 18dn: EUTERPE: Energy required in scrambling up tree, palm genus: *(UP TREE) around E(nergy)
  • 21dn: FOULLY: Disgustingly posh, boused in e.g. mock ruin: U (posh) in FOLLY (mock ruin)
  • 22dn: HANGAR: Surrogate mother keeping son, so abandoned, in large shed: HAGAR (surrogate mother; ref. Hagar) around SON - SO
  • 24dn: ELSIN: Sort of Scottish punch – single drunk, not good: *(SINGLE - G)
  • 25dn: TSARS: Official adjudicators giving ‘special’ in ratings?: S(pecial) in TARS (ratings, as in “sailors”)
  • 28dn: FADO: Following difficulty striking new driver, golfer displays dejected air: F(ollowing) + ADO (difficulty) / FALDO (ref. Nick Faldo) - L; ref. Fado
  • 29dn: SLAB: Substantial piece of cake, second, shortened party: S(econd) + LAB (ref. Labour Party)
  • 30dn: CITO: Heads for courier in treating order with despatch: C(ourier) I(n) T(reating) O(rder)