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  • 1ac: ZING: Nodding off, with party lacking vitality (4): DOZING (nodding off) - DO (party)
  • 7ac: SPALD: Shoulder of e.g. lamb, left in, well done? One must be left out (5): SPA (well) + DONE around L(eft) - ONE
  • 12ac: ABORAL: Wind covered by centre of palm away from the mouth (6) BORA (wind) in (p)AL(m)
  • 13ac: ATOCIA: A coati operated on for sterility (6): *(A COAT I)
  • 14ac: KITEMARK: Team working in church, guarantee of quality? (8): *(TEAM) in KIRK (church); ref. Kitemark
  • 15ac: ABCEE: Rudimentary knowledge about taken in by a self-help group? (5): C (circa, about) in A BEE (self-help group)
  • 16ac: MARID: Very strong spirit I included in tot knocked back (5): I in DRAM (tot) reversed
  • 18ac: TICKING: Reprimand when one’s cut off strong cloth (7): TICKING-OFF (reprimand) - OFF
  • 19ac: PORTERS’ LODGE: Bagging degree, poor Gretel’s delirious - students often pass this (12, 2 words, apostrophe): D(egree) in *(POOR GRETELS)
  • 21ac: CONGRATULATE: Salute by means of dance bidding farewell to a local chief, deceased (12): CONGA (dance) - A + RATU (Fijian chief) + LATE (deceased)
  • 24ac: IGARAPE: One sort of pike to take off waterway for canoeists (7): I (one) + GAR (pike) + APE (take off)
  • 28ac: RIMED: I am clad in scarlet, coated as in winter? (5): I’M (I am) in RED (scarlet)
  • 29ac: AORTA: Major vessel is removed from tense area (5): AORIST (Greek tense) - IS + A(rea)
  • 30ac: HEIRLOOM: Ruined home spanning Ireland (old), part of estate? (8): *(HOME) around IRL (Ireland) + O(old)
  • 31ac: ZANIER: Cuckoo circled by duck? Not duck – more like a cuckoo (6): ANI (cuckoo) inside ZERO (duck) - O (duck)
  • 32ac: ANANKE: A nude almost clutching her head in need (6): A + NAKE(d) (nude) around N (head of “nude”)
  • 33ac: ALTAR: Brig wrecked off rock table? (5): GIBRALTAR (rock) - *(BRIG)
  • 34ac: GAIN: Old boot one caught in trap (4): A (one) in GIN (trap)
  • 1dn: ZAKAT: Charity tax, zero on American tea leaves (5): Z(ero) A(merican) KAT (tea leaves)
  • 2dn: IBIBIO: Some Nigerians – in the same place others will accept one (6): IB (abbr. ibidem, in the same place) + IBO (other Nigerian people; ref. Ibo) around I (one); ref. Ibibio
  • 3dn: GREEK: Take in odd misfit, a cunning old rogue (5): R (take) in GEEK (odd misfit)
  • 4dn: LAMETER: Person disabled formerly, one learning a measure (7): L(earner) + A + METER (measure)
  • 5dn: CLAPTRAPPERY: Applaud attempt to restrict paper that’s broadcast bunkum (12): CLAP (applaud) + TRY (attempt) around *(PAPER)
  • 6dn: BARRISTERIAL: Air Sir Albert flourished, showing skill in court? (12): *(AIR SIR ALBERT)
  • 8dn: POBAK: Worshipper in e.g. Sofia mosque, climbing old crooked work (5): KAB (obs. crooked) + OP (work) reversed
  • 9dn: ACARIDAN: It’s maybe a mite dry inside a chimney pot (8): ARID (dry) in A CAN (chimney pot)
  • 10dn: LINING: Piece of muslin in green furnishing cushion? (6): musLIN IN Green
  • 11dn: DAUD: Large piece of Scotland, area in grip of failure (4): A in DUD (failure)
  • 17dn: ORNAMENT: King given title, not upset about that bit of added knick-knackery (8): R (king) + NAME (title) in *(NOT)
  • 20dn: LUCARNE: Church window unclear, being refurbished (7): *(UNCLEAR)
  • 22dn: OGIVAL: Can I proceed heavenward, like a rocket’s cone? (6): LAV (can) + I + GO (proceed) reversed
  • 23dn: TITOKI: Tree with reddish flowers it’s all right for monkey to devour (6): OK (all right) in TITI (monkey)
  • 25dn: REDIA: Some explore diagrams showing form in life cycle of parasites (5): exploRE DIAgrams
  • 26dn: ROLAG: Wool for spinning from cloth scrap? Lubricant I dropped in (5): OIL (lubricant) - I in RAG (cloth scrap)
  • 27dn: YAMEN: Whence mandarin rules, forever elevated above people (5): AY (forever) reversed on MEN (people)
  • 28dn: RIZA: American rose atop a ‘window’ allowing view of icon (4): RIZ (US dial. “rose”) + A