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Delayed because of my time away at ECDA 2014; I worked on it on Saturday morning, doing most of it in one go. phew.

  • 1ac: GAMESTER: Old lecher getting me in the stomach (8): ME in GASTER (stomach)
  • 7ac: SOPH: Soggy bit of bread, hot – one was fresher earlier (4): SOP (soggy bit of bread) + H(ot); ref. Sophomore
  • 10ac: ARISTOLOCHIA: Tropical climbers: one is ariot growing wild round lake (12): A (one) + *(IS ARIOT) around LOCH (lake)
  • 11ac: MANG: Archaic slang talk confined to German glossaries (4): gerMAN Glossaries
  • 13ac: DIABLE: Cooking pot – one put in what’s fit to eat, removing lid (6): A (one) in (e)DIBLE
  • 14ac: PROFANE: Secular piece of glass on account of being inserted wrong way round (7): PANE (piece of glass) around FOR (on account of) reversed
  • 16ac: QUESTRIST: One who earnestly sought rest disturbed with pigeon around (9): *(REST) inside QUIST (pigeon)
  • 17ac: SHIKSE: Gentile girl he excited with kiss (6): *(HE KISS)
  • 19ac: IOTA: Tiny amount, or nothing, held in palm (4): O (nothing) in ITA (palm)
  • 21ac: HIDE: Leather shroud (4): Double definition
  • 23ac: GASSED: Was chattering fool catching fish? The opposite (6): ASS (fool) in GED (fish)
  • 24ac: STIGMARIA: Part of fossilized tree – it’s vaguely discernible on grand lunar levels (9): *(ITS) + G(rand) + MARIA (lunar plains)
  • 28ac: MANTEEL: Soldier with sword, its head concealed in his cloak (7): MAN (soldier) + (s)TEEL (sword)
  • 29ac: FAVELL: Crafty old horse a length behind favourite (only third) (6): FAVE + L(ength) + (on)L(y)
  • 30ac: ANDA: Classical pianist: you’ll find Verdi — may be varied (4): VERDI and A = *(VARIED); ref. Géza Anda
  • 31ac: OVARIOTOMIST: Gynaecological surgeon having nothing against out of control MO’s messing with it (12): O (nothing) + V (against) + ARIOT (out of control) + *(MOS IT); odd that “ariot” is used here and in 10ac
  • 32ac: SEWN: Overcast? Band of rain we see heading westwards (4): raiN WE See (reversed); nice surface
  • 33ac: CREPANCE: Training cord round front of pastern – does it make horse lame? (8): CREANCE (training cord) round P(astern)
  • 1dn: GAMPISH: Bulging crone turned up clutching wayward imps (7): HAG (crone) reversed around *(IMPS)
  • 2dn: MINOXIDIL: I cover up after love in hussy’s embrace – it offers new hope for baldies! (9): MINX (hussy) around O (love) + I + LID (cover) reversed; ref. Minoxidil
  • 3dn: STRAUSS: Former skipper trained tars on American ship (7): *(TARS) + USS (American ship); ref. Andrew Strauss
  • 4dn: TOWNEE: No country-dweller, wet one when it’s stormy (6): *(WET ONE)
  • 5dn: ELDEST: First-born’s share of Nuffield estate (6): nuffiELD ESTate
  • 6dn: ROIST: Carouse is getting stuck into Franconian red (5): IS in ROT (Ger. “red”)
  • 7dn: SCAW: Was looking up after getting round constant low point? (4): WAS reversed around C(onstant)
  • 8dn: PILASTERED: Showing certain columns I penned, after long lunch in El Vino’s? (10): I in PLASTERED (drunk)
  • 9dn: HAEM: Meat, round end of T-bone, the colour of blood (4): HAM (meat) around (t-bon)E
  • 12dn: ARCHITRAVE: Part of entablature with e.g. pictures put up in repository (10): ART (e.g. pictures) reversed in ARCHIVE (repository)
  • 15dn: DIOSGENIN: Extract of yams? Stirred dose in gin (9): *(DOSE IN GIN)
  • 18dn: MAINTOP: Keen on opening chart in crow’s-nest? (7): INTO (keen) in MAP (chart)
  • 20dn: ADULATE: Butter potato beginning to dry up, upset about it (7): ALU (potato; var. “aloo”) + D(ry) reveresed in ATE (upset)
  • 22dn: SAMLOR: Jack I exchanged for money for autorickshaw? (6): SAILOR (Jack) + M(oney) - I
  • 23dn: Adorned old jar with square inside (6): GRATE (jar) around S(quare)
  • 25dn: MALIC: What serpent shows cutting ultimate bit of sour apple? (5): MALIC(e)
  • 26dn: UFOS: What only the gullible believe in? Objectively we’ll admit owning up (4): US (objective case of “we”) around OF (owning) reversed
  • 27dn: KERN: Old peasant, one remembered for his tunes (4): Double Definition; ref. Jerome Kern