Times Jumbo 1264

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I didn’t find this especially difficult, but did carelessly get 2dn wrong initially – note to self: next time check that the anagram contains sufficient Os!

As always, * indicates an anagram.

Across
1 ANAEROBIC – (bacteria + o)*, but with n replacing the t
6 CAPEK – CAPE + theme-parK. Karel ńĆapek was the author of the science-fiction play R.U.R.
9 DE FACTO – DEF + ACTOr
13 AUTOS – TO, in A US. If cars are driven on a (UK) motorway, AUTOS are driven on a (US) freeway
14 SECOMBE – COMB in SEE. Harry SECOMBE was one of the Goons in the radio series
15 EASY RIDER – double indication
16 STRAIGHT OFF – sounds like ‘stray toff’
17 CONTACT LENS – cryptic indication
18 BY-PLAY – just a cryptic indication, I think – does anyone have further light to shed on this one?
19 NIFLHEIM – (in film he)*
21 THEBES – THE BESt
25 TEMPORAL – TEMP + ORAL
26 WORCESTERSHIRE – CE, in WORSTERS + HIRE. Reference is to WORCESTERSHIRE sauce
28 LORRY – LORY around R
29 SHAVER – Hostel in SAVER
30 MALCONTENT – MeAL CONTENT
33 SCHOOL YEAR – (core holidays)*
35 SAUCER – SAUERkraut around C
36 FATAL – FAT + ALe
38 INSUFFICIENTLY – INEFFICIENTLY, with SUn replacing the first E
40 SANCTION – SANCTIFY, with the last quarter of the word (FY) replaced by ON
42 PSYCHE – hidden in tiPSY CHEerleader
43 READY-MIX – (X-rayed I’m)*
44 CLOTHE – LOTH in CE
47 IMPRACTICAL – I + M + PR + ACT + I + CALl
50 TRADE SECRET – (re-scattered)*
52 GOLDENEYE – (elegy done)*
53 BEEF TEA – EFT, in BEE + A
54 GUARD – GUrnARD
55 REPRESS – REP + RE + SS
56 TWEET – WEE in TT (teetotal)
57 RYE WHISKY – YE + WHISK, in RY (railway)

Down
1 AMASS – AM ASS
2 ANTHROPOMORPHOSIS – (ship’s motor harpoon)*
3 RESPIRATORY – (RE STORY), around PI (an irrational number) + RA
4 BYSSHE – BY + S + SHE. Refers to Percy BYSSHE Shelley
5 CYCLONIC – CLOudy in CYNIC
6 CAMP FOLLOWER – (of PM), reversed, in CALLOWER
7 PRESCIENCE – CI in PRESENCE
8 KLEIN – hidden in sparKLE INtensely
9 DISMANTLE – DI’S MANTLE
10 FIRST PERSON – R in FIST, + PER + SON. Refers to the – I suspect obsolete – use of ‘we’, to signify ‘I’, by the British monarch
11 CADGE – CAD, + eg (reversed)
12 OGRESS – the addition of ‘pr’ (pair) would turn OGRESS into PROGRESS
18 BATTLESHIP – BA + TiTLES + HIP
20 MISMATCH – MIST around MA, + CH
22 EMINENT VICTORIANS – E + MINE + NT + VICTORIA + NS
23 MARSHY – SHY after MAR
24 PESTILENCE – STILE in PENCE
27 CAVALIER – double definition
31 CEREAL – ERE in CAL
32 HARLEY STREET – This London street was traditionally (and indeed still is) home to many medical practices
34 OFFICIALESE – (facile foe is)*
36 FOCAL LENGTH – (FALLEN, + initial letters of ‘glasses to help’), around OptiC
37 INFALLIBLE – ill, reversed, in IN FABLE
39 INEPTNESS – (nine steps)*
41 DISASTER – DIS-ASTER (asters are daisy-like flowers)
45 JIGGER – double definition
46 SESAME – SElf-SAME
48 POLYP – PLY + P, around O
49 CHEST – C’EST around H
51 TODAY – (ado, in y +t), reversed

5 comments on “Times Jumbo 1264”

  1. For the longest time I had ‘by-pass’ at 18ac (my 2d to LOI), until 3d made me change my mind; I guessed it was a dd (by-play/by play), but what do I know? I was impressed by the uglitude of so many clues; I’ve got ‘feh’ in the margins by eg 26ac, 30ac, 18d, etc.; what are these clues supposed to mean?
  2. The Club site tells me I took almost 23 hours to solve this, so I must have spread it out a bit. I recall having to look up NIFLHEIM, crossing my fingers for JIGGERS and biffing ANTHROPMORPHISTS instead of the correct answer. A bit of a slog all in all. Thanks Helen.
  3. I liked the symmetrically placed movies, EASY RIDER and GOLDENEYE.

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