Azed

No. 2,396 Plain

The Observer - The New Review - - Puzzles -

Across

1 Court ban miss ne­glected, be­ing op­posed to in­quiry (12)

10 Did he creep about ne­far­i­ously, in favour of break­ing rule? (7) 12 Some­what blush­ful, but up for it, we hear (5)

13 Com­rade, fre­quently hold­ing de­gree (6)

14 Prickly weed I slash back re­peat­edly (8)

16 Scots get used to new food in for­eign coun­try (5)

18 The old man’s re­turned for­merly clean plate (5)

19 Con­vert, dusky? One whirls nois­ily (7) 20 First off, smashed back hard ball (4) 22 Over­seer iden­ti­fy­ing sounds from the flock (4)

24 Ras­cal that is after re­turn pas­sage, one sailor should ig­nore (7) 26 Loose cape that con­ceals Vestal maiden’s outer parts (5)

28 Check start of sail­ing with tide (5) 29 Blue or red re­plac­ing cross at end of hand on dial (8)

32 Prob­a­ble mis­print in Shake­speare was ex­cit­ing, end­lessly (6) 33 Cheno­pod fun­gus, by the sound of it? (5)

34 Doc­tor, see, in­tro­duced to grass, struck off? (7)

35 Fruit and veg, dis­mal, dodgy eastern cor­ner gal­le­ria ini­tially got in (12)

Down

2 Take pewter’s half swirling in tra­di­tional strong drink – one serves one’s own ale (7)

3 Help? Bit of damp’s en­tered that ma­te­rial for new-laid pitch? (4) 4 Un­der­size co­ley racket – that’s some­thing to chew on (6)

5 Fussy earl about to join up, re­quir­ing spe­cial­ized cells (9)

6 Edible seaweed – me too? Cer­tainly not (4)

7 Rat­tle in­side bark? Old-fash­ioned lure (6)

8 Name: pop­u­lar bul­rush in­cludes it (8) 9 Partly ad­min­is­tered quan­tity of deal, say? (5)

10 Glan­du­lar trou­ble, sort I’m past after treat­ment (10)

11 Honourable priest in Jer­sey etc, as al­leged in court (10)

15 Ris­ing ex­pert more than 50% doubt­ful – he gives up (9)

17 What’s artist used to join bits of de­tail dam­aged? (8)

21 Make fresh changes to sec­tion of mar­mo­real ter­rac­ing (7)

23 Fine col­lege with a lake around it (6) 25 First of build­ings in Lancs town erected as a unit (6, 2 words) 27 Cal­iban’s pad, say, made of wo­ven ratan (5)

30 Part of trawler’s catch end­ing in larder, tinned? (4)

31 Pun­gent herb to throw out mostly after pulling up (4) The Cham­bers Dic­tio­nary (2014) is rec­om­mended.

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