No. 5 July 2015

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Across
1/1D 17 7, a dark-haired forest-dweller, meets bad end (10)
4 Intensify a mild irritation, say, with great fervour (9)
9 Song in which scoundrel gets imprisoned, resulting in idyllic state (7)
10 See 23
11 Beat something you can beat without end, boy (4)
12 Doctors one article in fundamental science (10)
14 We own everything around, yes? No (3,5)
15 Girl’s nail chipped and torn, causing medical condition (6)
17 Constant speed’s appropriate (6)
19 Miserable, heartless war made a deep impression (8)
22 Consume pork pie, perhaps, after unexpected event (3,4,3)
23/10 Casually mentioned how “enamel” was translated to the Spanish? (4-7)
26 Backstreet hairdresser? I’m told he overheard opening words to a 16 (3,4)
27 “Out, pain, out!” – somewhat unrealistic? (7)
28 Tenzing helped Everest party leaders gain a foothold, taking this means to stay dry (3,6)
29 Only a small number understand this (5)
Down
1 See 1 Across
2 “Accumulation of wealth” has a harsh sound (7)
3 Josh Key, a 17 7? (4)
4/25 Wiggle out of promise following exploit with “The Property of a Lady” (12)
5 He could come unstitched? (6)
6 Difficult school test – “Where may hammers be found?” (10)
7 Hook, perhaps, where hat hangs above spot initially rejected (7)
8 Another dismal day for servant (5,4)
13 Peter’s sister is not sent up to bed before the end (10)
14 Parcel unwrapped in the course of fitting this could get upset (9)
16/21 Silver may be found here, sure, and ’tis real fancy (8,6)
18 Rope upon which sailor climbs (7)
20 Commanding direction of vessel (7)
21 See 16
24 Modern story reveals predecessor of Mach, follower of Max, and the origin of Blofeld (5)
25 See 4

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2 thoughts on “No. 5 July 2015

  1. Nice workout, thank you. Enjoyed the Pirate theme, even though there were some characters I had to look up (never heard of the Wiggles for example)

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