November 15th, 2019

Quick Cryptic 1484 by Rodney

Perhaps a bit chewier than recent offerings, but with a fair share of write-ins. LOI 1 dn, which I did not know.

Across
1 Support friend grabbing editor to issue retractions? (4-5)
BACK-PEDAL - BACK (support) + PAL with ED inside
6 Something needed for computer drive (3)
RAM - double definition
8 Role kid played as a Pole? (7)
RODLIKE - anagram ('played') of ROLE KID
9 Cube consumed orally (5)
EIGHT - 8 = 2 x 2 x 2. Sounds like 'ate'
10 Unusually, I did Ness meat spread (12)
DISSEMINATED - anagram ('unusually') of I DID NESS MEAT
12 Dramatic work to approach doggedly after vacation (6)
COMEDY - COME + DY ('doggedly' with the insides removed)
13 Person longing — not the first — for something profitable (6)
EARNER - YEARNER minus the first letter
16 Fresh proposal, note, I’m on for reversing by state (12)
RENOMINATION - RE (note) + IM ON backwards + NATION
19 Delicate and charming, if partially self-indulgent (5)
ELFIN - hidden word sELF-INdulgent
20 Share some room together, having finished drink (7)
OVERLAP - OVER (finished) + LAP (drink)
22 Heavens, that’s risky, losing leading pair! (3)
SKY - RISKY minus first two letters
23 Scottish writer holding vespers briefly on street (9)
STEVENSON - ST + EVENSON(g)

Down
1 Queen visiting British Museum and bank (4)
BERM - ER inside BM. New one on me.
2 Mother protects one following rogue element (7)
CADMIUM - CAD (rogue) + MUM with I inside
3 Letter of public house, opening for inspection (3)
PHI - PH + I
4 Impractical Mae turning up in dull clothing (6)
DREAMY - MAE upside down inside DRY
5 Ambush requiring delay after lazy morning? (3,2,4)
LIE IN WAIT - LIE-IN + WAIT
6 Ceremony read out? Correct! (5)
RIGHT - sounds like 'rite'
7 Ring fighter in tangle runs after trouble (7)
MATADOR - MAT (tangle) + ADO + R
11 Deposits sent south including US coin (9)
SEDIMENTS - SENT S with DIME inside
12 Runs people’s professional lives (7)
CAREERS - double definition
14 Pasta dish ultimately eaten a lot (7)
NOODLES - N (last letter of 'eaten') + OODLES
15 Call for more RE once, strangely (6)
ENCORE - anagram ('strangely') of RE ONCE
17 Tiny feet, initially remarkably agile (5)
NIFTY - anagram ('remarkably') of TINY + F
18 Cross country from which I must be excluded (4)
SPAN - SPAIN minus I
21 Listener’s vote for viewer (3)
EYE - sounds like 'aye', a vote in favour