July 23rd, 2021

Quick Cryptic 1924 by Mara

Given the profusion of anagrams and double definitions, I'm guessing this will be straightforward for most. It felt a bit samey, though I did like 17ac and 2d. 5 minutes for me.


Across
1 Wicked piece of radish one's tasted (9)
DISHONEST - hidden word: raDISH ONES Tasted
6 Hang onto pig (3)
HOG - double definition
8 Locate winds around opening to meadow, idyllic place (7)
CAMELOT - anagram ('winds') of LOCATE with M for meadow inserted
9 Cooker called “stove”, ultimately (5)
RANGE - RANG + E
10 Defined unit, I suspect, not recognised (12)
UNIDENTIFIED - anagram ('suspect') of DEFINED UNIT I
12 One requiring membership card (4)
CLUB - double definition
13 Wine in joint? (4)
HOCK - double definition
17 General movement in trial, very sad (5-7)
HEART-RENDING - TREND (general movement) inside HEARING (trial)
20 Go mad formulating principle (5)
DOGMA - anagram ('formulating') of GO MAD
21 Silly ape isn't wise (7)
SAPIENT - anagram ('silly') of APE ISNT
23 Short fat girl (3)
SUE - Short for SUET
24 Dad goes in for jogging, determined (9)
DIAGNOSED - anagram ('for jogging') of DAD GOES IN

Down
1 Embellish pack of cards (4)
DECK - double definition
2 Important if knocked out of cup game (7)
SEMINAL - SEMI FINAL with IF removed. Neat
3 Primarily omniscient, wise learned bird (3)
OWL - initial letters of Omniscient Wise Learned
4 Eg consuming a tin? (6)
EATING - Don't know what to call this. Self-explanatory? A TIN inside EG. Feels like I just wrote the clue out again.
5 Damaged, faulty train abandoned (9)
TARNISHED - anagram ('faulty') of TRAIN followed by SHED
6 Some Spanish in different language (5)
HINDI - hidden word: spanisH IN DIfferent
7 Good and thin — too hungry? (6)
GREEDY - G + REEDY
11 Credit bad, unfortunately — how might one pay? (5,4)
DEBIT CARD - anagram ('unfortunately') of CREDIT BAD
14 A cracking game for kids? (7)
CONKERS - self explanatory
15 Holiday island with drunken hordes (6)
RHODES - anagram ('drunken') of HORDES
16 Old country dance's back in Paris, surprisingly (6)
PERSIA - E (the back of 'dance') inside an anagram ('surprisingly') of PARIS
18 Germanic Briton, crook (5)
ANGLE - double definition
19 Briefly scrutinise horse for breeding (4)
STUD - short for STUDY
22 Writer put in cage (3)
PEN - double definition