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Times 27376 - your bolter for 10

Solving time: 11:58, and a sigh of relief that the one I put in from wordplay turned out to be correct. I could have done better, I rather confidently put in BOLTER for 5 across thinking that it meant someone who ate fast an a horse that refused to jump, or ran away, or something, and that held up the whole top half of the grid for a while.

I enjoyed this one a lot, there's some fun wordplay in these clues, my particular favorite being the Spoonerism at 14 which made me smile.

Away we go...

Across
1 Game European astride horse making unplanned escape (8)
LOOPHOLE -  the game is LOO, then POLE(European) surrounding H(horse)
5 One refuses to eat more quickly (6)
FASTER - double definition
8 Rabbit trap put back (3)
GAB - BAG(trap) reversed
9 Like yew, of course, in wild (10)
CONIFEROUS - anagram of OF,COURSE,IN
10 Owing to Shakespeare, Romeo makes an exit (2,3,3)
TO THE BAD - TO, then Shakespeare is THE BARD, remove R(Romeo)
11 Women's leading pair leaving game playing area (6)
WICKET - W(Women) then take the first two letters away from CRICKET(game)
12 Stop bowler straddling line (4)
HALT - bowler HAT surrounding L(line)
14 Sweets from Spooner's corporation, an inheritance from parents (5,5)
JELLY BEANS - spoonerism of BELLY(corporation), GENES(inheritance from parents)
17 Assertive father to French politician, right-winger (10)
PEREMPTORY - PERE(father in French), MP(politician), TORY(right-winger)
20 G-garbage (4)
GROT - G and ROT. Don't see this style of clue in the Times often, but it was a staple for Araucaria in the Guardian
23 Attempts to solve succeeded (6)
CRACKS -  CRACK(solve), S(succeeded)
24 Fire old men and be damned! (8)
EMBOLDEN -  anagram of OLD,MEN and BE
25 Harry Potter's eye cast (10)
STEREOTYPE - anagram of POTTER'S,EYE (apologies - I had underlined the wrong part of the clue originally)
26 Those completing all one grid had the edge (3)
LED - last letters in alL, onE, griD
27 Tree some outlaw guards (6)
BANYAN - ANY(some) inside BAN(outlaw)
28 Instrument that has diamond cut in half? (8)
TRIANGLE -  bisect a diamond and you can get a TRIANGLE

Down
1 Pilot's guide sets fire to joint (9)
LIGHTSHIP - LIGHTS(sets fire to), HIP(joint)
2 Speaking about section of M25, say (7)
ORBITAL - ORAL(speaking) surrounding BIT - the M25 is a ring road surrounding London
3 One imposing cuts potentially a threat to security (6)
HACKER - double definition
4 Scots factor at England's ground? (4,5)
LAND AGENT - anagram of AT,ENGLAND
5 Scrap fences in small rising road in US (7)
FREEWAY - FRAY(scrap, fight) surrounding WEE(small) reversed
6 Butterless sweet, say, grand teatime fare? (6,3)
SCOTCH EGG -  remove BUTTER from BUTTERSCOTCH(sweet), then EG(say), G(grand)
7 Note appended to records by popular artist (7)
EPSTEIN - TE(note) after EPS(records) then IN(popular) for the sculptor Jacob EPSTEIN
13 Two-timing Republican aboard coach meeting Yankee (9)
TREACHERY -  R(republican) inside TEACHER(coach), then Y(Yankee, NATO alphabet)
15 City dignitary's doctor runs over to stop sovereign mounting (4,5)
LORD MAYOR - MD(doctor), R(runs) and O(over) inside ROYAL(sovereign), all reversed
16 Air amid reeds stirred (3,2,4)
SET ON EDGE - TONE(air) inside SEDGE(reeds)
18 Court barred to actuaries working in large part of world (7)
EURASIA - remove CT(court) from ACTUARIES, then make an anagram
19 Pressure behind part of Arab's leg (7)
PASTERN - P(pressure), ASTERN(behind) - this was my entry from wordplay alone
21 Instruction to halt touching case of deaf prisoner (3,4)
RED FLAG - RE(touching), then the outside letters in DeaF, LAG(prisoner)
22 Chap has taken up period winestore (6)
BODEGA - BOD(chap) then AGE(period) reversed

Comments

jerrywh
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:13 am (UTC)
WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Vinyl & I have compiled a glossary .. there is a link on this page, top right, underneath the Snitch link.
Feel free to suggest additions or amendments, I see it as an evolving thing.

The next objective is to correct and update the list of bloggers and rewrite the whole of the "about this blog" page, watch this space..
sawbill
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:20 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
An excellent device which will save a lot of time explaining to newcomers.

I think DKN should be DNK.
jerrywh
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:24 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Corrected, ta
sawbill
Jun. 13th, 2019 08:09 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Should we include Ximenean? Magoo?
jerrywh
Jun. 13th, 2019 08:24 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
I will add Ximenean .. we decided not to have any individual cognomens in the glossary; Magoo will have an entry in the blogger's list, being a past blogger .. thanks for suggestions!
john_dun
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:29 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Nice one!
kevingregg
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:36 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
When I click on 'glossary', I get the following message:
We are sorry, but you do not have access to this service. Please contact your Organization Administrator for access.
jerrywh
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:42 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Do you, indeed.. no idea why! Perhaps Vinyl will, he picked the webpage to use. Try clearing cache on the TfTT homepage and try the link again ..
Anyone else have that problem?
sotira
Jun. 13th, 2019 07:41 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Good work, chaps. Quite Johnsonian in places
keriothe
Jun. 13th, 2019 08:22 am (UTC)
RE: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Excellent.
starstruck_au
Jun. 13th, 2019 09:28 am (UTC)
RE: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
Fantastic work - well done!
john_dun
Jun. 13th, 2019 11:34 am (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
NHO for Never Heard Of, often seems to pop up....
jerrywh
Jun. 13th, 2019 12:36 pm (UTC)
Re: WE HAVE A GLOSSARY!
added, ta