curarist (curarist) wrote in times_xwd_times,
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Quick Cryptic 1474 by Felix

Well, the theme of today seems to be the compound anagram, 15ac, 3dn, 5dn, 16dn. Assuming that doesn't throw you it's a pretty straighforward offering today. I love the Dallas reference, who's going to claim to be too young to get it?

Across
1 Back in Galloway, having left without permission (4)
AWOL -  Reverse hidden word  - galLOWAy. Absent without leave.
4 US university rugby forward providing form of security (4,4)
YALE LOCK - YALE is the university and LOCK is the rugby forward
8 I hold what’s been laid on the table? (6)
EGGCUP - cryptic definition. An egg has been laid, and it's on the table.
9 Arts graduate turns to jelly and bread rolls (6)
BAGELS - BA + GELS
10 Aware of our originally visiting tavern (2,2)
IN ON - INN with O inside
11 Osier: dry, withered and pathetic (8)
DERISORY - anagram ('withered') of OSIER DRY
12 They’re for raising flags (5)
JACKS - double definition
13 Stan’s partner not finishing ancient fairy story (5)
OLLIE - ancient is OLD, unfinished it is OL, add LIE for fairy story.
15 Puss, moving to catch part of bird, surges (8)
UPSWINGS - anagram ('moving') of PUSS with WING inside
17 A politician following leader of Conservative party (4)
CAMP - C + A MP
19 Pose without shirt? Don’t do that! (4,2)
STOP IT - Pose is SIT (for a portrait etc) with TOP inside
20 Rubbish very loudly placed in heap (6)
PIFFLE - FF is very loudly, inside PILE
21 Old religious warrior, more primitive, around S Africa (8)
CRUSADER - CRUDER with SA inside
22 Second of broadcasts, live, far from well done (4)
RARE - R is the second letter of broadcasts, add ARE for live

Down
2 Truck landed carrying silver (5)
WAGON - WON is landed with AG for silver inside
3 Nicola, awfully cold and saying little (7)
LACONIC - anagram ('awfully') of NICOLA + C for cold
4 Wages have gone up? That’s barking! (3)
YAP - PAY backwards
5 Difficult and unusual burials, with nothing going in twice (9)
LABORIOUS - anagram ('unusual') of BURIALS with O added in two places
6 Trail thus coming north arriving at African city (5)
LAGOS - LAG is to trail, thus is SO, reverse it
7 In tropical, oriental parts there’s some heat! (7)
CALORIE - hidden word tropiCAL ORIEntal
11 Ceased holding tabloid: it’s come apart (9)
DISUNITED - DIED with SUN IT inside
12 Huge body of Dallas character holding up short item (7)
JUPITER - JR (Ewing) is the Dallas Character, containing UP + ITE(m)
14 Nick the match (7)
LUCIFER - Double definition. Old Nick is a word for devil, Lucifer is a type of match
16 Cleans different pews one sits in (5)
WIPES - anagram ('different') of PEWS with I inserted
18 Someone beaming, heading off track athlete? (5)
MILER - Someone beaming is a SMILER, remove the first letter
20 Physical exercises right for each (3)
PER - PE + R
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