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287811 Ban EU travel until, finally, non-existent (4)   non-existent 3d 2021-06-26 Independent 10828 by Dalibor Saturday Puzzle 26 June 2021 https://www.fifteensquared.net/2021/06/26/independent-10828-by-dalibor-saturday-puzzle-26-june-2021/ fifteensquared
1482 Strut around Hamilton with pasty-eating top executive (5)   Strut around Hamilton 14a 2014-11-28 Club Monthly 20170 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1223089.html times_xwd_times
1503 Birthday’s coming up: look to stop that old person's curse!   old person's curse 21d 2014-11-28 Club Monthly 20170 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1223089.html times_xwd_times
2473 this clue didn't remind anyone else of the epoch-shatteringly bad Bennifer movie...     Hopea 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2474 RIP - sounds like "LET'S RIP", which could be an invitation to copy software or what have you     LETSa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2475 - SLIGHT [small] "seals" {shor}E     SLEIGHTa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2476 - CURTAIL [dock] replacing its last letter with... um, N for large? Think I'm missing something     CURTAINa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2477 - AN NOD AM [an | agreement | earlier in the day] reversed     MADONNAa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2478 - {br}ECHT - German playwright (Bertolt) losing his BR for British     ECHTa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2479 - (MEETING NOT*) ["for reorganising"]     MIGNONETTEa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2480 - humorously misconstrued, if you only spend a single second in command, you've been a very short time at the top     SECOND-IN-COMMANDa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
2481 - double def     DASHESa 2018-04-06 Times 27,005 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1920959.html times_xwd_times
5071 the brass bands play: "Tidd[e]ly-om-pom-pom!"     Wherea 2018-07-28 Times Cryptic No 27096 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1981841.html times_xwd_times
5072 BACK: double definition, the first facetious.     LIEa 2018-07-28 Times Cryptic No 27096 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1981841.html times_xwd_times
5073 IN (hip), HALER (more robust). A pedant might object that it expands the bronchi, not the chest, but near enough.     INHALERa 2018-07-28 Times Cryptic No 27096 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1981841.html times_xwd_times
5074 MILL: FLOUR sounds like “flower”, as in “the flower of English womanhood”. The philosopher is John Stuart MILL.     FLOURa 2018-07-28 Times Cryptic No 27096 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1981841.html times_xwd_times
5075 spelled out by the first letters (“the faces”) of each word.     TEMPTa 2018-07-28 Times Cryptic No 27096 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1981841.html times_xwd_times
5076 sounds like SOW FEAR, at least to non-rhotic speakers (those who don’t stress their “r”s).     SOFIAa 2018-07-28 Times Cryptic No 27096 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1981841.html times_xwd_times
7366 South African lynx runs ahead of boor in grass (7)   South African lynx 1a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7367 Help with vessel, Sinbad’s cutter? (7)   Sinbad’s cutter 5a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7368 Stick Old Testament in non-standard agreement for faith schools (9)   faith schools 9a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7369 What might make trunk sticky, foul-minded nurses? (5)   What might make trunk sticky 10a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7370 Unfinished poem, hard in Armenian (5)   Armenian 11a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7371 a poem     writinga 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7372 very diffic     isa 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7373 - S(mall) + AGITTATE, worry with a "double nucleus"     sagittatea 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7374 - DIE (perish) + FF (following repeated) + B(ANKS) in *(CHINA SEA). Tricky! Fortunately a word I had come across before, but the wordplay was hard to unravel.. ages spent thinking there would be a BB in there somewhere     dieffenbachiasa 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7375 - RH + Y (unknown, not x or z) + PA (aide) + RAP (strike) and H(ours) in ROGER (understood).     rhyparographera 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7376 - IMP (terror, eg my grandson) + ROMP (spree) + ( AU )TU(MN)     impromptua 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7377 - hmm, I think this is CLEAN (without difficulties) "cycled" into ANCLE. Not a device I recall seeing before     anclea 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7378 - HC + T(HAT) + UK, all rev.     kutcha 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7379 - E(nglish) and OZ, rev. in BARDIC (related to lyricists). Nice surface!     bezoardica 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7380 - R(un) + *(RESORT)     rortersa 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7382 In sunshine, it’s surprising infidels among the Ottomans (6)   infidels among the Ottomans 1a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7383 Outsiders displace Gift Aid’s regular contributions (7)   Outsiders 2a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7384 Red-flowering plant starts in area in front of house, perhaps carnation coming up (9)   Red-flowering plant 3a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7385 Obstacles for cavalry: louts rode unsteadily on horseback (5-2-4)   Obstacles for cavalry 4a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7386 Stop Her Highness seizing ring (3)   Stop 5a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7387 Aged female relative’s sister capturing a brother’s heart (5)   Aged female relative’s 6a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7388 Flowery muslin stuff seen on lion-tamer, more than half visible (7)   Flowery muslin stuff 7a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7389 Upset once scriptural teaching is on new division in Biblical chapter (8)   Upset once 8a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7390 Perth beggar’s lifted pouch, form of lure that is found around New Zealand (11)   Perth beggar’s 13a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7391 Headed mushroom consumed by Henry? (9)   Headed 15a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7392 See someone gathering stuff on ground that covers Channel Islands up? (8)     16a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7393 About time to neuter mounting dog (7)   dog 18a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7394 Cut off old-style pledge, upset (at giving way to crude signature?) (7)   Cut off old-style 19a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7395 In Rhineland I must interrupt visit for “rock” in body of water (6)   “rock” in body of water 20a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7396 Brass work that’s tedious moving over to first place (5)   Brass 22a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
7397 Wader leaving northernmost island again (3)   again 25a 2014-08-29 Club Monthly 20167 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1172474.html times_xwd_times
8588 the word, although I saw it from the wordplay once I had a couple of helpers. Wikipedia tells me: Ætheling (also spelt Aetheling, Atheling or Etheling) was an Old English term used in Anglo-Saxon England to designate princes of the royal dynasty who were eligible for the kingship.     DNKa 2017-04-22 Times Saturday 26700 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1725548.html times_xwd_times
11037 had great trouble with this clue! On my first pass I confidently wrote in TRAPPED = T[ape] + RAPPED, meaning “caught”. Then 19dn had an “I”, not an “A”. Oh well … I suppose TRIPPED works pretty much equally well! Only when I decided 3dn couldn’t possibly end “I-P” did I realise the definition must be “caught on”! Well done, setter.     Ia 2018-11-24 Times Cryptic No 27198 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2045072.html times_xwd_times
11038 PAY (foot, the bill for example) around (about) ISLE (an inch).     PAISLEYa 2018-11-24 Times Cryptic No 27198 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2045072.html times_xwd_times
11039 AS (when) following M (mass) and X (times), the last two letters reversed (reflecting).     XMASa 2018-11-24 Times Cryptic No 27198 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2045072.html times_xwd_times
11214 afterpiece is a short dramatic entertainment performed after the principal play.     Ana 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11215 - hidden reversed in {che}EKY D{adaist}     DYKEa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11216 - double def with COR, NICE! [appreciative exclamation]     CORNICEa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11217 - (O THE S S S) ["played"]. Mistress Quickly from the same Shakespeare plays in which you'll find Falstaff.     HOSTESSa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11218 - homophone of EARN [to take home]. Trap being a mouth here.     ERNEa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11219 - AB SO LUTIST [muscle | hence | someone pulling/plucking the strings]     ABSOLUTISTa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11220 A - TAMIN{g} [checking, "short"] "cuts" VIA [using]     VITAMINa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11221 - TAUT [pulled - hard] + ON [leg] + reversed MY [of the setter]. A tautonym is eg Gorilla gorilla, where genus and species name are the same.     TAUTONYMa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11222 - GRIM [threatening] + AL{ad}DI{n}. Joseph Grimaldi of Victorian times.     GRIMALDIa 2019-11-21 Times 27,515 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2243399.html times_xwd_times
11413 pluperfect tense denotes an action completed prior to some past point of time specified or implied, formed in English by had and the past participle, as in he had gone by then. Hands up anyone who knew that without having studied Latin, Greek or Times crosswords!     Thea 2018-03-24 Times Cryptic No 26988 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1914094.html times_xwd_times
11414 backwards hidden answer.     VEERa 2018-03-24 Times Cryptic No 26988 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1914094.html times_xwd_times
11415 FIX = difficulty, ATE = worried.     FIXATEa 2018-03-24 Times Cryptic No 26988 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1914094.html times_xwd_times
11416 I YAK = “rabbit I", had inside TERI = every second letter of “ThE tRaIn”.     TERIYAKIa 2018-03-24 Times Cryptic No 26988 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1914094.html times_xwd_times
11417 cryptic definition, relating to how Miss Muffet reacted to the spider.     WHEYa 2018-03-24 Times Cryptic No 26988 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1914094.html times_xwd_times
13539 sure how many time signals you get on TV in these days of ubiquitous mobile phones, but I assume they used to be happen and be very useful in the day?     Nota 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13540 OUP [= Oxford University Press = publisher] wants a C [chapter] at the front     COUPa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13541 COLE [old king (in the nursery rhyme)] keeping ARI{d} [dry "for the most part"]     CARIOLEa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13542 after FED reversed [US agent "returned"], LATE [behind schedule]     DEFLATEa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13543 WELL IN [very familiar] with G TON [good | fashion]     WELLINGTONa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13544 A [area] at end of GO [journey]     GOAa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13545 O O [two eggs] + LONG [potentially boring]     OOLONGa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13546 double def     CONTRACTa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13547 THE SLY: (HONESTLY*) ["manoeuvring"]     ONa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13548 reverse all of REC COS [sports ground + companies]     SOCCERa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13549 double def. RAY as in doh-ray-mi-fah, the second note of the diatonic scale.     RAYa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13550 DATES [particular days], collecting OCTO{be}R [one month, but with BE "avoided"]     DOCTORATESa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13551 reverse all of RED O ORB [left-wing | sphere, "without" (as in outside of) O for love]     BROODERa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13552 SKIER [sportsperson] "digesting" PP [pianissimo = very quiet]     SKIPPERa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13553 SEND [to despatch], its first letter moved to the end     ENDSa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13559 Greene surely must be the author to have made most appearances in cryptics due to his helpful letters. Are there any other contenders?     Grahama 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13560 ADDIC{t}ION [habit, losing its C for cold]     ADDITIONa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13561 (I G{rimace} A LOT A*) ["nasty"]     OTALGIAa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
13562 POE [author] gets presented with TASTERS [samples]     POETASTERSa 2018-05-18 Times 27,041 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1943595.html times_xwd_times
18904 ewe-necked horse has a thin concave neck. Not to be confused with a V-necked sweater.     Aa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
18908 "pay" is to waterproof a boat by sealing it with tar.     Toa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
18909 - CO [carbon monoxide = harmful gas] found by JONES [Welshman]     COJONESa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
18910 - {n}AV{y} + I'S [one's], all reversed for this Hindu deity.     SIVAa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
18911 - L IKE MINDED [Liberal | President (Eisenhower) | tended]     LIKE-MINDEDa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
18912 TOWN - SPAT OWN [argument | to have]     SPAa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
18913 - DALI [Spaniard (Salvador) who painted] in {m}OSQUE [place of worship, "topless"]     ODALISQUEa 2019-07-04 Times 27,395 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/2167580.html times_xwd_times
20642 else a little Conservative!     Ora 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times
20643 - OUT [unfashionable] + homophone of DONNE.     OUTDONEa 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times
20644 - Not sure if this is a reference to Olivia Manning's novel "School for Love"? I'm afraid to say I bunged this in after ruling out SHADOWS, assuming it was a Twelfth Night reference... but if it is, it's gone over my head!     SCHOOLSa 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times
20645 - (MAR TRUE*) ["representation"], semi-&lit     ERRATUMa 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times
20646 - Meursault being Camus's Outsider.     INSIDERa 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times
20647 THINGS - T{able} + EATING S [consuming | seconds] about H{our}     TEAa 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times
20648 - a not-very-cryptic cryptic definition? Or perhaps "of imprisonment" is cluing OF LAG? Reader, I biffed it.     OFLAGa 2017-04-21 TLS Crossword 1169 https://times-xwd-times.livejournal.com/1724989.html times_xwd_times

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