Growing row over speaker? (9) = MOUSTACHE
Private eye puts query in novel to a male (7,5) = ENQUIRY AGENT
novel = anagram (of query in) a = A, male = GENT
Transference of money (8) = CURRENCY
A couple of interesting anagram types today:
Sudden inspiration in bar potentially? (10) = BRAINSTORM
Reverse anagram, brain storm = IN BAR
Food from Orient slightly altered (4) = EATS
Orient = EAST, slightly altered = anagram Does slightly rescue this from being an indirect anagram? I can’t moan too much as I got it and didn’t get held up for long.
After struggling yesterday and wondering if 2802 had robbed my ability to do cryptics I nearly broke the record today – an enjoyable solve though.
Zones where football supporters are put in coolers? (3,5) = FAN BELTS
Origin of Hamlet found amongst lost papers, possibly (7) = PERHAPS
Words usually used as indicators as definition and answer in this clue. Origin of Hamlet = H, lost = anagram (of papers)
Spring fruits (6) = RESULT
Double definition. Both definitions are a bit of a stretch, but I got there in the end.
Keep detailed new free supplement (3,3) = EKE OUT
detailed = delete last letter, new = anagram (of kee), free = OUT
I think I might have mentioned before that I dislike detailed as a deletion indicator. Not a big fan of sweetheart for E while I’m on the subject.
Storyteller‘s introduction to mystery as worker swallows poison (10) = MAUPASSANT
introduction to mystery = M, as = As, worker = ANT, poison = UPAS
Composer wandering in alien parts (10) = PALESTRINA
wandering = anagram (of alien parts)
Affirms what may be said of subjects (10) = PREDICATES
Loose? Yes and no (4) = FAST
Double Definition. Fast and loose, stuck fast.
ENQUIRY AGENT = private eye
UPAS = poison; Javanese tree with sap used as poison; mythical tree that poisoned all around it.
PREDICATE = Affirm; subject: in grammar word(s) in a sentence by which something is said about the subject.