DT 27876 – DT 27880

DT 27876

Back to liking these again. Lots of very smooth surface readings.

Plate of fish (5) = SCALE

Double definition

Current rock player (5) = ACTOR

current = AC, rock = TOR

In control of a race meeting taking two males fifty miles (2,3,4) = AT THE HELM

race meeting = TT, male = HE, fifty = L, miles = M

DT 27877

Revered figure, a Spanish chicken? (6) = APOLLO

a = A, Spanish chicken = POLLO

Course in French service, perhaps (6) = ENTREE

Cryptic definition.

DT 27878

What might be played dancing to rumba? (7) = TAMBOUR

dancing = anagram (of to rumba)

Beer fans will be back on time, landing here (6) = TARMAC

beer fans = CAMRA, back = reversal, time = T

DT 27879

Quite tricky but got there in the end:

It’s biting as Spooner’s sleeping? (7) = MORDANT

sleeping? = DORMANT

A bash that’s the opposite of friendly (7) = ASOCIAL

A host (or half of them) give up –- no depth (5) = EMCEE

half of them = EM, give up = CEDE, no depth = delete D

Part of the ear we note –- this may be a trap! (6) = COBWEB

part of the ear = COB, we = WE, note = B

Scotch following chocolate: it could get you high (8) = AEROFOIL

scotch = FOIL, chocolate = AERO

DT 27880

Distance travelled at sea creates bond (6) = LEAGUE

Double definition.

Supporter on bench following proper style (8) = FORMALLY

supporter = ALLY, bench = FORM

TAMBOUR = drum
MORDANT = biting;
FORM = bench

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