Struck down with the lurgi this week and haven’t been up to a crossword for a while. Probably should have picked a regular Torygraph for the come back but got there in the end.
Witch – one shouldn’t drown! (5) = TROUT
Shoe – it’s on the foot, not half! (5) = SABOT
it = SA (sex appeal), foot = BOTTOM, not half = deletion.
Poisoner adding poisonous substance to cups, etc. (5) = COBRA
poisonous substance = CO, cups, etc. = BRA
Sure I’ve had these two before but can’t find them with the search in the blog:
Panelled enamelwork is working in duplicate (9) = CLOISONNE
is = IS, working = ON, duplicate = CLONE
Endlessly laborious phases in complex housing strategy finally (9) = SISYPHEAN
strategy finally = Y, complex = anagram (of phases in y)
In Greek mythology Sisyphas was condemned to roll a boulder up hill only to see it fall back down again repeatedly for eternity.
Bat doing well with puzzle (6,3) = FLYING FOX
doing well = FLYING, puzzle = FOX
SISYPHEAN = Endlessly laborious
CLOISONNE = Panelled enamelwork