Times 26223, 26466, 26484, 4715

Clipped these a while ago and done in dribs and drabs on the commute.

Times 26223

Light oily matter (some say) that’s used in perfumes (() = AMBERGRIS

light = AMBER, some say = homophone, oily matter = grease h. GRIS

Empty talk girl recalled at first dance (10) = TARANTELLA

empty talk = RANT, girl = ELLA, recalled = reverse, recalled at = TA

Times 26466

UN demand: equal reforms for remote territory (5,4,4) = QUEEN MAUD LAND

reforms = anagram (of UN demand equal)

Wheels nearly came in contact with frame (9) = CARTOUCHE

wheels = CAR, came in contact with = TOUCHED, nearly = deletion

Rings selfish local conservationist, perhaps, to listen (5) = NIMBI

to listen = homophone, selfish local conservationist, perhaps = NIMBY

Times 26484

With thick coat on back, plays truant from school … (8) = STUCCOED

back = reverse, plays truant = CUTS, school = COED

Shortly pack basic food for the tropics (4) = TARO

pack = TAROT, shortly = deletion

Temporary pole army just fixed (8) = JURYMAST

fixed = anagram (of army just)

Weeds are universal in the early hours (8) = MOURNING

universal = U, early hours = MORNING

Times 4715

Private Eye territory here:

Being this 1 Down ‘ad too many! (3-5) = RAT-ARSED

1 Down was SARTRE

Extravagant oil, primarily (4) = OTTO

&Lit, Extravagant = OTT, oil primarily = O

Sporting promoter occupies gym for the moment (3,7) = PRO TEMPORE

sporting = anagram (of promoter), gym = PE

OTTO = fragrant essential oil
PRO TEMPORE = for the moment; for the time being; PRO TEM
CARTOUCHE = frame; scroll like decorative border in archetecture
NIMBI = rings pl of NIMBUS = halo
AMBERGRIS = used in perfumes; substance from the intestines of sperm whales
STUCCOED = With thick coat on; STUCCO = plaster or cement used to coat walls
TARO = basic food for the tropics; root vegetable widely grown in the Pacific
JURY MAST = temporary pole; temporary mast cf JURY RIGGED
JURY = indicating makeshift
WEEDS = a widow’s mourning apparel cf WIDOWS WEEDS

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