Quite a lot of riddle type cryptic clues eg:
Actor who needs projection to reach his audience (4,4) = FILM STAR
And the usual smooth surface readings:
Sailor’s fears are disguised (8) = SEAFARER
disguised = anagram (of fears are)
Evergreen song about gold vehicle (9) = ARAUCARIA
song = ARIA, about = containment, gold = AU, vehicle = CAR
Run after mate one’s located between decks (9,6) = COMPANION LADDER
run = LADDER, mate = COMPANION
Comes to accept first people on the make (10) = ARRIVISTE
comes = ARRIVES, first = IST
I’m sure I’ve seen this before but can’t find it:
Sailor’s handiwork and most of charisma developed in South-West (9) = SCRIMSHAW
most of = deletion, developed = anagram (of charism), South-West = SW
Love stern reputation (5) = ODOUR
love = O, stern = DOUR
Gun initially held by lunatic seen on the rocks (10) = STONEHENGE
gun initially = G, lunatic = anagram (of seen on the)
One disposed of sweetheart’s fabulous bride (6) = ISOLDE
one = I, disposed of = SOLD, sweetheart = E
Isolde (Iseult) adulterous lover of Tristan in Arthurian legend.
Look thoroughly? That’s an astronomer (6) = LOWELL
look = LO, thoroughly = WELL
Percival Lowell (1855-1916) popularised the Martian canal/intelligent life theory.
Dismissed, like a badly behaved tennis player? (3,3,2,5) = PUT OUT OF COURT
Double definition. Not run out of court as I originally put.
One having dodgy egg around four? Remedy needed (8) = CURATIVE
One having dodgy egg = CURATE, around = containment, four = IV
Didn’t know the expression A “curate’s egg” originally came from an 1895 Punch cartoon titled “True Humility”.
ARAUCARIA = evergreen; monkey puzzle
COMPANION LADDER = one’s located between decks; ladder or stair between deck and cabin/quarterdeck
ARRIVISTE = people on the make
SCRIMSHAW = Sailor’s handiwork; engraving shells/whales teeth or other handicraft by sailors in their spare time.
ODOUR = reputation; repute (figurative)