DT 442

Nothing written in margin has upset author (5) = NGAIO MARSH

nothing = O, upset = anagram (of margin has)

Fruit from Algerian city, say, brought over (6) = ORANGE

Algerian city = ORAN, say = EG, brought over = reversal 

 

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DT 28397 – DT 28401

DT 28397

Boat made by company in Cornwall? (4) = SCOW

company = CO, Cornwall? = CW

DT 28398
DT 28399

Shot cavalier infected by Latin disease (9) = VARICELLA

shot = anagram (of cavalier), infected by = containment, Latin = L

DT 283400
DT 283401

SCOW = boat
VARICELLA = disease; chickenpox

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DT 440

Bishop with present in something from the milliner’s? (7) = BANDBOX

bishop = B, with = AND, present = BOX

BANDBOX = something from the milliner’s?; light box for bands, caps millinery etc.

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DT 439

Foremost of surgeons measures ear-bone (6) = STAPES

foremost of surgeons = S, measures = TAPES

STAPES = ear-bone; stirrup

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DT 28385 – DT 28389

DT 28385

Shoe that’s in snakeskin (8) = MOCCASIN

Double definition.

DT 28386
DT 28387

Favourite clue:

Labour facing Tory inheritance (10) = BIRTHRIGHT

labour = BIRTH, tory = RIGHT

DT 28388
DT 28389

MOCCASIN = N. American pit viper

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DT 28379 – DT 28383

DT 28379

A charming utterance but it’s inflammable (9) TOUCHWOOD

Double definition if split 4,4.

DT 28380

Promise ‘Road to Hell’ in prime locations (4) = OATH

prime locations = 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 7th letters

DT 28381

Record solve! Favourite clue:

Mostly firm rear — hard to express disapproval! (8) = HARUMPH

mostly = deletion, firm = HARD, rear = RUMP, hard = H

DT 28382

As is usual after a record time really struggled with this one.

Flash artist in Globe — top coverage for Scotsman (8) = BALMORAL

flash = MO, artist = RA, globe = BALL

Timbuktu, a region including nomadic people (6) = TUAREG

Hidden word.

DT 28383

African has ox butchered (5) = XHOSA

butchered = anagram (of has ox)

Mark‘s store, first thing you see in town (6) = CACHET

store = CAHE, first thing you see in town = T

European in clerical garb given a new Scottish name (8) = ALBANIAN

clerical garb = ALB, a = A, new = N, Scottish name = IAN

BALMORAL = coverage for Scotsman; round flat Scottish bonnet with a pompom
TUAREG = nomadic people; Berber from the Sahara
XHOSA = African; Bantu speaking peoples from the South African Cape
CACHET = mark; private seal on a letter; distinctive stamp
ALB = clerical garb; long white sleeved vestment

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DT 438

Criminal receiving first-rate earthenware (7) = FAIENCE

criminal = FENCE, first-rate = AI

FAIENCE = earthenware

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