No.11 Jan-Feb 2017

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Across
1 Cinders hotter with assistance of this (match applied later) (5,9)
8 Film about lowlife? (4)
11/17 Musician composed “Valid”, an American best (9,5)
12 Composer of “Gold”, past fifty, adding a couple of notes (5)
14 Jazz enthusiast seen in a 25 with Dick (3)
15 Paid at start, in part to return to arenas (6)
16 Hastily make clothes shortly before election? (3-2)
17 See 11
19 A strike hit, revolutionary shambles (8)
20/29 A black horse could be described as both a 25, and a work by 43 (6,3,3,5)
23 Sing about 12 24s, then find this in pocket? (3)
24 Small change in panel she fixed, initially broken (11)
27 Late criminal son parachutes (7)
28 Pleasure seeking characters partial to being ditched on iceberg (7)
30 See 20
33 Māyā ‘n’ chess pieces (3)
34 Ruse to overthrow coup organiser (6)
35 Current greeting to leaders of British Industry at “Frog and Toad” (8)
38 “Pancake’s left in receptacle,” I added (5)
40 A clear path? I’ll say! (5)
42 Bridge player carried back to dress (6)
44 Rattle traded in 47/39? (3)
45 Idle one, Heather (5)
46 Engagement following Parisian abduction (6,3)
48 See 19 Down
47/39 Sailor and runner featured in a 25 (4,3,3,9)
Down
1 Folie à deux at first a passing fancy (3)
2 Atoll has tenants (5)
3 The beginning of Spooner’s expensive boat, say (4,3)
4 Getting rusty? Ring 10-1-500-1 to start (small charge) (9)
5 King’s work with Scrooge an unknown quantity (6)
6 Claw edges away from stale bone (5)
7 Poet’s final letter pro-Auden, surprisingly (4,5)
9 The Channel Islands: home to a number of plants (5)
10 They grumble about Queen’s German parent going first (9)
13 The Cenotaph, for example, is meaningless to a Bachelor of Medicine (5,4)
18 TV show for couch potatoes? (1*1*1*1)
19/46 A 25 rational to follow a work of 43 (7,4)
22 Stopped after Head relaxed (5)
23 Propeller hub arbitrarily taking slice out of plant (7)
25 Move camera to me! I’m up first for entertainment with plenty of ham and cheese (9)
26 Fatuous, mad, no saint (5)
28 Whales the tar out of chumps that break out (9)
29 Damage continent without force in Latin American republic (5,4)
31 Come to eventual agreement with 25 actor on strike? (6,3)
32 Work by 12 may take the strain out of the Kingston Flyer (4)
36 Plants from Wells’ time? (7)
37 Took by surprise without a particle (6)
39 American pale after ten (5)
41 See 47 Across
43 Musician’s timeless neckwear (5)
47 Japanese film of an ex-flower? (3)

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No.11 Jan-Feb 2017