Puzzletome Crossword Puzzles

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January 2014 Monthly Crossword
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Explanations

The puzzle celebrated the New Year by including other (undefined) well known phrases containing the word "new", with the word being omitted from the answer when entered in the grid.

Across
  1. KID (Capricorn baby) + ONTHEB (Beth on trial) + LOCK (put away) => (NEW) KID ON THE BLOCK
  2. Middle letters (Central) stuDios screEning drAma piLot => (NEW) DEAL
  3. WOR (argue=row about) + LORD (peer) containing D (duke) + ER (monarch) => (NEW) WORLD ORDER
  4. FINI (in + condition=if relapsing) + TE (note) => FINITE (it's not forever)
  5. WEE (little) + KEN (knowledge) + DS (limits DrowsinesS) => WEEKENDS (rests)
  6. PESRS (press blemishes) containing TERE (rubber tree) => PESTERERS (irritants)
  7. RAVE (dance) moving R (right) to the end => AVER (insist on)
  8. ASH (has virus) following (with) S (System initialisation) => SASH (windows theme)
  9. CHAINWS (win cash competing) containing SA (borders of SyriA) => CHAINSAWS (fellers)
  10. MEGA (action game) + F (fast) + LOP (cut) => MEGAFLOP (computer speed)
  11. Ends (limits) feet fill contained in CASE (container) => (NEW)CASTLE
  12. He cuts flesh to get taken in => one who removes meat from diet => VEGETARIAN
  13. MO (a brief moment) + ON (appearing) => (NEW) MOON
  14. SIT (take a chair) + TING (sound bell) + TEN (catch=net returning) + ANT (worker) => SITTING TENANT (he is in residence)
Down
  1. K (king) + HE (the man) + DIVE (tumble) => KHEDIVE (viceroy)
  2. Contained in (features) remoDEL HIlls => (NEW) DELHI
  3. NEW YEAR
  4. HER (girl's) OW (cry) + or + SHIPPING (conveyance) => HERO-WORSHIPPING (adoration)
  5. D (depth) contained in BIDER (potential bride) => BIDDER (he wants lots)
  6. Anagram (cancer) Leo + versus => OURSELVES (us)
  7. KNEADERB (baker den master) minus (without) B (slice of Bread) => KNEADER (&lit)
  8. ESTAM (teams battle) contained in TENT (camp) => (NEW) TESTAMENT
  9. SEE (watch) + KERS (knickers half coming off) => (NEW) SEEKERS
  10. Double meaning (nettle = bouquet) => INCENSE
  11. WALK (stretch) + OUT (stray) => WALKOUT (strike)
  12. ALK (latter part of passage=walk) + ALI (boxer) => ALKALI (base)
  13. SA (South American) + MB (doctor) + (on) a => SAMBA (steps)