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October 2012 Monthly Crossword
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Explanations

The theme of the puzzle was Auguste Lumière, co-patentee of the Cinématographe and credited with producing the first 'movie'. Hence many of the clues had a film based disposition.

Across
  1. IN (encompassed) + T (time) + fRozen fOr (second letters) => INTRO (start)
  2. STAR (act in picture) + BOAR (pig) + D (dead) => STARBOARD (right)
  3. EARL (Lord) minus A (one out) contained in (caught by) NORTHY (Thorny bowled) => NORTHERLY (like the wind)
  4. LOT (a big deal made of) + US (American) => LOTUS (flower)
  5. DE (roDE half of it) containing UK (Britain) => DUKE (John Wayne)
  6. DUCK (to escape) + SO (thus) + UP (climbing) => DUCK SOUP (24d = movie)
  7. Anagram (acting) he's + river => SHIVERER (he's cold)
  8. Double meaning (embellish / floor) => DECK
  9. EX (old) + CEL (prison = cell, to a large extent) => EXCEL (perform well)
  10. M (Mike) + ISGOVERN (groves in experiment) => MISGOVERN (direct badly)
  11. OVERSP (proves difficult) containing LEE (actor Marvin) => OVERSLEEP (night stay)
  12. SHRIEK (cry) minus I (without a trace of Inhibition) => SHREK (24d = movie)
  13. TOOTS (plays instrument) + IE (Is Entertaining at first) => TOOTSIE (24d = movie)
  14. Anagram (with care) we + tread => WATERED (drunk)
Down
  1. LIE (give a false impression) contained in ANS (answer) => ALIENS (24d = movie)
  2. GOT (had) + H (hard) + ROUGH (hooligan) => GO THROUGH (help)
  3. Ends removed (dockings performed) SLO (slow) + TH (the) => SLOTH (animal)
  4. EASY RIDE (seedy air transport) + R (right) => EASY RIDER (24d = movie)
  5. LEAK (Swan Lake) + Y (final story) => LEAKY (has holes in it)
  6. MOB (Mafia) + IL (central to fILm) + IS + ED (editor) => MOBILISED (prepared)
  7. Anagram (affliction) etc + an => ENACT (perform on screen)
  8. Contained in (seen through) hand-hELD ESTher => ELDEST (extremely advanced)
  9. ENVE (even designer) + LPES (almost spell trouble) containing O (Oscar) => ENVELOPES (jackets)
  10. CO (company) + R (run) KSCREW (wrecks set) => CORKSCREW (it's to get to the wine)
  11. UNCLE (relative) + ARER (rear spoiler) => UNCLEARER (less noticeable)
  12. J (judge) + ET (film) + SET (to be rigid) => JET-SET (glitterati)
  13. S (touch of Salve) + NAKED (bare) => SNAKED (wound)
  14. CEDO (secret code) containing R (fourth awaRd) => CREDO (believe it)
  15. MO (some time) + IE (that is) containing V (capturing a taste of Variety) => MOVIE (&lit)
  16. ON SET (while filming) => ONSET (opening)