This puzzle was originally published Thursday, September 10, 2009 in The Daily Telegraph
This puzzle is the second part of today's double header.
Some possibly unfamiliar abbreviations, people, places, words and expressions used in today's puzzle
HE - abbreviation 3 His or Her Excellency (a title of honour given to certain people of high rank, eg ambassadors)
livery - adjective liverish: 3. disagreeable; crabbed; melancholy: to have a liverish disposition
OBE - abbreviation, Brit (Officer of the) Order of the British Empire, an award given to honour personal or professional excellence, or services to the country
Gazza's review of today's puzzle may be found at Big Dave's Telegraph Crossword Blog [DT 26030].
Commentary on Today's Puzzle
1d Key storage area (6)
I only realized that this was a double definition upon reading Gazza's review. A key could be considered to be a LOCKER (something that locks), while a LOCKER is also a storage area. I had seen this latter part, but originally had thought this clue might be a cryptic definition of a locker with the word key narrowing the choices to a particular type of storage area since a key fits inside a lock.
11d Went in and made a record (7)
For some reason, I find this clue very unsatisfying. It is a double definition for ENTERED where the second definition relates to creating an entry (record) in a computer data base.
14d Saw last of essays to be summarized (7)
Although I failed to find a reference source, summarized seems to mean potted (as confirmed by Gazza in his review).
17d Delights confronting credit controller in aircraft (3-5)
Credit is tick; although I once again failed to find a reference source for this meaning, I am guessing it may relate to, for instance, a teacher making a tick (check mark) beside an answer on a test indicating that the student got it correct (and, therefore, receives credit for the answer).
Signing off for today - Falcon
13 hours ago