A couple today if you don't mind...
"Portion's cut to an acceptable level" = 'P-R'.
"Stiff silk's yellow - normal in Middle East strip" = 'organza'. 'N' in the middle of 'gaza' is plain, it's the 'or' I'm struggling with.
By the by - why all the posts called "Put your house in order". Is this the name of some newspaper quiz or something?