Monday, 27 June 2016

No 11737, Monday 27 Jun 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
9   Drunk girl's base expression of defiance (2,5) SO THERE {SO T}{HER}{E}
10 Bloc to be reorganized within a month (7) OCTOBER [T]
11 Fish basket left next to small river (5) CREEL {CREEk}{L}
12 Good mikes made sound that is husky? (6,3) ESKIMO DOG*
13 Pressing very close (9) IMMEDIATE [DD]
14 Listed article got through hire (5) LEANT {LE{A}NT} (Correction - {LE{AN}T} - See comments)
15 Ancient town of North America a chasing ground (7) NALANDA {NA}{LAND}{A}
17 Joint smokers, outcasts heartily (7) HIPPIES [CD] (Addendum - {HIP}{PIpES} &lit - See comments)
19 Craze not new for following crime syndicate (5) MAFIA MA(-n+f)FIA
20 No lonely art – wrestling (3,6) NOT REALLY*
22 Fail to keep up with leaders coming out of closet so much (4,5) LOSE TOUCH {cLOSET smUCH}
24 Perhaps a book describing people in general (5) VOWEL {VO{WE}L}
25 Old currency of Switzerland coming into play (7) DRACHMA {DRA{CH}MA}
26 Essence of say new cryptic clues (7) NUCLEUS (~new){NU}{CLUES*}

DOWN
1   One way to deliver different notices around college (1-7) C-SECTION {NOTICES}* around {C}
2   Jet runs into mist (6) STREAM {ST{R}EAM}
3   Label lad on narcotics as consuming poison (10) BELLADONNA [T]
4   Made rare exotic dark rum (8) DEMERARA*
5   Biscuit company native to Oklahoma (6) COOKIE {CO}{OKIE}
6   Anything tiny or microscopic primarily (4) ATOM Acrostic &lit
7   A shoot, routine mostly in national capital (3,5) ABU DHABI {A}{BU D}{HABIt}
8   Frequency appropriate for alarm (6) FRIGHT {F}{RIGHT}
14 A kiss it is said, lacking conviction (3,7) LIP SERVICE [CD] [C&DD] See comments
16 Total duration of pain (self-inflicted) (8) LIFESPAN*
17 Hearts eager for becoming a couple (8) HITCHING {H}{ITCHING}
18 Special peripherals on young schoolgirl's telescope (8) SPYGLASS {SP}{YounG}{LASS}
19 Illness possibly overpowering boy (6) MALADY {MA{LAD}Y}
20 Sweet nothing, a must for husband (6) NOUGAT NOUG(-h+a)AT
21 Subdued mischievous Norse deity soundly (3-3) LOW-KEY (~loki)
23 Essentially horns on head covering up a wild goat (4) TAHR {hoRns}{HAT} <=

GRID

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Special, Sunday 26 Jun 2016, Avtaar


Welcome to ur new setter Avtaar. Bouquets and Brickbats welcome.

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ACROSS
1   Female pauses,say,.. ?(7)
5   Harry's extraordinary bluff about a ring (7)
9   More worried  about one's royalty (7)
10 Dance became ribald…secretary stripped (7)
11 Flyer's extremely sharp, pointed weapon (7)
12 Starts acquiring vacant land for guards (7)
13 Return British school memo (4)
14 Semaphore's blueprint (3)
16 You get money from these hollow little things (4)
19 It cuts wrought iron clips unevenly (7)
24 Having left, will start to transact one of 28 (7)
25 Treated  this girl escaping from  violent  past (7)
26 This means there is no alternative way to pass (2,2,3)
27 Cunning openers of Sri Lanka get two boundaries (7)
28 Properties, say, covered by eaves at both ends (7)
29 Olympic rider participating in foxtrot never retreats (7)

DOWN
1   Making someone happy is simple… as in gifting rings (8)
2   Once again joins lost parents, having left at first (8)
3   Stupid error by young satellite star/model (6)
4   Tube's not working… was torn badly (5)
5   Rears bulls (5)
6   Bow every now and then, disturbing detectives’ make-up(6)
7   Toxic air shrouds dirty cloth, wood and stone figure (8)
8   To set bus on fire's most stupid (8)
14 Smooth, rotating disk's turned,  trapping river fish (8)
15 That’s designed to become  part of model directly (4,5)
17 Taking cap off, standing drunkenly,  I may go in for a cocktail with an Italian flavour (3,3,2)
18 Man's symbol's not quite like trees, perhaps? (8)
20 Wolf-dog set off (6)
21 Best to be undressed, you say, when going off to seek the hand of partner (6)
22 Got branch to take agent finally (6)
23 Pearl Harbour?(6)

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