Monday, 26 January 2015

No 11301, Monday 26 Jan 2015, xChequer


REPUBLIC DAY GREETINGS

As usual I am at sixes and sevens with the xChequer CW.

ACROSS
7   King in martial arts suit replayed an African fetish (3-3) (Addendum - GRI-GRI {G{R}I}-{G{R}I} - See comments}
8   Simple tea placed before a clergyman (8) CHAPLAIN {CHA}{PLAIN}
9   Legislator as a rule, lying before God (8) LAWMAKER {LAW}{MAKER}
10 Mother's request for rich fabric (6) DAMASK {DAM}{ASK}
11 Governor's first act of robbery (5) HEIST {HE}{1ST}
12 Madam's shady reason (6) SENORA*
14 Treating it when moist, acne shrinks (3,2,5,5) MEN IN WHITE COATS*
17 Most uncommon finding a radical in balance (6) RAREST {R{A}{R}EST}
18 Strange condition, being retired before retiring (5) FISHY {FI<=}{SHY}
22 Oriental way of working's long disputed (6) MONGOL {MO}{LONG*}
23 Completely exposed at fitting (8) OUTRIGHT {OUT}{RIGHT}
24 Modern attitude for example (8) INSTANCE {IN}{STANCE}
25 Substituting force for pressure in problem, solve for variable (6) FICKLE  {-p+f}FICKLE

DOWN
1 & 20 Dn. Chance to get level place, being neither up nor down here (5-4,5) MATCH-EVEN POINT {MATCH-EVEN} {POINT} (Correction -  BREAK-EVEN POINT [DD] - See comments)
2   A leg, while referring to small lizards (6) (Addendum -  AGAMAS {A}{GAM}{AS} - See comments)
3   Jonah's reported dodges (5) JINKS (~jinx)
4   Good-looking man gets part (8) HANDSOME {HAND}{SOME}
5   Right, earlier term for graphite (8) PLUMBAGO {PLUMB}{AGO} Semi&lit
6   Get up around noon to wash (5) RINSE {RI{N}SE}
8   Cannot revise, ultimately precluded changes (6,2,5) CARVED IN STONE {CANNOT+REVISE+p...eD}* &lit
13 Having played Hamlet over time, he is in a leading role (2,3,4) AT THE HELM {AT {T}{HE} HELM*}
15 Cook in boiling water (8) IRRIGATE {IR{RIG}ATE}
16 Fighter possibly starting to worry over extent of land-grabbing scheme (8) WARPLANE {Worry}{AR{PLAN}E}
19 Folly of kind widow, coy at times (6) IDIOCY {IDI}{CoY} Anno not clear (Correction - {kInD}{wIdOw}{CoY} - See comments)
20 See 1 Dn.
21 Stick to man (5) STAFF [DD]

GRID

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Special, Sunday 25 Jan 2015, Doppelganger & Caesar


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) upto 6 PM.

Please combine your answers in one comment if possible.

Thanks to Caesar for collaborating on this.


ACROSS
1  Trembled when dry and withered daughter contracted human immunodeficiency virus (8)
5  Bestir mismanaged units of socio-political organisation (6)
10 Highest points primarily are places of greatest enjoyment at El Salvador (7)
11 Wrote ‘B’ on it externally to cover up black vulcanised rubber (7)
12 Yes indeed, daughter agreed (6)
13 500 mice recklessly chewed to kill every tenth man (8)
15 Old PM’s garden (4)
16 The German doppelgangers small side arm (10)
19 Narrowed and set right verbally (10)
21 Mistaken over covering up a game (4)
24 Public walks with a weak Bengali gentleman (8)
25 Analyse steep transitive musical composition (6)
27 A brood of Pheasants in a difficult situation at a Judas window (7)
28 Develop respect for monarchic authority (7)
29 In the end action to prosecute at law followed (6)
30 Unproven, questionable, leases in The Bahamas (8)

DOWN
1   Spices sear noses badly (9)
2   Separate one; therefore dead (7)
3   One follows another two hours before lunchtime (6)
4   Comfort Easterner after loss of bird and last rooster (4)
6    Focus once again about the East (8)
7   Britain and Germany capture a capital's army unit (7)
8   Part of an Act is observed by the auditor (5)
9   Practices putting soldiers on vehicles (9)
14 Steel gear breaks and freezes once more (9)
17 Brevity of a brief cape (9)
18 (Roman Equestrian) Tully has some news for a tourist guide (8)
20 Books college teachers (7)
22 Specialist with sex-appeal has the French name (7)
23 Go back and reorganise creed with sweetheart (6)
24 Provide extreme unction in an electric crematorium (5)
26 Two articles about South India's large landmass (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at D&C 1

Enjoy.