Monday, 11 December 2017

No 12185, Monday 11 Dec 2017, Afterdark


ACROSS
1   Drinking aids found on street by intelligence agency sleuths at last (6) STRAWS {ST}{RAW}{s...hS}
4   Drops off fish returned on second thought (6) SLEEPS {EELS<=}{PS}
9   A man in pound? No an animal (4) LAMB {L{A}{M}B} (Addendum - {L{A}{Man}B} - See comments)
10 Swish, dance in a frenzy to get food, maybe (10) SANDWICHES*
11 Clean cutlery, has a hole holding bagels essentially (6) SPONGE {SPoON}{baGEls}
12 I've left management — editor enforced (8) EXECUTED {EXECUTive}{ED}
13 Nation of men and officer leading with integrity (9) COMMUNITY {CO}{MM}{UNITY}
15 Lives steady, oddly in ship (5) STAYS {S{sTeAdY}S
16 Leader seeking company at Pondy, say with escort (5) SCOUT {Se...g}{CO}{UT}
18 Unit killing heartlessly (9) ?I?O?R?M? Left for any commenter to solve and annotate (Addendum - KILOGRAM - {KillinG}=KG=KILOGRAMS - See comments)
22 Programme to develop farm plot (8) PLATFORM*
23 Class seen in lady, one in fancy house (6) POLISH {PO{L}{1}SH}
25 Settlers having onset of malignant melanoma in eyes reportedly get concessions (10) IMMIGRANTS {I{Ma...t}{Me...a}I}{GRANTS}
26 Part of egg yellow, organic lecithin kills primarily (4) YOLK Acrostic
27 Arrangement is to stay hungry before shoot (6) SYSTEM {StaY}{STEM}
28 Grown-ups, these days have uncontrollable lust (6) ADULTS {AD}{LUST*}

DOWN
1   Police officer consumes meat and eggs before cleaning (7) SHAMPOO {S{HAM}P}{OO}
2   Bird gives out — opening batsman gets a nick (edge) (5) ROBIN {RO}{Ba...n}{1}{Nick} RO for Run out?
3   Occidental woman enters with a bang (7) WESTERN {W}{ENTERS*}
5   Attorney at Los Angeles gutted with worry and hesitation (6) LAWYER {LA}{WorrY}{ER}
6   Having fenni regularly and taking a stand leads to fight (9) ENCOUNTER {fEnNi}{COUNTER}
7   Crack in screen leads to funny result in view (7) SCENERY {SCREEN*}{f..nY}
8   Arrive with stigma of hooking men for fun (13) ENTERTAINMENT {ENTER}{TAIN{MEN}T}
14 Fantastic, no tsunami can reach here (9) MOUNTAINS &lit
17 Articles with 100/0 units of flux discharge energy (7) COLUMNS {C/0}{LUMeNS}
19 Proposed action to drop resistance is antithetical (7) OPPOSED PrOPOSED*
20 Strength of donkeys is in their consumption of school certificate (7) MUSCLES {MU{S}{C}LES}
21 Stock Exchange implements B2C policy (6) COURSE (-b+c)COURSE
24 Firm alloy fused (5) LOYAL*

GRID

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Special, Sunday 10 Dec 2017, Fraz


Three answers per commenter till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)
Please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   Nasal-voiced character initiating war is inside having a bite (6)
4   Touchdown not completed by leader in uniform in National Football League, showing contempt (8)
9   Dali abstract with bit of baroque improvisation (2-3)
10 Glorifying flashy accessories after ordering none (9)
11 Opposing benefit held in a street (7)
13 Permissive Soviet bigwig admits error ahead of time (7)
14 A scrap in front of a large vessel (5)
16 Urgent changes about lie originating with good press agent? (9)
17 Chretien uses knot again (5)
18 Sling mud at snake with tongue (7)
20 Puzzle with images about urban transport (5)
22 Was banking receptive to app put on once more? (9)
24 Compound bible book in a reading (5)
25 Race Parisian who hurt neck (7)
27 Northern place, one beginning to cultivate antelope (7)
28 Stumbling along with pair of quarterbacks in famous NYC hotel (9)
29 Put out half of eleven divided by eleven (5)
30 Lamb perhaps in omelettes, say, is terrible (8)
31 East German secret police’s period of inactivity (6)

DOWN
1   A rarer, squat flag flying somewhere in London (9,6)
2   Atlantic toward map’s right-hand side, in any case (2,5)
3   Bishop is in a state before grandmothers flip out (2,7)
5   Joining together circling silver-red fire (13)
6   Reportedly stealin’ bird (5)
7   Most beautiful incenses inserted into lard (7)
8   Wobbly saddle heightens dizzy feeling (15)
10 Punters expanded to become people who start up businesses (13)
12 Cries, “Help us!” outside front of bar (4)
15 Shirts containing latest in colour: orange and olive (5)
17 Portray salesperson with mind (9)
19 Particular edible mushrooms coming up (4)
21 Newlyweds maintaining $1000 dentalwork (7)
23 Type CIA list sloppily (7)
26 Twisted rear of cloak, very black (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at FRAZ 4

Enjoy.