Sunday, 25 September 2016

The Sunday Crossword, Sunday 25 Sep 2016

1   Pretend to be in charge in training (8) PRACTICE {PR{ACT}ICE}
5   Bird fluttering to cave (6) AVOCET*
9   Strike and call for riot (7) RAMPAGE {RAM}{PAGE}
10 Revel in constant cause (7) CAROUSE {C}{AROUSE}
11 Mark from piano teacher (4) NOTE [T]
12 Supporter's complaint about name used by player (10) BENEFACTOR {BE{N}EF}{ACTOR}
14 Left lusty one rambling forebodingly (12) PORTENTOUSLY {PORT}{LUSTY+ONE}*
17 Silent comedian in tank sure to be in trouble (6,6) BUSTER KEATON*
20 Panic resolved by old boy with a cocktail (4,6) PINA COLADA {PINA C}*}{O}{LAD}{A}
21 Shrill greeting heard (4) HIGH (~ hi)
23 Study source behind revolutionary scrap (7) EXAMINE {AXE<=}{MINE}
24 Pal idly tossed leaf on pond (4,3) LILY PAD*
25 Present extremes of sadly unorthodox doctrine (6) HERESY {HERE}{SadlY}
26 Unaware, I admit, about drama (8) IGNORANT {I}{G{NO}RANT}

1   Standard cuts in vegetables (8) PARSNIPS {PAR}{SNIPS}
2   Artist coming up with sensible framework (8) ARMATURE {RA<=}{MATURE}
3   Rush meal and run (4) TEAR {TEA}{R}
4   Prime minister's people gossip in shelter after start of campaign (7,6) CLEMENT ATTLEE   {Ca...n}{LE{MEN}{T ATTLE}E}
6   Parts of poem about a ruinous palace (10) VERSAILLES {VERS{A}{ILL}ES}
7   Bad-tempered cur damaged enclosure (6) CRUSTY {CUR*}{STY}
8   Attempt to engage man with love for idea (6) THEORY {T{HE}{O}RY}
10 Signal at end of race varied following delay (9,4) CHEQUERED FLAG {CHEQUERED} {F}{LAG}
13 United in hunting mostly small marine creatures (3,7) SEA URCHINS {SEA {U}RCHINg}{S}
15 Sad poet I hail, missing lake in country (8) ETHIOPIA {POET+I+HAIl}*
16 Not wildly popular, cut by editor promptly (2,3,3) ON THE DOT {ON T}*{H{E D}OT}
18 Talk quietly in spot in front of church (6) SPEECH {S{P}EE}{CH}
19 Fun playing tune out of order (6) UNFAIR {FUN*}{AIR}
22 Singer in national tournament (4) ALTO [T]

Saturday, 24 September 2016

No 11809, Saturday 24 Sep 2016, Gridman


1 Even on a hot day one might get this poor reception (4,7)  COLD WELCOME (CD)
9 Regulation O announced to get stack of coins (7) ROULEAU {~ RULE O}
10 Does this crisis phone service remain unused during a cold war? (7) HOTLINE (CD)
11 Old boy bets men – every otheris more than fat (5) OBESE {OB}{bEtS mEn}
12 No cadgingfree to launch a ball (2,7) GO DANCING {NO CADGING}*
13 Small, small page to examine electronically (5) SWEEP {S}{WEE}{P}
15 One can't be right when one is ___ ___ (4,5) DEAD WRONG (FITB)
18 One who personifies dishonesty and exists in it? (6,3) LIVING LIE (CD&D)
21 Direct both ways (5) REFER <=>
22 What you do when you ignore the morning alarm (4,2,3) STAY IN BED (Easy)
24 Hid to cast off ministerial wear from Tamil Nadu (5) DHOTI {HID TO}*
26 Doubly sick about Western leader's animosity (3,4) ILL WILL {ILL} {Western}ILL
27 A Hindu scripture initially tossed off energetically (7) AGITATO {A}{GITA}{Tossed}{Off}
28 Do these arguments leave the parties concerned singed? (6,5) HEATED WORDS (CD)


1 Clears our revolutionary contraption (9) CARROUSEL {CLEARS OUR}*
2 Nasty character removes top off woman's garment (5) LOUSE {bLOUSE}
3 At which point, we took that woman on UP tour (9) WHEREUPON {W{HER}E}{ON UP*}
4 Bludgeoned boys into leaving, loosened up and reclined lazily (7) LOUNGED {bLUDGEONed}*
5 Snakes concealed in ideal State (not Union Territory) (7) OPHIDIA {utOP{HID}IA}
6 All gone off the plate boy leaves defeated (5) EATEN {bEATEN}
7 Reached the target? Hatless gentleman became cordial quickly (3,2,3) HIT IT OFF {HIT}{IT}{tOFF}
8 Icy mass hits foot of bird looking up (4) BERG Anno pending {eBERG} See comments
14 Ten late in beginning. Six clever and very impressive (8) ENVIABLE {tEN}{VI}{ABLE}
16 Short talk about learner having struggle with outlook (5,4) WORLD VIEW {WOR{L}D} {VIE}{W}
17 Nice waiters about to leave with rising gentleman for military establishments (9) GARRISONS {GAR{RIS<=}SONS} {GARc{RIS<=}ONS} See comments
19 Toss a lie about a bloomer (7) LOBELIA {LOB}{A LIE*}

20 Stop play just before mating? (7) ENDGAME {END}{GAME}
22 Minor mistake (4) SLIP (DD)
23 Indian sage raises one of Emerald Isle folk (5) IRISH {(+I)RISH(-i)}
25 O, man from Kerala, it's currently happening (2,3) ON AIR {O}{N AIR}

Old Boy=OB, Small=S, Page=P, That woman=Her, Boys=B&Ed
Union Territory=UT, Boy=B, Six=VI, Learner=L, About=C, With=W, One-I

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