Tuesday, 26 July 2016

No 11761, Tuesday 26 Jul 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
1   Recurring characters in comic turned right incoherent (5) FUZZY FU(-nn+zz}ZZY (N turned through 90 Degrees becomes Z)
4   A TV series, controversially bold (9) ASSERTIVE*
9   Put a new cover on book to return (7) REBOUND  [DD]
10 Current express charges (7) INVOICE {IN}{VOICE}
11 Unlike Dracula saga in story lines ... (2,7) AS AGAINST [T]
12 ... because of love song at first (3,2) DUE TO {DUE T}{O}
13 After retirement I would be getting new fringe and a temporary tattoo (6) MEHNDI {MEH}{N}{D'I} <=
15 Time to stop getting into additional loan (8) MORTGAGE {T}{GAG} in {MORE}
18 Going around current favourite and individual port city (4,4) CAPE TOWN {AC<=}{PE T}{OWN}
19 Man caught in charge is furious (6) HECTIC {HE}{CT}{IC}
22 Falsifies/assumes name to get rights to another's property (5) LIENS {LIE{N}S}
24 Damage from driving out in rain (9) RUINATION*
26 Inputs altering litmus, acids essentially (7) STIMULI {LITMUS}*{acIds}
27 Managed to rebut judge's report (7) NARRATE {RAN<=}{RATE}
28 Work's environment related therefore income mostly trifling (9) ERGONOMIC {ERGO}{INCOMe*}
29 Swayed by sound variety of leather (5) SUEDE (~swayed)

DOWN
1   Weapon set to hold attention (7) FIREARM {FIR{EAR}M}
2   At heart grizzly bear, fantastic wild creature (5) ZEBRA {griZzly}{BEAR}*
3   Expression of agreement from U SA? (3,4,2) YOU SAID IT {U SAID}{IT}
4   Warm painting hung outside study (6) ARDENT {AR{DEN}T}
5   Donatism unlikely to get holy status (8) SAINTDOM*
6   Wandered like a group of animals heading southwards (5) ROVED (-d)ROVE(+d)D
7   Travelling object in time seen over Northern Territory (9) ITINERANT {IT}{IN}{ERA}{NT}
8   I saw pronouncedly ugly building (7) EYESORE (~ i}{EYE}{SORE}(~ saw)
14 Trendy event (9) HAPPENING [DD]
16 Wordbook has suture misspelled (9) THESAURUS*
17 Being short-handed, ultimately firm was shot (8) DWARFISM {h...eD}{FIRM+WAS}*
18 Musical piece with rousing section of trumpets, electrifying (7) CELESTE [T<=]
20 Navy chief engineer breaking rules for grant (7) CONCEDE {N}{CE} in {CODE}
21 Picture no end to pleasant excursion (6) PICNIC {PIC}{NICe}
23 Reject special pot of tea (5) SPURN {SP}{URN}
25 Representation of one million years (5) IMAGE {1}{M}{AGE}

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Monday, 25 July 2016

No 11760, Monday 25 Jul 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
8   Cool hanging seen in international club right away (6) ICICLE {I}{CIrCLE}
9   Involved in changes to dateline (8) ENTAILED*
10 Gathering around to censure and slight in the extreme (8) FRAILEST {FEST} around {RAIL}
11 Uniformly smooth appearance for fabric (6) MOHAIR {sMoOtH}{AIR}
12 Notice hate, think positively (4,2,2,3,4) TAKE IT ON THE CHIN* &lit
14 Some saucer, a microwavable material (7) CERAMIC [T]
16 Ordinary writing describing work plan (7) PROPOSE {PRO{OP}OSE}
19 Safe gadget providing digital security (11,4) COMBINATION LOCK [CD]
22 Firm to consider stifling rule (6) STURDY {STU{R}DY}
24 City of Los Angeles housing a hindu establishment (8) LUDHIANA {A+HINDU}* in {LA}
25 One elected member sanctioned it is understood (8) IMPLICIT {1}{MP}{LICIT}
26 Value of property surrounding desert they cut in half (6) E?U?T? (Addendum - EQUITY - {QUIT} in {thEY} - See comments)

DOWN
1   Gangster stole crack (8) SCARFACE {SCARF}{ACE}
2   I have to pretend at first to be busy (6) ACTIVE {ACT}{I'VE}
3   Walker ran despite signal (10) PEDESTRIAN*
4   Agree to have a bite of rib perhaps (2,2,3) BE AT ONE {EAT} in {BONE}
5   Waste matter blocking curb (4) STEM [T]
6   Near a faucet carrying cold alcoholic drink (8) NIGHTCAP {NIGH}{T{C}AP}
7   Rearing say baby twins (6) GEMINI {GE<=}{MINI}
13 Cannon fodder here for some animals (4,2,4) HERD OF DEER*
15 Leisurely walk included time for some beer (5,3) AMBER ALE {AMB{ER A}LE}
17 Leave letter K in wrong section (4,4) SICK NOTE {K} in {SECTION}*
18 Couple of articles written about grant for sportsperson (7) ATHLETE {A}{TH{LET}E}
20 Promptly put up broadcast number (2,4) ON TIME {EMIT} {NO} <=
21 Disabled boy winning one over (4,2) LAID UP {LA{1}D} {UP}
23 Yen to behead a waterbird? That's disgusting (4) YUCK {Y}{dUCK}

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