Wednesday, 13 December 2017

No 12187, Wednesday 13 Dec 2017, Scintillator



Plenty of stationery used up today.

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ACROSS
1   Outline of endless space to be clearly visible (6) SKETCH {SKy}{ETCH} Not sure if the anno is correct
4   Draft in Cho's Thuglak about lack of special public hospital (5,3) CHALK OUT {CHOs+ThUgLAK}* GH/Public Hospital
9   He evaluates answer scripts, not necessarily using this (6) MARKER [DD]
10 Antibiotic injection originally left out? Put down for the time being (6,2) PENCIL IN PENCIlLIN
12 Validity of part of journey involving Italy (8) LEGALITY {LEG}{ITALY*} Involving as AInd?
13 Shy bridegroom content to have mixture (6) HYBRID [T]
15 Without self-control, Scintillator's fine (4) AMOK iAM OK Self on double duty (Addendum - {AM}{OK} - See comments)
16 Telugu capital moved out with creation of Telangana? That's an illusion! (10) ?P?A?I?I?N (Addendum - APPARITION {AP PARtITION} - See comments)
19 Battered Tyson hides lack of sincerity (10) DISHONESTY*
20 Pounds and pennies, say (4) PENS (~pence) Inaccurate homophone
23 They order and assist to form a line (6) RULERS [DD]
25 Make tea on hearing laughter and commotion (8) BROUHAHA (~brew){BROU}{HAHA}
27 Covering unlimited discontent, run away (8) ENVELOPE {ENVy}{ELOPE}
28 Tolerates biased characters (6) ABIDES*
29 Drove home under a lot of pressure (8) STRESSED [DD]
30 He sells food that's reportedly more disgusting (6) GROCER (~grosser)

DOWN
1   Very much a country that’s easternmost in Africa (7) SOMALIA {SO}{MALI}{a...cA} &lit
2   Notorious, for example, about getting grand notes (9) EGREGIOUS {EG}{RE}{G}{IOUS}
3   I had to pull out recoiled tongue (6) CREOLE RECOiLEd*
5   Lean over the body of a car (4) HEEL [DD?] Body of a car?? (Addendum - wHEELs - See comments)
6   Duly pick at random in a game of chance (5,3) LUCKY DIP*
7   Well, some from the south are lion-hearted (5) OILER [T<=]
8   Sensitive and at the right frequency (5,2) TUNED IN [C&DD]
11 Key elements of ear bone with limited length (7) STAPLES {STAP{L}ES}
14 Daft king surrenders in assault (7) BATTERY {BATT{ER}Y}
17 Twice in charge of protecting antelope — one belonging to Scandinavia (9) ICELANDIC {IC}{ELAND}{IC}
18 Plain and empty dumplings have these right inside (2-6) NO-FRILLS {R} in {NO FILLS}
19 They can leave you in stitches, running errands (7) DARNERS*
21 Correct parsers rather scarce (7) SPARSER*
22 One can wipe out the decider (6) RUBBER [DD] I thought 'rubber' was the series and not the decider
24 Suitor's suit and top stripped (5) LOVER cLOVER Clover/Club
26 Lecturer forgetting break/recess (4) APSE Anno pending (Addendum - lAPSE - See comments)

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Tuesday, 12 December 2017

No 12186, Tuesday 12 Dec 2017, Afterdark


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ACROSS
9   Court official gets bond provided by female (7) BAILIFF {BAIL}{IF}{F}
10 Instrument set in silence (7) MUSETTE {MU{SET}TE}
11 Shrink is a cheat — drops son and picks up a date (7) DWINDLE (-s+d)DWINDLE
12 Parliament guards found in joint with model (7) KNESSET {KNE{SS}E}{T}
13 It's obvious — nothing is in the declaration (9) MANIFESTO {MANIFEST}{O}
15 Eat away frequently, dear foodie (5) ERODE {dEaR+fOoDiE}
16 Some offbeat lesson by band (7) BEATLES [T]
19 Tears flowing, but dry inside and torn (7) TATTERS {TA{TT}ERS*}
20 Small cut in grant (5) SPARE {S}{PARE}
21 Legs tangled between broken rails for the vendor (9) SALESGIRL {SA{LESG*}IRL*}
25 A day without substance — Insurer on getting third policy can become happy (7) IDYLLIC {1}{DaY}{L{poLicy}IC}
26 Unknown girl getting mixed up with English player and German brickmaker (7) ZIEGLER {Z}{GIRL+E+E}*
28 Food supplier in terrace party (7) CATERER*
29 New users receive first edition (current) with a copy (7) REISSUE {R{Ed...n}{I}SSUE*}

DOWN
1   Lass is not admissible to settle in the same place (6) IBIDEM aDMIssIBlE*
2   Man in moon getting new servant (6) MINION {M}{IN}{IO}{N}
3   Compassionate mother-in-law? Definitely first (4) MILD Acrostic
4   A fine treat, exquisite range, superb starters and dessert (6) AFTERS Acrostic
5   Expose king embroiled in some scandal abroad (5,3) SMOKE OUT {SMO{K}E*} {OUT}
6   These girls are our leading lights, say (10) USHERETTES [CD]
7   Even lacks controls to manage a device (8) ?T?S?O?E (Addendum - OTOSCOPE -{cOnTrOlS}{COPE} - See comments)
8   Overcomes becoming weak, Theresa is cured (8) WEATHERS {W}{THERESA*}
14 Malar gets a needless warning (5,5) FALSE ALARM {MALAR}* [RA]
16 Britain's riches accumulated by robbing mass? Dirty (8) BESMIRCH {B}{ES{M}IRCH*}
17 Experts find insects running around alleys hungry (8) ANALYSTS {AN{ALleYS}TS}
18 Had cross-spun a rope (4,4) SASH CORD*
22 Elizabeth has fear, half-dead seeing a reptile (6) LIZARD {LIZ}{feAR}{D}
23 Sue and maltreat (3-3) ILL-USE {SUE}* [RA]
24 Guard left to replace wife in storeroom (6) LARDER (-w+l)LARDER
27 Impressive record in centuries (4) EPIC {EP}{I}{C} I/in C/Centuries?

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