Friday, 20 October 2017

No 12141, Friday 20 Oct 2017, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Audacity of Czech taking shed with a term of disgust (8) CHUTZPAH {C{HUT}Z}{PAH}
6   Party animal? (4) STAG [DD]
9   Chart featuring God is fabricated (4,2) MADE UP {MA{DE U}P}
10 Party insurers get a copy (7) REPLICA {REP}{LIC}{A}
13 Mister mad to swim where current may be the strongest (9) MIDSTREAM*
14 Cat heard in golf course (5) LINKS (~lynx)
15 Large boat in escapade (4) LARK {L}{ARK}
16 Day locater went here and there in European resort (5,5) MONTE CARLO {MON}{LOCATER*}
19 No. 1 cleaner, on-tour commercial ship (5,5) OCEAN LINER*
21 Fellow-crack? (4) CHAP [DD]
24 Get a smile out of morning exploit (5) AMUSE {AM}{USE}
25 Sudden move by lawyers to secure old part of pub (6,3) LOUNGE BAR {L{O}UNGE} {BAR}
26 Naturally sounding and grammatically correct? No, Mother, senseless! (7) IDIOTIC IDIOmaTIC
27 Noter working around a fancy (6) ORNATE {ORN{A}TE*}
28 Want massage recommended loudly (4) NEED (~knead)
29 Princess’ mention includes son's aversion (8) DISTASTE {DI}{STA{S}TE}

DOWN
2   More difficult is having old collector (7) HOARDER {H{O}ARDER}
3   Deal with any final agreement (6) TREATY {TREAT}{anY}
4   With spirit, a hearty Sonia gets sausage (9) PEPPERONI {PEP}{PER}{sONIa}
5   Hear about maiden in women's quarters (5) HAREM {HEAR*}{M}
7   Choultry located in the far end of Kolar is less crowded (7) THINNER {TH{INN}E}{k..aR}
8   "Chirpy characters" — Rags about people buying what's in store (12) GRASSHOPPERS {RAGS*}{SHOPPERS}
11 Friend's expert in regal home (6) PALACE {PAL}{ACE}
12 Improvement with changed email address (12) AMELIORATION {EMAIL*}{ORATION}
17 Fearful as outer slum undergoes demolition (9) TREMULOUS*
18 Order tinned mixture (6) INDENT*
20 Use vile means to remain hard to catch (7) ELUSIVE*
22 By custom, a little time in the home ground (7) HABITAT {HABIT}{A}{Time}
23 Country needing upper-class look, say (6) UGANDA {U}{GANDA}(~gander)
25 Not all fortune I declared initially is clear (5) LUCID {LUCk}{I}{De...d}

GRID

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Special, Thursday 19 Oct 2017, GRIN


Welcome to yet another new setter GRIN. 
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ACROSS
10, 30D What Diwali is - with all those diyas or illumination (8)
11 Col's headless animal (3)
13 Run and distribute in absence of drink (3)
14 Lugs electrical and radio systems in the beginning (4)
15 Kitty's upper garment is returned (3)
16 Sends messages, substituting soprano for tenor, to get dulcet creations (6)
17 Batter discarded first two letters giving an expression of disgust (3)
18 Verne circulated bottle (5)
19 Responsibility is upon you and me (4)
20 Last heifer's released from cowshed in Scotland ... farewell! (3)
21 God surprisingly vanishes after sacrifice of fluttering hens (4)
23 Philologist's expression of mirth on the net (3)
24 Shabby, sloppy unit's accompanied by dirty youngsters, for starters (6)
27 One's confused about a time period (3)
28 Slight Pitman, I hear (5)
29 Dread tailless horse losing direction with right soldiers! (6)
30 Buddhist priest's old school has no pass (4)
33 Tightly hold government leader and hack (4)
34 Old ship returns carrying nothing for some time (4)
35 Perhaps a planet with alien space transport (6)
37 Similar to the thumbs-up button in social media (4)
39 Australian god's distinctive character (4)
40 Misdirected wolf to Eastern river - river in Crossword-land (6)
41 Consumer is United States resident initially ... possesses Ecstasy (4)
43 State lecturer's aim (4)
45 Andhra Pradesh's south eastern church's part (4)
46 Not even that thing has peculiarity at the end - a quirk (6)
47 Cite which Latin daughter left note (5)
48 Reversing Vanautu's vehicle (1,1,1)
50 Father's favourite engine component (6)
52 Previous evening's first woman (3)
53 Mummy's cross with Indian dress (4)
54 Had tea concoction (3)
58 Grows older - has silver at the ends of eyebrows (4)
59 Hardy plants mutilated Ernest, dropping name (5)
60 Criminal follows good girl (3)
61 Agitated counsellor dropped lens pieces and amber, for example (6)
62 Heard couple excessively (3)
63 Without circular letter, non-government organisation's not ready to proceed (2-2)
64 Runner's slide does not end (3)
65 South African, Zulu and Turkish instrument (3)
66 Blast! School stops assignation with paramour (8)

DOWN
1   Reportedly look at path - a shipping route (6)
2   Indian woman's course incomplete (5)
3   A big marine command (5)
4   Critical praise for public library's survey (7)
5   Be up and get hot drenching (4)
6   Handheld firework - a real gem! (8)
7   Do some key work (4)
8   Rent-free? (3,3)
9   Grand chukka or wheeling firecracker (6,7)
12 Yet it might offer space for more than one (6,4)
22 Over a dress (4)
24 Such a firecracker has no chance of display (5)
25 Broadcast on Nepal's fiery firecracker (8)
26 Failure of explosive device? (4)
30 See 10 across (2,6)
31, 46D What Diwali is said to celebrate (7,2,4)
32 Sport of only Hindi friend having lost way repeatedly (4)
36 A number leaves Tamil Nadu town for a pilgrim city (4)
38 Clothes that may be worn out but are not worn-out (3,7)
40 Big meal to celebrate extraordinary feats (5)
42 Runaway win in endless course (4)
44 Tiny bit from all the other mindleaders (4)
46 See 31 dn (4,4)
49 Go off with former policeman at end of lane (7)
51 Somehow I stop lad's first shooter (6)
55 Remarks to provoke relatives going after model (6)
56 Critical account subdued endlessly (5)
57 Reflection from top of ghagra's fuzz (5)
59 Throw loaded one back to son (4)
60 Look, pilfer sweets from supermarket shelf and get right out (4)

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