Friday, 26 May 2017

No 12017, Friday 26 May 2017, Neyartha




ACROSS
7   Personal appeal to assemble armchairs right away (8) CHARISMA ArMCHAIRS*
9   Bachelor packing glue at sea for a marine mammal (6) BELUGA {B}GLUE*}A}
10 Measure of strength of an animal by a prisoner of war with hesitation (10) HORSEPOWER {HORSE}{POW}{ER}
11 Letters from the astronaut (a hooligan) to the state (4) UTAH [T]
12 Shed's got the ring, reportedly (4) PEEL (~peal)
13 Review entertaining account by the Yankee with courage (8) AUDACITY {AUD{AC}IT}{Y}
16 Crowd in retreat embraces departure with a flower (7) BLOSSOM {LOSS} in {MOB<=}
18 Barrier for enclosing an area for an Olympic event (7) FENCING [DD]
20 Protrusion at the rear end of a marine mammal (8) HUMPBACK {HUMP}{BACK}
21 Graduate returning for the Romanian chess piece is out of control (4) AMOK {AM<=}O{K} Anno pending
23 Leading statesmen hop off, objecting to an exclamative order to disperse (4) SHOO Acrostic
24 These might involve getting into the water tummy-first (5-5) BELLY-FLOPS [E]
25 Horizontal door piece with one trading places with Edward for a protein-rich seed (6) LENTIL L(-i+e)ENTIL
26 An authority on the intricate mural in Yukon's capital (8) LUMINARY {MURAL+IN}}*{Yu..n}

DOWN
1   Rhode Island banned some ceremonial carriages after model's departure in a state of confusion (5) CHAOS CHAriOtS
2   Vegetable from a capital with a river in the midst of geysers (8,7) BRUSSELS SPROUTS {BRUSSELS} {SP{R}OUTS}
3   The French rushed back around the White House to spot a marine mammal (7) NARWHAL {LA}{RAN}<= around {WH}
4   Rush with the bishop to get rid of the Asian in a mountain lift (1-3) T-BAR {T(-e+b)BAR}
5   Dilapidated condo? Could caulk make it Aristophanes's paradise? (5-6-4) CLOUD-CUCKOO-LAND*
6   A rose from the clumsy alien gent (9) EGLANTINE*
8   Student follows the primates from the south to get a part of a flower (5) SEPAL {APES<=}{L}
14 Animal obtained using the auditor's cash, informally (3) DOE (~dough)
15 Cooks rest and joke inside before killing animals for food (9) SLAUGHTER {LAUGH} in {REST}*
17 Eggs that aren't quite egg-shaped? (3) OVA OVAl
19 It could be picked for entertainment (7) UKULELE [CD]
21 Fancy embassy quarter disappears into a bottomless pit (5) ABYSM eMBAsSY*
22 Part of the harpoon's permanently in a member of the whale family (5) SPERM [T]
24 Check the roof-supporting beam (4) BALK [DD]

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Thursday, 25 May 2017

No 12016, Thursday 25 May 2017, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Game from lowly sphere (8) BASEBALL {BASE}{BALL}
5   Backward boy going round the medical department of the teeth (6) DENTAL {D{ENT}AL<=}
9   Weapon is extended before the front of ship (7) LONGBOW {LONG}{BOW}
10 Mentioned way to allow a bit of underground development (7) ROOTLET (~route}{ROOT}{LET}
11 Vessel to discharge right one — mishmash (9) POTPOURRI {POT}{POUR}{R}{1}
12 Symbol of authority provided to leading lawyer (5) GAVEL {GAVE}{La...r}
13 Vagabond leaves model accessway (4) RAMP tRAMP
14 In a little money from abroad, I have inducement (9) INCENTIVE {IN}{CENT}{I'VE}
17 Morbid hunt he lay in a bad condition (9) UNHEALTHY*
19 Erode apparel (4) WEAR [DD]
23 One follows part of Karnataka leaving out old dog (5) CORGI {COoRG}{1}
24 Feeble announcement of seven days' requirement (4-5) WEAK-KNEED (~ week need)
25 Intend to draw back the Communist in ramble (7) MEANDER {MEAN}{RED<=}
26 Smarter arrangement in part of a chair (7) ARMREST*
27 Fine distinction made by sister about a church (6) NUANCE {NU{A}N}{CE}
28 Cheat — what a beggar might say while obstructing saint (8) IMPOSTOR {I'M POOR} over {ST}

DOWN
1   Approximate estimate of everyone in big power ship (8) BALLPARK {B}{ALL}{P}{ARK}
2   In sum, player's caught indeed in the inner room (7) SANCTUM {S{A{N}CT}UM}
3   Graduate gets timely blessing from primate (6) BABOON {BA}{BOON}
4   How one sinks more and more with a New World role gone awry (5,3,5) LOWER AND LOWER*
6   Extend lone, crumbling portal (8) ELONGATE {LONE}*{GATE}
7   City tale spun out by victors surrounding one (3,4) TEL AVIV {TEL A}*{V}{1}{V}
8   Not much kindled and let out (6) LITTLE {LIT}{LET}*
10 Show clock up — let people be aware of danger (5,3,5) RAISE THE ALARM [DD]
15 Stop one clubhead at intervals (8) PERIODIC {PERIOD}{1}{Club}
16 Dissolute director one expecting payments (8) CREDITOR*
18 Ravan in strange trance (7) NIRVANA*
20 First principle of one's most favourable environment (7) ELEMENT [DD]
21 Shrewdness shown by a hundred university workers (6) ACUMEN {A}{C}{U}{MEN}
22 With arms bent, novel character stands in Nigerian town (6) AKIMBO {A{KIM}BO}

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