Friday, 27 February 2015

No 11329, Friday 27 Feb 2015, Anon


ACROSS
1   Charge rascal after commencement of prescription (6) IMPOST {IMP}{pOST} (Addendum - IMPOSE {IMP}{dOSE} - See comments)
4   Lead actor, abducted by spouses, surrenders (6) WAIVES {W{Actor}IVES}
9   Berry found in Maracaibo (4) ACAI [T]
10 Sailor returns again to limit instability (10) ABERRATION {AB}{ER<=}{RATION}
11 Home appliance is source of tension for toddler (6) INFANT {IN}{FAN}{Te...n}
12 Asians ran out, replaced by short, tall Europeans (8) ITALIANS {I(-ran+tall)TALIANS}
13 Replaces odd stump with seeds (9) SUPPLANTS {StUmP}{PLANTS}
15 Clearing at the outskirts of Gainsville traps boy (5) GLADE {Gains{LAD}villE}
16 First small incision finally made on protective covering (5) SCUTE {S}{CUT}{madE}
18 English risking losing opener by promoting ... (9) ENHANCING {EN}{cHANCING}
22 ... headman who leaves his abode, legacy (8) HERITAGE HERmITAGE
23 Amateur pointlessly wanders in shock (6) TRAUMA AMATeUR*
25 Carbonates broken down by oilseed (6,4) CASTOR BEAN*
26 Particles make noise endlessly (4) IONS NOISe*
27 Former anathema gutted to tolerate ... (6) EXCUSE {EX}{CUrSE}
28 ... poem on Indian exchange written in Danish city? (6) ODENSE {ODE}{NSE}

DOWN
1   Fish, not fed, unconfined at sea (7) INCONNU UNCONfINed*
2   Leaders of Pakistan and India share international currency (5) PAISA {P}{A}{I}{S}A A for international, seems to be an error here?
3   Ganesha's traditional knowledge helping to make sacred text (7) SHASTRA [T]
5   In another country, Beatles album is unknown, missing (6) ABROAD ABbey ROAD Is/Be
6   Vicious trinity caught in civil unrest (9) VITRIOLIC {VI{TRIO}LIC*}
7   Sneered at maize kept in outhouse lacking source of humidity (7) SCORNED {S{CORN}hED}
8   Expatriates dispatch valets? (10,3) REMITTANCE MEN {REMMITANCE} {MEN}
14 Loyal father to scamper about one in charge (9) PATRIOTIC {PA}{TR{1}OT}{IC}
17 Burn first two madmen trapped in Greek island (7) CREMATE {CRE{MAdmen}TE}
19 Taunted peculiar looking set (7) ATTUNED*
20 Candidate can delve into anyone regularly (7) NOMINEE {aNyO{MINE}nE}
21 Southern city of dramas, dance (6) MADRAS*
24 Foreigner to ally with Englishman instead of German (5) ALIEN ALI(-g+e)EN

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Thursday, 26 February 2015

No 11328, Thursday 26 Feb 2015, Vulcan


Vulcan's saying a lot today.

ACROSS
6   Subject in a story, say (5) LIEGE {LI{EG}E}
7   He is a man showered with hate (8) ANATHEMA {A+MAN+HATE}* &lit
10 Emotional meet up before end of reunion for many (7) UMPTEEN {MEET+UP}*{r...oN}
11 Say, extremely gooey ingredient often used in rolls and cakes  essentially (3,4) EGG YOLK {EG}{Goo eY}{O}{roLls}{caKes} &lit
12 After starting to gel, Anne rejects the guy - goes through hell (7) GEHENNA {Gel}{E{HE}NNA<=}
13 Beginning of love, chat passionately for a long time with door locked (5,2) LATCH ON {L}{CHAT*} {ON} for a long time/on ?
14 Novel we can read, a power-packed literary work (3,3,5) WAR AND PEACE {WE+CAN+READ+A}* over Power
19 Tasted/drank a shot of liquor and fell down (7) SLIPPED {S{Li...r}IPPED}
21 Blade is used to deactivate (7) DISABLE*
23 Attack a sailor, say (7) ASSAULT (~a salt)
25 Separate from partner mainly with fear of being outed (4,3) TEAR OFF {parTner}{EAR OFF}*
26 Face with long hair (8) SIDEBURN {SIDE}{BURN}
27 Boy owning a large store (5) SALON {S{A}{L}ON}

DOWN
1   PS: We hope to get some entertainment (8) PEEPSHOW*
2   Humble act (6) DEMEAN [DD]
3   Nourished with special diet, an awesome mix (10) MAINTAINED {MAIN}{DIET+AN}*
4   Price is sounding reasonable (4) RATE (~ right) ? (Addendum - FARE (~ fair) - See comments)
5   Easy level (6) SMOOTH [DD]
6   Lobby to relax (6) LOUNGE [DD]
8   Eat perhaps, a late afternoon meal (4,3) HIGH TEA {EAT}*
9   King went down, admitting defeat (5) SKUNK {S{K}UNK} Not sure if the wordplay leads to this
13 Drink I have with Gin, tad intoxicating - it's killing (10) LAPIDATING {LAP}{I}{GIN+TAD}*
15 Catch to dismiss the opener, right start to the spell (7) RAPTURE (-c+r)RAPTURE
16 Involves brother in running miles (8) EMBROILS {EM{BRO}ILS*}
17 Typical university in America close to Cornell (5) USUAL {US{U}A}{c...eL}
18 Made a fence/wall to soundproof (6) DEAFEN [T]
20 Drive in silence for the most part (6) INSTIL {IN}{STILl}
22 Scattered boxes with envelopes on top (6) SPARSE {SPARS}{En...e}
24 Crisp letters from the best author (4) TAUT [T]

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