Sunday, 11 January 2015

No 2823, Sunday 11 Jan 2015


Plenty of personalities around today.

ACROSS
1   Prepare training information (4) DOPE {DO}{PE}
3   The sort of display in which tumblers shine? (10) ACROBATICS [CD]
10 Very poor actress in The Thin Man touring her country (5) LOUSY {LO{US}Y}
11 Game played by one Bond girl (9) SOLITAIRE [DD]
12 Try not to attract attention of warlike people abroad (4,1,3,7) KEEP A LOW PROFILE*
13 Name of a small child wearing blue (9) ARCHIBALD {A}{R{CH}IBALD}
15 In which you'll find this African mountain range? (5) ATLAS [C&DD]
16 A car moves along on wheels (5) ROLLS [DD]
18 Ainslie, for example, chats with many at sea (9) YACHTSMAN {CHATS+MANY}*
20 Quantitative data Miss World will have supplied? (5,10) VITAL STATISTICS [C&DD]
23 Song in small religious ceremony (9) SPIRITUAL {S}{PI}{RITUAL}
24 Buddhist concept that could make one more relaxed, it's said (5) KARMA (~calmer)
25 Certain trees always found on parts of golf courses (10) EVERGREENS {EVER}{GREENS}
26 With last of deliveries, spinner gets close (4) STOP {d...eS}{TOP}

DOWN
1   Hostile alien in valley close to park (5) DALEK {DALE}{parK}
2   Potty uncle upset French composer (7) POULENC {PO}{UNCLE*} PO for POTTY?
4   Conventional courts may, unusually (9) CUSTOMARY*
5   Deck game set up - runs restricted (5) ORLOP {O{R}LOP<=}
6   Painter's philosophy painting for the sole benefit of Arthur? (3,3,4,4) ART FOR ARTS SAKE {ART} {FOR ART'S SAKE}
7   First home, tail wagging, carrying one (7) INITIAL {IN}{1}{TAIL*}
8   Southern events lost on Scottish writer (9) STEVENSON {S}{EVENTS*}{ON}
9   Daringly simple dodgy marketing ploy (7,7) PYRAMID SELLING*
13 Upstart's rare visit perplexed (9) ARRIVISTE*
14 Athletic event put on circling ruined chalet (9) DECATHLON {D{CHALET*}ON}
17 Grille in room described by the Parisian (7) LATTICE {L{ATTIC}E}
19 Policeman playing ragtime (7) MAIGRET*
21 Brought up short key ceasefire (5) TRUCE {TRUC<=}{E}
22 Keen, son on stringed instrument (5) SHARP {S}{HARP}

5 comments:

  1. Buddhist concept that could make one more relaxed, it's said (5) KARMA (~calmer)

    This is not how we pronounce KARMA!

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    1. I guess the Brits do, though, and this *is* the Guardian Everyman crossword after all.

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  2. 2 D Potty uncle upset French composer (7) POULENC {PO}{UNCLE*} PO for POTTY?

    PO - possibly from French: pot de chambre (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamber_pot)

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    1. Collins has "po" defined as "an informal word for chamberpot", so potty (another word for chamberpot) is fair clueing.

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  3. Sunday Special at 10:30 by Le Roi

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