Sunday, 8 February 2015

Special, Sunday 08 Feb 2015, Buzzer


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) as usual upto 6 PM.


ACROSS
1   Attendants left tea cosy carelessly (8)
6   Thirst after eggs and tea (6)
9   A fruit tea, each comes free with a program (6)
10 Reckon teatime's fantastic (8)
11 Increased intake of tea took extra toll (10)
12 Close in on tea or starters put out (4)
13 Case of trains being on time (3,5)
15 Grand dame, the one in the middle of teashop is Ms Moncrieff (6)
16 Run through tea leaves a team pile around (6)
18 Special limy tea brewed hotly (8)
20 Wrongly ordered two parts of tea for chief (4)
21 Map fitted in to a T for a tea estate perhaps (10)
23 Unthinking viscount regularly seen cheerily gulping last drop of tea (8)
24 Elements of China tea seemingly natural (2,4)
25 A long list of ingredients missing in litchi tea noticeably (6)
26 A minor variety of green tea (8)

DOWN
2   Catch tea cup slipping over edge of saucer (7)
3   Lavender tips in real unani herbal tea tonic (5)
4   Four unfinished teas round a sofa (4-1-4)
5   Cunning sledge at the onset of tea (7)
6   A group having anxiety disorder taking in tea oddly (5)
7   Minty herb kind of tea preceded lamb roast (5,4)
8   Showing too much curiosity about tea is hard (3,4)
14 Having the same tea before and after a dance (3-3-3)
15 Tea garden turned away domestic dog (5,4)
17 Spoil tea reportedly, tipping over in vermouth (7)
18 Ruddy mark/line on most of tea counter (7)
19 A glimpse of miss drinking fine tea heartily (4-3)
21 Average tea for the audience in gathering (5)
22 Greek character has tea interspersed with hot sides (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at TEASER

Enjoy.

37 comments:

  1. 1A: ACOLYTE(L TEA COSY)*
    2D: CAPTU(R)E*
    3D: LILAC: ACROSTIC

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  2. 4D TE(-A) TE(-A) {A} TE (-A) TE(-A)
    14D CHA CHA CHA (CD?)
    13A TEACHES T

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  3. 10.A. ESTIMATES. (TEATIMES)*
    14.D. CHA CHA CHA. LIT.
    15.D.GREAT DANE (TEA GARDEN)*

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    1. SORRY 10.A. ESTIMATE.. (TEATIMES)*
      2.D. CAPTURE. (TEA CUP R)*
      SUBSTITUTE FOR 14.D

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    2. SORRY 2 D IS ALREADY SOLVED.
      17.D,MARTINI. MAR{~TEA}{IN<}

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  4. 9A: {APPLE}{T}
    18A: STEAMILY { S LIMY TEA}*
    26A: TEENAGER { GREEN TEA}*

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  5. 22D THETA Anag of Tea+h(-o)t
    def - Greek character
    16A IMPALE Anag of team+pile-t-a
    Def - Run through
    5D SLEIGHT - Sleigh+t
    Def - Cunning

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  6. 11A Increased intake of tea took extra // toll {SUR(CHA)(R)GE}

    19D A glimpse of miss drinking fine tea heartily {LO(OK) SE}{E}

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    1. 11A Increased intake of tea // took extra toll {SUR(CHAR)GED}

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  7. 24A Elements of China tea seemingly natural AT EASE (T)

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  8. 6A - LONG (Thirst) after OO(Eggs) - OOLONG
    8D - NOSY around TEA - NOT EASY
    21A - PLAN (Map) fitted IN TO A T - PLANTATION

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  9. Buzzer in India-Suits to a T!
    Wonderful X(or should I say T) word

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    1. Is it monogrammed or does it carry a crossword design?

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  10. Tea here, tea there.... not my cup of coffee.

    Have a good time at S&B, all of you.

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  11. Across
    15 G LADY S
    25 (L....I)(T...A)(N...Y)
    Down
    21 (PAR)(TY) ~tea

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  12. 19 A glimpse of miss drinking fine tea heartily (4-3) LOOK-SEE (Miss - Lose, fine - OK, tea heartily - e)
    18 Ruddy mark/line on most of tea counter (7) SCAR L ET (Mark - scar, Line - L Most of tea - te <-)

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    1. Sorry 19A is already solved

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  13. 12 Close in on tea or starters put out (4) NEAR (Starters in "oN tEA oR are deleted)

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  14. Left on board:
    Across: 12, 20,23
    Down: 6, 7, 18

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    1. Updated:
      Left on board:
      Across: 20,23
      Down: 6, 7

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  15. 23 Unthinking viscount regularly seen cheerily gulping last drop of tea (8) VIS CER (A) L Defn Unthinking
    substitute for 19A

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  16. 6Dn : OCTAD : {OC{TeA}D}
    7Dn: LEMONBALM : (LEMON+BALM*)

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  17. Mine and CW's last one.
    20A : Wrongly ordered two parts of tea for chief (4)
    ARCH {A{R}CH*} Def : Chief. Tea = CHA* containing second letter of oRdered. No idea how far it's correct!

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    1. Wrong anno as per setter

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    2. No amount of scratching is helping me! I give up now!! Over to veterans!!!

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    3. I solved this but didn't instantly get the anno. I knew what must be going on and just moved on.
      Come to think of it...
      Wrongly ordered two parts of tea for chief

      Two parts of tea - two parts of CHAR (same as cha) - CH AR
      Wrongly ordered AR CH - arch (chief)

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    4. Nice. Thanks, CV Sir. :) But never knew 'char' means 'cha' too! Even Free Dic didn't help me when I looked for "Char."

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    5. CHAR for tea was shown in 11A also above.

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  18. I missed this tea-party!

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    1. I have requested through that a S &B meeting be arranged in Hyderabad after a few months so that we could meet you, your btother and also MB.

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    2. That would be great! :)

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    3. should be read as: through Raghunath....

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  19. Thanks, Buzzer. It was a real TEAser!

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  20. TA to BUZZER. Total teaser ! O la la !! didn't take too long !! Only Rosie Lee was missing !!

    cosy here in N .York !

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