Sunday, 31 May 2015

No 2843, Sunday 31 May 2015


New setter of Everyman has raised the bar over the past few weeks.

ACROSS
1   Permit cry of pain in rage? No time (7) EMPOWER {tEMP{OW}ER}
5   Base linked to era producing amount of film (7) FOOTAGE {FOOT}{AGE}
9   Delivery from popular vocalist carrying weight (9) INSWINGER {IN}{S{W}INGER}
10 Get over being annoyed (5) CROSS [DD]
11 Opening achieved by one in working for diamonds (7) ORIFICE {OR{1}F*}{ICE}
12 Reach junction going west in Welsh town (7) MAESTEG {MAES}{TEG}<= With Google help
13 Not allowed to be hostile for example with hint, dropping name (12) ILLEGITIMATE {ILL}{EG}{InTIMATE}
17 Caught by evil demon, state criticism (12) CONDEMNATION {C}{DEMON*}{NATION}
20 Rowing boat stuck behind loud river transport (7) FREIGHT {F}{R}{EIGHT}
22 Followers showing energy come together and run around (7) RETINUE {E}{UNITE}{R}<=
23 Correct people engaged by editor (5) EMEND {E{MEN}D}
24 Silent pal bothered one involved in radio quiz? (9) PANELLIST*
25 Swindled, receiving instrument reduced in strength (7) DILUTED {DI{LUTE}D}
26 Serious about following novelist endlessly (7) AUSTERE {AUSTEn}{RE}

DOWN
1   Broadcast is copied in serial form (8) EPISODIC*
2   Sweet old man not moving east (8) PASTILLE {PA}{STILL}{E}
3   One can, entertained by joker, miss point in play (7,3,5) WAITING FOR GODOT {WA{1}{TIN}G} {FOR GO}{DOT} Thanks to Google again
4   Lamented bird appearing on front of tabloid in colour (9) REGRETTED {R{EGRET}{Ta...d}ED}
5   Place for discussion in university in fashion (5) FORUM {FOR{U}M}
6   Conducted groups high above small seats for audience (9,6) ORCHESTRA STALLS {ORCHESTRA S}{TALL}{S}
7   Takes on commercial work, climbing street (6) ADOPTS {AD}{OP}{TS<=}
8   Officer among aliens ignored (6) ENSIGN [T]
14 Notes Roman made all over the place (9) MEMORANDA*
15 Important person is being excited, accepting Oscar (3,5) BIG NOISE {BIG N{O}ISE*}
16 Upset head of state trapped by upper-class weed (8) UNSETTLE {U}{N{State}ETTLE}
18 Bad result hurt (6) OFFEND {OFF}{END}
19 Delight about answer let out (6) REVEAL {REVE{A}L}
21 I had to support favourite, taken up without enthusiasm (5) TEPID {TEP}<={I'D}

GRID

PS: As per reports elsewhere, the old setter of Everyman, Alan Scott has retired and the new setter is Colin Gumbrel.

3 comments:

  1. Nice puzzle. Got stuck in SW corner though. Missed out on 20&25Ac and 18&19Dn.

    Looking forward to Bruno spl. :)

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  2. Change of setter is obvious. Bar is so high, I need more than a pole to attempt clearing it! Happy I got it from Col. Even a few anagrams were difficult to spot/ unravel. Hopefully we will get to understand him better over time.

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