Wednesday, 10 June 2015

No 11417, Wednesday 10 Jun 2015, xChequer


Phew!, xChequer's as devious as ever.

ACROSS
7   Call it restriction governing capacity measures (6) LITRES [T]
8   Perhaps bangtail, ultimately hack in high gear? (8) GALLOPER {GA{taiL}{LOP}ER*} Tail on double duty?
9   Even eating nan is outrageous (8) FLAGRANT {FLA{GRAN}T}
10 Foolish ideas rejected with a roar of laughter (6) GUFFAW {GUFF}{A)(W<=}
11 Film Mount Compass (5) SCALE [MD]
12 Excite husband, run through farm (6) THRILL {T{H}{R}ILL}
14 The Reverend's ride along the beach to get the music started? (6,2,3,4) STRIKE UP THE BAND {S}{TRIKE} {UP THE} {BAND} Anno not clear (Addendum - BIKE UP THE STRAND by Rev Spooner - See comments)
17 Put on trial in Germany facing international court (6) INDICT {IN}{D}{I}{CT}
18 Pair born to fly (5) BRACE {B}{RACE}
22 Weaker or better if one brings down temperature? (6) PUNIER PUN(-t+1)IER
23 Tells all of us about splitting on mobs (8) UNBOSOMS {U{ON+MOBS}*S}
24 Standard weapon in a manner of speaking (8) PARLANCE {PAR}{LANCE}
25 Incentives allowed normal rejects (6) SPURNS {SPUR{N}S}

DOWN
1   Do elastic buckles move out of position? (9) DISLOCATE*
2   Save a German woman? Mounting delay in saving (6) FRUGAL {FRaU}{GAL<=}
3   A soprano's voice test (5) ASSAY {A}{S}{SAY}
4   Bullet train is extremely garish or dull? (8) SLUGGISH {SLUG}{IS+ Ga...sH}*
5   Driver, possibly one before hotel with short black suit (8) GOLFCLUB {GOLF}{CLUBs}
6   Gong indicating an occasion when food is served including the start of dinner (5) MEDAL {ME{Di...r}AL}
8   Caught on a knife-edge after tightrope cut loose (3,3,7) GOT THE PICTURE {TIGHTROPE+CUT}*{knifE}
13 Caught in net meant culpable in law (9) ENACTMENT {C} in {NET+MEANT}*
15 Those forming acronyms following one format in a list (8) INITIALS {1}{IN+A+LIST}*
16 Close call to keep uranium stable (8) ENDURING {END}{U}{RING}
19 Save, secure, free (6) RESCUE*
20 Wall painting left a peculiar scaling (5) MURAL {MUR}{A}{L}<=
21 Humble answer getting support (5) ABASE {A}{BASE}

GRID

16 comments:

  1. Off to Coimbatore tonight, for a week, and as I reach early in the morning you'll can expect some holes in eXchequer's offering for tomorrow

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  2. The Reverend's ride along the beach to get the music started? (6,2,3,4) STRIKE UP THE BAND

    Spoonerism: Bike up the Strand

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    1. No wonder I didn't get it, I'm not a fan of the Rev

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    2. Great 'diagnosis', Sandhya. I did not get the anno at all.

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  3. Found it tough going in NE corner. Still happy to have managed to score 70%. No more energy left to slug it on to improve my score! Enough for the day! Cricket to follow. Thank you xChequer.

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    1. I had the going only in SE and a few others. Lot of holes, as the Col says.... hmmm ... a long way to go!

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    2. Typo : Slug it out and not 'slug it on' MB @ 8:52 am post.

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  4. Some of the clues are top class. Bravo!

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  5. Thank God I prefer rotis to nan. Otherwise I will be thinking of my grandmother whenever I eat a nan!

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    1. As they say in Hindi ... Naani yaad aajaayegi !

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  6. Enjoyable crossword on the whole.

    Except perhaps 8A. I prefer working 9 to 5 and do not particularly enjoy doing double duty. Particularly with GST around the corner)

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  7. GST round the corner? We seem to have turned quite a few corners already!

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