Sunday, 23 August 2015

The Sunday Crossword (2855), Sunday 23 Aug 2015


ACROSS
1   Employees receiving nod resolved deadlock (5-3) STAND-OFF {STA{ND-O*}FF}
5   Bullet ends in target under tree (6) TRACER {t...eT}{u..eR}{ACER}
9   Clubs in chains (5) IRONS [DD]
10 Company managed decline, losing large frequency (9) INCIDENCE {INC}{DEClINE*}
12 One dispute, a perfect example, beset by hollow scorn (13) DISPARAGEMENT {D{1}{SPAR}{A}{GEM}ENT}
15 Case about skill with clear, good English (9) CARTRIDGE {C}{ART}{RID}{G}{E}
16 Fish paste trader carries (5) TETRA [T]
17 Plain across middle of plateau (5) OVERT {OVER}{plaTeau}
19 Search clothing when that is most uncomfortable (9) QUEASIEST {QUE{AS}{IE}ST}
21 Tax in store, price that's bad for part of nation's economy (7,6) PRIVATE SECTOR {VAT} in {STORE+PRICE}
23 Profound corruption of real theft (9) HEARTFELT*
24 Crumbs soldier provided for dog (5) CORGI {COR}{GI}
26 Walk out on wasteland (6) DESERT [DD]
27 Innocent yen to follow river put into action (4-4) DEWY-EYED {DE{WY-E}{Y}ED}

DOWN
1   Propagandist distorted drop in cost (4,6) SPIN DOCTOR*
2   Fuss caused by commercial, then nothing (3) ADO {AD}{O}
3   Beginning to doubt psychic power, express loss of hope (7) DESPAIR {Doubt}{E.S.P.}{AIR}
4   Figure after fashion defending country honestly (4,3,6) FAIR AND SQUARE {FA{IR AN}D} {SQUARE}
6   Beef, say, about broadcast made ahead of time (3,4) RED MEAT {RE}{D MEA*}{T}
7   Part from emperor endlessly breaking agreement (11) CONSTITUENT {CONS{TITUs}ENT}
8   Feel dizzy and look unpleasantly upset (4) REEL <=
11 Solution mostly found in bond with man offering drink (5,2,6) CREME DE MENTHE {C{REME Dy}E MENT}{HE} I love this liqueur as well as Irish Cream.
13 Conceal pressure on places in film scripts (11) SCREENPLAYS {SCREEN}{P}{LAYS}
14 Architect crazy about singular style at home (10) MASTERMIND {MA{S}{TERM}{IN}D} Term and Style?
18 Swindler's wits exercised on odd parts of theory (7) TWISTER {WITS*}{ThEoRy}
20 Slight cut in region of atmosphere (7) SKETCHY {SK{ETCH}Y}
22 Drop building in garden? (4) SHED [DD]
25 Beam up in shiny armour (3) RAY [T<=]

GRID

10 comments:

  1. Enjoyed this article in The Sunday Magazine of The Hindu 36 to 300

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    1. Very nice read, Sir. Enjoyed it... sort of... "Food for thought"

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  2. Many, many returns of the day, Bhala.

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  3. Re your query on term/style
    If we take either word as a verb, we may see the equivalence. Don't know if it works as nouns.
    Consider...
    The sage termed the man's behaviour obsequious.
    The man styled the sage's behaviour as haughty.

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