Thursday, 8 October 2015

No 11520, Thursday 08 Oct 2015, Buzzer


ACROSS
9   Burying its head, very fat bird (7) OSTRICH {mOST}{RICH}
10 Where a dermatologist keeps a handy device (1-6) E-READER [T]
11 Pole workers (5) STAFF [DD]
12 Bananas aren't nice fruit? (9) NECTARINE*
13 Stretched or widened a quilt (9) EIDERDOWN*
14 Small bend in a long pole (5) STILT {S}{TILT}
15 Place in side up for debate (7) DISPUTE {PUT} in {SIDE}*
17 When cold tips scales (7) ASCENDS {AS}{C}{ENDS}
19 Examine priest's vestment (5) PROBE {P}{ROBE}
20 Drunk in turn had an accident (3-3-3) HIT-AND-RUN*
22 I see doctor, a master in theatrical performance (9) MELODRAMA {ME}{LO}{DR}{A}{MA}
24 Clear off from work during strike (3,2) HOP IT {H{OP} IT}
25 Address temptation to consume crackers etc. (7) LECTURE {LURE} around {ETC}*
26 Yearn for a golf circuit of the past (4-3) LONG-AGO {LONG}-{A}GO Though I'm an amateur golfer, anno for GO is not clear to me :-( {LONG}-{A}{G}{O} - Thanks to Ramesh

DOWN
1   Travel document displaying special wish for a safe journey (8) GODSPEED {GO}{D{SP}EED}
2   Run into bear that is maroon? (6) STRAND {ST{R}AND}
3   Trouble with running forum/site without direction (10) MISFORTUNE {FORUM+SITE}* around {N}
4   Polish to import good French cut of meat (4,4) SHIN BONE {BON} in {SHINE}
5   Warning light means live account being broadcast (6) BEACON {BE}{AC}{ON}
6   Fine character to a Greek cheese (4) FETA {F}{ETA}
7   Reportedly issue supplement (8) ADDITION (~ edition)
8   Align a gate that is dented in the middle (6) ORIENT {OR}{IE}{deNTed}
14 Worn part of a watch (6,4) SECOND HAND [DD]
16 Chelsea wrongly placed outside football's second tier? (8) SHOELACE {CHELSEA}* around {fOo...l}
17 De facto work uniform accessory (8) ACTUALLY {ACT}{U}{ALLY}
18 Threat of punishment contains rioting (8) SANCTION*
19 Swelling mass gathered round a politician (6) PIMPLE {PI{MP}LE}
20 Catastrophe, a terrible engulfing fire (6) HEATER [T]
21 Call back or ring again (6) REPEAL {RE}{PEAL}
23 Smudge starts to disappear after using blotter (4) DAUB Acrostic

GRID

19 comments:

  1. I don't get 21D. I had it as Redial and struggling for anno. This one also is not clear to me

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    1. One meaning of REPEAL: To summon back or recall, especially from exile.(TFD)

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  2. Greetings to the folk that defend the country from this skies.

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  3. Enjoyable crossword. Loved 1D and the def for 16D :)

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    1. How is tier shoelace?

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    2. Don't you tie up your shoe laces?! (Or welcro has replaced it?)

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    3. One that runs is a runner, one that butts is a butter, one that ties is a tier etc. Here the tier was followed by a '?' giving a hint that it may not be a straightforward definition

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    4. Thanks...Paddy & Ramesh...

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  4. Lovely puzzle from buzzer as usual; couldnt anotate ostrich; could appreciate the clue..really good one

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  5. Just lovely. Loved 16 & 18D for excellent surfaces. Had trouble in SW corner.
    Samosas? So near , yet so far!
    I did 'Eiderdown' with the help of crossings without realising it is an anagram.
    9A- I did it as an &lit and saw the wordplay only in the blog.
    Thank you Buzzer for the most enjoyable start to the day.

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  6. +1 for Ramesh's Greetings on Air Force Day and our own MB.
    Expected a comment from Kishore.

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    1. Touching the skies with glory .... I was somewhere in the Western ....

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  7. Oof... dont know why....but took longer today and got both repeal (redial) and hop it (had it) wrong. Really liked 16d shoelace surface .. i mean wow thinking of football surface which is kind of relevant and masking it as chelsea and football second.. and calling shoelace a tier. I mean this had me awestruck when i solved it. Brilliant buzzer... thanks

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  8. Greetings to all Air Force personnel. Thanks Paddy. :)

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  9. Beautiful puzzle! I go for SHOELACE as my COD. Not far behind is OSTRICH. Thanks Buzzer. :)

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