Sunday, 1 November 2015

The Sunday Crossword (2865), Sunday 01 Nov 2015


ACROSS
1   Substance? Cover it in sauce (8) SOLIDITY {SO{LID}{IT}Y}
5   Pain shown by saint with restless desire (6) STITCH {ST}{ITCH}
10 Back in prison, amoral type (5) ROMAN [T<=]
11 Demolition of cannon due to be reported (9) ANNOUNCED*
12 State view, following notes, right away (9) TENNESSEE {TENNErS}{SEE}
13 Completely cold and thin (5) CLEAN {C}{LEAN}
14 Demanding push to create space for emergency stops (4,8) HARD SHOULDER {HARD} {SHOULDER}
18 In a maul, being knocked about beyond belief (12) UNIMAGINABLE*
21 Lead attack filled with energy (5) LEASH {L{E}ASH}
22 Determined airman, one in number over America (9) TENACIOUS {TEN}{AC}{1}{O}{US}
24 Wretched rat caught by a large superior bird (9) ALBATROSS {A}{L}{B{RAT*}OSS}
25 Perfect island, compact (5) IDEAL {I}{DEAL}
26 Comfort thus given by fabric (6) SOLACE {SO}{LACE}
27 Very bad rage, beset by utter brutality (8) SAVAGERY {SA{V}{RAGE*}Y}

DOWN
1   Elastic cut during second attempt (8) STRETCHY {S}{TR{ETCH}Y}
2   Worthy arrangement of family run without force (8) LUMINARY {fAMILY+RUN}*
3   Fool about, getting covered by mound of sand (5) DUNCE {DUN{C}E}
4   Change technique, climbing with son for miles in country (14) TRANSFORMATION {TRA<=}{N{S}{FOR}{M}ATION}
6   New companion admitted to proper working club (9) TRUNCHEON {TRU{N}{CH}E}{ON}
7   Heart in aromatic kernel (6) TICKER [T]
8   Keeping quiet about severe defeat (6) HIDING [DD]
9   Complicated lines gain title for eggheads (14) INTELLIGENTSIA*
15 Fake jewellery's ending in battered tin chest (9) SYNTHETIC {j...rY} in {TIN+CHEST}*
16 Old one, team's leader, held in honour (8) OBSOLETE {OB{SOL{Team}E}E}
17 Treacherous? Yes, we all converted (8) WEASELLY*
19 Article on boat going north and south continually (6) ALWAYS {A}{LWAY<=}{S}
20 Caper, risky venture by the sound of it (6) GAMBOL (~gamble)
23 Land identified by mate (5) CHINA [DD]

GRID

29 comments:

  1. Sunday Samosas are relished! Easier as well as nice one.

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  2. Enjoyable Sunday with samosas! Lovely puzzle.

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  3. Seen on facebook

    When I was young I was SCARED of the dark,
    Now when I see my electricity bill,
    I am afraid of the LIGHT!!

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  4. Enjoyable CW. Missed S by the width of the 'shoulder'. Thankful to the blog for getting a couple of tricky annos.
    China as a mate was new to me. So was Yawl.
    Nice one about the darker side of light! Should we call it a daylight robbery?

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  5. Col.
    Thank you for helping me log in to IXL last week. I managed to get some points, though with 2 mistakes and the delay of course.
    'Wa' for king in 9A?

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    1. A = a
      Condition =if
      King =k
      Before = position indicator
      Kaif = Katrina Kaif

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    2. Though it should have been *after *

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    3. Before meaning in front of sounds fine to me

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    4. Before does mean 'in front of' so the clue will read 'Actress put a condition "in front of" king' = {A}{IF}{K}

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    5. Before as ahead of leads to KAIF. A IF is ahead of K

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    6. Thank you Ajeesh. I remember to have got Kaif when I saw 'actress'. I still can't understand how K became a W and I lost it needlessly.

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    7. But it's before king not king before

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  6. Reposting my yesterday's comment :)

    Hi all,
    We in 1Across have come up with a community grid commemorating the completion of 200 games. The clues are set by our members. Please try it & do give a feedback :)
    Thanks.
    Here is the link :
    http://crossword.info/somsram/Grid5

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    1. L V Madam, I have submitted the solved grid. Where can I get Grid 1 to 4?

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    2. LV: Great cryptic puzzle. very high standard. Kept me wholly occupied with this and the ICL, round six this Sunday in its first half ! Thanks for posting this. Keep up the good work !!

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  7. Ajeesh, like I mentioned last Sunday the delayed start time has not made too much of a difference, except in the case of Arvind and Mohan Varghese, who I'm sure have made mistakes to have fallen so far down in the leader board of Round 5

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    1. Yes Colonel I made a typo.. Typed Eclat as Ectal.. So got 2 letters wrong!

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  8. IXL Round 5

    13 Give the go ahead to a Greek gathering (5) AGREE

    Need annotation please.

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    1. I filled in AGORA for the simple reason "The Agora (/ˈæɡərə/; Ancient Greek: Ἀγορά Agorá) was a central spot in ancient Greek city-states. The literal meaning of the word is "gathering place" or ..From Wiki. It affected the other crossing and I had two errors. Yet I got a few points!

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  9. hey.. xword grid not yet up on IXL??

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    1. Srividya, you may join IXL 15 Facebook page. Organisers giving updates mainly there

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  10. ICL Round six did put me in a fix with some four letter words ! Drat !! but managed to fill in and submit successfully . Four letter words are always a curse !!

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    1. I too had to use 4 letter words liberally while solving the crossword.

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    2. Geez ! another four letter word is my only answer. When four letter words appear, RMDC (another four letter word)genre' creeps in !!

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