Friday, 25 December 2015

No 11584, Friday 25 Dec 2015, Anon


MERRY CHRISTMAS

ACROSS
1   Prospective groom’s fund missing new source (6) FIANCE FInANCE
4   One replaces a knife with shovel (6) DIGGER D(-a+1)1GGER
9   Forbid extract of clove tobacco (4) VETO [T]
10 Receptionists fasten returning officials? (4,6) ROOM CLERKS {ROOM<=} {CLERKS}
11 Repents decapitating herons (6) EGRETS rEGRETS
12 Lampoon social evil’s advance (8) SATIRISE {SATI}{RISE}
13 This might be a revealing form of entertainment (5,4) STRIP SHOW [CD]
15 Run away with returning European to last refuge (5) ELOPE {ELOP<=}{r..gE}
16 Right to behead trainer of insect (5) ROACH (-c+r)ROACH
18 Trickster to burn South African province retreat (9) CHARLATAN {CHAR}{LATAN<=}
22 Let slip that artist protects first lady of the French democratic leader (8) REVEALED {R{EVE}A}{LE}{De...c}
23 Fruit for father? Yes! (6) PAPAYA {PAPA}{YA}
25 Monarchs of the Soviet get rid of Income Tax rules (10) SOVEREIGNS {SOViEt}{REIGNS}
26 Cut, sent back rolls (4) SNUB <=
27 Somehow athletes lose a final game in Jewish village (6) SHTETL aTHLeTES*
28 Attempts to answer, starting off with compositions (6) ASSAYS {A}{eSSAYS}

DOWN
1   Fear grips last one in carriage (7) FREIGHT {FR{onE}IGHT}
2   Abode made from brick (5) ADOBE*
3   Dead bodies right amongst the bushes (7) CORPSES {CO{R}PSES}
5   Prompt company to be semi-polite (6) INCITE {INC}{polITE}
6   Irregular to change sides in irregular confusion (9) GUERRILLA IRREGULA(-r+l)L*
7   Discovers empty artwork in torn purse (5,2) RAKES UP {R{Ar...rK}ES UP*}
8   Gets good ethos somehow but becomes ruined (4,2,3,4) GOES TO THE DOGS*
14 Changing sides during expansion is nasty (9) INCLEMENT INC{-r+l)LEMENT
17 Difficult for one to curtail anger (7) ONEROUS {ONE}{ROUSe}
19 Rests, consumes father’s meals (7) REPASTS {RE{PA}STS}
20 Shelters a Yankee leader in run-down neighbourhoods (7) ASYLUMS {A}{S{Ya...e}LUMS}
21 Wealthy, lose a fortune initially, become liquid (6) FLUENT afFLUENT
24 Father has confused Turkish military leader (5) PASHA {PA}{HAS*}

16 comments:

  1. Another mix-up in The Hindu today. While the print edition and the epaper are carrying today's CW correctly. The online paper is carrying tomorrow's CW!!!

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  2. Good one from Anon. Enjoyed samosas. Merry Christmas to every one

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  3. A Christmas delight from Arden!
    Merry Christmas to all :)

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    1. Oops! Typo : Please read ANON for Arden!

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  4. Wishing all IXL participants the very best of luck!

    No idea how many of our blog friends are taking active part in it! Perhapz, Col Sir, could help us in this regard.

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  5. Merry Christmas to all.
    The time to pick up my Dickens again: A Christmas Carol & this time I have Christmas Stories too.

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  6. Why samosas taste better on Christmas day? Is it because I get it after a long gap and in time? Thank you Anon.
    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all.

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  7. Enjoyed fairytale freshness & fragrance of the puzzle.we never had a puzzle this easy- easy to parse.Really a wonderful X'mas bonanza. Thanks anon.

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  8. Enjoyed fairytale freshness & fragrance of the puzzle.we never had a puzzle this easy- easy to parse.Really a wonderful X'mas bonanza. Thanks anon.

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  9. Ramki Krishnan retains his IXL title

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  10. Hearty Congratulations Ramki Krishnan! :)

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  11. Congratulations Ramki!

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  12. Very happy to see you in the photo in The Hindu online edition. See here http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/chennai-techie-ramki-krishnan-lifts-indian-crossword-league-trophy/article8029341.ece?homepage=true

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