Friday, 1 January 2016

No 11589, Friday 01 Jan 2016, Afterdark


HAPPY NEW YEAR

ACROSS
1   Medico did act in a frenzy admitting undergraduate abuser (4,6) DRUG ADDICT {DR}{UG} {DID+ACT}*
6   A small particle turning fat in India (4) ATOM <=
10 Guess man is given to publicity, writing as a giver of pleasant shock (9) SURPRISER {SUR(-m+pr)PRISE}{R}
11 Closed after one left in defeat (5) UPEND UnoPENeD
12 Every second, signal is given to Andre's place about tax collectors, say (6,7) INLAND REVENUE {sIgNaL}{AND RE}{VENUE}
14 Uncle Narayanan toasted inspirational leaders/heads up to a time (5) UNTIL Acrostic
15 In Estonia, coin chest is kept outside railway watchman's shelter (6,3) SENTRY BOX {SENT}{RY} BOX Anno pending See comments
17 Venue, road rebuilt with labour (9) ENDEAVOUR*
21 Badly grown (5) WRONG*
22 Something you wish had happened; like figuring in MBA, even eighth (5-4-4) MIGHT-HAVE-BEEN*
24 Relax, leader is absent time to time (5) OFTEN sOFTEN
25 Cool joint at American city to have a ball and time to get a sausage (9) CHIPOLATA {C}{HIP}{O}{LA}{T}{A}
26 Some took radish and another vegetable (4) OKRA [T]
27 Woman's day, decorate cockpit (6,4) FLIGHT DECK {F}{LIGHT} {DECK}

DOWN
1   Disrespectful talk about judge's scars (10) DISFIGURES {DIS}{FIGURES}
2   Independent and combined, not independent, real confusion in it (9) UNRELATED {REAL}* in {UNiTED}
3   A demise, primarily connected to kidney gland (7) ADRENAL {A}{De...e}{RENAL}
4   Dead seen in half, right near southern wastelands (7) DESERTS {DEad}{SEen}{RT}{S}
5   About an artist's vehicle? (7) CARAVAN {C}{A}{RA}{VAN} Van on double duty?
7   He set different plural to this... (5) THESE*
8   ...contrived as insane and base (4) MADE {MAD}{E}
9   Regret including 2 names right at the end as athlete (6) RUNNER {RU{NN}E}{R}
13 Oh! two unknown gasmen by mistake took Kelvin's breathing apparatus (6,4) OXYGEN MASK {O}{X}{Y}{GEN MAS*}{K}
16 Commission given to poor invites anger (9) BROKERAGE {BROKE}{RAGE}
18 Big brother in Tamil Nadu, on invasion by soldier gets heart attack, perhaps (6) ANGINA {GI} in {ANNA}
19 Plot CIA developed is related to watcher (7) OPTICAL*
20 Understanding fear and overcoming death is no good for starters (7) READING REA{Death}{Is}{No}{Good} Anno pending (Addendum - {dREAD}{Is}{No}{Good} - See comments)
21 Remove small particle containing uranium (4,3) WEED OUT {WEE}{D O{U}T}
22 Tie up model inside car (5) MOTOR {T} in {MOOR}
23 Restricted drink at Oval (2-2) NO-NO Anno pending (Addendum - NO-GO - {NO-G}{O} - See comments)


28 comments:

  1. HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the members!

    15 In Estonia, coin chest is kept outside railway watchman's shelter (6,3) SENTRY BOX SENT{RY} BOX

    SENT: Estonian coin

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  2. 20 Understanding fear and overcoming death is no good for starters (7) READING REA{Death}{Is}{No}{Good} Anno pending
    dREAD N G

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    1. 20 Understanding fear and overcoming death is no good for starters (7) READING REA{Death}{Is}{No}{Good} Anno pending
      d READ I N G

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  3. Wishing all a happy new year

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  4. Happy New Year to all. AD, congrats on opening the year.

    I had 23D as NO-GO (NOG + O)

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    1. Fitting that AD should open the year. After all, it's his year ... 2016 AD!

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  5. Wishing all the very best for 2016 and beyond to all visitors to this blog

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  6. Nice one from Afterdark...had problems in N-W corner...otherwise a happy new year solve!

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  7. Wish you All A Very Happy Sweet Sixteen. Enjoying my stay at Visakhapatnam with my sweet sixty.

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  8. Do call Ranga at 9885310921. We may be able to meet

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  9. Wish you all a very Happy new year!

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  10. Some good clues .liked weed out which has good surface and cryptic reading .could finish almost 70% .thanks AD

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  11. Bhala, Jan 3rd confirmed huh? Re:meet

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  12. @sri vup,

    Anno for a clue which you asked today in yesterday's crossword explained there.

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  13. Happy New Year All...Celebrations & hangover made me complete the Year's first puzzle late in the evening...Enjoyed thoroughly

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  14. Happy Newyear dawns on a happy note courtesy:Dawn (AD).Smooth surfaces.wonderful clues.eg.10a,13,16d. But I could not make23d though nicely clued.Anyway a good start in the NewYear.Thanks AD.

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  15. Happy new year to everyone in the THCC family!

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  16. Happy new year to everyone in the THCC family!

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  17. Wish everyone here a very happy new year!

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  18. A Happy New Leap Year - 2016.
    While we know that leap day occurs in most years that are divisible by 4, interestingly a centurial year (divisible by 100), but not divisible by 400, does not contain a leap day; thus 1700, 1800, and 1900 did not contain a leap day while 1600 and 2000 did.


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  19. Happy happy new year... :)

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