Wednesday, 13 January 2016

No 11599, Wednesday 13 Jan 2016, Neyartha




ACROSS
7   What might be kept by staying under the radar (3,7) LOW PROFILE [CD]
9   Open letters from Guadalajara (4) AJAR [T]
10 Dismal deliveries by the model (8) OVERCAST {OVER}{CAST}
11 Ban on abstainer taking the place of the bishop for the military bugle call (6) TATTOO {TA(-b+tt)TTOO}

12 Arrived as lights got flipped by leaving American soldier (3,2) SET IN SETINgi <=
13 Treat fabric in the French sea with red colour (9) MERCERISE {MER}{CERISE}
14 Plot with the novice at sea to entertain a Pole (7) CONNIVE {N} in {NOVICE}*
17 Student at the wrong place with the more volatile American woodpecker (7) FLICKER F(+l)LICK(-l)ER With some help from Google
20 An outstandingly good thing from an insect's body parts? (4,5) BEES KNEES {BEES} {KNEES}
22 One in agreement (5) UNITY [DD]
25 Empty barrel covering receptacle (6) VACANT {VA{CAN}T}
26 Talk on cooking Eve's corn (8) CONVERSE*
27 Part of the gazebos sealed by the master (4) BOSS [T]
28 Supply of Greek wine returned before accepting mild changes by ousted liberal leader (10) ADMINISTER {MIlD*} in {ANISTER <=}

DOWN
1   Shutter in a famous museum (6) LOUVRE [DD]
2   Blind Greek character in conversation with the valet (5) ROMAN (~rho){RO}{MAN}
3   Number by Sen? Exit assembly... (7) SIXTEEN*
4   ...straight up to another recital after Victor (8) VERTICAL {V}{RECITAL*}
5   Dental problem of a member of a Mongol tribe (6) TARTAR [DD]
6   Suspicions cut short after the first bridge player leaves shutter with angled slats (8) JALOUSIE JeALOUSIEs
8   Upset sire enters retreat to rest with a old man from Iran (7) PERSIAN {P{SIRE*}AN<=}
15 Public speaker going around the gym with a technician (8) OPERATOR {O{PE}RATOR}
16 Blind Italian? (8) VENETIAN [DD]
18 Concede talks after monarch gets overwhelmed by the bridge player (7) CONFESS CONFE(-r+s)SS
19 Mat providing good reception? (7) WELCOME [CD]
21 Vocal disputes are infrequent (6) SPARSE (~spars)
23 Volunteers rise without an ornamental tuft (6) TASSEL {TA}{SSEL <=}
24 Senseless Seychelles leader moves away from lunatic (5) INANE INsANE

3 comments:

  1. Another not so tough puzzle from Neyartha...if yesterday was on colour..today is blind..that makes colour blind..
    Some unusual words learnt..Bees knees...mercerise..jalousie...
    Enjoyable one

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  2. 16Dn Blind Italian? (8) VENITIAN [DD]
    VENETIAN (DD)

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  3. hee hee... yep this one blinded me and I missed samosa by losing set in :( three blind mice should be the theme

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