Friday, 15 January 2016

No 11601, Friday 15 Jan 2016, Buzzer


HAPPY PONGAL

ACROSS
1   Routine plot including love and Bollywood’s essential dancing (12) CHOREOGRAPHY {CHORE}{O}{GRAPH}{bollYwood}
8   Poor clue's back to front (4) THIN (+t)THIN(-t)
9   Possibly one in Capitol (10) POLITICIAN {1+IN+CAPITOL}* &lit
11 During funeral I lie dead, covered in flowers (6) LILIED [T]
12 Sweeping changes initially to government educational activity (8) GROOMING (-b+g)GROOMING
14 Cheers tariff being cut repeatedly (2-2) TA-TA {TAriff}-{TAriff} (Addendum - TAx-TAx - See comments)
16 Wiggling of toe is a flirtatious move (7) FOOTSIE* &lit
18 Drug laws broken by one in Berlin (7) CODEINE {EIN} in {CODE}
19 Knock out performance cut short (4) STUN STUNt
22 Advocate to get delayed (2,6) BE BEHIND [DD]
23 Arrive outside hotel in a poor district (6) GHETTO {GET-TO} around {H}
24 A key shift in business (10) ENTERPRISE {ENTER}{PRISE}
26 Administer drugs for inside information (4) DOPE [DD]
27 How little musk mostly becomes odourless (7,5) WITHOUT SMELL {HOW+LITTLE+MUSk}*

DOWN
2   Soldier on bhang in the regiment arrested (4,2,5) HANG IN THERE [T]
3   Express parking in charge (5) RAPID {RA{P}ID}
4   Study circles unknown to keep record (6) OOLOGY {OO}{LOG}{Y}
5   Dispense with it on a tour abroad (6,3) RATION OUT*
6   Film with best sound (3) PIC (~pick)
7   Protruding feature surrounding a mountain range (5) CHAIN {CH{A}IN}
10 Relation is more cheerful when not taking sides (6) AUNTIE {jAUNTIEr}
13 Movie star charting a timeline capturing work (7,4) MATINEE IDOL {DO} in {A+TIMELINE}*
15 Federer perhaps, at first totally different in person (6,3) TENNIS PRO{To...y}{IN+PERSON}*
17 Direct deliveries through empty godown (6) GOVERN {OVER} in {Go..wN}
20 Commercial conflict at sea (6) ADRIFT {AD}{RIFT}
21 Erects a shrine? (5) STUPA {STUP<=}{A}
23 Polished a gem full of luminance and sparkle (5) GLEAM {L} in {A+GEM}*
25 Take in tenants periodically (3) EAT {tEnAnTs}

17 comments:

  1. Ta ta would be Tax cut short, I think

    Happy Pongal

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  2. Happy Pongal..makarsankrati...to all
    Superb one from Buzzer...difficult to chose COD as the whole grid is filled with superb clues...

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  3. Happy Pongal/Makara Sankranti to all :)
    Beautiful puzzle! I filled in LEGISLATOR in 9Ac and that complicated things in NE corner. Yet satisfied with what I could solve. Thanks Buzzer. :)

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  4. Brilliant as usual. So smooth that you don't even get hurt when you are breaking your head :)

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  5. Happy Pongal/ Sankaranthi to all and a big Thank you to all those who greeted earlier.
    AD put it nicely about breaking one's head painlessly. Thank you Buzzer for making Pongal day most enjoyable.

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  6. My choreography was a few moves short today but still enjoyed what I did.

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  7. If there is no paper tomorrow I will publish a special at 8 AM

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    1. Thank you Col. There is no paper tomorrow as per TH announcement in print edition.

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  8. Happy Pongal / Sankranti to all.. :) Thanks to Buzzer for the samosas.. must say hang in there was a well disguised telescopic !

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  9. Lovely crossword again, Thanks Buzzer! Superb clues, esp the 2 &lits!

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  10. Happy Pongal and Makar Sankaranthi to ye-all

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  11. CHORE_O_GRAPH_Y !!! Wah, Buzzer !! What a merry dance you led us to !

    Made me to look for a CODEINE.

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  12. Wonderful puzzle. Well laid-out clues enable thought-word process simply gushing. Really a nice Pongal bonanza. Thank you Buzzer.

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