Saturday, 30 January 2016

No 11612, Saturday 30 Jan 2016, Anon

Across

1 I quit casino in revolt to takeover (11) ACQUISITION {I QUIT CASINO}*
9 Censors communist deeds (7) REDACTS {RED}{ACTS}
10 Remains of Arian at retreat (6) ASHRAM {ASH}{RAM}
11 Grain for one in confusion (5) MAIZE {MA{I}ZE}

12 Recover from regular reef, one caught in mollusc (7) RECLAIM {ReEf}{CLA{I}M}
15 Press, we hear, is a prerequisite (4) NEED {~KNEAD}
16 Eat chapatti, say, after recess (5,5) BREAK BREAD {BREAK}{BREAD}
18 Clone turned out to be daring deer (4,6)  DEAD RINGER {DARING DEAR}*
20 Monster dwells in antifog realms (4) OGRE (T)
23 Writes single odd view when preoccupied (7) PENSIVE {PENS}{I}{ViEw}
24 Car maker has no lasting sound (5) AUDIO {AUDI}{nO}
26 Fraud Earl, oddly, is a mendicant (6)  FAKEER {FAKE}{EaRl}
27 Permitted everyone to be in debt to first draft (7) ALLOWED {ALL}{OWE}{Draft}
28 Broadcasters sense rewards in a revolution (11) NEWSREADERS {SENSE REWARD}* Extra S in fodder

Down

2 Money, we hear, primary triumphs prestige (6) CACHET {~CASH}{Tri..s}
3 Major (or Minor) Russian premier enters America (4) URSA {U{Rus..n}A}
4 Good man has beer with friends during deadlocks (10) STALEMATES {ST}{ALE}{MATES}
5 Halibuts composed in Bantu language? (8) TSHILUBA {HALIUTS}*
6 Iridescent gem is initially not elite (7) OPALINE {OPAL}{Is}{Not}{Elite}
7 Professional adults drink on seafront (9) PROMENADE {PRO}{MEN}{ADE}
8 Notice wrongdoing, counsel (6) ADVICE {AD}{VICE}
13 Oblique rants, in a way, are poetry (10) TRANSVERSE {RANTS*}{VERSE}
14 Jazz has light lyrics (4,5) IDLE WORDS {IDLE}{WORDS}
17 Cuts uncertainty in wagers (8)  BRISKETS {B{RISK}ETS}

19 Assert that generation is ordinary (7) AVERAGE {AVER}{AGE}
21 Descend into the warehouse (6) GODOWN {GO}{DOWN}
22 Fighter knocks second crown out of one who yells (6) BAWLER {BrAWLER}
25 Approach retiring room (4) WARD<=

Reference list

Communist=Red, One=I, Single=I, Car maker=Audi, Everyone=All 
America=USA, Good man=St(From Saint), Notice=Ad

Color/Font Scheme

Definition,Solution,Component letters,Anagram Indicator,C/C indicator,Reversal Indicator,Hidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicator,Deletion Indicator,Homophone Indicator,Movement Indicator,Positional Indicator,Substitution Indicator

12 comments:

  1. Good beginning for a happy weekend. Briskets eaten away my chances of completion. Thanks Anon!

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  2. Got 'Briskets', but fakeer (I thought it was fakir),Audio,transverse and the Bantu language got me. A good exercise to start the day and an enjoyable fare. Thank you Anon.

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  3. Enjoyable "Ramesh Standard' of blogging.

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  4. Cute xword today from Anon - boy tshulabi took me ages.. had ward aa yard ! so missed samosas :) fakeer seems a little odd...me too thought it was fakir so took rather long.

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  5. Nice one....loved...breakbread..deadringer..idle words...

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  6. 28A I counted 12 letters and decided it would not be an anagram. Only in the end when nothing else worked I decided there must be an extra S or E and completed the crossword.
    6D 'Initially' in the middle is a bit unusual. I would have expected to see it after 'elite' or before 'in'.

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  7. Could 22d be also Mauler which means fighter.

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    1. How did you arrive at MAWLER? What is the annotation?

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  8. Ugh..ugh...at last got Anon's Samosas

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  9. Splendid.Quite enthusing & entertaining.Relished to the core thanks to handy clues.10,16a- Really a nice (re)treat different from the usual one.25d- straight approach not to be (re) tired.Thanks Anon.

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  10. Descend to warehouse - GO DOWN looks familiar

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  11. Simple and entertaining fare today -
    Thank you Anon!

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