Sunday, 3 January 2016

Special, Sunday 03 Jan 2016, IXL 2015 Onstage Final CW No1, xChequer


Three answers per commenter as usual (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
As far as possible please give all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
8  Nervous boys lisp perhaps (8)
9  Extremely responsible when working with purpose (6)
10 Setter to remain absorbed in endlessly silent setting (6)
11 Carefully select hour and implement (4-4)
12 Return fake diamond ring (4)
13 Present day is fun (7)
15 Couple shared without limit (4)
17 African sprinter, say, died after dash (5)
18 Hearing recorded in mechanical fashion (4)
20 Bat, vacating crease without question in turning pitch (7)
22 People accepting one’s behaviour (4)
24 Power corrupted a couple of people (8)
26 Alight coming to area at front of business lounge (6)
27 Rate finally picking up momentum to provide value (6)
28 Sure, a line at the end! (8)

DOWN
1   Oil – topic in dispute for keen party member (8)
2   Saw pieces off leaving cold wood ultimately (6)
3   Constrained after a flourish (6)
4   Fancy army that protects (4)
5   Unbreakable carbon lined metal shaver (8)
6   One with duty obligations working extra to obtain income (8)
7   Against shifting time in concern to testify (5)
14  Chaos from rebelling United supporters (5)
16  Brought up in turn to change uniform, briefly embarrassed (8)
17  Ejaculates yielding to demand during wild sex (8)
19  Nothing short of love bonds otherwise sweet nippers (8)
21  Unlikely acute pressure is seen with a storm in this (6)
22  Money one spent beyond allowance brought about strain (6)
23  Force is to crudely thrust (5)
25  Small babies occasionally raised flags (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at IXL-2015 Onstage Final 1

Enjoy.

28 comments:

  1. 21 Unlikely acute pressure is seen with a storm in this (6) TEACUP (ACUTE P{-RESSURE})*

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  2. 8 Nervous boys lisp perhaps (8)POSSIBLY*

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  3. 9 Extremely responsible when working with purpose (6) RE AS ON (EXTREMLY R (ESPONSIBL) E)

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  4. 14d Chaos from rebelling United supporters (5) SNAF U<-
    17d Ejaculates yielding to demand during wild sex (8) EX(CLAIM)S*
    25d Small babies occasionally raised flags (4) E B B S<-

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  5. 13A Present day is fun (7) (D)(IS)(PLAY)
    22D Money one spent beyond allowance brought about strain (6) M(ELOD<=)Y M[-one]Y outside DOLE<=
    2D Saw pieces off leaving cold wood ultimately (6) (ESPIE*[-c])(D)

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  6. 1D:POLITICO(OIL TOPIC)*
    2D:ESPIED ((PIECES)(-C)(+D))*
    22A:MIEN=M(I)EN

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  7. Making up for 2D
    28A:(BOUND)(A)(RY)

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  8. Across
    11 (H)(AND) (PICK)
    17 (ELAN)(D)
    20 [RA{C(QU)E}T<=] {CT around QU} in TAR<=

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    1. Typo corrected
      20 [RA{C(QU)E}T<=] {C[-reas]E around QU} in TAR<=

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  9. 4D : Fancy arMY THat protects (4) MYTH[T] Definition : Fancy

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  10. 5D : Unbreakable carbon lined metal shaver (8) IRONCLAD {IRON}{C}{LAD} Def : Unbreakabale

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  11. 4D MYTH (T)
    6D TAXPAYER (Extra)*Pay
    3D ABOUND A(Bound)

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  12. Mine last one!
    23D : Force is to crudely thrust (5) FOIST {F}{IS TO}* Def : thrust

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  13. 10A Setter to remain absorbed in endlessly silent setting (6){M{I}{LIE}U(-m)}
    16D Brought up in turn to change uniform, briefly embarrassed (8){NURT}*{U}{RED}
    19D Nothing short of love bonds otherwise sweet nippers (8){TWEE{ZER(-o)S*}

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  14. Just realised this is by XChequer - it's easier than his Hindu crosswords :)
    Loved the word play and smooth surfaces.

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  15. 12A - {GIR<=}{D}
    15A - JOIN(-t)
    24A - POPULACE {P}{A+COUPLE}*

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  16. 10 a: MILEU : setting

    7d: VOUCH- TESTIFY

    19d: TWEEZERS : NIPPERS

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    1. 10A and 19D have already been solved

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  17. 12A GIRD rig rev + d
    24A POPULACE P + a couple anagram
    26A ABLAZE A + B + laze

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  18. 26a: ABLAZE- alight- A B- Laze lounge
    27a: ESTEEM- Value

    to replace two of mine as they were solved

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    1. The anno for 27A is {(-rat)E}{STEEM}(¬steam)

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    1. Thanks Deepak. Have a great Sunday after the hectic beginning.

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  20. very intelligent clueing...phew...found it tough :) had Foist as Crush and hence that corner took me ages... also little thrown off by the use of words standing for the capital letter .. also Snafu .. well i am presuming rebellious is reversal indicator .. but doesn't substitution of fans for supporters make it Indirect? pls someone help - what is the anno for 7d - vouch

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  21. Against = V (versus)
    shifting = Substitution indicator
    time = T
    in
    concern = TOUCH
    to testify = (-t+v) VOUCH

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    1. phew.. that is a tough one indeed :)

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