Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Sunday Crossword (2876), Sunday 17 Jan 2016


ACROSS
1   Conservative with role, say, treated rudely (8) COARSELY {C}{ROLE+SAY}*
5   Stratagem using diplomacy in command (6) TACTIC {TACT}{IC}
10 What's provided with spirit by leading couple in ballroom? (5) RUMBA {RUM}{BAllroom} &lit
11 Country, miles away, receiving order for cigar (9) PANATELLA {TELL} in {PANAmA}
12 Nice siren sadly deceitful (9) INSINCERE*
13 Colour in mass of water probed by sleuth (5) SEPIA {SE{PI}A}
14 Poet losing energy after stuff about gentle steward (6,9) FLIGHT ATTENDANT {FLIGHT ATTENDANT} {F{LIGHT} ATTEN}{DANTe}
17 Primate grim until leader reformed (4-6,5) RING-TAILED LEMUR*
20 Be quiet and copy form (5) SHAPE {SH}{APE}
22 Humorist senses baffled spectators (9) WITNESSES {WIT}{SENSES*}
24 Free area spoilt by litter (2,7) AT LIBERTY {A}{BY+LITTER}*
25 One in white vestment I excuse (5) ALIBI {AL{1}B}{I}
26 Young animal in number behind equipment (6) KITTEN {KIT}{TEN}
27 Anger with steamship being redundant (8) NEEDLESS {NEEDLE}{SS}

DOWN
1   Cultivate cause, supporting club perhaps whenever in historic stadium (7,4,4) CARDIFF ARMS PARK {CARD}{IF}{F ARM}{S PARK}
2   Notice calling for confession (9) ADMISSION {AD}{MISSION}
3   Stumped by project abandoned by large firm (7) STAUNCH {ST}{lAUNCH}
4   Failing circuits reported (5) LAPSE (~laps)
6   Train as arranged to become skilled worker (7) ARTISAN*
7   Flower in middle of mature border (5) TULIP {maTUre}{LIP}
8   Unusual care artist put into elegant, small features (15) CHARACTERISTICS {CH{CARE+ARTIST}*IC}{S}
9   Trouble loosening steel nut (8) UNSETTLE*
15 Wonder about holding pose, so to speak (2,2,4) AS IT WERE {A{S IT} WE}{RE}
16 Excellent, gripping conclusion of war film, one showing end of hostilities (9) ARMISTICE {A{waR}{MIST}{1}CE}
18 High-pitched voice containing minute quaver (7) TREMBLE {TRE{M}BLE}
19 Pull fish up on the sheltered side (7) LEEWARD {LEE}{WARD}<=
21 Vote to ignore book award (5) ALLOT bALLOT
23 Herb forming part of worthy meal (5) THYME [T]

GRID

21 comments:

  1. Special at 10:30 by new setter Khusro

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  2. Enjoyed the Sunday samosas

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  3. Happy Birthday Chaturvasi aka Gridman

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  4. Happy Birthday CV and many happy returns of the day. Keep us enthralled for many more years with all your wit andenjoyable CW's.

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  5. CV,
    Many Happy Returns of the Day

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  6. Col.,
    Would you please explain 1D?

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  7. club perhaps CARD
    whenever IF
    Cultivate FARM
    cause SPARK
    Defn: historic stadium (Cardiff Arms Park is a rugby stadium in Wales)

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  8. Thank you ND. I was confusing perhaps with 'If'.

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  9. Thanks Deepak, Padmanabhan, Nadathur Rajan for your greetings. It's lovely to be remembered by friends. Recently at a meeting I was greeted. The date was not mentioned as others too were greeted. I didn't mention the date either and said I share my birthday with Dr MGR. The chief guest, Ms Radhika Sarathkumar, filled in... the 17th. She put a red sash around my shoulder.

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  10. We seek your blessings CV Sir, on this day too.

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  11. Very happy birthday to you, CV Sir.

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  12. Many happy returns of the day, CV Sir.

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  13. Many happy returns of the day, CV Sir.

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  14. Thanks Ram, Shuchi, MB, MB.

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  15. Happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you ,CV aka Rishi aka Gridman, happy birthday to you !!

    May you have many more.may you have many more -------

    Get your grand child to sing this for you-- if not, your soul mate in song form in full !!

    May God bless you with good health, the same mental agility and above all peace of mind , for very many years to come.May you continue compiling many more crosswords with you ready wit and mischief and zest for life.

    Raju & Sapna

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  16. Many happy returns of the day CV!

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  17. Happy birthday CV Sir ! Lovely crossword today though could not parse some of the biggies fully...

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  18. Many Happy Returns. Happy Birthday. This is no exaggeration. On the mornings your puzzle appears I feel good about the day.There is a bit of selfishness mixed in my good wishes for you.

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  19. Many Happy Returns. Happy Birthday. This is no exaggeration. On the mornings your puzzle appears I feel good about the day.There is a bit of selfishness mixed in my good wishes for you.

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