Thursday, 18 February 2016

No 11628, Thursday 18 Feb 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
1   One gets into hot water for brewing a drink (3,3) TEA BAG [CD]
5   Another way of looking at second actor (2-4) CO-STAR {S+ACTOR}* &lit
10 Stupidity of ill-treating caring one (9) IGNORANCE*
11 Feature of an audio tape having words spoken in an undertone? (5) ASIDE {A}{SIDE}
12 Lacking very instrument to remove frost (2-3) DE-ICE {DEvICE}*
13 Perhaps wild or raw hostilities (5,3,1) WORLD WAR I*
14 Slender woman — sick, old and extremely weedy (7) WILLOWY {W}{ILL}{O}{WeedY}
16 Dad taking risk swallowing special red pepper (7) PAPRIKA {RIsK} in {PAPA}
18 Most exciting and periodically cut-throat cricket match (7) HOTTEST {tHrOaT}{TEST}
20 Lively music I'm any day content in backing (7) DYNAMIC [T<=]
21 Show irrational dislike towards refreshing pedicure around Japan (9) PREJUDICE {PEDICURE}* around {Japan}
23 Sign a voucher (5) TOKEN [DD]
25 Act outright aloof (5) EMOTE rEMOTE
26 Is column dug through hard soil? (9) DISCOLOUR {D{IS}{COL}OUR}
27 Public gym included pole dancing (6) PEOPLE {POLE}* in {PE}
28 Utter a heartily lurid tirade (6) ARRANT {A}{luRid}{RANT}

DOWN
2   Drunken nuisance contributing to feeling of weariness (5) ENNUI [T]
3   Turning to run, get hold of a boat propeller (9) BARGEPOLE {BARG}{EPOLE}<=
4   Crowd move out of section in an aisle (7) GANGWAY [DD] (Addendumm - {GANG} {sWAY} - See comments)
5   Resolve to improve (5,2) CLEAR UP [DD]
6   S-solid fragment (5) SHARD {S}{HARD}
7   Mailman is on the run from beastly behaviour (9) ANIMALISM*
8   Operating system to skip having a browser (6-7) WINDOW SHOPPER {WINDOW S}{HOPPER} (Addendum - {WINDOW S}{HOP}{PER} - See comments)
9   Declaim recent changes to a hospital (7,6) MEDICAL CENTRE*
15 Low-cal feeds, man's mantra to be slim (9) LITHESOME {LIT{HE'S}{OM}E}
17 Point out best recipe for a red wine (5,4) PINOT NOIR {POINT}* {NO 1}{Re...e}
19 Time taken by Duckworth-Lewis going through extra tweak (7) TWIDDLE {T}{WID{DL}E}
20 From the bottom up, rate each marine (4-3) DEEP-SEA {DEEP-S<=}{EA}
22 American and European Union power to deplete (3,2) USE UP {US}{E U}{P}
24 Kind of wine often seen as commonplace (5) KNOWN {KiNd}{Of}{WiNe}

GRID

20 comments:

  1. I had 8d as (Window s)(hop)(per) per from 'a'

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  2. Nice puzzle...loved the typical Buzzer cluing....last in was pinot noir which required some amount of googling...loved the cricket references in 18 A & 19D....

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  3. Missed three and half.
    Got 'Lithe' and lost some way!
    Of all the words, I missed known looking for a wine synonym.
    5D- I had it as 'Cheer up'.

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  4. D-L going through 'Extras' was enjoyable.

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  5. Liked WINDOWSHOPPER and SHARD. Having had a big collection of cassettes, memory failed me that these have two sides.Thank you for 'pickmeup' crossie.

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  6. Liked WINDOWSHOPPER and SHARD. Having had a big collection of cassettes, memory failed me that these have two sides.Thank you for 'pickmeup' crossie.

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  7. Clue for paprika brings images of 'mirchi-bhajjis' we dare to eat risking burning mouths,watery eyes & noses, hiccoughs and heartburn! :D

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    1. +1..the attached snap accentuated the feeling

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  8. First time samosas from Buzzer! Relished them.

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  9. 4 Crowd move out of section in an aisle (7) GANGWAY [DD]

    How is this a DD? Is this GANG sWAY? Where 's' is section?

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    1. Yes. Had it as a charade. But could not annotate 'way'. Sway giving way to 'way' looks right

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    2. I interpreted move as SWAY and took out S.
      But doubt if it is DD

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    3. Looks like so...lets see if Buzzer appears to validate

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    4. Raghu's parsing is what I had in mind.

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  10. yep.. enjoying the spicy treat served up by buzzer :) thanks.. someone educate me.. why is each = ea in 20d. Is this a usual abbrev?

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  11. In shops in the US I have seen price tags such as $5 ea, where ea is each. In India we say per piece.

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  12. Had a stroll in the park.wonderful matrix matted with magical words.1,23,27&28a, 8,15,17d stand out. I readily vouch for 23a as todays buzz(er) word. Thank you,sir.

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