Sunday, 21 February 2016

Special, Sunday 21 Feb 2016, Buzzer


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
Please provide all your answers in one comment.

IS THIS ANY GOOD


ACROSS
9   Greeting monarch, bow? Empty hoary pecking order (9)
10 Criticize rubbish written about a soprano (5)
11 Replenish beer supply that is bad (13)
12 Page following 51 appeared in the middle of book (5)
13 Become apparent one leaving school's ripe for a change (9)
14 Controllers close to Mercury circling around (7)
17 Back part of a church set for preaching (7)
19 Rich uncle cuts all to pieces (9)
22 Representative to relish victory for justice (5)
24 Such fertilizers help in cultivating eg a rich loam containing carbon and sulphur (13)
26 One has a dispiriting experience being dateless (5)
27 A ship commander one had for a friend (9)

DOWN
1 Mantra to overcome hard resistance unit (3)
2 Near top half of a mountain range gets nervous (6)
3 Support for light and portable mobile laptops (8)
4 In olden days, named cycles unlimited exercise (6)
5 Printing style of sort, fine and excellent (8)
6 Undercurrent surges and flags (6)
7 Detract from flashy accessories with a decorative finish (8)
8 Planet here, all year orbits in a celestial way (10)
12 Predict pro-European play gaining publicity (10)
15 About to dig into a minor kneaded variety of pasta (8)
16 Wasted money in Albania on retreat and rest (8)
18 Temporary pause, yea can be disconcerting (8)
20 Straighten out one dog's tail at last (6)
21 Those heading into restaurants should try starters for a good appetite (6)
23 Maiden voyage initially least exciting (6)
25 Fellow lacking in sense is a slippery character (3)

Across Lite version can be accessed at IS THIS ANY GOOD

Enjoy.

28 comments:

  1. 20d 20 Straighten out one dog's tail at last (6) UNCURL :: UN (one) CUR (dog) L (tail at last)
    23d Maiden voyage initially least exciting (6) VESTAL :: V + anag. of LEAST
    25d Fellow lacking in sense is a slippery character (3) EEL :: deleting F (fellow) from FEEL(sense)

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  2. 1D:O(H)M
    8D:ETHEREALLY (T)
    10A: RO(A)(S)T

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  3. 9A Greeting monarch, bow? Empty hoary pecking order (9) HI ER ARC H..Y

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    1. 24a Such fertilizers help in cultivating eg a rich loam containing carbon and sulphur (13) {AGROCHEMI(C)AL*}{S}

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    2. 15d About / to dig into / a minor kneaded // variety of pasta (8) {MA(CA)RONI*}

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  4. 11A Reprehensible *
    19A Succulent *
    27A A SS OC I ate

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  5. 24A AGROCHEMICALS (EG A RICH LOAM + C + S)*
    18D ABEYANCE (YEA CAN BE)*
    21D (T)(H)(I)(R)(S)(T)

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  6. Compensating 24A
    22A ENVOY {EN(-J)(+V)OY}

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  7. DOWN
    12 Predict pro-European play gaining publicity (10) (FOR/E){SH(AD)OW}
    16 Wasted money in Albania on retreat and rest (8) {SKEL<=}{ET AL}
    18 Temporary pause, yea can be disconcerting (8) ABEYANCE*

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  8. Compensating for 18 Dn:
    12 Ac Page following 51 appeared in the middle of book (5) {F}{O(LI)O}

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  9. Buzzer answers the question with the Nina, "Only Time will Tell"
    But hasnt it been proved in week after week that your crossies are excellent

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  10. 3 down: IMBUE - Browser-= Internet Explorer- IE bum around-- mbu- IMBUE to tinge

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  11. 1 across: VALENTINES DAY- anagram of neatly saved in

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  12. 9 across: COYER- firm- CO- YE(_A) R-- more reserved--

    This had appeared w=very recently somewhere- I don't recall where? any idea? Fresh in my mind

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    1. Sir, u r solving Valentine Day's Special, not today's :)

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  13. Raju Sir: I think you are doing last week's Special by KKR

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    1. OOPS ! I realized this that I was navigating familial territory !! Lost in a time- warp !! De ja VU! You too, Raju ? by mistake , I must have opened lat weeks ! Sorry. Now i am on the right one and doing it . Thanks < Vasantji

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  14. 6D: IRISES {I}{RISES}
    3D: LAMPPOST {M + LAPTOPS}*, def = support for light
    26A: OWNER {DOWNER -D(ate}}, downer = dispiriting experience, def = one has

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  15. 17a. Evangel; (nave) (leg) <--
    3d. Lamp posts (M + laptops)*
    4d. Yclept - (-C) ycle (-s) + PT

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  16. compensating for 3d (done by Ramki)

    2d. Neural; (NE)(-ar) + Ural

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  17. 5D Printing style of sort, fine and excellent (8) TYPEFACE {TYPE}{F}{ACE}

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  18. 13A Become apparent one leaving school's ripe for a change (9) TRANSPIRE {TRA(-i)N}{S}{PIRE*}

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  19. 7 Detract from flashy accessories with a decorative finish (8) MARBLING {MAR}{BLING}

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  20. Clues remaining :

    Across: 14
    Down : None

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  21. I reckon we are through with this wonderful Buzzer special ?

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  22. 14A- Remotes-controllers clo(SE TO MER)cury =<
    Thank God at least one is left for me!

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  23. Enjoyable Buzzer extra. Thank you.
    Time or the swiftness says it all.

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