Sunday, 14 February 2016

The Sunday Crossword (2880), Sunday 14 Feb 2016


ACROSS
1   Dry artist in Scottish town making joke (9) WISECRACK {SEC}{RA} in {WICK}
6   Catch in revolutionary role (4) TRAP <=
10 Enduring hesitation, entering volcano attached to line (7) ETERNAL {ET{ER}NA}{L}
11 Kitchen appliance that's new at store (7)  TOASTER*
12 Explosive liquid's origin recently worked out (14) NITROGLYCERINE*
14 Look good in charge, showing sense (5) LOGIC {LO}{G}{IC}
15 Development of main adult state (5,4) TAMIL NADU* Nice to see an Indian state appearing here for a change, instead of the oft repeated American ones
17 Wasn't vigilant saint initially tempted to accept honour? (9) SLUMBERED {S}{LU{MBE}RED}
19 Group of eight hundred linked to fringes of tribe in part of Bible (5) OCTET {C}{TribE} in {OT}
21 Abandoned Hellenic truth, foolishly embracing force (4,2,3,5) LEFT IN THE LURCH {F} in {HELLENIC+TRUTH}*
24 Echo in endless ravine, one opening in awesome country (7) GEORGIA {G{E}ORGe}{1}{Aw...e}
25 Some against allocation set up (7) INSTALL [T]
26 Note about love beginning for teddy bear (4) TOTE {O}{Te..y} in {TE}
27 Near me, rat managed to create horrific experience (9) NIGHTMARE {NIGH}{ME+RAT}*

DOWN
1   Bird in corner waking up (4) WREN [T<=]
2   Apparent view on dynasty (7) SEEMING {SEE}{MING}
3   Catch cross in game (8,6)  CONTRACT BRIDGE {CONTRACT} {BRIDGE}
4   Reptile's run under a log, tail twisting (9) ALLIGATOR {A+LOG+TAIL}*{R}
5   Fund of money provided for cat (5) KITTY [DD]
7   Wine container, not cold, overturned (7) RETSINA RETSINAc <=
8   Maintain exercises over time, cutting a tree up roughly (10) PERPETUATE {PE}{UP+A+TREE}* over {T}
9   Star going into battle with ready song (8,6) WATERLOO SUNSET {WATERLOO} {SUN}{SET}

13 Torch in escape broken by attack (10) FLASHLIGHT {LASH} in {FLIGHT}
16 Poor nag minded being vexatious (9) MADDENING*
18 Candid leader of union almost immediately securing following (7) UPFRONT {Un..n}{P{F}RONTo}
20 Act badly in opera, lacking heart for musical work (7) TOCCATA {ACT}* in {TOsCA}
22 Prepare retinue (5) TRAIN [DD]
23 Signal containing large hint (4) CLUE {L} in {CUE}

GRID

11 comments:

  1. Happy to have Sunday samosas too.

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  2. Watch your weight!
    1A- (Sec) for dry? Could not get the anno though the word fell in with crossings.
    I was stranded in 'Waterloo'.

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  3. Special at 10:30 by new setter Koteswar Rao

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    1. He is also known to some of us as Koti Rao.

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  4. sec 1 (sĕk)
    adj.
    Dry. Used of wines, especially champagne. Freedictionary

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  5. Waterloo Sunset stumped me. Searched Google for songs ending in Sunset with no avail. Nice cross word.

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    1. You shd have searched the same thing i the same way on freedictionary and would have got the answer

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  6. TAMIL NADU was used twice by Gridman in THC.
    The clues were:
    1. State it'd manual rewritten (5,4)
    2. Maudlin at exercise in a southern state (5,4)

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