Monday, 7 March 2016

No 11643, Monday 07 Mar 2016, The Phantom


ACROSS
8   Sign placed outside worker's shed (4-2) LEAN-TO {LE{AN-T}O}
9   Jockey is on tall horse (8) STALLION*
10 If so fed up with itch, shave off prickly facial hair (8) SIDEBURN Anno pending (Addendum - {If+So+fED}*{BURN} - See comments)
11 Utilise tactic of French to get ahead (6) DEPLOY {DE}{PLOY}
12 Superintendent’s somewhat mean (6) INTEND [T]
13 Men involved in hate crime (8) ENORMITY {EN{OR}MITY} Is the definition correct? See comments
15 Very abnormal goitre leads to lightheadedness? (7) VERTIGO {V}{GOITRE}*
17 To sum up, overcoming difficulties is appreciated (7) ADMIRED {AD{MIRE}D}
20 Dior's creation in ring shaped metal framework (8) GRIDIRON {GRI{DIOR*}N*}
22 Fancy clich?s cover up something recurrent (6) CYCLIC [T]
23 A female and male’s affair is passionate (6) AFLAME {A}{F}{MALE*}
25 Tie and your pants got from this material (8) CORDUROY {CORD}{YOUR*}
26 Narcotic drip inserted to relax (8) SEDATIVE {SEDAT{IV}E}
27 Paper from Times publication (6) TISSUE {T}{ISSUE}

DOWN
1   Trust managed by church without priest? (8) RELIANCE {R{ELI}AN}{CE}
2   One performance overshadowing another is supreme (10) UNDEFEATED {UN}{DE{FEAT}ED}
3   Full barrel of wine in bar (6) ROTUND {RO{TUN}D}
4   A revolutionary students union’s uprising in BITS? (7) ASUNDER {A}{SUN<=}{DER<=}
5   House owner's eccentric, carrying genetic data around! (8) LANDLORD {L{AND}LORD}<=
6   Century gets round of cheer (4) CLAP {C}{LAP}
7   Give up without entering contest! (3,3) BOW OUT {BO{W O}UT}
14 Minor cause ruined fundamental part of meal (4,6) MAIN COURSE*
16 Drainage destroyed evergreen shrub (8) GARDENIA*
18 One breaking record after record, often rules at close of play (8) EPILOGUE {EP}{1}{LOG}{rUlEs}
19 Giggle at son's bloomers endlessly (7) SNICKER {S}{NICKERs}
21 Fellow’s upset about being sacked (6) RIFLED {RI{F}LED}
22 Clergyman's prompt to entertain sailor in retreat (6) CURATE {CU{RAT<=}E}
24 A long distance safari crossing borders (4) AFAR sAFARi

11 comments:

  1. 10 If so fed up with itch, shave off prickly facial hair (8) SIDEBURN

    {IF SO FED - OFF}*{BURN}

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    1. Thanks Sandhya.. couldnt parse it :)

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  2. Re. 10a: As far as I can make it out, it seems to be (If So fED)* after 'shaving' off from it, with 'itch' giving us BURN. Not sure whether "up" is enough for anind.

    ENORMITY for crime is kosher - it shows up in the thesaurus.

    Good one from The Phantom - thanks to him, and to DG!

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  3. Lovely enjoyable CW. Got into problem in NW corner since I did not burn the side.
    Missed out on sedative also.
    Loved vertigo & epilogue.

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  4. 'tun' for a barrel of wine was new to me.

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  5. Nice one from Phantom, thanks.. Sideburn, Landlord, bow out really good clueing.. missed out on Bow out tho :( had it down as cop out.

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  6. Tough going in NW corner...Enjoyed the rest...UN for One in 2 Dn was new to me...Checked dic and learnt it's short 'un for one. Overall a nice CW. Thank you Phantom.

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  7. Lovely puzzle...such crisp surface stories..with clear cryptic instructions...
    Could solve at evening time after office hours....
    Phantom's (x)words are ultimate...old jungle saying

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  8. Just noticed that 9/28 clues used 's :)

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  9. T for 'time' is symbolic. But can we have T for 'times' too?

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