Wednesday, 9 March 2016

No 11645, Wednesday 09 Mar 2016, Afterdark


ACROSS
9   Well-informed about pressure behind difficult duel at centre court (5-2) CLUED-UP {C}{DUEL*}-{coUrt}{P}
10 Come through evil... (7) OUTLIVE {EVIL}*
11 ...boor's power, energy and Satan's designs (7) PEASANT {P}{E}{SATAN*}
12 Meet was organised by actress (3,4) MAE WEST*
13 Criticises model pupil, perhaps having erratic sense (9) SATIRISES {SAT}{IRIS}{sEnSe} Model would be SIT?
15 Yankee leaves circle of grind (5) GRATE GyRATE
16 Songs written by everyone in substandard school (7) BALLADS {B{ALL}AD}{S}
19 Supreme Court perhaps helps stupid people (7) SCHLEPS {SC}{HELPS*}
20 Cinematic technique displayed by Ang Lee (5) ANGLE [T]
21 Old and loud female's consummation is annoying (9) OFFENDING {O}{F}{F}{ENDING}
25 Humbled the peeper, say going back in agreement (7) DEMOTED {DE{MOT<=}ED}
26 Cocktail procured from Fabmart in India (7) MARTINI [T]
28 Actor's fault to get irregular cast and artists (7) SINATRA {SIN}{cAsT}{RA}
29 Psychopath with a jerk tails a Roman Goddess (7) LUNATIC {LUNA}{TIC}

DOWN
1   Son manages to get rooms (6) SCOPES {S}{COPES}
2   Country to stand by King and upper class leadership (6) KUWAIT {K}{U}{WAIT}
3   Plan to have idli, dosa for starters followed by timeless tea (4) IDEA {Idli}{Dosa}{tEA}
4   Irritates police officer by contaminating site (6) SPITES {SP}{SITE*}
5   Carbon causes diffusion, perhaps in Galaxies (8) COSMOSES {C}{OSMOSES}
6   Encourage England as well, to follow rest about giving up energy (10) STRENGTHEN {ReST*}{ENG}{THEN}
7   Overdue? Hold premier bank to reverse Euro deposit as ransom (8) LIBERATE {L{IB{E}R<=}ATE}
8   Survives wife and others without love, but constant acting within (8) WEATHERS {W}{E}{A}{oTHERS} A for acting?
14 Legitimate circumstances to acquire English asset (4,6) REAL ESTATE {REAL} {E}{STATE}
16 Display of liquor cut short at hotel; is restricted (8) BRANDISH {BRANDy}{IS}{H}
17 Tissue provided by wise men coming home during fast (8) LIGAMENT {L{IGAM<=}ENT}
18 Immobilise arrogant despot now (4,4) STOP DEAD {STOP DE}*{AD}
22 Ladylike fellow's weak, upset with sweetheart (6) FEMALE {F}{LAME<=}{swEet}
23 Fools use jargons, time to replace many (6) IDIOTS {IDIO(-m+t)TS}
24 Girl's love and longing is a mishap (6) GLITCH {G}{L}{ITCH} L for love?
27 Harass, evict Tom and collect lease (4) RENT toRmENT

14 comments:

  1. 13 Criticises model pupil, perhaps having erratic sense (9) SATIRISES {SAT}{IRIS}{sEnSe} Model would be SIT?

    Sit: pose, model (TFD)

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    1. I think that is Col.'s question.modelled is needed for Sat

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    2. Clear oversight. Don't even recall how this happened :(

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  2. 17D Tissue provided by wise men coming home during fast (8) LIGAMENT {L{IGAM<=}ENT}

    What is the reversal indicator for MAGI<<? "Coming home"?

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    1. Coming home means returning probably

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    2. That's what I intended. Knew it wasn't used, still thought it is good enough for people to make sense out of.

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    3. I agree. Why should we be expected to use only indicators that are in some list somewhere or that have been used so many times previously that they have become acceptable. If a setter thinks what he uses makes sense, he must go ahead. Of course, only if it goes along with the total surface of the clue and only if it makes sense would the solvers accept them.

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  3. 24 Girl's love and longing is a mishap (6) GLITCH {G}{L}{ITCH} L for love?

    In text messages, L stands for LOVE

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  4. 8 Survives wife and others without love, but constant acting within (8) WEATHERS {W}{E}{A}{oTHERS} A for acting?

    https://www.allacronyms.com/acting/abbreviated

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  5. Stylish xword today :) Couldnt parse Strengthen and Liberate fully. Yep do agree with Col.. Model should be sit, not Sat .. but nice one from AD anyway.. :)

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  6. 'Outlive' is called reverse anagram? I get into glitch with this type of clues.
    Did not get this and cosmoses. Otherwise enjoyable. Thank you AD.

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  7. Blanks in NE Corner :((

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  8. Lovely Puzzle!Could solve in double quick time.
    Entertained by some outstanding clues ( Outlive, Kuwait,Brandish,Real estate.)
    Shri Can!

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