Tuesday, 15 March 2016

No 11650, Tuesday 15 Mar 2016, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Look, accept a danger's looming (4,1,6) TAKE A GANDER {TAKE} {A} {DANGER}*
9   Fixes blame back on a plant (7) PARSNIP {PAR}{SNIP}<=
10 The French politician working around old satire (7) LAMPOON {LA}{MP}{O{O}N|
11 Setting straight: Labour leader goes out feeling remorseful (5) RUING RUlING
12 Fix mother's part in elaborate procedure (9) RIGMAROLE {RIG}{MA}{ROLE}
13 Powai streetwalker exposes midriff (5) WAIST [T]
15 Somehow need approval, with female leaving enterprise (9) ENDEAVOUR {NEED*}{fAVOUR}
18 Check seat, fix again (9) REINSTALL {REIN}{STALL}
21 Return early to set central hangman's halter (5) NOOSE {NOOS<=}{sEt}
22 Former African island given Indian article (9) RHODESIAN {RHODES}{I}{AN}
24 Handled prince — quite feared (5) PAWED {P}{AWED}
26 Goalie you finally drafted gets praise (7) EULOGIA {GOALIE+yoU}*
27 Noble dissipated ire before now (7) EARLIER {EARL}{IRE*}
28 Walk two times aimlessly, mix up, say senseless things (4,7)  TALK TWADDLE {WALK+T+T}*{ADDLE}

DOWN
1   Two pieces of garment are of the highest quality (3-6) TOP-DRAWER {TOP}-{DRAWER}
2   Former UN leader gets one women's dress in India (5) KURTI {KURT}{1}
3   Sailor cancels out and gives up (9) ABNEGATES {AB}{NEGATES}
4   Slander according to senior engineer (7) ASPERSE {AS}{PER}{SE}
5   Overwhelmed big brute indeed (7) DELUGED {DE{LUG}ED}
6   Spirit with which graduate joins dance (5) RUMBA {RUM}{BA}
7   Sadly, do see spoor getting lost with power gone (8) DOLOROSO {DO}{LO}{SpOOR*}
8   At one time ostentatious, without any limit (4) ONCE pONCE
14 “__ __ __, then I would” (2,1,5) IF I COULD [FITB]
16 Tamil brother and father pass over vessel in peak (9) ANNAPURNA {ANNA}{P{URN}A}
17 Confirm again ordering of sorer need (2-7) RE-ENDORSE*
19 Suffer, following a large girl (7) ABIGAIL {A}{BIG}{AIL}
20 Look, new hotel customer, not superior, is most tedious (7) LONGEST {LO}{N}{GuEST}
22 King to escape back leaving female in dance (4) REEL {R}{EELf<=}
23 Therefore begin terminating plant disease (5) ERGOT {ERGO}{Te...g}
25 Crazy with dire manifestation (5) WEIRD {W}{DIRE*}

8 comments:

  1. Thanks Gridman.
    Rhodesian prevented me from getting full score.

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  2. Pretty straight forward xword from CV sir today.. thanks sir for the samosas :) BTW.. on Kurti.. I presume Kurt is the ref to UN Sec Gen Kurt Waldheim.. using first names is not usual right?

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  3. Nice one once again from Gridman...the 10 letter grid..with some 1D clues..particularly liked take a gander...talk twaddle & the indian references...kurti(kurta is more popular) & Annapurna

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    1. kurti refers to the short top.. and is far more trendy now than the kurta

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    2. Right...I do hear my wife & daughter refer to these short trendy kurtis...

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    3. Umm...'kurta' - 'kurti' reminds me of my favourite Sunday dish 'murga' - 'murgi' ;-)

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  4. I am reminded of an old film-'If it's Tuesday it must be Belgium'!

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  5. Here is the song-
    http://mp3lio.co/if-its-tuesday-this-must-be-belgium

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