Monday, 21 March 2016

No 11655, Monday 21 Mar 2016, Buzzer



ACROSS
8   Terrible experience said to stifle retiring editor (6) ORDEAL {OR{DE<=}AL}
9   During college initially studying and working simultaneously (2,6) IN UNISON {IN} {UNI}{St...g}{ON}
10 Part of hand held by maiden is cold (8) UNWARMED {UNW{ARM}ED}
11 Escort in suit (2,4) GO WITH [DD]
12 Abandoned building for users of firing range (8,7) SHOOTING GALLERY {SHOOTING} {GALLERY}
14 Romantic I had knocked back cold breaking hearts (7) IDYLLIC {I'D}{YLLIhC<=}
16 Chap is reportedly an angler (7) FISSURE (~fisher)
19 Those discriminating against women have masculinist bent (4,11) MALE CHAUVINISTS*
22 Newlyweds in couples, not grooms primarily (6) BRIDES BRIDgES
24 Safe nest rarely contains a hole (8) FENESTRA [T]
25 Staff reductions, they make people distressed (4,4) CREW CUTS {CREW} {CUTS}
26 Will left nothing but rubbish (6) DRIVEL {DRIVE}{L}

DOWN
1   Divided farm inside a garden (8) BRANCHED {B{RANCH}ED}
2   Carrot a gelding ate up smoothly (6) LEGATO [T<=]
3   Idolism had turned exacting and punctilious (3-7) OLD-MAIDISH*
4   Get to understand old mythical monster (7) WINDIGO {WIN}{DIG}{O}
5   Suspended a barbarian government (4) HUNG {HUN}{G}
6   Lose will to be involved in boring places (3,5) OIL WELLS*
7   Be unsteady after tripping right foot (6) TOTTER TrOTTER
13 Lover from a timeless story having trouble (10) AFICIONADO {A}{FICtION}{ADO}
15 Fellow lost in snowfield fitfully rests (4,4) LIES DOWN SNOWfIELD*
17 Quipped it is wrong to cut grass (8) RETORTED {RE{TORT}ED}
18 Dark stubby? Four such appeared frequently (7) SUBFUSC {StUbBy}{FoUr}{SuCh}
20 Sunrise in the middle of Nauru, more fab (6) AURORA {nAURu}{mORe}{fAb}
21 Impress and awe flaunting waistline (6) INSTIL waISTLINe*
23 Horse to bolt (4) STUD [DD]

16 comments:

  1. Simple and elegant. Pleasure to solve Buzzer.

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  2. Elegant. Not able to get 21d anno

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    1. I suppose it is a reverse anagram..instil & awe rearranged to get waistline

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    2. Is it a reverse anagram or just finding a suitable synonym of 'Impress' to go with 'awe' and get waistline?

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    3. Composite anagram I think? (INSTIL + AWE)* gives WAISTLINE

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  3. Lovely one from Buzzer..was stuck forever in NE corner until Hung clicked...loved the long ones..learnt new ones...windigo..subfusc...fenestra..nice beginning to a new week

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  4. Vasant@ 11.51- Nice find.
    Interesting and within reach as always. Thank you Buzzer.
    Blog to the rescue for the missing ones.

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  5. Beautiful xword today from Buzzer.. esp the defs are awesome.. crewcuts = distressing, boring place = oil wells, the clue for fenestra :) Nina.. may say blow hot and cold but Buzzer will get only warm praises :)

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    1. I wonder 'distressed' is really OK as a definition

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    2. It is de- stressing may be right, you think? Need for a homophone indicator? Probably Buzzer may have sent it in as 'destressed'. Yes, this is what Free dic. says-

      de-stress
      vb
      to become or cause to become less stressed or anxious

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    3. I think cryptically it should be dis-tressed..tress meaning hair..

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  6. Enjoyable crossword Buzzer, thanks! Liked 10A, 16A, 19A the best.

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  7. Wonderful 'x'ie.well clued-up. I never thought I could finish today.Male chauvinists seemed to be a straight one. Once I cracked it things started falling in place.Thanks Buzzer.

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  8. Excellent crossword. Liked CREW CUTS!!

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