Sunday, 29 May 2016

The Sunday Crossword (2895), Sunday 29 May 2016


ACROSS
1   Endless story family doctor developed into topic (7,5) TALKING POINT {TALe}{KIN}{G P}{INTO*}
9   A door well designed for truck (3-6) LOW-LOADER*
10 Have home next to old green (5) OLIVE {O}{LIVE}
11 Plant receiving a gentle touch (6) CARESS {C{A}RESS}
12 Solid vessel in trouble (8) HARDSHIP {HARD}{SHIP}
14 If teased badly, time to be despondent (9) DEFEATIST {IF+TEASED}*{T}
15 Range covered by disco perhaps (5) SCOPE [T]
16 In distress, divided (3,2) CUT UP [DD]
17 Fearful about agent, turned and ran away (9) SCARPERED {SCAR{PER<=}ED}
19 Final net value resolved (8) EVENTUAL*
21 Stoat's hesitation in front of pit (6) ERMINE {ER}{MINE}
23 One not using animal products for example in vehicle (5) VEGAN {V{EG}AN}
24 Serious post in place in Kent (9) GRAVESEND {GRAVE}{SEND}
25 Station group angry after tea (7,5) CHARING CROSS {CHA}{RING} {CROSS}

DOWN
1   Wrong test for the oddly reliable person (5,2,8) TOWER OF STRENGTH*
2   Hurry up and appear with second instrument (4,5) LOOK SHARP {LOOK} {S}{HARP}
3   Home and dry, having no heart for form of racing (4) INDY {IN}{DrY}
4   Enormous worry newspaper raised with trade union article (10) GARGANTUAN {GAR}{GAN}<={TU}{AN}
5   Egg-shaped ornament initially empty (5) OVOID {Or...t}{VOID}
6   Union rebel sighs, ordered to show sociability (15) NEIGHBOURLINESS*
7   Mild pressure applied to edge of Bakewell tart (6) PLACID {P}{b...eL}{ACID}
8   Great footballer occupied by work for human beings (6) PEOPLE {PE{OP}LE}
13 Musical song's aim is varied (4,6) MISS SAIGON*
15 Wild horse, pure one with unusual power (9) SUPERHERO*
16 Stick around with permission (6) CLEAVE {C}{LEAVE}
18 Democrat studies fears (6) DREADS {D}{READS}
20 Number on love right for singer (5) TENOR {TEN}{O}{R}
22 Powder used by hospital cleaner (4) TALC [T]

GRID

14 comments:

  1. Special at 10:30 by Dr Satyen Nabar

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  2. Went out on an errand early in the morning. Bought paper and had the pleasure of solving, after long time.
    Great and easy clues.

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  3. Nice Clues..I read the blog to appreciate the clues..don't do them.
    My Sunday mornings are occupied by the Sunday Times Crossword(Mumbai edition)

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  4. I have someone with me to do the Sunday Times CW and I am a regular. I am not sure if the Mumbai & Chennai editions carry the same CW.
    Comparatively an easy one, though I missed out on 11A & 7D.
    Looking forward to the Doctor's CW which is enjoyable.

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    1. Both the editions carry the same puzzle

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  5. Happy Birthday Vasanth & many Happy returns of the day.

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  6. Thanks a lot Col & Paddy

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  7. Happy Birthday Vasanth & many Happy returns of the day.

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  8. 16 Stick around with permission (6) CLEAVE {C}{LEAVE}
    Failed to annotate initially. Think 'around' to be taken as 'about' to get 'C' for 'circa'

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