Friday, 17 June 2016

No 11729, Friday 17 Jun 2016, Exa


ACROSS
7   Poor second-rate leads in rap (5) BLAME {B}{LAME}
8   Cat, inside building, leaves marks (9) INDICATES*
10 Ham, it comes from extra produce (6) OVERDO {OVER}{DO}
11 Endlessly kills for amusement (8) LAUGHTER sLAUGHTERs
12 Get going with best EP on iTunes (4,2,2) STEP ON IT [T]
13 A small bird's behind the aircraft (6) ASTERN {A}{S}{TERN}
14 Calculate professional fee (7) PRORATE {PRO}{RATE}
16 Weaken power to obliterate houses (7) DEPLETE {DE{P}LETE}
20 Surface of a rough paper (6) APPEAR {A}{PAPER*}
23 End a benefit RTI maintained (8) ABORTION {A}{BO{RTI}ON}
25 Great to collect boundless wealth in the name of charity (8) LARGESSE {aSSEt} in {LARGE}
26 One way to divide left over piece of bacon (6) LARDON {L}{A}{RD}{ON} ON for Over? Anno for N not clear
27 Find out about name I need to change (9) DETERMINE {I+NEED}* about {TERM}
28 Platform Gates developed (5) STAGE*

DOWN
1   Program a lever to lift (8) ELEVATOR*
2   Ace salesman rejected after admitting wrong (8) IMPROPER {I'M PRO}{REP<=}
3   Fill air in punctured tyre at last (7) INFLATE {IN}{FLAT}{tyrE}
4   Put on stupid suit? Lame (8) SIMULATE*
5   I'll misbehave in drinking spree around commercial hotel (3,3) BAD HAT {B{AD}{H} AT}
6   Film, though not suitable for all, generated revenue (6) VENEER REVENuE*
9   Make icon flashy (4) COIN*
15 Boring being in the back of theatre, it's more exciting in the front (8) TIRESOME {t...rE+ITS+MORE}*
17 Repeat after student to be able to read (8) LITERATE {L}{ITERATE}
18 Rigorous, hard or laborious to overcome it (8) THOROUGH {T{H}{OR}OUGH}
19 Show desire to attain maturity (7) PAGEANT {P{AGE}ANT}
21 Smooth bar – Mars perhaps (6) PLANET {PLANE}{T}
22 Bird, elegant in flight, has no name given to it (6) EAGLET ELEGAnT*
24 Working with extremely lively individual (4) ONLY {ON}{Li..lY}


16 comments:

  1. Beautiful puzzle by Exa..simple & elegant..

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  2. 26 One way to divide left over piece of bacon (6) LARDON {L}{A}{RD}{ON} ON for Over? Anno for N not clear

    Over: ON as in above

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    1. 1 above, on, on top of, upon,

      http://www.chambers.co.uk/search.php?query=over&title=thes

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  3. N of 26 A not clear & the telescope indicator of 12A? With?

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    1. Oops didnt see Raghu's comment

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    2. [T] 'With' could be taken as:
      "19 in the care of someone"

      from http://www.chambers.co.uk/search.php?query=with&title=21st

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  4. Second all the above comments on today's puzzle.. Tiresome has an apt surface.. also Elevator, .. Lardon was a new word .. tks Exa

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  5. I think Exa has lowed the bar!

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    1. Not quite ! quite tricky in some clues.

      5 down:
      I'll misbehave in drinking spree around commercial hotel (3,3) BAD HAT {B{AD}{H} AT} where does I'll feature? wht's the indicator for drinking spree?

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    2. I'll misbehave is the definition: a bad hat will mishave
      Bat=drinking spree

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  7. Nice and smooth like 21D. Which was also my favourite clue from the puzzle. It was simply 'out of this world'.

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