Sunday, 26 June 2016

The Sunday Crossword (2899), Sunday 26 Jun 2016


ACROSS
1   Depict stern problem (8) DRAWBACK {DRAW}{BACK}
5   List of charges made by revolutionary artist in quarrel (6) TARIFF {T{AR<=}IFF}
10 Head off in area covered with trees and everything (9) FORESTALL {FOREST}{ALL}
11 Contradict opinion lacking force (5) BELIE BELIEf
12 Delight about honour and support for hotel worker (11) CHAMBERMAID {CHA{MBE}RM}{AID}
15 Current appeal about election's first posted by Democrat (7-3) PRESENT-DAY {PR{El...n}{SENT}-{D}AY}
16 Total love for wrestling (4) SUMO {SUM}{O}
18 Time needed by mimic to make record (4) TAPE {T}{APE}
19 Attractive quality in crowd containing alien element (10) PRETTINESS {PR{ET}{TIN}ESS}
21 Silly distortion of online scans (11) NONSENSICAL*
24 Home movie's last part lacking skill (5) INEPT {IN}{m..iE}{PT}
25 Nervous on airing composition initially devoid of life (9) INORGANIC {ON+AIRING+Co...n}*
26 Understand article in newspaper after reflection (6) GATHER {GA{THE}R<=}
27 Island's sound central element (8) KEYSTONE {KEY'S}{TONE}

DOWN
1   Remove act, very loud (4) DOFF {DO}{FF}
2   Right in strange way? Wrong (4) AWRY {AW{R}Y*}
3   Symbol in music book linked to scales played with frequency (4,4) BASS CLEF {B}{ASS CLE}*{F}
4   Typical letter, one with endless criticism (14) CHARACTERISTIC {CHARACTER}{1}{STICk}
6   Gold, smart colour (6) AUBURN {AU}{BURN}
7   Cross I drew, covering boundaries of London airport (3-7) ILL-NATURED {I}{L{Lon-doN}{Ai...rT}URED}
8   Rodent filmed swimming on river (5,5) FIELD MOUSE {FIELD M}*{OUSE}
9   Vegetable oil back here got recycled (5,9) GLOBE ARTICHOKE*
13 Cheerful deputy, good and honest (10) UPSTANDING {UP}{STAND IN}{G}
14 New study breaking dictator down (10) DESPONDENT {DESPO{N}{DEN}T}
17 Very bad times for small communities (8) VILLAGES {V}{ILL}{AGES}
20 Calm people agree (6) SETTLE [MD]
22 Open ground occupied in part (4) UNDO [T]
23 Hour in great discomfort (4) ACHE {AC{H}E}

GRID

6 comments:

  1. Took enough time in solving 27A

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  2. Special at 10:30 by new setter Avtaar

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  3. Very neat xword.. Ill natured last to fall.. could not parse .. thanks to the blog :)

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  4. https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/crossword-blog/2016/jun/06/crossword-blog-why-crosswords-survivalist-prepper-essential - Was tickled by this...thought would share :)

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