Monday, 25 July 2016

No 11760, Monday 25 Jul 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
8   Cool hanging seen in international club right away (6) ICICLE {I}{CIrCLE}
9   Involved in changes to dateline (8) ENTAILED*
10 Gathering around to censure and slight in the extreme (8) FRAILEST {FEST} around {RAIL}
11 Uniformly smooth appearance for fabric (6) MOHAIR {sMoOtH}{AIR}
12 Notice hate, think positively (4,2,2,3,4) TAKE IT ON THE CHIN* &lit
14 Some saucer, a microwavable material (7) CERAMIC [T]
16 Ordinary writing describing work plan (7) PROPOSE {PRO{OP}OSE}
19 Safe gadget providing digital security (11,4) COMBINATION LOCK [CD]
22 Firm to consider stifling rule (6) STURDY {STU{R}DY}
24 City of Los Angeles housing a hindu establishment (8) LUDHIANA {A+HINDU}* in {LA}
25 One elected member sanctioned it is understood (8) IMPLICIT {1}{MP}{LICIT}
26 Value of property surrounding desert they cut in half (6) E?U?T? (Addendum - EQUITY - {QUIT} in {thEY} - See comments)

DOWN
1   Gangster stole crack (8) SCARFACE {SCARF}{ACE}
2   I have to pretend at first to be busy (6) ACTIVE {ACT}{I'VE}
3   Walker ran despite signal (10) PEDESTRIAN*
4   Agree to have a bite of rib perhaps (2,2,3) BE AT ONE {EAT} in {BONE}
5   Waste matter blocking curb (4) STEM [T]
6   Near a faucet carrying cold alcoholic drink (8) NIGHTCAP {NIGH}{T{C}AP}
7   Rearing say baby twins (6) GEMINI {GE<=}{MINI}
13 Cannon fodder here for some animals (4,2,4) HERD OF DEER*
15 Leisurely walk included time for some beer (5,3) AMBER ALE {AMB{ER A}LE}
17 Leave letter K in wrong section (4,4) SICK NOTE {K} in {SECTION}*
18 Couple of articles written about grant for sportsperson (7) ATHLETE {A}{TH{LET}E}
20 Promptly put up broadcast number (2,4) ON TIME {EMIT} {NO} <=
21 Disabled boy winning one over (4,2) LAID UP {LA{1}D} {UP}
23 Yen to behead a waterbird? That's disgusting (4) YUCK {Y}{dUCK}

GRID

25 comments:

  1. 26 Value of property surrounding desert they cut in half (6) E?U?T?
    E(QUIT)Y

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  2. Very toughie...any way solved. How Value of property is EY? I am not getting...

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    1. Value of property=Equity
      Desert =quit
      They cut in half= -thEY

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    2. Thanks Vasnath...I got confused equally with equity...

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  3. Superb Puzzle!
    Loved the beautiful surfaces(e.g Ludhiana), awesome wordplay..

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  4. Nice one. Signal is an anagrind?

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    1. Signal:beckon,flag,gesture,motion,wave

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    2. Don't know about noun but I saw this from the free dictionary
      adj.
      Notably out of the ordinary: a signal feat; a signal event

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    3. Yes. That explains it.

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  5. Very nice way to buzz in the day 😄. Scar face a very nice surface indeed .. Also equity . On take it on the Chin .. Is it meant to be an RA of some sort? Positively cannot be the Anagram indicator ??

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  6. Smooth as silk or is it mohair? Loved the surfaces. Could not parse a few like scarface- blog to the rescue.
    Good old combination lock- Digital security!!

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  7. I love Buzzer's crosswords always

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  8. So do I, though it takes more time to solve. A beautiful puzzle. Thanks Buzzer. :)

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  9. 20D- What is the role of 'Number' in the clue?
    Broadcast must be emit. Then number is the reversal indicator?

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    1. Number is No reversed to On

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  10. Broadcast is reversal indicator?
    And 'Put up' is emit reversed to time?

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    1. Broadcast=emit
      Number=No
      Put up= reversal indicator

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  11. The Guardian Cryptic today has this clue
    "Bad spirit permissible - it goes without saying (8)"

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  12. So, 'Yes' is the answer to my question?
    Now I am trying to get the 'bad' spirit'.

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  13. Thank you for the prompt solution, Vasant. I was toying with implied and getting nowhere.

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    1. I think Col. put up the clue as this had appeared in this puzzle..the word play is slightly different..i+mp+licit against imp+licit

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    2. Prompt?No..i was in control room in factory waiting for plant start up when I saw the clue & worked out the answer through my cell phone

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