Tuesday, 26 July 2016

No 11761, Tuesday 26 Jul 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
1   Recurring characters in comic turned right incoherent (5) FUZZY FU(-nn+zz}ZZY (N turned through 90 Degrees becomes Z)
4   A TV series, controversially bold (9) ASSERTIVE*
9   Put a new cover on book to return (7) REBOUND  [DD]
10 Current express charges (7) INVOICE {IN}{VOICE}
11 Unlike Dracula saga in story lines ... (2,7) AS AGAINST [T]
12 ... because of love song at first (3,2) DUE TO {DUE T}{O}
13 After retirement I would be getting new fringe and a temporary tattoo (6) MEHNDI {MEH}{N}{D'I} <=
15 Time to stop getting into additional loan (8) MORTGAGE {T}{GAG} in {MORE}
18 Going around current favourite and individual port city (4,4) CAPE TOWN {AC<=}{PE T}{OWN}
19 Man caught in charge is furious (6) HECTIC {HE}{CT}{IC}
22 Falsifies/assumes name to get rights to another's property (5) LIENS {LIE{N}S}
24 Damage from driving out in rain (9) RUINATION*
26 Inputs altering litmus, acids essentially (7) STIMULI {LITMUS}*{acIds}
27 Managed to rebut judge's report (7) NARRATE {RAN<=}{RATE}
28 Work's environment related therefore income mostly trifling (9) ERGONOMIC {ERGO}{INCOMe*}
29 Swayed by sound variety of leather (5) SUEDE (~swayed)

DOWN
1   Weapon set to hold attention (7) FIREARM {FIR{EAR}M}
2   At heart grizzly bear, fantastic wild creature (5) ZEBRA {griZzly}{BEAR}*
3   Expression of agreement from U SA? (3,4,2) YOU SAID IT {U SAID}{IT}
4   Warm painting hung outside study (6) ARDENT {AR{DEN}T}
5   Donatism unlikely to get holy status (8) SAINTDOM*
6   Wandered like a group of animals heading southwards (5) ROVED (-d)ROVE(+d)D
7   Travelling object in time seen over Northern Territory (9) ITINERANT {IT}{IN}{ERA}{NT}
8   I saw pronouncedly ugly building (7) EYESORE (~ i}{EYE}{SORE}(~ saw)
14 Trendy event (9) HAPPENING [DD]
16 Wordbook has suture misspelled (9) THESAURUS*
17 Being short-handed, ultimately firm was shot (8) DWARFISM {h...eD}{FIRM+WAS}*
18 Musical piece with rousing section of trumpets, electrifying (7) CELESTE [T<=]
20 Navy chief engineer breaking rules for grant (7) CONCEDE {N}{CE} in {CODE}
21 Picture no end to pleasant excursion (6) PICNIC {PIC}{NICe}
23 Reject special pot of tea (5) SPURN {SP}{URN}
25 Representation of one million years (5) IMAGE {1}{M}{AGE}

GRID

31 comments:

  1. An excellent clueing device used in 1ac.
    Can someone compile a list of such letter turns with appropriate direction, degree, etc?
    Will be useful for crossword setters.

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    1. Will M be accepted as 180 deg reversal of W?

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    2. I've seen BOSS on vehicle number plates instead of 8055

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    3. Someone had this reg. no on his vehicle: KABALI.

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    4. That can be read as KA 13A 41, the 4 to be written as L with a small line cutting the horizontal

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    5. KA 13 is the identification for RTO Hassan

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  2. Once again an outstanding puzzle. If Fuzzy was brilliant.as against too was one..very nicely hidden..Mehndi as temporary tattoo..lovely!

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  3. A delightful puzzle as ever from Buzzer.

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  4. Pick any for COD. Most enjoyable.

    Just proves that obscure and difficult words are not required to make a brilliant crossword.

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  5. I feel today's offering is better than yesterday's. Enjoyed! Thanks Buzzer.

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  6. 8008 in digital form? It's a mistake! (4)

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  7. You said it,Buzzer! Took a long time to unravel that one- after filling.
    Right turn for N?! Loved it.

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  8. KABALI actually was KA 8 AL 1

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    1. KA 8 - KGF (Kolar Gold Fields)

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    2. KA51M were called Kasim number plates

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    3. The guy from Coimbatore to karnataka paid 8 lakhs it seems to get the KABALI licence plate before release of the film

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    4. The guy from Coimbatore went to Karnataka and paid 8 lakhs it seems to get the KABALI licence plate before release of the film

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  9. Ahem, is MEHNDI not a Hindi word? Nicely patterned MEHNDI crossie today. Buzzer is never FUZZY ! Smooth as suede !! Thanks.

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  10. Ooh my was that the parsing for fuzzy .. Clever... No wonder I didn't get it :) airtel decided to end my data pack and had to go renew 😔 have this feeling I am fully getting the cleverness of u said it.. What am I missing??

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    1. U SA = "You said" homophone clue. SA (sex appeal)= IT

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