Monday, 29 August 2016

No 11789, Monday 29 Aug 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
6   Old chap overcome by desire for female (8) WOMANISH {W{O}{MAN}ISH}
9   Measure of rectangular area reduced in breadth (6) LENGTH [LxB]
10 Letter I objectively second (4) MEMO {ME}{MO}
11 Dancing ballet etc. involves hospital risk (4,3,3) BELL THE CAT {BALLET+ETC+H}*
12 Standard newspaper headline (6) BANNER [DD]
14 Leaked video essentially copied from DVD (7) DRIPPED {viDeo}{RIPPED}
15 Women need beauty for a change in confidence? (7,3,3,2) BETWEEN YOU AND ME*
18 Of stretching decades on French island (7) TENSILE {TENS}{ILE}
20 Bleeding heart lacking confidence to provide protection (6) INSURE INSecURE  Thanks to Ramesh for the Anno
22 Scotch is why talk slurs after minutes (4,6) MALT WHISKY {M}{IS+WHY+TALK}*
23 Relaxed end of week chore? (4) TASK {SAT<=}{weeK} Relaxed = Sat back
24 Cry about being taken in by a deception (6) SCREAM {SC{RE}AM}
25 Range of hills rising ruggedly, protecting India at large (8) NILGIRIS {I}{L} in {RISING}*

DOWN
1   Fine to lower head from a boxing blow (4) KAYO (-o)KAY(+o)O
2   Pay out exactly for bus rides (8) DISBURSE*
3   Excess that is around muscles (6) GLUTEI {GLUT}{IE<=}
4   Hankers less for inner clothing (10) UNDERPANTS {UNDER-PANTS}
5   Arbitrarily cut short mandatory ruling (2,6) AT RANDOM {MANDATORy}*
7   Home game ringing the end of a series (5) OMEGA [T]
8   Oh going about working daily, main issue in the period between Thanksgiving and New Year (7,6) HOLIDAY SEASON {OH<=}{DAILY*} {SEA}{SON}
13 Sometimes negative article gets stick at first? Naturally (3,3,4) NOW AND THEN {NO}{W AND} {THE}{Na...y}
16 Access to transport (8) ENTRANCE [DD]
17 Relative having cool and singular sort of vehicle (8) UNICYCLE {UN{ICY}CLE}
19 Without a name, cruel to place in a tomb (6) INHUME INHUManE
21 Regular brain schtik makes one sage (5) RISHI {bRaIn ScHtIk}
23 Follow narration of story (4) TAIL (~ tale)

GRID

22 comments:

  1. Failed to annotate 20AC. Good crack by Ramesh.
    4-lettered clues - 10AC and 1DN - took looooong time!
    Thanks Ramesh and Buzzer.

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  2. Very nice puzzle again. Not sure how anagram works in 2D. Explain please?

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  3. Excellent timely puzzle. Most enjoyable 30 minutes

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  4. An outstanding puzzle once again by Buzzer..pithy cluing, credible surfaces, gorgeous wp..
    Thanks for an instructive blog

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  5. Yes, 10 and 23 are outstanding. Precisely andimpeccabaly written.

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  6. Q: What is the end-of-week chore that you do relaxedly?

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  7. I untie the tangle in my poonool.

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    1. Vasi Sir, do you do on all weekends? Or on avani avittam, if it falls on weekends?

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    2. Solve Sunday special by KKR and others.
      Vasant & I would like to add TOI CW too.

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  8. Weekend chore - Drink beer and sleep :-)

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    1. I like that activity.
      It keeps you hale and hearty.

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    2. Did you mean ale & hearty?

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  9. Deepak - Nothing can be more relaxing than that!

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  10. Is weekday chore the same?

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    1. Yes, for those retired :-)

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    2. And those who were retired on age and "enough is enough" grounds!

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  11. This one was rather nice ... particularly enjoyed 11a.. is it coincidence or are there several creeping cats around? have been coming across this clue several times now :)

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