Tuesday, 1 November 2016

No 11840, Tuesday 01 Nov 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
1   Sand surrounding lake to turn white (6) BLEACH {B{L}EACH}
5   Nobel laureate name-dropping frequently of course (6) TAGORE {TAG}{cOuRsE}
10 Rail late as entrance blocked on edge (3,2,4) ILL AT EASE [T]
11 Holy place in Middle East hundreds swarm essentially (5) MECCA {ME}{CC}{swArm}&lit
12 Dictionary lacking initially single word for former jailbird (2-3) EX-CON lEXiCON
13 Crane perhaps, awfully bad writer (9) WATERBIRD*
14 Leader bowing out brilliantly in a fitting way (7) RIGHTLY bRIGHTLY
16 New elite group to curb government indifference (7) NEGLECT {N}{E{g}LECT}
18 Young actress beginning to captivate the French (7) STARLET {STAR{LE}T}
20 Mountain pass is so teeming with monsters (7) COLOSSI {COL}{IS+SO}*
21 Explaining the logic of charming siren initially falling for director (9) DEDUCTIVE (-s+d)DEDUCTIVE
23 Energy and time spent for coffee pick up (5) ELATE {E}{LAtTE}
25 Knows reportedly crossing over a loop (5) NOOSE (~knows){NOSE} crossing {O}
26 Running in front, he's potentially in danger (2,3,4) ON THE SPOT [T]
27 Bristling at her singular red suit (6) HEARTS {AT+HER}*{S}
28 Sewer is must at both ends of lane (6) NEEDLE {NEED}{LanE}

DOWN
2   I entered ring put up to provide shade (5) LILAC {I} in {CALL<=}
3   Sort of lanate underside to insect before birth (9) ANTENATAL {ANT}{LANATE*}
4   Progress through main road (7) HEADWAY {HEAD}{WAY}
5   A large amount secured lease for a place in New Jersey (7) TRENTON {T{RENT}ON}
6   One contesting a setter breaking good rule (5) GAMER {G}{A}{ME}{R}
7   Easy chairs for recreation on large ships (9) RECLINERS {REC}{LINERS}
8   Second-in-command isn't perceived to be in charge (4-9) VICE-PRESIDENT*
9   Beau I'd let go, lil het at me, begins to thaw in essence (3-2-8) EAU-DE-TOILETTE {bEAU+iD+lET+gO+lIL+hET+aT+mE}
15 Impressive cryptic grid's A-one (9) GRANDIOSE*
17 Duck out of a Bond film (9) GOLDENEYE [DD]
19 They are mostly cut to be sartorial (7) TAILORS {SarTORIAL}* &lit
20 Learn to control passion to fool around (5,2) CHEAT ON {HEAT} in {CON}
22 Permit or patent (5) CLEAR [DD]
24 Outrage about shedding clothes (5) APPAL APPAreL


11 comments:

  1. Thanks Buzzer. It was very entertaining beginning of the day!

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  2. Nice crossword, thanks Buzzer.
    One doubt - what is the deletion indicator for L-I in 12A? If it is "lacking" then is it doing double duty?

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    1. I read it as Lacking initially to remove L and then lacking single to remove I

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    2. Placement of 'lacking' meant it applied to two words.

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  3. 26 A and 9 D were typical Buzzer. Nicely done.

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  4. Agree totally. I loved 27A too.
    Everything absolutely in place. Thoroughly enjoyed and was able to do it without any external assistance. Thank you Buzzer. It was really buzzing.

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  5. But pray why hindu is publishing the answers along with the crossword. !

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    1. They wants us to do 'sheershasan'

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    2. As in read the answer first and then set the crossword!

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