Saturday, 12 November 2016

No 11850, Saturday 12 Nov 2016, Anon


1 Branch in all directions or stay put (5,6) STICK AROUND  {STICK}{AROUND}
9 Trigger the French alarm (7) STARTLE  {START}{LE}
10 Contemporary odd moron frames lyric (6) MODERN {M{ODE}oRoN}
11 Swirl around pole will nauseate (5) REPEL {RE{P}EL}
12 A langur becomes thin (7) ANGULAR*
15 Almost wreck unorthodox company (4) CREW {WRECk}*
16 Restorers of Paris oddly shelter book (10) PRESERVERS {Pa{RESERVE}RiS}
18 Kidnapped editor beyond Chinese city (10) SHANGHAIED {SHANGHAI}{ED}
20 Steal European cloak (4) ROBE {ROB}{E}
23 Authoritative head of committee put setter in charge (7) CANONIC {Committee}{ANON}{IC}
24 One domain expert (5) ADEPT {A}{DEPT}
26 Asian writer returns with a hollow lathi (6) NEPALI {PEN<=}{A}{LathI}
27 Unacceptable couple of litchis in salad (7) TABOOLI {TABOO}{LItchis}
28 Hero cooks potato rings (11) PROTAGANIST* PROTOGANIST*  PROTAGONIST* (Edited) See comments


2 Shred leader tactfully in headline (6) TITTLE {TIT{Tactfully}LE}
3 Prompted to finish off dickens on return (4) CUED {DEUCe<=}
4 Bill to delegate control (10) ADMINISTER {AD}{MINISTER}
5 Original group members, past their prime, keep watch (3,5) OLD GUARD {OLD}{GUARD}
6 Hurried back at speed to explain (7) NARRATE {RAN<=}{RATE}
7 Banishment of music of movie on discrimination (9)  OSTRACISM {OST}{RACISM}
8 Small but sufficient specimen (6) SAMPLE {S}{AMPLE}
13 Co-ordinating instrument when I croon (10) ORGANISNG {ORGAN}{I}{SING}
14 Confirm that I can rest at first at sea (9) ASCERTAIN {I CAN REST At}*
17 Illiterate policeman, on return, to yell (9) IGNORANT {IG}{ON<=}{RANT}
19 Enthusiast with friend in Jaguar? Not odd (7) AMATEUR {jA{MATE}gUaR}
21 Mineral almost disappeared from US city (6) OREGON {ORE}{GONe}
22 Garbage collectors’ clothes include source of oxygen (6) GARBOS {GARB{Oxygen}S}
25 Stupefy good man and peacekeepers (4) STUN {ST}{UN}


  1. Easy one. OST needed dict. help. Thanks Anon.
    Ramesh, please check the typo in 28AC

  2. Replies
    1. Thanks CVji for making the correction

  3. Nice easy one from Anon
    Wish weekend puzzles are a bit tougher.This would have been better on Mondays.

  4. rather neat one from Anon.. i do enjoy the self-referential clues esp when it is not "i" or "me" but rather the name .. it sort of personalizes the grid doesnt it? :) garbos.. rather new term .. got it from wordplay only post xings.. the only Garbo i know what sort of great hee hee.. OST i thought was rather a nice touch wasnt it? Tabooli.. well if it is the same mid east salad then i am used to spelling it as tabouleh..

  5. Nice one from Anon. 12A raised a smile :) 22D had me wondering for a while since "garb..s" was in the clue itself!