Wednesday, 23 November 2016

No 11859, Wednesday 23 Nov 2016, Spinner


Spinners tribute to the exchange turmoil!!

ACROSS
1   Perhaps, evilness ails bad women (12) VILLAINESSES*
10 Inexpensive hat worn by that man (5) CHEAP {C{HE}AP}
11 Engineering faulty? Hit 'Cancel'! (9) TECHNICAL*
12 Scratching head, think of an idea for site (6) ESTATE gESTATE
13 Insisted on returning sweets (8) STRESSED <=
15 Design ceramic set mostly for frozen food items (3,6) ICE CREAMS {CERAMIC+SEt}*
16 Spotted among Chinese envoys (4) SEEN [T]
20 Clever board expels leader (4) ABLE tABLE
21 Joined company with new requirement that's recruiting some clever technicians (9) CONNECTED {CO}{N}{NE{Cl...r}{Te...s}ED}
24 Somehow Trump's captured Electoral College – Basically, it's a sweep! (8) SPECTRUM {TRUMPS+El...l+Co...e}*
26 'Changeless', standing in line, legs gone – To exchange for money that can be spent! (6) ENCASH {CHANgelESs}* &lit
28 Team holding their ground in meeting (9) GATHERING {GA{THEIR*}NG}
29 Expression given by one confused about love (5) IDIOM {1}{{DI{O}M}
30 "Surprise, man! This note's gone bad!" (12) ASTONISHMENT* The 500 or the 1000 ??

DOWN
2   Perfect cover for endless antics of twin (9) IDENTICAL {IDE{aNTICs}AL}
3   Cosmetic, impertinent talk gets criticism (8) LIPSTICK {LIP}{STICK}
4   Spinner's not running inside (4) INTO {I}{NOT}*
5   Compose nice text describing Spinner, causing spark (10) EXCITEMENT {NICE+TEXT}* around {ME}
6   Identifies method to get a head count in audition (6) SENSES (~ census)
7   Hits hard with soft clothing (5) SOCKS [DD]
8   Bolt's team trailing behind second (5) SCREW {S}{CREW}
9   Catapult cuts across wind evenly, moving smoothly (7) SLIDING {SL{wInD}ING}
14 Declaration to uplift man defeated by upper class's negative Income Tax returns (10) RESOLUTION {LOSER<=}{U}{IT<=}{NO<=}
17 Happiness is bypassing existing veteran leaders to get promotion (9) ELEVATION {EL{Ex...g}{Ve...n}ATION}
18 Simpleton goes through sheet with selection of text (7) PASSAGE {P{ASS}AGE}
19 Soft metal music and dancing (8) SCANDIUM*
22 Good man protects sapling on road (6) STREET {S{TREE}T}
23 Concept of cooking meth/drug (5) THEME {METH}*{E}
25 Another gift returned by old lover (5) EXTRA {EX}{ART<=}
27 Girl trapped in turbulent sea for a long time (4) AGES {A{G}ES*}

GRID

10 comments:

  1. Easy-peasy!
    Exchanging notes is a much tougher job than this!

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  2. Simple,enjoyable and trendy. Neat surfaces. Several good clues. Took a while to get villainesses.
    thank you Spinner.

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  3. If 29a had been one confused about setter...,,...

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  4. Easy one by Spinner & a super blog
    Spinner refrains from cricketing clues but bowls gentle turners to capture the present situation

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  5. Thanks for the comments. 26A wasn't intended to a be an &lit. The definition is just - 'To exchange for money that can be spent'

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    1. What's 'standing in line' for?

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    2. That is the anagram indicator.

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    3. Good one. Gels so nicely with the surface.

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    4. Thank you :) I think it was necessitated by the surface.

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  6. I suppose standing in Queue to exchange money- to justify legs gone.

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