Sunday, 6 November 2016

The Sunday Crossword, Sunday 06 Nov 2016


ACROSS
1   Small piece from code left (6) MORSEL {MORSE}{L}
5   Beginning a new language (6) GERMAN {GERM}{A}{N}
11 Fools around, covering area with glossy fabric (5) SATIN {NITS<=} around {A}
12 Deserters see danger all over the place (9) RENEGADES*
13 Trusting expert after take-off (14) IMPRESSIONABLE {IMPRESSION}{ABLE}
14 Some routine material about end of prayer (4) AMEN [T<=]
16 Curious batting by team's opening pair, relaxed (10) INTERESTED {IN}{TEam}{RESTED}
19 Judge restraining one with bottle before appeal in detail (10) TRIVIALITY {TRY} over {1}{VIAL}{IT}
20 Concert for thousand (4) PROM {PRO}{M}
22 Poet needing income is kindly treated (5,9) EMILY DICKINSON*
25 Opening screen, about right for shy person (9) INTROVERT  {INTRO}{VE{R}T}
26 Editor turned against old name for county (5) DEVON {ED<=}{V}{O}{N}
27 Holiday in bay (6) RECESS [DD]
28 Object, last in sale, reserved (6) DEMURE {DEMUR}{salE}

DOWN
2   Available work full of information's ending with thanks (2,3) ON TAP {i,,,oN}{TA} in {OP}
3   Child with final poem (6) SONNET {SON}{NET}
4   Peer over beach on ravaged isle occupied by commercial plant (5,3,6) LORDS AND LADIES {LORD}{S AND} {L{AD}IES*}
6   Tomb in conclusion carved (8) ENGRAVED {EN{GRAVE}D}
7   Signal changer with unsteady old arm out (9) MODULATOR*
8   In hearing, is aware of hooter (4) NOSE (~knows)
9   Hopeful when quiet country tune's beginning (8) ASPIRANT {AS}{P}{IRAN}{Tune}
10 Ruin test a medic arranged, being wild (14) UNDOMESTICATED {UNDO}{TEST+A+MEDIC}*
15 Mysterious development of giant mice (9) ENIGMATIC*
17 Ruling party, perfect? Not applicable to enter that (8) DOMINANT {DO}{MI{NA}NT}
18 Factory is carrying on producing large amounts (8) MILLIONS {MILL}{I{ON}S}
21 Support raised with protest, having no love for crown (6) DIADEM {AID<=}{DEMo}
23 Cut in use verified (5) SEVER [T]
24 Level in match with king (4) TIER {TIE}{R}

GRID

12 comments:

  1. Took time to finish 4D, otherwise smooth.
    Col, 4D picture is beautiful.

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  2. Nice puzzle. Missed out on 22Ac & 4Dn.

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  3. 4D very neatly done. Took my time in getting and then parsing.
    13A- Expert=Able? Able may be capable, but an expert?

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    1. The woman gave able/expert assistance to her husband in dealing with the disaster.

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  4. Ramki is the overall leader in IXL. Keep up the good work.

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  5. The leadership fortunes seem to be varying week after week.
    Let us wish Ramki to continue his lead. Goodluck Ramki!

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  6. Congrats Ramki Ramakrishnan for leading the pack ! Keep the flag flying !

    Today's ICL2016 is a bit thin on the wordplay and it took quite a bit to decipher some of the clues. Some of them were very interesting though !

    All the same , I completed it and submitted to retain my place in the leaderboard (?)

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