Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Sunday Crossword, Sunday 05 Feb 2017

1   Place quote in speech (4) SITE (~cite)
3   Food shop with variety of hams holding appeal for cookery writer (5,5) DELIA SMITH {DELI}{A SM{IT}H*}
9   Cut, hard, accepted by lord with variable margin (9) PERIPHERY {PE{RIP}{H}ER}{Y}
11 Direct association (5) ORDER [DD]
12 Climbed among debris endlessly (5) RISEN [T]
13 Plastic money finally, at that point, used in extremity (9) POLYTHENE {m..eY}{THEN} in {POLE}
14 Commend a fine stirring story by Steinbeck (2,4,3,3) OF MICE AND MEN*
18 Doctor in no way tires, resolved to show endurance (7,5) STAYING POWER {GP} in {NO+WAY+TIRES}*
21 Board in reach broken by hand with last bit of karate (9) COMMITTEE {COM{MITT}E}{k,,,tE}
23 Manage cheerful approach (3-2) RUN-UP {RUN}-{UP}
24 Work out joke (5) CRACK [DD]
25 Ground that rider regarded as poor (5-4) THIRD-RATE*
26 Notice concerning new row about a hormone (10) ADRENALINE {AD}{RE}{N}{A}{LINE}
27 Really essential to deliver yorker (4) VERY [T]

1   Classy dancing pro sure to entertain one (8) SUPERIOR {PRO+SURE}* over {1}
2   Book filled with anger was ultimately boring (8) TIRESOME {T{IRE}{waS}OME}
4   Ideal place kept by Tudor monarch south of river (9) EXEMPLARY {EXE}{M{PL}ARY}
5   Smart, ignoring time, going over lines in happy episode (5) IDYLL {tIDY}{LL}
6   Term poet changed in fragment, being irritable (5-8) SHORT-TEMPERED {TERM+POET}* in {SHRED}
7   Certainly popular action (6) INDEED {IN}{DEED}
8   Appendage on alien insect (6) HORNET {HORN}{ET}
10 Filled with fear, criticise criminal since apprehending fraud (5-8) PANIC-STRICKEN {PAN}{IC-S{TRICK}EN*}
15 Weed? There'll be awful load in end (9) DANDELION*
16 Was ankle injured in ballet? (4,4) SWAN LAKE*
17 Prediction from man with tips for company after support (8) PROPHECY {PROP}{HE}{Co...nY}
19 Airman over area spies shrub (6) ACACIA {AC}{A}{CIA}
20 Spoil atmosphere, supporting demon (6) IMPAIR {IMP}{AIR}
22 Complete group turned up, receiving cheers (5) TOTAL {TA} in {LOT<=}



  1. Special at 10:30 by Dr Satyen Nabar

  2. Surprise, Surprise Ajeesh landed up last night at my house with a cake on the occasion of the Anniversary of the blog. I have added some photographs of the same on the THCC Families blog at the following link

    8th Anniversary

  3. Thank you for the photo, Col.
    So nice and thoughtful of Ajeesh for the timely gesture. Long live THCC family.
    Yes, Raju. Hope is never wasted.

  4. Looking forward to Doctor's prescription.

  5. Ajeesh, it is very nice and thoughtful on your part to have organised this surprise.