Sunday, 5 February 2017

The Sunday Crossword, Sunday 05 Feb 2017


ACROSS
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]

DOWN
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<=}

GRID

6 comments:

  1. Special at 10:30 by Dr Satyen Nabar

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  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

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  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.

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  4. Looking forward to Doctor's prescription.

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

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