Monday, 27 March 2017

No 11965, Monday 27 Mar 2017, Buzzer


ACROSS
9   Starlet, essentially new, appearing in moving cameo in a love story (7) ROMANCE {s..R..t}{OMA{N}CE*}
10 Lambast/bristle at herbal drinks (7) LEATHER [T]
11 Toast left out to cook quickly (5) SAUTE SAlUTE
12 Pine and beech pronounced in this Californian city (4,5) LONG BEACH {LONG} {BEACH}(~beech)
13 Operating at full tilt being well informed (2,2,5) UP TO SPEED {UP TO} {SPEED}
14 Switching hands, delicate skill (5) FLAIR F(-r+l)LAI(-l+r)R
15 Comment on show not quite open (7) EXPOUND {EXPO}{UNDo}
17 Part of pulpit's coming loose (5,2) SPLIT UP*
19 Useful tips for holiday (5) HANDY HandY from {Ho...aY}
20 Aim in turn to curb speaker delays (9) MORATORIA {ORATOR} in {AIM<=}
22 Frenetically run through new fanzine that’s ultimately sappy (2,1,6) IN A FRENZY {R} in {FANZINE}*{s..pY}
24 Cold? The opposite (5) POLAR [DD]
25 Backing budget that is outwardly very vague (7) EVASIVE {SAVE<=}{I{V}E}
26 Erstwhile art to produce marionette (3-4) ONE-TIME MarIONEtTE* [RA] [CA] See comments

DOWN
1   Positive resolution certainly a constraint (8) PRESSURE {P}{RES}{SURE}
2   Money is second in a relationship (6) AMOUNT {A{MO}UNT}
3   Relief day amidst exacting nurse duty (10) UNDERSTUDY {D} in {NURSE+DUTY}*
4   Knowledgeable people in general will be afraid of starting off (4-4) WELL-READ {WELL}-{dREAD}
5   Made a copy of compact disc containing single (6) CLONED {C{LONE}D}
6   Preserve book-post (4) JAMB {JAM}{B}
7   Bird running past a hen (8) PHEASANT*
8   A right time to overthrow old British monarch (6) ARTHUR {A}{R}{THUR} What's the role of 'overthrow'? (Addendum - {A}{RT}{HoUR} - See comments)
14 Writer's thought to topple and stall (4-3,3) FELT-TIP PEN {FELT}-{TIP} {PEN}
16 Price involving Canada made police cruiser (5,3) PANDA CAR {CANADA}* in {PR}
17 False God Satyr, an animal out of control (5,3) STRAY DOG*
18 Training to go along by noon in shade (3-5) PEA-GREEN {PE}{A-GREE}{N}
19 Man providing meat to very young farm animal (6) HEIFER {HE}{IF}{vERy}
20 Currency including Knut primarily for Potter? (6) MONKEY {MON{Knut}EY}
21 Quarrel lieutenant had with relative down under (6) RELLIE [T]
23 Freudian slips periodically bringing harm (4) RUIN fReUdIaN

GRID

14 comments:

  1. 26A is composite anagram, isn't it

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    1. Right:
      (Art+One Time)=Marionette

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    2. My mistake in typing the Anno

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  2. The Monday blogger is conspicuous by her absence..hope all is well

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  3. Impeccable Buzzer standard!
    Only regret is that it is down to one. Want more of it.

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    1. +1..also noticed that Neyartha is down to one from his usual quota of 2(since 2008?)

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    2. That's why we have two new setters in Dr X and KrisKross

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  4. Impeccable and innovative Buzzer special, quite HandY!

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  5. Why do I have a sense of deja vu when I did this today? Especially, FELT TIP PEN< PHEASANT and SAUTE . Has Buzzer featured these earlier?

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  6. Lovely crossword! Learnt a new letter-extraction wordplay in 19D :) 19A was my COD.

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