Sunday, 5 February 2023

Special, Sunday 05 Feb 2023, IIT {M} Word Games Club, KrisKross

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The Sunday Crossword No 3240, Sunday 05 Feb 2023


ACROSS
1   Grant's making excuses? (10) ALLOWANCES [DD]
6   An idiot right now (4) ASAP {A}{SAP}
9   Flag-waving Irishman: a funny fellow is Mark (10) PATRIOTISM {PAT}{RIOT}{IS}{M}
10 Pitch in triplets regularly ignored (4) TILT TrIpLeTs 
11 Following criticism, the French defend starter of 'succulent' spiny fish (12) STICKLEBACKS {STICK}{LE}{BACK}{Su...t}
15 Medicine's supposed to suppress frigidity (7) ICINESS [T]
16 Two presents that cannot be found (7) NOWHERE {NOW}{HERE}
17 Witch carrying hat's deformed: it's a sign (7) HASHTAG {HA{HATS*}G}
19 Mediterranean port seen three times, might you say? (7) TRIPOLI (~triply)
20 Lee's jetpack's malfunctioning, as you might see atop churches? (12) STEEPLEJACKS*
23 In Paris, that woman's twelfth letter read aloud (4) ELLE (~l)
24 They're adjacent to S. Australians – and Georgians (10) VICTORIANS [DD]
25 Son with difficulty rejected fizzy drink (4) SODA 
26 Brings in crazy reductions (10) INTRODUCES 

DOWN
1   Foremost points seen in altitudinous Liechtenstein, predominantly snowy? (4) ALPS Acrostic Semi&lit
2   Supporting dated language in brief, Everyman's beginning to be behind the times (4) LATE {LATin}{Ev...n}
3   Flitting about with topless drunk (7-4) WHISTLE-STOP*
4   Doesn't ignore adverts (7) NOTICES [DD]
5   One's lip quivers seeing character from Greece (7) EPSILON*
7   Set off with it (8,2) SWITCHED ON [DD]
8   Asperities ruined cake shop (10) PATESSERIE*
12 Moustachioed Jacobi's island hotel: sign of disuse shown up (11) BEWHISKERED {DEREKS}{I}{H}{WEB}<=
13 What might describe marksmen who visit places of interest? (10) SIGHTSEERS [DD]
14 Endlessly young woman performed magic, as in Tolkein, say? (10) MISSPELLED {MISs}{SPELLED}
18 Fusty term for European: 'befuddled, Germanic, not married' (7) GRECIAN GERmANIC*
19 Electrical device, one that tests for poison (including duck) (7) TOASTER {T{0}ASTER}
21 I appreciate that Lucy oddly selected bathroom powder (4) TALC {ThAt+LuCy}
22 Employs some house servants (4) USES 
 
Reference List
Irishman = PAT, The in French = LE, Son = S, Island = I, Hotel = H