Sunday 21 July 2024

Special, Sunday 21 Jul 2024, Ghaza

 

Artwork by Prasanna

 

Rangoli by Gowri


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The Sunday Crossword No 3316, Sunday 21 Jul 204

ACROSS
1   Pauses in Hamlet upsetting (3-3) LET-UPS [T] 
4   As these words are like most poetry (8) STRESSED Definition by example
9   Perhaps Sturgeon’s gone east for pescatarian option (4,5) FISH PASTE {FISH}{PAST}{E}
11 Stray found in mountains (5) RANGE [DD]
12 Follow edges of footprint? (5) TRACE [DD]
14 Lowers trousers, having consumed liquor: high-risk actions (4,5) MOON SHOTS {MOON{SHOT}S}
15 Critical memos rewritten; they only cover small areas (13) MICROCLIMATES*
18 Greatly enjoy percussion overwhelming Sweden’s rowdy music (8,5) DRINKING SONGS {DRINK IN}{G{S}ONGS}
20 At home with insignificant type, idiot, nothing, no-name (9) INCOGNITO {IN}{COG}{NIT}{O}
22 Send out one’s children (5) ISSUE [DD]
23 Cut – or pure, you say? (5) SHEAR (~sheer)
24 Stalls accommodating greedy-guts, prickly types (9) HEDGEHOGS {HEDGE{HOG}S}
26 Aversion: staidest upset (8) DISTASTE*
27 Guides some of gnus herself (6) USHERS [T]

DOWN
1   One magazine, then another: you’re here for it all! (8) LIFETIME {LIFE}{TIME}
2   Its decrepit? (3) TIS*
3   Red / green / yellow ingredient topping Italy’s pizza’s … topping! (9) PEPPERONI {PEPPER}{ON}{I}
5   Article on public land leading to Parky’s indisposition (3,6,4) THE COMMON COLD {THE}{COMMON}{COLD}
6   Casts Cockney as gentry (5) EARLS (~'urls}
7   Young man with gloom lifting snogs wildly in erotic verse (4,2,5) SONG OF SONGS {SON}{FOG<=}{SNOGS*}
8   Primarily, decidedly ritzy / elegantly styled – suit yourself! (6) DRESSY Acrostic &lit
10 Film rebooted: I Took The Limes (4,4,2,3) SOME LIKE IT HOT*
13 Fancy lady revamping sad churches (11) ARCHDUCHESS*
16 Delicious quality: after time, wine going to head (9) TASTINESS {T}{ASTI}{NESS}
17 Rates fools, storing jam with no lid (8) ASSESSES {ASS{mESS}ES}
19 Passed over – lamented (6) MISSED [DD]
21 Creep up on a policeman in Limerick (5) GARDA {DRAG<=}{A}
25 Everyman? Joke (3) ONE [DD]

Reference List
Sweden = S, Italy = I, Time = T, Head = NESS