Monday, 16 July 2018

No 12370, Monday 16 Jul 2018, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Smash against section of fortification (7) RAMPART {RAM}{PART}
5   Small groups beginning to cut clusters of plants (6) CLUMPS {Cut}{LUMPS}
9   Drink pair imbibing is not so ruddy (5) PALER {P{ALE}R}
10 Bully gets gun moved to the front for astronaut (9) ARMSTRONG (+arm){ARM}{STRONG}(-arm)
11 There's more to court passage (7) EXTRACT {EXTRA}{CT}
12 Palace attendant with no time for messenger (7) COURIER COURtIER
13 Avoid wily deva at entrance to estate (5) EVADE {DEVA*}{Es...e}
14 Feel low as every daughter's in line, with a bit of nastiness (5,4) REACH DOWN {R{EACH}{D}OW}{Na...s}
16 Leader to stop losing head and being almost wacky (3,6) TOP BANANA {sTOP}{BANANAs}
19 Thai travels to one West Indies nation (5) HAITI {THAI*}{1}
21 Still a generation takes part in cultivation (7) TILLAGE [T]
23 What brings radio programmes to listeners (7) AIRWAVE [CD]
24 Officer-in-charge going around wild Riga street is debauched (9) ORGIASTIC {O{RIGA*}{ST}IC}
25 This and this forming the incomplete set (5) THESE {THE}{SEt}
26 Mischievous announcement is difficult to understand (6) KNOTTY (~naughty)
27 Shout top principal is in hospital department and scramble (7) ENCRYPT {EN{CRY}{Pr...l}T}

DOWN
1   Complaint on show (14) REPRESENTATION [DD] (Addendum - {RE}{PRESENTATION} - See comments)
2   11, with Tamils, leave section and run to become reservists (7) MILITIA {11+TAMILs}*
3   Measure of faulty care takes a long time (7) ACREAGE {CARE*}{AGE}
4   Place to eat pastry brought back to matriarch's centre (9) TRATTORIA {TART<=}{TO}{matRIArch}
5   Firm note to city’s top wag (5) COMIC {CO}{MI}{City}
6   Aunty's heart badly hurt by lie (7) UNTRUTH {aUNTy}{HURT*}
7   Condition in favour of all but disguise (7) PROVISO {PRO}{VISOr}
8   Estranging dame in move for promotion (14) AGGRANDISEMENT*
15 Runs away from cattle farm in a valley in flood (9) AVALANCHE {A}{VAL{rANCH}E}
17 Only GOP can make out the figure (7) POLYGON*
18 Obstinate woman worker beginning to trouble (7) ADAMANT {ADA}{MAN}{Tr...e}
19 Dissident's present with sign of nervousness (7) HERETIC {HERE}{TIC}
20 One line about dirty game raises mind pictures (7) IMAGERY {1}{GAME*}{RY}
22 Guard doesn't start to make admission (5) ENTRY sENTRY

GRID

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Special, Sunday 15 Jul 2018, Sri


Welcome to yet another new setter. Bouquets and brickbats welcome

Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)

Please provide all your answers in one comment


ACROSS
7   Stranger returns with hesitation, takes students to the banker (6)
8   Accept honour (6)
11 Ref's rants about shifts (9)
12 Manipulate/edit book entry that’s on the left side of ledger (5)
13 Skirt of girl, fashionable tee-shirt/tops shines (6)
14 Leaderless protestors are people having quivers (7)
16 Handle boss (4)
18 Sales - including drink (3)
19 Close small cabin (4)
23 Notice vehicle in front of church, move forward (7)
25 Father left at home, a material (6)
28 Question a model (5)
29 No more energy to crush (9)
30 Entices casual worker with timely salary initially (6)
31 Inspect, say a bill of payment (6)

DOWN
1   At first Rahul with great happiness formed alliance (8)
2   New clothes husband removed out of storage area (6)
3   Forces son to leave operators (5)
4   Slipping ace strikes short sportsman on rink (3,6)
5   Jury results against orders without a bit of reform (8)
6   Active doctor jumped into river (6)
9   Dais gates broken (5)
10 Hide belt worn by model (5)
15 Depot here was built around old university (9)
17 Punk brat badly ruined (8)
20 Peacekeepers locked the leader, a dreadful criminal (8)
21 Vehicles loaded with soft fish (5)
22 Partly open, trying an access (5)
24 Gives seller some craft (6)
26 Very large catch for hawk (6)
27 Violation! Right, get out of this volleyball venue (5)

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Enjoy.