Saturday, 25 March 2023

No 13822, Saturday 25 Mar 2023, Dr. X

1   Give fruit salad right away to refugee (8) FUGITIVE {GIVE+FrUIT}*
5   Billion accepted in banknotes for castle in N. African town (6) CASBAH {CAS{B}{A}H} Accepted/A? It's there in Chambers dictionary
10 Time to accumulate runs with bit of ease in match (5) AGREE {AG{R}E}{Ease}
11 Emission percentage cut by revolutionary contribution (9) RADIATION {RA{AID<=}TION}
12 Cackling back, gigantic creature grabs raptor's head (9) GIBBERING {BIG<=}{BE{Ra...r}ING}
13 What baby wears to sleep extremely peacefully? (5) NAPPY {NAP}{Pe...lY}
14 Shudder as criminal finally enters court (6) BLENCH {B{c...aL}ENCH}
15 Old boy starting to turn impolite and impose in an unwelcome way (7) OBTRUDE {OB}{Turn}{RUDE}
18 Fantastic bistro alongside lake in English city (7) BRISTOL {BISTRO*}{L}
20 Owing money, one criminal returns to smuggle heroin at Cambodia (2,4) IN HOCK {1}{CO{H}N<=}{K}
22 Right after sacrificing rook, captures queen resulting in mate (5) EQUAL {rE{QU}AL}
24 Composed a nice tune, say (9) ENUNCIATE*
25 I hear vicar went berserk, scoring ecstasy in noisy mock serenade (9) CHARIVARI {I+HeAR+VICAR}*
26 Yellowish-green colour, a little garish for large pointed arch (5) OGIVE O(-l+g)GIVE
27 Sledge, insult endlessly to crush England's opener (6) SLEIGH {SL{En...d}IGHt}
28 Revelations by meek gal as rogue wants money (8) LEAKAGES {mEEK+GAL+AS}*

 Fine footpath having good raised edge (6) FLANGE {F}{LAN{G}E}
2   Briefly return to pick up racy loose blouse (9) GARIBALDI {GA{RIBALD}In}
3   It's impossible to know with certainty as raconteur is absent? (6,2,7) THERES NO TELLING [C&DD]
4   Leave rupees inside coat (7) VARNISH {VA{R}NISH}
6   Acting with haste, hit and bolt as fast as possible (7,3,5) AGAINST THE CLOCK {ACTING+HASTE}*{LOCK} 
7   Airship starting to malfunction in unforeseen irregularity (5) BLIMP {BLI{Ma...n}P}
8   Sharpen tip of dagger to pierce tree for sugary secretion (8) HONEYDEW {HONE}{Y{Da...r}EW}
9   A cheat ensnaring American girl on island slowly (6) ADAGIO {A}{D{A}{G}{I}O}
16 Applying packs, treat acne that's persistent (9) UNCEASING {U{ACNE*}SING}
17 Releases repressed emotions in seedy cabarets (8) ABREACTS*
19 Lodge has small revolting room (6) LEEWAY {L{WEE<=}AY}
20 One maniac at store kills fellow - pointless (7) INUTILE {1}{NUT}{fILE}
21 Warns comrade tersely to hide (6) DETERS [T]
23 University teacher's rule (5) USAGE {U}{SAGE}

Reference List
Right = R, Billion = B, Accepted = A, Runs = R, Old boy = OB, Lake = L, Herion = H, Cambodia = K(Kampuchea), Rook = R, Queen = QU, Ecstasy = E, Large = L, Money = M, Fine = F, Good = G, RACY = RIBALD,  Rupees = R, Cheat = DO, American = A, Girl = G, Fellow = F, University = U

Friday, 24 March 2023

No 13821, Friday 24 Mar 23, Dr. X

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1   Atones with a sorry note in correct way of achieving objective (1,5,2,2,3) A MEANS TO AN END {ATONES+A}*{N} in {AMEND}
8   Revised topic relating to vision (5) OPTIC*
9   Alcoholic drinks limiting stern criminal's vigilance (9) ALERTNESS {ALE{STERN*}S}
11 Miserly person's hoard in fancy casket (10) CHEAPSKATE {C{HEAP}SKATE*}
12 Run away with female for good fun (4) FLEE (-g+f)FLEE
14 Retired couple touring Thailand fight in public (7) OUTWARD {DUO<=} over {T}{WAR}
16 Annulet in fairgroundelegant (7) ROUNDEL [T]
17 Director does nothing about primarily dirty swindles (7) DIDDLES {D}{ID{Di..y}LES}
19 Put off by American president in broadcast (7) SUSPEND {S{US}{P}END}
21 Impresario wants to tour American state (4) IOWA [T]
22 Boldness of couple of criminals concealing identity (10) CONFIDENCE {CON}{F{ID}ENCE}
25 Apply a lotion and cream to be cured (9) EMBROCATE {CREAM+TO+BE}*
26 Where one might see studs from east involved in flings (5) LOBES {LOB{E}S}
27 How a person with concussion might be conceited (7-6) SWOLLEN-HEADED [DD]

2   Couple beginning to snuggle inside rug, getting most intimate (7) MATIEST {MA{TIE}{Sn...e}T}
3   Reasonable move after champion captures c-pawn (10) ACCEPTABLE {TABLE}<=>{AC{C}E}{P}
4   Spank groom's butt in bed (5) SMACK {S{g..oM}ACK} 
5   Obvious ruse perhaps in opening moves (9) OVERTURES {OVERT}{RUSE*}
6   Wild model picked up by star in retreat (4) NUTS {S{T}UN<=}
7   Wanted to protect student getting harassed (7) NEEDLED {NEED{L}ED}
8   Individual consuming cocaine at noisy inn turned ecstatic (2,5,4) ON CLOUD NINE {ON{C}{LOUD}{INN*}E}
10 Large snakes chasing domestic animals around climbing frames (11) STEPLADDERS {L}{ADDERS}<=>{PETS<=}
13 Miserable and sick, tucking into most impudent woman's Mexican dish (10) QUESADILLA {SAD}{ILL} in {QUEAn}
15 Isolated perhaps to contain primarily contagious strain (9) DISLOCATE {DISLO{Co...s}ATE*}
18 Complete expression of wonder, taking in new boy's violin stroke (7) DOWNBOW {DO}{W{N}{B}OW}
20 Been long, desperately wants good raise (7) ENNOBLE {BEEN+LONg}*
23 Fine woman upset about son becoming impudent (5) FRESH {F}{H{S}ER<=}
24 Unflustered, talk amorously with lady (4) COOL {COO}{L}

Reference List
Note = N, Female = F, Good = G, Thailand = T, Directoer = D, President = P, Criminals = CON, FENCE, Identity = ID, East = E, Pawn = P, Model = T, Student = L, Cocaine = C, Large = L, New = N, Boy = B, Good = G, Fine = F, Son = S, Lady = L