Tuesday, 15 June 2021

No 13274, Tuesday 15 Jun 2021, Lightning


Solution to 27A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
1   Narrowly avoided collision beside a lady (4,4) NEAR MISS {NEAR}{MISS}
5   A rise in quantity (6) AMOUNT {A}{MOUNT}
9   Hold back and relax with shower (8) RESTRAIN {REST}{RAIN}
10 Attract engineer at a particular stage in life (6) ENGAGE {ENG}{AGE}
12 Man perhaps following a narrow passage (5) AISLE {ISLE}<=>{A}
13 Saint missing a space trip arranged for each person (3,6) PER CAPITA {A+sPACE+TRIP}*
14 Small hand of a timekeeper (6) MINUTE [DD]
16 Authorise measure by earl for one (7) ENTITLE {EN}{TITLE}
19 Fashionable to taste one drink primarily bland (7) INSIPID {IN}{SIP}{1}{Dr..k}
21 Don’t pay attention to part of design or execution (6) IGNORE [T]
23 Mesh left in rocket damaged (9) INTERLOCK {L+IN+ROCKET}* 
25 Society with argument against adopting one heir (5) SCION {S}{C{1}ON}
26 Car mat thrown on runway (6) TARMAC*
27 Program — one that may be called Alpha, perhaps (8) ?O?E?A?E (Addendum - CODENAME {CODE}{NAME} - See comments)
28 Live without bishop next to river going left (6) RESIDE {bESIDE}<=>{R}
29 Get back temporary relief when president finally usurps power (8) RETRIEVE RE(-p+t)TRIEVE

DOWN
1   Reasonable pattern of behaviour by a liberal (6) NORMAL {NORM}{A}{L}
2   They kill two animals at home with tip of sword (9) ASSASSINS {ASS}{ASS}{IN}{Sw..d}
Code about lacking compassion (5) MORSE reMORSE
4   Paint on second drink (7) STIPPLE {S}{TIPPLE}
6   Gent with brown headgear moving up in the City (9) MANHATTAN {MAN}{TAN}<=>{HAT}
7   Festival ultimately grand and definitely interesting for starters (5) UGADI Acrostic
8   Generate new style for young adult (8) TEENAGER*
11 Available at no cost (4) FREE [DD]
15 Advantage of superior agency (5,4) UPPER HAND {UPPER}{HAND}
17 Fashionable period, going forward had to stop (9) TERMINATE {IN}{<=>{TERM} and {ATE}
18 Ominous batting, caught by sibling (8) SINISTER {S{IN}ISTER}
20 Let go of container on the way up — about right (4) DROP {D{R}OP<=}
21 At sea, smoker is mostly annoying (7) IRKSOME {SMOKER+Is}*
22 Riemann exemplary contributing to addition (6) ANNEXE [T]
24 Rocky hill in America is shaped like a doughnut (5) TORUS {TOR}{US}
25 Small fruit — pointed one (5) SPEAR {S}{PEAR}

Reference List
Engineer = ENG, Saint = S, Measure = EN, Left = L, Society = S, Bishop = B, River = R, Power = P, Liberal = L, About = RE, Second = S, Batting = IN, Right = R, Small = S


Monday, 14 June 2021

No 13273, Monday 14 Jun 2021, Incognito

Lockdown Day 47 of 47 Stay Safe at home

Solution to 28A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
8   Auchinleck’s protrusion of lower jaw (4) CHIN [T]
9   Saw destroyed? Easily done! (4,4,2) LAID EYES ON*
10 Behind doctor’s yard, conduct rehearsal (3,3) DRY RUN {DR}{Y}{RUN}
11 Incarcerate fiend with twisted irons (8) IMPRISON {IMP}{IRONS*}
12 Mistakes burn LEDs explosively (8) BLUNDERS*
14 Score five fours (6) TWENTY {5x4}
16 Record faucet leakage at last (4) TAPE {TAP}{l...gE}
17 His pa can be silly and imitative (5) APISH*
18 Arrange type (4) SORT [DD]
19 Wrongly put ace in beverage container (6) TEACUP*
21 Notes played by Scotsman and European (8) ESTONIAN {NOTES*}{IAN}
23 Trounced? Great achievement indeed! (8) DEFEATED {DE{FEAT}ED}
26 Mart arranged nine in array (6) MATRIX {MART*}{IX}
27 Law rejected by devious letters in America’s financial hub (4,6) WALL STREET {LAW<=}{LETTERS*}
28 President releases model’s derrière (4) R?M? (Addendum - RUMP  tRUMP - See comments)

DOWN
1   Arrange horse and go on sailor’s vacation (5,5) SHORE LEAVE {HORSE*}{LEAVE}
2   Cast a spell on portal (8) ENTRANCE [DD]
3   Look! Girl has spear! (6) GLANCE {G}{LANCE}
4   Small portion of administration (4) MINI [T]
5   Send Delaware’s material for repair (8) DESPATCH {DE'S}{PATCH}
6   Want master dumped in river? (6) DESIRE {DE{SIR}E}
7   Bravado John displayed to some extant in training area (4) DOJO [T]
13 Pines planted around your personal column? (5) SPINE*
15 Land damaged airframe around beginning of runway after taking-off at first (5,5) TERRA FIRMA {AIRFRAME}* over {Ru...y}* after {Ta...f}
17 A patient, in the beginning, has little hunger (8) APPETITE {A}{Pa...t}{PETITE}
18 Erroneous reasons to include Thai representatives (8) SENATORS {SENA{T}ORS*}
20 Perhaps, Indian student’s containers for fish (6) CREELS {CREE}{L'S}
22 Fruit Thomas endlessly ate with love (6) TOMATO {TOM}{ATe}{0}
24 Times are changing by the second (4) ERAS {ARE*}{S}
25 Profound part of homicide episode (4) DEEP [T]

Reference List
Yard = Y, Model = T, Girl = G, Thai = T, Love = 0, Second = S