Monday, 24 October 2016

No 11833, Monday 24 Oct 2016, Spinner

1   Fiesta followed by siesta? (7,5) SLUMBER PARTY [CD]
10 Supporter of art to help student (5) EASEL {EASE}{L}
11 Spinner definitely can't lie about date with correspondent (9) IDENTICAL {I}{D}{CANT+LIE}*
12 Company's time to choose, primarily between ‘No’ and ‘yes’! (6) AGENCY {AGE}{N}{Ch...e}{Y}
13 "... To ladies breaking up and becoming single!" (8) ISOLATED*
15 Succeeding in clearing ground poisoned by Phosphide (9) REPLACING {P} in {CLEARING}*
16 Vessel going through massive inspection... (4) VEIN [T]
20 ...Crack around edge of stern causing oxidation (4) RUST {RU{St..n}T}
21 Accomplish nearly nothing in pursuit of investor, one who intimidates (9) BULLDOZER {BULL}{DO}{ZERo}
24 Help from the East with aim to save money – Essentially, it makes ends meet (8) DIAGONAL {AID<=}{GO{moNey}AL}
26 Celebrated gold rush (6) AUGUST {AU}{GUST}
28 Shore so clean It's in good shape! (9) COASTLINE*
29 Conduct boy band (5) BRING {B}{RING}
30 Indicated good man admired villain at the beginning (12) DEMONSTRATED {DEMON}{ST}{RATED}

2   First sign of nonconformance caught by cunning, tireless auditors (9) LISTENERS {No...e} in {TIRELESS}*
3   Spinner captivates some orthodox linguists with clue about 'particle' (8) MOLECULE {Or...x}{Li...s}{CLUE*} in {ME}
4   Foreigner's side to depart (4) EXIT {E{XI}T}
5   Politely requests worker to get tips from lady (10) PLEASANTLY {PLEAS}{ANT}{LadY}
6   Rodent let out to frighten (6) RATTLE {RAT}{LET*}
7   Cathy travels by boat (5) YACHT*
8   Started to live with unrelenting person from the South (5) BEGAN {BE}{NAG<=}
9   Forming alliance with Liberals upfront is as good as degenerating (7) SLIDING {S{L}IDING}
14 Caution cop in a riot situation (10) OCCUPATION*
17 English team has English quota and very 'English' boss (9) EXECUTIVE {E}{X{E}{CUT}I}{V}{E}
18 Creation for channel (7) PRODUCT {PRO}{DUCT}
19 Company-made album featuring one city (8) COLUMBIA {CO}{LUMB{1}A*}
22 Beginning to bend rule about foundation (6) BOTTOM {Bend}{MOTTO<=}
23 Setter initially earns name with extremely likeable setting (5) STAGE {Se...r}{TAG}{l...lE}
25 Uncooperative wicket-keeper stays away from presentation (5) AWARD AwkWARD
27 Restrained King's excited pet (4) KEPT {K}{PET*}


  1. Typical spinner. Very neatly done. Missed a few including molecule & august.
    Loved the bulldozer & diagonal meeting.
    Slumber party was new, though heard of 'sleep over'.

  2. A few setters around. I thought there may be other setters as well.

  3. Spinner bowls an easy spell vicious turners on a placid track..lots of anagrams, afew references to cricket, many setters as Paddy observed..Bulldozer was nicely done & so was Slumber Party..Thanks Spinner

  4. Nice puzzle. No problem posed by spinner today. Couldn't parse Bulldozer, otherwise a happy solve. Thanks spinner.

    1. Investor = Bull; accomplish = do; almost nothing = almost zero.. so bull do zer.. and it means one who intimidates

  5. Okay.. spinner spun a set of lightweight clothes today.. perhaps weather too hot for anything heavy atm ? :) I thought there might be a spanish sorta theme what with columbias..and fiestas.. but weirdly columbia is the city (I presume DC)... not the country. Diagonal took me a bit.. i solved it first as diameter..and well that had me pipped for a bit..Diagonal is quite a clue :) Also listeners surface is quite uhmm.. intriguing .. btw why only 5 comments on this beautiful puzzle ? :(

  6. Monday morning blues, I suppose. Thanks for all the wonderful comments :)