Sunday, 7 May 2017

The Sunday Crossword No 2942, Sunday 07 May 2107

1   Unjustified when beginning to exult in praise (8) BASELESS {B{AS}{Ex..t}LESS}
5   Unpleasant, chased by police (6) RANCID {RAN}{CID}
9   Verbal attack reflected support by social group (8) DIATRIBE {AID<=}{TRIBE}
10 Still endless criticism about volunteers (6) STATIC {S{TA}TICk}
11 Excited fans stir champ to show skill (13) CRAFTSMANSHIP*
14 Observe, with obvious hesitation, startling event (3-6) EYE-OPENER {EYE}-{OPEN}{ER}
16 Passage in article with silly lies (5) AISLE {A}{LIES}*
18 Skinflint lives alone finally in room after retirement (5) MISER {IS}{a..nE} in {RM<=}
19 Awkward guy at back of house, very withdrawn (3,2,4) ILL AT EASE {vILL A}{T EASE}
20 Hysterical team becoming disunited (4-9) SIDE-SPLITTING {SIDE}-{SPLITTING}
24 Encourage appeal in stirring vein (6) INVITE {INV{IT}E*}
25 Be clear, worried about king being intellectual (8) CEREBRAL {BE+CLEAR}* around {R}
26 Number with link receiving constant attention (6) NOTICE {NO}{TI{C}E}
27 Excellent price attached to object protected by cover (8) SPLENDID {SP}{L{END}ID}

1   Mass in depth grasped by child (4) BODY {BO{D}Y}
2   Seekers in vault taken in by prophets (9) SEARCHERS {SE{ARCH}ERS}
3   Los Angeles artist admitting very immature form (5) LARVA {LA}{R{V}A}
4   Unhappily abstain, lust being considerable (11) SUBSTANTIAL*
6   Steward at start of trip unusually tanned (9) ATTENDANT {AT}{Trip}{TANNED}*
7   Surprise in contract (5) CATCH [DD]
8   Resolve, endlessly receiving pressure, at this point cracked (10) DECIPHERED {DECI{P}{HERE}De}
12 Actress, knowing about upset, in bad temper (5,6) MERYL STREEP {SLY}{RE}<= in {TEMPER}*
13 Approval for each assignment (10) PERMISSION {PER}{MISSION}
15 Exploitative pose assumed by soldier in charge (9) PARASITIC {PARA}{SIT}{IC}
17 Astonished head of government's in step with revolutionary (9) STAGGERED {STA{Go...t}GE}{RED}
21 Digger's first turn releasing soft piece of turf (5) DIVOT {Di...r}{pIVOT}
22 Department getting some praise recently (5) ISERE [T]
23 Happy with piece of publicity following good line (4) GLAD {G}{L}{AD}


  1. Special at 10:30 by new setter duo 'The Esoteric Two'

  2. Again shall miss out on solving in the morning....travelling to Ratlam

    1. Old memories. Been to Ratlam long long ago- eighties. Must be terribly hot now.

    2. It is Nagda, the place I am presently posted

  3. 19A is not clear. Tease from? Filled in with the help of crossings, though.
    Completed except for parasitic.

    1. Thank you Vasant. You are a hot man now. Take care.

  4. Replies
    1. Isère (French izɛr)
      1. (Placename) a department of SE France, in Rhône-Alpes region. Capital: Grenoble. Pop: 1 128 755 (2003 est). Area: 7904 sq km (3083 sq miles)
      ..... Freedic.

  5. I don't see this grid in today's magazine section.

    1. Print edition or online edition?

    2. CW is there in the magazine section of print edition.
      Online paper carries it under the Crosswords​ link

    3. Print edition of magazine section. It has a different grid by fast walker - 31

    4. Nothing wrong in the Bangalore print edition