Friday, 4 January 2019

No 12515, Friday 04 Jan 2019, Afterdark


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Christmas has come late this time.

ACROSS
1   Son and daughter receive appropriate care; blessed (6) SACRED {S}{CARE*}{D}
4   Hymn on air about following passion mostly (6) GLORIA {GLOw}{AIR<=}
9   Perhaps greeting on Christmas and relishing dinner's foremost... (4) CARD Acrostic
10 ...these days in Rome, could be best essentially in celebrations (10) CEREMONIES {CE}{ROME+IN}*{bESt}
11 Issue carries religious instruction for the soul (6) SPIRIT {SPI{RI}T}
12 Destruction of vanity has appeal due to divine birth (8) NATIVITY {NATIV{IT}Y*}
13 Unwed woman goes out to get young man, one who is natural (9) UNSTUDIED {UNw{STUD}{1}ED}
15 Arts depicting idol... (4) STAR*
16 ...in small, perhaps light vehicle (4) SLED {S}{LED}
17 A biracial on a safari wandering about (4-5) AFRO-ASIAN*
21 Deity reinstalled overlooking rule, resistance suppressed on festival (8) YULETIDE {Y{rULE}TIDE*}
22 At the end, network got grainy, blank with a harsh tone (6) TWANGY {aT}{WAN}{Gr..nY}
24 Perhaps, pigs are found in barracks constructed to house tibetan cattle (10) RAZORBACKS {ZO} in {BARRACKS}*
25 Lead, lead from the boundaries to get a medal, say (4) GOLD {GO}{LeaD}
26 Urge player to stretch over before a drink (6) EGGNOG {EGG}{N}{GO<=}
27 Fun and games forcibly banned by doctor (6) FROLIC FORCIbLy*

DOWN
1   File kept by writer is on leading scam highlighting ambiguous riches (7) SHARPEN {Scam}{Hi...g}{Am...s}{Ri...s}{PEN}
2   Noticed archbishop carrying a tree (5) CEDAR [T]
3   Thrilled that direct taxes are rectified to include arts (7) EXCITED {DIrECT+taXEs}*
5   Restricts student, one joining US university/school (6) LIMITS {L}{1}{MIT}{S}
6   Judges ban new novel that's detailed, through reforms (9) RENOVATES {R{NOVEl}*ATES}
7   Accessory in batteries is released, rehabilitated (7) ABETTER BATTERiEs*
8   Be extraordinarily nicer, embrace Pope, face Jesus, perhaps (6,2,5)  PRINCE OF PEACE {NICER}* in {POPE+FACE}*
14 Half of them, essentially best in band compose the signature tune (5,4) THEME SONG {TH{thEM}{bESt}ONG}
16 Perhaps, meat expert touring America... (7) SAUSAGE {SA{USA}GE}
18 ...on winding routes to cross Baltimore initially, making it slower (7) OBTUSER {O{Ba...e}TUSER*}
19 Essentially man's company and love is charming, leading to be heavenly (7) ANGELIC {mANs}{GE}{Love}{Is}{Ch...g}
20 Devil possesses a bishop breaking new idol (6) DIABLO {DI{A}{B}LO*}
23 LA loses out power (5)  ANGEL {los+ANGELes}*

GRID

31 comments:

  1. 1ac sacred s(care)*d
    21ac yuletide (deity+rule-r)*
    11ac spirit spi(ri)t
    13ac afro asian (on a safari)*
    9ac card (acrostic)

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  2. 1d sharpen
    Writer-pen & leading Scam Highlighting Ambiguous Riches

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  3. 12a nativity
    Anagram of Vanity & ti(appeal)

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  4. 8d prince of peace
    Anagram of nicer, pope & face

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  5. 5d limits
    Student- l
    One - i
    Us university - MIT
    School - s

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  6. 10A CEREMONIES= celebrations
    (these days)CE+ (in Rome)* + (could be bESt essentially) ES
    15A STAR = IDOL (Arts)*
    13A Unstudied
    Unwed - w + stud( young man,)
    I( one )
    who is natural (definition )

    9A Card
    (Acrostic) of Christmas and relishing dinner.

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  7. 7Ac- Abetter - accessory- is removed from batteries
    14D- Title song— half of them -Te

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    1. If IS is removed from BATTERIES we get BATTERE?
      What's the anno for 14D?

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  8. 24A. Perhaps, PIGS are found in barracks constructed to house Tibetan cattle. RAZORBACKS. {barracks}* around {zo}.
    14D. Half of them, essentially best in band compose the SIGNATURE TUNE. THEME SONG. {th{THem}{BesT}ong}
    16D.Perhaps, MEAT expert touring America. SAUSAGE. {sa{usa}ge}
    19D. Essentially man's company and love is charming,leading TO BE HEAVENLY. ANGELIC. {ManS}{ge}{l}{i}{c}
    20 D. DEVIL possesses a bishop breaking new idol. DIABLO. {idol}* around {a}{n}

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  9. 18d
    Obtuser
    Anagram of routes +B (Baltimore initially)
    Def :slower

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  10. 27A: FROLIC {FORCIBLY(-BY)}* = FUN AND GAMES

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  11. 1AC - SCARED (SON=S ; DAUGHTER=D) IN ScareD
    25 AC - GOLD ...GK
    10 AC - CEREMONIES.....FROM "IN ROME" & CE FROM CELEBRATIONS

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  12. 27a
    Frolic
    Forcibly - by ( by banned)
    Def:fun and games

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  13. 22a: twangy - {(a̷t)+(wan=network)+(gr̷a̷i̷n̷y)}
    27a: frolic(fun&games) - (forcib̷ly̷*=by banned)
    6d: renovates(reforms) - {r(novel̷*)ates=judges)}
    25a: gold - {(go=lead)+(le̷a̷d)}

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  14. 3 D...EXCITED...TAX = CESS; DIRECT TAX = DT ; RECTIFIED = TED Thrilled that direct taxes are rectified to include arts

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  15. 3d thrilled
    Excited
    Direct taxes- arts
    Anagram

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  16. 4a: gloria(hymn) - {glory̷=passion detailed)+air<=)

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  17. 4a
    Gloria
    Air + glo (passion =glow: mostly =glo )

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  18. 3d: excited(thrilled) - (dir̷ect t̷a̷x̷es̷*), arts rectified

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  19. 23d : angel(power) - (l̷o̷s̷ angele̷s̷=LA)

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  20. 16a: sled(vehicle): (sm̷a̷l̷l̷)+(led= LED light)

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  21. 16A S(-mall) L E D (=light)

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  22. 26a: eggnog: {(egg=urge)+(n=knight)+(go<=stretch)}

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