Sunday, 18 July 2021

The Sunday Crossword No 3159, Sunday 18 Jul 2021


ACROSS
1   Salad of two eggs, thistle? Lose it (3,3,7)  GET THE GIGGLES {EGG+EGG+THISTLE}*
8   Burden hanging over setter and solver (4) ONUS [MD] (Correction - {ON}{US} - See comments)
9   Once more assess, leave a true slamming (10) REEVALUATE*
10 Scrapes together half of single answer (6) GLEANS {sinGLE}{ANS}
11 Gold ... bunch of wind ... American statesman (8) AUGUSTUS {AU}{GUST}{US}
12 Essential to Health: roly-poly pudding's #4, after t'ai chi regularly (5,4) FATTY ACID {FATTY} and {pudDing} after {tAiChI}
14 Withdrawn, partly open Indian prince (4) RAJA<=
15 US duffer plays green shot loudly (4) PUTZ (~putts)
16 Announces cramps; oil massaged (9) PROCLAIMS*
20 Member of Steps, Beatle wife, 60s diva assembled somewhere in C Pacific (8) HONOLULU {H}{ONO}{LULU} 
21 Some 'hero' haltingly retiring somewhere in Asia (6) LAHORE [T<=]
23 Everyman touring Ontario with Italian musician – and another (10) MONTEVEDI {M{ONT}E}{VERDI}
24 Perhaps Murdoch's one seen in the Eye? (4) IRIS [DD]
25 Makes progress with clue for 'the rags'? (7,6) GATHERS AROUND {THE+RAGS}* [RA]

DOWN
1   The French defending one supporting mob – there's some nerve! (7) GANGLIA {L{1}A}{<=>{GANG}
2   Primarily, Thomas Edison's science-advancing, long-standing arch-rival! (5) TESLA Acrostic &lit
3   Sourced in Kandahar is salty, spicy paste (7) HARISSA [T]
4   Infantrymen guided arrangers in orchestration (9,6) GRENADIER GUARDS
5   Good to roam freely, reaching farmhouse (6) GRANGE {G}{RANGE}
6   LA: it's in America, on the Gulf of Mexico (9) LOUISIANA [GK] {Louisiana = LA}
7   Mandarin tests Ms. Thurman (7) SATSUMA {SATS}{UMA}
13 Retaliation: what makes 'hit a toff' click!? (3,3,3) TIT FOR TAT {TIT for TAT in 'Hit a toff' will make it 'Hit it off' which is Click}
15 Prince topless, tea to get more drawn out (7) PROLONG {PR}{oOLONG}
17 A little manic, Ollie Reed portrays man seen with canary (7) COLLIER [T]
18 Arrived on a little isthmus in Med, took the plunge (7) MARRIED {M{ARR}{Is...s}ED}
19 Actor, regularly loud, very very immodest and egotistical at the outset (6) LUVVIE {LoUd}{V}{V}{Im...t}{Eg...l}
22 Hearts of the vain yakuza captured in poetry (5) HAIKU {tHe}{vAIn}{yaKUza}

Reference List
The in French = LA, Good = G, Prince = PR, Very = V

13 comments:

  1. 8a hanging over: on
    Setter and solvers: us
    Imu
    22d typo in anno. H from t(H)e.

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  2. 1A GET THE GIGGLES(13)
    {EGGS+EGGS+THISTLE}*(15),number of letters doesn't tally.can someone explain?

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  3. 7A:Mandarin= satsuma
    Ms. Thurman is Uma Thurman (actress)
    Is tests means sats?
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test
      Uma Thurman. Yes

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  4. Thanks Col.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  5. 25A is gathers around or gathers ground ?

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