Monday, 19 September 2022

No 13664. Monday 19 Sep 2022, Dr. X

Solution to 7D 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   Comfortable clothes, popular for picnic (8) SINECURE {S{IN}ECURE}
5   Upset by couple of fellows breaking regulation (6) RUFFLE {RU{FF}LE}
10 Native American hut in hamlet, one in a higher position (7) WICKIUP {WICK}{1}{UP}
11 Centre hosting full moon party, close to Phuket presumably (2,5) NO DOUBT {N{O}{DO}UB}{p...eT}
12 Blow up as fool gets noisy (2,3) GO OFF {GOOF}{F}
13 Endless ruckus by deranged radical (9) ELEMENTAL {mELEe}{MENTAL}
14 What chauffeur might do to deceive? (4,3,1,4) TAKE FOR A RIDE [DD]
18 Particle physics concept is incorrect, trying other ideas finally (6,6) STRING THEORY {TRYING+OTHER+i..aS}*
21 Rising in an excited state, arousing date in bed (4,5) COUP DETAT  {CO{UP}{DATE*}T}
23 Priest avoiding extremes of avarice perhaps (5) VICAR {aVARICe}*
24 In my opinion, embodies ancient painting technique (7) IMPASTO {IM{PAST}O}
25 Greek character purloins mobile, runs away (7) UPSILON PUrLOINS*
26 Striking Oslo workers conducting a form of industrial action (2-4) GO-SLOW [T]
27 Give up or reduce consuming dope on reflection (8) ABNEGATE {AB{GEN<=}ATE} 

DOWN
1   Waste most of fixed allowance (6) SEWAGE {SEt}{WAGE}
2   Mexican dish in container returned by emcee unfinished (6) NACHOS {CAN<=}{HOSt}
3   Master thief turned into murderer (9) CHIEFTAIN {C{THIEF*}AIN}
4   Envy after record-breaking part in picture (14) REPRESENTATION {R{EP}{RESENT}ATION}
6   Dancing nude around university is excessive (5) UNDUE {UND{U}E*}
7   Female losing equilibrium finally fell in well (8) F?U?T?I? (Addendum - FOUNTAIN {F}{mOUNTAIN} - See comments)
8   Acclaimed former editor takes charge (8) EXTOLLED {EX}{TOLL}ED}
9   Completely dominated, he's turned on perhaps by spanking bum (5,4,5) UNDER ONES THUMB {HES+TURNED+ON}*{BUM*}
15 Social climber in French Riviera, excited to entertain starlet on vacation (9) ARRIVISTE {RIVIERA}* over {St...eT}
16 Preparing hot, spicy stew — extremely nourishing (8) PSYCHING {HOT+SPICY}*{No...nG}
17 Wins, waves shirt without hesitation — a bit of payback (8) TRIUMPHS TRIUMPHS {SHIRT}* over {UM}{Pa...k}
19 Brief inspection to tackle problem in plant (6) SCILLA {SC{ILL}An}
20 Breaking record — sportsperson's ultimate dream (6) TRANCE {TRA{s...oN}CE}
22 Detective consequently seizes cocaine in nightclub (5) DISCO {DI}{S{C}O} 

Reference List
Popular = IN, Fellow = F, Hamlet = WICK, Centre = NUB, Party = DO, Noisy = F, In my opinion = IMO, Runs = R, Dope = GEN, Record = EP(Extended play), University = U, Female = F, Editor = ED, Hesitation = UM, Detective = DI, Cocaine = C

17 comments:

  1. Excellent puzzle, couple of doubts though
    11a Nub is central(being at the centre) and centre is of/relating to centre.
    9a role reversal!
    To dominate is to KEEP under ones thumb!
    To be dominated is to be under ones thumb!

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  2. Peter was enjoying his NACHOS in the DISCO club.
    And then there was a sudden RUFFLE.
    NO DOUBT it ought to be VLADIMIR.
    Maybe he was in his ELEMENTAL self.
    Maybe he had spotted someone to BE TAKEN FOR A RIDE.
    Maybe he did not wish to GO-SLOW.
    Maybe it was an UNDUE happening.
    Maybe...
    Maybe...

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    1. Where was Vladimir all this while? Busy with Putin?!

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  3. maybe....maybe....presumably. But no doubt? I have a doubt.

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  4. Yes,doubtless is one of the meanings.

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  5. Fountain - F from female and ountain from mountain (fell) losing m (equilibrium finally) meaning well.

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    1. I did not know fell= mountain. Rare; Good solve.

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    2. I think I might have known this from a lot of those old classic English novels read in my childhood like Lorna Doone etc ...

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    3. Yes. I missed reading classics, not having access to a good library and that shows up now.

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    4. Never too late to start. Infact I too need to read Lorna Doone again. I have completely forgotten what happened to her :-)

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  6. Dr. X's puzzle is as bitter as the combo of Rousvastin and Clopidogrel that i swallow everyday-)

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  7. Is it a request Dr.X to make both less bitter?!

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  8. Hi Gemini !

    Why not fight till the bitter end?!

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  9. Dr X at His devious best. New words for me 10A, 15D. My COD 17D.

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  10. The other day there was this point about 'without;.
    17D- Shirt without hesitation (UM) in stead of UM within (Shirt)*

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