Sunday, 22 January 2023

The Sunday Crossword No 3238, Sunday 22 Jan 2023

1   Brief, displaying discretion (10) DIRECTIONS*
6   At the outset, 'Terrible' sort; aristocratic Russian! (4) TSAR Acrostic &lit
9   Heavily stomp over boundary where sportsperson may jump (10) TRAMPOLINE {TRAMP}{O}{LINE}
10 Laid back? Don't touch that... ! (4) DIAL<= 
11 Following calm, canoe lost in vast watery expanse (7,5) PACIFIC OCEAN {PACIFIC}{CANOE*}
15 A doctor, way back, that's describing a gland (7) ADRENAL {A}{DR}{LANE<=}
16 $10,149 for Banksy piece? (7) STENCIL {S}{TEN}{C}{IL}
17 Perhaps change revolted expression on initially seeing nibbles (7) CASHEWS {CASH}{EW}{Se...g}
19 At sea, Sea Lord primes weaponry again (7) RELOADS*
20 Two moons fail to display Newtonian principles (4,2,6) LAWS OF MOTION*
  1. A body remains at rest, or in motion at a constant speed in a straight line, unless acted upon by a force.
  2. When a body is acted upon by a force, the time rate of change of its momentum equals the force.
  3. If two bodies exert forces on each other, these forces have the same magnitude but opposite directions.
23 Heard, in short walk, an aquatic bird (4) TERN (~turn)
24 Eccentric star is paid with indoor plant (10) ASPIDISTRA*
25 Retired horse unhappy to race (4) DASH {H}{SAD}<=
26 Compromised? Stop seething (10) ENDANGERED {END}{ANGERED}

1   See what you can get from a palm tree (4) DATE [DD]
2   Money in imperialism (4) RIAL [T]
3   Better nominate extraordinary explorer (7,4) CAPTAIN NEMO {CAP}{NOMINATE*}
4   Everyman shall pass on acrimony (3,4) ILL WILL {I'LL}{WILL}
5   Fools childminders (independent, not amateur) (7) NINNIES N(-a+i)INNIES
7   It has white and brown meat, bird cooked with capers (6,4) SPIDER CRAB {BIRD+CAPERS}*
8   Stern seller sent bananas (10) RELENTLESS*
12 Watching from above ... or not noticing at all? (11) OVERLOOKING {OVER}{LOOKING}
13 Was divisive, perhaps premeditated (10) CALCULATED [DD]
14 This is one of those tirades (10) CROSSWORDS [C&DD]
18 Ultimately, Marge's troublemaker lad? (7) SIMPSON {m...eS}{IMP}{SON} &lit
19 Drink some clarets inappropriately (7) RETSINA [T]
21 Lead actor that's over 8 on board? (4) STAR (* - it's over 8 on the keyboard)
22 The French rehashed gutted calorific ingredient (4) LARD {LA}{Re...eD}

Reference List
Over = O, Boundary = LINE, $ = S, 149 = CIL, Horse = H, Independent = I, Amateur = A, The in French = LA


  1. Special at 10:30 is the Prelim Crossword set by KrisKross for IIT (M) Open

  2. 10a is FiTB.

    Don't touch that dial. Old TVs had dial to change channel.

  3. Very about at not getting 14D. Should there be a ? after tirades?

    1. +1. One has to derive cross words from angry(cross) speech (words).