Grrls just wanna have fun

Enjoy! 😀
xgrid130813

Across
1 Pilot meets returning aliens; smart alec said flipping vast assemblage (13)
9 Expose to radiation, a dangerous setback for a 1 (8)
10 Foolish swine follow, you say, like fools? (6)
12 Bootless boss lost in my coat of many colours (6)
13 Usual cry of disgust over beheading ceremony (8)
15 New star taking a dip in drink returns to a 1 (7)
16 “Love rock?” (4)
19 He returns a 1 to the “Lazy Z” (4)
20 Separate ewes from rams (and whales) for a 1 (7)
23 Theologian finds Christian (Sir Richard) in river (8)
24 Swine’s first to be a pig? (6)
26 Violas played for Royal Family (6)
27 Cool body for each tower (8)
28 Pre-emptive closure from sparkling wine (tut!) and close friend (French) (1,6,2,4)
Down
2 East Ender: “Hope he swallowed drug!” (6)
3 Suited traveller to say: “Stop crowding me, dude, I need some ___, __!” (8)
4 Picket Uist, just in case (4)
5 Einstein has sources stolen, sadly; it’s settled in court (6)
6 Even tofu, fairly, has a small part in “This Is Your Life” (8)
7 Lock keeper went about with a greeting for every sailor at first (9,4)
8 Triumphs of style over substance in bestseller “Le Toff” ? (6-7)
11 Gomez’s cousin appears in epic 1 (7)
14 Deer departed, I hear, to go to rest (4,3)
17 He’s hiding cash-back, is labourer (8)
18 Support loose dentures (8)
21 Wearable bomb site? (6)
22 Ridiculous hesitation heard in “Hair” (6)
25 Re one dancing on pinhead: it was angel (4)
Advertisements

“The London Underground is not a political movement!”

(“A fish called Wanda”)

Another attempt, I hope well polished.

grid25996

Across
9. An overdue encoding – to Morse, perhaps (9)
10. Copper found in the Spanish place (5)
11. Change when afternoon begins? (5)
12. Repay trip organised to faraway destination? (9)
13. Sabotage public relations exercise (7)
14. Bloom’s famous last word (7)
17. Beat journalist: “Like lift music!” (5)
19. Reddish-brown bark (3)
20. One to transport, on a bearing of 90 degrees (5)
21. Long ago, when Miss Gale arrived in Oz? (4,3)
22. See 4
24. Spouting her oral rubbish without a word of approval (9)
26. Capital M contained by Spanish knight’s leaders (5)
28. Girl returned after 6 to get old records (5)
29. Unbounded, as ability is to capability (9)
Down
1. See 6
2. Religiously follow point of billboard (6)
3. He heard dad resolve to be pragmatic (10)
4, 22ac. Tavern owner, almost irritable, edges away from hands-on Champ (4,2,7)
5. Possession of a real beverage, so they say (8)
6, 1. Herbal medicine is spread around love area (4,4)
7. Game with rapid hand movement? (8)
8. See the unknown after clairvoyance, perhaps (4)
13, 24. Crush tailless insect against baseless support with endless anger (5,4)
15. Child from P.O.W. camp found in cave… (10)
16. …imp is dreambound, oddly (5)
18. Intended course chap pursues to become loud and mournful (8)
19. “Slightly cold” – said spitefully (8)
22. Mild exclamation after sea creature proves to be cold and damp (6)
23. Spanish knight almost sounds like his squire’s mount (6)
24. See 13
25. Part of model organisation backed type of model (4)
27. Equating potassium with sulphur will get you a smack! (4)

Marge lets Norah see Sharon’s telegram

(So many dynamos!)

I’ve tried to polish this one a bit more, since I have been told to “work on my surfaces”.  Had I but world enough and time, I’d rework and rework until I thought everything was perfect. But when it’s only a spare time thing, I just have to say “enough!” eventually, and hope I’ve done a reasonable job. Also, I must admit that I have rarely seen a crossword that doesn’t have a few rough or even nonsensical surfaces – sometimes that’s part of their charm (or maybe that’s just because I tend to do the Guardian crossword.)

But anyway, this one has been polished a bit more than my previous efforts, so I hope the result is worth it.

xgrid170813

Across
1. Degrees are one form of relief (3)
3. After circuit is connected, Liz and Laura almost turn blue (5,6)
9. President, you heard, has prosecutor; a predatory type (9)
10. Frequently concerned with numerical base (5)
11. The pride of the fair? (6)
12. Strikes a note with tossers (8)
14. Cape added to give quality (4)
15. Paddy wagon’s broadcast picked up after dark by mother (5,5)
18. Appearance of fast-moving charged particle (10)
19. Taking the redoubt from Windscale is gallant (4)
21. Remain around local state with chosen head (8)
23. Tune played backwards is giving transcendant insight (6)
25. Sailor astern? (5)
26. During morning or after, at a meeting with lady love (9)
28. Upset at anagram of “mirage” (4,7)
29. Thus, with a degree, it would be simple (3)
Down
1. Haircut for helpful uncle (3)
2. Starts when summer begins (7,2)
3. Shed – has also shed – weight, I’ve heard (4,2)
4. Some fat is best (4)
5. The farmer’s usual? (6,4)
6. A grave error for mob: it explodes! (4,4)
7. Disunite? (5)
8. It’s found smoking in the bog, weirdly – is it a fungus? (5,6)
11. Generator of Vegan fad? Far out! (3,2,6)
13. Form (if that is right) – it labels (10)
16. Confused hero has data on resistance movements, perhaps (9)
17. Part of speech a German with erection made, to be precise (8)
20. Hair from mustang, or a goat (6)
22. Inform on Herb (5)
24. Epic tale of foot-loose cosmologist (4)
27. ‘Tis whispered Noah used this type of light (3)