glheard (glheard) wrote in times_xwd_times,
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Times 27412 - line please

Time taken: OK, I'll admit, after everything else was in at 15:49, and probably four minutes earlier, I was left looking at 16 across. Nothing was coming to mind with regards the clue or the wordplay, and I was starting to get frustrated and did that thing you should not do when you are frustrated, bung in an answer that sounds likely, cross your fingers and hope.

Of course it was not correct... in starting to write the blog I have a much better suggestion I'll toss in here.

For what is worth it appears I am not alone. As of right now there are 18 submitted crosswords and 10 of them have at least one error.

Away we go...

Across
1 Broadcast equipment is something that needs no feed? (3,5)
AIR PLANT - AIR(broadcast), PLANT(equipment)
9 Equipment engaged in working one type of extruded tubes (8)
RIGATONI - RIG(equipment), AT(engaged in), ON(working), I(one)
10 Exactly how things were dispatched for approval (6)
ASSENT - or AS SENT
11 Work site creates resistance (10)
OPPOSITION - OP(work), POSITION(site)
12 Soon cutting intro from French opera (4)
ANON - the opera is by Massenet: MANON.  Remove the first letter
13 Ask too much throughout career (10)
OVERCHARGE - OVER(throughout), CHARGE(career)
16 Soldier dropped in to Vietnam returned as Minister of War (7)
MAGINOT - GI(soldier) inside TO, NAM(Vietnam) all reversed. I started thinking of people and went for MADISON, so this was my error
17 At no particular moment very soon (7)
ANYTIME - double definition
20 Artificial shiner with quality? (10)
RHINESTONE - an all-in-one. Anagram of SHINER, then TONE(quality)
22 Well out of East African country (4)
MALI - remove SO(well) from SOMALI(East African)
23 Sit angrily, disposed to make a complaint (10)
LARYNGITIS - anagram of SIT,ANGRILY
25 Aim to complete after opening bid? (6)
INTEND - END(complete) after a bid of ONE NO TRUMPS or 1 NT
26 When new function is introduced, employees keep away (5,3)
STAND OFF - N(new), DO(function) inside STAFF(employees)
27 Anger about November period for a ceremony for the dead (8)
FUNERARY - FURY(anger) surrounding N(November), ERA(period)

Down
2 No simian suffers inability to doze (8)
INSOMNIA - anagram of NO,SIMIAN
3 Pomposity of pensioner worked up about the ending of Brexit (10)
PRETENSION - anagram of PENSIONER surrounding the last letter in brexiT
4 Self-guided car — no timid person’s wanting key (10)
AUTONOMOUS - AUTO(car), NO(no), MOUSE(timid person) with the E(key) removed
5 Expedition allowed to make notes (7)
TRIPLET - TRIP(expedition), LET(allowed)
6 Clutch engages only intermittently (4)
EGGS - alternating letters in EnGaGeS
7 Company getting support for office equipment (6)
COPIER - CO(company), PIER(support)
8 Like some waltzing couples starting vigorous energetic new sequence (8)
VIENNESE - OK, this was my favorite clue in the puzzle. First two lettters from VIgorous ENergetic NEe SEquence
14 Communication’s lost at exchange (10)
CONVERSION - remove AT from CONVERSATION
15 A talk about time, missing energy and strange particles (10)
ANTIMATTER -  A, NATTER(talk) surrounding TIM(e)
16 Painter of river in haze (8)
MURALIST - URAL(river) inside MIST(haze)
18 Designer using a lot of cutting to top off Queen? (8)
MILLINER - a lof of MILLING(curring) then ER(queen)
19 Religious leader has power over words (7)
PONTIFF - P(power) ON(over), TIFF(words)
21 What might be made on raid (6)
INROAD - anagram of ON RAID
24 Develop good argument (4)
GROW - G(goo) then ROW
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