Friday, 29 May 2015

No 11407, Friday 29 May 2015, Arden


ACROSS
6   Compare initially with little I know (5) LIKEN {Li...e}{I}{KEN}
7   All there is in one poem (8) UNIVERSE {UNI}{VERSE}
10 Finally secret agent got new line (7) TANGENT {s...eT}{A{N}GENT}
11 Rush back with egg of animal (3,4) ROE DEER {ROE} {DEER<=}
12 It's produced in the Islets of Langerhans (7) INSULIN [GK]
13 Our neighbour converts many in a month (7) MYANMAR {M{MANY*}AR}
14 Played Salsa loudly for a festival (3,5,3) ALL SOULS DAY*
19 Got up, had a feeling which is overly optimistic (7) ROSEATE {ROSE}{ATE}
21 With fastness managed this language (7) FORTRAN {FORT}{RAN}
23 It's a nuisance to keep writing to a sibling (7) BROTHER {B{R}OTHER}
25 Medicine covers rules, essentially (7) CAPSULE {CAPS}{rULEs}
26 I roam all around this American city (8) AMARILLO*
27 Rallying point for a dark novel (5) DAKAR {A+DARK}*

DOWN
1   Continental border to check bovine paralysis (8) AKINESIA {A{KINE}SIA}
2   Make it tough for a boy to support a girl (6) ANNEAL {ANNE}{AL}
3   Draw one into conversation — however not over fault (10) BUTTONHOLE {BUT}{TON<=}{HOLE}
4   Pioneer — individual went and landed here (4) PIER PIoneER
5   Voiced agreement over players reputation (6) ESTEEM (~yes){ES}{TEEM}(~team)
6   Almost dead, going through the country (6) LATVIA {LATe}{VIA}
8   The French dream about Beryl (7) EMERALD {LE+DREAM}*
9   Ten million rupees in the centre (5) CRORE {C{R}ORE}
13 Two fellows — say, a hero, and a villain (10) MALEFACTOR {MALE}{F}{ACTOR}
15 Hide article in King's possession (7) LEATHER {LEA{THE}R}
16 Luke and Mary made to cover heads (8) YARMULKE*
17 Inducement makes Bible change hands (5) BRIBE BIB(-l+r)RE*
18 Close attention please! (6) ENDEAR {END}{EAR}
20 Money in account for rainy.... (6) STORMY {STOR{M}Y}
22 ....roving pairs check depth in parts of river (6) RAPIDS {RAPI{D}S*}
24 Take time off to sing by the stream (4) RILL tRILL

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Thursday, 28 May 2015

No 11406, Thursday 28 May 2015, Arden


Reclining in his sofa Arden has collected lot of interest in the game today.

ACROSS
1   Is on mendgo for another option (6,4,4) CHANGE ONES MIND {IS+ON+MEND}*
10 Stick with purchase, disregard age (5) LEVER LEVERage
11 Exciting when it holds a flower (9) THRILLING {TH{RILL}ING}
12 Vehicle blocking road, unruly mob is a terror threat (3,4) CAR BOMB {CA{R} B}{MOB*}
13 Record — it protects the name (7) EPITHET {EP}{I{THE}T}
14 Direction given orally causes ferment (5) YEAST (~east)
16 Just one militant grabs power (9) IMPARTIAL {1}{M{P}ARTIAL}
19 I ask hotel accommodation very fast (4,1,4) LIKE A SHOT*
20 New notice board removed — too bad, or is it better? (5) NICER Anno not clear (Addendum - {NotICE+boaRd}* - See comments)
22 Rejected seed is for retribution (7) NEMESIS {NEMES<=}{IS}
25 Burden of work with Iron (7) OPPRESS {OP}{PRESS}
27 Business with our full representation is abloom (9) COLOURFUL {CO}{OUR+FULL}*
28 Right to collect interest, for an extended retirement (3-2) LIE-IN {LIE-{I}N}
29 Cornered them at random in a game (5-4,5) THREE-CARD MONTE*

DOWN
2   Hesitate with rifle as it holds soldier's belongings (9) HAVERSACK {HAVE}{ER}{SACK} (Addendum {HAVER}{SACK} - See comments)
3   A seminar conducted for some in drug enforcement (5) NARCO [T]
4   Found ignorance mostly — covered with undue haste (9) ESTABLISH {ESTA{BLISs}H*}
5   One holds it in determination (5) NERVE [CD]
6   Continue with doctor — senior gets old (7,2) SOLDIER ON {SENIOR}* around OLD
7   Half broken rice found in his hybrid Paddy (5) IRISH {I{RIce}SH*}
8   Understand it, everything's detailed with numbers (7) DIGITAL {DIG}{IT}{ALl}
9   Gutsy midshipman is fortunate (6) PLUCKY {shiPman}{LUCKY}
15 Said to be in a daze, no volume change (9) TRANSMUTE (~trance){TRANS}{MUTE}
17 Scouted for an anonymous sponsor for a growing computer maker (9) PATROLLED {PATROn}{LLED<=} Anonymous = Nameless = No N
18 Stormy rise by changing sides (9) INCLEMENT INC(-r+l)LEMENT
19 Wild lion's injured, gets relief in print (7) LINOCUT {LION*}{CUT}
21 Hate it when dispatched again (6) RESENT {RE}{SENT}
23 Clueless about molecular grinder (5) MOLAR MOLeculAR
24 Interest in furniture is capital... (5) SOFIA {SOF{I}A}
26 ....interest in a game could be a handicap (5) POLIO {POL{I}O}

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