Thursday, 10 July 2014

No 11133, Thursday 10 Jul 2014, Arden


A 5A crossword from Arden to start off.


ACROSS
1   Old? Throw outside by moving a muscle (7) FLEXING {FL{EX}ING}
5   Vehicle overburdened with fruit — splendid! (7) SUBLIME {SUB<=}{LIME}
9    A lady in black, interestingly starts with an excuse (5) ALIBI [Acrostic]
10 A philosopher and a teacher rear a child — extremely laudable (9) ARISTOTLE {A}{RIS<=}{TOT}{LaudablE}
11 Bachelor organised meet with guys do as you please (2, 2, 5) BE MY GUEST {B}{E MY GUEST*}
12 Measure only between sides and register (5) ENROL {EN}{R}{O}{L}
13 Doubts over doubt expressed (4) STUB <=
15 Fish centre just below Scotland (8) ALBACORE {ALBA}{CORE}
18 Do allow for good reputation, take no time to recognise officially (8) ACCREDIT {AC{CREDIt}T}
19 President will do what's agreed upon. (4) PACT {P}{ACT}
22 Pliable machinery, one goes for another one (5) LITHE L(-a+i}ITHE
24 Quiet inmate in the white house (9) PRESIDENT {P}{RESIDENT}
26 Idea erupts surprisingly, no point to deny (9) REPUDIATE {IDEA+ERUPTs}*
27 Do not allow animal to clutch the cat's tail (5) DETER {DE{caT}ER}
28 Child overexcited with new badge (7) CHEVRON {CH}{OVER*}{N}
29 Ruin of the French city of yore (7) DESTROY {DES}{TROY}

DOWN
1   French cooking gets bachelor in heat (6) FLAMBE {FLAM{B}E}
2   Imagine time moving at speed of light — it's hard to understand (9) ENIGMATIC {IMAGINE+T}*{C}
3   Watching but not missing the bonus (5) ICING notICING
4   Finding bodies here is serious, for the police (9) GRAVEYARD {GRAVE}{YARD}
5   Move workers (5) SHIFT [DD]
6   Goldilocks however put up maintaining secrecy regularly (9) BUTTERCUP {BUT}{T{sEcReCy}UP<=}
7   Trainee loses direction in Bury (5) INTER INTERn
8   Uniformly done the day before, only the ring went missing (6) EVENLY {EVE}{oNLY}
14 Ban external trade for a local worker (9) BARTENDER {BAR}{TENDER}
16 Drink will run out finally (6,3) BITTER END {BITTER}{END}Bitters is the drink
17 Escort her straight to a US city (9) ROCHESTER*
20 A shepherd is extremely careful with the boy (6) CLERIC {CarefuL}{ERIC}
21 Dump over the yard floor (6) STOREY {STORE}{Y}
23 Tent featuring a Middle Eastern sword (5) TEPEE {easTern}{EPEE}
24 Pledge to protect the Queen, or may be a King (5) PRAWN {P{R}AWN}
25 Flower found in dusty plains (5) INDUS [T]

GRID HERE

26 comments:

  1. No comments due to football hangover?

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    1. Or is it the Budget?

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    2. You mean pre budget blues- bitter end?

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    3. Hoping to get some IT relief in the Budget

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    4. Looks like you will be relieved!!

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    5. To complete paddy's 9:35
      Looks like you will be relieved!!

      .. of your money as usual

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  2. Tough going. Only 50% :(

    BTW the Anno for 12Ac Measure only between sides and register (5) ENROL {EN}{R}{O}{L} needs minor alteration pl. Think it is {EN}{R{O}L}

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    1. MB, I would have put it that way if RL was a word

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    2. RL are my initials, pls ....;-)

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    3. Initially you may be correct, but not finally.

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    4. As always, you have the final word, Paddy...

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  3. For those of you who do not get the print edition and have no access to the blank CW I suggest you go to Mrs PP's Hub (link to 'The HUB' is available under 'Links' on the left hand side panel of this page) I normally post the blank clues there by 6:30 or so. You can also participate there by registering and putting in four answers

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  4. Tough going here too. Just crossed the halfway mark and being clueless(?) decided to update myself. Missed watching the penalties!

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  5. I was taking 40 winks.Sorry, I was deeply contemplating ...

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  6. In today's ET 5590

    14a Thinker tries a lot of new formulation (9)

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  7. Another beaut in above

    Put me back in a box to burn (7)

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  8. Put // me back // in a box // to burn (7) CR{EM<-}ATE

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  9. Thank you for a good time, Arden! I did this in two halves on a flight from Chennai to Chandigarh. The second half (NW and SE quadrants) went a little slower than the first half. Some great clues here - CREMATE, DETER, ICING, SHIFT, BITTER END...

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  10. False capitalisation in 7D, no capitalisation in 24A. :(

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