Saturday, 16 August 2014

No.11165, Saturday 16 Aug 2014, Arden

Very nice clues here, especially GNAWING, HALCYON, CASHIER, STAGNATION, TYCOON and RUNE. Thank you Arden.

ACROSS
6 Let middlemen go for an hour — finally show restraint (5) LEASH [LEASE with H for E]
7 Makes patterns in part of the church (8) TRANSEPT [PATTERNS]*
10 It's green outside but a section is corroding (7) GNAWING [GreeN + A + WING]
11 A note before some lines cross (7) ADVERSE [A + D + VERSE]
12 A royal dynasty protected the Queen from disease... (7) CHOLERA [CHOLA outside ER]
13 ...and her retinue kept her on land (7) TERRAIN [TRAIN outside ER]
14 An endless debate, I'll say about a national holiday (8,3) BASTILLE DAY [DEBATe ILL SAY]*
19 Only chap to get agitated, not quiet and peaceful (7) HALCYON [ONLY CHAp]*
21 Not rejecting a friend going by the sound (7) TONALLY [NOT<= + ALLY]
23 He keeps money in his care, perhaps (7) CASHIER [HIS CARE]*
                           Cartoon by Bhargav

25 A German knight returns with some food (7) RISOTTO [OTTO + SIR]<=
26 Reading a paper in one time armoury (8) ORDNANCE [R + DNA inside ONCE]
27 He was hunted down as he left port (5) LADEN [L + ADEN]

DOWN
1 Dandy and a rake's place underground (8) CATACOMB [CAT + A + COMB]
2 Royalty in Polish Grotto, say (6) SHRINE [R inside SHINE]
3 Hanging evenly in place, showing no movement (10) STAGNATION [hAnGiNg inside STATION]
4 An island // language (4) JAVA [DD]
5 Southern quarter of an old city (6) SPARTA [S + PART + A]
6 Will lift from a tiny cage later (6) LEGACY [T<=]
8 Replace a boy with another finally as many get cut (7) SEVERED [ SEVERAL with ED for AL]
9 Some names new to the sub-letter (5) MESNE [T]
13 Frank discussion about say, a country (4,6) TALK TURKEY [TALK + TURKEY]
15 Staying away from dark (7) STYGIAN [STAYING]*
16 You must be heartless to allow fish during Christmas (8) YULETIDE [YoU + LET + IDE]
17 Just the thing to grip and throw (5) CHUCK [DD]
18 Extremely trustworthy business started by a big businessman (6) TYCOON [TrustworthY + CO + ON]
20 Soldier follows desire for brilliance (6) LUSTRE [LUST + RE]
22 Feel comfortable with new alloy steel (6) NESTLE [N + STEEL*]
24 A single English letter (4) RUNE [RUN + E]

21 comments:

  1. Paddy - Is it you whom TH quotes in its Landmark quiz story in CH edn?

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  2. Are all cartoonists busy elsewhere?

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    1. Just saw B's mail and uploaded the toon. All other tooners are out playing the national sport - hookey, even our MPs play it.

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  3. Found the going on the tougher side today

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  4. 27D 'He was hunted down' is the definition, not just 'he'.

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    1. That was 27A.
      So also for 23A - He keeps money.
      In fact, the clue reads as an &lit also.

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    2. 27 He was hunted down as he left port (5) LADEN [L + ADEN]

      'As he' or atleast 'he' is superfluous. It leads to HE L ADEN

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  5. I too found the going tough.

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  6. CV at 8.38-
    Yes sir. That was me. Someone from TH talked at the break before the National finals, the last item. I never expected it to be published, esp. so soon.It was one by name Manikandan.

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    1. Nice. I used to go to the competition regularly when I was in Gopalapuram. Won an audience prize once!!

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    2. got one yesterday- a CD of Hindi songs.

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  7. Yes, it was tough going esp. the western half. I am still (even after going through the blog) not clear about a few.
    2D- 'Cat' from dandy? I could not find it anywhere. I was struggling with fop.
    4D- I put in Bali. I don't think it is wrong. Clue could have had some extra indication (say computer)
    26A- I could never connect DNA with paper. Thank you Bhavan.

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  8. I understood that 'Laden' to be burdened or loaded. The meaning of 'being hunted' was new to me.

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    1. Oh! I did not expect a Proper noun.

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  9. Regarding runes shown above, the most well known one amongst most of us is the one for S, doubled, of course ... for Schutz Staffel

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    1. I remembered that to be like a couple of lightning symbols.

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    2. Look at the S rune. It is the same lightning symbol you remember. But it stood for SS, not lightning

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  10. Exactly that's what I've written. I didn't know then it was the S rune.

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  11. Thank you both about SS. That was a revelation.

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