Wednesday, 24 December 2014

No 11274, Wednesday 24 Dec 2014, Sunnet


Sunnet getting set on  Christmas eve double Pangram.

ACROSS
1   Shapes resistance to Homi's BARC initiative (6) RHOMBI  {R}{HOMI+BARC}* Where's the Anind? (Addendum - {R}{HOM{B}I} - See comments)
4   Liveliest police officer stops agents with a touch of taser (8) SPICIEST {SP}{ICIES}{Taser} Anno not clear (Addendum - {SPI{CI}ES}{Taser} - See comments)
10 Too big on regal upheaval (9) OVERLARGE {OVER}{REGAL*}
11 The same in voice quality (5) EQUAL [T]
12 Warns King & Queen perhaps (5) C?R?S (Addendum - CARDS [DD] - See comments)
13 Create ski resort for a person from the rink (3-6) ICE-SKATER*
14 Imposing theologian is taken in for dry dessert (7) PUDDING PU{-?+dd}DDING Anno not clear (Addendum - PU(-tt+dd)DDING - See comments)
16 Store backing a vehicle (4) TRAM <=
19 Chi takes Sam back for a feast (4) XMAS {X}{MAS<=}
21 Quiz the French taking King's support (7) TRESTLE {T{R}EST}{LE}
24 Five in Society to survey a visual defect (6-3) SQUINT-EYE {S}{QUINT}-{EYE} How 'is 'Five in Society'? See comments
25 An age of Regency clergy (5) CYCLE [T]
26 A ring is full of activity (5) ABUZZ {A}{BUZZ}
27 Drunk staff abuse inside bars at the back of ship (9) TAFFRAILS {TAFF{RAIL}S*}
28 Fearing low grade analysis (8) DREADING {D}{READING}
29 Adjusts wrong signal (6) ALIGNS*

DOWN
1   Engage engineers at first to take possession again (8) REOCCUPY {RE}{OCCUPY}
2   Cancel additional travel (8) OVERRIDE {OVER}{RIDE}
3   British measure for ringers (5) BELLS {B}{ELLS}
5   Unveil a gift (7) PRESENT [DD]
6   Thwart investigation by spouse (9) CHECKMATE {CHECK}{MATE}
7   Rejoices in former partner's unholy lust (6) EXULTS {EX}{LUST*}
8   Farmers' league abandoned floor workers (6) TILERS TILlERS
9   Twisting method's right for a gin cocktail (6) ARCING ARC{GIN*} Anno not clear (Addendum - WRYING - W(-a+r)RY}{GIN*} - See comments)
15 Protected claim of Indian sage's last letter (9) IMMUNIZED {I'M MUNI}{ZED}
17 Encouraging to grasp cold hose (8) STOCKING {STO{C}KING}
18 Delivers rents for a second time? (8) RELEASES RE-LEASES
20 Alleviate tiny number under some scheme (7) SWEETEN {Sc...e}{WEE}{TEN}
21 Peg's unavailable to start (3,3) TEE OFF {TEE} {OFF}
22 Is earth surrounded by water? (6) ISLAND {IS}{LAND}
23 Sweet of engineer to support vacation of half a month again (6) JUJUBE {JUne}{JUne}{BE}
25 Noel's automobile has nothing left (5) CAROL {CAR}{O}{L}

GRID

33 comments:

  1. 24 Five in Society to survey a visual defect (6-3) SQUINT-EYE {S}{QUINT}-{EYE} How 'is 'Five in Society'?

    Read Society and to survey surrounding Quint.

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    1. Thanks, I overlooked the surrounding

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  2. 12 Warns King & Queen perhaps (5) C?R?S CARDS? As in yellow/ red card?

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  3. 4 Liveliest police officer stops agents with a touch of taser (8) SPICIEST {SP}{ICIES}{Taser} Anno not clear

    SPI(CI)ES+T CI= Circle Inspector

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  4. Sunnet is a W short of a double Pangram

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    1. It is a double pangram.

      9 Twisting method's right for a gin cocktail (6) WRYING

      method = WAY with R(ight) for A + GIN*

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    2. I looked up Chambers for WRYING but could not find it. Saw only WRYLY. Thefreedic gives it as a gerund.

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  5. 14 Imposing theologian is taken in for dry dessert (7) PUDDING PU{-?+dd}DDING Anno not clear

    PU(-tt)(DD)ING

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    1. Should it not be imposing 'on' or 'upon'?

      Imposing means: Impressive, grand striking etc.

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  6. "shapes" in 1 A seems to be on double duty?

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  7. 9 Twisting method's right for a gin cocktail (6) ARCING ARC{GIN*} Anno not clear

    Method is "art". Right coming for a? Actually it is C for T

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  8. 22 Is earth surrounded by water? (6) ISLAND {IS}{LAND}

    I initially thought it as : IS = Abbreviation for Island = earth surrounded by water. Just 'surrounded by water' could mean anything.

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  9. Shapes resistance to Homi's BARC initiative (6) RHOMBI {R}{HOMI+BARC}* Where's the Anind?

    There is no anagram. HOMI 'has' or 'contains' B

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  10. Nice one Sunnet for the double pangram. Felt you were on to something when you missed your turn last week.

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  11. Facebook shows today is Ramesh s birthday

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    1. Since weohad some false starts here, lemme start with a caveat:

      If it's your birthday, Ramesh, Many Happy Returns of the day.

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    2. Not weohad. We've had

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  12. Many happy returns of the day Ramesh or should it be Sunnet for today?
    Nice enjoyable Birthday offering. Thanks a lot.

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  13. Maybe 23D was meant to be half of June and July.

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  14. Many happy returns of the day, Ramesh ! :)

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  15. Many happy returns of the day, Ramesh!

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  16. Many happy snruter of the day, SUNNET AKA RAMESH. God bless

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  17. Thanks for the wishes folks. Congrats to Ramki for winning the IXL crown

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  18. Wish you many many more happy returns of the day Ramesh :)

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  19. Many happy returns of the Day, Ramesh! A nice birthday treat from you! Thanks!

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