Wednesday, 14 January 2015

No 11292, Wednesday 14 Jan 2015, Arden


That's it then for an entertaining and relatively tough round from Arden. Looks like I'll have to take up permanent residence on Kishore's shoulders :-)

ACROSS
9   Paper work over money transfer precedes heart attack (7) ORIGAMI {ORIG<=}{AMI} But for Kishore I would have never got this anno as I've never heard of GIRO
10 Player on partner's support (7) ESPOUSE {E}{SPOUSE}
11 Reference book about exotic islesay, for a peanut (7) OILSEED {O{ISLE*}ED}
12 It's used to propitiate God's anger (7) INCENSE [DD]
13 Japanese pin-up model gets directions (9) NIPPONESE {NIP<=}{PO{N}{E}SE}
15 A shopping centre recalls fur supplier (5) LLAMA {LLAM<}{A}<=
16 As with scenarios, not so awful (7) ARSENIC sCENARIoS*
19 It's acceptable in a simple sort of urge (7) IMPULSE {IMP{U}LSE*}
20 Doesn't like it as the replacement (5) HATES*
21 See 1 Dn.
25 Protection for the ruler's not there (7) LACKING {LAC}{KING}
26 Secret police leave, having taken a wrong step (7) GESTAPO {G{A+STEP}*O}
28 She was part of ceremonials (maybe barring the miscellaneous) with FDR (7) ELEANOR cEREmONiALs Semi&lit
29 Get huge break from criminal acts (7) THUGGEE*

DOWN
1 21 Ac. and 3 Dn. Recollect — store them merely on a chip (2,4,3,6,4) GO DOWN THE MEMORY LANE {GODOWN} {THE MEMORY LANE}*
2   Encouragement to grow — medicine provided (6) FILLIP {FI}{LLIP}<=
3   See 1 Dn.
4   It may be linked to book publishers (6) KINDLE*
5   Complaint heard repeatedly — to a high degree in Kolkata (4,4) BERI BERI
6   Music from bottom to top, in copy book (10) APOCALYPSE {AP{(+o)OCALYPS(-o)}E}
7   Retreat alit (4,4) TURN TAIL ALIT*
8   Purchase for a pound, always on time (8) LEVERAGE {L}{EVER}{AGE}
14 Isn't income misused? God knows! (10) OMNISCIENT*
16 Greek Hero's feeling of fear as water rose all around (8) ACHILLES {A{CHILL}ES<=}
17 It fixes groups of men (8) SETSCREW {SETS}{CREW}
18 Group began to cannibalize — tucked into something bloody (8) CATEGORY {Ca...e}{ATE}{GORY}
22 They managed to get one thousand — four times the score (6) EIGHTY {E{1}{G}HTY*}
23 Old mountain fruit (6) ORANGE {O}{RANGE}
24 Soldiers' picture placed behind you formally (6) YEOMEN {YE}{OMEN}
27 Vile stuff turns stomachs (4) SMUT<=

GRID

42 comments:

  1. Looks like everyone is busy lowering Pongal down their hatches ;-)

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    1. Happy Pongal to those folks ...

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    2. Who's cooking Pongal one day in advance?

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    3. Google!

      Google 'Pongal 2015' and you get "Wednesday, January 14"

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    4. So says Google, but it's being celebrated only on the 15th in the places where it matters

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    5. Exactly. Just wanted to illustrate that Google, like the law, can sometimes be an ass

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  2. My COD is 7Dn Retreat alit (4,4) TURN TAIL ALIT*

    I think here the definition Retreat can be taken as Anind too to re-treat 'alit' to get the answer.

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    1. No double duty. I think it is just a RA

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    2. Reverse anagram, where the anind is in the answer instead of the clue. Here turn is the anind...

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    3. Thanks, Kishore. Am not so familiar with Reverse Anagrams. :)

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  3. A Bheri Happy Bhogi to all

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  4. Once again a brilliant teaser. Started late. Got stuck with reference book as DIC somehow and missed the longest clue. :( thinking of it as To scan the memory bank. Sometimes such predetermination is tough to shake off.

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  5. 1D - in the anno if Godown is mentioned as one word , it will be easy to understand.

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  6. For the third day in a row, Arden has come up with a clue that defied my attempts at parsing! Today it was ORIGAMI. Thanks to Arden for a challenging and very enjoyable puzzle. Thanks to DG for the blog, and to Kishore for the parsing of the troublesome one!

    A couple of doubts:
    - 23d: is "mountain" (singular) appropriate for RANGE?
    - 24d: is picture = OMEN? I haven't come across this synonym before and I can't find it in either Collins or Chambers (the online versions).

    Also, in 1d, 21a, 3d: the phrase is normally "go down memory lane". I don't remember having heard/seen it used with "the" coming in. It's not wrong, of course, but has anyone seen this usage elsewhere?

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    1. OMEN is the name of a picture/ movie

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    2. Yes the phrase is "Go down memory lane"

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    3. Of course! How did I forget the movie? :(

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    4. You do have a point Abhay. The movie is "The Omen", not just Omen.

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    5. The the migrated to the memory lane

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  7. I filled a few... I filled a few more with no/ doubtful annos and for the rest it was Col./ Kishore combo to the rescue. I feel the bar has been raised today.

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  8. 7Dn : Retreat alit (4,4) As a sentence, what does it state pl? Hope somebody would enlighten me on this.

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    1. Alit is the past tense of alight. But the sentence is weird.

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    2. Thanks, Suresh garu. Alit part I could get but was unable to link it suitably with various meanings of 'retreat'. Hence my query.

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    3. I don't think the phrase is so weird.
      Retreat is also a noun with the meaning 'resort' as in a holiday resort.
      Alit can mean "all illuminated", "brightly lit" as Delhi buildings look on Republic Day.
      Today streets near a political leader's house in CHN are alit for the Pongal day tomorrow.

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    4. Thanks, CV Sir. I get it now! So it means 'A resort that was alit" in other words 'illuminated".

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  9. Always thought the phrase was - "Go down memory lane", not - "Go down THE memory lane". Am I correct? This had me puzzled for a while.

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  10. Madam,
    You're right.
    The idiom does not have the definite article.

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  11. Can someone please explain 6d

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    1. Music = CALYPSO
      from bottom to top = meaning the bottom goes to the top = OCALYPS (ie O moves up)
      in = insertion indicator
      copy = APE
      book = definition = {AP{OCALYPS}E}

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  12. Encouragement to grow — medicine provided (6) FILLIP {FI}{LLIP}<= ...Please explain FI
    Player on partner's support (7) ESPOUSE {E}{SPOUSE}...Why is player denoted by E?

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    1. FI=IF<=provided
      E is one of players in Bridge, others being N,W,S, denoting directions

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    2. Pl see my Comment under Thursday blog.

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  13. How is complaint related to Beri Beri?

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    1. Complaint=ailment, beri beri is one

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  14. Please explain the U in 19A
    Also, how is protection related to lac in 25A?
    Thanks to everyone for their patient response to my naive queries #earlydays

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  15. lac1

    lak/

    noun

    a resinous substance secreted as a protective covering by the lac insect, used to make varnish, shellac, sealing wax, dyes, etc.

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    1. 4. (Film) (in Britain)

       universal (used to describe a category of film certified as suitable for viewing by anyone)


      ( for U )

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