Thursday, 22 January 2015

No.11298, Thursday 22 Jan 2015, Anon


Anon has quite a few 'groups' - queasy with ague;  GODS, faith and worship,  BANTAM, TINAMOU and scapeGOAT, not forgetting the possessive monkey ...

Across
1 Wasting new leader enters team when guilty last leader leaves (11) SQUANDERING (N in SQUAD + ERRING - leadeR)
9 Talk to boyfriend starting off from house (7) CHATEAU (CHAT bEAU)
10 Hood of armour initially protected from fight (6) CALASH (Armour in CLASH)
11 Trims extra from front to back (5) PARES (SPARE with S moving back)
12 Lethargy of monkey protecting ring (7) LANGUOR (LANGUR having O)
15 Supreme beings extract ring from merchandise (4) GODS (GOODS - O)
16 Queasily put right uneasy soul (10) NAUSEOUSLY (UNEASY SOUL)*
18 Sell to the highest bidder the torn tunic of oaf (7,3) AUCTION OFF (TUNIC OF OAF)*
20 Indian woman returns from Asian country (4) IRAN (NARI<)
23 Almost call couple of Romans in artificial environment (2,5) IN VITRO (INVITe ROmans)
24 When epics are the same when seen either way (5) SAGAS <>
26 Batman becomes tiny! (6) BANTAM (BATMAN)*
          Remembered those cocky 'Bantam' books
27 Partridge found in Argentina mountains (7) TINAMOU (T)
         The world's deadliest assassin according to R Ludlum. The name "Tinamou!" with the exclamation mark kept popping up all over the book
28 Underground air turbulence at administrative department (11) SECRETARIAT (SECRET AIR* AT)

Down
2 Queen relaxed the sick (6) QUEASY (QU EASY)
3 Not right to quarrel in fit of shivering (4) AGUE (ArGUE)
4 Allow public access to tutorial in worship (10) DECLASSIFY (CLASS in DEIFY)
5 Couple linger in a place of faith (8) RELIGION (LInger in REGION)
6 Number of goods in kitchen initially lacking algae (7) NOSTOCS (NO STOCkS) New word for me
7 Whipping boy beaten up atop cages (9) SCAPEGOAT (ATOP CAGES)*
8 Religious accountant looking back frightened (6) SACRED (SCARED with CA<)
13 Roman adult broke set of washing machines? (10) LAUNDROMAT (ROMAN ADULT)*
14 Aims my gun by mistake at the lyceum (9) GYMNASIUM (AIMS MY GUN)*
17 Evil chief scientist beheads priest (8) SINISTER (S + mINISTER
19 The left leave the meeting depressed (7) CONCAVE (CONCLAVE - L)
21 Government, for instance, put into frost (6) REGIME (EG in RIME)
22 Odd Russian monarch embraces ballad of Mozambique group (6) TSONGA (SONG in TsAr) New word for me
25 Russian monarch sent back wise man, became a celebrity (4) STAR (TSAR with ST<)


26 comments:

  1. Nice one from Anon. I managed to save my samosa from Tsonga but nostocs ate it

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  2. I knew Tsonga only as a tennis player. Now I think he may have a Mozambic connection.

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    1. His father was from Congo as per Wiki

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    2. However, some one else here has a Mozambique connection ...

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    3. Served in Mozambique for a while?

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    4. Yes, I went there in 1993, for a recce, as my Company was to be deployed as part of the UN Task Force in Mozambique

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  3. I think 9D has to be SACRED (CA reveresd in Scared) def. being religious. I put in Scared and had to change to accommodate 'Chateau'.

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    1. My error when composing the blog. Otherwise, as you rightly said, I could not have built the chateau in that spot. Thanks, Paddy

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  4. Good one from Anon. In 10A , is protected from OK? That doesn't denote A getting inside Clash

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  5. Similar Couple linger also is not very proper in my mind.

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    1. Tongue in cheek: Too much lingering by the couple will lead to familiarity and that leads to breeding.

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    2. The same 'Couple' appear a couple of times in 23Ac and 5Dn!!

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    3. ...and not to forget the Russian in in 22D and 25Dn!

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  6. A couple of asides from TH:
    "The programme will be aired on January 27, the Prime Minister revealed himself on Thursday through a series of tweets and asked for questions from the public." Should it be the PM himself revealed, if at all himself is required. What does revealed himself mean?

    Alan Turing described as a "Nazi code-breaking genius" where the intent is qualify code as Nazi code and not Turing himself

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    1. My my! That would be some revelation.

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  7. Somewhat tough but could manage 80%. A nice puzzle though. Thanks, Anon.

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  8. Nice puzzle. Felt like raising a building out of blocks(solid ones).11&23a and17&19d are good slices.Really a good day for xie lovers thanks Anon.

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  9. 22d I stumbled upon csonka who, unfortunately happens to be an American football player which caused me a fly in the ointment.

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  10. Kishore :'Too much lingering by the couple will lead to familiarity and that leads to breeding.Tongue in cheek

    Cheek in tongue: Too much familiarity will lead to coupling that will breed a family?

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    1. I mistakenly read it as bleeding. :-( wrong hand

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  11. Everyone has been advised by a 'Swamiji' to have 4 children!! (Tongues in cheek)

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