Friday, 20 February 2015

No 11323, Friday 20 Feb 2015, Scintillator


As usual I am stumped by Scintillator.

ACROSS
1   Not completely familiar with going out, I believe, in gown (6) KIMONO Anno pending (Addendum - {K{IMO}NOwn} - See comments)
4   Two properties cut in half by popular liquidator (8) ASSASSIN {ASSets}{ASSets}{IN}
9   Government arresting soldier is concerning me (6) REGIME {RE}{GI}{ME}
10 Small pan manages small range of doable tasks (5,3) SKILL SET {SKILL {S}ET}
12 Relating to a part of meal by all means (2,6) OF COURSE [DD]
13 A team of three incited a riot to subjugate King (6) TROIKA {TROI{K}A*}
15 Recoiling of somewhat smooth and slippery beings (4) EELS kEELS<=
16 Article rejecting a clan (lineage)'s misguided loyalty (10) ALLEGIANCE {A}{C+LINEAGE}* C for clan? Anno not clear (Addendum - {A+CLan+LINEAGE}* - See comments)
19 Holy ceremony conducted by a palmist (3,7) LAY BAPTISM*
20 Eastern sport concerns picking up a certain ring (4) SUMO (~some}{SUM}{O}
23 Extremely trustworthy operations director meets new business head (6) TYCOON {Tr...hY}{COO}{N}
25 Private-corporation split? (4-4) (Addendum - HARA-KIRI - See comments)
27 What could make an estate cool, perhaps (8) RADIATOR [CD] ?
28 Was he defeated by Prince Baji Rao? (6) PESHWA {Pr...e}{ESHWA*}
29 A method to have hair on hide (4,4) LOCK AWAY {LOCK} {A}{WAY}
30 Guru's BSE index ultimately falling by 90% (6) SENSEI {SENSEx}{I} (Addendum - {SENSEx and 90% of that fallen X}- See comments)

DOWN
1   A profligate's over-drunk after grand entertainment (7) KARAOKE {K}{A}{RAKE+O}* (Addendum - {K}{A}{RA{O}KE} - See comments)
2   In a chattering bird, partly I see a friend with charm (9) MAGICALLY {MAGpie}{I}{C}{ALLY}
3   PK trashed bumpkin's make-believe aura (6) NIMBUS BUMpkIN'S*
5   Interest in alcoholic drink (4) SAKE [DD]
6   Disinclined to reacting sensitively (8) ALLERGIC [DD]
7   Tiramisu's high-density contents can make another dish (5) SUSHI [T]
8   That could be unbreakable lawsuit for a freak (7) NUTCASE {NUT}{CASE}
11 Set apart tardiest person? (7) ISOLATE {1}{SO}{LATE}
14 Female artists sadly sigh as he takes top off (7) GEISHAS {SIGH+AS+hE}*
17 Rather hot sunrise diffusedly encourages growth (9) NOURISHES {HOt+SUNRISE}*
18 Guess an artist's no coming back after goodbye (8) SAYONARA {SAY}{ON<=}{AR<=}{A}
19 Former area between two sides, belonging to sides (7) LATERAL {L}ATERA{L} Anno pending (Addendum - {LATE}{R}{A}{L} - See comments}
21 Art that's not half creative noted by friend in Paris (7) ORIGAMI {ORIGinal}{AMI}
22 Induce leader of eugenists to procure a man's sperm? (6) GAMETE {G{A}M}ET}{Eu...s}
24 College has rules overseeing digital software (5) CODEC {CODE}{C}
26 Sprouts, oats, yoghurt and _ - sources of protein (4) SOYA Acrostic

GRID

52 comments:

  1. 19 Former area between two sides, belonging to sides (7) LATERAL {L}ATERA{L} Anno pending

    I think it's LATE (former) plus A (area) in R and L (sides)
    LATE R(A)L

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  2. 1 Not completely familiar with going out, I believe, in gown (6) KIMONO Anno pending
    not completely familiar = know(-n), with going out (-w) = kno I believe = IMO = in my opinion in = insert indicator K(IMO)NO

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  3. 1 Not completely familiar with going out, I believe, in gown (6) KIMONO
    {KNO(-w)} +IMO (in my opinion)

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  4. In 27a 'estate' is 'estate car'.
    This phrase 'estate car' has appeared in THC. I think I clued it.

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  5. 16 Article rejecting a clan (lineage)'s misguided loyalty (10) ALLEGIANCE

    A CLAN LINEAGE (-an)

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  6. 16 Article rejecting a clan (lineage)'s misguided loyalty (10) ALLEGIANCE {A}{C+LINEAGE}* C for clan? Anno not clear

    {A Clan (-an) + lineage} = ALLEGIANCE

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    1. Thanks again R&S, I missed out on that second L

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  7. 4A reminded me of how our friend Banta parsed ASS ASS I NATION - ek gadha, uske peechhe aur ek gadha, uske peechhe main, uske peechhe sara desh... :-)

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    1. Welcome back "Id ka chand" with your recollection of jokes.

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  8. 25 Private-corporation split? (4-4) HARA-KIRI

    (A ritual form of suicide, by slashing the abdomen, formerly practiced in Japan, and commanded by the government in the cases of disgraced officials....Freedict)

    Corporation = abdomen

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    1. As usual I am amazed Sandhya, Thanks.

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    2. Private - soldier - official

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    3. Private here I think is used in the sense of 'One's own'. That is splitting one's own stomach

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  9. 1A Rengaswamy's anno is correct. You need to add (-n) to the annotation.

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  10. Was just able to do 40%. One day should pick up Scintillator's puzzle without knowing he has set and try it.

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  11. A Japanese theme. If only had I smelt it.

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    1. Oh, completely overlooked that!

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  12. 30 Guru's BSE index ultimately falling by 90% (6) SENSEI {SENSEx}{I}

    I didn't get the anno for I.

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    1. I think I is from Index, but then the deletion indicator is wrongly placed

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    2. What is 90% doing in the clue?

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    3. That explains the I then :)

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    4. Had to be a Chequer to get that :-)

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    5. I'm not clear about this?

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    6. See my take on the Anno in the main post

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    7. Falling in 30 ac is doing double duty? For removing x as well as removing 90%?

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    8. Got it but does the clue convey that exactly?

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    9. Sensex ultimately is X
      x= 10
      10-10*(90/100)= 1
      1= I
      so Sensex becomes sensei
      Clear Raghu? :-)

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    10. Thanks. I got how X becomes 1, but was not clear whether the instruction was clear ;-). It is.

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  13. IMO, Skill Set is not a range of doable tasks. Its a range of abilities.

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  14. 1   A profligate's over-drunk after grandentertainment (7) KARAOKE {K}{A}{RAKE+O}*

    K A RA (O) KE?
    I took drunk as insertion ind

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    1. That's right. Otherwise like a couple of days back, becomes an indirect anagram

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    2. If it is insertion ind, then Drinks/Drank would be better. Drunk is an adjective,

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    3. Drunk is a past participle of 'drink' the verb

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  15. Scintillating crossword today. Could get only 3 at first glance. TROIKA, SOYA and TYCOON. Then I glanced at the blog to get the balance.

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  16. Arigato Scintillator...

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    1. Srividya, you're taking over from The Battosai?

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  17. Many happy returns of the day Exa. May you keep churning out endless CW's.

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  18. How do Scintillator & Neyartha compare- on a toughness scale? This round I did better with Neyartha!

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    1. I can only say I am waiting for Incognito!

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  19. Wish you many many more happy returns of the day Exa bhai

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  20. Thanks Col, Ajeesh, Lakshmi and Paddy :)

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