Monday, 9 February 2015

No.11313, Monday 09 Feb 2015, Gridman

I am sorry, though these are unmentionables, I have to say : A delightful inside job - Yeh andar ki baat hai !

Starred clues have no definitions. Their solutions belong to the same category.

Across
    1  *The man, married, is in church (7)  CHEMISE (C(HE M IS)E)
    5  *Bachelor gets a new one with a bit of nicety (6) BANIAN (B(A N I)A N)
  10  Trainee crashes in Liverpool racecourse (7) AINTREE (TRAINEE)*
  11  Regret over old father making music (7) EUROPOP (RUE< O POP)
  12 Someone who flies looking for bugs (4,5) TEST PILOT CD 
  13  *Change a key (5) SHIFT (3D, including the starred one)
  14  Attractive, horny woman takes no sides in show (4) EXPO (sEXPOt) Woof!
  15  *And German everts badly (9) UNDERVEST (UND EVERTS*)  
  18  *Army officers, that is on! (9) BRASSIERE (BRASS IE RE) 
  20  *Small, impudent rejoinder (4) SLIP (S LIP)
  24  Refers to locales that are mentioned (5) CITES (~SIGHTS ~SITES)
  25  Star men on tossed-about decks (9) ORNAMENTS (STAR MEN ON)*
  26  *T, not T T T T... (7) SINGLET (SINGLE T, not many Ts)
  27  Not made public: shaken Anu and I are embarrassed (7) UNAIRED ((ANU I)*+RED)
  28  Suggests it stops in a different way (6) POSITS (IT STOPS)*
  29  *Good - good man has a circle (1-6) G-STRING (G ST RING)

Down
    2  Cuts the conversation with Dutch boy over girl in high place (5,2) HANGS UP (HAN(G)S UP)
    3  Greek nymph in firmer operation (6) MEROPE (T)
    4  Explaining something in detail letter by letter (8,2,3) SPELLING IT OUT (CD,DD)
    6  In avenue, undergarment is upside down - it's irritating (8) ABRASIVE (A(BRA IS< )VE)
    7  Suggests rogue utters falsehoods (7) IMPLIES (IMP LIES)
    8  Apartment restriction peons dismantled over time (2,4) NO PETS (PEONS* around T)
    9  *Disparage relationships (7) PANTIES (PAN TIES)                
  11  Preteen nurser turns out business persons (13) ENTREPRENEURS (PRETEEN NURSER)*      
  16  What a curious child does - makes  extraordinary demands (4,1,3) ASKS A LOT (2)
  17  Record one's poem for TV series segment (7) EPISODE  (EP 1’S ODE)
  19  Artist's terrible sting of classifications (7) RATINGS (RA STING*)
  21  Film investor's hope in marathon (4,3)  LONG RUN (2)  
  22  Move to drink goes haywire (4,2)  ACTS UP (ACT SUP)
  23  Harm mischievous boy's appearance (6) IMPAIR (IMP AIR)

GRID

53 comments:

  1. One of the T's seems to have fallen into 28A by mistake

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    1. All that I can say is: "Apologies".
      The CWD went thru many checks but the extra T proved elusive.

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    2. I am going out now and will be away all day. So no further Comments are possible.

      Before that, let me add a note: The photo was taken with my mini iPad from a mid-landing/balcony on the first floor of an ancient apartment building in Kalkota during a visit in mid-last year. It was a brief pause as I was climbing up to the second floor. My wife was just a little ahead but she had no clue as to what I was up to.

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    3. Buzzer has passed on a T.

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    4. Yesterday's left over T, as rightly pointed out by P.

      Yesterday's surplus T also figures in 26A (6 Ts in all) and in 9a as PAN Ts

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    5. Buzzer has passed on a T.

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    6. Different kettle of T/ tea/ cha.

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    7. Sorry CV Sir, but I find the pic inappropriate unless it was given voluntarily by the person who owns the objects of interest in it. Maybe they do not have private space in their home to hang stuff to dry, or whatever, but that doesn't mean we could take pictures of a person's intimate wear and post them on an open blog.

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    8. Apologies, SU. Taken down.

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    9. I had thought it was ok since the owner was not identified nor inhabiting them. But I see what you mean

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  2. GM has vested interest today.

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  3. Yesterday's regular Sunday CW had this clue

    18 Funny, Colonel drinking mineral (7) COMICAL {CO{MICA}L} It's not funny! I'll be drinking Vodka at Noon today and not mineral !!

    What happened at the S&B meet yesterday was definitely not funny as those who attended would know. My apologies to all those who attended. It is something which has happened to me for the first time in my life and I have no clue as to how it happened as I definitely did not overindulge. In fact when discussing the matter with Kishore later I find that certain periods of time have totally disappeared from my memory as though I had a total blackout, I just do not remember handing over the prizes to Kishore and Mohsin. My apologies once again.

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    1. No Ajeesh. I had to correct from 'sites' to 'cites' to accommodate 'Acts up'.

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    2. I think 'mentioned' is the homophone indicator.

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  5. Unexpected samosas today!
    The initial lines about *ed clues put me out a bit, but I persisted and soon enough things started settling down. Thank you Gridman for a nice inside view. He has gone on from half back (support) to fullback today!
    Kishore,
    14A- The solution to be corrected to Expo. Overwhelmed by the sexpot?

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    1. Yes, sir. That too with all that lingerie ...

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  6. Last year's IXL I got a chauffer (sheaffer pen). This year's Anniversary puzzle got me a parker. I am yet to buy a limo.

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  7. Left in a limbo? Wait for the next competition.

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    1. Some butter in a limo? Lots of persons doing this puzz may think of another word that rhymes with limbo

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    2. sorry .. a bit too deep for this bimbo :)

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    3. Hi, are you the lady who attended the meet yesterday?

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    4. It's a long way from Lilongwe, Srividya

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  8. I could latch on to starred items only after getting G-String, right at the bottom! (of CW). Thereafter no looking back! All fell in place. Thanks, Gridman, for the super entertainer.

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    1. I am aware that air force personnel are aware of the effects of the G forces on the human body

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    2. (G)ridman seems to have given a long rope to MB!

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    3. G(man forces string)

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  9. Regarding the opening remark about "unmentionables" let me assure you that we are all 'broad' minded

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  10. 27 Not made public: shaken Anu and I are embarrassed (7) UNAIRED (ANU AND I)*

    Where has 'R' in the Anno gone pl? Something fishy in the clue?!

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    1. Please undergo the following comment

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  11. I think it should be-
    embarrassed- red
    (Anu I red)*

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  12. 26A brought me the old teaser - What is this word "GTTT" - Oru G Naal T - originality

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    1. The missing T in your clue is appearing in 28A.

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    2. TA Renga for the "SUPPORT" Sorry MB, for the typo

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  13. Good one ... Ended up taking a holiday today ...

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    1. No wonder. The amount of bitter guzzled would KO anybody.

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    2. Raat ko kao piyo din ko aaram karo

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    3. Din me piya to thoda gadbad ho gaya!

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  14. Have a heart who had to travel. It was a nice big gathering and i am glad I was able to join though at the tail end.
    Thank you MB & Kishore (wondering why K has a hangover though being a double T)

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  15. Splendid.GM- great magician. Virtually I was walked thro' the length and breadth of the matrix emanating magic. His clues act as that of a magical wand. My cod is 26a.Tanks GM.

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  16. An excerpt from today's madras Miscellany column by Muthiah in today's Chennai edition-
    "Boddam was also responsible for persuading the local citizenryto found a 'Pinjrapole'. How many have heard this word and anyone have any clue to its origin?

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  17. PINJRAPOLE: There is a place in Central Bombay by this name?

    Something to do with a trap ? I remember vaguely that this was the Trafalgar Square OF Bombay with lots of pigeons Gutturogooing to be fed ? I stand to be corrected !

    Today"s theme by Gridman has at last betrayed that COD of his that I I was hinting at all along which none of you cryptic solvers could discern nor decipher !!

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  18. I reckon, I'm mistaken. Though there is a place in Bombay called Pinjrapole, I got it worng for Kabootarkhana ! Pinjrapole is a shelter home for Stray animal, cattle and such like, created by the British Raj-- a form of SPCA !

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