Saturday, 9 May 2015

No 11390, Saturday 09 May 2015, The Phantom


Lots of holes today

Across

1 Orders sacking section’s head after purge backfired (10) DIRECTIONS {DIR<=}{sECTIONS}
6 Sultry maiden’s naked reflection (4) WARM {WAR<=}{M}
10 Altered bill likely to attract excise duty (7) ADAPTED {AD}{APT}{ED}
11 Alley having yellow and red lights (7) TORCHES {T{ORCHE}S<=} Alley Backstreet= TS
12 Person beside me actually caught Pat returning to steal ring (9) NEIGHBOUR {NEIGH}{B{O}UR<=} addenda NEIGH from ~NAY see comments
13 Time to release paper publication (5) ISSUE {tISSUE}
14 Word’s out to help servants (5) MAIDS {M{AID}S}
15 One leaves army career for fusing metals (9) SOLDERING {SOLDiERING}
17 Showed complete involvement in building design (9) SIGNALLED {SIGN{ALL}ED*}
21 Soft copy starting to replace writing sheet (5) PAPER {P}{APE}{R}
22 Commercial’s part of endless disturbance in set, for example (5) RADIO {R{AD}IOt}
24 Places for storing containers carrying provisions (9) CUPBOARDS {CUP{BOARD}S}
26 View owl’s head and wing (7) OPINION {O}{PINION}
27 One leaving South American country with title for family (7) SURNAME {SURiNAME}
28 The old road ahead is an eyesore (4) STYE {ST}{YE}
29 Bird kept in focus from a small distance (10) CENTIMETRE {CEN{TIME}TRE} addenda

Down

1 Ditch painter involved in racket (5) DRAIN {D{RA}IN}
2 Discovering self in true life (9) REALIZING {REAL}{I}{ZING}
3 Bone loss seen in chest scan leads to problems (7) CATCHES  {CHEST sCAn}* Bone=SN? {CAT}{CHESt} see comments
4 Transport iron rods right away inside building (7) INDOORS {IRON rODS}*
5 Organic cane raised near Russian river (7) NATURAL {NAT<=}{URAL}
7 On way back, what’s consumed by mule from these trees? (5) ASHES {AS{HE<=}S} addenda
8 This writer initially scribbled something on tattered green page (9) MESSENGER Anno pending {ME}{Scribbled}{Something}{ENGER*} see comments
9 Mark reports what a maker of ale does … (6) BRUISE {~BREWS}
14 … spreads corn on space above roof of storehouse (9) MUSHROOMS {MUSH}{ROOMS} Anno Pending {MUSH}{ROOM}{Storehouse} see comments
16 Key left in care of person opens the thing (9) IMPORTANT {I{M{PORT}AN}T} see comments
18 Best clothes to wear with style primarily for handsome man (6) ADONIS {A{DON}I}S}
19 Silence is interpreted as consent (7) LICENSE*
20 Standards maintained inside department store (7) DEPOSITS {DEP{OSI}T} or {DEP{OSI<=}T} Standards=ISO, Maintained = Kept up 
21 Plan quiet trip around Greece (7) PROGRAM {P}{RO{GR}AM} see comments
23 Lady I employed (5) DAILY* &lit
25 Eliminate smell rising from dirty surroundings (5) addenda SCENE {obSCENE} 

Addenda

Reference List

Maiden=M,Bill=AD,Excise Duty=ED,Alley=Backstreer=TS,Ring=O,Time=T,WORD=MS,One=I,Soft=P,Commercial=AD,The Old=YE,Road=ST
Painter=RA,Self=I,Bone=T,What=EH,Left=PORT,Thing=IT,BEST=A-One=AI,Standards=OSI,Queit=P,Greek=GR,Smell=Body Odour=BO

GRID

60 comments:

  1. 16D - {I}{M{PORT}AN}{T(-hing)}

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  2. I am sure all of you join me in wishing Mrs. & Col. Gopinath all The very best on their wedding anniversary. May there be many more ...

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    1. The rest of the bloggers join us in wishing you and Gita on your wedding anniversary as well

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    2. Happy anniversary - Col.
      Happy anniversary - Kishore

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    3. Thomson and Thompson or Tweedledee and Tweedledum?

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    4. Happy Wedding Anniversary - Colonel Sir.
      Happy Wedding Anniversary - Kishore.

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    5. Happy anniversary to
      Mrs .& Col sir
      Mrs. & Mr. Kishore !

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    6. Wish you both a happy anniversary and many returns too! Both the couples!

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    7. Happy anniversary to both the couples!

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  3. 8D - {ME}{S(-cribbled)}{S(-omething)}(ENGER*} = Page

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  4. 14 spreads-defn
    Corn-mush
    Slace-room
    Roof of st...se -s

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  5. There's no reversal indicator in 11A and how does OCHRE become ORCHE?

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    1. I believe the orche is from OR CHE for yellow (or) and red (che)

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    1. Slang from Bird=Birdtime=Prison Time=Time

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  7. 25 looks like SCENE-surroundings, but anno not clear

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    1. dirty = obscene - smell = bo (body odour) <-

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  8. Bone loss seen in chest scan leads to problems (7) CATCHES {CHEST sCAn}* Bone=SN?

    scan = CAT + CHES(-T = bone)

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  9. Person beside me actually caught Pat returning to steal ring (9) NEIGHBOUR {NEIGH}{B{O}UR<=}

    actually = originally called = nee = ~neigh

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    1. I don't think nee 'actually' sounds like neigh.

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    2. Didn't realise it does. But was not intended that way.

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  10. Good stuff as usual from Phantom.

    Although I don't agree with WORD = MS

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    1. Yes, Bhavan, lost a lot of sleep over it last night, but it was too late to correct. Somehow manuscript's MS stuck in my mind (and also from MS Word)

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  11. Happy Wedding Anniversary Col and Kishore.

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  12. Too late but still join others in wishing a happy Wedding Anniversary to Col. & Kishore. What a coincidence!!

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  13. Curious to know what is the intended anno for 'neighbour'. Though I filled I am still not clear about the anno.

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    1. Neigh.~ nay

      from Chambers: nay; indeed, really, actually, in fact, in truth, certainly, absolutely, to be sure

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  14. 28A- What does 'Ye' stand for?

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  15. Happy Anninvesary Colonel
    Happy Anniversary Kishore

    So how will it appear if we wish happy anniversary Colonel & Kishore :)

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    1. In fact, my first intended greeting was - Wishing both Colonel and Kishore - Happy Wedding Anniversary! Later changed to one @ 8:58 am. :)

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    1. Remember discussion a few days back about using Chambers when in doubt?

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  17. Happy wedding anniversary, Col
    Happy wedding anniversary, Kishore

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  18. Let me don the robes of MB - Defns. are to be highlitghted for AC - 6, 17, 21, 27, 29 & DN - 7, 8, 16, 21, 25

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  19. Happy wedding anniversary to Deepak, Kishore and the two Gitas.

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  20. Happy wedding anniversary to Deepak-Gita & Kishore-Gita

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  21. Happy wedding anniversary to Deepak-Gita & Kishore-Gita

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  22. Thanks a ton to everyone for the greetings

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  23. Happy anniversary to
    Mrs .& Col sir
    Mrs. & Mr. Kishore

    Too late.... better late than never...

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  24. Happy Wedding Anniversary to couple of couples of this blog. - D&G & K&G

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  25. Thanks, everone for your greetings and good wishes. good night to all

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  26. Many happy returns of the Day to both couples!

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