Monday, 4 May 2015

No 11385, Monday 04 May 2015, Vulcan


Plenty of doubts today!

ACROSS
1   End of summer. Day spent with family making a film (2,4,4) MY FAIR LADY {summeR+DAY+FAMILY}*
6   Country, without its leader, in trouble (4) PAIN sPAIN
10 Field position outside the cordon? (7) NONSLIP [CD]
11 A guest is off to welcome one high flier (7) AVIATOR {A}{VisI{A}TOR}
12 Persistent son, edgy, starting to get consumed by gambling (9) BESETTING {BE{S}{Edgy}TTING}
13 New and old artworks (5) EXTRA {EX}{ART*}
14 Dating men content with outward appearance (7) SEEMING {SEE{M}ING}
16 Large farm occupied the empty portion (7) TRANCHE {Th{RANCH}E}
17 Pains of arthritis suppressed to some extent (7) INSOFAR [T]
20 Delivery in cricket, say, pops oddly in (7) FLIPPER {FLI{PoPs}ER} SAY and FLIER? See comments
23 Peninsula of South India without a bit of doubt, incredible (5) SINAI {S{INA}I} Anno pending (Addendum - {S}{INdIA} - See comments)
24 Shocking example regarding religious leader absconding (9) EGREGIOUS {EG}{RE}{reliGIOUS} RELI and leader? (Addendum - {EG}{REG}{pIOUS} - See comments)
26 A roll prepared and say, eaten quickly (7) ALLEGRO {A{LL{EG}RO*}
27 Friend feeling inadequate about being a layman (7) AMATEUR {A{MATE}URa}
28 Farewell time, Australia beat India to end it all (2-2) TA-TA {T}{Au...a}-{beaT}{India} (Correction - {T}{a...iA}-{beaT}{India} - See comments)
29 A myth surrounding American carmaker or what their cars were (10) AFFORDABLE {A}{F{FORD}ABLE}

DOWN
1   1 billion without shelter or means of transport (7) MINIBUS {MIN{1}{B}US}
2   Female, independent, back in German city (7) FINESSE {F}{I}{NESSE<=} Where's the definition?
3   It's all over the place protecting the French island (5) ISLET {IS{LE}T*}
4   Running out of drinks during midnight (7) LAPSING {LAPS}{IN}{niGht}
5   Doctor, first off, grabbed a drink (7) DRAUGHT {DR}{cAUGHT}
7   Answer is not available in this piece of information, not stable (7) ASTATIC {A}{STAtisTIC} How does the T get deleted?
8   Drove over to evaluate and report (7) NARRATE {NAR<=}{RATE}
9   They write well in alliteration (8) LITERATI [T]
15 Break in with a gang armed with iron (8) INFRINGE {IN}{F{RING}E}
17 Readymade shake (7) INSTANT [CD]
18 It's worn one time (7) SINGLET {SINGLE}{T}
19 Turn, look around and say something quickly (4,3) REEL OFF {REEL<=} OFF Anno not clear
20 Artists in a North Dakota city, a mixed bag (7) FARRAGO {FAR{RA}GO}
21 Saw the lead pirate getting caught (7) PROVERB {P{ROVER}B}
22 Delay and start the point again (7) RESERVE [DD] (Addendum - {RE}{SERVE} - See comments)
25 University in Georgia, extremely revered and secure (5) GUARD {G{U}A}{Re...eD}

GRID

30 comments:

  1. 20 Delivery in cricket, say, pops oddly in (7) FLIPPER {FLI{PoPs}ER} SAY and FLIER?

    cricket, say = flier (insect)

    23 Peninsula of South India without a bit of doubt, incredible (5) SINAI {S{INA}I} Anno pending

    s + in(-d)ia*

    24 Shocking example regarding religious leader absconding (9) EGREGIOUS {EG}{RE}{reliGIOUS} RELI and leader?

    eg + reg + (p-)ious ... but not sure about reg=regarding if that was the intended anno

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    1. REG is an acronym for Regarding (Freedictionary)

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  2. Bhavan standing inside the setter's shoes? Incredible!

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  3. 21D- Where does the B come from?

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    1. Not happy with 'the' preceding lead.

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    2. I took 'Lead pirate as starting letter P. Thank you PS.

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    3. Paddy, you are Lead Padmanabhan!

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    4. But I did not get the lead!

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    5. Thank heavens you did not! It was at a potential difference of 11000v visavis the earth

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    6. Paddy's email ID has lead in it...

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  4. 7 Answer is not available in this piece of information, not stable (7) ASTATIC {A}{STAtisTIC} How does the T get deleted?

    Could it be IS = It is = 'tis?

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    1. I too thought but then there would have been a big goof up, having to miss out a comma/ colon/ hyphen after 'answer' and 'tis'.

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  5. Also, not clear about 10A. If we take 'Field position' as def. there is none such. Do we take the whole clue as def.?

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  6. Felt bad not getting to 'My Fair lady'. Did not even recognise it as an anagram.

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    1. The fair lady was not fair enough to help you out in this regard. ;-)

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  7. Found going tough. Plenty of blanks.

    Haven't come across NONSLIP earlier.

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  8. Slipped on Nonslip & missed the samosa. Was a tough one today
    Had 22D as Delay = Defn & {Re Serve} = Start the point again

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  9. 28 Farewell time, Australia beat India to end it all (2-2) TA-TA {T}{Au...a}-{beaT}{India}

    I think the 1st A is from the end of Australia.

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    1. Yes, in that case anno will be - {T}{au...A}-{beaT}{indiA}

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  10. Not my day. Slogged to somehow get a decent showing. Tough for me

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  11. Not my day. Slogged to somehow get a decent showing. Tough for me

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  12. In my opinion, some setters throw their puzzles as a challenge. That's why it becomes tough for some, like me.

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