Friday, 8 May 2015

No 11389, Friday 08 May 2015, Sunnet


Do I need to say who is back and with what and what?

ACROSS
1   Almost a month after gunmen sent back a warrior (6) ARJUNA {AR<=}{JUNe}{A} RA - Royal Artillery
4   Frictions left out from endless daily affairs (8) CHAFINGS {CHAr}{FlINGS}
10 Capone a drug dealer? He tried to make 16 using 19 (9) ALCHEMIST {AL}{CHEMIST}
11 See state of neighbourhood pub (5) LOCAL {LO}{CAL}
12 Place uranium in pipe (5) HOUSE {HO{U}SE}
13 Advantage of whirling viper with one branch (9) PRIVILEGE {PRIV{1}{LEG}E*}
14 Planet's temperature (7) MERCURY [DD]
16 Money in Mongol dominion (4) GOLD [T]
19 Sounding like guided bullets (4) LEAD (~led)
21 Like a certain complex reference book found by one friend (7) OEDIPAL {OED}{1}{PAL}
24 Australia — One spot where this protective top cover is missing (5,4) OZONE HOLE {OZ}{ONE} {HOLE}
25 Rubbed medical man with explosive (5) DRIED {DR}{IED}
26 Designs of Poles following red army (5) PLANS {PLA}{N}{S}
27 Average spell for the moment (9) MEANWHILE {MEAN}{WHILE}
28 Engineers securing outside part of Rockfort by making a second attempt (8) RETRYING {RE}{T{Ro...t}YING}
29 O! For some fresh air! (6) OXYGEN [DD]

DOWN
1   Curse all articles written by mother (8) ANATHEMA {AN}{A}{THE}{MA}
2   Court's right next to sailor's incomplete loom (8) JACQUARD {JACk}QUARD Anno not clear (Addendum - {JACk}{QUA{R}D} - See comments)
3   Relative backing one German church (5) NIECE {NIE<=}{CE}
5   Striking metallic sound after murder (7) HITTING {HIT}{TING}
6   Satisfied if dull elf is ragged (9) FULFILLED*
7   Scratch the Spanish coin (6) NICKEL {NICK}{EL}
8   Piece where Liberal is pulled down to second spot (6) SILVER S(-l)I(+l)LVER
9   Just a smart card practice (6) SIMPLY {SIM}{PLY}
15 Employ the French arch without any purpose (9) USELESSLY {USE}{LES}SLY}
17 Joining broken lips with a bit of citrus and gin mixture (8) SPLICING {LIPS*}{Ci...s}{GIN*}
18 Batter's bound leg collapsed (8) BLUDGEON*
20 Guard rum and room (7) DOORMAN*
21 A road on which you can't go back (3-3) ONE-WAY [CD]
22 Policeman for every policeman (6) COPPER {COP}{PER}
23 Blue horse's key (6) COBALT {COB}{ALT}
25 Moisture on tool to remove a sticky substance (5) DEWAX {DEW}{AX}

GRID

14 comments:

  1. 2 Court's right next to sailor's incomplete loom (8) JACQUARD {JACk}QUARD Anno not clear

    Probably: JAC + QUA(R)D. QUAD = Court

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  2. 2 Court's right next to sailor's incomplete loom (8) JACQUARD

    {JACk}{QUA(R)D}
    Court QUAD has right R
    next to
    Sailor is incomplete JAC[-k]

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  3. 'Elementary' my dear Col! ;-)

    I meant your opening line.

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    1. More than elements, these are metals.

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  4. You can include Oxygen, Ozone & Alchemist making a chemistry class.

    Alchemist, Anathema - nice clues

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  5. A brain teasing puzzle! I was almost there but for ARJUNA!! Couldn't parse JACQUARD & COBALT. Never new HIT means MURDER. Overall enjoyed solving. Thanks Sunnet. :)

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  6. Ypu should def. be knowing hitman as a murderer.
    Same pinch as far as the misses are concerned.
    So that makes it a hit & miss.

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  7. Suresh,there are several claimants. You are not alone.

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  8. Very interesting cw thanks to interesting &intriguing type of clues.1,10,21A,2,23d Even blind shots worked.All told a well rounded entertainer. Thanks Sunnet.

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  9. Thanks for all the comments. All the elements marked by Col. were known to Alchemists. Discovery of oxygen is considered as the end of alchemy & beginning of chemistry

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  10. Oh! Really! That's interesting. I never read about it nor thought along those lines. Now that you mention it it sounds logical.Thank you for this interesting info in addition to the enjoyable CW.

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  11. Lovely clues Ramesh! But missed out Arjuna and Jacquard :-( :-(

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