Friday, 22 May 2015

No 11401, Friday 22 May 2015, Neyartha


Note: Starred clues carry no direct definition, but they are all types of a geometric shape

ACROSS
1   It might get written after a person's departure (8) OBITUARY [E]
5   Rubble found by the young socialite and a gentleman from the east (6) DEBRIS {DEB}{RIS<=}
9   Greek character goes around Romania and America's south-east for the bridal wardrobe (9) TROUSSEAU {T{RO}{US}{SE}AU}
11 A sandwich without the topping for one who advocates (5) URGER bURGER
12 Clumsy boats returning to pick up Bill Knight's medieval musical instrument (7) SACKBUT SACKBUT {S{AC}{K}BUT<=}
14 Lamppost set up without son's hand-held computing device (7) PALMTOP LAMPPOsT*
15 Selected trio in trouble with the polygraphs (3,9) LIE DETECTORS*
17 Factors related to mental measurements (12) PSYCHOMETRIC [E]
20 English poet in Switzerland for sulphur in a dish (7) CHAUCER (-s+ch)CHAUCER
22 Oriental sign found outside the diary with a short poem (7) EULOGIE {E}U{LOG}IE Anno pending. (Addendum - ECLOGUE - {E}{C{LOG}UE} - See comments)
23 Medieval German pope and Italian philosopher condemned for heresy (5) BRUNO [DD/GK]
24 Protestant encountered folded dhotis inside (9) METHODIST {ME{DHOTIS*}T}
26 Rage revealed in letters from the Tennessee theatre ... (6) SEETHE [T]
27 ... next to the leading aspirin dispensary just around central Etowah's new terminal (8) ADJACENT Acrostic

DOWN
1   *Pushy four move out after the monarch abdicates (6) OBTUSE OBTrUSivE
2   *Sees coils getting unwound (9) ISOSCELES*
3   Raises part of the teacup set (3) UPS [T]
4   German physicist with an Indian herbal soap turns up for an X-ray (13) ROENTGENOGRAM {ROENTGEN}{OGRAM<=}
6   *Counterpart embracing retail development (11) EQUILATERAL {EQU{RETAIL*}AL}
7   *A religious ceremony for the auditor (5) RIGHT (~rite)
8   Left with no options, one might do this to a barrel's bottom (6) SCRAPE [CD]
10 Revolutionary to cure dependent at sea (13) UNPRECEDENTED*
13 Speaker's split fabric to make a garment (11) BREECHCLOTH (~breach){BREECH}{CLOTH}
16 Identify and appreciate (9) RECOGNISE [DD]
18 Diving apparatuses from South Carolina with Basu's uniform moved to the top (6) SCUBAS {SC}{(+u)UBAS(-u)}
19 Cross gets rid of the pawn in a set of seven and half a dozen (6) SEXTET SE(-p+x)XTET
21 *Copper carried by upset Greek character (5) ACUTE {A{CU}TE<=}
25 Star, becoming bright, needs no introduction to the eggs (3) OVA nOVA

GRID

14 comments:

  1. 22 Oriental sign found outside the diary with a short poem (7) E{C{LOG}UE}

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  2. Yes, it is 10D.
    I could never have have imagined completing a Neyartha CW, that too before 8.30! Samosas sound like peanuts. Definitely something far better is the need of the hour.Cloud 9,10,11,.....Thank you Neyartha.

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  3. First time success! Could at last crack a Neyartha puzzle!! No problem with Geometric clues. Thanks Neyartha, I thoroughly enjoyed solving it. :-)))

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  4. Same here also. Thank you Neyartha for the samosas! Enjoyed solving, that too, by 9.10. Very Happy!

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  5. Talking of triangles, we are familiar with some centes like centroid, incentre, circumcentre, orthocentre .... But curiously, more than 6000 'centres' are defined.... Pl refer http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Encyclopedia_of_Triangle_Centers

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  6. Gentle ride from Neyartha today, except for ECLOGUE which caused a hold-up. The triangles made life easy!

    The clue for 4d made me wonder if I was doing one of Sowmya's brand crosswords. :)

    Thanks to Neyartha and DG.

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  7. Superb! Thank you Kishore. So it requires a ref. to geometry to attract Kishore after a long gap!

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  8. My daughter studying in ninth, looking over my shoulder commented for 17 A: A tenth pass weirdo?

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  9. ...of 6000 parts,as per K's ref.!

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  10. Fellow bloggers may be in interested how Crossword Solvers got selected at Bletchley during WW II , the code breaker project made famous by Alan Turing, one of the greatest mathematician of our times.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-two/11151478/Could-you-have-been-a-codebreaker-at-Bletchley-Park.html

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