Saturday, 13 June 2015

No 11420, Saturday 13 Jun 2015, Afterdark


Plenty of action today

Across

1   Wrong time to leave setter eat outside road; natural surroundings results in fever (11) TEMPERATURE {TEM}{P{E{R}AT}URE}
9   State's fund distributed around headquarters of Indian Navy command (7) APPOINT  {AP}{PO{I}{N}T}
10 Selection of text remembered is extraordinary (7) EXTREME (T)
11 Logotype different for loo outside country (5) EGYPT {loGoTYPE}*
12 Performance shifted to open-air (9) OPERATION {TO OPEN-AIR}*
13 Second class rate in train... (5) LEARN {L}{EARN}
15 ...PSU's misinterpreted, reason given by Enforcement Directorate put on the back burner (9) SUSPENDED {SUSP*}{END}{ED}
18 Hopeless meeting without Spain king's return (9) DESPERATE {D{ESP}{ER}ATE} What is the role of return?
21 Trends suggest matches exhibit bad end (5) TIDES {TI{D}ES}
22 Bought a local tailless dog owned by clergyman (9) PURCHASED {PUb}{R{CHASE}D} Clergyman=RD? See comments
24 Nobody gives money endlessly to follow natural order (2-3) NO-ONE {mONEy}-{N}{O}
26 Say, banker when chasing dollars is graceful (7) SLENDER {S}{LENDER}
27 Left without son and survived (7) EXISTED {EXI{S}TED}
28 Thailand managed errant Feds, contained mistake and relocated (11) TRANSFERRED {T}{RAN}{SF{ERR}ED*}

Down

1   Covered team leader's party at valley retreat (9) TRAVELLED {T}{RAVE}{LLED<=}
2   Listless poem rewritten by Shelley at last (5) MOPEY {MOPE*}{Y}
3   Living with former spouse is uneasy for the auditor (9) EXISTENCE {EX}{IS}{TENCE}(~TENSE}
4   Forces cat to jump on a wayward son (7) ACTIONS {ACT*}{I}{ONS}
5   Vain American, to a smaller extent consumes drug (7) USELESS {US}{E}{LESS}
6   Essentially net tax workings takes rupee in addition (5) EXTRA {E}{XT{R}A}
7   Hinted about man in daughter’s department taking bribe at the end (8) REMINDED {RE}{M}{IN}{D}{E}{D}
8   Noticed sailors leaving America (4) SEEN {SEamEN}
14 Fascinated by gold worn by exotic babes with diamonds (8) ABSORBED {ABS{OR}BE*}{D}
16 Engineer, at 10.10 took note: Electron velocity turns up unlimited... (9) EXTENSIVE {E}{X}{TEN}{SI}{V E<=}
17 ...dropped to 500 sec in disarray and stopped (9) DESCENDED {D}{ESC*}{ENDED}
19 Force took out from surface-to-air bomb of a country (7) AUSTRIA {SUrfAce To AIR*}
20 To make sense by taking tips of Duckworth Lewis is boring (7)  ENDLESS {EN{DL}ESS*}
22 Stop working on mail (4) POST {STOP*}
23 If only Ali left Thailand riot... (5) HADN'T {THailAND*} Is defn correct?
25 ...faraway by different route (5) OUTER {ROUTE*}

Reference list

Setter=I,Road=R,State=AP(Andhra Pradesh),Enforcement Directorate=ED,Spain=ESP,King=ER (Edward Rex),Clergyman=RD(Reverend ? Rural Dean),Natural=N,Order=O,Dollars=S,Son=S,Thailand=T,Managed=Ran
 Former spouse=Ex,A=I(A=One & One=I),American=US,Drug=E(Ecstasy),Rupee=R,About=Re,Man=M,Daughter=D,Department=D,America=Am,Gold=OR,Diamonds=D,Engineer=E,10=X,Note=Si,Electron=E,Velocity=V,500=D

Color/Font Scheme

Definition,Solution,Component letters,Anagram Indicator,C/C indicator,Reversal Indicator,Hidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicator,Deletion Indicator,Homophone Indicator

57 comments:

  1. @Ramesh: Did you get your paper at 5:30? :P

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    1. No. But Col. had typed in the clues by that time & Richard also sent me the scanned copy of the CW. So managed to get it done.
      I had hit publish before scheduling it, hence you saw the solution appear for a few minutes & then disappear and reappear again at 8:30

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  2. 22A -Clergyman=RD?

    I guess RD is short for Reverend.

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    1. Thanks for the scanned copy of the CW. Guessed it was from Reverend, but could not find it in the usual places. Hence the question

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    2. Just noticed that you mentioned it in your reference list.

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    3. The usual abbreviations for Reverend are Rev., Revd and Rev'd. [Wikipedia]

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    4. In Anglican Church, Deans and Priors are usually styled as The Very Reverend, Abbots and Bishops as The Right Reverend, and Archbishops and primates as The Most Reverend.

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    5. RD for Rural Dean is found in Chambers. So there's no problem.

      Where's R for road from, in 1 a?

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    6. Thanks Raghu & Sandhya

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  3. Well earned samosa! Thank you Afterdark. It is all brightness.
    Very nice blogging by Ramesh. Lot of work.

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  4. Scored 85% only. Today also blanks in NW corner, except LEARN and MOPEY. Many clues reminded me Sankalak!

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  5. 16D- 'Si' for note? (I knew it from the Ref. list,but how?)

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    1. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/B_(musical_note)

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    2. Thank you Ramesh. Notes seem to have so many avatars.

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  6. 1 & 13A and 1&2 D were the last fills for me. I got 'Dell' of 1 D very late.

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  7. All the best to AD and Mrs on their silver wedding anniversary. Just came to know via FB

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  8. Best Wishes to Mrs & Mr. Shrikanth. Have a nice day out and enjoy.

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    1. Same from me too. Enjoy the day out much before it is dark. ;)

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    2. Enjoy after dark too ...

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    3. Not unexpectedly contrasting comments at 1003 and 1100 ;-)

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    4. Not contrasting, but complimentary. I have used 'too' so I am not precluding enjoyment before dark ... As long as AfterDark is a part of it ...

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    5. Raghu's comment @ 11:08 reminds me of a quote :


      "Two souls with but a single thought, Two hearts that beat as one".

      Quoted by: Friedrich Halm (Reg Wedding Anniversary)

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  9. Congratulations Mrs & Mr. Shrikanth. Wish you the best.

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  10. Best wishes to Mrs & Mr. Shrikanth on their wedding anniversary.

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  11. A spicy brain teasing puzzle! Got all but found wanting in parsing a couple of clues like 1ac TEMPERATURE & 8dn SEEN etc. Enjoyed though solving it. Thank you AD. :-)))

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    1. Addendum : 22ac PURCHASED : I was all at sea to parse it! Could get only PUb and that's all.

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    2. Caught unaware(s) by a 'chasing' DOG today! Most of the time it was a DOG 'tailing' me, as far as solving CW is concerned!!

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    3. Mostly I used to remember Dog = Cur(N) & Tail(V). Today it turned out to be Dog = Chase(V) in 22ac anno {PUb}{R{CHASE}D}

      Always learning something new!

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  12. Best wishes on your wedding anniversary Sri!

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  13. Happy versary to Mr Srikanth and Mrs Srikanth !

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    1. Uncle and Aunt illaye?

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    2. He knows only one Uncle!!

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    3. You said it, Deepak ... You've earned that 'seniority ' ;)

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    4. :-D Col, He will miss you tomorrow ;-)

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  14. Hi there.
    I m new in this crosswords filing.
    I got interest but I don't know how to fill.
    Could someone please send me some rules and tricks to fill it up.
    Thanks

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    1. Welcome to CW's and the blog.
      Please go to

      http://www.crosswordunclued.com/

      and you will get all the help you need and more and then of course keep following this blog.

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  15. To all friends here, Thanks for your good wishes on my birthday(12th june).
    Was out of station and saw the blog just now.Feeling good to be remebered in this group.

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  16. Happy Anniversary Shrikanths

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  17. @Srinivasan sir, belated b'day wishes !

    Mr. &Mrs. Shrikanth Happy anniversary !

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  18. "Come Saturday Morning" - the blog explodes into multitude of colours. It's colours galore today, twelve in all chosen by Ramesh under Color/Font Scheme to highlight various CW indicators! Hats off to him for his patience and enthusiam in trying to help/guide not only beginners but also average solvers like me. Superb blogging. Keep up the good work, Ramesh. :)

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    1. Typo : 'enthusiasm' & colours 10 not 12.

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    2. Now you know what you missed earlier, with a couple of colour blind individuals operating this blog ....

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    3. Haven't missed much earlier too with veterans blogging around here, I confess!

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    4. Anything more than 2 colours I stop counting

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  19. Best wishes on your wedding anniversary Sri!

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  20. Thanks to all you folks. It was a super day. That's all I can report as of now. After Dark let it be unsaid.

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  21. I hope that Shrikantji sees this . Happy silver wedding anniversary to you and the Lady of the House. Hope you did enjoy before AND After Dark as recommended by Kishore.. May God bless you both !.

    Dr Srinivasan. Happy birthday on 12th that went by. May many more 2th Junes come your way > God bless you.

    Since I'm in a time warp , can I be permitted to and pardoned as a late latif ? But the leit motif of the day is not still lost !!!

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  22. read the above as 12th Junes

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  23. Shrikant: In crosswords you are an expert in deletions and additions. On your wedding silver jubilee , may you and your better half both resolve to delete each other's faults and add each other's good values and solve life's mysteries ahead. God bless you both ! These are my sincere thoughts after solving today's crossie.: delete and add and solve ! I enjoyed it thoroughly .

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    1. Thanks for the thoughtful wishes Raju. As CV pointed out , such good things never go unread.

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  24. Raju
    Just to assure you that I have read your late Comments from a different time zone.
    It is not water let into fallow land.

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  25. Thanks CV. Good to hear from you and to see that you have irrigated my infertile heart !!

    Did you get to see my personal message to you? I'll wait for a reply.

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  26. Thanks CV. Good to hear from you and to see that you have irrigated my infertile heart !!

    Did you get to see my personal message to you? I'll wait for a reply.

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  27. 26 AC - Dollars mean more than one S. It misleads the solver.
    23 D - HADN'T (Had not) - Confusing.

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