Wednesday, 24 June 2015

No 11429, Wednesday 24 Jun 2015, Gridman


As I have the time I am following Ramesh's format of blogging for today.

ACROSS
1   What a dog may have — reason for tiff (1,4,2,4) A BONE TO PICK [C&DD]
9   Beat back on sign of life (7) REPULSE {RE}{PULSE}
10 Plea to write song for a kind of concert (4-3) OPEN-AIR {O}{PEN}-{AIR}
11 Keep talking about redhead's marriage one left out (3,2) RUN ON {Red}{UNi ON}
12 Dirty Don's cruel villain (9) SCOUNDREL*
13 Non-uniform dress (5) MUFTI [E]
15 Result of chasing some calculations? (9) AFTERMATH {AFTER}{MATH}
18 Refused it? No, overindulged! (9) SURFEITED*
21 Congress leader's tilt to be spotless (5) CLEAN {Co...s}{LEAN} That will be the day!!
22 Loud clamour for Hugh, say, with Bellow (3,3,3) HUE AND CRY (~hugh){HUE} {AND} {CRY}
24 Ambi's put out some poetic measures (5) IAMBS*
26 They have no hearing (3,4) THE DEAF [E]
27 Model lubrication at work (7) TOILING {T}{OILING}
28 Perhaps less perfect sense of one's dignity (4-7) SELF-RESPECT*

DOWN
1   Mafia errs in designing structures of rockets (9) AIRFRAMES*
2   Yellow pigment in round red fastener (5) ORPIN {O}{R}{PIN}
3   Flower in a gentle setting (9) EGLANTINE*
4   Command said to be across the ocean (7) OVERSEA (~oversee)
5   Settle on going into one drubbing (4,3) IRON OUT {1}{R{ON} OUT}
6   German mathematician finally took a different line (5) KLEIN {tooK}{LINE*}
7   Union bearing not hundred but thousand (8) MARRIAGE (-c+m)MARRIAGE
8   Vocalised song outside church (4) ORAL chORAL
14 Ironside gets engineer and journalist searched (8) FERRETED {FE}{R{RE}T}{ED}
16 Wrongly certifies mends (9) RECTIFIES*
17 This gives no forward view (9) HINDSIGHT [CD]
19 Being diplomatic, set right fault plaguing odd city (7) TACTFUL {FAULT}* around {CiTy}
20 The Sun, for example, omitted youth centre in Saturday's revised edition (7) DAYSTAR SATuRDAY*
22 Dislike 'cover point' (4) HATE {HAT}{E}
23 Requires massages, reportedly (5) NEEDS (~kneads)
25 One is engrossed in additional material (5) MOIRE {MO{1}RE}

Reference list


On = RE, Plea = O, Model = T, Red = R, Hundred = C, Thousand = M, Church = CH, Iron = FE, Side = RT, Engineer = RE, Journalist = ED, Point = E,

Color/Font Scheme

Definition, SolutionComponent lettersAnagram IndicatorC/C indicatorReversal IndicatorHidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicatorDeletion IndicatorHomophone Indicator

GRID

44 comments:

  1. GM is known to set devious clues. But, surprisingly, I got A BONE TO PICK, SCOUNDREDL, MUFTI, AFTERMATH, CLEAND, IAMSBS, TOILING, SELF-RESPECT, AIRFRAMES, MARRIAGE, RECTIFIES, HINDSIGHT, NEEDS and MOIRE at first glance.

    Maybe the frame of mind was fresh.

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    1. another correction: SCOUNDREL

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    2. The way to make sure that the agencies don't forget to put out red corner notices for scoundrels is to add it to the word itself;)

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  2. Interesting c/c indicator plaguing in 19d. While solving i took it as anagrind., but I think Col is right.

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  3. Samosa day for me. Liked 15A.

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  4. Quite an enjoyable puzzle today as well. So no question of making a hue and cry about its difficulty level. Overall an engrossing CW. Thanks Gridman for making it my day. :-)))

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    1. Pardon my English. Pl replace 'making' with "raising" a hue and cry.

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  5. Thank you Colonel Sir, for colourful blogging. :)

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  6. 12Ac : Colouring of anind word needs to be changed pl.

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    1. I think MB means that colours are too close for easy identification.

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    2. "Dirty" is the anind here Sir and not 'cruel', I think.

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    3. Yes, cruel is part of the anagram fodder.

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  7. Hurray,Col.! The blog looks really colourful.
    Yes, Gridman gave us a lot of time today- still I missed out on the 'Bone' trying to fit in bark. Baring dogs don't bite!

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    1. If they bare their teeth, they do bite ;-)

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  8. Grindman's samosas are sweet! Thank you Sir. Very happy

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  9. Headlines seen in news item on Yahoo news

    "Head found guilty of underage sex"

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  10. Not my day :-( got only about 50%
    Some doubts
    No is an anagram indicator ?
    Outside is deletion indicator ?
    Side = R or Rt (from right ) ?. I thought Rt for right is from * correct * sense not *side*?

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    1. I think you don't take Net help. That's why it's 50%. Come IXL, will you avoid taking 'net' help? :)

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  11. Thanks for the samosas Gridman! Can someone please help me understand anno for 10A, Plea = O?

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    1. Think it could be this from Free Dic.
      O (əʊ)
      interj
      1. a variant spelling of oh
      2. an exclamation introducing an invocation, entreaty, wish, etc: O God!; O for the wings of a dove!.

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    2. He is MB here for us, Arvind

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    3. “What's in a name? that which we call a rose
      By any other name would smell as sweet.”


      ― William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

      Am I beating my own drum?! ;-)

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    4. MB, it was not Shakespeare, it was Thambu Chetty who said, "What's in a name? ..."

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    5. We remove all caste names here in Chennai.

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    6. Kishore @ Is it?! Is he the one with a street named after him in Parrys Corner, Chennai?!

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    7. So, is the full form of TC Street Thambu Casteless Street?

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    8. Yes, MB, after all what's in a name?

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    9. Is it called TC st.? Maybe outside Chennai, who may find these long names difficult to negotiate.
      There are lots of ...Chetty sts. in Parry's corner area (just outside harbour & Fort St.George). These were 'Dubashi's who acted as translators to the British in pre independence days.

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  12. Col.,
    Looks to be some spam. Pl. delete.

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  13. Liked puzzle! Belated samosa ..

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  14. Starters for lunch instead of b'fast?

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