Friday, 26 June 2015

No 11431, Friday 26 Jun 2015, Neyartha


ACROSS
7   Simple diet represents a type of regulation (5,5) SPEED LIMIT*
9   Bar at the station (4) STOP [DD]
10 Compel by coercion to find a way to follow the retreating perjurer (8) RAILROAD {RAIL<=}{ROAD}
11 One might do this to ensure account security (3,3) LOG OFF [CD]
12 Trouble after sending out the Pole and one of the Orientals for colour (5) BEIGE BEsIeGE
13 Angel ignites concealed explosive (9) GELIGNITE [T]
14 Honour to take in a Pole on trial (7) REVERSE {REVER{S}E}
17 Craft designed to accept conditional return of an irritating type of jam? (7) TRAFFIC {TRAF{FI<=}C*}
20 I would attach a letter with the note on the equipment — it may aid the police (9) IDENTIKIT {I'D}{EN}{TI}{KIT}
22 Some trigonometric quantities reportedly fetch marks (5) SIGNS (~sines)
25 Unlimited money and a strategy gets a type of ticket (3-3) ONE-WAY {mONEy}-{WAY}
26 Cutting through the junction (8) CROSSING [DD]
27 Connect with the English leader moving up behind the unknown mythical creature (4) YETI {Y}{(+e)ETI(-e)}
28 Fictional character may ruin a train somehow (10) RURITANIAN*

DOWN
1   Talk with the Greek character getting rid of the king for a sedative (6) OPIATE O(-r+pi)PIATE
2   Combines resources to go north in a sailing vessel (5) SLOOP<=
3   Bit of tin placed around an insect (7) SMIDGEN {S{MIDGE}N}
4   It's harder for one going downhill to embrace the volunteer and the student (8) STALKIER {S{TA}{L}KIER}
5   Shape concealed by the Valparaiso gondoliers (6) ISOGON [T]
6   Rain that might come down after a win? (8) CONFETTI [CD]
8   Colleague upset by the absconding criminal writes a short poem (7) ECLOGUE COLlEaGUE*
15 Risk in writing article that goes deep into gender reform (8) ENDANGER {END{AN}GER*}
16 Send hauling cart up to the place where vessels are built (8) SHIPYARD {SHIP}{YARD<=}
18 Thrill in giving a facelift to son's fir (7) FRISSON*
19 Remove conflict by getting Oscar to go out for the article (7) DISCARD DISC(-o+a)ARD
21 Fledgling was acquainted with the insect, we hear (6) NEWBIE {NEW}{BIE}(~bee) (Correction - {NEW}{BIE}(~ knew bee) - See comments)
23 Calorie-reduced fondant prepared after losing heart (6) NONFAT FONdANT*
24 Going here might indicate deterioration (5) SOUTH [CD]

Reference list
Letter = EN, Note = TI, Unknown = Y, King = R, Tin = SN, Volunteer = TA, Student = L, Criminal AL, Article = AN, A, Oscar = O

GRID

23 comments:

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    1. I had it as road/ driving theme. BuT yours seems better.
      Speed limit, railroad crossing, stop, traffic signs, one way fit Sandhya garu's theme. I had reverse & south too in mine

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  2. Better than yesterday's performance! Missed just two - REVERSE & SOUTH Thanks Neyartha for offering somewhat an easier puzzle today!

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  3. 21 Fledgling was acquainted with the insect, we hear (6) {NEW}{BIE}(~ knew bee)

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    1. I was about to Google how 'acquainted' is linked to 'new' and the doubt is cleared now!

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  4. A few trickier and new ones, but far easier than yesterday. Whatever I got, I had it quickly.

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  5. Except STALKIER and LOG OFF, got all. Thank you Neyartha. Happy

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  6. Any comments on 'It's harder' and 'Stalkier'?

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    1. One of the meanings given in Thesaurus.com for 'stalkier' is 'muscular' that can lead us to 'strong', 'hard' etc. I think.

      Ref : http://www.thesaurus.com/browse/stalkier?s=t

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  7. I put sturdier (even though I cldnt anno) and rig off in the place of log off.

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  8. Nice puzzle and much better for me today :-)

    Facebook says today is Arden Sir's birthday. .If so or not :-) wish you many more happy returns of the day Sir.Lets go to Bowring again with Aakash :-D

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    1. Happy birthday Arden sir.
      +1 for Bowring club :)

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  9. Happy Birthday & many Happy Returns of the day,Arden. May you keep delighting us with more puzzles.

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    1. +1 from another ARDENT Arden admirer...

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  10. stalk is the stem of a plant/ tree. Does strength derive from that?

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  11. Many happy returns to you Arden

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  12. Thank you all for your kind wishes

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