Wednesday, 1 July 2015

No 11435, Wednesday 01 Jul 2015, Arden


ACROSS
1   Half pound hail stone (6) PUMICE {PUMmel}{ICE}
4   Fate also played truant recently (2,2,4) AS OF LATE*
9   Attractive boy's out — it's tempting (6) LURING alLURING
10 He provides top cover as prospector gets sick (8) MILLINER {M{ILL}INER}
12 Engaged? Go in and send freely (6,2) SIGNED ON {GO+IN+SEND}*
13 Mercury perhaps gives surface temperature (6) PLANET {PLANE}{T}
15 Considering no hospital in Delhi will be dressing down... (12) DELIBERATING {DELhI}{BERATING}
18 ...here it's about workers’ apprehension (12) PRESENTIMENT {PRESENT}{I{MEN}T}
21 Drug one had after work (6) OPIATE {OP}{1}{ATE}
22 With a fiddle boy broke the law (8) VIOLATED {VIOLA}{TED}
24 Show record drop (8) DISCLOSE {DISC}{LOSE}
25 One doing assembly in shade (6) INDIGO {1}{DOING}*
26 Starts changing — you need only certain focus (8) CYNOSURE {Ch...g}{You}{Need}{Only}{SURE}
27 Applications in America over the years (6) USAGES {US}{AGES}

DOWN
1   Fence — one’s blue inside, white outside (8) PALISADE {PAL{1}{SAD}E}
2   Short girl or a flower (8) MARIGOLD {MARy}{GOLD} (Addendum - {MARIe}{GOLD} - See comments}
3   Classic run and hide — makes least difference (10,5) CANTERBURY TALES {CANTER}{BURY} {LEAST}*
5   Initially served whiskey in glass, one takes it from bottle (4) SWIG Acrostic
6   Time wasted in talk, used force instead — as two countries had interest in this place (8,7) FALKLAND ISLANDS {(-t+f)FALK}{LAND {I}S}{LANDS} Semi &lit
7   It accompanies a prayer without name, providing cover (6) AWNING {A}{W{N}ING}
8   Heart rate varies — ignoring the list of mistakes (6) ERRATA {heARt+RATE}*
11 Feed chopped up in hours (7) NOURISH*
14 Clients form a pattern (7) STENCIL*
16 Support it — it's part of early growth (8) TEETHING {TEE}{THING} My COD
17 Painstaking movie maker, American (8) STUDIOUS {STUDIO}{US}
19 Fifty per cent average in North Carolina is Scandinavian, maybe (6) NORDIC {ORDInary} in {NC}
20 Gets set for the odd gossip amid all the noise (4,2) DIGS IN {DI{GoSsIp}N}
23 It upsets a ruler, somewhat (4) TSAR [T] Definition in the middle and also forms part of the fodder

Reference List

Boy = AL; TED, Temperature = T, Hospital = H, Work = OP, Gold = OR, Time = T, Force = F, Interest = I, Name = N, Support = TEE

GRID

14 comments:

  1. 15 Considering no hospital in Delhi will be dressing down... (12) DELIBERATING {DELhI}{BERATING}
    I had the anno {DELhI}{BE}{RATING}

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  2. Nice one from Arden. Many nice clues. Enjoyed 3d and 6d.

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  3. 2 Short girl or a flower (8) MARIGOLD {MARy}{GOLD}

    Probably MARIe GOLD

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  4. So near yet sofar.
    I thought I had the samosas, but had teething problems to have a bite. I was thinking of netting (support) but could not get the anno.
    Most enjoyable ride today. Thank you Arden.

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  5. MB,
    Thank you for the link given by you yesterday.

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  6. [The first version of this comment doesn't seem to be showing up on the blog. Sorry if it shows up twice!]

    Engrossing puzzle from Arden. Amid the high standard of clueing overall, PRESENTIMENT, CANTERBURY TALES, and TEETHING stand out as brilliant clues.

    Thanks to Arden and DG!

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  7. 3Dn Definition needs to be highlighted pl.

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  8. Beauty of a puzzle;too many good clues. Had to struggle in the SE corner..otherwise smooth sailing

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  9. Lovely cw with lively steps to follw.1d &10a prospector sick w/i calling shots.15a& 3d equally thought provoking.All stated a well rounded puzzle.Ardency of the author calls for much appreciattion.Thanks Arden.

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  10. 3d run & hide canter & bury with least diffference(tales) a classic written by Chaucer early English poet(14th c)

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