Saturday, 4 July 2015

No 11438, Saturday 04 Jul 2015, Scintillator


Getting old today, with some blanks & missing annotations getting filled thanks to the Col.

Across

1 Power wires supply for some electrical contacts (6) WIPERS {P WIRES}*
4 Cringe to be worried about advancing years (8) GERONTIC {CRINGE TO}*
9 Having wings clipped at one end is natural (6) INNATE {piNNATE}
10 This should come as little shock (8) BALDNESS (CD)
12 Female boxers risk neck fractures (8)  KNICKERS {RISK NECK}*
13 Stick with ladies' magazine torn off in the middle (6) WOMERA {WOMens ERA}
15 Source of geothermal energy in Italy, a country deficient in energy (4) ETNA Anno pending viETNAm - See comments
16 A synonym primarily, it's associated with 'liable to be attacked' (10) ASSAILABLE {A}{S}{SA}{LIABLE*} semi&lit
19 It is good care delivered to nurse elder, after all (10) GERIATRICS {IT IS G CARE*} taking R  &lit
20 Journal to pin down standard for images (4) JPEG {J}{PEG}
23 Getting on a horse without harness, resistance is lost (6) AGEING {A}{G{rEIN}G}
25 All of one's existence described in two sentences (8) LIFETIME {LIFE}{TIME}
27 Zero in-depth ideas to build our radio amplifiers (4,4) DEAF AIDS  {D IDEAS}* taking FA Anno Pending See comments
28 Get rusticated emulating naughty old boys (6) ALUMNI {eMULAtING}*
29 A depression filled in railway with great enthusiasm (8) ARDENTLY {A{R{DENT}LY}
30 American actor's speech — one breaking records (6) EPILOG {EP}{I}{LOG}

Down

1 Force player ultimately to get inside crease (7) WRINKLE {W{R}INKLE}
2 Writer, somewhat senior guy on retirement (9) PENSIONER {PEN}{SENIOR*}
3 End of semester, TA set in to manage another exam (6) RETAKE {R{E{TA}KE}
5 Some criminal enterprise knocked over with panache (4) ELAN (T<=)
6 Traditional support leader withdrew and turned around, say (3-5) OLD WORLD {hOLD} {~WHIRLED}
7 Idea of egotists? (5) THEME {THE}{ME} semi&lit
8 Outpour that will ensue in the event criminal is arrested (7) CASCADE {CAS{CAD}E}
11 Elimination of Spain — and Russia are peaking! (7) ERASURE {{ERA} {SUR}{E}<=}
14 Call to a fielder... or rebuke (5,2) CATCH IT (DD)
17 Bishop's correct to cut one bit of a ceremony (9) BAPTISMAL {B}{APT}{I}{SMALl}
18 A little time spent to reach the sea over to defend (8) MAINTAIN {MAIN}{atTAIN}
19 Dignified secretary and senior person in family (7) GRANDPA {GRAND}{PA}
21 Your starter seasoned with ginger, salt and pepper? (7) GREYING {Y GINGER}*
22 One will hang by the neck after many years (6) DEWLAP (CD)
24 Animal that represents English people (5) ELAND {E}{LAND}
26 Leftist leader's vow before God in temple (4) IDOL {I DO}{L}


Reference list

Power=P,It=SA(From Sex Appeal),Good=G,Journal=J,Horse=GG,Resistance=R,Zero=FA (From Fanny Adams),Depth=D,Railway=Rly, Record=EP,Log
Writer=Pen,Spain=E,Russia=Rus,One=I,Bishop=B,Secretary=PA,English=E,Vow= I Do

Color/Font Scheme

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

GRID

47 comments:

  1. Happy Independence Day to bloggers in US

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  2. Wrinkle would also fit into the theme

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    1. Thanks Col. Added it to the list, which now stands at an impressive 12

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    2. WIPERS (Bottom wipers) are also an aid for the elderly.

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    3. I am not convinced that 'wipers' belongs to the list. What do others think ?

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    4. Wipers is not in the theme

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    5. Old people are always afraid of infection thinking they may CATCH IT.They wish for ERASURE of old memories.They may want to meet their ALUMNI after 25/40/50 years for a reuniion.They are more comfortable in KNICKERS than veshtis which keep slipping, unless they are the new-fangled velcro-fastened dhotis. They may be wondering whether the time had come to write the EPILOGue of their life. They may have only memories of ELAN that they had. With grandchildren they may be talking about THE ME. Under the pillow may be a JPEG of their idol Sunny Leone. ... ...

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    6. Old people suffering from incontinence may have wipes but not wipers (who will want to be in that role unless they are care-givers).?

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  3. 'Theme' is on Elderly with words like Geriatrics, Gerontic, Ageing, Lifetime, Grandpa, Greying, Pensioner, Deaf aids, and Old world.

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  4. 27 Zero in-depth ideas to build our radio amplifiers (4,4) DEAF AIDS Anno Pending

    Can only think of: (Zero: FA (Fanny Adams), Depth= D + IDEAS)* = DEAF AIDS*

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    1. To be more precise: FA inside D(epth) + IDEAS* = D + EA(F, A) IDS*

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    2. This anno fits better. :)

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  5. 27 Zero in-depth ideas to build our radio amplifiers (4,4) DEAF AIDS

    Zero: FA = Fanny Adams
    Depth: D
    {FA+D+IDEAS) = DEAF AIDS

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  6. 10A - Suresh et al, is the statement at 10A true?

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    1. I think the setter's pun is on little shock, where 'shock' is hair that is grown long and carefully pasted on the pate with sticky gel.

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    2. To answer Colonel's query - NOPE - it's hereditary!

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    3. You mean 'hairy'ditary :-)

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    4. First I thought it was Kishore!

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    5. Welcome to the Pun-dits' Circle!

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    6. Lots of youngsters have the same quality. Would not call it a problem.
      Hair was required to protect us from the elements. This purpose has become less relevant nowadays. So, 10A is a sign of evolution signifying advancement to the next higher level.

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  7. 27 Dynamic Amplification Factor (DAF) is A common term used in bridge and seismic engineering.
    (DAF+IDEAS)* = DEAF AIDS

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  8. 15 Source of geothermal energy in Italy, a country deficient in energy (4) ETNA Anno pending

    Vietnam - vim (energy) = ETNA

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    1. Nice cracking. Thanks Bhavan

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  9. Just for fun, can the bloggers come out with some clues for the word BALDERDASH?

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    1. Sprint after one with lesser hair? Nonsense (10)

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    2. One with lesser hair, an Oriya gentleman? Nonsense! (10)

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    3. Nonsense daughter has dressed up after being more plain (10)

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    4. Adds herbal mixture to applesauce (10)

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    5. Racing to reach highe levels of evolution? Rubbish.

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    6. It can also be 'higher levels of perfecton'

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  10. I don't want to risk my neck to say I liked female boxers immensely......as Clue Of the Day!

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    1. Balu, have you heard this number by Goan song-writer Ernest Ignatius? This is a Sri Lankan version. The original is also available on YouTube.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDOg-juiEcI

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    2. Oh! What a peppy number it was!! I prefer this female wrestler to female boxer that I was talking about. Thanks Richard for the link. I thoroughly enjoyed the song. :-)

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    3. Heard the original too, now on You Tube. But I like the Sri Lanakan version. :)

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  11. Too esoteric for me, today.
    Richard, your favourite made me smile, too!,

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    1. Aap toh id ke chaand ki tarah rahi.... Long time no blog...

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    2. Id ka chaand? nahi aaj to poonam ki chand nikli hai.

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  12. I didnt give up!after soldering on for more than 3 hours could finally fill in all. Lots of anno pending..made clear here

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    1. Slow and steady wins the race! If you were the tortoise, I was the..... :-(

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    2. I was the restless hare, not taking a nap but looking up the blog to fill in the blanks!

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  13. 28A Get rusticated emulating naughty old boys (6)

    Over to Particular Person...

    BTW, Kishore, are you listening?

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    1. Like VIP, do we have VPP as well?

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  14. Here I am Richard. My brother and his family are visiting and I will be operating at the age group of 8-10 for the next few day.s Thanks, Paddy, for giving me whatever appellation you deem fit ...

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