Monday, 27 July 2015

No 11457, Monday 27 Jul 2015, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Guaranteed a wretched duress (7) ASSURED {A}{DURESS*}
5   Piece about second Election Commission cut (6) BISECT {BI{S}{EC}T}
9   Study follows a measure of German seaport (5) EMDEN {EM}{DEN}
10 How an arithmetician is included, presumably (7,2) COUNTED ON [CD] (Correction COUNTED IN [CD] - See comments)
11 Every ogre banished at a brisk speed (7) ALLEGRO {ALL}{OGRE*}
12 TT wear? (7) DOUBLET {DOUBLE T}
13 Bad things administered in small quantities (5) DOSES [DD]
14 Criticise girl's dad changing gear (9) DISPARAGE {DI'S}{PA}{GEAR*}
16 Take into consideration distraught trainee holding the books (9) ENTERTAIN {E{NT}ERTAIN*}
19 They have bare presence in art studios (5) NUDES [CD]
21 Pan perhaps, and union leader falls silent (7) UTENSIL {Un..n}{SILENT*}
23 Authorise eastern politician to get debtor (7) EMPOWER {E}{MP}{OWER}
24 A teacher returns to let out philosopher (9) ARISTOTLE {A}{RIS<+}{TO}{LET*}
25 National leaders of Indian republic are quite infuriated (5) IRAQI Acrostic
26 Overlook police officer's refusal to engineer (6) IGNORE {IG}{NO}{RE}
27 Christmas tradition — say you will record (4,3) YULE LOG (~you'll){YULE} {LOG}

DOWN
1   Drink anon and strangely rude, uppity Uncle blended for novelist (9,5) ALEXANDRE DUMAS {ALE}{X}{AND}{RE DU*}{MAS<=}
2   Restricts theologian involved in deals (7) SADDLES {SA{DD}LES}
3   Withdraws from these general retreats (7) RENEGES [T]
4   Conrad hid dangerously creeping perennial (9) DICHONDRA*
5   Certain to be tied up (5) BOUND [DD]
6   Fruit, a necessity when going up (7) SATSUMA {SA}{TSUM}{A}<=
7   Mark up everything on the first of the last month (7) CEDILLA {CED}{1}{LLA}<=
8   An overnighter's order for second helping or more (7,7) ANOTHER SERVING*
15 Way to end a letter because trust is needed (9) SINCERELY [CD]
17 Packed for yoking, by the sound of it (7) TEEMING (~teaming)
18 “Too much,” old teacher returns rice dish (7) RISOTTO {RIS}{O}{TTO}<=
19 Terrible plaint about union leader's congress (7) NUPTIAL {N{Un..n}PTIAL*}
20 We had gone up, fellow, with everyone to see deposition of moisture (7) DEWFALL {D'EW<=}{F}{ALL}
22 Brightened up on a liquid measure (5) LITRE {LIT}{RE}

GRID

11 comments:

  1. I had 10a as Counted In

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  2. I had put 1d as Alexander Dumas & struggled with 16a. Finally entertain fell in place & needed the net to confirm that for years I had got the author's name wrong

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  3. Fortunately I filled in 16A first and was sure of it. So changed Alexander to Alwxandre (It helped being French)
    Bound (tied up) in the NE corner- satsuma, cedilla did not add up to the arithmetician!

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  4. Emden is remembered by Chennaites for the 'Emden gundu' when Madras was bombed by the German ship.

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  5. Satsuma is 'kamala orange' as we call it here- how Kamala got into it is anybody's guess. Does CV have any info on this?

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  6. Holes in NE corner :(( - All other corners happily solved.

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  7. Enjoyed solving this - thank you, Gridman! Some very nice surfaces in there, especially in the clues for IRAQI, DISPARAGE, and CEDILLA.

    A couple of doubts:

    - 21a: I am not very convinced about "falls" as an anind applying to the subsequent word. Did you perhaps have "falling silent" as the original clue?

    - 19d: The clue suggests that the solution is a noun, but NUPTIAL is normally used as an adjective; the noun form is usually NUPTIALS.

    Thanks to DG for the blog.

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    1. Also, is "banished" valid as an anind? I can't think of a meaning of banish that would indicate revision/reworking rather than dismissal/deletion.

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  8. Great start to a week...njoyable puzzle as ever...three new words learnt...satsuma..cedilla...dichondra...

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