Wednesday, 29 July 2015

No.11459, Wednesday 29 July 2015, Gridman



Gridman's fifth puzzle in this streak!

ACROSS
    1  Huge book isn't completed – American, I know by report, is ahead (10) VOLUMINOUS (VOLUMe I ~NO US)

  10  Palm off good old short fellow taking a lot of time (7) GEONOMA (G(EON)O MAnHad to confirm with Wiki
  11  Fish suffered cut (7) HADDOCK (HAD DOCK)
  12  Let out: fifty sent back for the support of artist (5) EASEL (LEASE with L sent back)
  13  Agent Rani despatched to a foreign country (9) ARGENTINA (AGENT RANI)*
  15  Surinamese-Dutch boxer's power in air (5) SPONG (S(P)ONG) Had to confirm with Wiki
  17  Gives evidence again about a Tamil leader's investigations (9) REATTESTS (RE A T TESTS)
  20  Old Bob is undecided: old female after female forgoes frugality (6,3) SPENDS OFF(S PENDS O F F)
  23  Tipped learner to be involved in persevering (5) ATILT (AT I(L)T)
  24  What a host giving a treat at a hotel would do (3,3,3) PAY THE TAB CD
  26  Home that is out in the cold (5) IGLOO CD
  28  It's a light that darkens (7) SUNLAMP CD
  30  The French restriction on a country (7) LEBANON (LE BAN ON)
  31  Tom endures beating that's awesome (10) TREMENDOUS (TOM ENDURES)*


DOWN
    2  Wanderers with no hard musical instruments (5) OBOES (hOBOES)
    3  Not bound, I bludgeon wildly (9) UNOBLIGED (I BLUDGEON)*
    4  When you're wearing trousers, you are __ __ __ of them (2,1,4) IN A PAIR CD
    5  Pleased cry from Winnie throwing hat away? (3) OOH (pOOH)
    6  Chair car? (5) SEDAN 2
    7  Moves on without the first two she-monsters (8) OGRESSES (prOGRESSES)
    8  Ink - kilos - spilled to win a Polish family name (8) KOLINSKI (INK KILOS)*
    9  Partially took rare vegetable (4) OKRA T
  14  Tourist location where keeper gives up falsehood (3) GOA (GOAlie)
  16  Singly but not making eleven (3,2,3) ONE BY ONE CD
  18  Will it catch you sleeping? (4,2,3) TRAP IN BED CD
  19  These civil disobedience movements do have a standing (8) SITDOWNS CD
  21  Choose old training (3) OPT (O PT)
  22  Bones lie over other bones, not new (7) FIBULAE (FIB ULnAE )
  24  Make the grade in football play (4) PASS 2
  25  Listen to model spirit (5) HEART (HEAR T)
  27  Arrive by trap in a town in Pakistan (5) LANDU (LAND U)  
  29  Bar? Rhyme? (3) POE (Def. by examples :when Bard=Bar, Rhymer=Rhyme, Poet= Poe)



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51 comments:

  1. Good to see Kishore blogging again.

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    1. Yes, good to see Kishore back! :)

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    2. Just Chaudvin ka chaand ... Today is incidentally the fourteenth ...

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    3. Nice to see Kishore blogging again. :)

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    4. Kuda ki kasam...lajawab ho

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  2. 7 Moves on without the first two she-monsters (8) PROGRESS (prOGRESSES)

    Typo

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    1. Thanks, Sandy. Just the grit in my eye

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  3. For 29D. It seems it is only wordplay given by examples & there is no definition. Is my reading correct? Or am I missing something?

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  4. Nice to see you in action Kishore- choudvin or nahin.
    It looks to be slightly different from the normal Gridman CW. Four 3 letter words (which he normally avoids) and a few proper names, more CD's to mention a few.But I am not able to see anything special. Do I miss something?

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    1. Before Paddy redounds, it is" “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you."

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    2. Knock, knock... oh my, what is looming so large there?

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    3. The elephant outside the room? ;)

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    4. elephantine, perhaps... maybe separated by a screen

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    5. One room ain't enough for a creature of elephantine proportions, methinks ...

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  5. 20A- Why pends? Undecided is 'Pend', isn't it?

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  6. Your reading is correct.
    But then each of the words before detailing is a word that is a syn. of the answer word. Syn. in the sense the answer is an example of the non-curtailed word. The answer is another syn which is detailed but the name of one such.
    Does all this make sense? Or have I tied myself up in knots?

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    1. You're almost there...

      The clue is Bar? Rhyme? (3)

      Bar = BAR[d]
      Rhyme = RHYME[r]

      Both = Poe[t] ref EAP as Paddy notes above.

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  7. Shall I ask? Will I be given? Or should I wait, giving everyone some time to crack it? Blind man and the elephant, but I am not 'see'ing even a part of it.

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    1. Someone must find! Disclosure at 6 p.m. unless someone ferrets it out.

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  8. Welcome back, Kishore!

    Re 10:03 I remembered the interview the late Tun Tun aka Uma Devi gave me in 1975. She had some fun at her own expanse by describing herself with many quotes which included these two gems:

    Chaudhvin ka chand ho, ya aaftab ho, jo bhi ho tum khuda ki kasam, behisaab ho...

    O tera jalwa jisne dekha woh thedha ho gaya ;-)

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    1. My expanse and expense are both jokeworthy

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    2. Meaning your expanse is vast and expense measly?

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    3. Richard,
      Apart from enjoying Tun Tun's gems, I did a little bit of arithmetic but it does not add up. I was wondering what would have been your age at that interview 4 decades ago and your present age....

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    4. I am very consistent when mentioning my age. I am always 18 years and a few hundred months old. :-)

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    5. CV, the expense cannot be measly. Like Lord Emsworth the upkeep of the appurtenant premises, a.k.a. the expanse, requires a princely sum of money ...

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    6. Richard@1.16-
      As long as it is not 18+ a few tens or just 18, it is fine. I was not just calculating your age, but experience in journalism.

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    7. Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
      Mark Twain

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  9. Sometimes when the same answer appears within two THCs in a short space of time (remember EYELINER?, a Comment may appear here.

    On that coincidence or conspiracy if any, read the following (if you haven't already):

    http://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/crossword-blog/2015/jul/27/crossword-blog-same-word-different-papers-why

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  10. Voluminous crossword from Gridman today:) A-ha, but that's not all. Large hearted effort from the Great setter. Fat chance you will miss the big message after the ample clues. Tremendous effort indeed. Thanks Sir - Enjoyed it immensely :):)

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  11. Sowmya, that is a maha kavya that you have written!

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    1. "Silence like a cancer grows". - The Sounds of Silence- Simon and Garfunkel

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  13. You never run out of stock.... just googled it.

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    1. That's a stock comment ... ;)

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    2. but true! (Truth is always in stock)

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  14. Off track- Kishore,
    I saw your 95 year old friend Air Marshal Arjun Singh yesterday on TV paying his tribute to APJ.

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  15. It is past 6 pm and awaiting.

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    1. Hey, buddy, lookit the grid above

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  16. True, but I still did not place it (MB would say tubelight) I was looking at the comments without seeing the filled grid.

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