Friday, 21 August 2015

No 11479, Friday 21 Aug 2015, Afterdark


The Bulls, The Bears and The Farm

ACROSS
9   Speculate release; advocate's good to go (7) VENTURE adVENTURE Not sure if Anno is correct (Addendum - {VENT}{URgE} - See comments)
10 Accountant gets depression on LA's backing and money (7) CAPITAL {CA}{A PIT}{AL<=}
11 In nutshell, without hydrogen supply, there's something that has nothing (4,3) NULL SET {NUTShELL}*
12 Stone building gets excellent returns in a country (7) ESTONIA {STONE*}{A1<=}
13 Collection work withdrawn, tour arrangement goes haywire without money, trip curtailed at both ends (9) POTPOURRI {PO<=}{T{P}OUR}{tRIp} Tour looks fine to me!
15 When closet is half-broken, it reveals money (5) ASSET {AS}{cloSET}
16 Admission depends on institute name, top score/mark in GRE written earlier (7) INGRESS {I}{N}{GRE}{Sc..e}{S} Anno not clear. Second S from Mark?
19 At the heart of Vellore, Mani constructed a road made of layers (7) LAMINAR {velLore}{MANI*}{A}{R}
20 Cancels and keeps away, when leader is absent (5) VOIDS aVOIDS
21 Rule before Supreme Court bar having a point (9) PRESCRIBE {PRE}{SC}{RIB}{E}
25 Some separate having a top life (7) SEVERAL {SEVER}{A}{Life}
26 Dumps damaged, unsold article (7) UNLOADS {UNSOLD+A}*
28 Produce eggs from high value lots essentially (7) OVULATE {VALUE+lOTs}*
29 Marketing grant disbursed, including many inaugural incentives (7) TRADING {TRA{D}{In...s}NG*}

DOWN
1   Decorated venue at Parliament square (4,2) EVEN UP {EVEN U}*{P}
2   A trap to collect necklace essentially and another ornament (6) ANKLET {A}{N{necKLace}ET}
3   Acquires vehicle without money at last (4) BUYS {BU{m..eY}S}
4   One who owes Robert was beheaded, mutilated but dead earlier (6) DEBTOR {D}{rOBERT*}
5   Pain at broken nail pertains to sunflower, say (8) ACHENIAL {ACHE}{NAIL*}
6   CEO's death in photochemical reaction related to the eye (10) OPHTHALMIC PHOTocHeMICAL*
7   Selection of Best and Sinclair for substitutes (6,2) STANDS IN [T]
8   Plant store in disarray outside field (8) OLEASTER {O{LEA}STER*}
14 Cover no more, drapes are spoiled (10) OVERSPREAD {OVER}{DRAPES*}
16 One who puts money in scrap iron receives grant (8) INVESTOR {IN{VEST}OR*}
17 Releasing rogue is very shameful (8) GRIEVOUS {ROGUE+IS+V}*
18 Vendor is flexible, has interest in relationship primarily (8) SUPPLIER {SUPPL{I}E}{Re...p}
22 Quite upset with youth leader yielding ownership interest (6) EQUITY {QUITE*}{Yo..h}
23 Indian Communist leaders welcome Stalin's basic style of slanting to the right (6) ITALIC {In...n}{sTALIn}{Co...t}
24 Nose ring crafted without gold has standard (6) ENSIGN {NoSE+rING}*
27 Say, a horse or cow, changing sides to advance (4) LOAN (-r+l)LOAN

7 comments:

  1. 9Ac venture- vent(release) + urge-g

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  2. 16A:Thought S is the mark of european electrical safety standard..

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  3. I thought only Bangaloreans are preparing for elections, where are the others?

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  4. Liked the link tothe chicken and pigs. I have played all four roles at some point of time.

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  5. But managed to escape the slaughter.

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  6. Net failure since yesterday morning. Restored this evening only.

    Nice one from Afterdark. Enjoyed solving all but one i.e. 8Dn OLEASTER.

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