Tuesday, 6 October 2015

No 11518, Tuesday 06 Oct 2015, Neyartha


Mr Bean's day today.

ACROSS
7   Identify contraption involving the Spanish without doubt (10) DEFINITELY {EL} in{IDENTIFY}*
9   Learner abandoned flute with the fuel (4) PEAT PlEAT
10 Blast around the long-standing delta is a result of placer mining (4,4) GOLD DUST {G{OLD} {D}UST}
11 In the chat, Reddy exhibited disgust (6) HATRED [T]
12 Colour of the jam and egg replaced by an adult (5) BLACK BL(-o+a)ACK
13 What a batsman needs to get right for a boundary assignment (9) PLACEMENT [DD]
14 Ravi almost went back to the speaker's urban district with the college team (7) VARSITY {iVAR<=}{SITY}(~ city)
17 Senior citizens yell uncontrollably on catching the counter colour (7) ELDERLY {EL{DER<=}LY*}
20 Speak uneasily after showing lack of knowledge in a bird and some beans (9) CHICKPEAS {CHICk}{SPEAK*} (Addendum - {CHICken}{SPEAK*} - See comments) I enjoy eating these straight from the pod 
22 Unruly mob following the hot British leader with a dangerous weapon (1-4) H-BOMB {H}-{Br...h}{MOB*}
25 Find and settle (6) LOCATE [DD]
26 Rob goes back with a note including a share of a type of bean (8) BORLOTTI {BOR}{LOT}{TI}
27 Leaders of the farmers and vintners avoid a type of bean (4) FAVA Acrostic
28 Henry's out of the passage at the clinic after losing margins with a type of bean (10) CANNELLINI {ChANNEL}{cLINIc}

DOWN
1   Reaction to the Election Commission getting entrapped in the churn (6) RECOIL {R{EC}OIL}
2   It need not be literally done to become alert (3,2) SIT UP [CD]
3   Projector part getting a revolutionary illuminated ring with some beans (7) LENTILS {LEN{TIL<=}S}
4   Pretended to get awfully itchy as the French sickness spread around (8) MYTHICAL {M{ITCHY*}AL}
5   Must strangely cover up the plutonium with phlegm (6) SPUTUM {S{PU}TUM*}
6   Protective of the one kicked out of the disorderly parliament after commencement (8) MATERNAL pARLiAMENT*
8   Installs the main duct system partially (7) INDUCTS [T]
15 New form of trachoma resulting from a type of lens system (8) ACHROMAT*
16 One might not give it for something not cared about (8) TUPPENCE [CD]
18 Mix up by short male friend getting a coating of calcium hydroxide from the south (7) EMBROIL {BRO} in {EMIL<=}
19 Malt Ben brewed is having a gentle glow (7) LAMBENT*
21 Right to go up in an automobile with a tank for neckwear (6) CRAVAT {C(+r)RA(-r)}{VAT}
23 Yankee getting rid of the German leader in silencing the rebellion (6) MUTINY MUTIN(-g+y)Y
24 Projecting window design in the circular letter sounds authentic (5) ORIEL {O}{RIEL}(~ real)

GRID

22 comments:

  1. Had 20a as CHIC(Ken). Not sure if K can be used for knowledge in a standalone fashion though GK is used for General Knowledge

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  2. I don't think ehere is any problem there. I thought it is deleting ken (knowledge, as in Keats's "When a new planet swims into his ken) from CHICKEN (bird).

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    1. CVji , are you saying K for knowledge ( as the Col. has taken) is ok or Ken ( as I have taken) is OK or both?

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  3. IXL is in Limca book of records. See http://www.limcabookofrecords.in/recordDetail.aspx?rid=633

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    1. No punner can rest easy without mentioning that whiskey ! ;-). Whisker, I mean ;-) nice to see that and the person attached (in more ways than one) to it!

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  4. Wondering about the whisker and its attachment until I visited the website! Disappointed to see no whiskey around.

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  5. Found the puzzle tough...esp SW corner..the beans..borlotti..fava..cannellini...all new..

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  6. Tuff one from neyartha :) borlotti was totally new word... but funnily lentils was the last to fall :) kept thinking revolutionary would be red or che and kept looking for exotic bean names :) google helped fair bit today...

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  7. Just because Kishore has not mentioned this, here I am!

    Today's date is special. 5102015 <- Now read it backwards.

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  8. A number palindrome! Like you say why has not our friend K mentioned this? Probably he thought it is not in Arithmetic Progression- 5,10, 15, 20....

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    1. Btw, Paddy, I am presently working on Number Theory ...

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    2. Working? You mean studying or getting into new grounds? Whichever way sounds very interesting.

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  9. Tough one some new words. Couldn't get borlotti!

    Didn't understand the use of "ring" in the wordplay for 3D? It is LIT (illuminated) << (revolutionary) in LENS (projector part), isn't it?

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  10. I first put 3D as Lentilo as pet wp..but coulldnt find def of it..i see Ramki's comment a first in this blog, except sunday special..

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    1. I usually get time to attempt THC only in the evening after work, and when I visit the blog all the clues have already been analyzed threadbare :)

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