Tuesday, 20 October 2015

No 11530, Tuesday 20 Oct 2015, Anon


ACROSS
1   Found dim son somehow competent to stand trial (2,5,4) OF SOUND MIND*
9   Returning editor's cable causes havoc (7) DEBACLE {DE<=}{CABLE*} Causes as AInd?
10 Appearance of a tax on Sun god's return (6) AVATAR {A}{VAT}{AR<=}
11 Charged boy, on two encounters (5) LADEN {LAD}{ENc...s}
12 Imprisons imam who loses a bizarre ruse (7) IMMURES {IMaM}{RUSE*}
15 Initially take question on mission (4) TASK {Take}{ASK}
16 To American, the French are in disorder (6) TOUSLE {TO}{US}{LE}
17 Gradually the night bird flies away. That's cunning (3) SLY SLowlY
19 Remarks about enclosure surrounding ends of ravine (10) REFERENCES {RE}{FE{Ra..nE}NCES}
21 Large container containing sugar initially (4) VAST {VA{Su..r}T}
24 Basset to appear at the surface (4,3) CROP OUT [E]
25 Enough soup endlessly coming out of medical container (5) AMPLE AMPouLE
27 Team, entering on chaotic date, rode slowly (6) TAXIED {XI} in {DATE}*
28 City where penne is trimmed, dipped in tea (7) CHENNAI {pENNe} in {CHAI}
29 Doorman to guard the steak (11) PORTERHOUSE {PORTER}{HOUSE}

DOWN
2   Prolific heartless eccentric protected by endowment (6) FECUND {F{Ec...iC}UND}
3   Poem first read on European river (4) ODER {ODE}{Read}
4   Mishaps close to young women (4,6) NEAR MISSES {NEAR} {MISSES}
5   Steady, assured, overwhelmed by drink (8) MEASURED {MEA{SURE}D}
6   Cleans up dirty canteens first off (7) NEATENS cANTEENS*
7   Praising, almost completely, grown-up: a conservative (9) ADULATORY {ADULt}{A}{TORY}
8   Boy, initially surrounded by assistants, puts up with it (6) ABIDES {A{Boy}IDES}
13 Sinking ruined gong renovated (5,5) GOING UNDER*
14 Regularly spying on essay about union (9) SYNTHESIS {SpYiNg}{THESIS}
18 Artist, deletes apps, edges away to become monk (8) TRAPPIST {aPPs} in {ARTIST}* Deletes as Anind?
20 A good way to taunt one leading medley (7) FARRAGO {FAR}{RAG}{One}
22 Attach part of cheap pendulum (6) APPEND [T]
23 Loosen ends of lad's tripods (6) EASELS {EASE}{LadS}
26 Heads of Entertainment Company highly opinionated about reproduction (4) ECHO Acrostic

E&OE

GRID

13 comments:

  1. 19 Remarks about enclosure surrounding ends of ravine (10) REFERENCES {RE}{FE{Ra..nE}NCES}
    Should have been enclosures

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  2. Excellent CW. Enjoyed solving it and happy to have completed (minus the steak) before time. Two vats of different kinds in 10A and21 A. Ramesh gave me a clue to solve 10A.

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  3. 18 Artist, deletes apps, edges away to become monk (8) TRAPPIST {aPPs} in {ARTIST}* Deletes as Anind?

    Maybe Anon means 'deletes' to be 'without'? Could this clue and 27A have been worded differently?

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    1. That's interesting, Raghunath: deletes=without, without=outside. Good catch!

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    2. But that's stretching it. It only works with 'without' and not it's synonyms.

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    3. I agree that it's not really a workable clue - I was congratulating you on picking up the explanation that no one else seems to have caught!

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    4. For "to become" to be the anind, the clue would have to be something like "artist *picks up* apps", not "deletes" them!

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  4. An enjoyable, easy-going workout today - thank you, Anon! Many well-constructed clues here - I especially liked 1 and 17.

    Learning for the day: a new meaning of "basset."

    Thank you for the blog, Col. I did wonder at the same aninds that you highlighted.

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  5. Nice one from Anon. Thoroughly enjoyed.

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