Monday, 26 October 2015

No 11534, Monday 26 Oct 2015, Afterdark


ACROSS
1   Firm's agreement includes charges and unlimited fine (10) DETERMINED {DE{TERM}{fINe}ED}
6   Beginning to change shirt for good, in time (4) GERM (-t+g)GERM
10 Most appealing minister’s petty, heartless inside (9) PRETTIEST {pETTy} in {PRIEST} Heartless?
11 Slithering snake and rat (5) SNEAK*
12 Performance is record achievement, missing a ton though (13) ENTERTAINMENT {ENTER}{atTAINMENT}
14 Demands to change directions for children (5) SEEDS (-n+s)SEEDS
15 Withdraw high-priced app internally following a direction (9) DISAPPEAR {D{1}{S}{APP}EAR}
17 Cooked soups, etc in large container, possibly seafood (9) OCTOPUSES {SOUP+ETC}* in {OS} There's too much of soup in the fodder!!
21 Bob's on train... (5) WAGON {WAG}{ON}
22 ...general latrine dirty with people inside (13) INTERNATIONAL {NATION} in {LATRINE}*
24 Criminal paroled or released as a part of a cycle? (5) PEDAL PAroLED*
25 Anxious to organize PTA in time (9) IMPATIENT*
26 Say, 0101 is contiguous (4) NEXT {0{10}1} = {NE{X}T<=}
27 Spotted designer roaming around company (10) RECOGNISED {DESIGNER}* around {CO}

DOWN
1   Mafia chief has electronic media primarily in dumps (10) DEPRESSION {E}{PRESS} in {DON}
2   Heard tea is supplied at frequent intervals on a menu endlessly as remedy (9) TREATMENT {T}{RE}{A}{T}{MENu}{T}
3   Somehow rest, rage inside recedes (7) RETIRES {IRE} in {REST}*
4   Iran led annihilation of another country (7) IRELAND*
5   Reaches out to former spouse and keeps an eye on (7) EXTENDS {EX}{TENDS}
7   Meeting first lady and last son at West End (5) EVENT {EVE}{soN}{wesT}
8   Appoint thousand, one thousand engineers initially (4) MAKE {M}{A}{K}{En...s}
9   Acting lead upset, strips and becomes inactive (6) ASLEEP {Ac...g}{SLEEP<=}
13 Tenant first released rental ads and relocated (10) TRANSLATED {Te...t}{RENTAL+ADS}*
16 Mechanics are somehow serene, having a drink (9) ENGINEERS {GIN} in {SERENE}*
18 Petunia, Evening Primrose, Tulip, Amaryllis, Lily, Sunflower, primarily part of flowers (6) PETALS Acrostic. Is there an extra Primrose inside or do we take E from 'Evening Primrose' in which case 'primarily' is not entirely correct.
19 Featuring in fundraiser, Viceroy provided assistance (7) SERVICE [T]
20 Cleaning agent is fake, head of police reaches crooks' hub (7) SHAMPOO {SHAM}{Po...e}{crOOks}
21 Recorded a bird mating with another bird, tit maybe (7) WRITTEN {WREN+TIT}* Why mention 'another bird' when 'Tit' is given?
22 Dine out with wrong guide (5) INDEX {DINE*}{X}
23 Order writer to be clear (4) OPEN {O}{PEN}

GRID

33 comments:

  1. Typical AD fare...enjoyable & simple....26A NEXT was my COD for its innovative wordplay

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  2. 6a Not sure if the intended ans is Term or Germ

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    1. I think the wp leads to GERM

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  3. 2 Heard tea is supplied at frequent intervals on a menu endlessly as remedy (9) TREATMENT {T}{RE}{A}{T}{MENu}{T}
    Need some help to understand the anno please, other than {MENu}.

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    1. Heard tea is supplied at frequent intervals on a menu endlessly as remedy (9)
      Heard Tea = T, Is supplied at frequent intervals = 'T' is added at frequent intervals, on=Re, a= A, menu endlessly = men
      So REAMEN gets T at frequent intervals = T REA T MEN T = Remedy ( Defn)

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    2. I think A is in the clue. But 'RE'? 3T's are also accounted for by 'frequent.

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    3. Heard tea =~T
      On =Re
      A=a
      T is placed at intervals in Re a & Men(-u) to get treatment which is the intended solution

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    4. Thank you Ramesh. My query was before seeing your answer.

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  4. Enjoyable CW. Thank you AD. Some very nice surfaces. Missed out Germ and (its)make. Make is very deceptively done. I was wondering for a long time if 'tote' would fit in.
    Why shirt in 6A?

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    1. Shirt = T-Shirt...in short T used quite often nowadays

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    2. Useful info there! Thanks Vasant.

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    3. I put TOTE and lost the track for GERM, SNEAK

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    4. Thank you Vasant. So beginning is 'Germ'., G repalcing T of term. It's clear now.

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  5. 14 Demands to change directions for children (5) SEEDS (-n+s)SEEDS

    For 'demands' I had it as 'needs'....after changing directions... it became 'seedn'....and...errr...imagine my dilemma...to (be)get 'children'!!!

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  6. I am afraid the bratach na hÉireann is mispaced in the blog above.

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    1. Don't know how it climbed up. I've brought it down to it's correct location

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    2. No code. Paddy should, of all persons, have got it. CV means the Irish flag is inserted in the blog in the wrong place - just after 'Down' instead of being placed after 4d.

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    3. Probably the flag was hoisted (up)?

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    4. You name me paddy and then want me to change my nationality! And know the language too.
      BTW, how did you get it in the first place. Shall I pass on my title?

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  7. To make up for Kishore's absence CV is writing in codes!

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    1. bratach na hÉireann is the flag of Ireland

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    2. Yes, I could make it much later.

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  8. I was out the whole of yesterday and ever since I returned in the evening I am trying to log into IXL, but without success. I don't know what is the problem. I have not changed any settings in my desktop and I am able to access all other sites normally. Any help/ suggestions?

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    1. Paddy click on the link on the 'Login' link on the home page or else use this link

      http://election.cloudapp.net/ixl15/Login.aspx

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  9. Thank you Col. Your link worked. I will do it today, for what it is worth.

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  10. 26A makes it worthwhile. Thank you for a nice CW and hence a winsome morning.

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  11. Thanks everybody. Sorry for the bloopers in 10A & 17A. Even after repeated checking such mistakes somehow creep in. Ranger can take heart now. If a comparatively younger person can be inattentive, he should not chide himself.

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  12. Take heart- prETTy! We took it right.

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