Friday, 23 October 2015

Special, THC 9305, Monday 18 Aug 2008


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM.
After all the answers are in guesses can be made as to who the setter is based on the style.

ACROSS
1   In disagreement about offensive language (2,3,5)
6   Drop the title (4)
9   Wring a few drops out of fleece (7)
10 Exhausted convict turning up in Ireland (7)
12 City still entrancing (8)
13 Venomous snakes on road make grating sounds (5)
15 Another trace will show you something is missing (5)
17 To go into detail is complicated (9)
19 Isn't boring, shaping trees isn't (9)
21 A spectacle arranged to be seen around (5)
23 Sound animal of Russian forests (5)
24 Done to death (8)
27 Smoking jackets? (7)
28 The person raising a point with the minister (7)
29 Name we hear of an area reserved for a purpose (4)
30 Narrow escape from a cutthroat (5,5)

DOWN
1   Expel a good man from Open University (4)
2   He may remove people from unfriendly ball (7)
3   Resided to weld on time (5)
4   German princess who made her mark? (9)
5   I object to little medical man taking wine (5)
7   As a joke, say, a lot of stuff for eating (7)
8   Egoist trying to find his true identity (4-6)
11 Hesitantly fire having common sense going round in a jumpy state (7)
14 Text sure to be dissected by theologians (10)
16 Caterer gets involved in a domestic row (7)
18 They are said in combating arguments (9)
20 Tried to get books on spear for Poseidon (7)
22 Treacle upset Agamemnon's daughter (7)
24 Arrange lease for a frame to support a blackboard (5)
25 They are the drug addicts (5)
26 Old Irish seer is reformed (4)



Solution grid



44 comments:

  1. 22d Electra*
    24d Easel*
    26d Erse*

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  2. 8 Egoist trying to find his true identity (4-6) SELF-SEEKER ( C and DD)
    27 Smoking jackets? (7) REEFERS (C and DD)
    1 Expel a good man from Open University (4) OUST (Cha) - Ah, I can guess who the writer could be. One of two.

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  3. 19A : Isn't boring, shaping trees isn't (9) INTERESTS {TREES ISN'T}*
    3Dn : Resided to weld on time (5) DWELT {WELD*+T}

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  4. 24A : Done to death (8) EXECUTED [DD]

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  5. 10 a: Exhausted convict turning up in Ireland (7) DONE GAL<=
    12 a: City still entrancing (8) EC (London) + STATIC
    23 a: Sound animal of Russian forests (5) TAIGA ~ Tiger

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  6. 13A - {R}{ASP}
    15A - CARET*
    28A - {E}{RECTOR}

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  7. 13 Venomous snakes on road make grating sounds (5) R ASP

    Snakes?

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    1. That's a typo. Questions on some clues today. Is road R or RD? Where's the anagrind in 3D? But seeing CV's comment in his ans for 1a leads us to guess who the setter was, probably.

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    2. Correction to 13A - {R}{ASPS}

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  8. 9 A SQUEEZE (DD)
    20 D TRIDENT ( tried* books or book ? - NT )
    25 D USERS (Cd )

    Not able to parse a few answers :(

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  9. Have a doubt about one solution in yesterday's CW. Have posted a comment in that post .Help please :)

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    1. Your query answered there, it was an error on my part

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  10. 5d I object to little medical man taking wine (5) ME DOC
    14d Text sure to be dissected by theologians (10) SCRIPT (URES)*
    16d Caterer gets involved in a domestic row (7) TERRACE*

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    1. Remember Wren and Martin?
      I think what is meant is 'I' here is not a pronoun but an 'object' in the grammatical sense.
      "He gave me advice."

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    2. Thank you CV. Though I clearly remember reading Wren & Martin, recalling it correctly when required is the problem.

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  11. 1A- On Bad Terms- DD
    24A- Reefers-E

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  12. 6A: MISS (DD)
    29A: SITE (hp CITE)
    7D: INGESTA (IN GEST - hp in jest + A), def = lot of stuff for eating

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  13. Leftovers

    Down - 4, 11 and 18

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  14. 6A MISS (DD)
    29A SITE (~CITE)
    11D NERVOUS (N[REV]*OUS)

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  15. Can answer be given with hesitations for 18d?

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    1. Think Renga has given the 18Dn answer in his question itself making it look like some kind of a clue!

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  16. I find no one has given the solution for 4D, but in the grid it is fillec in as 'Erectiens'.
    I had it it as 'Electress' who is given as a German princess. Clarification?
    Has Rengaswamy indicated the solution to 18D with hesitation?

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    1. 4D was not answered. ELECTRESS is correct. Seems to be a typo when CV entered the solution grid

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  17. I think Rengaswamy has 'Answerers in mind. I had also filled in the same with a little hesitation. But on checking Free Dictionary on of the meanings given is - 'Responders who avoids giving a clear direct answer'.

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  18. And now on to CV to give his indication of the setter's name.

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  19. "....from heaven" as the saying goes!
    Nice one. Thank you Col.

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  20. Those were the days when THC was published anonymously, I think, and the authorship can only be guesses. Having said that, I too thought it must be Manna..I believe that the Col. is guessing when he says 'Yes, it is.".

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    1. It could only have been MM, as after NJ's entry anonymity was done away with. The grid also confirmed it was MM

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