Monday, 2 November 2015

No 11540, Monday 02 Nov 2015, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Glow of one of an Israelite tribe catching setter in contest (8) RADIANCE {D{I}AN} in {RACE}
5   Be generous in baby party (6) SHOWER [DD]
9   One of the chosen people drops vessel in river (7) DRAFTEE {RAFT} in {DEE}
10 Small room is principally trying for a music instrument player (7) CELLIST {CELL}{IS}{Tr...g}
11 Such a person won't discriminate ethnic groups (3-6) NON-RACIAL [E]
12 Toys for Tots, maybe (4) TOPS [CD]
14 One goes after a new model — not pro (4) ANTI {A}{N}{T}{1}
15 A more tired, fallen measurer (10) RADIOMETER*
17 With comrade, I manage sidesplitting Gran — spectators will laugh at that (5,5) COMIC OPERA {COM}{I}{C OPE}{gRAn}
19 I study computer screen image (4) ICON {I}{CON}
22 Black Prince recalled? Nonsense! (4) BLAH {B}{LAH}<= The Prince reappears!
23 Inhaled when sea rover drew at first (9) ASPIRATED {AS}{PIRATE}{Drew}
25 Through channel bridge (7) VIADUCT {VIA}{DUCT}
26 Lacking principles, one married male takes test (7) IMMORAL {1}{M}{M}{ORAL}
27 United, wed daughters bringing in core needs (6) WEDDED {WE'D}{D{neEds}D}
28 And other things in target cells expanded to full form (2,6) ET CETERA [T]

DOWN
1   Cranny dude refurbished is superfluous (10) REDUNDANCY*
2   Granted unconventional police search (7) DRAGNET*
3   Do you finally get a learner honest-to-goodness? (6) ACTUAL {ACT}{yoU}{A}{L}
4   Claim help can't change venue of Bhopal gas tragedy (8,5) CHEMICAL PLANT*
6   Break brings it up or me (4-4) HALF-TIME {HALF}-{TI<=}or{ME}
7   Dog white, stylish, domestic animal (7) WHIPPET {W}{HIP}{PET}
8   Reportedly correct ceremony (4) RITE (~right)
10 Scribe whose strokes are finished (13) CALLIGRAPHIST [CD]
13 Spanish city stocking bad fruit (10) GRANADILLA {GRANAD{ILL}A}
16 I somehow echo custom of part of Chennai known by name of old building (8) ICEHOUSE {I}{ECHO*}{USE}
18 Beat-up fat duck (7) MALLARD {MAL<=}{LARD}
20 Circle bed that is occupied by the queen (7) COTERIE {ER} in {COT}{IE}
21 Group leader's footfalls in early arrival (6) PREMIE PREMIEr
24 Declare bluntly: heads of all venal organisations withdrawn (4) AVOW Acrostic

GRID

28 comments:

  1. Loved the deletion indicators SIDESPLITTING (17A) and FOOTFALLS (21D) :)

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  2. Very nice. Thanks Gridman for an enjoyable puzzle solved by 8.45 AM

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  3. Lovely enjoyable morning thanks to Gridman. Honest to God, I could smell Granadilla (suitable replacement for samosa) I got the fruit but missed out on 'actual' & 'early arrival'.

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  4. Phew... the grid would just not load online :( had to make up the grid from scratch using crossings etc ! not bad - managed all but premie and had comic opera as comic sport :) Thanks Gridman.. very enjoyable xword. Any advice please for people like me doing the xword online? Is there any way we can have a stock of standard grids on excel etc?

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    1. Srividya: it is hard work at first but once u have a collection it becomes easy...e.g. I have Gridman's 8 types of grid..this keeps repeating...if u require i can mail u my entire grid collection in excel

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    2. Google for Puzzle Cave.
      Regiter for free.
      D/l prog and install.
      You can set grids in a trice and then use it to enter ans from clues in another window.
      See detailed instrns on relevant page on this blog. See top.

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    3. The prog goes by the name crossword compiler.

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    4. Puzzlers Cave not Puzzle Cave. I have used it to make interactive grids of all TH setters and saved it on my computer. I can send all to those interested after they dowload Crossword Compiler from Puzzlers cave

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    5. Sir..do send..i have already downloaded the software...you have my email id...vasant.srinivasan@gmail.com

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    6. While saving the grids, give titles with four Ac slot nos. and four Dn slots from the periphery.

      Today's will be Gridman 1 2 27 28 1 24 8 13

      This will enable you to recall the relevant clue for repeated use.

      The day's puzzle may be saved by a diff title and discarded if need be.

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    7. Ignore color and linkline in the above note.

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    8. Vasant, I have sent you a zipped folder with 110 different grids used by various setters. They are numbered serially for each setter and some of them have a THC Number in brackets

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    9. Thanks everyone. DG sir could you please email to my id. Think you have it already.

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    10. Could you please send it to me as well? mailsujatha@gmail.com. Thanks a lot!

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  5. How one learns!The other day we had Hal in Tajmahal..today it has reappeared in Blah...this learning has become permanent...like princess=Di; prince=Hal

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    1. TYPO is the compiler's solution.

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    2. I had it as KIDS and landed in hot soup, to get other solutions :(

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    3. Barring N-E corner had no problem with others. All said and done an enjoyable puzzle. Thank you Gridman.

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  7. I was in doubt while filling tops, but thought it should be right on seeing the blog. Thank you Suresh for the correction.

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  8. @Ram sir Thanks for trying the community grid :) Do you have Facebook a/c ? If so please join the 1Across group, you can find the others grids there !
    @Raju sir, Thanks for trying the CW & for the feedback :)

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  9. Col.
    Pl. correct 12A as 'Typo'.

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    1. Done now. I was not at home earlier

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  10. Lost samosas because of the typo and hence whippet.

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