Tuesday, 10 November 2015

No 11547, Tuesday 10 Nov 2015, Arden


Finding it difficult to tackle Arden of late.

ACROSS
1   Fresh vote — a signal for proper pedestrian safety (5,5,4) GREEN CROSS CODE {GREEN} {CROSS} {CODE}
10 Carrions feed not on a lake (5) OFFAL {OFF}{A}{L}
11 Half baked, half hearted babble while facing drought (9) BRAINLESS {babBle}{RAINLESS}
12 Land around American city (7) SEATTLE {SE{A}TTLE}
13 A way to enter stage with a bit more refinement (7) TASTIER {T{A}{ST}IER}
14 Ball and socket joint partly comes down (5) LANDS [T]
16 Doctor in a rush, went back (9) RETREATED {RE{TREAT}ED}
19 Lands more tailor fish (3,6) RED SALMON*
20 Solicitor's caught river fish (5) TROUT {T{R}OUT}
22 On Easter, curiously, chaplain's not in (7) PASCHAL CHAPLAinS*
25 In a group, may be men like endless sex... (2,5) EN MASSE {EN M*}{AS}{SEx}
27 ... on time, 11 implications (9) OVERTONES {OVER}{T}{ONES}
28 Flood starts swirling overhead (5) SPATE {Sw...g}{PATE}
29 Sweet subject in front entrance (7,7) TURKISH DELIGHT {TURKISH} {DELIGHT}

DOWN
2   Held back as soldier ate and had some water (9) REFRAINED {RE}{F{RAIN}ED}
3   Success story involves many who are upwardly mobile (5) ECLAT {E{C}LAT}<=
4   Communication as a vehicle of support and thrust (9) CABLEGRAM {CAB}{LEG}{RAM}
5   Abstract painting's Oscar role (2,3) OP ART {O}{P ART}
6   Growing old makes sense for a change (9) SENESCENT {SENSE*}{CENT}
7   Order to essentially cut reference marks (5) OBELI {OBE}{sLIt}
8   Verbal agreement finally guaranteed (7) ENSURED {EN{SURE}D}
9   Diplomat stopped meeting halfway (6) CONSUL CONSULtation
15 Well, get it hard boiled and have it (9) SPAGHETTI {SPA}{H+GET+IT}* Semi&lit
17 State where river and church get new name (9) TENNESSEE {TE{N}{N}ES}{SEE}
18 With volunteers I chose a correct person to head Government (9) TAOISEACH {TA}{I+CHOSE+A}*
19 Harmony with music and booze (7) RAPPORT {RAP}{PORT}
21 Match shade at different levels (6) TIERED {TIE}{RED}
23 Beastly guide (5) STEER [DD]
24 Meal brought in as usualunchanged around 1 p.m. (5) LUNCH [T]
26 From a sailor emerges a herdsman (5) MASAI [T]

GRID

30 comments:

  1. 8 Verbal agreement finally guaranteed (7) ENSURED {EN{SURE}D}

    What is the container indicator in this clue?

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  2. 8 Dn finally -- in the end.

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  3. Deepavali greetings to all.

    सबको दीपावली की शुभ कामनाएँ

    எல்லோருக்கும் இனிய தீபாவளி நல்வாழ்த்துக்கள்!

    అందరికి దీపావళి శుభాకాంక్షులు

    എല്ലാവര്‍ക്കും സന്തോഷവും ആഹ്ലാതവും നിറഞ്ഞ ദീപാവലി ആശംസകള്‍.


    postscript: Errors and omissions excepted. :)

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    1. Thanks Richard. Wishing everyone a happy Deepavali.

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  4. Struggled to get close to the finish line. Needed net to get across it.

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  5. Struggling near the start line!!

    Wishing everyone a very happy Deepavali with family & friends.
    A big 'Thank you' to all the early greeters.
    Agree 100% with Col.'s byline.

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  6. An uphill struggle that was worth all the trouble...a glowing satisfaction after solving each of the clue...en masse bought a smile..while overtones was very devious....a 29 A..

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  7. How does one select b fro half hearted 'babble'?

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    1. Simple!
      Heart of BAbbLE is bb.
      Half-hearted is b.
      That's all.

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    2. Long time yet for me to graduate! Thank you CV.

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  8. Happy Diwali to all....had the customary tilli ka tel..shikakai..basin snanam...a Tamil Diwali in the heart of Hindi hinterland...

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    1. Hasten to look up rush or reed in a dictionary.

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  10. No issue of TH tomorrow. Any special from Col.?

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  11. Thank you CV. I tried for reed and could not not get. After seeing your post, tried 'rush' in Chambers ( not in free dic.) and got it. Requires perseverance and shall try for it in future and not be in a rush for guidance.

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  12. Arden's credit line appears to have been missed out.

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    1. There is a mention of Arden in the preamble though.

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  13. Yeah tough one. Liked 25A and 19D.

    Happy Deepavali everyone.

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  14. A very happy Diwali to ye-all !! Have a great and sparkling day and may God bless ye-all and this blog!!

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  15. No one has answered 8:40 comment from Sandhya right at the top

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  16. Finally meaning- 'In the end'. Am I right? So, no separate container indicator required.

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  17. I may yet graduate !
    Happy Deepavali to all of you

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