Thursday, 12 November 2015

No 11548, Friday 13 Nov 2015, Arden


Three answers per commenter with annotations. 
Will update the main post with annotations later in the evening

ACROSS
1   Impediment to lift sweetheart's clothes (8) WARDROBE {WARD<=}{ROB}{swEet}
5   She rejected dances without prima ballerina (6) STELLA STELLAb <=
10 Risk taking Romeo gets sore (7) CHANCRE {CHANC{R}E}
11 Expensive food — throw rest away (7) LOBSTER {LOB}{REST*}
12 Distant, finally far removed to give expression (5) EMOTE rEMOTE
13 Tea — to a degree? (9) DOCTORATE {TEA}*
14 European survey on noise of birds (12) SCANDINAVIAN {SCAN}{DIN}{AVIAN}
18 Double risk having to partly counter leg break (12) DOPPELGANGER {OPPose}{LEG*} in {DANGER}
21 Strangely, a grim part doesn't make sense (9) RIGMAROLE {A+GRIM}*{ROLE}
23 Religious scholars rejected atheisma mistake admitted (5) IMAMS [T<=]
24 Condemn Bernanke for hiding the deficit (7) BLACKEN {LACK} in {BEN}
25 Take off setting some limit at entry (7) IMITATE [T]
26 From Emirates, I'm off for a holiday (6) EASTER EmiRATES*
27 It's very delicate as he will follow urges (8) EGGSHELL {EGGS|}HE'LL}

DOWN
1   Run out and you get one (6) WICKET [CD]
2   Why fall? May be the next character takes top spot (6) REASON {-s+r)REASON
3   Frenzied cheer about a pop singer is rare (9) RECHERCHE {CHEER}* about {CHER}
4   Place of culturebeing red perhaps with reason (8,6) BREEDING GROUND {BEING+RED}* {GROUND}
6   Prohibitive price of spectacles (5) TABOO {TAB}{OO}
7   John's got time for hair dressing — the womaniser (8) LOTHARIO {LO{T}{HAIR*}O}
8   Is in concert — playing Reggae in between (8) AGREEING {REGGAE}* over {IN}
9   Campaigning for poll — show interest in green revolution (14) ELECTIONEERING {ELECTION}{EER{I}NG*}
15 Facilities for American soldiers and international relationships (9) AMENITIES {A}{MEN}{I}{TIES}
16 Work in potential growth area — lovely! (8) ADORABLE {DO} in {ARABLE}
17 Gripe about one writing proverbs (8) EPIGRAMS {GRIPE*}{A}{MS}
19 Able to copy a piece of furniture... (6) CANAPE {CAN}{APE}
20 ... also one riding a wave (2,4) AS WELL {A}{S WELL}
22 Joint chafed at the centre (5) ANKLE rANKLEd

GRID

50 comments:

  1. I have deleted the post by Chaturvasi on the same CW. In case any of you commented there as I was deleting the post, please repeat that comment here

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  2. 17 Gripe about one writing proverbs (8) EPIGRAM - I in anag of gripe
    19 Able to copy a piece of furniture... (6) CANAPE - can ape

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    1. [EPIGR}* AMS. Unable to understand how AMS comes?

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    2. One=A, Writing=MS ( Manuscripts)

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    3. Thanks Ramesh. Definitely I would have never deciphered this.

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    4. Sorry for being careless and sorry for not giving the anno. Senior mooooooooooooments.

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  3. 9 Campaigning for poll — show interest in green revolution (14) ELECTION (POLL) EERING (GREEN* I {NTEREST})

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  4. 6 Prohibitive price of spectacles (5) TAB (PRICE) OO (SPECTACLES)

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  5. 18a Double risk having to partly counter leg break (12)DOPPELGANGER [D(OPP-o-s-e)(ELG*)ANGER]

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  6. 21A Strangely, a grim part doesn't make sense (9) (RIGM A)* ROLE

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  7. 4D Place of culture — being red perhaps with reason (8,6) {BREEDING}* GROUND

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  8. The Hindu Chennai edition today does not carry either Crossword or Sudoku puzzle. Where did this crossword spring from?

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    1. It is put up on the web site of the paper.

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  9. 26 From Emirates, I'm off for a holiday (6) EASTER (EMIRATES - I M)*

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  10. 5A STELLAb<=
    2D REASON {-(s+R)EASON} Fall may be = SEASON
    13A DOCTORATE ( Rev anag of TEA)

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  11. 11A : Expensive food — throw rest away (7) LOBSTER {LOB}{STER*}
    8D : Is in concert — playing Reggae in between (8) AGREEING (IN) in (REGGAE*)

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  12. 7D : John's got time for hair dressing — the womaniser (8) LOTHARIO {LO{T}{HARI*}O}

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  13. ACROSS:
    4 European survey on noise of birds (12) SCAN DIN AVIAN
    24 Condemn Bernanke for hiding the deficit (7) B(LACK)EN
    27 It's very delicate as he will follow urges (8) EGGS HE'LL

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  14. 10 Risk taking Romeo gets sore (7) {CHANC(R) E}

    23 Religious scholars rejected atheism — a mistake admitted (5) IMAMS (Rev T)

    16 Work in potential growth area — lovely! (8) {A(DO) RABLE}

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  15. LEFTOVERS

    Across : 1, 12, 25

    Down : 1, 3, 15, 20, 22.

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  16. 1A: (WARD)(ROB)(E)
    12A: (-R)EMOTE
    25A:IMITATE(T)

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    1. WARD=Drawback;an impediment....nice wordplay

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  17. During lunchbreak from work (12:00 to 1:30) saw the post...could complete in double quick time..lovely puzzle..far easier than the previous offering....my COD..DOCTORATE

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  18. Lovely clues!

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    3 Frenzied cheer about a pop singer is rare (9) {RE{CHER}CHE*}
    5 Facilities for American soldiers and international relationships (9) {A}MEN}{I}{TIES}
    20 ... also one riding a wave (2,4) {A}{S WELL}

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  19. Final two for grabs!

    Down clues : 1 & 22 (Yet to be solved)

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    1. Already 1 Wicket Down!

      Left with only one i,e 22Dn.

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    2. ...and the last wicket fell at 3:43 p.m. All out now!

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  20. I got a 'Wicket' at last.
    1D- Wicket- Run out is a wicket. Is it calledE?

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  21. I should have peeped in earlier. TH comes up with surprises.

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  22. Will this be in the print edition tomorrow? likely.

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    1. This will be in the solution tomorrow

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  23. Paddy you were right. This has come in the print edition as well as in the epaper. I wonder whether the online paper will carry it again or whether they will publish a new on there to cause more confusion !!

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  24. The Holiday confusion continues !!!

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  25. Boo hoo for all those who solved this yesterday.
    Yoo hoo to those like me who didn't

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    1. One more Yoo hoo for you today in TH on line.

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  26. Chennai. 10.00 a.m. And I have not received the paper.
    With proper offices all gone, the call to the mobile phone of the agent (the only contact number I have) is not accepted.
    As for the CWD, I will keep my mouth firmly shut and take the fingers off the keyboard.

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  27. MS is manuscript.
    MSS is the abbr. for manuscripts.
    Our Carnatic musician is referred to only as MS though strictly it should be MSS.

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  28. Reall lovely xword from Arden. bTW 11549 by Arden is up online. Is it going to be put up for common solving? Another masterpiece from Arden..

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    1. I am not putting it up for solving. Let's see if this trend continues next week. Will take a call after that.

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    2. Good idea. Deepak. Else those who like to solve on paper, like, I do, will not be able to visit the blog.

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  29. Is this pre-emption going to continue for ever?

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  30. Hopefully not. Beyond that, who knows what TH is up to?

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  31. Did solve today's offering...but without this blog felt a sort of vacuum...kuch maja nahi aaya

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  32. In common medical parlance the word "Chancre" is used for an ulcer or sore due to Syphilis.Nothing wrong with the clue,though.

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    1. In that context, this would also be &lit.

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