Wednesday, 25 November 2015

No 11558, Wednesday 25 Nov 2015, Sunnet


Enjoy the show.

ACROSS
1   Start from Florida and move slowly (6) FLINCH {FL}{INCH}
4   Was frugal Bob ruffled? (8) SCRIMPED [DD]
10 Start to stop lofted shot by sportsman (3,6) SKI JUMPER  {JUMP} in {SKIER}

11 Bill's ram to misbehave (3,2) ACT UP {AC}{T UP}
12 Nick! The first two to China (5) NOTCH {NO}{Two}{CH} NO from ! (Addendum - {NOT}{CHina} - See comments)
13 Singer's time to fill job report's header (9) CHORISTER {CHOR{IS}{T}E}{Re...t}
14 Anxiety in Thailand's currency (7) TROUBLE {T}ROUBLE}
16 Modern society's intelligence (4) NEWS {NEW}{S}
19 Backed wickedness to survive (4) LIVE <=
21 Plastic base of pigpen is taken by a French man (7) STYRENE {STY}{RENE}
24 Rex manipulated, seized financial instrument, to get funds (9) EXCHEQUER {CHEQUE} in {REX}*
25 Carbon can send a message (5) CABLE {C}{ABLE}
26 A gas only found near Australia (5) OZONE {OZ}{ONE}
27 Indeed a popular time for drama (4,5) SOAP OPERA {SO}{A}{P OP}{ERA}
28 Disturbing, angering or provoking (8) ENRAGING*
29 Pass to Mark and French (6) TICKET {TICK}{ET}

DOWN
1   Person obtains stockings (8) FISHNETS {FISH}{NETS}
2   A television hit after I do it differently (5,3) IDIOT BOX {I+DO+IT}* {BOX}
3   Sofa frame (5) COUCH [DD]
5   Vehicle to add-on animation (7) CARTOON {CAR}{TO}{ON}
6   Very much inside a large system (2,1,3,3) IN A BIG WAY {IN} {A} {BIG} {WAY}
7   Pocket a half of Togo's crop (6) POTATO {POT}{A}{TOgo}
8   Expel bear (6) DEPORT [DD]
9   Indian husband enters quickly (6) APACHE {H} in {APACE}
15 Fumed at person getting breakfast item (6,3) BOILED EGG {BOILED} {EGG}
17 Agitated bear enters wood, perhaps for rest (3,5) TEA BREAK {BEAR}* in {TEAK}
18 Empty the ruined castle for transmission (8) TELECAST {ThE}{CASTLE*}
20 Bird's left initially soaked in a ferment of almonds (7) EMULSIN {EMU}{L}{So...d}{IN}
21 Say grain, in a row (6) SERIAL (~cereal)
22 Aloof king to express feeling (6) REMOTE {R}{EMOTE}
23 Some excruciating chore's simplified by repeater (6) ECHOER {Ex...g}{CHORE*}
25 Garment from college festival (5) CHOLI {C}{HOLI} ke peeche kya hai?


GRID

28 comments:

  1. Happy to have samosas! Thanks Sunnet.

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  2. Idiot Box to be highlighted too

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  3. Failed to get C "ke peeche kya hai" followed by others like SOAP OPERA TEA BREAK. Rest all fell in place smoothly. Overall an enjoyable one from Sunnet.

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  4. 12 Nick! The first two to China (5) NOTCH {NO}{Two}{CH} NO from !

    Same doubt here too!

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    1. Mine wasn't a doubt. I was indicating NO is from the exclamation mark

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    2. Thank you Sir. Never knew '!' means 'no'.

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    3. Is it a stretch or it is accepted? I think this is the first time I am coming across this. Maybe I have forgotten?

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    4. ! is the symbol for 'not' in logic

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    5. Perhaps I shoud have got Nick to send the first two to Chennai or Chicago instead of China.

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  5. YESTERDAY
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    Yesterday we sat in front of the IDIOT BOX for some entertainment without having to buy a TICKET.
    My wife wished to watch her SOAP OPERA. I on my part wanted the NEWS channel and maybe catch a glimpse of the ENRAGING flood LIVE.

    Rains having compelled my grandson turn COUCH POTATO, yelled for his CARTOON channel. But the TROUBLE was that when we switched on
    the TV a message said "No Signal". Try after the weather improves.

    So we had a TEA BREAK sans BOILED EGG IN A BIG WAY!!

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  6. Have I nudged CGB into action- if so I am happy.
    I put 'nous' in stead of 'news'. Am I eligible for a bite of samosa?
    Good show Sunnet!

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  7. I have just started a FB page
    https://www.facebook.com/thc7115/?skip_nax_wizard=true
    See if you can become a member and be able to post Comment.
    Please note I am new to this and excuse any glitch.

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    1. I have shared your page in the IXL Players group for wider coverage

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    2. Since it is not a group there is no requirement of being a member. Anybody who knows the link to the page can visit it

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  8. I as a symbol in logic is new to me. Thank you Ramesh.

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  9. 71 was the year First THC appeared.
    15 is current year when page is launched.
    As some numerics were needed I chose them.

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  10. very happy.Inititially I thought I may not be able to make it.But clues laid-out with geometric precision came in handy.Thanks Sunnet.

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  11. Tomorrow and day after are socks pull up days for me

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    1. Oh! Thank you for the advance warning to get ready mentally.

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  12. got to the xword very late today - happy karthigai to all... missed samosa by a whisker.. very small mistake :( found the going a bit unusual - the ! for no was new :) apace for quickly, Tup for Ram, person for fish, jump for lofted shot... unusual but interesting. Thanks Sunnet for some different thinking...

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    1. here is what was intended, !=Not, Start=Jump, lofted shot=skier

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