Saturday, 28 November 2015

No 11561, Saturday 28 Nov 2015, The Phantom


Off to drop children to school. Will add the usual colours when I get back
Addendum - Added the colors. Thanks Col. for updating the Anno for Viva Voce & Usual

Across

1 Pen writing for example in pinkish colour (6) CORRAL {COR{R}AL} 4 Accepting growing old having retired forever (8) AGREEING {AG{REE<=}ING} 10 Naked, in other words nude, without clothing (9) UNDRESSED {NUDE}* around {DRESS} 11 Throw out old fur coat with the passage of time (5) EXPEL {EX}{PELt} 12 Soldier chasing my dog (5) CORGI {COR}{GI}
13 Bulk of salt regularly extracted from Americium bromide (9) AMPLITUDE {AM}{PLatITUDE} 14 Canoe abandoned in the deep (5) OCEAN {CANOE}* 16 Writer possessing suit of this colour? (3-5) PEA-GREEN {PE{A GREE}N} 19 In disguise Arab is touring Israel's capital (8) BRASILIA {ARAB IS}* around IL 20 With practice, record … (5) WRITE {W}{RITE} 23 … next time broadcast all over radio and TV (9) IMMEDIATE {TIME}* around {MEDIA} 24 Child carrying article lost in an estate house (5) MANOR {M(-in+AN)OR} 26 Country’s national wearing ceremonial robe (5) TONGA {TO{N}GA} 27 Clearly out, bowled, in a cruel manner after scoring ninety-nine (9) OBVIOUSLY {O}{B}{VicIOUSLY} 28 Stylish dresses, clothing model’s highlighted (8) STRESSED {DRESSES}* around T 29 Let woman out of hospital board van (6) LEASED {LEA{ShE}D}

Down

1 Cling // to power (6) CLUTCH (DD) 2 Horseman to free the queen (5) RIDER {RID}{ER} 3 Their chief being absent, Canadian minister negotiated with natives (8,7) AMERICAN INDIANS {CANADIAN MINIStER}* 5 Trouble following sea’s rising? Best wishes for safe journey (8) GODSPEED {GOD S PEED <=} 6 Flower cultivation improves green covering at home (7,8) EVENING PRIMROSE {IMPROVES GREEN}* around IN
7 Irresponsible brat turned criminal (9) IMPRUDENT {IMP}{TURNED*} 8 Ships in the middle of sea, surrounded by large volumes of water, for example (8) GALLEONS {GALL{sEa}ONS} 9 Normal people acceptable to generally everyone (5) USUAL {US}{U}{ALl} Generally=Mostly All 15 Pitman finds a large hole in the middle, that’s bottomless! (4,5) COAL MINER {CO{A}{L}{MINE}Re} 17 Prevents revolting odour using scent regularly all over (8) OBVIATES {OB<=}{VIA}{TnEcS<=} 18 Six against an English bowler of “the bodyline series” in a test (4,4) VIVA VOCE {VI}{V}{A} {VOCE} 21 Courage is never to yield (5) NERVE {NEVER*} 22 Begged, being primarily poor and always bankrupt (6) PRAYED Anno Pending P{R{AY}ED} See comments 25 Negative votes block essential passage of bills (5) NOSES {NO{pasSage}ES}

Reference list

Forever=E'er, Old=Ex, Soldier=GI, My=Cor(Exclamation), Israel=Il, With=W, Article=An, National=N, Out=O, Bowled=B, Ninety nine=IC, Model=M, Woman=W, Hospital=H 
Queen=ER, At home=In, People=Us, Acceptable=U, Large=L, Odour=BO(Body Odour), Six=VI, Against=V, An=A, Always=Ay

Color/Font Scheme

Definition,Solution,Component letters,Anagram Indicator,C/C indicator,Reversal Indicator,Hidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicator,Deletion Indicator,Homophone I
ndicator,Movement Indicator,Positional Indicator,Substitution Indicator

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17 comments:

  1. Lovely clues Phantom!

    22 Begged, being primarily poor and always bankrupt (6) PRAYED

    {P}{R{AY}ED}
    P: primarily Poor; AY: always; RED: in the red (bankrupt)

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  2. Great parsing, Sandhya!
    How do we deal with 'the'?
    Would the Wp lead to P THE(AY)RED?
    Just for discussion.

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    1. I think that is fine. "the red" can be taken as the specific letters "r,e&d".

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  3. I had AY for always and so couldn't see the anno until Sandhya published hers. I used to boast myself as CCE. Which title now rests on Sandhya fair and square - and brilliant.

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    1. Thank you CV! You will always be our CCE and mentor - nobody can take the crown from you :)

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    2. Can't insert images in the comments section. However here is the link to it

      HAGAR THE HORRIBLE

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    3. The above comment is in the wrong slot as it is a response to Raju's comment

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  4. Delightful crossword Phantom, thanks!

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    1. Yep Ramki.. quite fun.. enjoyed the geographical trivia.. Tonga, Brasilia.. couldnt parse coal miner and amplitude.. thanks Colonel for that :) Thanks Phantom...

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  5. Awesome puzzle. Neat surfaces. Simple clues and simple words

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  6. Did Aamir Khan's wife saw this cartoon strip before her comments to him? Lokk at the cartoon Hagar the Horrible in today's Hindu. Col: Can you piublish it here? I cannot find a way of doing it . Thanks.

    Hindu being launched in Bombay? Will it carry the Crossword ? How mantyin Bombay will read ? I mean, with their rush -push-hush-sush life of anonymous noise and incognito life?

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    1. sorry read see for saw !! My mind is in a see-saw !! with all the intolerance debates ! more typos lokk, piublish manty !! sorry !

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  7. Simply phantomatic thanks to phantastic clues.4,16 &23a callfor special mention.25d - Simply floored by the way 'bills' handled.All taken, all told an absorbing week-end puzzle. Thank you,sir.

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  8. Missed the cw & just read the blog...will miss tomorrow's IXL as well..hectic time for me..

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