Saturday, 5 December 2015

No 11567, Saturday 05 Dec 2015, Gridman


Plenty of holes today that the Col. helped me fill up

Across 1 Crack in bad management is pardoned (8) ABSOLVED SOLVE in BAD* 5 Indian dish trails off with one devotional song (6) BHAJAN {BHAJi}{AN| 9 Silent Tom back on one act (8) TACITURN {TAC<=}{I}{TURN} 10 Go, once relative mounts vehicle (not new) (6) AVAUNT {A{VAn}UNT} 12 Later the man entered Tamil Nadu (4) THEN {T{HE}N} 13 Needle reviewer — that's insincere (10) HYPOCRITIC {HYPO}{CRITIC} 15 Opening pair slow along omnibus course (6) SLALOM {SL}{AL}{OM} 17 Beauty on the wall? (3-2) PIN-UP (CD) 20 A record held in primarily attractive holy atmosphere (5) ALPHA {{Att..e}{LP}{Holy}{Atm..e}} 21 Fellow's answer to animal (6) DONKEY {DON}{KEY} 24 These papers give one an intake plan (4,6) DIET SHEETS (CD) 27 Stole material son removed out of Belarus's city (4) MINK {MINsK} 29 Indian antelope ailing badly (6) NILGAI {AILING}*
30 Adversaries work with questions (8) OPPOSERS {OP}{POSERS} 31 Fondle accountant on ship (6) CARESS {CA}{RE}{SS} 32 Objects // to games in which amateurs are not permitted (8) PROTESTS (D&CD)
Down 1 Clever like Egyptian king beginning engagement (6) ASTUTE {AS}{TUT}{E} 2 You have to keep it so it remains as such (6) SECRET (CD) 3 Booty said to be stringed instrument (4) LUTE {~LOOT}
4 With time to spare, nobleman meets lady at last (5) EARLY {EARL}{Y} 6 Linger by English resort's river (5) HOVER {HOVE}{R} 7 Just beginning, relative mostly no good making quick trip (8) JAUNTNG {J}{AUNTIe}{N}{G} 8 Old browser gains poncho (8) NETSCAPE {NETS}{CAPE} 11 Ordinary // joint (6) COMMON (DD) 14 Insect makes female almost take the plunge (4) FLEA {F}{LEAp} 16 Puts up a great number in grandstand boxes (6) LODGES {LO{D}GES} 17 Noble // look (4) PEER (DD) 18 Upset, Conrad is grimly cynical (8) SARDONIC {CONRAD IS}* 19 Petitioner is a soft leaper, bounding away (8) APPEALER {A}{P}{LEAPER*} 22 Many // wetsuit wearers (6) DIVERS (E) (DD &lit) See Comments 23 Ask Sue about edicts (6) UKASES {ASK SUE}* 25 All occupied, these make a full house (5) SEATS (CD) 26 Thin // candle (5) TAPER (DD) 28 Point about alternative harbour (4) PORT {P{OR}T}

Reference list

One=An, Tom=Cat, One=I, Vehicle=Van, New=N, Man=He, Tamil Nadu=TN, Record=LP, Son=S, Work=Op, Accountant=CA, On=Re, Ship=SS
Nobleman=Earl, River=R, No=N, Good=G, Female=F, Soft=P, Point=Pt, Alternative=Or 

Color/Font Scheme

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

GRID

18 comments:

  1. 22 Many wetsuit wearers (6) DIVERS (E)

    This is a DD; 1st meaning MANY, DIFFERENT

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    1. Sandhya you never fail to amaze us.

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    2. I think today you have well and truly taken over the title of CCE from CV, just the other day I referred you to him as Deputy CCE which needs to be changed now.

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    3. Thanks Sandhya Garu.

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    4. +1 to Col's comment..I call her queen of Annos

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  2. Attention all Hyderabadis and those in the vicinity, I'm giving you'll plenty of advance notice. I will be in your location from 23 to 26 Jan 16 to attend a get together of my college classmates. I will be free on 23rd Afternoon. Can we meet up somewhere for lunch?

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    1. I remember you had told me about this likely programme of reunion, when we met in Mas. As of now the date seems OK.

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    2. Ramesh that is another one in Oct 16, Golden Jubilee of the army unit in which I served

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    3. Looking forward to your visit to Hyderabad, Sir. :)

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    4. @Col, ... Ramesh?

      You mean you came here on Oct 16?

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    5. Raghu, Oct 16 is yet to appear!!

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    6. What I meant was we met for the S & B meet in Mas in Feb 15, (I think) and after our conversation then, you visited on Oct 16 the date not year.(2016)

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    7. That is American style date :-)

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  3. Plenty of holes indeed in my working too..missed out on Slalom & Donkey...kicked myself for missing out the latter...a superb weekend puzzle from the maestro

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  4. 32 Objects // to games in which amateurs are not permitted (8) PROTESTS (D&CD)

    I took it as Pro-Tests (pro for professional)

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  5. After a period of lull, just now got the internet connection.

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