Thursday, 10 December 2015

No 11571, Thursday 10 Dec 2015, Neyartha


ACROSS
1   Greedy king's article misplaced after check by some public house employees (8) BARMAIDS {BAR}{M(+a)AID(-a)S}
5   Dress hiding note about an expedition (6) SAFARI {A}{F} in {SARI} (Correction - {FA} in {SARI})
9   Sweet aromatic plants with the student for the Pole (9) ANGELICAL ANGELICA(-s+l)L
11 Put in cold storage? (2,3) ON ICE [CD]
12 Cheer up the Oriental and a couple of Poles admitting wrongdoing in retreat (7) ENLIVEN {E}{N{LIVE<=}N}
14 Void the abridged note on asafoetida (7) NOTHING {NOTe}{HING}
15 Slim ring for the Oriental log's a device used in some interviews in the olden days (4,8) TAPE RECORDER {E}{RECORD} in {TAPER}
17 Lure to Booth's complex to solve problems (12) TROUBLESHOOT*
20 Takes off time to replace the village leader's electronic accessories (7) REMOTES REMO(-v+t)TES
22 Announced waterproofing for the overhead covering (7) CEILING (~sealing)
23 Adult rambling about contributing to the extremist (5) ULTRA [T]
24 Forearm injured after party finds location to put the lintel (9) DOORFRAME {DO}{FOREARM*}
26 One invested in Turkish currency goes west with the Yankee in a flippant manner (6) AIRILY {A{1}RIL<=}{Y}
27 Having no protective layer, I ignored strange silkiness (8) SKINLESS SiLKINESS*

DOWN
1   Bits of grass in the computer server modules (6) BLADES [DD]
2   Governor's router lag is fixed (9) REGULATOR*
3   Woodworker's tool was heard by everybody (3) ALL (~awl)
4   Dispersed authority with the credentials Ed manufactured (13) DECENTRALISED*
6   Artificial intelligence to cover the seat was derived from observed facts (1,10) A POSTERIORI {AI} around {POSTERIOR}
7   It could save one in the court (5) ALIBI [CD]
8   Building agencies briefly keep out the name of the glacial period (3,3) ICE AGE AGEnCIEs*
10 Old man's enclosed timepiece with a swinging weight? (8,5) LONGCASE CLOCK [CD]
13 Doctor, a virtual pro, finds an artificial cloud (6,5) VAPOUR TRAIL*
16 Free the Turkish island with an animal swimming in an English river (9) EXTRICATE {TR}{I}{CAT} in {EXE}
18 Upset by the revolutionary creative work on a female (6) TRAUMA {TRA<=}{UMA}
19 Issue with partial regression (6) EGRESS [T]
21 Drive a car for the company (not Ola) (5) MOTOR MOTORola
25 Enthusiast's aid to create air circulation (3) FAN [DD]

GRID

12 comments:

  1. Replies
    1. Indeed!Great spotting...ceiling fan..regulator...blades..

      Delete
  2. I was floating on air rather than 11A after completing the puzzle...far easier than usual Neyartha's puzzle but still had to work hard

    ReplyDelete
  3. Today's writeup is on 21 down.
    Up there: https://www.facebook.com/thc7115/?fref=nf

    ReplyDelete
  4. Nice one from Neyartha. Missed out on only two. 18D : TRAUMA & 26A : AIRILY...nevertheless an enjoyable solve.

    ReplyDelete
  5. 'Longcase clock' - This is a new phrase for me. I have always known it as grandfather's clock. Are all grandfathers 'long cases'?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Blades cut away my samosas. However happy to solve this much of Neyartha!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Back to the blog after a long enforced absence. Enjoyed doing the easier Neyartha. Did not get nothing (learned that nath is asaf.) & a poste...
    Realised that there are places without water! Remembered the good old saying-"Water water everywhere, not a drop to drink". Of course that referred the sea, but then we had an inland (in house for some of us) sea. This too was not drinkable for different reasons.

    ReplyDelete
  8. NEYARTHA in his ELEMENTS and AT HOME - AIRILY, REMOTE ( for FAN), CEILING. MOTOR ( FAN motor? ) CEILING, BLADES ( fan blades?) EGRESS , LONGCASE CLOCK, TAPE RECORDER, REGULATOR ( for fan) VAPOUR ( trail) , ICE

    ReplyDelete
  9. Kewl one from Neyartha :) - Trauma cost me samosa .. not completely eazy breezy and sweated a bit over some - but then cooled down with the theme :)

    ReplyDelete