Saturday, 9 January 2016

No 11596, Saturday 09 Jan 2016, Gridman

Across

1 Likes son to follow a couple of pages and drift (8) APPROVES {A}{P}{P}{ROVE}{S}
5 Electronic image's big appeal the girl recalled (6) BITMAP {B}{IT}{MAP<=}
9 Almost cover new set of young persons in soldiers' hangouts (8) CANTEENS {CAp}{N}{TEENS}
10 Spice of fifty in shelter (6) CLOVER {C{L}OVER} Clover is a spice?
12 Help follows ruler's surprise attack (4) RAID {R}{AID}
13 Concession held back by cripple can be chucked away (10) DISPOSABLE {DIS{POS<=}ABLE}
15 They are heard well by society (6) SOUNDS {SOUND}{S}
17 Easy to follow Shakespearean king coming after many (5) CLEAR {C}{LEAR}
20 Greeting Shakespearean hero, ignoring first two characters (5) HELLO {otHELLO}
21 Half-a-dozen having common, not top-class, illustration (6) VISUAL {VI}{uSUAL}
24 Timetable creators reportedly dropped impossible rules (10) SCHEDULERS {~SHED}{RULES*}
27 Hindu god of love initially “kills” — all maidens aroused (4) KAMA (Acrostic)
29 Setter's back with gruff shout: “Set out” (6) EMBARK {EM<=}{BARK}
30 In sum, took off (8) DEDUCTED (CD)
31 Stree, in agitation, takes Tamil leader’s new exam (6) RETEST {STREE*}{T}
32 Confidential: each son gets free loan (8) PERSONAL {PER}{S}{LOAN*}

Down

1 Grant a c-string (6) ACCORD {A}{C}{CORD}
2 Expert makes almost weak trim without a bit of effort (6) PUNDIT {PUNy}{DIeT} {PUNy}{eDIT} See comments
3 Romeo, say, with first of lines forgotten, is finished (4) OVER {lOVER}
4 He, Ann and Lui, all lose first place, getting this ho-hum feeling (5) ENNUI {hE}{aNN}{lUI}
6 Woman up — man below does nothing (5)  IDLES Anno pending {ID<=}{LES} See comments
7 While shifting house, these are taken away (8) MOVABLES (CD)
8 Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8) PARTERRE {PART}{ERREd}
11 Pass around writings in bursts of energy (6) SPASMS {PASS*}{MS}
14 Marco's game (4) POLO (DD)
16 One heartily loves devouring them (6) NOVELS {oNe}{LOVES*} &lit
17 Teatime conversation (4) CHAT {CHA}{T}
18 Tea users' runaway attendant (8) CHASSEUR {CHA}{USERS*}
19 Patel, initially having apprehended betrayal, shredded a set of letters (8) ALPHABET {PATEL+H+A+B}*
22 Box no small amount (Euro excepted) that has been raised (6)  CARTON {eCART}{ON}<=
23 Property destroyer gets Virginia land mucked up (6) VANDAL {VA}{LAND*}
25 Game jumps (5) DARTS (DD)
26 One of the Canterbury pilgrims on woman (5) REEVE {RE}{EVE}
28 Spoils not one of courses (4) RUNS {RUiNS}

20 comments:

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    1. Les is a mans name, short for Lester or Leslie

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    2. Remember Leslie Charteris?

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    3. Creator of 'The Saint', I loved his books

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  2. Couldn't get SCHEDULERS, DARTS AND REEVE :((. Yet many clues, like APPROVES, BITMAP,DISPOSABLE, NOVELS, VISUAL bear GM's stamp. Happy

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  3. Lovely puzzle...
    Was unables to annotate idles & parterre...nice one this HOD...thanks COL for such a useful blog & Gridman for an entertaining puzzle

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  4. 2d: In second part of anno, I think it is E removed from EDIT

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  5. A clue from Sowmya's TH BL Brand crossword 100 discussed here in my FB page:
    https://www.facebook.com/thc7115

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  6. Not able to understand HOD. Can someone pl. explain?
    Put in voices for sounds and could not devour the novels.

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    1. 8Dn : Whole constituent slipped up, dismissing HOD from theatre section (8) PARTERRE {PART}{ERREd}
      My understanding : ..'dismissing HOD mean... 'd' 'is' 'missing' from HOD. Hence slipped up = ERREd ... 'd' is removed. Hope it is ok.

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    2. And HOD has to be read as head of department

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  7. Thank you MB. I could understand that much. But no indication for selecting D from HOD. There should be something which I have missed (erred?) Is it Head of Dept.(D) missing from 'Erred'? I think that should be it.

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    1. Yes, it could be! Hope CV Sir could help us in this regard.

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    2. HOD is Head of Department, meaning D

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    3. Thanks, Suresh garu. My Head is clear now!

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  8. That woman up and man below in 6Dn and also PAMmy girl in 5Ac stole my samosas today :-( ...English names...not my cup of tea!

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    1. In India Pattammal may be called Pattu or Pat. Girls familiar to each other may call 'Di..." You might probably see an Indian connection there, MB. Just kidding.

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