Monday, 18 January 2016

No 11602, Monday 18 Jan 2016, Arden


ACROSS
9 Blue river view (7) OBSCENE {OB}{SCENE}
10 Distant reflection, ray could be flashy (7) RAFFISH {RAF<=}{FISH}
11 Knock on head — hide painful response in this place (7) BAHRAIN {B{AH}RAIN}
12 Tata organisation acquired most of real estate in state capital (7) ATLANTA {LANd} in {TATA}*
13 Handel's work, late by a month (4,5) DEAD MARCH {DEAD} {MARCH}
15 Breaking each left claw (5) CHELA*
16 Calling one an immoral beast (7) CHEETAH (~cheater)
19 Reason to wear torn garment (7) RAIMENT {R{AIM}ENT}
20 Vassal in a Belgian city (5) LIEGE [DD]
21 Well known side, close to a line (9) LEGENDARY {LEG}{END}{A}{RY}
25 Assaults in part of police records (3,4) MUG SHOT {MUG S}{HOT} Hot from ? See comments 26 Bill bowled them out in play (7) MACBETH {AC}{B} in {THEM}*
28 Tea and drink break for worker throwing a fit (7) TANTRUM {T}{ANT}{RUM}
29 God! the writer's back on air (7) NEPTUNE {NEP<=}{TUNE}

DOWN
1 Sick doctor runs on call... (6) MORBID {MO}{R}{BID}
2 ...while volunteers gherao him heartlessly with a complaint (6) ASTHMA {AS}{T{HiM}A}
3 Cheese after short break (4) FETA AFTEr*
4 It's often nerve-racking to keep note (6) TENNER [T]
5 Break nose (8) BREATHER [DD]
6 A fine story about long suffering (10) AFFLICTION {A}{F}{F{L}ICTION}
7 Finally, one in seven could be from a capital (8) VIENNESE {onE+IN+SEVEN}*
8 Bird's nice, depending on whether it gets high or low (8) PHEASANT P(-l+h)HEASANT
14 The thing that blows on a mountain (10) MATTERHORN {MATTER}{HORN}
16 Boston, say, hosted a run leading to tragedy (8) CALAMITY {C{A}{LAM}ITY}
17 Developing hospital wing has to consolidate (8) EMERGENT {E{MERGE}NT}
18 Break it up (4,4) HALF TIME [CD] (Addendum - TIme <= -See comments)
22 House of stone in India (6) GEMINI {GEM}{IN}{I}
23 Praise modernity on radio channel (6) AVENUE {AVE}{NUE}(~new)
24 Is God a he? Why different? (6) YAHWEH*
27 Face work in church (4) COPE {C{OP}E}

GRID

14 comments:

  1. 25A Assaults in part of police records (3,4) MUG SHOT {MUG S}{HOT} Hot from ?

    IN: HOT

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  2. Break it up (4,4) HALF TIME [CD]

    Could this be? IT<- = half of TI/ME

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    1. I had it as what Sandhya Garu has suggested. I think that is what Arden had intended

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    2. I think so too... had parsed it the same way.

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  3. Hats off to Arden for his excellent, crisp clues!

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  4. Superb!
    Found it tough going for most part..but thoroughly enjoyed...its a classic puzzle full of all tricks in the trade

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  5. Nice blog too Col..new font...very colourful & as usual very instructive

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    1. Didn't like the end result, so went back to the time tested colours

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  6. Bird's nice, depending on whether it gets high or low (8)

    "Depending on whether it" - do we need it or does it contribute to the clue?

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  7. Tata organisation acquired most of real estate in state capital

    Do we need "in" when "acquired" exists?

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  8. Knock on head — hide painful response in this place

    Is "Knock on head" = brain? Or Head = Brain?

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  9. The clue has to have meaningful surface reading as well. In the above examples both 'in' & 'it' take care of it.
    Nice is pleasant if it has L(ow) and becomes a bird if it gets H(igh).

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  10. Bird's nice, not high but low!

    Tata organisation acquires most of real estate for state capital

    Head hides painful response here.

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