Thursday, 28 January 2016

No 11610, Thursday 28 Jan 2016, Lightning


ACROSS
1   Extreme thought essentially held by sought after swinger (8) PENDULUM {P{END}{thoUght}LUM}
5   A symbol of burden on the other side (6) ACROSS {A}{CROSS}
9   Impress one new secretary (8) INSCRIBE {1}{N}{SCRIBE}
10 Resistance to cut tree to make part of a barrel (6) BREECH {B{R}EECH}
12 Crush postage accessory (5) STAMP [DD]
13 A symbol of fortitude, physicist falling short at the start (9) AMPERSAND {AMPERe}{SAND}
14 Neglect one good nuclear mineral deposit (6) IGNORE {1}{G}{N}{ORE}
16 Fundamentalist caught in movement away from centre (7) RADICAL {RADI{C}AL}
19 Supporter truly being courageous (7) BRAVERY {BRA}{VERY}
21 Dehydrated, passes each minute with a wandering mind (6) DREAMY {DR{EA}{M}Y}
23 Change in dialect is indistinguishable (9) IDENTICAL*
25 Our neighbour in Ambur relocated (5) BURMA*
26 One knight certain to protect (6) INSURE {1}{N}{SURE}
27 Routine of first lady at line from dawn to dusk (8) EVERYDAY {EVE}{RY}{DAY}
28 Descend to warehouse (6) GODOWN {GO DOWN}
29 Impressive beauty of main road in Paris going west (8) GRANDEUR {GRAND}{EUR<=}

DOWN
1   Capri establishment detained religious man (6) PRIEST [T]
2   Engineer again lost in homesickness (9) NOSTALGIA*
3   Cut open, grate turnip after peeling its top off (5) UNRIP tURNIP*
4   Shadow cast by one half of parasol on earth after a gale begins (7) UMBRAGE {UMBRella}{A}{Gale}{E}
6   Carry bank magazine (9) CARTRIDGE {CART}{RIDGE}
7   Love extremely good ending (5) OMEGA {O}{MEGA}
8   List of clues he cracked with daughter (8) SCHEDULE {CLUES+HE+D}*
11 Knocks over box (4) SPAR <=
15 Upset in open, hard fight (9) OVERTHROW {OVERT}{H}{ROW}
17 Happened to miss the last game in English city (9) CAMBRIDGE {CAMe}{BRIDGE}
18 Accommodating soldier wearing old gaudy jewelry (8) OBLIGING {O}{BLI{GI}NG}
20 Letters from lady acknowledging foolish talk (4) YACK [T]
21 Abused climbing bear (7) DELIVER <=
22 Advocate’s work in film (6) LAWYER {LA{W}YER}
24 Relieved of ailment, is relieved start to finish (5) EASED (-d)isEASE(+d)D
25 Shed providing shelter to old nobleman (5) BARON {BAR{O}N}


9 comments:

  1. Straight forward xword from Lightning today - can smell the crispy samosas :)

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    1. KKR - See Comments yesterday about my welcoming you back. Saw the Hyd meet pics as well -- after PR's prompting. Only your full name raised a spark in me, not the initials KKR used here earlier - from which I couldn't recollect because of fading memory.

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    2. Yes Shri Vasi,
      It was my mistake (attribute my anonymity so far due to the autofill facility) to shorten my activities in the blog.
      Regards

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  3. Thank you Lightning for samosas!

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  4. Crisp clues as usual. Missed the crispy samosa- spoiled by the new secretary.
    Agree with KK Rao absolutely.

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  5. Very good entertaining type of puzzle. Thoroughly enjoyed crispy clues.2a- wonderful anind.15,6d&9a well-forged wordsmithery. In fine a wholesome package.Thanks thunderous Lightning.

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  6. 2nd day in a row solved the puzzle late in the evening & after a long time pen on paper...very good one from Lightning...crisp clues..a few easy ones..a few challenging ones..nice surface stories...

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  7. And wonder of wonders...the puzzle was up on The Hindu site at 7 am!

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