Tuesday, 9 February 2016

No 11620, Tuesday 09 Feb 2016, Spinner


ACROSS
1   Surprisingly, court isn't after criminal establishment (12) CONSTRUCTION {CON}{COURT+ISN'T}*
10 This Setter has no special secret (5) INNER spINNER
11 Forgery I am into it, crazily! (9) IMITATION*
12 Supplying some marijuana amongst a cartel (6) ARMING {A}{R{Ma...a}ING}
13 Asses die strangely due to ailments (8) DISEASES*
15 Unsettled uncle left, jumping off moving train (9) UNCERTAIN {UNClE}{TRAIN*}
16 Start argument about a territory (4) AREA {Ar...t}{RE}{A}
20 CM is trying to contain smog (4) MIST [T] He sure is amongst all his antics!!
21 Settle their woes or... (9) OTHERWISE*
24 ...lie to leaders of Locomotive employees society, seemingly agitated (8) RESTLESS {REST}{Lo...e}{Em...s}{So...y}{Se...y}
26 Notices beer crates every now and then (6) ALERTS {ALE}{cRaTeS}
28 Wins for six hundred members of British party (9) VICTORIES {VI}{C}{TORIES}
29 Gas spreading over plantation (5) GROVE {G}{OVER}*
30 “It's a small, broken down workshop!” “That's adequate!” (12) SATISFACTORY {ITS+A+S}*{FACTORY}

DOWN
2   Baubles, gold stars wrapped around book (9) ORNAMENTS {OR}{NAME{NT}S}
3   Forest rangers arresting unknown person (8) STRANGER [T]
4   Right to abet robbery (4) RAID {R}{AID}
5   It's primarily in charge during emergencies/attacks (10) CRITICISES {CR{IT}{IC}ISES}
6   Photographs Spinner playing games (6) IMAGES {I}{GAMES*}
7   Pins hurt when stuck into naked skin, at first (5) NAILS {Na..d}{AIL}{Skin}
8   Key model stored inside bottle (5) VITAL {VI{T}AL}
9   Abnormal rising sun captured by two undergraduate beginners next to Alabama (7) UNUSUAL {Un...s}{SUN<=}{Un...s}{AL}
14 Space Transportation System's creative but doesn't incorporate right data (10) STATISTICS {STS} has {ArTISTIC}*
17 River rose, flowing into lake (9) RESERVOIR*
18 Wander behind troublemaker in rally (7) IMPROVE {IMP}{ROVE}
19 Endless resolve to break into firm by evening (8) TWILIGHT {WILl} in {TIGHT}
22 Nearly every other ball leads to Malinga outsmarting Sachin Tendulkar (6) ALMOST {bAlL}{Ma...a}{Ou...g}{Sa...n}{Te...r}
23 One who leads you and me to that woman (5) USHER {US}{HER}
25 Belts worn on feet? (5) SOCKS [DD]
27 Finally, India is returning to the summit of Anatolian region (4) ASIA {i..iA}{IS<=}{An...n}


20 comments:

  1. Early breakfast of scrunchy satisfying samosas! Thank you Spinner for an enjoyable CW.
    Could not get the anno for 14D.
    Why did Sachin have to be outsmarted by Malinga? I would have preferred the other way!

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  2. Struggled for a long time to fit in Ozone, taking gas as def. For lack of a proper anno., I started looking around and landed in the grove.

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  3. Cake walk Samosas! Thank you Spinner

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    1. My dear Ram, What did you finally eat? Cake or samosas? Or Kanchipuram idli or whatever was served at the breakfast table? Specify!

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    2. LOL...Sir, it was Chappathi with panneer masala... to be specific.

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    3. I suppose one has to go to the dining table only if he cannot get any cake or samosa here, am I right?

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    4. So you had a double dose!

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  4. Thanks Spinner :) certain words do strike a chord )

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  5. Liked the clue 20a and the Col's apt comment against it. Nothing shrouded there!

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  6. Thank you Spinner for offering crispy samosas!

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  7. An easy but enjoyable fare from Spinner...lots of usual references to cricket made the puzzle lot spicier...a 30A solve

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  8. A good feast indeed.words fell in from unexpected quarters thanks to handy clues.2d - new dimention to stars.6d- play with games or words? 25d -Top('s)imagination agitated. In nutshell most 'its a small broken down workshop' Thank you, top sir.

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  9. Sorry for the typo.pl. read as dimension.

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  10. It was smooth, consistent clearing the grid and done before starting for work. Thanks Spinner

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  11. Long time ago I used to do Jumble which appeared in Indian Expresss.This was a creation by Henri Arnold..just rediscovered it in telegraph edition..http://www.telegraphindia.com/jumble

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  12. Delectable fare.Thank you. You really TOP.

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  13. Thanks for all the 'top' comments :)
    Paddy ji,the first few deliveries that beat the master's bat make the barrage of boundaries that ensue even more enjoyable.

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  14. Spinner Srivathsan Santhanam haS Set a Satisfactory Sizzler ! Superb Solving Such a Smooth Sailing Ship !!

    Serve uS Some more !

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  15. An Enjoyable and easy crossword ,got all today. Feeling great,thanks Spinner

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