Saturday, 13 February 2016

No 11624, Saturday 13 Feb 2016, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Authenticate watch (7) WITNESS [DD]
5   Younger learner has title confused (6) LITTLE {L}{TITLE*}
9   Come to terms with a sin, but not entirely (5) AGREED {A}{GREEd}
10 Clan to run away at night (9) NOCTURNAL*
11 Extremely hearty, rounded-up alien is transparent (7) HYALINE {HeartY}{ALIEN*}
12 River of soil causes animal to retreat to every other mound in front (7) MUDFLOW {MoUnD}{FLOW<=}
13 Origins of announced courses (5) ROOTS (~routes)
14 Somehow parse note in international language (9) ESPERANTO*
16 A person with this keypad skill does not lack connection (9) TOUCHTYPE [CD]
19 Pause in invitation to fellow trailing off repeatedly (5) COMMA {COMe}{MAn}
21 Never short of such unbelievable stories? (7) TALLISH [CD]
23 Conclusion about central group having played more (7) ENCORED {EN{CORE}D}
24 Undergoes? On the contrary, surmounts (9) OVERCOMES {OVER}{COMES} Opposites
25 Income? On the contrary, expenditure (5) OUTGO {OUT}{GO} Opposites
26 Nation's beginning to decline, it's mentioned (6) STATED {STATE}{De...e}
27 Society's fine journalist got fatter (7) SWELLED {S}{WELL}{ED}

DOWN
1   If told, saint to go round where Meteorologists work (7,7) WEATHER STATION (~whether){WEATHER}{SAINT+TO*)
2   Road not taken in windstorm (7) TORNADO*
3   You can’t see if these are closed (7) EYELIDS [GK]
4   Truly, it might be at the end of a letter (9) SINCERELY [DD]
5   See copper's man as stand-in (5) LOCUM {LO}{CU}{M}
6   Most of the subordinate boom from above (7) THUNDER {THe}{UNDER}
7   Nil loan provided for manufacturing wool extract (7) LANOLIN*
8   Vacillate, as winds may in different seasons (4,3,3,4) BLOW HOT AND COLD [C&DD]
15 Looks closely around essentially lesser noblewomen (9) PEERESSES {PEER{lESSEr}S}
17 String falsehoods in Union Territory — most unattractive (7) UGLIEST {G}{LIES} in {UT}
18 That's when one has some locks removed (7) HAIRCUT [CD]
19 Bike around two sections of Ongole in tropical storm (7) CYCLONE {ONgole} in {CYCLE}
20 Wedded almost entirely to one in shop at front (7) MARITAL {MAR{I}T}{ALl}
22 Chum identified as being partly clammy (5) HUMID [T]


11 comments:

  1. A hassle-free weekend puzzle! Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, Gridman. :)

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  2. Nice weekend puzzle..easy & enjoyable...completed in double quick time..had to pause only for hyaline & Lanolin...new words but could get due to impeccable word play

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  3. Thanks Col for publishing the CW today.

    I Forgot that it was my turn today, till my wife reminded me of it. To make things worse, I didn't get the paper today. So it was a bad case of Murphy's law taking effect, till the Col. stepped in to handle the situation

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  4. Enjoyed the weekend samosas. Thank you Gridman.

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  5. Compensated for yesterday's miss and thoroughly enjoyed it today. Had a smile while filling 'Overcomes' & 'Undergo'! Marital and swelled had me searching around for a while and the G (string?) of ugliest. Hyaline was new but the wordplay and crossings helped. Thank you GM. (Gridman/ Grand master)

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  6. Nice puzzle. Enjoyed to the core. We never had this easy before. Thank you GM.

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  7. Loved it! Only got stuck at hyaline! It was a much needed reprieve from yesterday!

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  8. Enjoyed the crossword. Made my morning happy. Thank you GM.

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  9. Today's CW Theme is WEATHER: THUNDER, CYCLONE, TORNADO, BLOW HOT AND COLD, WEATHER STATION, HUMID etc>

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  10. Loved it ,more so because I got all ,Thanks Chatur Sir

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