Saturday, 5 March 2016

No 11642, Saturday 05 Mar 2016, xChequer

Lots of clues left for the audience as an exercise 

Across
7 Those that should be done on time in prescribed measure (6) DOSAGE {DOS}{AGE}
8 Spade and place to bury producing shiver (8) (Addendum - SPLINTER {S}{PL}{INTER} - See comments)
9 Conduct audit test ignoring second opinion (8) ATTITUDE {AUDIT TEsT}*
10 Heaved, say stomach turning with disgust, primarily (6) (Addendum - TUGGED {TUG<=}{EG<=}{Di...t) - See comments)
11 Beginning of Gold Rush displaying this? (5) GREED {Gold}{REED} &lit
12 Notice over notice (hand-out) providing summary (6) (Addendum - SPEEDY {SP{hEED}Y} - See comments)
14 'Be good enough then to never get involved', I snapped, 'forget it!' (4,4,2,5) (Addendum - DON'T EVEN GO THERE - {DO+THEN+TO+NEVER+GET+iT}* - See comments) 
17 Appear in register at university (4-2) (Addendum - ROLL UP {ROLL} {UP} - See comments)
18 Amber-coloured fish (5) (Addendum - BREAM* - See comments)
22 Hat for American hood (6) BONNET (DD)
23 Livid when daughter's put on perfume (8) INCENSED {INCENSE}{D}
24 Nut associated with itch and rash (8) (Addendum - HEADLONG {HEAD}{LONG} - See comments)
25 Note dead link (6) RELATE {RE}{LATE}
Down
1 Anger reflected in letters men left behind (9) POSTERIOR {POST}{ERI<=}{OR}
2 Standing outside at home when there's nothing to eat (6) FAMINE {FAM{IN}E}
3 Decide murder cases, raise objections (5) DEMUR (T)
4 In form, lethal turn (3,3,2) (Addendum - ALL THE GO {LETHAL}* - See comments)
5 Special effects picture produced by silver line in any two corners of photograph (8) ANAGLYPH {AN{AG}{L}Y}{PhotograpH}
6 Honoured to provide food, clothing — philanthropic at heart (5) FETED {FE{T}ED} 
8 Narcotic in peg includes synthetic (5-8) (Addendum - SLEEP-INDUCING* - See comments)
13 Means to getting arrayed, including, at times, a ring? (9) (Addendum - ORNAMENTS {MEANS+TO+RiNg}* &lit - See comments)
15 Keen on the dry winds (8) THRENODY {ON THE DRY}*
16 Diminished capacity, one forced into execution of will (8) (Addendum - VOLITION {VOL}{1}{INTO*} - See comments)
19 Reverse joint to put out (6) RANKLE {R}{ANKLE}
20 Heralds coming to barn with songs of praise (5) (Addendum - BODES {Barn}{ODES} - See comments)
21 Stole vehicle parts, emptied shelf (5) SCARF {S{CAR}helF}


31 comments:

  1. 24 Nut associated with itch and rash (8){HEAD}{LONG}

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  2. 8 Spade and place to bury producing shiver (8) S PL INTER Sliver?
    10 Heaved, say stomach turning with disgust, primarily (6) TUG GE<-D
    18 Amber-coloured fish (5) BREAM*

    8 Narcotic in peg includes synthetic (5-8) SLEEP INDUCING*



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    1. "Shiver" also means "to crack or split into fragments" i.e. SPLINTER

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  3. 16 Diminished capacity, one forced into execution of will (8){VOL}{1}{TION}*

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  4. 14 'Be good enough then to never get involved', I snapped, 'forget it!' (4,4,2,5) DON'T EVEN GO THERE

    4 ALL THE* GO?

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  5. 13 Means to getting arrayed, including, at times, a ring? (9) ORNAMENTS* MEANSTO* + RN?

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  6. Forgot to add this:
    12 Notice over notice (hand-out) providing summary (6) SP(hEED)Y

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  7. 20 Heralds coming to barn with songs of praise (5) (B)(ODES)

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  8. 4 In form, lethal turn (3,3,2) ALL THE GO
    (ALL THE)* = LETHAL

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    1. Use of turn appears redundant since this is a RA.

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    2. I think 'turn' is anind for (lethal)* and 'go' for form?
      Def. 'In' Dic. gives meaning of 'All the go' as popular.

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    3. GO: Turn. Form is the anagrind.

      IN: All The Go: popular

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  9. 12A- Speedy? (summary), but cannot get notices.

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    1. notice SPY over notice HEED with H out

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    2. Thank you NR. Glad my solution is right.

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  10. 6D- Feted. Why clothing in the clue? Feed is to provide food. T is from 'ph...T...'

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    1. CLOTHING is the container indicator for T

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    2. 6D is a super wow ! Absolutely lovely surface !! Using clothing and food and philanthropic, honoured .. Xchequer is great :) Got all this time and not as long as yesterday .. if Speedy is right - thanks for the parsing..didnt think of heed :)

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    3. Thank you SP. Missed that.

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  11. Nice work-out from xChequer - found it easier than yesterday's grid! 11A is my COD.

    Thanks Bhala :)

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  12. 8 Ac. S(pl)inter. Some very nice clues

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  13. 14 'Be good enough then to never get involved', I snapped, 'forget it!' (4,4,2,5) DON'T EVEN GO THERE

    anno?

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    1. @Sandhya: DO (be good enough) + (THEN TO NEVER GET - iT)*

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    2. Thanks Bhala! I couldn't go beyond THEN TO NEVER GET.

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    3. Thanks Bhala! I couldn't go beyond THEN TO NEVER GET.

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  14. CD?
    I tried - (good then to never)*- We have O in stead of E to get the final answer. Working back from the known answer as in Maths?

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  15. Phew...crossed barrier at 7 in the evening...just such a tough but utterly lovely one...lots of annos missing..thanks to all of you guys & gals for providing the annos & a big thanks to x chequer for two great x words..

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  16. As you read & reread the clues...they grow on you...how much hard work the setter must have done to bring such glittering nuggets...hats off exchequer

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