Friday, 25 March 2016

No 11659, Friday 25 Mar 2016, Arden


ACROSS
1   Girl's service return — it's not easy to get on top of it (5-8) SENNA FOREHAND ?{S'ENNA<=} {FOREHAND} (Addendum - PENNY FARTHING {PENNY} {FAR<=}{THING} - See comments)
10 Crime committed under pressure by a man of god (5) ARSON pARSON
11 Alliance cut short — atomic bombs make it self-evident (9) AXIOMATIC {AXe}{ATOMIC}* What's the role of 'Alliance' ? (Addendum - {AXIs}{ATOMIC}* - See comments)
12 Complain about complaint (9) BELLYACHE [DD]
13 Make a hole through material (5) DRILL [DD]
14 Avoid dip in wading poolit could be self-defeating (3,4) OWN GOAL {WAdiNG+pOOL}*
16 Saw finally three animals (7) EPIGRAM {t..eE}{PIG}{RAM}
18 Identification grants entry, he goes west (4,3) NAME TAG {NAM}{E TAG}<=
20 It prevents loosening of hair on head (7) LOCKNUT {LOCK}{NUT}
22 Tailless ram on the hill (5) BUTTE BUTTEr
24 Lignites for making mutton chops, say (9) SIDEBURNS {SIDE BURNS}  Anno not clear (Addendum - {SIDE} BURNS} - See comments)
26 Scandal breaks up, private banks create a scene (9) LANDSCAPE {SCANDAL}*{Pr...tE}
27 Brace Mark? (5) TWAIN [DD]
28 A big mistake for vehicles to carry small outdated arms (13) BLUNDERBUSSES {BLUNDER}{BU{S}SES}

DOWN
2   Character used pen to describe grain storage (7) EPSILON {PEN}* around {SILO}
3   Girl in a big city will attack animal (5-4) NANNY-GOAT {NAN}{NY}-{GO}{AT} (Addendum - {N{ANN}Y}-{GO}{AT} - See comments)
4   Most of the country once used this money (5) FRANC FRANCe
5   Sid will create a scene (5,4) RAISE HELL (~sid<=)
6   Odd hour, foolish to get up — it's hot (5) HUMID {HoUr}{MID<=}
7   New attire makes one better dressed (7) NATTIER {N}{ATTIRE}*
8   Rentable wombs — surrogate services issue? (3,6,4) SAM BROWNE BELT*
9   Getting used to a capital overseas — that said, siting is difficult (13) ACCLIMATISING {A}{CC}{LIMA}{SITING}* overseas = ~cc seas = CC See comments
15 Make laws with support and seal it off (9) LEGISLATE {LEG}{SEAL+IT}*
17 Develops slowly in country set up (9) INCUBATES {IN}{CUBA}{TES<=}
19 Limited format in a larger context of morning service (7) MATINAL [T]
21 “Kind of warrantee, we reject”, you say (7) NARRATE wARRANTEe*
23 City in Europe makes sensational claims (5) ESSEN [T]
25 The nerd departs with a small book (5) DWEEB {D}{WEE}{B}

GRID

30 comments:

  1. 11 Alliance cut short — atomic bombs make it self-evident (9) AXIOMATIC {AXe}{ATOMIC}* What's the role of 'Alliance' ?
    (AXI[-s])(OMATIC*)

    ReplyDelete
  2. 11A Alliance could be AXIS during World War II

    ReplyDelete
  3. 24a: I think we have to look at 'Lignites' as 'L ignites' (by a separation), when L (left) gives us 'side' and 'ignites' gives 'burns'.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks. I got the answer but,couldn't figure it out.

      Delete
  4. 24d L = SIDE; ignites = BURNS

    ReplyDelete
  5. I was belted by Sam Browne for sometime until google gave soothing feeling.

    ReplyDelete
  6. For 9d I had
    9 Getting used to a capital overseas — that said, siting is difficult (13)
    Getting used to=Defn
    A=A
    Capital=Lima
    Over=C/C indicator
    Seas that is said =CC
    Siting = Fodder
    Is difficult= Anag Ind


    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Nice one Ramesh. I only got the 'Sting is difficult'. Wsa able to fill the rest with the help of crossings.

      Delete
  7. Penny farthing, Sideburns, Locknut- ingenious but difficult to get. Enjoyable.
    1A- I too put it as forehand but found it difficult to get the first part.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Tough one compared to yesterday's

    Girl in a big city will attack animal (5-4) NANNY-GOAT {NAN}{NY}-{GO}{AT}

    I had it as N(ANN)Y GO AT

    Avoid dip in wading pool — it could be self-defeating (3,4) OWN GOAL {WAdiNG+pOOL}*
    It could be on double duty?

    Limited format in a larger context of morning service (7) MATINAL [T]
    Position of Telescopic indicator is correct?
    Also thought 5D has another level of indirection

    ReplyDelete
  9. 24A is the COD of the day. Enjoyed today's fare.

    ReplyDelete
  10. another beauty from Arden

    ReplyDelete
  11. Found it tough going all the way...put automatic in 11A & missed out on 5D..also coconut instead of Locknut for 19A...Penny farthing was nice but had to google Sam Browne Belt...got sideburns & parsed it correctly..lovely use of ellipse..Butte reappeared in the space of a week...
    Great cluing..tough but instructive..

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Read elision in place of ellipse

      Delete
  12. Defeated by Arden totally today :) Missed out on Sam Browne belt - since i had Butte wrong. Very difficult today ... had to use loads of help.. loved locknut as clue. Phew... now need sustenance :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Tough one but could complete it today as well. Had trouble parsing PENNY FARTHING and SIDEBURNS. Overall a nice puzzle. Thank you, Arden. :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. 1A : Girl's service return — it's not easy to get on top of it (5-8) SENNA FOREHAND ?{S'ENNA<=} {FOREHAND} (Addendum - PENNY FARTHING {PENNY} {FAR<=}{THING} - See comments)

    Was wondering how FAR<== is 'service return'...then realized it was R.A.F.(Royal Air Force) returning!
    Initially I too was led to think of Steffi Graf's service return!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ...and later took Google chacha's help to get Penny Farthing!

      Delete
  15. How come MB can miss RAF?! We civilians can.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Some days I feel more like coming to THCC than going to 'Chacha' as MB calls him afectionately. Informative & interesting too.

    ReplyDelete