Monday, 28 March 2016

No 11661, Monday 28 Mar 2016, Scintillator


ACROSS
1   With special festivities following, abandoned afternoon sleep (6) SIESTA {S}{fIESTA}
4   A bid to become part of Union (8) PROPOSAL [DD]
9   Stray kid that's ordinary managed to secure a concentration (6) ORPHAN {O}{R{PH}AN}
10 Harvest from cultivar bore a leaf on trees (8) ARBOREAL [T]
12 Is moaning somewhat terrible bedroom complaint? (8) INSOMNIA {IS+MOANINg}*
13 Calling in Spanish, “Hello!”, priest interrupts a commotion (6) HOOPLA {HO{OP}LA}
15 Rage for designer clothes (4) GEAR*
16 Albeit in half measure, approximately or completely (10) THOROUGHLY {THOugh}{ROUGHLY}
19 In formal meetings, put to rest personal opinions (10) INTERVIEWS {INTER}{VIEWS}
20 Over and above all round production (4) OPUS {O}{PUS<=}
23 Forty winks not just for Tom (6) CATNAP [CD]
25 Tall person with head upright (8) BEANPOLE {BEAN}{POLE}
27 Tower, public house and cabin building (8) BARBICAN {BAR}{CABIN}*
28 In bed — husband or ... partner? (6) COHORT {CO{H}{OR}T}
29 Son loafing around without hesitation and playing with catapult (8) SLINGING {S}{LINGerING}
30 Northern parts vital to remain with an African (6) KENYAN {KE{N}Y}{AN}

DOWN
1   It's unpleasant in bedroom to sing and not be comprehended (7) SNORING {NOR} in {SING}
2   Tricky position — in the end, spent a second over a move in chess (2,7) EN PASSANT  {p...oN+SPENT+A+S}* over {A}
3   With Uma Thurman killing a human, this problem is resolved (6) TRAUMA {UMA+ThuRman+A}*
5   Remarkable letters in literary circles (4) RARE <=
6   Expert criminal put off (8) PROROGUE {PRO}{ROGUE}
7   Strips from the bottom to hit the sack (5) SLEEP<=
8   This is to soothe baby to get rid of bawling, primarily (7) LULLABY {LULL}{bABY} &lit
11 Nearly fasten a loose garment (7) NIGHTIE {NIGH}{TIE}
14 Had 7 Dn. worded differently to protect Saint (7) DROWSED {S} in {WORDED}*
17 Study heavy edges on constructed polygon (9) HYPNOLOGY {HeavY}{POLYGON}*
18 Aspiring German wanders off, one in Germany previously (8) DREAMING {D}{REAM{1}NG*}
19 Inexperienced person in America going out — that's a nightmare! (7) INCUBUS {IN}{CUB}{US}
21 Soften small butts in gun (7) SWEETEN {S{WEE}TEN}
22 Continue button in the Land of Nod? (6) SNOOZE [DD]
24 One roti doled out outside temple gateway (5) TORII {1} in {ROTI}*
26 A boring person with yellow beard (4) YAWN {Y}{AWN}

16 comments:

  1. 3 With Uma Thurman killing a human, this problem is resolved (6) TRAUMA {UMA+ThuRman+A}*
    This clue was puzzling. killing a human = remove a human
    a as end letter could have come after human (in place of this)
    What is the AnagrInd here?

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    1. If killing is AnagrInd, then where is the deletion indicator?

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    2. Killing is for removal of HUMAN from Uma Thurman. This gives us 'Traum'. The A given in the clue is to be added to this, but I am able to find any indication for this.

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    3. I thought the anind was resolved..yes the clue has 'problem'..definition not at the end(or begining ) & anind far away from the fodder..maybe I am reading it wrong..hope Scintillator clarifies

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    4. The clue was intended to be a composite anagram. (HUMN+TRAUMA) is resolved to get UMA THURMAN. This indicates the definition is in the middle. 'Killing' is the indicator to remove 'A' from HUMAN.

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    5. Wow!That is outstanding cluing.The word was simple enough to get but to create it must have required great creative skill
      Thanks..

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  2. Nightie is also related to sleep and may be added as a theme word.

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  3. 16D. DREAMING is rather vague. 20A OPUS is also not well clued.

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    1. I thought Dreaming was very well clued..the instruction quite clear

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    2. I think it is parsed this way: GERMAN + I (for one) + D (for Deutschland).

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  4. I am already sleepy.......

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  5. scintillator must be in a terribly perverse mood to set such a theme for a Monday puzzle ! :) :) oops missed out on snoring and couldnt parse Siesta (thanks for this) and opus.. i thought Opus was (up (above) + So - over)*

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  6. Despite the theme...was wide awake for this scintillating one...difficult but a completed grid was enormously satisfying..learnt new words too..barbican..prorogue..hypnology..

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  7. Prorogue is usually used while adjourning parliament/ assembly sessions. Since it is part of a long political jargon we tend to overlook such terms.

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  8. I think 4A and 22D are CDs and not DD?
    Loved the devious container indicators in KENYAN and SWEETEN :)

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