Thursday, 14 April 2016

No 11676, Thursday 14 Apr 2016, Gridman


HAPPY VISHU

ACROSS
1   Priest and I meet in session to consider anew (7) REVISIT {REV}I}{SIT}
5   He's in business, he'll give you a hand (6) DEALER [DD]
9   When determined, it's to your advantage (5) ASSET {AS}{SET}
10 Just like referees (9) IMPARTIAL [DD]
11 Reportedly looks at crew in swell treatment (3,4) ICE PACK {~eyes pack)
12 Edit badly grave letters in turbulent current (4,3) TIDE RIP {EDIT}* {R.I.P}
13 Log holder sounds wonderful (5) GRATE (~great)
14 Family member's tense with angry bridesman dismissing daughter (9) TRIBESMAN {T)+{BRIdESMAN}*
16 Leave girl to organise and spend time in grand style (4,5) LIVE LARGE*
19 Stone remains in hidden treasure (5) STASH {ST}{ASH}
21 Mark protects American bear (7) SUSTAIN {S{US}TAIN}
23 Reportedly looks at who's disturbing rink event (3,4) ICE SHOW (~eyes){ICE} {WHOS}*
24 First of environmentally unrefined, typical in felling medicinal trees (9) EUCALYPTI {En...y}{Un...d}{TYPICAL}*
25 Some Japanese Americans organise immigration in part (5) NISEI [T]
26 Halter? (6) GLITZY ? [E] (Correction - SENTRY [E] - Thanks to Ramesh)
27 Girl madly nasty about man athlete (7) GYMNAST {G}{Y{M}NAST*}

DOWN
1   English town's girls looking over good specs for a certain activity (7,7) READING GLASSES {READING} {G}{LASSES}
2   Six scare horribly with innards (7) VISCERA {VI}{SCARE*}
3   Relaxed, one had stuff to capacity (7) SATIATE {SAT}{1}{ATE}
4   Cheat's short attempt to palm off sticker (9) TRICKSTER {TRy}{STICKER*}
5   Store of French liquor (5) DEPOT {DE}{POT}
6   Cut a link (7) ABRIDGE {A}{BRIDGE}
7   Remark by Wilde perhaps on two animals at the end of line (7) EPIGRAM {linE}{PIG}{RAM}
8   Will this punishment make one lose time? (4,2,3,5) SLAP ON THE WRIST [CD]
15 Taking an inventory of minis I get hauled up (9) ITEMISING*
17 Clive's ill with a little enlarged sac (7) VESICAL {CLIVES+A}* (Correction - VESICLE - {CLIVES}*{En...d} - Thanks to Ramesh)
18 Tract of grassland left out (7) LEAFLET {LEA}{LEFT*}
19 Rigid Greek character pushed up breastbone (7) STERNUM {STERN}{UM<=}
20 One has a short period ahead with a language loss (7) APHASIA {A}{PHASe}{1}{A}
22 Quick! Discard small diaper (5) NAPPY sNAPPY

GRID

46 comments:

  1. 17D is vesicle

    26A is sentry

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    1. Thank you I had just corrected it before seeing your comments

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  2. Happy Tamil New Year and Vishu to all. May the New Year make all things interesting.
    Thank you Gridman for a nice enjoyable CW to start the New Year. May it continue through the year and more.
    Missed it by a whisker- to be more precise due to a sentry. Disappointed after doing all the seemingly tough ones. Could only smell samosas!

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  3. Happy New Year & Vishu to all.

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  4. Festival gift by Gridman. Thanks for samosa.

    Puthandu vazthukal!

    "Vishu" a happy new year!

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  5. Nice puzzle but deprived of samosas by 26A SENTRY and 17D VESICLE. I had 17D as VESICAL. As for 26A it was a big ?.

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  6. 26A & 17D Anno correction...'Thanks' should go to...my name sake please!

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    1. The correction I meant lies here Sir!
      (Correction - SENTRY [E] - Thanks to Ramesh)
      (Correction - VESICLE - {CLIVES}*{En...d} - Thanks to Ramesh) :)

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    2. See my reply to your namesakes post. Moreover he has not given any anno's

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  7. Thanks GRIDMAN. Thanks to you I started off the Durmukhi on a positive note.

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  8. Happy New Year and Vishu to all in the THC

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  9. Puthandy vazthugal ! Happy New Year..happy Vishu

    Gosh it was easy peasy today from Gridman as a celebration.. but ran into the vesical/vesicle issue...put down as vesical and so had 26a as Clotty - thought clots halt bleeding hence halter could be clotty :) The sentry connection is a bit obscure from Halter.. Halt caller perhaps? Anyway not cribbing.. welcome respite from the sun today here..with a lil rain.. and feast with avial and payasam and all done.. ready to be kabalikaramed :) Have a great day all..

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  10. Happy New Year & Vishu everyone. Kaineettam pending from seniors and blog owner I guess :)

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    1. You will have to come here if you want Kaineetam

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  11. Happy Vishu and New year to all@THCC.
    Enjoyed the crossword today. 20D reminded me of the old O. Henry short story "A ramble in Aphasia" - don't think I've seen the word anywhere else :)

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  12. Happy New Year & Vishu to all..Gridman's 14 letter grid was a nice beginning to the new...loved doing the long ones..Oscar Wilde's epigram reminded of the famous one,"I can resist everything except temptation"

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  13. Happy Vishu and new year to ye-all !!
    CV: Your comment on F under yesterday's annotation in AFFAIR. F is from Fortissimo in music language for strong and P is for soft from Pianissimo. I thought, as a veteran solver you knew this? How come no one else had responded to your query?

    Let's all accept open discussion and stop blog-b(a)iting each other. We had hounded off one earlier setter by Nattering Joyfully against her !

    Tolerate and relate to each other patiently !!

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  14. Raju hasn't caught on as yet :-)

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    1. Raju,

      Read comments of the last few days to catch on.

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    2. My comments were based on those of the last few days. I'm not good at cold solving of cryptic puzzles. So please elucidate and elaborate or else i'll not get enlightened !

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    3. Read the comments of one Mahesh V and the responses thereon

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  15. MB,
    Who is your namesake?! Did I miss something?
    Col.,
    Can I "Kaineettu" (Extend my hand) from Chennai? It is obviously a New Year special.

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    1. Paddy, you need to become elastic man if your "kaineetu' is to reach me

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  16. Happy Tamil New Year to all. This Tamil New Year started with sweet samosas! Thank you GM!

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    1. "Sweet samosas" specially available in Kanchee?

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  17. Got it MB. Failed to note it earlier.

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  18. Happy new year, Visu, Baisakhi, Naba Barsha to all!

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  19. Can some one help by cold solving?

    clue: Sparkling with silver-leaf layer (8)

    ?I?R?I?E

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    1. Aglitter.. Not sure if your crossing is correct

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    2. I too thought of this but the crossings I have are correct.
      If you can give me your email ID, I can scan a copy of the completed grid and you can verify.

      I have a feeling that the compiler had goofed up or the printers had let a gremlin creep in ! Both are not unusual.

      This crossword is from Mumbai Mirror which is part of my past clippings that I attempt at times.

      Thanks for showing interest, Ajeesh.

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  20. Today it is easier, but not a great puzzle Lots of glitches And ambiguous instructions. head means PHAS should be in the start, not behind letter i . So answer must be AIPHAS in 20 down terrible

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    1. I see an indirection with a = one = I (if I am right). Ahead means go in front of a fodder component not particularly at the beginning of answer. So no problem I suppose

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    2. 20 One has a short period ahead with a language loss (7) APHASIA {A}{PHASe}{1}{A}

      There is no ambiguity. One =1, A Short period = A PHASe. Ahead is moving A PHAS before 1 and then A.

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    3. To quote Ravi you are trying to defend something that is undefendable . Instead of conceding that there's a fault you wish to make up an explanation for it This is why we cannot grow

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    4. Why should he concede if there is a valid explanation?

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    5. @Mahesh,
      Please point out what's not right in my post @ 7.43.

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    6. You say Ahead Yet you deceive readers by placing the word behind. Ahead means A PHAS should follow I. This is basic grammar no doubt

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  21. Vesical in medical parlance implies something related to bladder usually urinary bladder e.g vesical calculus.vesicle suits the definition better.

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