Monday, 23 May 2016

No 11707, Monday 23 May 2016, Neyartha


Neyartha's at the stock market today.

ACROSS
7   Substitutes tolerate offence (6,2) STANDS IN {STAND}{S IN}
9   Time to overcome the resistance to a distinguishing symbol in the shopping centre (6) MARKET MARKE(-r+t)T
10 Ridiculous canoe logo attached to the unknown branch of science (10) OCEANOLOGY {CANOE}*{LOGO}*{Y}
11 One moving forward to produce a symbol (4) ICON (+1)ICO(-1)N
12 Countryman freed without repercussions? (4) SCOT SCOTfree
13 Spasm returns after pixel corruption becomes clear (8) EXPLICIT {PIXEL}*{TIC<=}
16 Nut containing lithium for the bird (7) PELICAN {LI} in {PECAN}
18 Branded and cleaned piano was abandoned (7) STRIPED STRIpPED
20 European control of the woman's headgear (5,3) DUTCH CAP {DUTCH} {CAP}
21 As per Kabul laws, captured the mammal (4) BULL [T]
23 Caught naked mammal (4) BEAR (~bare)
24 Spotted ... (4,4,2) LAID EYES ON [E]
25 Awkwardly limn a frame for the American on a fabric (6) MUSLIN {US} in {LIMN}*
26 Doctor, irate, embraced by boy going west with certifying officials (8) NOTARIES {IRATE}* in {SON<=}

DOWN
1   Family reputation (5) STOCK [DD]
2   Does going below this lead to a freezing experience? (9,6) ANTARCTIC CIRCLE [CD]
3   Game's opening salvo needs Otago opener Kirsten's elegant response (7) SNOOKER Acrostic
4   Brought back the balance initially lacking after test loss and gets an award (4) EMMY Anno pending (Addendum - {sYMMEtry <=} - See comments)
5   Type of implant seen in Africa hit retail by mistake (10,5) ARTIFICIAL HEART*
6   Setback after the legends turn up with a first class cover for extraterrestrial stones (9) AEROLITES {A{EROL<=}1}{SET<=}
8   Brief call to substitute uranium by the king (5) SHORT SHO(-u+r)RT
14 Fix by getting rid of one half of a golf club (3) PUT PUTter
15 Suitor with a note on Oxford University's pleasing to the eye (9) BEAUTEOUS {BEAU}{TE}{OU'S}
17 Bow found in a sacred chest reportedly (3) ARC (~ark)
19 Bent spoon alloyed with titanium provides choices (7) OPTIONS {TI} in {SPOONS}*
21 Stable attachment suppressing the sound from an animal (5) BLEAT [T]
22 Protect the blanket (5) COVER [DD]
24 Not in favour of delay getting extended (4) LONG proLONG


27 comments:

  1. 24a Is it a d&cd? Else what is the role of ... ?

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  2. I thought of dotting the i's, but could not fit in the logic

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  3. I considered it as an Ëasy"type clue

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  4. That is the easy way to look at it.

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  5. A doubt about 11A-
    "One moving forward" in coin. But where do we get the coin from? Of course with the crossings I filled in.

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    1. produce is coin.. not sure of the syntax though..

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    2. Thank you Srividya. Like in 'Coin a word/ phrase'.

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  6. Ah.. tats the parsing for Emmy :) Couldnt figure this out for the life of me ! also Market.. took symbol as Mark, not marker.. hmm.. some tricksy ones today .. but good fun :)

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  7. Is it this?
    One- I
    Con- Moving forward
    I find one of the meanings of 'on' is to study or peruse.

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  8. Does 2D require a 'Does'?

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    1. For surface reading, I think- esp. with a ? at the end.

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    2. Remove the ? mark and remove the 'does' and you get 'Going below this leads to a freezing experience."

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    3. In fact, a question mark at the end of a clue indicates that the answer is not what actually happens but is only what can be derived from cryptic reading.

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    4. In this case that is not the case, because if you went below that line you would have a freezing experience.

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    5. Because it is a CD any extraneous word is OK. Though in this case it is fine.

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    6. I don't think so in this case. The Does and the question mark give a different interpretation

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    7. Will you freeze when you go below that answer? I don't think so hence the? Some might experience while others might not.

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    8. When we say it is freezing, we mean it is very cold. And generally we mean water, not blood.

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  9. Good puzzle.Good times don't last long. Dreading the arrival of Skullduggery and xChequer.

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  10. Any thoughts on the anno for 24A. I cannot see it as an E clue. If it is, it has no place in this crossword.

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    1. I can only think of the three dots as spots hence "spotted".

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    2. But 'spotted' is already there. Is it meant to be a DD?
      Spotted= Laid eyes on
      ...= spotted= Laid eyes on

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    3. I think it's supposed to be read as Spotted ... - " Having spots" for the surface read and Spotted - Laid eyes on., for the cryptic read. I think its intended as a CD rather than a straight clue..

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  11. After travelling, did the xword late in the morning...lovely puzzle...missed out on Aerolites & striped...took 24A as Easy type...

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