Friday, 27 May 2016

No 11711, Friday 27 May 2016, Arden


ACROSS
1   Slight change in sensuality, easy to be overlooked (6) INSULT seNSUaLITy*
4   Regular air service (8) EVENSONG {EVEN}{SONG}
10 Look out! Is it becoming funny? (9) FACETIOUS {FACE}{OUT+IS}* 'It' is superfluous and confusing
11 Relish in bringing us together (5) GUSTO [T]
12 School will tend to go online (7) NURSERY {NURSE}{RY}
13 Get together, participate briefly and secure victory (7) ENTWINE {ENT{WIN}Er}
14 In their circle they are all equal (5) RADII [CD]
15 A study of values cut short, not born for study of life (8) AXIOLOGY {AXe}{bIOLOGY}
18 Its whereabouts little children want to know (8) PUSSYCAT [CD]

20 Those people have resistance as a unit (5) THERM {THE{R}M}
23 Place of exile is revisited by ex-chief of secret police in Russia (7) SIBERIA {IS*}{BERIA}
25 Again choose a dance movie featuring Charlie (7) REELECT {REEL}{E{C}T}
26 One had gone back to zero state (5) IDAHO {1}{DAH<=}{O}
27 Sit out, between end of May to end of July, collect pieces that are tiny (4-5) ITSY-BITSY {SIT*}{maY}-{BITS}{julY}

28 Leaves, having the time to wander through slums (8) GHETTOES {THE+T}* in {GOES}
29 Afraid a sports car has entered (6) AGHAST {A}{G{HAS}T}

DOWN
1   It's fashionable to spread out and go with the men (8) INFANTRY {IN}{FAN}{TRY}
2   Sow gets dog tied up (7) SECURED {SE{CUR}ED}
3   Draws as fish eater is prone to be excluded (9) LOTTERIES {OTTER} in {LIES}
5   May be invested in exchange, street has a stake (6,8) VESTED INTEREST  {VESTED IN}*{STREET*}
6   Short article — drink up after dusk (5) NIGHT {NIG}{eHT}<=
7   Getting rid of head of state during a trip (7) OUSTING {OU{St..e}TING}
8   Girl makes lover cringe (6) GROVEL {G}{LOVER*}
9   Deploys archaic ways to make sugar (14) POLYSACCHARIDE*
16 Refuse to bother with one who makes a mess (9) LITTERBUG {LITTER}{BUG}
17 Violet will make them stay (8) AMETHYST*
19 One is clearly not happy taking it (7) UMBRAGE [CD]
21 Treacle playing a part (7) ELECTRA*
22 Demanding like a Monarch (6) ASKING {AS}{KING}
24 Some not so orderly, climbing up to perch (5) ROOST [T<=]


15 comments:

  1. Rather neat clues today from Arden...some tied up clues - subthemes but not able to make out a full theme.. Amethyst has a very nice surface :) So also the Insult clue :) Radii surface rather charming :) Polysaccharide quite well disguised in the anagram fodder. Vested Interest ...hmm partially telescopic but i would not have said vested is well disguised enough.. Yep the it in Facetious threw me off too :(

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  2. Nice one from Arden. Found NW corner rather tough going. Things got complicated with my 14A fill as PEERS. Overall a satisfacory solve. Thanks, Arden.

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  3. 5d: in colour coding, 'in' needn't be in colour, I think. Please check.

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  4. Happy Birthday SriVidya

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  5. Belated Happy Birthday & many Happy returns of the day Srividya.

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  6. Many Happy Returns Srividya. Thanks to Arden for her birthday special by clueing neatly.

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  7. Couldnt get to the puzzle until afternoon. Nice one from Arden. Struggled for annos of Siberia & Facetious. Liked the long ones & most of the clues...Pussycat brought a smile while axiology was new.
    Many happy returns of the day Srividya.

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  8. Didn't attempt in the morning as I was watching the spelling bee. Wonderkids really to jointly win the finals!
    Thanks Arden, it was nice to crack almost all. Siberia was a hit in the dark. Google helped to confirm it.

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    1. What a miss- the Spelling Bee! Did not know about it. Read about Indian kids sweeping the Geo Bee in today's papers.

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  9. See Akash's comment under yesterday's blog. He quotes the longest telescopic clue yet, an 18 letter telescope!

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  10. Didn't attempt in the morning as I was watching the spelling bee. Wonderkids really to jointly win the finals!
    Thanks Arden, it was nice to crack almost all. Siberia was a hit in the dark. Google helped to confirm it.

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  11. Satisfying solve. Took effort. But, I could complete. Thank you Arden.

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