Tuesday, 21 June 2016

No 11732, Tuesday 21 Jun 2016, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Run on the bank finished, predator comes back (8) OVERFLOW {OVER}{WOLF<=}
6   Lima man protecting Muslim leader (4) IMAM [T]
9   One that brings together is the squad at the hospital department (6) UNITER {UNIT}{ER}
10 Takes in I am a little short, not completely primo (7) IMBIBES {I'M}{BIt}{BESt}
13 If one has __ __, one cannot continue to track the spoor (4,5) LOST SCENT [FITB]
14 Smut provided by regular girlie magazine's cover and back (5) GRIME {GiRlIe}{Ma...nE}
15 Possesses topless dresses (4) OWNS gOWNS
16 Men, in style, in camaraderie (10) FELLOWSHIP {FELLOWS}{HIP}
19 Ennoble any stray old queen (4,6) ANNE BOLEYN*
21 Maiden figures in one high point (4) ACME {AC{M}E}
24 Lobbies for political ousters as leader is banished (5) URGES pURGES
25 In the opening of novel, queen is disguised as guardian (9) CHAPERONE {ER} in {CHAP ONE}
26 Shrink's led away after primarily dubious victory (7) DWINDLE {Du...s}{WIN}{LED*}
27 Individual, nicest, not new in turning to be most reserved (6) ICIEST {I+nICEST}*
28 At hand, beastly sound heard (4) NIGH (~neigh)
29 Exercises for journalists covering banquet, for example (5-3) PRESS-UPS {PRES{S-UP}S}

DOWN
2   I came (in Rome) with boy for meat (7) VENISON {VENI}{SON}
3   Half a side, among others, is to undergo a second exam (6) RETEST {RE{TEam}ST}
4   Repast regal male laid out (5,4) LARGE MEAL*
5   Said to rubbish where spare tyres may be found (5) WAIST (~waste)
7   Having crowd mentality, bomb his settlement (7) MOBBISH*
8   Emirate specs altered for great works of art (12) MASTERPIECES*
11 A pair of giants in card game (3,3) BIG TWO [DD]
12 Unexpectedly, a lead unfolds dramatically (3,2,1,6) ALL OF A SUDDEN*
17 Stores no opener, apart from theatre offerings (4,5) LAYS APART {pLAYS A PART} (Addendum - LAYS ASIDE {pLAYS ASIDE}
18 Mistreated sailor with American journalist (6) ABUSED {AB}{US}{ED}
20 Player growing up with girl's shrewish activity (7) NAGGING {N}{AG{G}ING}
22 Cuts actor-politician-editor’s writing on display (5,2) CHOPS UP {CHO}{PS} {UP}
23 Stands up to cries of disgust of the French first (6) DEFIES {DE}{FIES}
25 On air for a song is a bird's cry (5) CHEEP (~cheap)

GRID

19 comments:

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    1. I guess it is typo, col. The PART is already in the clue

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    2. Thanks, was doing it on the train so didn't pay attention to the crossings. Should have realised Gridman wouldn't have APART in the clue as well as the solution

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    3. Appreciations to Col. The trains may run late. But he makes appearance exactly at 8.30 AM

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  2. 28 At hand, beastly sound heard (4) NIGH (~neigh)

    Not sure if NEIGH is a homophone of NIGH.

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    1. Neigh is pronounced as (nā) and Nigh as (nī)

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    2. agree with you- granted p(h(o)n)etic cryptic licence to Gridman.

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    3. Deepak : Was epeting ypu to call me when you were in CBE ! Next time , make sure that you get an entry visa from me !

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    4. Sorry about that. Was busy meeting up with classmates and finalising arrangements for our school batch Golden Jubilee next year

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  3. A good puzzle as ever from Gridman and very enjoyable too. The one I couldn't parse was CHAPERONE.
    My COD is 5Dn WAIST. Initially thought of MRF Tyres!

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  4. Could do without much reference. Very happy. Thanks GM!

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  5. I guessed chaperone with queen being er. But, couldn't understand how "chap one" came about. Could someone kindly explain? Thanks.

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    1. Opening of novel..chapter one shortened to chap one

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  6. Nice one..this 12 letter grid

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  7. A standard Gridman :) Liked it .. rather nice and very neat clues

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