Wednesday, 28 September 2016

No 11812, Wednesday 28 Sep 2016, Neyartha


Neyartha on time :-) today unlike some others who've gone missing.

ACROSS
7   Indian queen in retreat shelters Lawrence, heartlessly cold, between major battles (8) INTERWAR {TE}{RaW} in {RANI<=}
9   Her missing hand-held electric blower shows the purpose of a clothesline (3-3) AIR-DRY {hAIR-DRYer}
10 Quality of some foods revealed by a fat tester at sea (10) AFTERTASTE*
11 Are greedy shopkeepers paid through this? (4) NOSE [CD]
12 Impulsive king gets rid of Democrat in strike (4) RASH (-d+r)RASH
13 First class environment for a shoot with Henry and a sailor in the capital (3,5) ABU DHABI {BUD}{H}{AB} in {A1}
16 Toy, half damaged, in the barn area (7) HAYLOFT*
18 Contribute to cutting short the underdog's transformation (7) REDOUND UNDERDOg*
20 Fit priest, well-built, upset by the French (8) ELIGIBLE {ELI}{BIG<=}{LE}
21 Protein-rich vegetable found in the Valparaiso yachts (4) SOYA [T]
23 Special and memorable time relating to us for the auditor (4) HOUR (~our)
24 Pliable, mild cheese (10) MOZZARELLA [CD] (Correction - [E/GK] - See comments)
25 An easy undertaking in the gentle wind (6) BREEZE [DD]
26 Notice story about a part of an optical instrument (8) EYEPIECE {EYE}{PIECE}

DOWN
1   Powdered tobacco from the brush has carbon exchanged for nitrogen (5) SNUFF S(-c+n)NUFF
2   Green badge valet composted for a source of home produce (9,6) VEGETABLE GARDEN*
3   Formal glassware with resin sent up to attract a good man following the lines (7) CRYSTAL {RY}{ST} in {LAC<=}
4   Oriental moving to the top in the coffee shop rises to get a look (4) FACE {+e)ECAF(-e) <=
5   Befuddled chaperones fly in to a part of the South Pacific (6,9) FRENCH POLYNESIA*
6   Bracelet with the bard's twin was deformed (9) WRISTBAND*
8   Discarded the top sample piece of cloth with the timepiece (5) WATCH sWATCH
14 Caught female sheep for a function (3) USE (~ewes)
15 Upset about the single apprentice with a tusked mammal getting equipment for windsurfing (9) SAILBOARD {1}{L}{BOAR} in {SAD}
17 Electronic tab for controlling access to an extract from the Book of Obadiah (3) FOB [T]
19 Fabricated steel container for Arizona herbs (7) TEAZLES {AZ} in {STEEL}*
21 Model's profile (5) SHAPE [DD]
22 Captain left officer Charlie's kit initially to get a timepiece (5) CLOCK Acrostic
24 Matthew's blessed ones? (4) MEEK [GK]
Blessed are the meek: for they will inherit the earth. (5:5)

GRID

22 comments:

  1. Nice one by Neyartha
    Thanks Col for a super blog which began with a bye line that referenced today's theme & also rubbed it in to the awry scheduling of the puzzles!

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  2. The interactive crossword online works good for me,I am 100% for past 10 days.keep going THC

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  3. I had to do it on line today. Got some help along the way. Not sure if the red letters are a boon or bane. Otherwise it works fine- on the days it appears!

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  4. 4D- 'rises' is the reversal indicator?

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  5. 24A How is it a CD? I thought it was a non-cryptic clue or so-called easy type clue. A clue which should not figure in a cryptic crossword at all.

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    1. It's shown as GK not CD.

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    2. I think Suresh was referring to 21 Across and not 21 Down.

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    3. Yup 24A should have been GK or E and not CD, Suresh is right

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    4. Can anyone attempt a cryptic clue for the word Mozzarella?

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    5. Trying "all country ounce are mixed produce by pasta filata". does it fit.

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    6. Most of the dengue menace are all ruining dairy produce (10)

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    7. After a second return to deride her pizza ingredient (10) {MO}{RAZZ<=}{ELLA}

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    8. Mr.Oz laze around Los Angeles for cheese (10)

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    9. In Rome all pizzas essentially baked with this one? (10)

      This one is an ingredient in more/ all pizzas essentially (10)

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  6. For 24 Down I filled in POOR based on this : “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (5:3)
    And naturally had trouble in getting the other answers!

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  7. MB has been missing for a while.

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  8. 4 ZZZZ..... with a WATCH and a CLOCK and an EYEPIECE, WRISTBAND and an HOUR how can anyone go for a SNOOzE ? nice one from Neyartha !

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