Sunday, 11 September 2016

The Sunday Crossword, Sunday 11 Sep 2016


ACROSS
1   Minutes consumed by change to the rear part of engine (8) CAMSHAFT {CA{M}SH}{AFT}
5   Father with problems making additions (6) FRILLS {FR}{ILLS}
9   Melancholy? Fantastic news lifts us (11) WISTFULNESS*
11 Number in catch returned (3) TEN <=
12 Note by doctor about fat (4) LARD {LA}{DR<=}
13 One in trouble is ordered to get garment for work (6,4) BOILER SUIT {1} in {TROUBLE+IS}*
15 Standard form filled with nonsense automatically (6-7) PARROT-FASHION {PAR}{ROT}-{FASHION}
18 Distinguish fat-free diet in broadcast (13) DIFFERENTIATE*
20 Poor clerk is bad one returning to sinful ways (10) BACKSLIDER*
21 Revolution bites back (4) SPIN <=
24 Bird in line following duck west (3) OWL {O}{W}{L}
25 An explanation about a vote concerning Germanic people (5-6) ANGLO-SAXONS {AN}{GLO-S{A}{X}{ON}S}
26 Device wrongly tagged (6) GADGET*
27 Wounded from time with resistance in revolt (8) STRICKEN {S{T}{R}ICKEN}

DOWN
1   Bully declines flowers (8) COWSLIPS {COW}{SLIPS}
2   Some caviare simply upset skinflint (5) MISER [T<=]
3   Temper hot before strike, not cold (4) HUFF {H}{cUFF}
4   Cutting down, accepting small payment, getting sympathy (6,7) FELLOW FEELING {FEL{LOW} {FEE}LING}
6   Bonds with tutor during periods of relaxation (10) RESTRAINTS {TRAIN} in {RESTS}
7   Heartless person, one disrupting settled area in country (9) LITHUANIA {LIT}{HUmA{I}N}{A}
8   Fool imprisoned by state for reason (6) SANITY {NIT} in {SAY}
10 Place in Cheshire magazine's story occupied by me (9,4) ELLESMERE PORT {ELLE'S}{ME}{RE PORT}
14 Seize facts I once distorted (10) CONFISCATE*
16 Upset about inspector and copper being mocked (9) RIDICULED {DI}{CU} in {RILED}
17 Poet in New York amid anxiety missing one (8) TENNYSON {NY} in {TENSiON} Remember trying to mug-up his 'Charge of the Light Brigade' in school.
19 Old online journal assuming new shape (6) OBLONG {O}{BLO{N}G}
22 Put down cheap wine (5) PLONK [DD]
23 Part of Indonesia vital to global industry (4) BALI [T]

GRID

24 comments:

  1. Sorry about the late publication. By mistake I scheduled the post for 10:30. Thanks to Ramesh for bringing it to my notice

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  2. All the best to everyone for the IXL.
    Remember there will be no specials till the end of the online rounds

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    1. Here we go! All the best to all participants. May the winner be from THCC family.

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    2. Why? I don't agree. May the best solver win - from wherever he or she is.

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    3. All best to the participants.

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    4. Pardon my partiality to THCC. I just wanted the best solver to be amongst us.

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  3. 25A- concerning is for 'on' and not part of the def.

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  4. Half a league, half a league,
    Half a league onward,
    All in the valley of death
    Rode the six hundred.
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    Cannon to right of them,
    Cannon to left of them,
    Cannon in front of them
    Volley'd and thunder'd.
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    Theirs not to make reply,
    Theirs not to reason why,
    Theirs but to do and die
    ---These are the only lines I still remember. This was one of the poems read out by Father to me and my siblings in Begumpet in the late Fifties.

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  5. Has the puzzle been put up?I cannot access

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    1. This being the first weekly puzzle, it will be available at 12.30

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  6. Not able to log in. What is the time for it to be up today?

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  7. It was 12:30. Another 10 minutes or so it will get launched

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  8. I am still not able to get it with the user name and password sent to me by e mail. Has anyone been able to get it yet?

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    1. Sorry to know about your difficulty. I think all of us have completed this formality on the day of announcement itself. So, I was able to log in and solve and post it.
      I hope you will be able to do it soonest. Best of luck!

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    2. Yes, I think around 1 PM.

      Spent a long tome on clue 1 ac thinking it was wrong as the fodder letters did not add up to 15, not realizing it is a 13 X 13 grid.

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    3. I registered today and the password was texted to me. Didn't receive e mail confmn

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    4. Oh, I didn't notice this grid variance.

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    5. It is always 13x13 grid in IXL

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    6. I am so engrossed in solving it. Never had time to appreciate the niceties. Ha ha!!

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    7. At last I got it. Just put IXL and not the crossword part, trying to enter the right password at the wrong place! Needless delay.
      Never thought about 15 letter grid- probably last year's CW in mind.

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    8. We can start afresh next Sunday, Paddy!

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