Thursday, 6 October 2016

No 11819, Thursday 06 Oct 2016, Scintillator


What happened to the fourth one from Arden?

ACROSS
1   Wound armature coils about to be unwound (6) TRAUMA ARMATUre*
4   Single woman makes up a story about future career finally (8) SPINSTER {SPINS}{a..uT}{f...rE}{c...eR}
9   Cousin's idea to hide indoor (6) INSIDE [T]
10 Happiness is unmitigated when roaming around fields (8) PLEASURE {P{LEAS}URE}
12 CIA blast possibly connected with volcanic rock (8) BASALTIC*
13 Fledgling born with bisexual parts (6) NEWBIE {NEW{B}IE} (Addendum - {NE{W}{BI}E} - See comments)
15 To improve text, change direction of flow (4) EDIT <=
16 Senior goes out with rags to meet attackers (10) AGGRESSORS {SR+GOES+RAGS}*
19 Darn it! Miss Fussy... or Miss Havisham? (10) MISANDRIST*
20 Arrest uncompliant members when backtracking (4) NAIL [T<=]
23 Run up and long to get on road (6) STITCH {ST}{ITCH}
25 50% off on resale motivates returns (8) RESURGES {RESale}{URGES}
27 Arrogant son leaves for Germany, becomes lazy (8) INDOLENT IN(-s+d)DOLENT
28 Barring margin pieces, played ligature in instrument (6) GUITAR lIGATURe*
29 Oxide, if left out, turns into another compound (5,3) FIXED OIL {OXIDE+IF+L}*
30 Troop on the radio is cast out (6) BANNED (~band)

DOWN
1   Man blithe about getting small amount (7) THIMBLE {M} in {BLITHE}*
2   Murderers and fools – part of society (9) ASSASSINS {ASS}{ASS}{IN}{S}
3   Ground for compromise (6) MIDDLE [CD]
5   Bribe friend to get millions (4) PALM {PAL}{M}
6   Earnest about resolution in Egypt? (4,4) NEAR EAST {R} in {EARNEST}*
7  Read intensively about low noise during infectious disease (5) THUMB {T{HUM}B} Intensively? See comments
8   Alludes to ingesting drug-containing cigarettes (7) REEFERS {RE{E}FERS}
11 Shops and steals toys (7) FINGERS [MD] I don't think steals is a synonym
14 Passed over, like a cheque that cannot be encashed (7) CROSSED [DD]
17 Called out to trap an ape (9) ORANGUTAN {O{RANG}UT}{AN}

18 Yielded in end with luck playing foul, after grand opening (8) KNUCKLED {K}{N{LUCK*}ED*}
19 Old woman near dead dog (7) MASTIFF {MA}{STIFF}

21 Longing, blushing and beaming (7) LUSTRED {LUST}{RED} Beaming should be Lustrous or Lustral?
22 Even clippings of album in nuclear zone of 11Dn. (6) LUNULA {aLbUm}{iN}{nUcLeAr}

24 What face is to the mind or body mass, say (5) INDEX [DD]
26 Against advance payment for the auditor (4) ANTI (~ ante)

GRID

19 comments:

  1. 7D : THUMB = Read intensively (as per Chambers)

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  2. Finger:
    To pilfer
    To toy or meddle with
    As per Chambers.

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  3. I don't know how a'lunula' is formed and what it indicates.
    My fingers don't have lunulae.
    My elder brother's fingers have them clearly - which we can notice without his holding his hands up.

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    1. Lunula on my right thum is clearly visible. I don't have them on other fingers

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  4. 21DN - I am also of the same view

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  5. Quite tough..but solved in time..
    Was surprised with Scintillator puzzle..not mentioned in online..but immediately recognised scintillator's grid & cluing style
    Miss Havisham from Great Expectations..remembered Joe & Pip & Biddy from the classic..

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    1. Yes, Vasant. The online grid is not showing setters' names for the last three days, I think.

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  6. 'lustred' for 'shining' is a valid adj. Maybe applied to ceramicware.

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  7. On lunulae
    I read the following
    http://healthyrecipeshome.com/know-half-moon-shape-nails-means-answer-important-think/
    I am now now more confused than before. Don't know what to make of it!

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    1. I wouldn't worry! I don't have any and I run 10km in the woods and lift weights. There's a good reason why proper doctors say stick your tongue out, not show me your lunalae :-P

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    2. You have made me to worry about my kidney now as I have lunula on my thumb only.
      Anyway, I don't care about this thesis as my recent health checkup showed a healthy kidney.

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  8. 7d I believe the word 'intensively' is OK in that clue. It needn't necessarily have to be 'intensely'.

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  9. In Chambers (on line) and in Free dic. they are given as synonyms.

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  10. Okay.. lunula def is a bit iffy though the wordplay is fine.. else some nice clues today. is this scintillator? the online grid omitted the setters name :( I think stitch and guitar should be part of the theme as well..

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  11. 6D. Earnest + r does not give you NEAR EAST.

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    1. Prasadji,
      About - A + NEAREST
      Resolution = Anaind

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  12. Oh, I didn't realise this. Thank you, KKR.

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