Wednesday, 12 October 2016

No 11823, Wednesday 12 Oct 2016, Vulcan


Thanks to everyone for pitching in.

ACROSS
1   One in flick, another main character (8) ANTIHERO {1} in {ANOTHER}* &lit
5   French movie, one that's about a girl (6) AMELIE [GK] (Addendum - {A}{MEL}{IE} - See comments)
10 Drink uses marine fish (9) MILKSHAKE {MILKS}{HAKE}
11 Food that's right for noon – Roll (5) LURCH LU(-n+r)RCH
12 Guy without primarily any knowledge buys jewellery (6) ARMLET Anno pending (Addendum - {AR{MaLE}T} - See comments)
13 A Republican in Southern state endlessly gets mocked, basically fodder for ridicule (7) SARCASM {S}{A}{R}CAS{Mo...d} Anno pending (Addendum - {S}{A}{R}{CASe}{Mo...d} - See comments)
14 Rude setter gets on a tirade – about getting negligible offer initially (8) IGNORANT {I}{Ge...g}{Ne..e}{Of..r}{RANT}
15 Dip's recipe used in making dish (6) SAUCER {SAUCE}{R}
18 A line that's unfavourable (6) AVERSE {A}{VERSE}
20 Compound or type of bond (8) CHEMICAL [DD]
22 Feeling of pain oddly witnessed in plant (7) OPINION {O{PaIn}NION}
25 John starting to choreograph a new dance (6) CANCAN {CAN}{Ch...h}{A}{N}
27 Revolutionary story about Cuban leader's brilliance (5) ECLAT {E{Cu..n}LAT<=}
28 Seasoning on one pizza topping (9) PEPPERONI {PEPPER}{ON}{1}
29 Examine fish kept outside yard (3,3) TRY OUT {TR{Y} OUT}
30 Some gall found in two different trees (3,5) OAK APPLE {OAK} {APPLE}

DOWN
1   Top expert earning millions (4) ACME {AC{M}E}
2   Goalie regularly goes into a daze, but shows resistance (9) TOLERANCE  {T{gOaLiE}RANCE}
3   Go-getter breaking most of the rules (7) HUSTLER {THe+RULES}*
4   Baking oven's piercing sound (8) ROASTING {R{OAST}ING}
6   Sickness of mom and boy mostly associated with polluted air (7) MALARIA {MA}{LAd}{AIR*}
7   Baby bug of particular variety (5) LARVA [T]
8   Passing of poor male helper with no source of livelihood (9) EPHEMERAL {MALE+HElPER}*
9   It's chaos in Times Square (4) MESS [T]
14 Guy gets up, in no time freshens up (2,1,6) IN A MOMENT {MAN<=} in {NO+TIME}*
16 Friend joins a band, gets excited (4-1-4) COCK-A-HOOP {COCK}-{A}-{BAND}
17 Pick each mashed ingredient that goes into making hummus (8) CHICKPEA*
19 His hut illegally sheltering unknown breed of dog (4-3) SHIH-TZU {HIS+HUT}* over {Z}
21 Former president is also participating in this cultural event (7) MANDELA {M{AND}ELA}
23 Decorative design seen in one of the Northern districts, say (5) INLAY {IN}{LAY}(~leh)
24 A vessel coming back to Californian city (4) NAPA {A}{PAN}<=
26 Name of the area as pronounced (4) CITE (~site)

GRID

45 comments:

  1. 24.d A vessel coming back to Californian city (4)NAP A <=
    1.d Top expert earning millions (4)AC (M) E

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  2. 6d Malaria {MA}{LA(-d)}{AIR*}
    9d Mess (T)

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  3. 28A- (Pepper)ON(I)- pizza topping
    11A- Lurch- Lunch with R replacing N. Def.- Roll

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  4. 1A One in flick, another main character (8){ANT{I}HERO*}
    2D Goalie regularly goes into a daze, but shows resistance (9)T{O L E}RANCE

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  5. ACROSS
    10. Drink uses marine fish (9) (MILKS)(HAKE)
    14. Rude setter gets on a tirade – about getting negligible offer initially (8) (I)(G/N/O)(RANT)

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  6. 21 Down M(AND)ELA
    7 Down Larva(T)
    27 As E(c)lat C in tale

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  7. 18Ac. A line that's unfavourable (6) AVERSE {A}{VERSE}
    3Dn. Go-getter breaking most of the rules (7) HUSTLER {THe RULES}*

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  8. 15A: SAUCER {SAUCE}{R}
    24D: NAPA {A PAN}<<

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  9. Since 24D was already done,
    4D: ROASTING {R{OAST}ING} Oast was a new word for me :)

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  10. 8D. Passing of poor male helper with no source of livelihood (9) EPHEMERAL-L*
    14D. Guy gets up, in no time freshens up (2,1,6) I(N,A,M<-)OMENT* Def?

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  11. 22AC - O(P I)NION
    17DN - CHICKPEA*

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  12. Opinion for feeling seems to be a stretch, though it can be justified in a roundabout way.

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  13. LEFTOVERS!

    Across : 5, 12, 13, 20, 25, 29, 30

    Down : 16, 19, 23, 26.

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  14. Grid in the print edition makes it very difficult to read and differentiate between squares (they are neither black nor white!) with a needless background colouring.

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  15. 20A:CHEMICAL (C & DD)
    23D:INLAY (IN ~LEH...leh being a northern district)

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    1. 23D, but what was the need to use districtS?

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    2. Gramatically correct but clue could have been trimmed down as you mentioned

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    3. Remembered my times in J & K...Leh was one of the most challenging terrains..air was rarefied..you had difficulty in breathing..hardly any vegitation

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    4. Those days you may not have had any terrorist/ aggressor problems. But Leh has been one of the problem areas, being so close to the border.

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  16. Leh (according to wiki) is one of the districts in the J&K state.

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    1. And J & K being a Northern state

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  17. 29 A Examine fish kept outside yard (3,3) TRY OUT ( TR Y ard OUT )

    26 D Name of the area as pronounced (4) CITE (~SITE)

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  18. LEFTOVERS at this moment :


    Across : 5, 12, 13, 25, 30

    Down : 16, 19.

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  19. MB doing a great job as 12th man- standing in for Col. Thank you MB.

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  20. 25A CAN (from John) and CAN from starting to Choreograph A New
    19D SHIH TZU from his hut and unknown Z

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  21. 1A. One in another flick, main character. Could this be a better clue?

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  22. 30d. Oak Apple-. A type of oak Gall

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  23. Finally the LAST THREE yet to be solved :

    Across : 5, 12 & 13.

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  24. MB,
    When do we get in to complete the last 3. As usual at 6 PM?
    Or there is no need since it is there in the on line version? But then it does not give annos!

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  25. Knowledge = art
    Guy = male, without primarily any = mle
    Buys = containment indicator
    AR(MLE)T

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  26. No problem with the answers. Problem is annotating them, especially 12 & 13.

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  27. 12 Ac : AMELIE (AMEL (I) E) Def : French movie.

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  28. 13A- I think southern state is SC (South Carolina) It has AR.
    So that makes it S(AR)C.
    That leaves ASM and I am at a loss. It must be something to do with endlessly getting mocked.

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  29. Endlessly getting- (Has-H)= AS?
    If that is right, M must be for 'Mocked.

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  30. 13Ac:A Republican in Southern state endlessly gets mocked, basically fodder for redicule. SARCASM
    S : Southern
    A : A
    R : Republican
    CAS : State (cas (-e)) endlessly
    M : 'M'ocked basically

    Solution courtesy Sandhya Ma'am.

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  31. 5A French movie, one that's about a girl (6) AMELIE [GK]

    I took this to be: {A}{MEL}{IE}

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  32. oops 11823 appeared only today :) am a grid behind... this was fun one tho

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