Saturday, 15 October 2016

No 11826, Saturday 15 Oct 2016, Sunnet


ACROSS
1   Denomination of beach urchin (6) CHURCH [T]
4   Urgent demand in Gulf (8) PRESSING {PRESS}{IN}{G}
10 Radio star plugged engine components (9) RADIATORS*
11 Perfect state (5) UTTER [DD]
12 Well-developed base without leader (5) CURVY sCURVY
13 Just a tradition for a city (9) BANGALORE {BANG}{A}{LORE} Bang and Just ? See comments
14 Company is ordered to take in equipment (7) BRIGADE {B{RIG}ADE}
16 Mistake from one behind the stumps (4) SLIP [DD]
19 Succeeding from bitumen extract (4) NEXT [T]
21 Disgrace of the French order (7) DEGRADE {DE}{GRADE}
24 Yes, cinder can be used to build a colonial house (9) RESIDENCY*
25 Deal with land (5) FIELD [DD]
26 Silver quarter piece in front (5) WHITE {WHIT}{E}
27 Designer's half decked speaker (9) DECORATOR {DECked}{ORATOR}
28 Material distinction in top class food (8) R?G?T?N? (Addendum - RIGATONI - {RIG}{A{TON}1} - See comments)
29 Guarded diamonds taken to shady dealer (6) FENCED {FENCE}{D}

DOWN
1   Horses carrying salt and parts of maize plant (8) CORNCOBS RNCO in {COBS} Anno pending (Addendum - {CORN}{COBS} - See comments)
2   Junior's attempt to offer a low price (8) UNDERBID {UNDER}{BID}
3   Wild clamour around Arizona (5) CRAZY {CR{AZ}Y}
5   Dislikes research about broadcast (7) RESENTS {RE{SENT}S}
6   Whining royal crossing sea with another (9) SQUEAKING {S{QU}EA}{KING}
7   Presentations inside backward class (6) INTROS {IN}{SORT<=}
8   Paper-back's covert plot (6) GARDEN {RAG<=}{DEN}
9   Deceitful act by wily Blue (6) DOUBLE {DO}{BLUE*}
15 Change of shirt by a copper with hands placed on both sides (9) AMENDMENT {A}{MEN}{D}{MEN}{T} D for Copper? See comments
17 Imperial master to mock one college (8) MAJESTIC {MA}{JEST}{1}{C}
18 Interpreted extreme hesitation in communist (8) RENDERED {R{END}{ER}ED}
20 Became aware of song and noise (5,2) TUNED IN {TUNE}{D IN}
21 I decry circulating coolant (3,3) DRY ICE*
22 Furniture draftsman (6) DRAWER [DD]
23 Questioning like a royal (6) ASKING {AS}{KING}
25 Violence towards engineer (5) FORCE {FOR}{CE}

GRID

47 comments:

  1. 1 D Horses carrying salt and parts of maize plant (8) C{ORNC}OBS
    ORNC:Old Royal Naval College

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    1. Why should that be salt?

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    2. Salt to mean sailor?

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    3. This anno is not correct. See comments of Ramesh @ 9:10 below

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  2. 1dn CORN is Salt as in corned - salted

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  3. 15 Change of shirt by a copper with hands placed on both sides (9) AMENDMENT {A}{MEN}{D}{MEN}{T}

    D for Copper?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penny_(British_pre-decimal_coin)

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  4. 13A Just a tradition for a city (9) BANGALORE {BANG}{A}{LORE} Bang and Just ?

    Bang (adverb): With precision or absolute conformity: exactly,just (TFD)

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  5. 28AC= RIG AT ONI (anagram of NO.I)
    This is what I could decipher!

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    1. Material = RIG
      distinction = TON
      in = Containment indicator
      top class = A1
      food = Defintion = {RIG}{A{TON}1}

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    2. KKR: Indirect anagrams are a no no

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    3. Top class = A1
      Distinction = TON

      A (TON) I

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    4. KKR, that was reverse engineered from the answer you gave

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    5. I know Raghunath, that's why I said I deciphered. I was yet to crack then.

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  6. I had 1d as a charade, corn=salt
    Theme?

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    1. verb (corned, corning) to preserve with salt or brine. corned adj preserved in salt or brine.

      http://chambers.co.uk/puzzles/search/?query=corn&title=21st

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    2. may be the reference to organic salts like fulminates/isocynates epresented as RCNO group

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    3. as in 'corned beef' - will run away before any zealot comes along...

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    4. Plenty of 'beef' about 'beef'!

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  7. Bangalore with parts of landmarks in that city, I think.

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  8. Is there what may be called 'Slip Road' in B'luru?

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    1. outskirts....jeevanhalli and dodda banaswad main roads. after Krishnarajpuram. ITC infotech area.

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    2. With gaping manholes after rains, every city has slip-roads!
      Why Bengaluru alone?

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  9. What has happened here? Has Ramesh moved to Bangalore? :) Nice one Sunnet !!

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    1. Perhaps a tribute to the Garden City & centre of crossword activities

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  10. Not so easy but an enjoyable solve..couldnt get the theme & annos of a lot...

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  11. Seems like a Bangalore themed one. Majestic, white field, brigade, residency?

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  12. Raghu @ 9:10 and subsequent replies

    Corned is to preserve with salt or brine, agreed. I don't think we can take that to mean that Corn = Salt. Chambers does not show Corn to mean Preserve/Salt which is Corned. For example Salted Beef or Preserved Beef is called Corned Beef

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  13. Re: CORN. Agreed no dic says that Corn and salt mean the same directly.

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  14. If corned= salted, then is corn= salt?

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  15. We have come a full circle!

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  16. Free dictionary gives
    Corn (tr verb) - To salt

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  17. Some photographs of Bhavan's visit to Hyd, Chennai and Bangalore at THCC Families blog

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  18. The crosswords being published nowadays are not inviting any longer as I don't like the font used. Moreover, I am not used to the way the down and across clues are given. I get confused and waste time to get back and forth. I don't like answers given on the same day alongside. It puts me off to attempt to solve.Overall, this pastime in The Hindu doesn't hold same interest as I used to have.whats the solution ? Just grin and bear it , as I have to endure what cannot be cured ?

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    1. I support your feelings. The best solution is not to use the online interactive grid. Just look at the grid and manufacture similar grid on excel sheet and then solve. I take the maximum pleasure of solving.

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    2. I second that..I have always been solving in Excel(maybe because I am comfortable in it)..I copy the clues from the on line grid nowdays(previously it was from The Hub)..& paste the clues beside the prepared grid...this way one can have the challenge of solving without "cheating"

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  19. I fully endorse KRK's views. For me it was a great sense of anticipation to see solutions in our thehinducrosswordcorner.blogspot
    if I happen to solve >80 to 90%. If I do worse than that I have another go after my siesta and look at our blog spot. Even if I was a bit frustrated my spirits used to get elevated if I see some possible clues I had discarded appear in the solution. Now all fun is gone. I am still not able to adjust to the way Across and Down clues are juxtaposed. I hate to look at the solution given. I don't know, if anyone among us with some influence with the Hindu guys can help in restoring status quo ante. Until then, I have resolved not to touch the print edition of the paper. Of course we have to buy the paper since my wife likes it

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  20. Hi All
    I am disappointed to see solution published same day and the new layout. I tear the crossword page and carry with me during my travel to work and solve as much as I can. By night I come here to see solution for left overs Solution same day takes away the pleasure. I buy newspaper only for THC!!! I will write to the Hindu but not sure if I will be heard

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