Thursday, 24 November 2016

No 11860, Thursday 24 Nov 2016, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Broadcast about riotous march from a comfortable seat (8) ARMCHAIR {A{MARCH*}IR}
6   US exclamation about hard or clarified butter (4) GHEE {G{H}EE}
9   Small, almost loathsome pest (6) WEEVIL {WEE}{VILe}
10 Key performer has no right fabric (7) BATISTE {B}{ArTISTE}
13 Soaks tsars at EU jamboree (9) SATURATES*
14 All the works of a clergyman (5) CANON [DD]
15 Seldom seen, having partially left Zimbabwe capital (4) RARE haRARE
16 What dogs often bring in such traffic jam (4,2,4) NOSE TO TAIL [DD]
19 What Little Tommy Thin was in the nursery (7,3) NAUGHTY BOY [GK]
21 Teenage hooligan after teenage hooligan is abandoning second-grade toy (2-2) YO-YO YOb-YOb
24 Member of society who can be expected to be constructive (5) MASON [C&DD]
25 Top motion maybe, but it needs to be debated (4,5) MOOT POINT*
26 Chapter 4, a couple of lines – you start putting together in a polite manner (7) CIVILLY {C}{IV}{1}{LL}{You}
27 One church's fight for a source of coolness (6) ICEBOX {1}{CE}{BOX}
28 Fifty-one work in pool (4) LIDO {LI}{DO}
29 Hustlers turn cruel (8) RUTHLESS*

DOWN
2   About to record again, as a space traveller must... (2-5) RE-ENTER [DD]
3   Cowardly move right down underground chamber (6) CAVERN C(-r)AVE(+r)RN
4   Grant poor having two different forms (9) ALLOTROPY {ALLOT}{ROPY}
5   Puzzle about public transport (5) REBUS {RE}{BUS}
7   Multitude detailed to go with girl gets high praise (7) HOSANNA {HOSt}{ANNA}
8   One having this won't get aged looks (7,5) ETERNAL YOUTH [E]
11 Magnate not coy in unravelling (6) TYCOON*
12 Huge moral actions carried out (12) ASTRONOMICAL*
17 Money specialist finds 'nil' in varied 'incomes', to start with (9) ECONOMIST {ECON{O}MIS*}{To}
18 No help spraying chemical (6) PHENOL*
20 Such a file on computer is lost (7) UNSAVED [GK]
22 Sinister mantra in America keeping order (7) OMINOUS {OM}{IN}{O}{US}
23 Howzat for charm? (6) APPEAL [DD]
25 Man's almost majestic come-back as civic official (5) MAYOR {M}{ROYAl<=}

GRID

23 comments:

  1. I want to be the first one to thank Gridman for an enjoyable puzzle after struggling several days with the likes of Phantom, xChequer, Skullduggery et al.

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    1. +2. Success after a long time! Thanks GM. :)

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  3. + Many. (with no discredit to other setters)
    Missed out on 'allotropy' since I had put in beaver(without parsing) for weevil. Otherwise a smooth enjoyable ride.

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  4. Gridman starts this run with a 12 letter grid..typical Gridman..simple & enjoyable
    It seems now Exa has also left setting..this is the third run without Exa's puzzle which is a pity as he was one of the brightest young setters we had

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  5. Can you (or the Col or anyone) list the names of setters whose puzzles do not appear any longer? Manna, Nita Jaggi (please add)

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  6. I can add Mohsin (he announced) Klue Klux Klan, Anitya & anon(Irregular) with help from the list of setters on the blog.

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  7. I can remember the following:
    1. Mover
    2. Texturous
    3.Spiffytrix
    4. Mac
    5.Anitya
    6.Exa.
    Other than the 3 you have mentioned & also Sankalak who passed away

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  8. Many Happy Returns Of The Day, MB.
    We miss your comments here.

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    1. Of late, busy travelling, attending funtions especially on Sundays and visiting banks for you know what etc etc!

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  9. Many many Happy Returns of the day.
    Yes, I agree with Vasant. One in the list of missing bloggers.

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    1. I too join in wishing you a very happy and healthy birthday, MB Sir!

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    2. Happy Birthday MB. Have a wonderful year ahead.

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  10. Refer CVs comment at 9:24

    The following setters no longer appear

    M Manna
    Nita Jaggi
    Tester
    Cryptonite
    Textrous
    Spiffytrix
    Late Sankalak
    Anitya
    Mover
    Mac
    Exa

    KKK who is now Anon

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    1. It should then be Amrith- as given for KKK in setters list.

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  11. KKK- anon is not known. Thanks Col.

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  12. Spinner definitely misses Exa and Mac.

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  13. Happy birthday and many happy snruter of the day MB> God bless you. Do come back after you're through with the exchange of old for new !

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