Friday, 11 November 2016

No 11849, Friday 11 Nov 2016, Lightning


ACROSS
1   Training program cut with hesitation (8) EXERCISE {EX{ER}CISE}
5   Short snap by governor is commonplace (6) CLICHE {CLICk}{HE}
9   Doctor to detain cure (8) ANTIDOTE*
10 Help in existing circumstances to admit second student finally (6) ASSIST {AS{S}IS}{s...nT}
12 Extremely poor segment of grass or rye (5) SORRY [T]
13 View wild lap dances (9) LANDSCAPE*
14 Everyone interrupting unpleasant song (6) BALLAD {B{ALL}AD}
16 It’s a mistake to cage one royal animal (7) GIRAFFE {G{1}{R}AFFE}
19 Cruel person on to supplant a supervisor (7) MONSTER M(-a+on)ONSTER
21 Writer firm with minor under custody (6) COWARD {CO}{WARD}
23 Block and block to save one wicket (9) STONEWALL {ST{ONE}{W}ALL}
25 Method to detect sources of radiation and deploy automatic recovery (5) RADAR Acrostic
26 Happening within four walls of MP’s city, say (6) INDOOR (~Indore)
27 Naval submarines essentially on a specified speed (8) MARITIME {subMARInes}{TIME}
28 Could a brave man have these made of steel? (6) NERVES [CD]
29 Recalled vibrator ringing on the inside (8) REPEALED {PEAL} in {REED}

DOWN
1   Pass by eastern shore’s boundaries covering circuit (6) ELAPSE  {Ea...n}{LAPS}{s..rE} (Addendum - {E}{LAP}{ShorE} - See comments)
2   Retain ten at sea for support (9) ENTERTAIN*
3   Caught father starting to leave with assistant (5) CADDY {C}{dADDY}
4   Established fixed temperature with light source (7) SETTLED {SET}{T}{LED}
6   Final battle’s about capturing Troy – it could lead to a disaster (4,5) LAST STRAW {LAST} {WAR{T}S<=}
7   Earthenware from our neighbour (5) CHINA [DD]
8   Former lover meets new lover at last inside – it is of interest (8) EXTREMES {EX}{T{l..eR}EMES*}
11 Decline covering new glitch (4) SNAG {S{N}AG}
15 Moving with ease in short time, man thus cut fruit (9) LITHESOME {LI{T}{HE}{SO}ME}
17 Let go resistance to join hostile practice session (4,5) FIRE DRILL {FIRE D} {R}{ILL}
18 Outflow of broadcast noise is minute (8) EMISSION {NOISE+IS+M}*
20 Almost set to study (4) READ READy
21 Army officer had to get rookie to study evidence (7) COLLATE {COL}{L}{ATE}
22 Devil protecting right mate (6) FRIEND {F{R}IEND}
24 Command opening batsman to leave boundary (5) ORDER bORDER
25 First off commend increase in salary (5) RAISE pRAISE


16 comments:

  1. Solvable with lightning speed, I think.

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  2. Nice crossword from Lightning.
    I think anno for 1D is E-LAP-SE (ShorE's boundaries => SE and circuit = LAP not LAPS)

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  3. Nice crossie. It was a good 1ac for me and quite enjoyable too! Thanks Lightning.

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  4. Nice one from Lightning.. was surprised noone raised questions on 12a.. am i the only one saying the clue aint right ?? anyway by and large rather quick solving.. esp when on grid.. i wonder if just the clues were there and no grid - just the clue and the numbering how quick it would have been.. i think my eye has become accustomed to seeing the letters in their cute lil boxes?? does that mean one is able to think and solve outta the box? lol :) but then would one "fall off the grid" .. hee hee

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    1. Can you please point out how 12A isn't right? Extremely poor is OK to me. I took it as in "sorry state of affairs"

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    2. The extremely poor state of mind of the person bothered me.
      The sorry state of mind of the person bothred me.
      'segment' is telescopic ind.

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  5. Agree with MB. Very interseting. Enjoyed solving.
    Loved the stonewall and recalled stonewalling openers of the past. Yes,the past. Thankfully you don't have them nowadays.

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  6. Liked the definition of 8D. Elegantly done. Took me a long time to figure it out

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    1. After I saw your Comment I scrolled up and read the clue and the solution. It took me some moments to see the anno. Well done.

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  7. Same here,did with the help of crossings. Could not figure it out until I saw the blog.

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  8. Thought Stonewall was an & Lit as the who;e clue can be read as definition. Extremely enjoyable & as MB put it a good exercise.

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    1. Not really. It is only block and block which gives that meaning. The rest of the clue does not.

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  9. Kishore has won the ahapuzzle contest of Sept/Oct. Congrats

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