Saturday, 19 November 2016

No 11856, Saturday 19 Nov 2016, Afterdark

ACROSS

1 Extremely small sign written over incomplete/new equipment (9,4) MICROWAVE OVEN {MICRO}{WAVE} {OVEr}{N}

10 Housekeeper perhaps, introduces lady to background network (9) CASTELLAN {CASTE}{L}{LAN}
11 Postpone, buy time for female to warn (5) DETER {DE(-f+T)ER}
12 Say, paper starts late edition (5) ISSUE {tISSUE}
13 Alert assistant standing behind old baron (9) OBSERVANT {O}{B}{SERVANT}
14 Wrong strategy for Singapore to walk out of convention (6) TREATY {sTRATEgY}*
16 English side last out for flight (4) EXIT {E}{XI}{ouT}
19 For example, Iowa is a continent (4) ASIA {AS}{IA}
20 Key to secure gold on time is to get a partner (6) ESCORT {ESC}{OR}{T}
25 Cultivate apple, gain a gift (9) LAGNIAPPE {APPLE GAIN}*
26 Exceptional courage to take out officer in fight (5) ARGUE {coURAGE}*
27 Award 51 marks perhaps (5) OBELI {OBE}{LI}
28 Expert con man had date postponed (9) PROROGUED {PRO}{ROGUE}{D}
29 Machine at home kept on round table (13) ADDRESSOGRAPH {ADDRESS}{O}{GRAPH}

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2 Urged dissident to yield after abdicating crown (8) INSISTED {dISSIDENT}*
3 Adjusted break-even, Bank sacked official (5) REEVE {BREAK+EVEN-BANK}*
4 Enjoy wife's grant (6) WALLOW {W}{ALLOW}
5 Polished off rupees, disappeared (8) VANISHED {VArNISHED}
6 Servants get direction to fabricate silk first (9) ORDERLIES {ORDER}{LIE}{Silk}
7 Seduce nurse at back-office (6) ENTRAP {EN}{PART<=}
8 Screenplay tips republished to include credit (6) SCRIPT {TIPS}* around {CR}
9 Talk's elaborate without note (5) ORATE {ELABORATE - E,LA,B}? {ORnATE} See comments
15 Witness at trial provided firearm often (9) TESTIFIER {TEST}{IF}{fIrEaRm}
17 Track on channel; first serenade is of musical instruments (8) BAGPIPES {BAG}{PIPE}{Serenade} PANPIPES {PAN}{PIPE}{Serenade}  See comments


18 Want leave for a game (4,4) LONG JUMP {LONG}{JUMP}
21 In trial, to get conclusion (6) TRENDY {TR{END}Y}
22 Budget Britain dispensed in election (5) ALLOT {bALLOT}
23 Admitted old king to enter (6) AGREED {AG{RE}ED}
24 Fix boxes, broken oven anew (2,4) DE NOVO {DO} around {OVEN*}
26 A doctor, nurses ( 2nd and 3rd ) have an affair (5) AMOUR {A}{MO}{nURse}

36 comments:

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    1. Edward the Confessor as per wiki was Edward(us) Rex and not Rex Edward

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  2. 17DN: Me too made the same mistake. The answer is PAN PIPE S

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    1. How is track either Bag or Pan?

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    2. Yes Track = Pan as they do while making movies 'Pan the camera'

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    3. Nope, it's in the dictionary

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  3. in 15 D If firearm is provided will witness turn 'hostile'?

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  4. 22 DN: Similar clue appeared in the Guardian Cryptic yesterday

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  5. Tomorrow the regular Sunday Crossword will be uploaded at 7 AM and at 8 AM I am posting a Special by Balderdash

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    1. Themed puzzle on demonetisation?

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  6. Can clues such as 19a that go against truth and teach bad geography be written? Just asking!

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    1. Not really. As much as yday's man chopping off the head

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  7. Lovely puzzle..AD is in form today with some very good clues..the wp is tight & tools are not repeated..castellan..panpipes & denovo were new words for me

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  8. To me the theme looked old British- castellan,lagniappe, obeli, addressograph, reeve, panpipes, orderlies. (with a microwave thrown in for relief?)
    R for rupees comes up again in 5D.

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  9. 22d 'Dispense with' = do without. Can 'dispense' be a deletion ind?

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  10. Dispense is to distribute (dispensary comes out of that?) but not delete. Anind?

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  11. 22D- Will 'Dispensed with' in election be alright?

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    1. Use of dispensing machines (ATMs) during elections should be dispensed with!

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    2. Simple. Bring out another demonitisation!

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  12. 18D Can Long Jump be classified as a game?

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    1. It is classified as an event of track & field games. Event might have been better.

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    2. Even I wasn't happy. Event didn't strike me. Sport didn't work for the surface

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    3. Even I wasn't happy. Event didn't strike me. Sport didn't work for the surface

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  13. i liked this puzzle..rather new terms today.. thanks.. addressograph, de novo.. in castellan not sure how to parse the caste.. l is lady.. background network = lan...

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    1. i took background -> lineage -> caste

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    2. Yup. Chambers def caste = background.

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  14. Hi all,
    Here is the link for the community grid by the members of 1Across for completing 400 games. Please do participate & submit your grid ! Thanks .

    http://www.1across.org/2016/11/19/mixed-doubles/

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  15. Off track- about 9th round of IXL-
    Is 'De- tressing' same as 'Distressing'? Never connected the two. Is it within cryptic rules?

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    1. I think it's OK as a prefix. Anyway round 9 is canceled

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    2. Ha, ha...I hope there will be no third time!

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  16. Cancelled?They have published the solution and awarded points also. But I find that the overall points total seems to be only for 8 rounds. Where has the cancellation intimation been made? No mail or sms.

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