Monday, 5 December 2016

No 11869, Monday 05 Dec 2016, Arden


ACROSS
6   Let in while a seat is taken (5) LEASE [T]
7   Prepared pitches, a work of art (8) PASTICHE*
10 Admit it's American drug, nothing missing (5,2) USHER IN {US}{HER oIN}
11 Vessel takes on navy, it's kind of academic (7) DONNISH {D{ON}{N}ISH}
12 Joy all over a Muslim town in the Middle East (7) GALILEE {G{ALI}LEE} Town or Region?
13 Report — King's allowed in the Capital (7) BANGKOK {BANG}{K}{OK}
14 Can telecast row freely (5,6) WATER CLOSET*
19 Not often seen — piece of cheese on toast (7) RAREBIT {RARE}{BIT}
21 Polynesian, not any alien character (7) EPSILON POLyNESIan*
23 Copy twice — no work in bad weather (7) CYCLONE {CopY}{CLONE}
25 In Barcelona, agree to enter store and make some payment (7) DEPOSIT {SI} in {DEPOT}
26 Fancy dress in a dehydrated state (8) ARIDNESS*
27 To percolate, come change hands (5) LEACH (-r+l)LEACH

DOWN
1   Auditor will expose without fail — banks have liquidity (4,4) CASH FLOW {CA}{SH {FaiL}OW}
2   Nervous, but nice on either side of mountain range (6) NEURAL {NicE}{URAL}
3   In one respect it's known to everyone (4,6) OPEN SECRET*
4   Not new but hired (4) USED [DD]
5   Doctor will go down, takes an hour (6) SHRINK {S{HR}INK}
6   Slouch and one gets into the ear regularly (6) LOUNGE {L(O)U(N)G(E)}
8   Wrongdoing from top to bottom — it's part of the game (7) INNINGS (-s)INNING(+s)S
9   Has about thousand Yen, feeling insecure (5) SHAKY {HAS}*{K}{Y}
13 Doesn't make sense — first born died in the Woods (10) BALDERDASH {B}{ALDER}{D}{ASH}
15 Come to boil wearing a bit of rag (7) TABLOID {BOIL}* in {TAD}
16 Capital is managed with a bit of charm (8) TALISMAN [T]
17 Follow the line (5) TRACK [DD]
18 It's different with new child — you can tell (6) SNITCH {ITS+N}*{CH}
20 Enter online (6) RECORD [DD] (Addendum - {RE}{CORD} - See comments)
22 Graceful Mary prepared maple syrup (6) SUPPLE {maPLE+SyrUP}*
24 Garden allows restricted entry (4) EDEN [T]

GRID

14 comments:

  1. Balderdash- ash from? I presume, 'In the woods' leads to alder.
    22D- reverse anagram?

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    1. Alder and Ash are types of plants

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    2. Thank you Col. Hard to get 2 words out of the woods.

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    3. 22D:Compound anagram:Supple+Mary anagrammed(prepared) gives Maple syrup

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    4. You are right. Thank you.

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  2. Very artful in some clues. Thanks Arden
    But didn't understand the role of Barcelona in 25 AC, although answer is known.

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  3. 20D: Enter online
    I parsed it as on=Re; Line=cord

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  4. Awesome Puzzle!Pure Magic.Just marvelled at the sheer mastery of the wordplay.Arden uses all the tricks to create this.
    Thanks Arden

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  5. Nice puzzle. In 3d what is the anagrind? "In"?

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    1. I think the clue lacks anagram ind, unless you see "in" as "fashionable", after which stretch it becomes one.

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