Monday, 26 December 2016

No 11887, Monday 26 Dec 2016, Gridman


ACROSS
1  Sanctimonious and greedy lapping up last drop of sambar (8) PRIGGISH {P{s...aR}IGGISH}
6  Father's old panel (4) DADO {DAD}{O}
9  Officer in an apartment keeping self-sufficient (6) AFLOAT {A}{FL{O}AT}
10 Correspondence arising from a record in a city (7) ANALOGY {A}{N{A}{LOG}Y}
13 That's being simple – lacking meaning in any manner, we hear (9) INNOCENCE (~ in no sense)
14 Police officer with 50 per cent of money around to organise things (3,2) RIG UP {IG} in {RUPees}
15 Expressed regret orally for having been impolite (4) RUDE (~rued)
16 Is cluing it in a different way related to language? (10) LINGUISTIC*
19 Fine chest in part of football ground (7,3) PENALTY BOX {PENALTY} {BOX}
21 Fine radish woman discarded for lady's fingers (4) OKRA {OK}{RAdish}
24 Cards that can be telling, predictably (5) TAROT [CD]
25 Homes were relocated in unspecified place (9) SOMEWHERE*
26 Put up with very big, endless squeeze (7) BEAR HUG {BEAR} {HUGe}


27 Old pottery with the French mix (6) MINGLE {MING}{LE}
28 Animal doesn't complete dash (4) ELAN ELANd
29 Troublesome girl, losing head, flirting lightly (8) ANNOYING {ANN}{tOYING}

DOWN
2  Whistleblower in Beed regularly got rid of dirty elements (7) REFINED {REF}{IN}{bEeD}
3  Chronic complainer's great cry of pain (6) GROUCH {GR}{OUCH}
4  Means to let daughter go out provided you initially pick up (9) INTENSIFY {INTENdS}{IF}{You}
5  Toss the man on road (5) HEAVE {HE}{AVE}
7  Mingling with doctor overwhelmed by unsettled feeling (7) AMONGST {A{MO}NGST}
8  GO simply came to put together a sporting event (7,5) OLYMPIC GAMES*
11 Fearful of Air Force attack (6) AFRAID {AF}{RAID}
12 Controversial to have protected centre of harems. Scandalous! (12) DISREPUTABLE {haREms} in {DISPUTABLE}
17 Wedding attendant gives neat appearance to fellow (9) GROOMSMAN {GROOMS}{MAN}
18 Big group on church in a big spot (6) BLOTCH {B}{LOT}{CH}
20 Blissful state in which grandmother embraces one former President (7) NIRVANA {1}{RV} in {NANA}
22 King disoriented limner in a Russian citadel (7) KREMLIN {K}{LIMNER*}
23 Twin ends typing beginnings of score (6) TWENTY {TWin}{ENds}{TYping}
25 Black mark leaving out model Greek letter (5) SIGMA StIGMA


13 comments:

  1. For those who missed this yesterday

    Photographs of the IXL Finals can be seen at the THCC Families blog at the following link IXL-2016 Finals

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  2. A bitterly cold Mondat morning here warmed by this classic 12 letter Gridman Puzzle..it takes long years of practice to write such simple beautiful clues..Thanks Gridman

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  3. Had written to Shuchi yesterday wishing her the festive season..here is her reply(thought of sharing as we were all wondering where she was):
    Dear Vasant, Thanks and same to you! All is well, thanks for asking :) Have been living out of suitcases and plane hopping too much in the last few months...haven't found the space to connect with crossword friends. I remember it is IXL finals today. Had just pinged Kishore to convey my good wishes to everyone at the venue. Have a fantastic 2017! - Shuchi

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  4. A gentle start to the week! Thanks GM. :)

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  5. 2D- a small correction- IN to be as it is (not without I)- Ref (IN)ed

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  6. Thank you GM for the enjoyable start for the week.
    20D- Got Nirvana from blissful state and started eliminating and finally arrived at nanny to get the grandmother.
    23D- Nicelyscored!
    21A- Had a smile for the discarded(!) dish.

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