Friday, 30 December 2016

No 11891, Friday 30 Dec 2016, Buzzer


ACROSS
6   Small trim roast cut of pork (5-3) SPARE-RIB {S}{PARE}-{RIB}
9   Made some shoe repair or mended reportedly (6) HEELED (~healed)
10 Welcome shower (4) HAIL [DD]
11 Way of doing things to share control (10) MODERATION {MODE}{RATION}
12 Consider right thing returning charges upfront (3,3) SEE FIT {SEE F<=}{IT}
14 Republic of Malta deploying an army (7) MYANMAR {M}{AN+ARMY}*
15 I perhaps prepare lettuces for tossing (5-4,6) UPPER-CASE LETTER*
18 Warrior in say mural is all unfinished (7) SAMURAI {SAy}{MURAl}{Is}
20 Perceived struggle to marry (6) VIEWED {VIE}{WED}
22 Mad friend I set right (4-6)  FAIR-MINDED*
23 Endless hard work to become a tennis player (4) GRAF GRAFt ?
24 Judge beer twice as sweet (6) JALEBI {J}{ALE}{BI} Oh Boy! My mouth is watering
25 Sign of the times, hotline playing a rock piece (8) XENOLITH {X}{HOTLINE}*

DOWN
1   Test periodically? Not really (4) ORAL {nOt}{ReAlLy}
2   Drive in the morning, a habitual movement that is thrilling (8) DRAMATIC {DR}{AM}{A}{TIC}
3   Ultimately rhythmic to listen, a spinning wheel (6) CHARKA {r...iC}{HARK}{A}
4   CM in recent time, out of sorts (10) CENTIMETRE*
5   Appeal to turn off AC in a sporting venue (8) RECOURSE RacECOURSE
7   Nothing new in remorse for past conduct bringing calm (5) PEACE PEnAnCE
8   Submits heartily for a healthy measure? (4,4,5) BODY MASS INDEX {suBMIts}
13 Street shops moving fast to secure a spot (4,6) FLEA MARKET {A}{MARK} in {FLEET}
16 Tricky phase, strife in Asian city (8) PESHAWAR {PHASE}*{WAR}
17 Mitt no good over a pet (5,3) LOVED ONE {gLOVE}{D ONE}
19 Where in India mobs govern? (4,2) REIN IN [T]
21 Out of alternate transport (5) EXALT {EX}{ALT}
23 Hit over in a game of course (4) GOLF <=

GRID

34 comments:

  1. The regular blog on Sunday will be posted at 7:30 AM and at 8:30 AM, I will be posting a 25 x 25 Special by a new setter

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    1. Yipee!A New Year Special Treat!

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    2. Have to get over the 31st hangover for solving the jumbo

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  2. Online grid not appearing today 😞

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    1. Luckily my niece sent me the grid very early in the morning...

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  3. Extraordinary puzzle.Buzzer surpasses himself.BMI was devious..Upper Case Letter had me in all sorts of problem(I had somehow guessed the second & third words as clue setter & was trying to fit paper for the first word!)
    CM was nicely done while Samurai was another outstanding clue.
    Thanx Buzzer..

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  4. The attendance is thin here..asking all regulars to come here..a puzzle of this calibre deserves lots of comments

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  5. 23A: Why the QM Col?The parsing is bang on.

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  6. Col. @
    What does 25×25 mean Sir? 50 clues ?

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    1. Grid Size..normal grid is 15x15

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    2. i.e. 15 rows & 15 columns..each row made up of black & white squares called unches & lights respectively

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    3. Read each row and column

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    4. Thanks. That means the number of clues in 25x25 will be more, I believe!?

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    5. Learning, learning, always learning! :-)

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    6. Correction: Black & White squares are called Blacks & Lights
      Unches are unchecked blocks(blocks that do not have any letter common with their vertical or horizontal counterpart) e.g. in today's puzzle, 6A the first, third, fifth & seventh letters are unches

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    7. In crossword Unclued you will find lots of topics on Grids..e.g. ABC of crossword grid

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  7. Nice one. Liked CM. The sweet looks more like Jehangiri which has a symmetrical shape and more curls. Jalebi generally is not as symmetrical

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  8. A mouth watering puzzle like a jalebi but I missed it, I mean the jalebi.
    My COD 8DN "BMI"

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    1. Send you some jalebi MB?
      I always had a doubt about jalebi & jangri. I think jalebi is one which is crisp and expected to be consumed hot as against soaked jangri served during feasts in weddings. Any food specialist around here?

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    2. Thanks Paddy :)
      BTW the one shown by Col. sir, is jangiri, I belive.

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    3. Here is the jalebi I offered you. I hope it IS jalebi & not jangiri.
      https://www.google.co.in/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=jalebi

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    4. Thanks for the plateful of jalebis!!!

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  9. Col.,
    Thank you for the colourful and informative blog matching the beauty of the Buzzer CW.
    Thank you, of course, for the New Year Special. Looking forward to the Jumbo.

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  10. 23A- Graft also has a meaning as hard work, apart from what is talked about widely these days. '?' for this purpose?

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    1. Paddy: On Graft; Graft is an interesting word- graft, in the UK, is a good thing - it refers to hard work. To describe someone as a grafter means that they work hard, and long hours. In the US it refers to bribery and corruption.

      Graft has also another meaning of hair grafting for baldies ? skin grafting? medical connotations?

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  11. Just read a partial explanation by Raghu.

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  12. Vasant:; Second day on end , no ONline facility? Their software man has gone worn out? or has he gone out of town? In any case, its a shame , ain't it? can you send me a doable grid please ?

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  13. Jangri is Jehangiri? Is that the etym for jangri? Mainly found in the South ( though with a NI sounding name?) is a sinfully treacle-dunked piece of circles served not cold necessarily. Jalebi is a typical NI dish eaten dunked in hot milk on a cold night ? I still have the after-taste of a couple I had years ago on a wayside street in Amritsar.
    Indians' sweet palate takes the widest swathe from all parts of the country. That's why we Indians are so sweet-tongued - literally and metaphorically ! I love all sweets especiailly both the varieties of j(ANGRI) and Jalebi.

    But what about Jalebas? is it a masculine variety?

    jaleba recipe - YouTube
    Video for Jaleba▶ 7:31
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYtTAkmO8JU
    Aug 3, 2016 - Uploaded by INDIAN KITCHEN
    do watch this sweet indian recipe. Its very mouthwatering and very delicious. Do try this at home ...

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  14. Super puzzle. Thank you Buzzer ji

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