Saturday, 7 January 2017

No 11898, Saturday 07 Jan 2017, Lightning

ACROSS

1 Container where one can store (not old) mixture (8) CANISTER {I+CAN+STORE-O}*
5 Caught animal without fight (6) COMBAT {C}{wOMBAT}
9 Paid charge to cut grass (8) REWARDED {RE{WARD}ED}
10 Say you are breaking gas sensor (6) NEURON {N{~ YOU ARE}EON}
12 Put up stall (5) STAND (DD)
13 Turn 180 degrees from cafe (5,4) ABOUT FACE  Rev Anag of {CAFE}
14 Relaxed by a joke (2,4) AT EASE {A}{T EASE}
16 Limitless fire at building, smoke is annoying (7) IRKSOME {fIRe}{SMOKE*}
19 Missing sources of fine art via lethargy (7) INERTIA {fINE}{aRT}{vIA}
21 Observe powerless cricket for instance (6) INSECT {INSpECT}
23 Ridiculed by eccentric editor a politician goes inside (9) LAMPOONED {L{A}{MP}OON}{ED}
25 Fruit’s smell gone after extracting core (5)  MELON {sMELl}{gONe}

26 Thor, Phantom save Tarzan for one (6) ORPHAN (T)
27 Stretch goal teen set (8) ELONGATE {GOAL+TEEN}*
28 Smooth hollow trees for competitions (6) EVENTS {EVEN}{TreeS}
29 Brave fellow lacking capacity to listen (8) FEARLESS {F}{EAR LESS}

DOWN

1 Engineer left out negligent stroke (6) CARESS {CARelESS}
2 Keep up-to-date moving ahead in English city (9) NEWCASTLE {NEW}{CASTLE}
3 Rip expression of silence by communist (5) SHRED {SH}{RED}
4 First lady endlessly in delight with raise (7) ELEVATE{EL{EVe}ATE}
6 Passes open sake cocktail (9) OVERTAKES {OVERT}{SAKE*}
7 Old country characters in Perambur, Madras (5) BURMA (T)
8 Messed around flying new red kite (8) TINKERED {N+RED+KITE}*
11 Indian vegetable in Chinese desert? (4) GOBI (DD)
15 One in a satellite moving unto a star (9) ASTRONAUT {UNTO+A+STAR}*

17 First one caught in window support had to swing (9) OSCILLATE {One}{S{C}ILL}{ATE}
18 Relaxed manner – it is needed to make a call (4,4) DIAL TONE {DIAL<=}{TONE} Relaxed=Laidback
20 Relative missing Japan in short trip (4) AUNT {jAUNT}
21 Spoil resolve in grand duel (7) INDULGE {IN+G+DUEL}*
22 Joins logs (6) ENTERS (DD)
24 Tree with mega fruit gutted (5) MAPLE {M}{APpLE}

25 Gent with choice to get posh house (5) MANOR {MAN}{OR}

One=I, Old=O, Caught=C, With=W, Power=P, Editor=Ed, Politician=MP, Fellow=F
Engineer=E, Left=L, Communist=Red, First Lady= Eve, New=N, Japan=J, Grand=G,  Mega=M, Gent=Man, Choice=Or 

Color/Font Scheme

DefinitionSolutionComponent lettersEmbedded links, Anagram IndicatorC/C indicatorReversal IndicatorHidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicatorDeletion IndicatorHomophone IndicatorMovement IndicatorPositional IndicatorSubstitution, IndicatorLink/Connector, Extraneous

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19 comments:

  1. Hey Deepak! You got a picture of an astronaut who has escaped from his satellite

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  2. Nice easy one from Lightning..nice mix of clue types.
    Thanks Lightning for the puzzle & Ramesh for the colourful blog

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  3. That was Lightning striking again!
    Thanks Ramesh.

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  4. The special tomorrow will be the 21 x 21 CW used in the preliminary off-stage round of IXL-16

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    1. After the photos, the real one to get the feel of the contest.

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  5. Enjoyable clues with some nice surfaces. Thank you Lightning and Ramesh (back to?) the colourful blog.
    2D- castle= move, as in chess? If so. what ahead is for?

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    1. 2D:i read moving ahead as moving a head(king)

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    2. Keep = CASTLE
      up-to-date = NEW
      moving ahead = Position indicator
      in
      English city = NEWCASTLE {CASTLE}<=>{NEW}

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    3. Thank you Col. & Vasant. Now which one?
      Col.'s parsing is conventional. Vasant's parsing would lead to castling and not castle, right?

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    4. Col's parsing is correct
      Mine is to borrow the term from fb..bump

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  6. 13A- Though reverse anagrams are frowned upon, it is seems to fit in well in this case.Neuron & inertia are well done.
    Enjoyed the dial tone, but in this age of cell phones & smart phones where is the dial tone? One of those in the list that is lost forever with technology.

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  7. Nice one from Lightning. Felt VOLTE-FACE also fits in nicely for 13ac but for the crossings!

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    1. So does about turn and I struggled with it for a while!

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  8. 5A - Coincidence - I just penned a poem on all bats except brickbat... https://eswarann.wordpress.com/2017/01/07/bats/

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