Monday, 9 January 2017

No 11899, Monday 09 Jan 2017, Anon


ACROSS


1 Clamp, and for a while, drill (5,3,3) BRACE AND BIT BRACE AND BIT
9 Occasionally test aim in commotion (2,5) AT TIMES (TEST AIM)*
10 Heartlessly study cricket, for instance (6) INSECT INS(-P)ECT
11 Poets are leading drunks in pubs? (5) BARDS BAR(D)S
12 Drone, endlessly at sea, in support of robot (7) ANDROID (DRON(-E)* in AID

15 Bull swallows Big Apple and mineral (4) ONYX (NY) in OX
16 Demonstrators are in favour of setter’s doctor (10) PROTESTERS PRO (SETTERS)*
18 Giants lash native upheaval (10) LEVIATHANS (LASH NATIVE)*

20 Initially, I don’t envision any plan (4) IDEA I Don't Envision Any
23 Film star has a conservative hairdo (7) ACTRESS A C TRESS
24 Take a blanket, we hear (5) AVAIL ~ A VEIL
26 Chopin certainly hides tool (6) PINCER (T)
27 Asian engineer protected by giant (7) TIBETAN BE in TITAN
28 Loosens up, makes fun of a book (6,5) TEASES APART TEASES A PART

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2 One moth initially in flower’s cracked surface (6) RIMOSE R(I M)OSE
3 Value company of good man (4) COST CO ST (SAINT)
4 Turning away extraterrestrial giant somehow (10) ALIENATING ALIEN (GIANT)*
5 Sit awkwardly in bandage when hurt (8) DISTRESS D(SIT)*RESS
6 Company to approach bank (7) INCLINE (INC)(LINE)
7 Swindle resort, blame bozo (9) BAMBOOZLE (BLAME BOZO)*
8 Wild tale about Bond’s boss (6) STORMY STOR(M)Y

13 Her co-stars form musical groups (10) ORCHESTRAS (HER CO-STARS)*
14 Attacking donkey that is unwell (9) ASSAILING (ASS)(AILING)
17 Military buildings have cake stands (8) BARRACKS (BAR)(RACKS)

19 Vice can be treated with weakened pathogen (7) VACCINE (VICE CAN)*
21 Final villager falls into grave in famine (6) DEARTH villageR in DEATH
22 Bank auditorium missing hall entrance (6) CAMBER C(-Hall)AMBER

25 Footprint of idols from the South (4) STEP (PETS)<==

28 comments:

  1. Great job Srividya.

    For info of all, henceforth Srividya will be blogging on Mondays

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  2. Welcome as a blogger, Srividya!

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  3. A gentle start to the week. Simple and elegant. Thanks Anon.

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  4. Welcome Srividya.
    A week to start with on a happy note.

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  5. Nice blog, Srividya.Colourful & instructive.
    The puzzle was quite good..mostly easy but had to stretch for 1A, 6D,24A & 22D.

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  6. Srividya: Welcome in the new role.
    18 ac (LASH NATIVES)* - last S to be removed

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  7. In 28 ac. how is book = PART?

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    1. Part meaning parts or division of a book.. novel in three parts for e.g.. please look up part meaning in free dictionary or google .. its listed

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    2. As per Chambers, PART has the following meanings inter alia:
      section, chapter, volume, book, passage, scene, episode, instalment

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    3. Thank you KKR- I had the same doubt and I did not get it.

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  8. Thank you all for the welcome 😀

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  9. Late in welcoming you Srividya, but my welcome is no less in value. Thank you or a job well done. At first glance it looked different and since today is not Sat., I immediately scrolled down to see your name and pleasantly surprised. (because date was not announced)

    I now notice that today it is all about your blogging and not about Anon's CW!

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    1. +1. Welcome and hope you enjoy your stint.

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  10. @Srividya,

    Now it's our turn to pester you with queries on the annos and answers 😀

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  11. 10th January 2017 and Monday are not compatible

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    1. What he means is that in the title the day and date don't tally.

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    2. Karry, I read your letter in the paper the other day though I am not able to mention the date: I went through two/three days' papers but was not able to trace it.

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  12. Thanks for pointing out the typos and issues that help better.. corrected the date..if only that could happen in real life too :)

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