Wednesday, 18 January 2017

No 11907, Wednesday 18 Jan 2017, Gridman


ACROSS
1   No old sweetheart passes over black aristocrat (8) NOBLEMAN {NO}{B}{LEMAN}
5   Routine work is followed by a complaint (6) CHOREA {CHORE}{A}
10 To nearly support every other crop is dangerous stuff (7) TOBACCO {TO}{BACk}{CrOp}
11  A boy holds: "Traitor is not at all consistent" (7) ERRATIC {ER{RAT}IC}
12  Mistreat and Sue will appear (3-3) ILL-USE* How do we remove the W from the fodder (Addendum - (USE)* [RA} - See comments)
13  I look into broken pot for pepper (8) PIMIENTO {I}{MIEN} in {POT}*
15  Conceal animal skin (4) HIDE [DD]
16  Fresh start when the domestic help does her work at night (5,5) CLEAN SLATE {CLEAN S}{LATE}
18 Relax and you'll get the answer (4,2,4) TAKE IT EASY [CD]
20 Boyfriend's 'salaam' heard (4) BEAU (~ bow)
23 Under-10 nips around in this game (8) NINEPINS {NINE}{NIPS*}
24 Stimulating drink for black runner (6) BRACER {B}{RACER}
26 Fix man in silly plaint (7) IMPLANT {I{M}PLANT*}
27 The acre is converted to another measure (7) HECTARE*
28 Get around the girl to see seabird (6) GANNET {G{ANN}ET}
29 Trusted one to convert rubbish (8) DETRITUS {TRUSTED+1}*

DOWN
1   Possessing no reputation, all the same (15) NOTWITHSTANDING {NOT}{WITH}{STANDING}
2   Sailor and lawyer, taking rest, talked trash (7) BABBLED {B{AB}{BL}ED}
3   Pardon former wife misinterpreting cues (6) EXCUSE {EX}{CUES*}
4   A French refusal in a while (4) ANON {A}{NON}
6   Most difficult, having no time while being most ready to do it (8) HORNIEST tHORNIEST
7   Do a turn perhaps in domed building (7) ROTUNDA*
8   When epilogue comes on, some old Indian coins are tightly packed (2,5,8) AT CLOSE QUARTERS {AT CLOSE} {QUARTERS}
9   Excitedly mediate to claim stainless cup (9) DEMITASSE {DEMITA{SS}E*}
14 Go in turns — you might get a ten (9) ALTERNATE {A+TEN}* [RA]
17 Shift princess' location (8) DISPLACE {DI'S}{PLACE}
19 Chief raja with ATM ID (7) KINGPIN {KING}{PIN}
21 Charm in French mantra (7) ENCHANT {EN}{CHANT}
22 Reportedly more corpulent food merchant (6) GROCER (~ grosser)
25 That woman has nothing that goes on foot (4) SHOE {SH{O}E}

GRID

9 comments:

  1. Thought 12A was reverse anagram of Sue

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    1. There wouldnt have been any confusion if it had been clued
      Mistreat Sue?(6)

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  2. ill, sick USE, will bring on SUE.

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  3. Agree with Vasant. That is how I had it.
    Was aware of only pimento- had to google to get the extra I.
    Otherwise an easy run. Demitasse is a favourite with setters! But the bracer in it was elsewhere.

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  4. Regarding Martin Demello's post in 1Across about setter's tools..he gave the following link which I checked..quite useful for creating grid & filling the same..till now I have been making grids & filling them manually in microsoft excel..this is a huge relief:
    you should check out qxw! it's a lovely free app to construct grids https://www.quinapalus.com/qxw.html

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    1. Thanks Vasant. May I have your email address please? know that you and Paddy exchanged very recently . I have been compiling in a very antediluvian way and if this is useful, I can jump on to the gridwagon !

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    2. Raju: my e-mail id: vasant.srinivasan@gmail.com

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