Friday, 27 January 2017

No 11915, Friday 27 Jan 2017, Arden


ACROSS
6   Observed volume in 7 (5) SEVEN {SE{V}EN}
7   Money order for a mini computer (8) NOTEBOOK {NOTE}{BOOK}
10 Lump it, love something to eat (7) BURRITO {BURR}{IT}{O}
11 Beat with a ruler for conniving (7) WINKING {WIN}{KING}
12 Finally a 180 degree change in the capital (7) ATLANTA {AT)(LA(-s+n)NT}{A}
13 Can do attitude, finally for any man (4,3) JOHN DOE {JOHN} {DO}{a...dE}
14 Marksman will say "I'm covered" (7,4) WILLIAM TELL {WILL}{I}{AM} {TELL}
19 Country allows doublet only for a Turk (7) OTTOMAN {TT}{O} in {OMAN}
21 Death is due, so left (7) ENDOWED {END}{OWED}
23 Refuse bin, initially placed in the workshop (7) GARBAGE {GAR{Bin}AGE}
25 Many a minister rejected wearing a cap (7) SEVERAL {SE{REV<=}AL}
26 Basis of racism in America under one party state (8) COLORADO {COLOR}{A}{DO}
27 Granted with or without study (5) CEDED conCEDED

DOWN
1   It spills on the beast, as it climbs (8) OVERFLOW {WOLF}<=
2   Flag officer (6) ENSIGN [DD]
3   Indian car turns into a new idea (10) INNOVATION {INNOVA}{INTO*}
4   Way we grow food (4) STEW {ST}{WE<=}
5   Managed to sneak in, I made a replica (6) COPIED {COP{I}ED}
6   Starts using bus within, say the tunnel (6) SUBWAY {S{Us..g}{Bus}{Wi...n}AY}
8   Stop her taking drug, she'll start wailing (7) BANSHEE {BAN}{SH{E}E}
9   Flyer will feel sorry to take off (5) EGRET rEGRET
13 Playing music will hold-up meeting (3,7) JAM SESSION {JAM} {SESSION}
15 Pain, low on the bum makes one leave (7) LUMBAGO {L}{BUM*}{A}{GO}
16 Feeling sad to classify something as inferior (3-5) LOW-GRADE {LOW}-{GRADE}
17 Not allowed in country? (5) CONGO {CON}{GO}
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18 Wooly headed middle class — doubled and went ahead (6) ADDLED {clAss}{DD}{LED} DD from Double D
20 No back up for fish (6) TARPON {NO}{PRAT}<=
22 Plan to cut work by half — it's a crime (6) DEVICE {DEed}{VICE}
24 Drive through Iceland (4) ELAN [T]

GRID

17 comments:

  1. Loved this offering..both the doubles were nicely done
    Thanks Arden & Col

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  2. not allowed in country ? NO GO + C for country?

    John Doe and COLORADO are well formulated.

    as usual,a simple but elusive one from Arden

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    1. Con+go as Col has parsed it
      Con= against as in pros & cons

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    2. What's wrong with my parsing?

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    3. Country isnt C..country is definition= congo..

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    4. Thanks. Yet, the cluing was a bit too uncryptic and weird ! It should be unambiguous as I took NO GO +C for country. Country doubled up for c for country anc congo for country as a nation . IN was the decoy could have been IN . My 'beef' could be another's steak !

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    5. correction :IN was the decoy; could have been FOR.

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    6. raju, you read the clue in an ambiguous way that was not intended by the setter and somehow it is the setter's fault? How does that work?

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  3. Had several aha moments.. 😀 John does rather beautiful..also William tell .. and of course the 180 degree device.. BTW you is prat = back.?

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  4. Arden double-crossed me with DOUBLET & DOUBLED! :-(

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  5. Like a double in Bridge, DD seems to be a challenge. Nicely done along with Colorado.

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  6. Loved William Tell, John Doe and Jam Session. Enjoyable grid

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  7. I'll not be visible for the next two days as I am attending the Golden Jubilee of my school batch at Coimbatore/Annaikatty

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