Saturday, 28 January 2017

No. 11916, Saturday 28 Jan 17, Arden

Seeing Arden's name on a puzzle always puts a smile on my face. Today was no different with his usual deft touches especially in LOOFA, TERMAGANT, BEDLAM, TORMENT, RITUAL, MISREPRESENTED, INDUE to name a few. Thank you Arden

ACROSS
1 Not to condone some rejected material (6) COTTON [Hidden <=]
4 Dry piece of wood to be taken in the slaughterhouse (8) ABATTOIR [dry=AIR outside piece of wood=BAT + TO]
10 I'm going around New Orleans, to make it regular (9) NORMALISE [I'M + ORLEANS]*
11 It's part of the dictator's proclamation (5) EDICT [Hidden]
12 Animal laid eggs over grass (3,4) ROE DEER [eggs=ROE + grass=REED <=]

13 After wine bottles, Jack perhaps finds something to eat (7) CASSAVA [wine=CAVA outside jackASS]

14 Indian aphorism about art and American revival (5) SUTRA [ART + US=American] <=
15 Stand on foot, allowed to be in Paris (8) PEDESTAL [foot=PEDAL outside EST= to be in French]
18 According to Spooner the stuff rained for so long (8) FAREWELL [~stuff=WARE FELL=rained]
20 Can force one to get a scrub (5) LOOFA [can=LOO + Force + A=one]
23 Sin is a sin without a Rabbi's involvement (7) AVARICE [A + sin=VICE outside A Rabbi?]
25 Air pipe allows oil to flow with brute force (7) VIOLENT [air pipe=VENT outside OIL*]
26 That's gone into supplement regularly — it helped (5) AIDED [that's=I.E inside ADD=supplement]
27 A German model featured in Times — she is terrible (9) TERMAGANT [A GERMAN* inside T T=Times]
28 Suggestion from home — damage undone (8) INNUENDO [home=IN + UNDONE*]
29 Confusion as one of the lights gets no power (6) BEDLAM [BED LAMp]

DOWN
1 Never take risks initially, coastguards clash (8) CONTRAST [COAST outside Never Take Risks]
2 Punish people in the wrong (7) TORMENT [people=MEN inside TORT=wrong]
3 Usually on a very short time (2,7) ON AVERAGE [ON + A + VERy + AGE=time]
5 Resistance to cut a tree by Chinaman to get the child out (6,8) BREECH DELIVERY [Resistance inside BEECH=tree + DELIVERY=chinaman]


6 Lock will strengthen, no doubt (5) TRESS [doubt=butTRESS=strengthen]
7 Allowed in and out — restricted to a naval base (7) OKINAWA [allowed=OK + IN + AWAy=out]
8 Formality's gone while making regulation (6) RITUAL [RegULATIon]*
9 Distorted 'ism'? (14) MISREPRESENTED [reverse anagram ISM]
16 Lease plot and make it stick (9) SELLOTAPE [LEASE PLOT]*
17 Force to do nothing, 50% fall for handyman (8) FACTOTUM [Force + ACT=to do + O=nothing + TUMble=fall]
19 A restriction on dress must go (7) ABANDON [A + restriction=BAN + dress=DON]
21 Totally finished, everything follows (7) OVERALL [finished=OVER + ALL=everything]
22 Expect to lose time in greeting — it's "Aloha!" here (6) HAWAII [expect=AWAIt inside HI=greeting]
24 Invest in something outstanding (5) INDUE [IN + DUE=outstanding]

Solved Grid:


10 comments:

  1. Fully agree with you Bhavan. Thanks.
    I made a mistake in Cassava. I filled in Cassata without bothering to check the word play.
    Thanks Arden. The fun time got prolonged as the online version didn't show up.

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    1. I have a good company to have Cassata!

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    2. Like A for apple Cassata is the first word to come to mind. But accountants like me like to tally things before signing off. So gave a second look

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  2. We agree with you Bhavan..Arden's name brings a smile & Bhavan's name on the blog too brings a smile.
    A brilliant crossword that used all the tricks in the book & a few outside too.
    The RA taken to new heights with the laconic ism in 9D..5D was beautifully done..
    Thanks Arden for an enjoyable week-end puzzle.
    Thanks Bhavan for an instructive blog

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  3. I was apprehensive about opening the link 'upside down' as to what horror I was going to see but it turned out to be funny, least offending. Of course, we can trust our bloggers that they won't do anything rash.

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  4. Only yesterday's cwd is shown in online till now.

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    1. That is why the unsolved clues & the accompanying grid are of immense help.The fact that they are put up very early is an icing on the cake especially for early morning birds like me

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    2. Your compilation too is worth mentioning here, Vasant

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  5. Super puzzle and super blogging! Thanks to both. :)

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  6. Ever upwards seems to be Arden's motto ! Took quite a while to complete but what a satisfaction !!

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