Tuesday, 31 January 2017

No 11919, Wednesday 01 Feb 2017, Neyartha


Neyartha seems to have had a good round of Golf before setting this one.

ACROSS
1   Young French men in front of the Austrian university are steeped in fury (8) IMMATURE {I{MM}{AT}{U}RE}
5   Adapt to religious books holding control after internal turmoil (6) ORIENT {R(E<=>I)N} in {OT}
9   Suspicion that Lee's FBI ID has been compromised (9) DISBELIEF*
11 Evil spirit's golf score (5) BOGEY [DD]
12 Husband following revolutionary Greek character's account boards a ship to get some shrubs (7) SUMACHS {S{MU<=}{AC}{H}S}
14 Go on a binge and cause an undesirable temperature rise by removing a gas (7) OVEREAT OVERhEAT
15 Herb causing problems for the fast cat? (8,4) LEOPARDS BANE {LEOPARDS BANE}
17 Stem missing? Niece's experiment design reveals a lack of familiarity (12) INEXPERIENCE {NIECEs+eXPERImENt}*
20 Enrage and blow up the Frenchman's replacement for the model (7) INFLAME INFLA(-t+m)ME
22 Belligerent letters from a ghost? I let those slide (7) HOSTILE [T]
23 Piece of dug-out turf found by Tesla and a Roman poet in retreat (5) DIVOT {T}{OVID}<=
24 Purposeless manipulators? (9) TWIDDLERS [DD]
26 Attempts to start off with clues about an animal from the east (6) ESSAYS {kE{ASS<=}YS}
27 After the loss of the opener, retreats to the exits (8) EGRESSES rEGRESSES

DOWN
1   Process the salt with the heads of the Indian Oil divisions in sunny Erode (6) IODISE Acrostic
2   Monk's mule made dizzy by a large juicy fruit (9) MUSKMELON*
3   Drink, reportedly, to get support for a golf ball (3) TEE (~tea)
4   Recall upset band surrounding the new council workers (13) REINSTATEMENT {N}{STATE}{MEN} in {TIER<=}
6   Pieces of elastic are Barb's burden at sea (6,5) RUBBER BANDS*
7   Head out with a hound dog to get a bird (5) EAGLE bEAGLE
8   Regularly ignored places under evaluation for romantic meetings (6) TRYSTS {TRY}{SiTeS}
10 Is it needed to see the deluge? (13) FLOODLIGHTING [CD]
13 Mysterious hot cup's X-ray reveals dough for an eclair (5,6) CHOUX PASTRY*
16 Want decay with nitrogen instead of sulphur initially (9) NEEDINESS (-s+n)NEEDINESS
18 Score in golf with some badminton equipment? (6) BIRDIE [DD]
19 Toxic condition of an Oriental with second thoughts on one employed by the Secret Service (6) SEPSIS {S{E}{PS}{1}S}
21 Ball game featured in a face-off? I've seen that (5) FIVES [T]
25 Colouring agent found in the auditor's metal-shaping device (3) DYE (~die)

GRID

11 comments:

  1. I have decided not to have CONGRESS or UNION or INTERCOURSE or okay HAVE SEX and such terms in my crosswords.

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    1. ???????? AW ! IT is in word and deed ?

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    2. After seeing the Arden's grid, I understand why you said this, Vasi Sir!

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  2. Print edition in Chennai carries a CW by Arden! I thought, maybe, a mistake in naming. But totally different set of clues.

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  3. Yes, the on line edition carries tomorrow's CW 11919. Another gaffe by TH.

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  4. Sheer carelessnes being displayed by the concerned staff at The Hindu

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    1. While Neyartha played Golf, TH played goof!!!

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  5. In my online version, I didn't find any author's name ! So long as the author got paid for his creative effort. After all, what's in a name? Anonymity hidden in an alias !

    The long words got me flummoxed but I did them in !

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  6. Solved this late in the morning..hectic time for me..what with my shifting in line..tomorrow I would be travelling..so shall try to complete the crossie before setting off
    Found today's puzzle rather easy compared to the usual Neyartha puzzles..the golf theme was nice..the long ones too were well done
    Thanks Neyartha

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  7. LUCKY TO HAVE TWO CROSSWORDS FROM THC TODAY. ONE FOR THE MORNING AND ONE FOR NOW.

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  8. I have left it for tomorrow to avoid a vacuum!

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