Tuesday, 28 February 2017

No 11942, Tuesday 28 Feb 2017, Arden


What a big goof up at the 23's yesterday!

ACROSS
1   PM's constrained, bandicoots totally reject his popularity (7) STARDOM {MODi}{RATS}<=
5   Winch able to check past rewinding (7) CAPSTAN {PAST}* in {CAN}
9   Amusement turned out to be not same, not realised yet (5) UNMET amUseMENT*
10 New one and old — having consumed food felt like throwing up (9) NAUSEATED {N}{A}{USE{ATE}D}
11 Original native voice, in case of a dialect (9) CANTONESE {CA{Na...e}{TONE}SE}
12 Choose a negative entity, reject boy (5) ELECT ELECTron
13 It could be dead give away (4) WILL [CD]
15 Everyone will check out, back at the capital (8) VALLETTA {V{ALL}ET}{AT<=}
18 Box train joins others right away... (3,5) TEA CHEST {TEA CH}{rEST}
19 ...can't rob? (4) LOOT {tool over} (Addendum - LOO'T - See comments)
22 Face the other way — it's high time (5) EPOCH {COPE<=}{H}
24 Enforcer leaving it in a mess (9) VIGILANTE*
26 Like to be sure to establish (9) ASCERTAIN {AS}{CERTAIN}
27 Animal will take the wheel (5) STEER [DD]
28 Studied at regular speed on land (7) PERUSED {PERU}{SpEeD}
29 Cancel score (7) SCRATCH [DD]

DOWN
1   Gate opens finally, I clue it differently (6) SLUICE {o..nS}{I+CLUE}*
2   Stone him — in denial perhaps... (9) ALMANDINE {MAN} in {DENIAL}*
3   ...same time do it correctly (5) DITTO {T+DO+IT}*
4   Evasive action works (9) MANOEUVRE [CD]
5   Make sauce? (5) CAUSE*
6   It's eaten before and after church, little at a time (9) PIECEMEAL {PIE}{CE}{MEAL}
7   Birdman used to be paid once (5) TITHE {TIT}{HE}
8   Full monty possible in duty (6) NUDITY*
14 Get into a tiff with hair shorn off (4,5) LOCK HORNS {LOCK} {SHORN}*
16 They fight when drunk, and one thousand workers support (9) LITIGANTS {LIT}{1}{G}{ANTS}
17 Wild rhino held in check — most difficult to handle (9) THORNIEST {T{RHINO*}EST}
20 Run for a month at half current (6) DECAMP {DEC}{AMPere}
21 It often gets hot high above ground (6) HEARTH {H}{EARTH}
23 Prize for a stretch limousine, perhaps (5) OSCAR {OS}{CAR}
24 Food comes through New Delhi (5) VIAND {VIA}{ND}
25 His resolve improved a bit, but he wasn't successful (5) LOSER [T<=]

GRID

32 comments:

  1. Sorry, I don't see what the preamble above means. Help!

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    1. They initially announced the wrong movie winning the Oscar

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    2. Oh, that's it?
      I was hoping some wardrobe malfunction!!!

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    3. Think that happens usually, so it's not a 'big' goof up!

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    4. Ha ha! I never considered wardrobe malfunctions as accidental slips. They were intended perhaps to get cheap and free publicity.

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    5. Raghu @ 8:55, announcing the wrong movie as best picture, I don't think that has ever happened before

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    6. I had known about the goofup yesterday itself or in the wee hours today. But as I took in only the clue and did not see the answer at the end, I couldn't connect. Moonlight in La La Land!

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    7. Col, I replied to KKR that wardrobe malfunction these days is not considered a 'big' goof up and not about the announcement which as you write has never happened before, so certainly it does qualify as a goof up of astronomical proportions. I think the Oscar was also handed over the director/producer and then taken back?

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    8. With readymade dhotis wardrobe malfunctions have dropped significantly

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    9. Suresh, who is interested in dhoti drops?

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    10. You will have to learn to think bisexually! What is good for the goose may not be good for the gander.

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    11. One man's meat is another man's poison!

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    12. Cue for Mrs PP to tut-tut

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    13. A futile attempt that will be!

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  2. Col, did we miss something in Oscar awards show?

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  3. 19 ...can't rob? (4) LOOT {tool over} or:

    LOO'T?

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    1. That's the setters style. Seen a few in these couple of days.

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  4. Hat trick by Arden. Two more unusual words today in a somewhat tricky crossie.ALMONDINE & VALLETTA. Otherwise one could complete the grid easily today.

    Dead give away is wll thought out and crafted

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  5. Last year also there was some goof up at the Oscars, if I remember right.

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  6. Quite a few types of clues today, I think.

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  7. 4D:thought it was a charade
    Action=Man
    Works=Oeuvre

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    1. Def:Evasive action; semi & Lit

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  8. The preamble was quite apt

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  9. Can someone explain the OS in the OSCAR 23D? Understand limousine for car, does stretch mean os? tks! Everything else made sense and yes was easier than yesterday!

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    1. Stretch limousine=big car; big=OS=Outsize

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    2. thanks - that is a stretch ;-)

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