Friday, 7 April 2017

No 11975, Friday 07 Apr 2017, Anon


ACROSS
1   Equip first computer programmer with squadron (6) ARMADA {ARM}{ADA}
4   Father to secure mansion (6) PALACE {PA}{LACE}
9   Fell backward into space (4) ROOM <=
10 Expert finally writes dissertation on artificial limb (10) PROSTHESIS {PRO}{w..eS}{THESIS}
11 I escape from riot with squad (6) ROSTER ROiSTER
12 Is sucked in by allure of middleman’s personality (8) CHARISMA {CHAR{IS}M}{mAn}
13 Mystic nag performs acrobatics (9) GYMNASTIC*
15 European capital’s chief superintendent covered in fur coat (5) MINSK {MIN{Su...t}K}
16 Auditor governs English city (5) LEEDS (~leads)
18 Suspends station’s one end (4,5) SETS ASIDE {SETS} {A}{SIDE}
22 Hatred of one report (8) AVERSION {A}{VERSION}
23 Meal missing second spice, but starter is first class (6) SUPERB {SUPpER}{But}
25 Since dance, get facelift, glow (10) INCANDESCE*
26 Looking back at endless journal of attack (4) RAID DIARy<=
27 Regularly impound returning communist who’s forward thinking (6) MODERN {RED<=} in {iMpOuNd} Impound on double duty?
28 Marching editor has drink with girl (6) EDGING {ED}{GIN}{G}

DOWN
1   Excuse a traveller with empty gypsy (7) APOLOGY {A}{POLO}{GypsY}
2   Dumpling, tea for tropical American bird (5) MOMOT {MOMO}{T} Couldn't find any such bird on Wiki. Free Dictionary shows it as a variant of MOTMOT
3   Exiles bears (7) DEPORTS [DD]
5   Missing receptacle lacking top handle (6) ASTRAY AShTRAY
6   Served up pita fries with pre-dinner drinks (9) APERITIFS*
7   Turing’s machine initially solved mysteries (7) ENIGMAS {ENIGMA}{So...d}
8 In a riot, noticed scenes of vanity (13) CONCEITEDNESS*
14 Darwin, extremely learned, adjusted to European nation (9) NEDERLAND {Da...iN+LEARNED}*
17 Poison shell split by Myanmar Buddhist (7) E?V?N?M (Addendum - ENVENOM - {ENVElope}{NOM<=} - See comments)
19 Remove waste surrounding America (7) SUSPEND {S{US}PEND}
20 Sweetheart, adventurous, embraces student (7) DARLING {DAR{L}ING}
21 Goldsmith has old European currency, we hear (6) GILDER (~guilder)
24 Tata, for one, is returning in Paris (5) PARSI {PAR(is<=>si)SI}

GRID

34 comments:

  1. I had 17d as envenom.I could not annotate it.

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    1. Nor could I that's why I didn't enter it

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  2. Col.,
    Can something different be done for showing links? Hardly visible.

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  3. I too had 17D as Envenom..to confirm I went to the IA version & entered & all letters came in green..

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    1. Disadvantage of ia version..stops you from doing hard work

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  4. Col: congratulations on winning the 1Across Oracle puzzle

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    1. Congratulations, Deepak! Vasant, this time he won by a whisker again ;) Runner up was noticeably sans a whisker

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    2. But what a whisker!

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    3. And what a puzzle!A jumbo with a nina.Pangram.A portrait((self portrait as dubbed by the Oracle).An autograph.You cant ask for more

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    4. I want an autographed version of The Autograph as the prize for winning The Autograph :-)

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    5. Congrats Col for winning 1 Across puzzle!

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  5. 17d: is "by"-> round acceptable as reversal indicator?

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    1. Do you have the anno for 17D?

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    2. shell split envelope -> enve
      Mon is myanmar's buddhist.

      I was not sure how to reverse mon.

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    3. I too got ENVElope; but not sure if NOM means Myanmar Buddhist

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    4. mon
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon_people

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    5. VEN could be Myanmar Buddhist. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Venerable.
      Can ENOM get to shell?
      Or is it EN being rENt (meaning split)shelled. Then OM is left out.

      Forget it.

      Congrats, Deepak. You ar the no. 1 solver here.

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    1. https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/envelope

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  7. Congrats Colonel for winning the Autograph puzzle by The Oracle! Great going :)

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  8. Congrats Colonel Sir, for winning 1 Across puzzle!

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  9. Kishore@9.43-
    Is the non whiskered loser an incognito?

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    1. Not loser, runner up. A lady.

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    2. :-)
      Nowadays, they don't even say 'Runner up'. It is finalist. My bad calling a loser.

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  10. Thanks Dr Satyen, Paddy, MB and Ram

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