Monday, 10 April 2017

No 11977, Monday 10 Apr 2017, xChequer


Brain fade on a Monday morning :-) I have a mental block when see xChequer's CW.

ACROSS
7   Question in Church left for follow-up (6) (Addendum - SEQUEL {SE{QU}E}{L} - See comments)
8   Inclined to accept on being bid (8) TENDERED {TENDE{RE}D}
9   Incorrect mark is deducted (8) (Addendum - MISTAKEN {M}{IS}{TAKEN} - See comments)
10 Admit it keeping neutral, on reflection, something to chew on (6) INDUCT {I{N}{CUD<=}T}
11 Thought about kiss causing misfortune (5) HEXED {HE{X}ED}
12 Brothel found in a bog (6) BAGNIO* Found as Anind?
14 Taut? Allow weight to drop off, lighten up, be relaxed (3,2,3,4,3) (Addendum - LET IT ALL HANG OUT {TAUT+ALLOw+LIGHTEN}* - See comments)
17 Works without single grievance (6) PLAINT {PLA{1}NT}
18 Son getting married has nervous sensation (5) SMASH {S}{M}{HAS}*
22 Appropriate to receive degree in black hat (3,3) BAD EGG {BA{DE G}G}
23 Avoiding one extreme state by restrained flying (8) (Addendum - AVIATION - {nATION} outside VIA - See comments)
24 Blames criminal making amends with tip-off (8) CONDEMNS {CON}{aMENDS}*
25 Wet children changing clothes (6) DRENCH [T]

DOWN
1   Limits current isolated through measuring device (9) (Addendum - PERIMETER {PER}{I}{METER} - See comments)
2   Fine, let us be short-tempered (6) SUBTLE*
3   Eccentric king saving skin? On the contrary (5) (Addendum - FLAKY {FLA{K}Y} - See comments)
4   Colours running, painting is pointless (8) INSIGNIA {pAINtING+IS}*
5   Man and daughter entering together in haste (8) HEADLONG {HE}{A{D}LONG}
6   So hard removing cap of fountain pen (5) HENCE {H}{fENCE}
8   Lids in the West recycled? All that's gone, ending in pollution (3-6,4) TEN-GALLON HATS {ALL+THATS+GONE+p...oN}*
13 Lovely icons smashed inside? Means nothing (4,2,3) CUTS NO ICE {ICONS}* in {CUTE}
15 Mislead fans about parking charges (8) IMPLEADS {MISLEAD}* over {P}
16 Clear meaning: masala forms! (8) AMALGAMS {Me...nG+MASALA}* Forms on double duty?
19 Significance of Earth getting dry: over-populating deficient planet (6) (Addendum - MATTER - {E+TT}<= in {MARs} - See comments)
20 No small chaos, very disruptive (5) HAVOC {CHAOs+V}* What's the AInd here?
21 Nervous with high-speed motor racing (5) (Addendum - WINDY {W}{INDY}) 

GRID

21 comments:

  1. 7 Question in Church left for follow-up (6) SE(QU)E + L

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  2. 9 Incorrect mark is deducted (8)M IS TAKEN

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  3. 1 Limits current isolated through measuring device (9)PER (I) METER

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  4. 3 Eccentric king saving skin? On the contrary (5) FLA(K)Y

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  5. 14 Taut? Allow weight to drop off, lighten up, be relaxed (3,2,3,4,3) LET IT ALL HANG OUT (TAUT + ALLOw + LIGHTEN)*

    23 Avoiding one extreme state by restrained flying (8) AVIATION nATION outside VIA (by)

    19 Significance of Earth getting dry: over-populating deficient planet (6) MATTER [Earth + TT(dry)]<= inside MARs

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  6. Col. says'...mental block when I see...'. It is 'before I see' for me.
    Tough nut.

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  7. I am all at sea! My head is spinning!! Really tough one today!!!

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  8. Talking about brain fade, it is a punishment to fry it further with a tough one lie this, especially in peak summer ! I could get TEN GALLON HATS and LET IT ALL HANG OUT to begin with and then I put the Notebook aside to return to complete in a cooler environ by having the AC on ! EXchequer is a sadist, chuckling in his sleeves with this real Bheja Fry !

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    1. I tend to disagree,Raju..it must have taken XChequer a really long time & hard work to produce a puzzle of this quality..each & every clue has been honed to perfection

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  9. 20D: I took disruptive as the anagrind, as well as part of definition in the &lit clue

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  10. 12A: One meaning of found is "Create" which makes it work as an angrind
    Another meaning (from Chambers) is "to cast (metal or glass) by melting and pouring it into a mould" - which also works as anagrind.

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    1. May be that foundry from found?

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    2. May be that foundry from found?

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    3. Found: Established. Find: expose, gather etc.

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    4. Found: create, organize, set up, constitute, develop ...

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    5. Thanks Ramki. As an engineer I should have thought of this meaning for Found

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  11. Tough grid today! 6D (HENCE) was my COD.

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  12. Couldnt get to the puzzle...finally could get at it in cell phone through IA..tough..made doubly tough in cell phone..but somehow finished with lots of anno pending..thanks all for the annos..learnt a lot today

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