Monday, 29 May 2017

No 12019, Monday 29 May 2017, Arden


ACROSS
1   You can curl up and die reportedly in such a place (6,7) BEAUTY PARLOUR [CD]
10 Open shot revolver recoils a bit (5) OVERT [T<=]
11 The osprey's off like magic (3,6) HEY PRESTO*
12 Aim between two points, as they are released (9) EMISSIONS {E}{MISSION}{S}
13 Distributed during trade, altered later (5) DEALT [T]
14 Cockney clue — reportedly felt sorry to break in (7) INTRUDE {~ 'int rued}
16 Partial towards grass cutting — awfully nice! (7) NEPOTIC {POT} in {NICE}*
18 Feel USA is becoming comfortable? (7) EASEFUL*
20 It will be thrown at an animal once more, shortly (7) ASSAGAI {ASS}{AGAIn}
22 The President has had a change of heart — he keeps moving around (5) TRAMP TR(-u+a)AMP
24 After three drinks, the French go for something non-alcoholic (6,3) GINGER ALE {GIN}GER A{LE} Anno pending
26 They're notarised correctly along the vertical axis (9) ORDINATES*
27 One line — the first clue is about the hip bone (5) ILIAC {1}{L}{A1}{Clue}
28 Too sick to study, desired to be free — short sighted? (3-10) ILL-CONSIDERED {ILL}-{CON}{DESIRED}*

DOWN
2   Poet's one leg is twisted, somewhat (7) ELEGIST [T]
3   Good enough until sun sets and forces follow (2,2,5) UP TO SNUFF {UPTO} {SUN}*{FF}
4   Villager picks up fodder and essential food (5) YAHOO {HAY<=}{fOOd}
5   Transformation is by Asian country, once (9) ABYSSINIA*
6   Cover over the old city, it's gruesome (5) LURID {L{UR}ID}
7   Johnny-come-lately's new venture showing turn over (7) UPSTART {START<=>UP}
8   In milk tooth I see an old picture (4,4,2,3) SOME LIKE IT HOT*
9  Storyteller's show of nervousness — permit him the freedom to play with words (6,7) POETIC LICENCE {POE}{TIC} {LICENCE}
15 Measures to take — not a big burden to teach (9) ENLIGHTEN {EN}{LIGHTEN}
17 "Go in peace" says the flyer (9) PASSERINE (~ pass serene)
19 Scrutinize any political party in India, it will raise a stink (7) SCANDAL {SCAN}{DAL}
21 Tearing away is hard (7) GRANITE*
23 It doesn't allow you to keep a nice cool head — on the contrary it does (5) PANIC [T]
25 Say something bad while promoting a Japanese born in America (5) NISEI {IE}{SIN}<=

GRID

28 comments:

  1. Arden takes us to a Beauty parlour to start an enjoyable CW. Do we solve it sitting over there? Equally enjoyable.
    Had a good laugh at the scandal. Could not parse Passerine.
    Popular movie of old timers may still be hot.
    24A- is it a straight clue?
    Continuing old times with Abyssenia.

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  2. Col. in Gruvayur? The label suggests so.
    BTW- there was a mini S&B meet in CBE yesterday. Read about it from Raju in yesterday's special.

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    1. ...and of course, the start of an interesting discussion about English CW Vs.Indian ones (read THC)

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    2. Vasant: Please see my comments on yours of yesterday, as below:
      Vasant: Whilst I agree with your first comment, on the question of English as the 'first 'or 'second' language, I beg to differ. I have seen, know and interacted with many Britishers, Scots and Irish friends with their so-called knowledge of the 'first' language to be nothing to write home about. At best, they were 'pretenders' and at worst , 'tool- monkies'putting on a snobbish and toffee-nosed attitude to cover up their ignorance towards what they used to term us as 'natives'. I still maintain, that the quality of our compilers is second to none.Knowledge knows no race or colour and we have certainly excelled in our skill insofar as compiling in concerned.

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    3. Raju: I agree our compilers are second to none..
      Of your other comments since I dont know many of English origin, I will desist from commenting

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  3. 24a Gin, lager and ale with the French (la) going away

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  4. Nice one Suresh. I was wondering about the 3rd drink after taking the ending 'Le' as the French. Now it is clear.

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  5. Happy Birthday,Vasant and Many Happy returns of the day.

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  6. Many Happy Returns of the Day, Vasant. 💐🎂

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  7. Many Happy snruter of the day , dear Vasant. Enjoy today and every other day that follows ! May God bless you with long life, good health and peace.

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  8. Please solve my crossword at
    http://www.1across.org/2017/05/28/double-dare/

    There's a prize to be won

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    1. Thanks Kishore . I've done it, without a hope for the prize !

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  9. I solved the puzzle and enjoyed doing it. Could not get the map nor the screen shot of completed grid. Answered a few questions.

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  10. Many happy returns of the day, Vasant. Live long, live happy.

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    1. Thanks very much for such a lovely wish

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  11. Happy Birthday Vasant!
    Couldn't join the fun.Was out of home on long weekend here!

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  12. Belated birthday wishes Vasant! :)

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