Thursday, 15 June 2017

No 12034, Thursday 15 Jun 2017, Afterdark



ACROSS
6   Onset of inflammation in thorax, one earlier was most painful (7) ACHIEST {A}{CH{In...t}EST}
7   Hope Rahman shows a musical production (5) OPERA [T]
9   Pain in 2 hands (4) HARM {H}{ARM}
10 Countless dead; king taken by the French, shot on the head (10) NUMBERLESS {NUMB}{ER}{LES}{Shot}
11 Primarily Telugus have roots in Andhra, half left to another country (8) THAILAND {Te...s}{HAIL}{ANDhra}
13 Order to leave son in a new country (6) BOSNIA {BOSs}{IN+A}*
15 Called out everyone and departed (4) DIED DIallED
17 Say, blended tomato, 80% strained gets red at the top and more natural (5) PURER {PUREe}{Red}
18 Sign in the reverse, write name above that to get a holiday, say (4) NOEL {N}{LEO<=}
19 Concentrate on priest's side, rabbi is there (6) ELIXIR {ELI}{XI}{R} Why 'is there'?
20 Military leader infiltrates a column that is disoriented in general (8) COMMUNAL {Mi...y} in {A+COLUMN}*
23 Bound by rigid grass all around (10) RESTRICTED {RE{STRICT}ED}
26 Force rejected protocol following new rule (4) NORM {N}{fORM}
27 Misplaced directions led to Indian dish becoming a Mexican sauce (5) SALSA Anno pending (Addendum - SAL(-n+s)SA - See comments)
28 See, being sober/steady is +ve (7)  OBSERVE {SOBER*}{VE}

DOWN
1   Scan table found in reference books (5,5) THUMB INDEX {THUMB} {INDEX}
2   That woman's not interested about sources of medical condition (6) HERNIA {HER}{Not}{In...d}{Ab..t}
3   Particle's temperature’s zero in the morning (4) ATOM {A{T}{O}M}
4   No change to hire doctor in a month (8) NOVEMBER {NO}{VE{MB}ER}
5   Upset vegetable is returned (4) KEEL <=
6   Embarrassed to go after one (5) ABASH {A}{BASH}
8   Cut off from bases destroyed, blocked by endless icefall (7) ABSCISE {ICe}<= in {BASES}*
12 Physicist dead; a car crash (5) DIRAC {D}{I}{CAR*}
14 Bloodthirsty slayers at first pick a gun in a rowdily environment (10) SANGUINARY {Sl...s}{A+GUN}*{IN}{A}*{Ro...lY}
16 Complaint on pay-off, painlessly settle (7) ILLNESS paINLESSLy*
17 Fan’s break up is an aberration (8) PARTISAN {PART}{IS}{AN} What's the role of 'aberration'?
21 PM's silent but smart... (6) MODISH {MODI}{SH}
22 ...accept and first acknowledge, for the most part... (5) AGREE {And}{GREEt}
24 ...discriminated and often trolled (4) TOLD TrOlLeD
25 To be around hospital is primarily useful to you, when old (4) THOU {T{H}O}{Us...l}

GRID

37 comments:

  1. 27ac: SALNA N replaced by S, SALSA

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    1. That should have been replaced rather than misplaced

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    2. Acase of displaced letter?

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  2. Seems to be 2 sides of a coin.
    Half of Andhra is Telengana!

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    1. Andhra and Telangana are exclusive to each other,in today's parlance.By Andhra,we refer to the present residuary state,post bifurcation of the erstwhile combined Andhra Pradesh.

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    2. A case of of నేను చెప్పలేనుte about the State of affairs ?

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  3. I could not get salna in either Free dic. or Chambers.

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    1. Agree. But it is a very popular dish in Tamil Nadu.

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    2. Salna is the gravy served with Biryani

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  4. Salna is South Indian type of kurma?

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  5. Congratulations to Afterdark on his 100th puzzle. I am not sure why it is 99 in the side panel. I have his confirmation that this is 100th

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    1. He had mentioned yesterday that 100 included one published in some other magazine

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    2. That explains it. Thanks

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  6. Following seen on facebook. I think it pertains to the CBSE CW finals held in Delhi end of last year

    Catch me on DD National From 19th June 3pm, featuring in India's First Crossword Contest On Television.
    Watch the young brains from all over India compete for the National Crossword Champion Title.
    For more info www.crypticsingh.com

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    1. See the video of the ad at the following link

      https://www.facebook.com/anjali.singh.33234/videos/10211272697025876/

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    2. Great news Colonel! Congrats!

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    3. No congrats to me. I have no role in that event

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    4. Oh ok...just saw the video now.

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    5. Good news for the crossword community. Let us hope the best minds win!
      It is surprising why DD is saying for the first time crossword programme is aired!
      I remember the days when Wockhardt Cup program in mid-90s was telecast in DD

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    6. KKR this is not live, it is a recorded program of the finals held in Dec 16

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    7. Oh, I thought it is going to be in few weekly elimination rounds.

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  7. Guess the NINA has been missed

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  8. 'Thanks all. My Hunderdth.' is the Nina and I am too late to get it.
    Congrats.

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  9. Congrats on the century! Carry on clueing Sir :)

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  10. 9 across: H_ARM= pain in 2 hands ;H for hand -arm for two hands ? Very ambidextrous clue.

    14 down: SANGUINARY- why 'rowdily' when 'rowdy' would suffice? IL has been herniated ?

    AFTERDARK : congratulations for your 100th to continue to nonplus us , more or less , in each of the clue that follows the next !

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  11. Congrats AD on the century! Onwards to 200 and more :)

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  12. Congrats After dark! Next target should be a double ton!!

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  13. Could get to the puzzle in the afternoon. Spotted the Nina right away...was on the lookout for it as per yesterday's comments..
    Found the century puzzle a tad difficult than the usual AD fare..Salsa, Sanguinary, Purer, Partisan, all took time to crack & parse. Thanks AD..keep going going..

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  14. Best wishes AD! I look forward to many more crosswords from you.

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  15. Thanks to all of you. It's been a great experience because of your patience.

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  16. 27 ac . Salan _ Mirch ka salan. S replacing N and 'becoming' Salsa?

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