Thursday, 28 December 2017

No 12200, Thursday 28 Dec 2017, Arden


Answer and annotation for 10 left for a rookie commenter till 10 AM.

ACROSS
9   Excited cat enters tank to get milk extract (7) LACTOSE {L{CAT*}OSE}
10 One sleeps during day, commits robbery (7) D?C?I?Y  (Addendum - DACOITY - {DA{CO{I}T}Y} - See comments)
11 African participated in race carrying a baton (7) RWANDAN {R{WAND}AN}
12 Hair swept back — our charm (7) ENAMOUR {MANE<=}{OUR}
13 Mark of a politician who's boxed in (9) CALIBRATE {A}{LIB} in {CRATE}
15 Botch it up and set diamonds (5) MISDO DIaMOndS*
16 Warm changing room in one third of a country (7) AMOROUS {ROOM}* in {AUStralia}
19 Regularly treat body part — may be an infection (7) TETANUS {TrEaT}{ANUS}
20 Gave up — with or without study (5) CEDED conCEDED
21 Twists around path of hurricanes, perhaps (9) WARPLANES {WARP{LANE}S}
25 Tails clipped, disgrace on shoddy wash (7) SHAMPOO {SHAMe}{POOr}
26 Music — It plays out in business... (7) CALYPSO {C{PLAYS*}O}
28 ...stores 26 for posterity (7) RECORDS [CD]
29 Restricted passage provided — before or after kill (7) ORIFICE {OR}{IF}{ICE}

DOWN
1   Pastor gets in the vehicle, rickety and old (6) CLERIC [T] What's the role of old?
2   Mark with tool, not a scratch (6) SCRAWL {SCaR}{AWL}
3   Low density atmosphere (4) MOOD {MOO}{D}
4   Complaint about girl in a dance... (6) HERNIA {HER}{IN+A}*
5   ...he sticks to an impression created around her (8) ADHERENT {A}{D{HER}ENT}
6   Perhaps camels take part part of the recycling process (5,5) SCRAP METAL {CAMELS+PART}*
7   Big car clipped tail of cattle (8) LIMOUSIN LIMOUSINe
8   Cops try to mix with island people (8) CYPRIOTS {COPS+TRY+I}*
14 Excited, bold, so left for the hunt (5,5) BLOOD SPORT {BOLD+SO}*{PORT}
16 Stock — regular access in one go (8) ANCESTRY {AN}{aCcEsS}{TRY}
17 Arsenal should take interest — it's an order (8) ORDNANCE ORDiNANCE
18 Saying " Gee! Carpenters use it" (8) SAWHORSE {SAW}{HORSE}
22 Girl goes with 1 who's on board (6) RECTOR diRECTOR Definition in the middle
23 Table linen bearing a pink design (6) NAPKIN* (Addendum - {N}{A+PINK}* - See comments)
24 Push to one side of the tool (6) SHOVEL {SHOVE}{L}
27 Raising money for a place to stay (4) LAIR<=

GRID

23 comments:

  1. Nice puzzle and an equally instructive blog.

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  2. 23D: I think the anno should be N (bearing) + APINK*

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  3. Our carpenters rarely have a sawhorse. They will make use of timber at the work spot and make a quick saw donkey and after work is over abandon it and go away.

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  4. 10a: (i+otc+day)* = dacoity.
    otc = over the counter sleep
    This is my understanding.

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    1. No problem Karthik. Keep at it; the day won't be far when you will get all

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  6. 22d one who's on board is a director. Cleric(1) on board is Rector. &Lit???

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  7. 10A : one sleeps : I goes into cot.. and it goes into day ( during day )
    And da(coit)y

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    1. in bed or on bed is correct? :(

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    2. "in bed" means "asleep". Here cot is used for bed.
      I sleeps => I is in cot => COIT

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    3. Grammatically, both are connect and denote different states. You are (lying) on the bed if not covered by any bedsheets. You are (sleeping) in the bed if covered by bedsheets. Its a BRITISH thing.

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    4. Thank you. I always have issues in bed! :(

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    5. Obviously, doesn't everyone!!!

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  8. Arden makes us work and earn it today.
    I have a doubt about 2D- Not 'a' relates to mark and not tool But on the surface it is not placed in that order. Is it okay?

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    1. The comma makes mark, the subject. Imho

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  9. I am convinced- to some extent.

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  10. Where are the newbies ? No more than what we had seen earlier? I'm sure , many more are choosing to chew the pen(cil) in incognito status ? It would help if the newbie entrant's name is colored green ?

    Arden's puzzle is just the cup of tea of coffee for newbies .



    Arden

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    1. Not a cup of tea if one goes by Karthik's comment above.

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