Thursday, 6 October 2022

No 13678, Thursday 06 Oct 2022, Arden

Solution to 7D has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
1   Joint rusted perhaps, tough to use it (7,6) KNUCKLE DUSTER {KNUCKLE}{RUSTED*} 
10 Glass very transparent, inside can see some light (5) LASER {gLASs}{vERy}
11 Englishmen batting - can ashes follow third test? (9) SASSENACH {CAN+ASHES}* after {teSt}*
12 The sharpener went with those working (9) WHETSTONE {WENT+THOSE}*
13 Certain to hide the defect (5) TAINT [T]
14 Valet comes apart, he has no place to stay (7) VAGRANT {VA(let=grant)GRANT}
16 Worker on the moon - a Shakespearean character (7) ANTONIO {ANT}{ON}{IO}
18 First place in balance left for the knife (7) SCALPEL {SCAL{Pl..e}E}{L}
20 Move now and aim, it'll help the opponents (3,4) OWN GOAL {NOW*}{GOAL}
22 Harsh and dry outside, cold inside (5) ACRID {A{C}RID}
24 One less - an alternative is solitude (9) ALONENESS*
26 Deal with China - refuse something to eat (9) ENCHILADA {DEAL+CHINA}*
27 It's not true about students in French city (5) LILLE {LI{LL}E}
28 Be without teacher, copy writing on top of it is punishable (9,4) STATUTORY RAPE {STA{TUTOR}Y} with {APE}<=>{R}

DOWN
2   Information gathering, cops come up with reserves (4,3) NEST EGG {G{GETS}EN}<=
3   Cheat Spooner's piece of fish (4,5) CARD SHARP (~ shard carp to card sharp)
4   Rope in all criminal associates... (5) LASSO [T]
5   ...changing speed, watch the criminal (9) DESPERADO {SPEED*}{RADO}
6   Fish in the past had this characteristic (5) SMELT [C&DD]
7   Happiness after writing off mother-in-law perhaps (7) E?A?I?N (Addendum - ELATION rELATION - See comments)
8   Vest is allowed, could be a superstition (3,5,5) OLD WIVES TALES*
9   Somehow got there to cover the explosion - it was a boombox (6,7) GHETTO BLASTER {GOT+THERE}* over {BLAST}
15 Sharp rim with raised border, how to differentiate? (4,5) TELL APART {T{EL}{LAP}ART} (Addendum - {T{PALLE<=}ART} - See comments)
17 Bank employee receives usually new notes to start with- his is boring work (9) TUNNELLER {T{Us...y}{New}{No..s}ELLER}
19 Used coir as stuffing, suitable for fruit (7) APRICOT {AP{COIR*}T}
21 Coincide with closed loop (7) OVERLAP {OVER}{LAP}
23 Inside is the believer (5) DEIST [T]
25 Broadcasting is over, look! (2,3) ON AIR {ON}{AIR}

Reference List
Moon = IO, Left = L, Cold = C, Student = L, Writing = R, Information = GEN, Cops = GETS

Wednesday, 5 October 2022

Special, Wednesday 05 Oct 2022, Ajji


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