Thursday, 29 October 2020

No 13079, Thursday 29 Oct 2020, Arden

Solution to 4D 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
6   Toll for the man in church (5) CHIME {C{HIM}E}
7   Run, some are crushed like a bunch of grapes (8) RACEMOSE {RACE}{SOME*}
10 Puzzles females wearing cotton, perhaps... (7) BAFFLES {BA{FF}LES}
11 ... if they stimulate one of them (7) WHETHER [C&DD]
12 Becomes clear, American city follows crime (7) LARCENY {CLEAR*}{NY}
13 Old official carrying note — it’s all gas (7) METHANE {THANE}<=>{ME}
14 Absolving old sailor — one is involved (11) EXONERATING {EX}{ONE}{RATING}
19 Sack from the French city of yore (7) DESTROY {DES}{TROY}
21 East of Berlin moneybags can’t fly (7) OSTRICH {OST}{RICH}
23 After revolution liberators lost IRA support (7) BOLSTER {LiBEraTORS}*
25 Alfilaria — every other issue is an affair (7) LIAISON {aLfIlArIa}{SON}
26 Fight over land, one’s taken away mineral (8) FELDSPAR {SPAR}<=>{FiELD}
27 Child is sick, gets cold (5) CHILL {CH}{ILL}

DOWN
1   Service pneumatic drive (3,5) AIR FORCE {AIR}{FORCE}
2   Enemy takes measure of the rim (6) FELLOE {F{ELL}OE}
3   Minister’s house damaged by trees in question (10) PRESBYTERY {PR{BY+TREES}*Y}
4   Boat is slower, taken separately (4) ?C?W (Addendum - SCOW {S(lower = cow)COW} - See commnts)
5   In a detailed manner ask the man his complaint (6) ASTHMA {ASk}{THe}{MAn}
6   Metal business by Latvian (6) COBALT {CO}{B}{A}{LT} Not sure of anno (Addendum - {CO}{BALT} - See comments)
8   Current carrying master switch for conductors (7) MAESTRI {I}<=>{MASTER}*
9   Move slowly — after first count another count comes up (5) CREEP {Co..t}{PEER<=}
13 Make a world fit for a flyer (6,4) MEADOW LARK*
15 Sorted out internal energy and unit of magnetic field strength (7) OERSTED {SORTED}* over {E}
16 Appreciates help — that’s denied (8) GAINSAID {GAINS}{AID}
17 Bother to live in a mud hut (5) ADOBE {ADO}{BE}
18 Cut up having woman cleaner (6) PHENOL {P{HEN}OL<=}
20 Fix everything in a helmet (6) SALLET {S{ALL}ET}
22 Stupor in Goa, perhaps (6) TRANCE  [DD]
24 Riveted to music tempo (4) RAPT {RAP}{T}

Reference List
Church = CE, Female = F, Note = ME, From in French = DES, East in German = OST, Child = CH, Measure = ELL, Current = I, Energy = E, Tempo = T


Wednesday, 28 October 2020

No 13078, Wednesday 28 Oct 2020, Arden

Solution to 21D 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   One is in the dock — fish right in the bottommost part of the ocean (7,6) MARIANA TRENCH {MARI{A}NA}{T{R}ENCH}
10 Livelong for a Gold brooch (5) ORPIN {OR}{PIN}
11 Past revealed, sure to know the truth (9) ASCERTAIN {pASt}{CERTAIN}
12 Free internet — invite adults, keep them amused (9) ENTERTAIN {ENTERT{A}IN*}
13 Bird limeIm going for ownership (5) TITLE {TIT}{LimE}
14 Spare cup’s outside, needs a wash (7) CLEANUP {C{LEAN}UP}
16 Suceptible to fall for a trick (7) CANTRIP {CAN}{TRIP}
18 In a month we go for workers’ supplement (7) AUGMENT AUG(-us+men)MENT
20 Stand and basically pick the bird (7) LECTERN {eLECt}{TERN}
22 An awful narrative — needs some nerve (5) ULNAR [T]
24 Eccentric, strange — carrying fixed amount (3,6) ODD MAN OUT {ODD}{AMOUNT*} Shouldn't the Enu should be (3,3,3)
26 Cut local tree for poles, they say (9) ELECTORAL (~polls)
27 Admission could be sans any expression (5) IDIOM aDMIssIOn* [CA]
28 Arrange help, infant has not repeated earlier success (5,2,3,3) FLASH IN THE PAN*

DOWN
2   Even curtseyed before a dignitary — one’s lost a member (7) AMPUTEE {cUrTsEyEd}<=>{A}{MP}
3   Not knowing if it’s foreign or ancestral, could be in between (9) IGNORANCE [T]
4   Many a large animal found inside (5) NYALA [T]
5   New in fashion — wearing dark blue-green is practical (9) TECHNICAL {TE{CH{N}IC}AL}
6   Rues exposing the winger (5) EGRET rEGRETs
7   Hire daily, for a limited period (7) CHARTER {CHAR}{TERm}
8   Names are strange, seem nocturnal (13) NOMENCLATURES*
9   Way to open an account (4,4,1,4) ONCE UPON A TIME [CD]
15 Vessel empty, intermittent rain plays a medley (3,6) POT POURRI {POT}{POUR}{RaIn}
17 Fruit crate broken, without a number (9) NECTARINE {N{CRATE*}INE}
19 Polite of the General to rise in support of man (7) GENTEEL {LEE<=}<=>{GENT}
21 To oppose and stop growth of writings on sex (7) E?O?I?A (Addendum - EROTICA {ER{TO<=}ICA} - See comments)
23 Tries alternate rituals (5) RITES*
25 In front, climbing on foot in the Dutch city (5) DELFT {LED<=}{FT}

 Reference List
One = A, Right = R, Gold = OR, Adults = A, New = N, Foot = FT