Tuesday, 28 September 2021

No 13363, Tuesday 28 Sep 2021, Arden

Solution to 12A 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
9   Dug up within a country — tale of a small town... (7) MALGUDI {MAL{DUG<=}I}
10 ... mean time include velocity one more time (7) AVERAGE {A{V}{ERA}GE}
11 Give it a different shape — shift more in front, towards left (7) REMODEL {MORE*}{LED<=}
12 Rated truly free (7) D?R?D?D (Addendum - DERIDED {RID} in {DEED} - See comments)
13 County gets snow — by the way, it’s part of film review (9) LEICESTER {ICE}{ST} in {REEL<=}
15 Stand topless, showing boredom (5) ODIUM pODIUM
16 Back without care (4,3) BUTT END {BUT}{TEND}
19 One eager to follow the last man of cloth (7) NANKEEN {AN}{KEEN}<=>{maN}
20 Second or third seed gets into final, that’s bare minimum (5) LEAST {L{seEd}AST}
21 Some of it explains ongoing group singing (9) PLAINSONG [T]
25 Issue is back — President hasn’t finished with his magic cure (7) NOSTRUM {SON<=}{TRUMp}
26 At home, the way everything’s put in place (7) INSTALL {IN}{ST}{ALL}
28 Bird’s fed some cheese (7) STILTON {STILT}{ON}
29 Doctor makes boy consume egg (7) SURGEON {S{URGE}ON}

DOWN
1   Same form, half exposed as being unethical (6) AMORAL {sAMe}{fORm}{hALf}
2   Out on a limb, perhaps — boot out old boys (6) ALUMNI {oUt+oN+A+LIMb}*
3   Felt bad when told it’s abusive (4) RUED (~rude)
4   Chance to get sick accommodation (6) BILLET {B{ILL}ET}
5   Official language (8) MANDARIN [DD]
6   Hair cut, now no approach (4,4,2) BEAR DOWN ON {BEARD}{NOW+ON}*
7   Changed mind midway, not to step on it (8) LANDMINE {LA{MIND*}NE}
8   She gets dividends from both sides — workers, they keep the stock (8) HERDSMEN {HER}{Di...dS}{MEN}
14 Choose to talk to those who vote (10) ELECTORATE {ELECT}{ORATE}
16 Islanders stand outside crease (8) BALINESE {BA{LINE}SE}
17 Starts new socialistic movement in characteristic broadcast (8) TRANSMIT {TRA{New}{So...c}{Mo...t}IT}
18 Incomplete — I plan to raise this hormone (8) DOPAMINE {I}{MAP}<= in {DONE}
22 From Himalayas, lay out another religious doctrine (6) AHIMSA HIMAlayAS*
23 Herb’s losing head, rearing an ass (6) ONAGER oREGANO<=
24 Seen regularly during festival — will it provide some lead? (6) GALENA {GAL{sEeN}A}
27 Active agent provocateur finally nabbed (4) SPRY {SP{p...uR}Y}

Reference List
Velocity =V

Monday, 27 September 2021

No 13362, Monday 27 Sep 2021, Arden

Solution to 17D 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   A flask first, intend to get a jug (6) CARAFE {CAR{A}{Fl..k}E}
 Chinese women not seen cooking this dish (4,4) CHOW MEIN {CHINEse+WOMen}*
9   American bibles? Yes, distributed in places of worship (6) ABBEYS {A}{BB}{YES*}
10 Organs of poor sold cheaply (3,1,4) FOR A SONG*
12 End of Carlson, snake around Chess board? It’s true (4,4) BONA FIDE {BO{c...oN}A}{FIDE}
13 Delight as husband takes short time (6) THRILL {T{H}RILL} (Addendum - {T{HR}ILL} - See comments)
15 Harry chose network to be well informed (4,3,5) KNOW THE SCORE
18 Trimmer gets cut rose, the nightly spectacle... (6,6) METEOR SHOWER {M{ROSE+THE}*OWER}
21 ... all the movement is dangerous (6) LETHAL*
22 Tax collection breeds corruption (4,4) CESS POOL {CESS}{POOL}
24 ‘Terrier’ — this beer’s lost most of the fizz (8) AIREDALE {AIRED ALE}
25 One of those who tend to fall in succession (6) DOMINO [CD]
26 Ran as a gunman giving protection died (8) HASTENED {H{A}{STEN}E}{D}
27 He left his country before, took a plane (6) EMIGRE {E{MIG}RE}

DOWN
1   Sally Lunn, say, gets some meat for the party (8) CLAMBAKE {C{LAMB}AKE}
2   He dumps a piece of cloth outside (8) ROBINSON {RO{BINS}ON}
3   Get upset knowing it’s end of half the rum (3,3,3,6) FLY OFF THE HANDLE {FLY}{END+OF+HALF+THE}*
5   Round up the bear (4) HOOP<=
6   Set thermostat where you can come out unscathed (7,3,5) WEATHER THE STORM*
7   Sexy boy has to go up (6) EROTIC {ER{TO<=}IC}
8   Complaint from flower covered girls (6) NIGGLE {NI{G}{G}LE}
11 Stuck to supplement, brought in here (7) ADHERED {AD{HERE}D}
14 Colour that kept Lewis in place (7) SCARLET {S{CARL}ET}
16 Diving lad not allowed in wading pools, perhaps (8) SWOOPING {WadING+POOlS}*
17 He wrote volumes on loose woman and middlemen (8) ?R?L?O?E (Addendum - TROLLOPE {TROLLOP}{mEn} - See comments))
19 Evacuated, yes... half turned out to be a pollutant (3,3) FLY ASH {YeS+HALF}*
20 First human settlement in America — maybe true (6) UTERUS {U{TRUE*}S}
23 Controversial usage — at both ends it’s lead (4) CLUE {Co...aL}{Us.gE}

Reference List
American = A, Bible = B, Husband = TILL, Died = D, Girl = G