Monday, 2 August 2021

No 13315, Monday 02 Aug 2021, Arden

Solution to 11D 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   Crop of a kind we raise (6) CASHEW {CASH}{WE<=}&lit
4   Doctor aims to follow with daily presence (8) CHARISMA {AIMS*}<=>{CHAR}
9   Tailoring units get ultimate fabric to make cloaks (6) TUNICS {TUNI{f...iC}S}
10 Arden’s after money, all detailed on tape (8) CASETTE {CASh}{sETTEr} Arden is beheaded as well!! (Correction - {CASh}{SETTEr} See comments)
12 People assemble here before a trip (5,3) OPIUM DEN [CD]
13 Head of police cross with someone who sells duplicates (6) PIRATE {Po...e}{IRATE}
15 Randy felon is dividing prize money, it's a very small amount (12) CONCUPISCENT {CON}{CUP}{IS}{CENT}
18 Invested after a magazine became traditional (4-8) TIME-HONOURED {HONOURED}<=>{TIME}
21 A woman in America, for us in India (6) ABROAD {A}{BROAD} [C&DD]
22 Im on it, following a setter within a time frame (3,5) AGE LIMIT {IM}{IT}<=>{A}{GEL}
24 Venerated marriage vow — left side shaky (8) IDOLISED {I DO}{L}{SIDE*}
25 Beer only after a bite (6) STINGO {O}<=>{STING}
26 One called into shade to give an earful (8) HARANGUE {H{A}{RANG}UE}
27 Instruments used only in batteries (6) CELLOS {CELL{O}S}

DOWN
1   In other constituencies, insets have no effect (3,2,3) CUT NO ICE COnstITUENCies*
2   Feeling about maiden, same feeling (8) SENTIENT SENTImENT
3   After open text messaging you are sent out of the church (15) EXCOMMUNICATION {tEXt}{COMMUNICATION}
5   When calm hearts get cured (4) HEAL {wHEn}{cALm}
6   Who’s Putin to be allowed to come in the way? It’s a dangerous game... (7,8) RUSSIAN ROULETTE {RUSSIAN}{ROU{LET}TE}
7   ... a bit like promoting a strongman (6) SATRAP  {PART}{AS}<=
8   Our predecessors put me in a cage... (6) APEMEN {A}{PE{ME}N}
11 ... slated to be free, yea (7) ?E?I?E? (Addendum - DERIDED {DE{RID}ED - See comments} 
14 Wrong categorisation, linking Titania with this Dickensian character (7) SCROOGE CatEGORiSatiOn* [CA]
16 Deplorable to get caught at boundary, covers are off for last match (8) CRIMINAL {C}{RIM}{fINALs}
17 Upsurge is on novel books (8) EDITIONS {TIDE<=}{IS+ON}*
19 Basically cut in and cut out, looks tacky (6) GARISH {GA{tRIm}SH}
20 Our support for gun and protection (6) ARMOUR {OUR}<=>{ARM}
23 Proper use of annexed land (4) PERU [T]

Reference List
Left = L, Only = O, Maiden = M, Caught = C


Sunday, 1 August 2021

Special, Sunday 01 Aug 2021, Crux


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