Thursday, 6 August 2009

No 9604, Thursday, 06 Aug 09, M.Manna

ACROSS
1 - He may catch you out after a time lapse (6,4) - {SECOND} {SLIP}
6 - Regular consumer of drugs (4) - USER [E]
9 - Aunt on a motorway makes note of extremely small detail (7) - {MI}NUT{I}A*
10 - A garden had been cultivated on the island (7) - GRENADA*
12 - Photo of material that’s reduced to a large spot (8) - MICRODOT [E]
13 - He makes an attempt to test (5) - TRIER [E]
15 - Register a horse for a race (5) - ENTER [E]
17 - Extent of noise at dinner of Frenchman not right (9) - DI{MENSIO(-ur)*}N Mr Manna has missed out on the spelling of Monsieur
19 - Act for others again, now (9) - {RE}{PRESENT}
21 - She goes around the river with Al (5) - {AL}{EXE} could also be {A}DE{L}E as both DEE and EXE are rivers
23 - Weird eastern lake (5) - {E}{ERIE}
24 - Roger troubled Scotsman, one coming from an American state (8) - {GEORG*}{IAN} Roger is really troubled with an extra G and missing an R !! Manna in his elements.
27 - Hates intensely, later trials of the French (7) - {DE}{TESTS}
28 - Monstrous, his gore, monstrous (7) - OGREISH*
29 - Called with haste, for George (4) - {RAN}{G}
30 - In which flatfish are found? (4,6) - {SOLE} HAVENS [CD]
DOWN
1 - Certain unspecified (4) - SOME [DD]
2 - One condemned to penal servitude (7) - CONVICT [E]
3 - Take night direction to find saltpeter in the U.S. (5) - (~night)NITE{R}
4 - Don’t sit doing nothing! (5,4) - STAND IDLE [CD]
5 - There is gold to be found when you are in Gotham city, almost (5) - INGOT [T]
7 - Wish Ali to become a person from Zanzibar (7) - SWAHILI*
8 - Winged jogger? (10) - ROADRUNNER [E] I used to love 'The Roadrunner and Wile E Coyote' comics, nowadays they come on TV as well, as Looney Tunes cartoons on the cartoon channel.
11 - No seat in Assembly of this country (7) - ESTONIA*
14 - You, my love, are playing against the German (4,6) - DEAR {REA*}{DER}
16 - Smoking jackets? (7) - REEFERS [DD]
18 - This is meant to show the correct time in bars (9) - METRONOME [E]
20 - One forswearing luxury had a turnip stew (7) - PURITAN*
22 - Investigate cut back at the colliery (7) - {EXA<-}{MINE}
24 - Sudden wind blast does not dampen exuberant enjoyment (5) - {GUST}{O}
25 - She’s out in the garden after quitting the North (5) - GERDA(-n)*
26 - Some resistance over taxing demands (4) - OHMS ? Annotation pending

4 comments:

  1. Deepak,
    Closing my eyes to the mistakes in the crossword, I shall try to explain 26d. 'Some resistance' is the clue-writer's def for word req'd., the ref. being to eletrical resistance units. As for 'taxing demands', the ref. is to OHMS on mail posted by the UK Govt. The letters expand to On Her Majesty's Service (like OIGS in India). I shall not go into the merits or otherwise of the subsidiary ind.

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  2. 24 - Sudden wind blast does not dampen exuberant enjoyment (5) - {GUST}{O}

    Col,

    What explain's the O at the end?

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  3. May there be less complications in solving crosswords. Yeh meri ta-MANNA hai !
    - Richard

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