Saturday, 22 August 2009

No 9618, Saturday, 22 Aug 09, Nita Jaggi

Today is a real OMG day
ACROSS
4 - "Man in Lead Breakdowns” for instance (8) - H{EADL*}ONG ? H{EADL*}AND ?
8 - Half dry an uneven container (6) - {(-t)T}{ROUGH}
9 - Run on gas at the large apes in distress (10) - ORANGUTANS* Terrible
10 - Norwegian leader is at ease with the day’s first requirement (4) - {N}{EE}{D}
11 - Experienced the fabric (4) - FELT [DD]
13 - Tired British king at the end of the day (6) - {B}{LEAR}{Y}
15 - Religious teacher is cautious to be in the borders of Asia (7) - {A{CHARY}(-si)A}
17 - Terribly vile! (4) - EVIL*
18 - Something very hard to hang on to! (4) - NAIL [CD]
19 - Start to write about a painting of a house having at last a wild animal (7) - {W}{ART}{H}OG OG from!
21 - A problem with the written works (6) - MATTER [DD]
22 - A short introductory passage (4) - VAMP ?
25 - It ends with the bowling of six consecutive balls (4) - OVER [DD]
26 - By mistake it is a carbon copy of one impression of a lake (10) - {A}{CC}{I}{DENT}{A}{L}
27 - Signal for a mural to be shifted (6) - ALARUM*
28 - Statistically adjusted the partnership with eight around the leader of the Democrats (8) - {WE}{IGHTE*}{D}
DOWN
1 - Second sound of pain (5) - {S}{TING}
2 - Softer type of woodland (6) - FOREST*
3 - Hand in the main thing of the job (5) - C{H}ORE
4 - A vital organ (5) - HEART [E]
5 - Topic of maths for almost all five in a Great Britain academy (7) - {AL(-l)}{G{E}B}{RA}
6 - Piece of writing for the French race, is making a mistake not including the queen (9) - {LE}{TT}E{(-er)RING} I see an extra E, unless NJ means just R for Queen instead of the standard ER!
7 - Basis on which charitable institutions run (3,6) - NON PROFIT [E]
12 - Dog in the sacred city (5) - LHASA [DD]
14 - A large quantity of the heavy snowfall (9) - AVALANCHE [E] Terrible
15 - Assigning a share of everything got in order around the tin (9) - {ALL}{OT{TIN}G*}
16 - Pilgrimage at the end of July is accepted to be eternal regularly (5) - {Y}A{T}{R}{A} Extra A from?
19 - Most affectionate master following the woman (7) - {W}{ARMEST*} Anagram indicator?
20 - Come back in the castle with the first lady on the right (6) - {R}{EVE}{RT}
22 - Expressed an opinion for the Village Officer to note the date (5) - {VO}{TE}{D}
23 - Grinder tooth made initially in an oral form (5) - {M}{OLAR*}
24 - First in importance lacking common factors (5) - PRIME [CD]

8 comments:

  1. Col,
    I think 4AC is {HE}{ADLINE*}

    My anno for 19AC:{W}{ART}{HO}{G}
    HO= house ??
    G from "havinG at last"

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  2. From Chambers...
    HO is standard abbrev for house.
    R is short for Regina, and can stand for queen.

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  4. Col sir,
    16DN Extra A comes from accepted

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  5. Thanks Ramya, Shuchi & Svemuri,
    However my opening statement of OMG stands

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  6. Please elucidate OMG...:-( Please eMail the full form to
    pammechchu@gmail.com
    Thanks

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  7. 'OH MY GOD' or 'OH MY GOODNESS' :-D

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  8. However my opening statement of OMG stands

    No debate with that, Colonel. Why, even the straightest definition (14D) is wobbly with an unnecessary 'the'.

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