Tuesday, 25 August 2009

No 9619, Tuesday, 25 Aug 09, Nita Jaggi

ACROSS
1 - Expert is at odds to note the secret service on the record (10) - {S}PE{CIA}{LIST} PE from?
9 - Element of the sound covering the priest (6) - H{ELI}UM
10 - Support the assets I can collect (10) - ASSISTANCE*
11 - Essential for the queen to have a gathering of the military personnel (6) - MUST{ER}
12 - Pies lay in a mess in a colourful pattern (7) - PAISLEY*
16 - Terrible situation for a boy not having oxygen on the ship (5) - A{B(-o)Y}{SS}
17 - Upswing in an old style of work (4) - O{PU<-}S
18 - King’s god is in Jamaica in temples at last (5) - {RA}{JA}{S}
19 - Reported to be eager to pretend something (5) - FEIGN ?
20 - Typical pattern of refusal of an old Irish magistrate (4) - {NO}{RM}
21 - Off-white colour of the dentine (5) - IVORY [DD]
22 - Embarrassed by a party for an editor (7) - {A}{BASH}{ED}
27 - Very sad reacting about the lack of an English name (6) - TRAGIC(-an)*
29 - Protection given to the unionist around Los Angeles is in order (10) - INSU{LA}TION
30 - Gently pushed an unidentified chief executive on Edward (6) - NU{DG}{ED}
31 - Greeting the upset Sultan holding cast-iron evenly (10) - SALUT{(-c)A(-s)T(-t)I(-r)O(-n)}N*
DOWN
2 - Permit to enter with a free ticket (4) - PASS [DD]
3 - King is on an island in a difficult situation (6) - C{R}ISIS Anno beats me
4 - Busy in a performance, four start to exit (6) - {ACT}{IV}{E}
5 - Captain Nero holds it from within (5) - INNER [T]
6 - Subject of the first person (5) - {THE}{ME}
7 - Very wealthy to steal around thirty characters without time (6,4) - FIL{THY RI(-t)*}CH
8 - I sped minor by accident in captivity (10) - IMPRISIONED*
12 - For each sibling endlessly the scriptures are continuously existing (10) - {PER}{SISTE(-r)}{NT}
13 - Enjoy rapid ways to be at risk (2,8) - IN JEOPARDY*
14 - Regularly synonymous of toys (2-3) - {Y}{O}-{Y}{O}{S}
15 - You are to measure in the corners of the burqa in an Asian country (5) - B{U}{R}{M}A
23 - Graduate is liberal to allow the form of dance (6) - {BA}{L}{LET}
24 - Seven performers have a steep way out in Troy (6) - SEPTE*{T}
25 - Sour substances for the chief held in the outskirts of Arkansas (5) - A{CID}S
26 - Plant is taken up to South Africa in a short time (5) - {SI<-}{SA}{L}
28 - Disapproved of the number round the shirt (2,2) - {NO} T{O}

6 comments:

  1. Record = LP, EP . EP at odds PE.
    CRISIS = CR (Charles Rex) is(given) on is (island)

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  2. Hi Eswaran,
    Record here gives LIST and not PE

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  3. is PE taken from Note (pen)?

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  4. Expert is at odds to note the secret service on the record (10) SP E CIA LIST

    odds = SP (starting price, the odds from betting in horse races)
    note = E (the musical note)
    secret service = CIA
    record = LIST

    That takes care of the wordplay. The bizarre surface I have no explanation for!

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  5. Col,

    30 - Gently pushed an unidentified chief executive on Edward (6) - NU{DG}{ED}
    What's NU and DG = Director General?

    31 - Greeting the upset Sultan holding cast-iron evenly (10) - SALUT{(-c)A(-s)T(-t)I(-r)O(-n)}N*
    How did you count 'I' as even, unless one takes into account the hyphen?

    25 - Sour substances for the chief held in the outskirts of Arkansas (5) - A{CID}S
    CID = ?

    26 - Plant is taken up to South Africa in a short time (5) - {SI<-}{SA}{L}
    What's L?

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  6. Hi Raghunath,

    DG is Director General

    No idea how NU connects with unidentified

    Regarding the 'evenly' of 31A I had remarked at the HUB "With NJ everything is evenly regular and proper !!!"

    No idea how CID and Chief connect

    No idea about L either

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