Sunday, 23 May 2010

No 2586, Sunday 23 May 10

ACROSS
1   - Indian officer, soldier and revolutionary (8) -{CO}{MAN}{CHE}
5   - Hold up a picnic basket (6) - HAMPER [DD]
9   - Professional wearing article, a protective garment (5) -{A{PRO}N}
10 - A man from Ireland collecting standard US equipment (9) -{A}{P{PAR}AT}{US}
12 - Lab cope with modifying drug for clinical trial (7) - PLACEBO*
13 - One may be required after a game of rugby on `B' deck (7) -{RU}{B}{DOWN}
14 - Just awful, residents' diet (13) - DISINTERESTED*
16 - More than one good man lacking polish seen in sharp suit (5,8) - {ROUGH} {DIAMONDS}
21 - One in cartel amended clause (7) - {ART{I}CLE*}
23 - Terry, perhaps, or Bill with long hair? (7) - {AC}{TRESS}
24 - Something that is incidental to neighbourhood children? (4,5) - {SIDE} {ISSUE}
25 - Club record on circuit (5) -{DISC}{O}
26 - Damage in a harbour (6) -{MAR}{IN}{A}
27 - Cabinetmaker subdued about that woman (8) -{S{HER}ATON}
DOWN
1   - Applauded Charlie, left well behind in race? (7) - {C}{LAPPED}
2   - Misguided rangers coming after me, a fish-eating duck (9) - {ME}{RGANSER*}

3   - Article used in navy, strong fabric (7) - NANKEEN [DD]

4   - Madly in love? Completely (4,4,5) - HEAD OVER HEELS [DD]
6   - Turn holding mug and a tumbler (7) - {AC{ROB}{A}T} Hmmm.......
7   - A top spinning round one in courtyard (5) - {PAT{I}O*}
8   - Feel bitter about unopened gift (6) - pRESENT
11 - Take wine with girl in a South African city (4,9) -{PORT} {ELIZABETH}
15 - Intimate group after ultimate in food and service (6,3) -{D}{INNER SET}
17 - Affected charm in meeting from which Jack is excluded (7) - jUNCTION
18 - Bullfighter in Benidorm, at a do, relaxing (7) - MATADOR [T] Never liked the concept of bullfighting.
19 - Soldiers shortly to join poet (7) -{SAS}{SOON}
20 - New manor's an extortionate price? (6) - RANSOM*
22 - Organised tour round duke's house (5) - {TU{D}OR}

17 comments:

  1. Good morning all

    6D - Turn holding mug and a tumbler (7) - {AC{ROB}{A}T} Hmmm.......

    Crisp, but, loaded.

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  2. 6D - slightly differently worded, but there was a flash of recognition on seeing this.

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  3. Fairly easy for a Sunday Hindu crossword. Sassoon was a new word

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  4. There's Sassoon Road in Pune.
    Have gone to the city a couple of times but I have not trod on it.

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  5. 27 A subdued =saton? not clear
    3D Article used in Navy..'An' is clear but how does the rest of the word build up?

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  6. @CV,

    There is a Sassoon hospital as well in Pune.

    @Giridhar,

    Subdued = Sat on

    Nankeen is a type of cloth, trousers made of Nakeen are known as Nankeens, see the link I have provided in the main post.

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  7. @Deepak

    Thanks, subdued, I got it.

    However regarding Nankeen, what is the relation of Nankeen to Navy?

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  8. There is also a David Sassoon library in Mumbai. No relation to the Sassoon of the clue though.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Sassoon_Library

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  9. 3 - Article used in navy, strong fabric (7)

    On second thoughts maybe the anno is

    Article = AN
    used in = position indicator
    navy = N
    strong = KEEN
    fabric = {N}{AN}{KEEN}

    Not very clear about the use of 'used in'

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  10. Not to forget the Sassoon Docks in Mumbai all named after DAVID SASSOON

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  11. This seems to explain it better, thanks

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  12. The answers to FITB wordgame puzzles were published late in the evening under yesterday's blog post.

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  13. A little off-topic...

    I'm almost done with today's Sunday Crossword (Times of India) and there's just this one clue which remains unsolved. Could somebody help me here? Can't bear to wait for a week.

    26D: Prepare to explode - or not to explode! (4)

    Crossings go like _U_E (assuming I got the other answers right)

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  14. W/o having solved the particular crossword
    FUSE
    double definitions
    Prepare to explode / (prepare) not to explode

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  15. Thanks Giridhar and Chaturvasi.

    I think CV's cracked it :) Awesome!!! Thanks again.

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