Friday, 14 October 2011

No 10283, Friday 14 Oct 11, M Manna

ACROSS
1   - The old hag is really a delightful person (7) - CHARMER [DD?] Anno pending See comments
5   - Bill with engineer, examine sound modulation of the band (7) - CADENCE {CA}{DEN}{CE}
10 - Al not truthful with kindred (6) - ALLIES {AL}{LIES}
11 - Served pint to me which was very weak (8) - IMPOTENT*
12 - One thousand and one put down a motion which may be copied (6) - IMITABLE {I}{M}{I}{TABLE} This is the clue for 13A !!
13 - Turn out to a good man who will be faithful and honest (8) - TRUSTY TRU{ST}Y Anno pending. This should have been 12A!!
14 - Attempt a turn towards a good man (8) - PANDIT {PAN}DIT Anno pending. Enumeration should be 6 not 8
15 - Pose adopted while making a tortuous ascent (6) - STANCE*
18 - Film cases may be heard in it (6) - CAMERA [CD]
20 - Somehow get a gold finish on the cake (6) - GATEAU {GATE*}{AU}
23 - Hedge sparrow with a sore throat (8) - PRUNELLA Sore throat ? (Addendum - PRUNELLA [DD] See comments)
25 - Set a value on Roman coins before Sunday (6) - ASSESS {ASSES}{S}
26 - Way to lodge permit for a gambling game (8) - ROULETTE {ROU{LET}TE}
27 - Distributed on equal basis (6) - EVENED [CD]
28 - They shape rock pieces for a purpose (7) - STONERS [CD] Should have been 'throw' instead of 'shape'
29 - A tooth doctor! (7) - DENTIST [E]
DOWN
2   - Academic term disheartened Everest's conqueror (6) - HILARY HILlARY
3   - Bring back control on land (9) - REINSTATE {REIN}{STATE}
4   - Tried a new variety of seed, say (7) - ESSAYED*
6   - Offers oneself as a candidate (7) - APPLIES [E]
7   - Exceptional example of old skill (5) - EXTRA {EX}{TRA*} 'old' seems to be a typo of 'odd'
8   - Make a study to lift many affected with emotional struggle (8) - CONFLICT {CON}{FLI(C)T*}
9   - It adds integer which becomes fractionalised (13) - DISINTEGRATED*
16 - Great gatheringa service intended, we hear (9) - AMASSMENT {A}{MASS}{MENT}(~meant)
17 - Do help clear the place of paralytic drunks (5,3) - CARRY OUT [DD]
19 - The sort of cast a horoscopist should provide for you (3,4) - ALL STAR [DD]
21 - Part performed with ease, say, for the bar (7) - TRAPEZE {TRAP*}{EZE}(~ease)
22 - Fools take time to evaluate entire property to merchants (6) - ASSETS {ASSE{T}S}
24 - New York and London manufacture this material (5) - NYLON {NY}{LON}



15 comments:

  1. 1 - The old hag is really a delightful person (7) - CHARMER [DD?] Anno pending

    A witch is a charmer

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  2. 23 - Hedge sparrow with a sore throat (8) - PRUNELLA Sore throat ?

    I find prunella is angina, mebbe someone had his heart in his throat !

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  3. 28 - They shape rock pieces for a purpose (7) - STONERS [CD] Should have been 'throw' instead of 'shape'

    OK, I think, people who dress stones on walls are called stoners and they have to shape them before fixing.

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  4. From Chambers :

    prunella1 /proo-nelˈə/ noun A sore throat

    prunella3 /proo-nelˈə/ noun A bird of the genus Prunella (formerly Accentor), including the hedge sparrow

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  5. Loved the 21d cartoon. What a TRAP she had set with ~EASE.

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  6. 5 - Bill with engineer, examine sound modulation of the band (7) - CADENCE {CA}{DEN}{CE}

    This might be CADENCY?

    CA + DEN (Design Engineer?) + (CY ~see /examine sound)

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  7. We are wasting time with this addlepated crap!

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  8. This one was really painful. Seemed even more so after the 6 day break that I had from THC thanks to my vacation.

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  9. Col, Dont mean to nit-pick, but 9A is disintegrated (you have it as disintegrates)

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  10. Thanks everyone. Was in a hurry in the morning.

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  11. CW setter or type setter-who is at fault? Anyway an eminently forgettable one today.Sorry to say this about THC.

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  12. Kishore:
    In Bombay, there was a Dr. Dhurandhar,a GP, who had a lot of patients. He had this concoction,that you had described, which he used to prescribe for all his patients and tell his compounder to dispense. For all ailments, stomach pains, head aches, cold fever, you name it. Everyone treated by him had to go at least five times to be cured. He used to tell them: Repeat Durandhar mixture!!

    Every one used to get cured by the efflux of time, and his specific was a mere placebo!!! Hahaha.

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  13. Raju, that was well place-d Body Odour !

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