Monday, 21 November 2016

No 11857, Monday 21 Nov 2016, Aspartame


Biiter/Sweet beginning to the week.

ACROSS
6   Bachelor and king got hot semi-liquid sweet (7) BAKLAVA {BA}{K}{LAVA}
7   Take chartered accountant inside to procure English bun (7) TEACAKE {TEA{CA}K*}{E}
9   Narrated flawless eclogue (5) IDYLL (~ ideal)
10 Spirited soldier at the helm properly guarding president (9) SPRIGHTLY {So...r}{P}{RIGHTLY}
11 Such trading can be Asians took off at the end (9) INSIDER Anno pending 
11 Such trading can be viewed as dire sin (7) INSIDER* - See comments
13 Sign of a disease (6) CANCER [DD]
15 Active mom moulded can into a spacecraft component (7,6) COMMAND MODULE  {MOM+MOULDED+CAN}*
19 Starts off to crush medicine for Noah’s pudding (6) ASHURE {mASH}{cURE} Not sure if Anno is correct. Reverse engineered after Googling the answer
20 Judge advocate (7) REFEREE [DD]
23 Fancy research animal kept by viewed as dire sin (9) ELABORATE E{LAB}ORATE Anno pending
23 Fancy research animal kept by asians took off at the end (9) ELABORATE {E}{LAB}{Off}{RAT}{E} - See comments
24 Insurance company — it is genuine (5) LICIT {LIC}{IT}
26 I headed out to fetch a tool to make a cool bag (3,4) ICE PACK {ICEP(-i+a)ACK}
27 Auditors observe coin being hardened (7) CYNICAL (~ see nickel)

DOWN
1   Allow cook Mary to go out often (4) OKAY {cOoK}{mArY}
2   Sent helper to entertain the French (6) MAILED {MAI{LE}D}
3   Man rights torn muscle (9) HAMSTRING*
4   Vehicle transporting a drug is at front (8) VANGUARD {VAN}{A+DRUG}*
5   Critical element (10) PARTICULAR [DD]
6   Birdie devoured food (6) BRIDIE*
7   Bitter head caddie rotten goes for tee in vehicle (4) TART (-c+t)TART
7   Bitter head caddie goes for tee in vehicle (4) TART (-c+t)TART - See comments
8   Appendages of steely trains (6) ELYTRA [T]
12 Oracle to briefly comfort South American Yankee facing emergency (10) SOOTHSAYER {SOOTHe}{SA}{Y}{ER}
14 Come out with Nicky often to get jam (9) EMERGENCY {EMERGE}{NiCkY} Emergency and Jam?
16 Major flooding about to ruin plant (8) MARJORAM {MAJOR*}{MAR<=}
17 Go back to live in jail for Zulbia (6) JALEBI {BE<=} in {JAIL}* Whats the AInd?
17 Go back to live in rotten jail for Zulbia (6) JALEBI - See comments
18 Pulse turbulent, illness showing (6) LENTIL [T]
21 Flight money might be taken away by organisation that’s not legal (6) FELONY {FLight+mONEY}*
22 Damp and rusted piece of kiln (4) DANK {AND*}{Kiln}
25 Drops of concentrate of citric acid for plant (4) COCA   Acrostic



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27 comments:

  1. Online clue is given as:
    11. Such trading can be viewed as dire sin (7) INSIDER*

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    1. +1
      Wonder how and where this slip took place!

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  2. 23. Fancy research animal kept by Asians took off at the end (9){E}{LAB}{O(-ff)}{RAT}{E}

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    1. E = Easterner = Asian = European?

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    2. E= Asian (Eastern) is ok

      http://www.dummies.com/games/crossword-puzzles/cryptic-crossword-reference-list-of-common-abbreviations/

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    3. Not related to above Comments but to say I have the book in my librry. It is written with American cryptic puzzle in mind.

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  3. The Hyd edition also gives the clues as above.

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  4. 17D Go back to live in rotten jail for Zulbia (6) {JAL{EB<-}I*}

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  5. 7D Bitter head caddie rotten goes for tee in vehicle (4) TART (-c+t)TART
    7D Bitter head caddie goes for tee in vehicle (4)

    The clues seem to have got jumbled up

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  6. 7 Take chartered accountant inside to procure English bun (7) TEACAKE {TEA{CA}K*}{E}

    T{E}A{CA}KE

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    1. I think Col's anno is correct if chartered is anagrind. This way it does not work

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    2. I mean double insertion is a bit convoluted

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  7. Col,
    The tagline needs to be changed as bitter cake. There are many clues jumbled up today.

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  8. The clues of 11A & 23A have been interchanged;
    11A- Such trading can be viewed as dire sin
    23A- Fancy research animal kept by asians took off at the end

    23A- I had 'Research animal' as rat. Beyond that...

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  9. 9 Narrated flawless eclogue (5) IDYLL ~ ideal.

    Idyll (īd′l) does not sound at all like Ideal (ī-dē′əl, ī-dēl′). Just a bit like Idle.

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  10. Looks like the Clues got jumbled up while doing a copy paste

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  11. ...or is it 'research' for lab & animal for rat? That leaves EOE- Errors & Omissions Excepted!

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  12. actually silly me.. i didnt even notice the full clue for elaborate.. i mean the answer was so obvious i dont think i read the rest of the clue :( lesson to me ! online version does not have any jumble ups .. tho the elaborate clue still doesnt fit very well even with Asians :) is aspartame orre the hungry? esp for sweet stuff ?? :) reminds me of my "vain" search for a kind of jelly/pudding yesterday :)

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  13. Seen on NDTV

    'EATRY LEAVES FOOD FOR HUNGARY'

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  14. ...in CW terms! Maybe we should ask NDTV to write a clue to decipher their headlines.

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  15. Did the puzzle late..didnt notice any jumbling in on line edition..elaborate=fancy was new to me..cheated on ashure but rest of the sweets were tasty

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