Monday, 30 April 2018

No 12304, Monday 30 Apr 2018, Lightning


ACROSS
1   Care to steal from English cabinet? (8) WARDROBE {WARD}{ROB}{E}
5   Forms of speech in dialect ignoring meticulous syntax for starters (6) IDIOMS Acrostic with O missing
9   For a change, society banned ring — one seen on a horse’s face (8) NOSEBAND {S+BANNED+O}*
10 Angry about lifetime compensation (6) DAMAGE {MAD<=}{AGE}
12 True mixture a rookie moved to the end (5) LOYAL (-a-l)LOY(+a+l)AL
13 Half second dance by advocate — it could be seen in a movie (9) FLASHBACK {HALF+S}*{BACK}
14 Doctor wearing outfit for battle (6) COMBAT {CO{MB}AT}
16 Establish residence outside a city in America (7) SEATTLE {SE{A}TTLE}
19 Engineer missing the first mild feature (7) ELEMENT {E}{cLEMENT}
21 Animal dance by river (6) SAMBAR {SAMBA}{R}
Sambar (Cervus unicolor unicolor) male.jpg
By Charlesjsharp - Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography.co.uk, CC BY-SA 4.0, Link
23 Rest uneasy after cunning act by fraud (9) TRICKSTER {TRICK}{REST*}
25 Food item’s history at Austria (5) PASTA {PAST}{A}
26 Peacekeepers’ issue with international accord (6) UNISON {UN}{I}{SON}
27 Formal event where church distributed money (rand) (8) CEREMONY {CE}{R+MONEY}*
28 Neatly arranging removal of core information (6) TIDING TIDyING
29 Intimidate and then tear forms (8) THREATEN*

DOWN
1   Engineer losing resistance in fight (6) WANGLE WrANGLE
2   Flipping over my skiit could have a bad consequence (5,4) RISKY MOVE*
3   Maverick wore belt in part (5) REBEL [T]
4   Aid suitable to accommodate north-east (7) BENEFIT {BE{NE}FIT}
6   Page hundred introduced diagram representing membrane (9) DIAPHRAGM {P}{Hu...d} in {DIAGRAM}*
7   Tomahawk buried in US city (5) OMAHA [T]
8   Spotted tap in vehicle (8) SPECKLED {S{PECK}LED}
11 Exceed power on a ship (4) PASS {P}{A}{SS}
15 Board knew about failure (9) BREAKDOWN*
17 Send one away to coach cricket, perhaps? (9) TRANSPORT {TRAiN}{SPORT}
18 Opening established right inside to demolish (8) DESTRUCT {D{EST}{R}UCT}
20 Carry odd tool and evenly cut tree (4) TOTE {ToOl}{TrEe}
21 Cry from short guard at church (7) SCREECH {SCREEn}{CH}
22 Prohibit covering every tree (6) BANYAN {B{ANY}AN}
Thimmamma-marrimanu 1.jpg
By Abdulkaleem md - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
24 Poem one wrote up almost everyday (5) ILIAD {1}{DAILy<=}
25 Right away pass through section (5) PIECE PIErCE

GRID

25 comments:

  1. Not lightning fast, but fast enough to feel satisfied- as usual referred to the blog to parse a few.

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    1. Any = One, some, every or all
      as per freedict.

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    2. as per chambers
      5 every, no matter which • Any child could tell you

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  3. 20 D- 'Evenly cut' made me struggle for a while- trying to take even letters.

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    1. where even could be odd? (1,1,1,1)

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    2. Paddy it says 'evenly cut'. Meaning 'cut the even letters'

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    3. Prasad I too do not get what you mean? What do you mean by THCC is where even could be odd?

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    4. Probably he means THC.
      Col.
      I got it clarified after seeing your blog. I was just saying I was confused / misled initially.

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    5. Sorry col, didn't realise how synonymous THC and THCC became for me.

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  4. The bouncer and the dancer - Part 22

    As the three were leaving in UNISON they heard a car stop with a SCREECH on the other side of the building.

    Gombu didn't make any RISKY MOVE. But he had the guts to come out and go near the car. "Any BREAKDOWN? Can I provide you with TRANSPORT?

    This move by Gombu the TRICKSTER gave him the edge snd BENEFIT of doubt!
    (ELEMENT os surprise effectively used.)

    Did you see a man in a mackintosh by any chance?

    Again Gombu: Yes. I saw one with two others rush past that BANYAN tree.
    He pointed to a diameyrically opposite direction. What a PIECE information to ward them away!!

    What happened next?

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    1. Your name has been proposed to write a mega serail in a weekly magazine/ TV channel with a suspense element every week.

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  5. LOYAL (-a-l)LOY(+a+l)AL --- ? SHOULDN'T IT BE --- (-R) FROM ROOKIE AND + L FROM LOYAL GIVING THE ANSWER true? oR ELSE WHAT DOES loy MEAN ?

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  6. tiding: a piece of news —usually used in plural good tidings ?

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  7. IPL heating up. MSD, Watson, Raidu sizzle today. Will Maxwell do a tango?

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