Friday, 18 May 2018

No 12320, Friday 18 May 2018, Gridman


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ACROSS
1   She can't decide if article is caught in drier found faulty (8) DITHERER {DI{THE}RER*}
5   Mirthful Officer Commanding, relaxing in a month, has date (6) JOCUND {J{OC}UN}{D}
9   General issue backed in current movement (3,4) LEE TIDE {LEE} {EDIT<=}
10 Got mean arrangement for a kind of dynamo (7) MAGNETO*
11 Thus roil about accepting all but citlawyer (9) SOLICITOR {SO}{LI{CITy}OR*}
12 Art I left for you — a 'Hamlet' prop (5) SKULL SK(-i+u)ULL
13 Girl went up (4) ROSE [DD]
14 Girl's able to see — any number can be, by itself (9) DIVISIBLE {DI}{VISIBLE}
17 Lingering radiance with wild, great flow (9) AFTERGLOW*
19 Proper conference (4) MEET [DD]
23 Requires massages, we are told (5) NEEDS (~kneads)
24 Exaggerate deliveries to gallery (9) OVERSTATE {OVERS}{TATE}
25 Ease Congress leader's second return to Golconda (7) COMFORT {Co...s}{MO<=}{FORT}
26 Explanations about a child by head of state (7) REASONS {RE}{A}{SON}{St..e}
27 Stonemason Soma sets out to revise poem (6) SONNET sToNEmaSON*
28 Ready, having cut earlier (8) PREPARED PRE-PARED

DOWN
1   Comic — so rudely misleading! (8) DELUSORY*
2   Report is about royal support (7) TRELLIS {T{R}ELL}{IS}
3   Show development of Venice (6) EVINCE*
4   What leveller does — when odd ones remain? (4,6,3) EVEN THINGS OUT [C&DD]
6   Argos 1001 — head of clan determined as very pleasurable (8) ORGASMIC {ARGOS}{MI}{Clan}
7   A French question a learner found different (7) UNEQUAL {UNE}{QU}{A}{L}
8   Act back to back on the French sketch (6) DOODLE {DO<=>OD}{LE}
10 Allowance for slip-ups — e or r? (6,2,5) MARGIN OF ERROR {E+OR+R}* [RA] (Addendum - ErroR - See comments)
15 Beach shoes are discarded (8) SEASHORE*
16 Under pressure, return sweets (8) STRESSED <=
18 One is not bound to be such a one (7) FREEMAN [CD]
20 Attract by altering our name flamboyantly (7) ENAMOUR*
21 Tricks, undergoing a change within, get raps (6) KNOCKS KN(-a+o)OCKS
22 Scare spread on Poondi's top slope (6) ESCARP {SCARE*}{Po...i}

GRID
Bhargav's Talepiece

The bouncer and the dancer - Part 38

Some years back in Nairobi....

Three men were sitting in a mini-conference - Maj. Gen. Jackson, Col. Sam and Lt. Gombu.

The MEET had been organised to EVEN THINGS OUT and give COMFORT to the STRESSED members.

It was decided that a list NEEDS to be PREPARED and kept in safe custody for future use. Gombu REASONS that the list be prepared in duplicate and distributed to two persons as a precautionary measure. Once done they ROSE and departed in different directions.

To unwind Gombu went to the mess and joined the merry makers...

Gombu could not but be gay in such a JOCUND company.


92 comments:

  1. 1D) Defn: misleading
    Soln: {sorudely}* = DELUSORY
    Anind: comic

    2D) Defn: support
    report =TELL; royal =R
    soln: {{T{R}ELL}{IS}} = TRELLIS

    3D) Defn: show
    Anind = development
    Soln: {VENICE}* =EVINCE

    4D) Defn: what leveller does
    when odd ones remain
    Soln: EVEN THINGS OUT

    6D) Defn: pleasurable
    1001 in roman = MI; head of clan = C
    Soln: {{ARGOS}*(MI)(C)} = ORGASMIC

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  2. 23ac needs (kneads)
    24ac overstates
    Deliveries - overs+ tate(gallery)
    27ac sonnet .stonemason-soma
    15dn seashore (shores are)

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  3. 10D: Allowance for slip-ups — e or r? (6,2,5)
    Margin of Error
    Definition by example , I think.

    14A: Girl's able to see — any number can be, by itself (9)
    Divisible
    Girl is Di
    Able to see is visible

    11A:Thus roil about accepting all but city lawyer (9)
    Solicitor
    Thus is so
    Anagram Roil
    around(accepting)
    City without y (all but city)

    9A:General issue backed in current movement (3,4)
    Leetide
    General is Lee
    Issue is edit; reverse(backed) edit

    14A Girl went up (4)
    Rose. A double definition


    Iss

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    1. Srinidhi, rethink your anno for 10D

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    2. A double definition
      1st Def: Allowance for slip-ups
      2nd Def: A def by example e or r
      The word error has error with the the first r having a space or margin?

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    3. Margin of error {ALLOWANCE(=MARGIN)}{FOR+E+OR+R}*
      Slip-up is the anagram indicator.

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    4. 11A) IMO
      thus=SO; about = reversal indicator; {roil}*=LIOR;
      Soln: {(SO)LI(CIT)OR}

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  4. Replies
    1. The anno to be shown as 'The in anagram of drier'

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    1. Where is OC. Anno not proper

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    2. Pc from officer commanding Jun month and d FM date

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  6. 1a ditherer article -the and drier
    10a magneto anagram of got mean

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  7. 10a magneto. Got mean anagram

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  8. 1d derisory - so rudely anagram
    3d evince - Venice anagram
    20 d enamour - our name anagram

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  9. 10a magneto. Got mean anagram

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  10. 1d delusory so rudely anagram
    3d evince Venice anagram

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  11. 16d stressed desserts reversed

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  12. Uma Sundar, please not you are permitted to give only 5 answers

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  13. 5a: jocund - {j(o)(c)un(d)}
    11a: solicitor - so(thus)+(ro(cit)il*)
    25a: comfort - (c)(mo<=)fort(col...)
    4d: even things out(dd)
    8d: doodle - (do)(do<=)(le)

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  14. 17 A. Lingering radiance with wild, (great flow)*.
    25 A. Ease Congress leader’s second return to Golconda. {C}{O}{M}FORT.
    28 A. Ready, having cut earlier. {PRE}{PARED}.
    8 D. Act back to back on the French sketch. {dood}{le}. DOODLE.
    16 D. Under pressure, return sweets. (desserts) <= STRESSED.

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    1. Comfort Ease
      C Congress leader
      Om moment back
      Fort Golconda

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  15. 17A AFTER GLOW = (Lingering radiance) (with wild = ANAGRAM INDICATOR) , (great flow )* (9)

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  16. 18d freeman not bound -free one man or men

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  17. As such I am not a rookie . I am 81 and have been, with varying degrees of success, trying to solve crossword puzzles of this genre for the last sixty years. Today, except 2a and 1d I got everything right.For happiness derived from such an achievement I owe not a little to Gridman.
    When I see the exercises being given to rookies in Annotation in thess blog s l feel I am not using my grey cells fully to tease out the reasons that went on in the minds of the setter. I used to be satisfied the grid is filled with plausible clues and assess my effort comparing it with answers which apeear subsequently. I should ponder a little more I think. Thank you.

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    1. I take a bow for your efforts and eagerness to improve at your age. CW solving is a great leveller- it evens things out! Gridman brings joy to all.
      Once again a 100% without outside help.
      Parsing of 10 D quite tricky.

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  18. 26a reasons issue is son and ? Reagent rea .or head can be sear

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  19. 22d escarp from scare and p poondis top escarpment is a slope

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  20. 28a prepared pare is cut earlier is pre

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  21. 7D UNEQUAL- UNE(french A one) QU(question) AL(a learner)

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  22. 12 SKULL- SKILL (art) U comes in for I. not sure how is it hamlet prop

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    1. https://www.shmoop.com/hamlet/yorick-skull-graveyard-symbol.html

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  23. 5ac JOCUND = mirthful J(OC)UN(D) Officer Commanding (OC) in month (JUN) + D (having date)
    12 ac SKULL = Hamlets Prop; Skill -i+u (i.e. Art=Skill in which I left (i replaced) for u
    26 ac REASONS = explanations ; RE(A SON)S RE = about (A SON) a child S (head of state)
    7 dn UNEQUAL = different (UNE = 'a' in French QUA = question (who?) + L (learner)
    21 dn KNOCKS = raps Knacks = tricks -a+o (change within)

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  24. 26A re a sons about re , a child son s head ofo state

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  25. 7d: unequal - un+(que*)+a+l, my understanding

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  26. Pl ignore 7D Greenery, was an error, Answer is Unequal as already solved earlier

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  27. Annotations for 19A and 10D are still to be spelt out

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  28. 19A MEET (means both proper and conference)

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  29. 10D MARGIN OF ERROR
    MARGIN=allowance
    OF ERROR= for e or r (anagram - indicator is slip-ups)

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    1. Anagram indicator 'slip-ups' amidst 'for' & 'e or r'.....Is it kosher?

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  30. 9A LEE is General alright, but how is edit=issue. Is there such a meaning?

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    1. Copy paste from Free Dictionary...

      Verb 1. issue - prepare and issue for public distribution or sale; "publish a magazine or newspaper"
      publish, bring out, release, put out
      publicize, bare, publicise, air - make public; "She aired her opinions on welfare"
      edit - supervise the publication of; "The same family has been editing the influential newspaper for almost 100 years"

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  31. 19A Meet (DD)

    27A Remove "Soma" from stonemason => Sonnet ( Poem )

    10A Gotmean => Magneto (Anagram)

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  32. Col.
    10 D is classified ad RA. Is 'margin' meant as indicator?

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    1. E/r are edges (margin) of error.

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    2. E OR R is not equal to error.
      Margin of cannot be classified as Anagram indicator?

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  33. 10d is not a reverse anagram.
    sree_sree is spot on.
    The clue is: Allowance for slip-ups — e or r?
    'Allowance for slip-ups' is the def.
    The word play is e or r?
    My thinking is e or r is the margin of ErroR
    The question mark is for the clue being unusual.
    Classification: occasional or special or other or not classfiable

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    1. Then it should have been E and R and not E or R

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    2. Margin is singular. E or R, either one of them is margin of error. E and R gives margins of error.

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    3. That's right. Either of the letters is margin of error. Hence 'e or r'.

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    4. With this explanation, I wonder if the clue would work with just
      E or R?(6,2,5)

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    5. without the def: allowance for slip-ups?

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    6. Prasad,
      Even after your "Tricky as in edgy" comment I could not fully grasp it. Great you were able to get- a really special clue.
      Vasant,
      The way you have put it, it has no def. It becomes a rebus type of clue (with letters)

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    7. Yes.Prasad, Paddy & CV Sir. It would have been a rebus clue a la gegs.

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    8. But I am sure Gridman will never clue like that. He would always be fair to solvers. While almost all of us got the answer to the clue, only Prasad got the parsing. That is fairness. And the parsing gave us the a ha moment.

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  34. Call it reverse letter indicator clue!

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  35. CGB's story taking a poetic turn with Wordsworth remembered.

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    1. Wordsworth? I missed that part- I am not so good in literature.

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    2. Remember Daffodils "A poet could not but be gay,
      In such a jocund company"
      (Refer the last lines of the story)

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  36. To Vasant
    Without the definition, just 'e or r' won't work.

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    1. I meant it would have been a rebus sort of clue a la gegs

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  37. 10 down: I could cold solve it immediately as MARGIN OF ERROR - though I wonder whether SLIP UPS should have been only SLIP_UP as there is no indication of any plural situation, in the wordplay--- Allowance(s) for Margin(s) of Error(s). We come across many clues wheren we cannot categorize this type of clues ! I discussed this with CV over the phone and he feels he was right in the cluing the way he did as slip-up or slip -ups are both OK

    A Freudian slip ?

    In the latest 1 Across Group ( Cracker) there is a clue PASS BY? (5) similar to this? As the competition is still on, I desist from giving the answer here.

    Each compiler comes out with his or her own ingenuous clues and that's the wonder and esotericism of cryptic crosswords !

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    1. Yeah..the pass by clue is different as is the m o e clue

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    2. margin of error covers multiple slip ups too as long as they dont add up and cross the margin provided.

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    3. Raju, I went there to check out and ended up submitting. Your comment gave the answer but enjoyed solving the rest.

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  38. 1d delusory so rudely anagram
    3d evince Venice anagram

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