Friday, 4 June 2021

No 13265, Friday 04 Jun 2021, Spinner

Lockdown day 37 of 40 Stay Safe at home

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ACROSS
1   Stayed with drummer’s last beat (6) STRUCK {ST{d...eR}UCK}
4   Runs away to the west, with money secured (8) STRAPPED {DEP{P}ARTS<=}
10 Country locked between plateaus triangularly (7) AUSTRIA [T]
11 Stable feeder system recruits a supervisor (7) MANAGER {MAN{A}GER}
12 Skip while maintaining standard time interval (8) DISTANCE {D{IST}ANCE}
13 Overt rookie’s trespassing of covert area (6) PUBLIC {PUB{L}IC}
15 Decay around centre of tooth’s base (4) ROOT {RO{toOth}T}
17 Exclusion osome tribes — basically, bigotry! (9) OSTRACISM {Of}{Some}{Tr...s}{RACISM}
20 Nice to be rid of incompetent leader after ten years resulting in social decay (9) DECADENCE {NiCE}<=>{DECADE}
21 30% of land on earth is towards the west, within America’s borders (4) ASIA {Ame{IS<=}ricA}
24 Sharpens edge of bolt that’s blunt (6) HONEST {HONES}{bolT}
25 Water infused with two vitamins taken everyday at the start is sufficient (8) ADEQUATE {A{D}{E}QUA}{Ta..n}{Ev...y}
28 Animals, over a long period of time, becoming winged creatures (7) PIGEONS {PIG{EON}S}
29 Now and then, clues by Spinner certainly provided entertainment! (7) LEISURE {cLuEs}{I}{SURE}
30 Elevation, with second in line moving to the top, gives breathing space (8) LATITUDE (+l)LA(-l)TITUDE
31 Swear at trial (6) ATTEST {AT}{TEST}

DOWN
1   DNA strand altered, erasing a bit of narcissistic quality (8) STANDARD {DnA+STRAND}*
2   Flowers planted in upturned vases organically (5) ROSES [T<=]
3   Clear soup with chunk of enriched grains (6) CEREAL {CER{En...d}AL}
5   Cat’s drums (4) TOMS [DD]
6   Declare a new lockdown at the end to recover, after starting late (8) ANNOUNCE {A}{N}{l...wN}{bOUNCE}
7   Boxers first on table among dogs with a wrinkled face (9) PUGILISTS {PUG{1}{LIST}S}
8   Scandal envelops Election Commission’s order (6) DIRECT {DIR{EC}T}
9   Basically, coronavirus curve runs its course in leader’s absence, resulting in dead bodies! (9) CARCASSES {Co...s}{ARC}{pASSES}
14 Ice-cold or otherwise, one’s emotion is considered insincere (9) CROCODILE*
16 Instant deliveries before late hours (9) OVERNIGHT {OVER}{NIGHT}
18 Plant manufactured soft coat (8) CATSFOOT*
19 Beats men regularly in cellar (8) BASEMENT*
22 Place perhaps in which church ultimately sits? (6) CHAPEL {C{c...cH}APEL*} Semi&lit
23 Impudent person finally faces whip (6) SQUIRT {f..eS}{QUIRT}
26 “Please apply after a minute!” (5) AMUSE {USE}<=>{A}{M}
27 Cashed in on currency consuming energy (4) USED {US{E}D}

Reference List
Money = P, Rookie = L, Minute = M, Currency = USD, Energy = E


40 comments:

  1. 10A AUSTRIA plateAUS TRIAngle(T)
    15A ROOT decay=ROT around O,tooth
    1D STANDARD,{D(-n)A STRAND}*
    2D ROSES,vaSES ORganicaly(reverseT)
    16D OVERNIGHT, OVER=deliveries,NIGHT=late hourse

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  2. 11A Stable feeder system recruits a supervisor (7)
    Man{a}ger

    17A Exclusion of some tribes - basically, bigotry (9)
    Ostracism (o+s+t+racism)

    24A Sharpens edge of bolt that's blunt (6)
    Sharpens - hones
    Edge of bolt - t
    Hones + t - Honest (blunt)

    28A Animals, over a long period of time, becoming winged creatures (7)
    Pig{eon}s

    18D Plant manufactured soft coat (8)
    (Soft coat)*
    Catsfoot

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  3. 15A - Base = ROOT, ROT from Decay and O fro, centre of tooth, around RO+0+T
    21A = 30% of land on earth = ASIA, SI from west of IS and AA from Americas, within A+SI+A
    1d Quality = STANDARD, }{DNA}+{STRAND}-N}( (bit of narcissistic) Anagram
    6d Declare = ANNOUNCE. A=A. N from New another N from end of lockdown
    A+N+N+BOUNCE-B
    27d Cashed = USED, USD from currency, E from Energy, US+E+D

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  4. 19d basement from beats men anagram

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  5. 14d crocodile from anagram of ice cold or shedding crocodile tears insincere

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  6. 25a adequate water Aqua vitamins d and e and start of t and e from everyday

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  7. 1A- struck- beat; stayed- stuck; drummers last - r; st(r)uck;
    4A- strapped- secured; runs away- departs, from the west strap(p)ed; p from money- pound?
    12A- distance-interval; skip - dance; std time - ist;
    D(ist)ance;
    13A- overt- public; rookie- l; covert area- pubic; pub(l)ic;
    3D- cereal - grains; clear jumble plus e from enriched , c(e)real

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  8. 7d. PUGILISTS..pug(I list)s
    30ac.LATITUDE..altitude*
    19d. BASEMENT..beats men*
    22d. CHAPEL.. c in place*
    14d. CROCODILE..as in crocodile tears

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  9. 25a adequate - sufficient
    Water - aqua
    Vitamins - DE
    Taken everyday at start- TE

    29a - leisure - entertainment
    Clues regularly - LE
    Spinner - I
    Certainly - sure

    20a Decadence - social decay
    Ten years - decade
    Nice without I - nce

    14d - crocodile - anagram of ice-cold or

    27d used - cashed in
    Currency - USD
    Energy - E

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    1. Compensation for 27d
      9d carcasses - dead bodies
      Start of coronavirus - c
      Curve - arc
      Course - passes - without leader - asses

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    2. Compensation for 25a
      26d amuse - please
      Apply - use
      A minute - am

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  10. 8d direct scandel - dirt with E C

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  11. Replacement for 14d
    5d. TOMS..DD

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  12. 23D face(s) finally = s, whip = quirt, s+quirt = squirt = impudent person.
    26D apply = use, minute = m, a+m+use = amuse = please.

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  13. Only correct annotation for 30A to be given

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  14. Elevation - Altitude
    Second moving to top - Latitude - breathing space

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  15. 17A:exclusion= ostracism
    Tribes are hosts, basically means ost
    Bigotry is racism.
    Hence, ost+racism
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Of(O) Some(S) Tribes(T) basically is OST, is how I understood.

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    2. 17a This is an indirect clue.
      Exclusion is the definition. The clue says OST with bigotry( racism) must give the solution ostracism.

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  16. Nice and enjoyable puzzle esp when I could complete on mobile using the blog. was outside doing lockdown market trip.

    A technical doubt though 26d/27d AMUSE/USED, isn't there a lookout notice for setters.

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  17. 29 ac.Really !!For me at times it is stress rather than leisure.Thank you Spinner.

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  18. 29A Now and then, clues by Spinner certainly provided entertainment
    Not Now and then;Always

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  19. Enjoyable puzzle. Easy solve. Thank u. My COD - OSTRACISM, DECADENCE.

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  20. This Spinner is always playable and enjoyable. Thank you.
    If only....he could find time to set more puzzles.

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    1. Haha, I wish. Maybe a few years down the line....

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