Friday, 2 July 2021

No 13289, Friday 02 Jul 2021, Arden

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ACROSS
1   Cheese sandwiches — admit marks as award for good deeds (7,6)
10 Ultimate plan — I feel it should be reviewed partly (5)
11 First America, then China gets limited approval rating (9)
12 I've it, rate variation can be done over and over again (9)
13 Children taking ordinary drugs (5)
14 Rates as one of 16 is laid low (7)
16 Overtime rates disheartened these beasts of burden (7)
18 Does after they’re dead, say (7)
20 One maybe insecure, get nicely covered up (7)
22 Openers often score centuries and regularly get award (5)
24 Rock singer’s over aged, making fusion (9)
26 Never agree to give up a hybrid plant (9)
27 Not even once speech was curtailed on a numerical system (5)
28 I hear “freeze” — that means, having some doubts (13)

DOWN
2   Substitutes some plants (7)
3   Women followed by all the children — not bad start for these Australian residents (9)
4   National freedom fighters quit at regular intervals (5)
5   Wrong apperception, shunning cat food (9)
6   Some start panicking while climbing, that’s not right (5)
7   So angry, remove hard material (7)
8   Flower’s Victorian, leaf may be different (7,6)
9   Students grapple with lesson in political science (5,8)
15 Makes sense, change comes with aging (9)
17 Set thermostat right away to maximum (2,3,4)
19 New cryptic clue on some small matter (7)
21 Corn — leave the outer part, it’s tough to chew (7)
23 Force to stop a rake and villain (5)
25 Italian set it over a verandah (5)
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ACROSS
1   Cheese sandwiches — admit marks as award for good deeds (7,6) BROWNIE POINTS {BR{OWN}IE}{POINTS}
10 Ultimate plan — I feel it should be reviewed partly (5) FINAL [T<=]
11 First America, then China gets limited approval rating (9) APPRAISAL {Am...a}{P{PRAISe}AL} {China=Mate(Rhyming slang)=Pal)
12 I've itrate variation can be done over and over again (9) ITERATIVE*
13 Children taking ordinary drugs (5) TOOTS {TO{O}TS}
14 Rates as one of 16 is laid low (7) ASSAILS {ASS}{AILS}
16 Overtime rates disheartened these beasts of burden (7) ONAGERS {ON}{AGE}{RateS}
18 Does after they’re dead, say (7) VENISON [CD]
20 One maybe insecureget nicely covered up (7) INTEGER [T<=]
22 Openers often score centuries and regularly get award (5) OSCAR Acrostic
24 Rock singer’s over aged, making fusion (9) SOLDERING {S{OLD}ERING*}
26 Never agree to give up a hybrid plant (9) EVERGREEN {NEVER+aGREE}*
27 Not even once speech was curtailed on a numerical system (5) OCTAL {OnCe}{TALk}
28 I hear “freeze” — that means, having some doubts (13) UNCERTAINTIES {(from frees)UNTIES) over {CERTAIN}

DOWN
2   Substitutes some plants (7) RUNNERS [DD]
3   Women followed by all the children — not bad start for these Australian residents (9) WALLABIES {W}{ALL}{bABIES}
4   National freedom fighters quit at regular intervals (5) IRAQI {IRA}{QuIt}
5   Wrong apperception, shunning cat food (9) PEPPERONI {aPPERcEPtION}*
6   Some start panicking while climbing, that’s not right (5) INAPT [T<=]
7   So angry, remove hard material (7) TUSSORE {ThUS}{SORE}
8   Flower’s Victorianleaf may be different (7,6) AFRICAN VIOLET*
9   Students grapple with lesson in political science (5,8) CLASS STRUGGLE {CLASS}{STRUGGLE}
15 Makes sense, change comes with aging (9) SENESCENT {SENSE*}{CENT}
17 Set thermostat right away to maximum (2,3,4) AT THE MOST {THErMOSTAT}*
19 New cryptic clue on some small matter (7) NUCLEON  {N}{CLUE*}{ON}
21 Corn — leave the outer part, it’s tough to chew (7) GRISTLE {GRIST}{Le.vE}
23 Force to stop a rake and villain (5) ROGUE {ROU{G}E}
25 Italian set it over a verandah (5) LANAI {LANAI+IT = ITALIAN} [CA]

Reference List
Ordinary = O, Women = W, Hard = H, Right = R, New = N , Force = G(Gravity)


36 comments:

  1. 8D AFRICAN VIOLET = flower { Victorian, Leaf anagram}
    10A FINAL = Ultimate {pLAN I Feel, reverse telescopic}
    12A ITERATIVE = done over and over again{ I'VE IT RATE anagram}
    17D AT THE MOST= Maximum{ THERMOSTAT- R, anagram}
    4D IRAQI = a national { IRA, freedom fighters + QuIt,regularly}

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  2. 22a OSCAR = award, openers = letter position indicator (O)ften (s)core (c)enturies (a)nd (r)eguarly get award
    26a EVERGREEN = plant, hybrid=anagream indicator Never+agree-a (to give up a)
    27a OCTAL = numerical system, Not even = odd (letter position indicator) (O)n(c)e + Talk-k (speech curtailed)
    8d AFRICAN VIOLET = flower, anagram of victorian+leaf, anagram indicator = may be different
    3d WALLABIES = Australian resident, W from Women, ALL, the BABIES-B (not b) = W+ALL+ABIES

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  3. 7D TUSSORE {THUS + SORE} - {H} is material: So = THUS,angry = SORE : not hard = - H
    6D INAPT ( that's not right) T<==
    5D PEPPERONI ( FOOD ): {appreciation - cat ( from Tom ) }*/

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  4. 1A- brownie points; br(own)ie points;
    4D- ira(qi)
    18A- venison; doe- deer
    22A- Oscar- acrostic
    15D- senescent- sense jumbled with cent - change;

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    1. Please explain the annotation for 18A

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    2. Flesh of deer after they are dead

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    3. Does for deer was used before in THCs. Thanks

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  5. 9D Students grapple with lesson in political science ; { CLASS STRUGGLE is Leeson in political science } ; CLASS FROM students , STRUGGLE from grappl
    .

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  6. 14ac..ASSAILS..ass ails..ass is beast of burden from 16ac
    20ac..INTEGER..Telescopic
    26ac.. EVERGREEN..never(a)gree*
    19d. NUCLEAR..n (clue)* ar
    24ac STONEDEAF..s(tone)deaf


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    1. 19D and 24A are not correct.

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    2. Orthopaul where did you get NAR and SDEAF from?

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  7. 13 A TOTS taking O(rdinary) - TOOTS - Drugs
    28 A Hear Freeze - Sounds like Frees - UNTIES having some (CERTAIN) - UNCERTAINTIES
    24 A Rocks SINGER jumbled SERING over OLD - SOLDERING

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  8. 6d INAPT ...STAR(T PANI)CKING - Climbing
    27 A Not even ONCE - OC Speech - TAL(K) curtailed - OCTAL

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  9. 20A Insecu(re get ni)cely = integer, telescopic
    24A rock as anagram indicator, aged = old, old+singer = soldering = making fusion
    16A over = on, time = age, r(-ate)s from rates disheartened, onagers = beasts of burden
    23D Force = g, rake = roue, ro(g)ue = rogue = villain
    25 Italian-it = lania = verandah, set as anagram indicator

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    1. 25A answer needs to be tweaked

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    2. Apologies. Lania was from autocorrect on my phone. Lanai is the correct answer.

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  10. 20A already given. Alternative
    2A Substitutes = runners = plants. DD.

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  11. Replacement for 22A
    21D- gristle; corn - grist; le from leave outer part

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  12. Last two to be solved

    11A and 19D

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  13. 19dn NUCLEON. {N}{CLUE}*{ON}

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  14. 19D. Nucleon. N from new and anagram of clue on.

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  15. 19D {NUCLEON} small matter ; {N}{CLUE}*+ ON

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  16. 11A : APPRAISAL (A)(P(PRAIS-e)AL) China=Pal

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  17. 11A: rating = appraisal
    First America is a
    Limited approval is prais
    China is PLA (people liberation army)
    Hence,
    A+P(prais)AL... PLA reversed to PAL need to be seen
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  18. Thanks Mukund... Pal is chum or comrade also which can be China... So it is not PLA
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  19. 28 ac uncertainties for doubts suits but anno not able to Crack,help

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    1. Freeze heard as Frees - unties, having some (certain) Un certain ties. See VU's post

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  20. 10.ac.final - f, from feel, I, nal from plan
    12.ac.iterative - rearrange letters from I've it ,rate
    26.ac.evergreen - never agree minus a
    And rearranging letters
    17.dn. at the most - thermostat minus r
    And rearranging the letters.
    19.dn.nucleon - clue, on, n from new
    And rearranging the letters

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  21. 19d - N(UCLE)*ON
    New - N
    clue*+on

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  22. Very nice grid and equallynice analysis.
    Looks like Friday is being welcomed by all.
    Maybe,Col. can think of making it twice a week.
    I got some blanks filled up from the blog- as on other days.

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  23. 12 I've it, rate variation can be done over and over again (9)
    IVE IT RATE=ITERATIVE*
    22 Openers often score centuries and regularly get award (5)
    OSCAR across
    26 Never agree to give up a hybrid plant (9)
    never agree -a gree EVERGREEN


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  24. Arden a little kinder in today's crossword. Am sure he will raise the bar in the following puzzles. Enjoyed all the same.

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    1. Yes - more anagrams than in a usual Arden crossword. Being an electronics engineer my favourite clue was 24A :-)

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  25. I found it quite tough. Over an hour. Could not parse a few like APPRAISAL, TUSSORE, ROGUE, VENISON.
    Just filled these with crossings.
    Arden - please dont make them harder.

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