Monday, 5 July 2021

No 13291, Monday 05 Jul 2021, Arden

Solution to 11A has been deliberately left unsolved and is to be answered only by a non-regular / novice commenter, with proper annotation. Those who have answered earlier in the week, please give others a chance.

ACROSS
1   Caught in a big frenzy, fish swallowed whole as an antidote (5,6) MAGIC BULLET {M{A}{GI{C}B*}ULLET}
7   Second... the second character joins the crowd (3) MOB {MO}{B}
9   Jack is wearing something trendy (5) HOIST {HO{IS}T}
10 Nude model has to change — remains the same (9) UNALTERED {UN{ALTER}ED*}
11 Experience morbid rock music, it’s hard (2,7) G? T?R?U?H (Addendum - {GO THROUGH {GOTH}{ROUGH} - See comments)
12 Keen to right away take left, that’s a good score in a game (5) EAGLE EAG(+l)LEr
13 Bill managed to get head start, returned with a huge catch at sea (7) NARWHAL {LA{Head}W}{RAN}<=
15 Horse galloped around the circle (4) ROAN {R{O}AN}
18 Channel essentially a 19 (4) RILL fRILLe Not sure of anno (Correction - gRILLe - See comments)
20 Hurt twice — showing no interest or talent (7) PANACHE {PAiN}{ACHE}
23 Aggregates fall from top to bottom (5) LUMPS (-s)LUMP(+s)S
24 In a daze — shouts of “Bravo” for showing endurance... (9) TOLERANCE {T{OLE}RANCE}
26 ... showing thick skin, therefore returns after everyone in town (9) CALLOSITY {C{ALL}{SO<=}ITY}
27 “Pick me up” says a Greek character (5) KAPPA (~cuppa)
28 Bird going back and forth (3) TIT <=>
29 All remedies free in Ireland (7,4) EMERALD ISLE*

DOWN
1   Not one to go round a corner for some wood (8) MAHOGANY {M{A}{HOG}ANY} 
2   Shimmering issues within Germany’s borders (8) GLITTERY {Germ{LITTER}anY}
3   Serve an ex-President half-heartedly (5) CATER CArTER (Heart of Carter = RT, half of which is R}
4   Fund must run call centres, but it’s not the norm (7) UNUSUAL {fUNd+mUSt+rUn+cALl}
5   Hide when the King is out (7) LEATHER {LEA{THE}R}
6   Once tax was collected here, legal profession came into money (5,4) TITHE BARN {TI{THE BAR}N}
7   I’ve one paper plane (6) MIRAGE {M{1}{RAG}E}
8   Harry is a token republican (6) BADGER {BADGE}{R}
14 It’s a solid come down as voice calls are up (9) HAILSTONE  {TONE}<=>{HAILS}
16 Half the school is asleep, keep quiet — it’s the drink (8) SCHNAPPS {SCHool}{NAP{P}S}
17 Sing a ballad at last in peaceful surroundings (8) SERENADE {SEREN{A}{b...aD}E}
19 Tops with Irish cream in coffee, they say it’s great (7) LATTICE {LATT{Ir..h}{Cr..m}E} (grea t= ~grate = lattice)
20 China moves army to Syrian city (7) PALMYRA {PAL}{ARMY*} China/Plate to mate = mate Rhyming slang
21 The last legal extract (6) ELICIT {thE}{LICIT}
22 Ultimate move, it goes with charm (6) AMULET ULTiMAtE*
25 Collected a thousand in arrears (5) RAKED {R{A}K}ED}

Reference List
Caught = C, Second = MO, Right = R, Left = L, Interest = I, Corner = HOG, Money = TIN, Republican = R, Quiet = P, Thousand = K


16 comments:

  1. 18a Grille -Lattice roll essentially

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  2. 11A: Goth (morbid rock music); rough (hard). Go through = Experience.

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  3. 19d I took it as Lattice Tops

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    1. "grate is a horizontal metal grille through which water, ash, or small objects can fall, while larger objects cannot."

      Tops as def doesn't give IC.

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  4. 19D: I parsed the same way as given in blog. ~grate.

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  5. 27a +1 to cuppa (cup of (tea or anything that makes you feel energised)! ) Is a pick-me-up

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  6. 20D- Pal for China. I think we had it yesterday. It was mentioned it could be for comrade.

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    1. Cockney rhyming slang for china/plate is mate. Now we are being asked to use its synonym with a different meaning!

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    2. This device, to use synonym of CRS, is widely used.

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    3. I,for one,think it might be tough on India specific crossword solvers.

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    4. Yes I agree. Will try to avoid reference to these cockney rhymes in the future

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  7. 11ac..GO THROUGH...H(ard) in got rough

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  8. Sorry. Didn't realize that it has already been posted.

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  9. Thank you Col. Saab for letting me learn today three new words from these clues:
    13.A, 15.A & 18.A apart from 16.D.
    It was only after accessing this blog-site that I realised why I was stuck with 26 & 27 Across.
    Anyway, managed to solve the rest on my own and this is a frank admission.

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  10. Quite tough ones...For many solution was there but could not get right annotations...A tough beginning for this week...
    With regards,
    Sathia

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