Friday, 16 July 2021

No 13301, Friday 16 Jul 2021, Afterdark

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ACROSS
1   Seen in Thrissurin America and another country (8) SURINAME [T]
5   Father has one child in belly? (6) PAUNCH {PA}{UN}{CH}
10 Gaspicecream held is now jelly (5) ASPIC [T]
11 Most daring facing pressure? Most successful too (9) PLUCKIEST {P}{LUCKIEST}
12 Perhaps a wader on galloping horse, try to trap horse in the middle (9) SHOREBIRD {HORSE*}{BI{hoRse}D}
13 Musical work, enchanter pouring soul out on centre stage (5) OPERA {OP}{En...eR}{stAge} Semi&lit
14 Original construction, nothing new — a drilling platform (3,3) OIL RIG ORIGInaL*
15 Battered egoClue to make a poem (7) ECLOGUE*
18 Gun jams, high class specialist has a remedy (7) UNGUENT {GUN*}{U}{ENT}
20 Second class cricket match, lousy lacking substance in person (6) BODILY {B}{ODI}{LousY}
22 Boy, ladies can mix up; peak (5) BLANC {B}{L}{CAN*}
24 Make up for temperature, get ice; not cold? Add a bit more simultaneously (2,3,4) AT ONE TIME {ATONE}{T}{Ic{More)E) What's the role of 'temperature'? See comments
25 Samples in glasses worn by Indian soldiers (9) SPECIMENS {SPEC{I}{MEN}S}
26 Upgrade old one, loveseat worn out inside (5) EXALT {EX}{A}{Lo...aT}
27 Longs for time with heartless son; returns (6) YEARNS {YEAR}{SoN<=}
28 Ape, a monkey primarily, it’s seen on a hill (8) IMITATOR {1}{Mo...y}{IT}{A}{TOR}

DOWN
1   Son to make sense of slight (6) SPARSE {S}{PARSE}
2   Agent all over the place expressing displeasure (9) REPROVING {REP}{ROVING}
3   Unclear on a collision, perhaps (7,8) NUCLEAR REACTION {UNCLEAR}* [RA]
4   Cleaning is man’s work, reach out (7) MOPPING {M}{OP}{PING}
6   Last word about, about awareness; time for response (15) {A{C}{KNOWLEDGE}MEN}{T}
7   No, that is about fourth wife’s relative (5) NIECE {N{IE}{C}{wifE}
8   Sore throatWe use this to gargle perhaps (3,5) HOT WATER* &lit
9   Meet and hug, not cold but hot (6) HUDDLE (-c+h)HUDDLE
16 To roam with malice? Native just short of exploding (9) GALLIVANT {GALL}{NATIVe}*
17 Worthless hubrisboy's heartless, deranged (8) RUBBISHY {HUBRIS+BoY}*
19 Extra derivatives held by one dealing with stocks (6) TRADER [T]
20 Flowerblue picked first — miss nothing with maiden (7) BLOSSOM {Blue}{LOSS}{0}{M}
21 Maybe I am ready tengage rooks primarily (6) SETTER {SET}{To}{En...e}{Ro..s}
23 A four at last, eighteen from edges, one to bowl (5) ARENA {A}{fouR}{Ei...eN}{A}

Reference List
One = UN, Child = CH, Pressure = P, Work = OP, New = N, High class = U, Boy = B, Ladies = L, Cold = C, Temperature = T, Indian = I, Old = EX, One = A, Son = S, Man = M, About = C, Time = T, No = N, Hot = H, Maiden = M

36 comments:

  1. 1A SURINAME(T) country
    5A PAUNCH=belly PA=father,UN=one,CH=child
    10A ASPIC(T)=jelly,
    12A SHOREBIRD=wader,SHORE(horse)*,BI(R)D,bid=take,containing R from horse
    15A ECLOGUE=poem,(ego+clue)*

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  2. 2dn REPROVING. {REP}{ROVING}
    3dn NUCLEAR REACTION. {UNCLEAR} [RA]
    4dn MOPPING. {M}{OP}{PING}
    17dn RUBBISHY. {HUBRIS B(-o)Y}*
    25ac SPECIMENS. {SPEC {I}{MEN}S}

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  3. 11A PLUCKIEST = Most daring{ P, pressure + LUCKIEST, most successful}
    6D ACKNOWLEDGEMENT= response, {C, About, KNOWlEDGE, awareness and T time about AMEN, Last word}
    8D HOT WATER used for gargle{throat we anagram}
    7D NIECE = relative { No,N that is IE , about C, fourth of wifE, E}
    27A YERANS Longs{YEAR, time SoN, son headless <}

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    1. Lucky is not successful thats a stretch

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    2. https://chambers.co.uk/search/?query=lucky&title=thes

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  4. 1a. def: another country, SURINAME seen in (Telescopic indicator) thrisSUR IN AMErica
    2a def: belly, PA-Father, one child = un + ch PA+UN+CH PAUNCH
    10a def: jelly ASPIC held (Telescopic indicator) gASP ICecream
    14a. def: drilling platform {ORIGINAL -NA}* = OIL RIG not new(N) a(A)
    2d. def:displeasure, agent=REP, all over the place = ROVING, REP+ROVING

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  5. 14 ac. OIL RIG (Anagaram of original -n)
    15 ac ECLOGUE (Anagram of ego + clue)
    21dn SETTER - may be i am - defn. Ready - set. T+ E + R from t(o) + e(ngage) + r(ooks)

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  6. 25ac SPECIMENS - Glasses - specs containing imen.
    2dn REPROVING - rep (agent) + roving (all over the place)

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  7. 13A OPERA ; OP=work;soul out of enchanter=ER ; centre stage =A
    22A BLANC ; B from boy;L from ladies ; can mix up = CAN*
    19A TRADER; =>T exTRA DERivatives

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  8. 26ac EXALT..Old..ex(a)l(ovesea)t
    28ac. IMITATOR..Im(o..y)it a tor
    19d. TRADER..Telescopic
    13ac. OPERA..op e(n..e)r a
    I6d. GALLAVANT..CD

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  9. Replacement for13ac
    23d. ARENA..a(fou)r e(I..e)n a

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  10. 16d.GALLIVANT..gall nativ*(e)

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  11. 18 - Ung (gun anagram) u (high class) end (specialist) - Unguent
    20 - B (Second class) odi (cricket match) ly (lousy lacking substance) - Bodily

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  12. Replacement for 13ac
    20ac BODILY..B ODI l(ous)y

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  13. 24A: simultaneously= at one time
    Make up for is atone
    Temperature is t
    Ice, not cold is is add a bit of more is -c + m
    Hence, atone+t+I(-c+m)e.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  14. 24A- at one time- simultaneously; make up - atone; temperature- t, i(c)e, m- more; jumble
    9D- huddle - meet and hug; -c (h) uddle

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  15. 1D: the clue is slight, but light gives better meaning,
    light=sparse
    Son is s
    Sense is spare
    Hence, spar(s)e
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  16. 1D- sparse- slight; parse- make sense, son- s

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  17. Thanks Sridhar... Got stuck up with sense which gives spare as one of the meaning...
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  18. 23 D - A (a)
    four at last (r)
    (e)------(n) eighteen from edges
    one - (a)
    ARENA

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  19. 20d BLOSSOM : flower
    B(blue picked up first)
    LOSS(miss)
    O(nothing)
    M(maiden)

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  20. Col., I presume Temp. gives the T in At one (T)ime. You have worked out I,E,M but not T after Atone.

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  21. Hi Guys, From yesterday, I started to play crossword but I am facing problem. Is there anyone who may help how to play crossword.

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    1. For"playing" crosswords, follow this blog daily, solve puzzles daily.

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  22. Afterdark - that was a wonderful grid. I just checked to c i got 100% right. Cod. 6dn.
    Thanx

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  23. got to know new words, unguent, gallivant. 5a and 23d..CoD.

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  24. Thanks for a wonderful grid Afterdark! Amazing clues for setter and hot water!!
    3rd setter I managed to solve 100% after Incognito and Anon.

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