Wednesday, 4 May 2022

No 13547, Wednesday 04 May 2022, Dr. X

Solution to 6D 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   Crisis time as female enthralled by drink runs after guys in outlet (6,2,5) MOMENT OF TRUTH {MO{MEN}{TO{F}T}{R}UTH}
8   Sway and croon to entertain wife (5) SWING {S{W}ING}
9   An allergy problem relating to the voice box (9) LARYNGEAL*
11 Collapsed with cry of pain, primarily subluxating a joint in club (10) FELLOWSHIP {FELL}{OW}{Su...g}{HIP}
12 Maiden over turns controversial (4) MOOT {M}{TOO<=}
14 Checks patient essentially overwhelmed by terrible stress (7) RESISTS {RES{patIent}STS*}
16 Goes to sleep with professor, turns very, very loud (4,3) NODS OFF {DON<=}{SO}{FF}
17 Wants special laundry product more frequently (7) OFTENER sOFTENER
19 Sends over ecstasy and joints (7) REEFERS {RE{E}FERS}
21 Foxy novice turns to steal semi-precious stone (4) ONYX [T<=]
22 International banker devouring roast ham is lover of good food (10) GASTRONOME {G{ROAST*}NOME}
25 Cheating with attractive person at old haunt (9) DISHONEST {DISH}{O}{NEST}
26 Earthquake in Syracuse is minor (5) SEISM [T]
27 In agreement with where newspaper’s crossword and sudoku should be? (2,3,4,4) ON THE SAME PAGE [DD]

DOWN
2   Nothing bothers cuddling love birds (7) ORIOLES {0}{RI{O}LES}
3   Fascinating song, singer’s extraordinary (10) ENGROSSING*
4   Encounters revolting drunk on back street (5) TILTS {LIT<=}{ST<=}
5   Rum or gin, free for visitor (9) FOREIGNER*
6   Skin is clear, no cracks (4) R?N? (Addendum - RIND {RI{N}D} - See comments)
 Lot more shaky musical effect (7) TREMOLO*
8   Rises after drinking fine old spirit to perform somersaults — no problems yet (2,3,2,4) SO FAR SO GOOD  {SO{F}ARS}{O}{GO}{DO<=}
10 The French nob and model, enthralled by joint, release pent-up emotions (3,3,5) LET OFF STEAM {LE}{TOFF}{S{T}EAM}
13 Chitchat in one party about member getting amorous finally on drink (4,6) IDLE GOSSIP {1}{D{LEG}O}{a...uS}{SIP}
15 Flags in front of railing aboard ships (9) STREAMERS {ST{Ra...g}EAMERS}
18 Enzyme assay procedure, primarily wrong (7) TRYPSIN {TRY}{Pr...e}{SIN}
20 Destroying drug cartel hosting event in retreat (7) ERODING {E}{R{DO<=}ING}
23 Carry master’s sacred object (5) TOTEM {TOTE}{M}
24 Lad sent up hot food (4) NOSH {SON<=}{H}

Reference List
Female = F, Drink = TOT, Runs = R, Wife = W, Maiden = M, Very loud = FF, Special = S, Ecstasy = E, Old = O, No = N, Fine = F, The in French = LE, Model = T, Party = DO, Drug = E, Master = M, Hot = H

31 comments:

  1. 22 gnome is more a secret banker. Gnomes of Zurich refers to secret Swiss bankers.

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    1. I learned it from Col.'s link.

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    2. Gnome,not the stigmatised Swiss banker, is the ultimate goal of any MBA.

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  2. Walk in the park compared to yesterday,though I found it difficult to parse a few (even after getting the right solution) Blog of course to the rescue.

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  3. Why is it that we are more aware of seismic than seism. (Spellcheck draws my attention!)
    Just frequent usage of seismic?

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    1. sir I too filled with SEISM for sake of grid requirements. but usually we call it as seismic zone. Only Dr X will justify.

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    2. Seism is the actual word for earthquake. Seismic is an adjective indicating "related to earthquake".
      Earthquake is more easy for gen population than seism.

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    1. Good hint. But not sure how Col reacts!!

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    2. Past 11'o clock now- though not when the hint was given. Looks as though there are no takers- at least with a proper anno.

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    4. Col had already indicated, 11o clock doesn't give any freedom. Only novice/non-regular has to answer it.

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    5. ha ha!! Perhaps either of you can bell the clue, er, cat

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  5. Lovely crossword from Dr.X today. Especially liked the cluing for 1A,22A,24A,27A,8D,10D. Gnome as banker new to me. Everyday we learn by such high standard of cluing.

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    1. usually I will take etra hours Esp.for Dr X grid. such a deep clues and getting aha moments feeling exicted.

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  6. 6D: skin=rind
    From cheese rind with c removed?
    Not sure on anno.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. C removed from what and what do we get after that?

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  7. 6D. Rind - N (no) cracks (enters into) Rid (clear)

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    1. Welldone CPC πŸ‘πŸ‘

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    2. Got the answer but unable to crack the anno!!

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    3. Thank you Sarathi πŸ™

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    4. well done CPC. Bit confused with exact def. but got the answer.

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  8. Good one CPC>
    So,it is worth the wait,it seems.

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  9. Thanks Paddyji πŸ™

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  10. Today's pattern for me was - filled in the answers and got annotations afterwards for many clues, especially long ones πŸ˜€

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  11. Thanks Dr X for given some relaxaton from Tough to moderate mode. 13 d was my CoD. lot of substitutions . BTW, 6D, I ot the answer. but the word RID getting in Dic. as free. Though it was not perfect def. w.r.to clear I opted out. But, good solve by CPC.

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  12. Nice Grid. Got many solutions first & parsed later.
    One doubt - ENCOUNTERS is TILTS?
    Kindly explain.

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  13. My fav - LET OFF STEAM, IDLE GOSSIP, SO FAR SO GOOD.
    Much easier than yday.
    Thanx Doc!

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