Friday, 13 May 2022

No 13555, Friday 13 May 2022, Arden

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ACROSS
1   Hold up without support from a language scholar (8) HEBRAIST {HE{BRA}IST}
5   Drink very quietly, nothing in a war torn city (6) ALEPPO {ALE}{PP}{0}
10 Battens used to stop big fireworks, perhaps (4,3) TEST BAN*
11 Authorise to return partly, felt it nearby (7) ENTITLE [T<=]
12 Had a run in with a criminal — a hard nut to crack (5) ACORN {A{CO{R}N}
13 Almost fail to stop disturbance, being extremely biased (9) UNFAIREST {UN{FAIl}REST}
14 Drunk has several of them set up (4-4-4) HALF-SEAS-OVER *
18 Question about claim — is it another unusual trait? (12) WHIMSICALITY {WH{CLAIM+IS+IT}*Y}
21 Primate’s choice — draw one on each side --- (9) ORANGUTAN {OR}{AN}{GUT}{AN}
23 ... it’s a correlation with reduced quota (5) RATIO RATIOn
24 Divine refusal leads to fire and brimstone (7) INFERNO {INFER}{NO}
25 List the various wild flowers (7) THISTLE
26 Support foreign guests (6) GUSSET*
27 Order to take charge, evacuating base (8) INDECENT {INDE{Ch..gE}NT}

DOWN
1   Initially tough to stop him, one who kills (6) HITMAN {HI{To..h}M}{AN}
2   Absorptions possible with Paris and another city (6) BOSTON aBsOrpTiONS* [CA]
3   Long Indian jacket worn like countrymen (9) ALBANIANS {L}{BANIAN} in {AS} 
4   CautionGas if in circulation, then blood is being produced (14) SANGUIFICATION*
6   It’s unusuala thing that’s part of law enforcement here (5) LATHI [T] Semi&lit
7   Model exercises both sides, first lady finds it very annoying (3,5) PET PEEVE {PE}{T}{PE}{EVE}
8   Start with open river (8) OVERTURE {OVERT}{URE}
9   Crib over a capital dish (4,10) BEEF WELLINGTON {BEEF}{WELLINGTON}
15 Miserable when relationship gets broken around (9) SATURNINE  {S{A TURN}INE}
16 Feeling love for Carol holding court before Wimbledon final (8) SWOONING {S{WOO}{w...oN}ING}
17 Order fromage fraisroam with wild animals (8) GIRAFFES {GIRAFFES+ROAM=FROMAGE FRAIS}
19 In law, getting out third time means bust (6) STATUE STATUtE
20 Powerful businessman (6) COGENT {CO}{GENT}
22 Scrambled egg or stuff? (5) GORGE*

Reference List
Support = BRA, Very quietly = PP, Run = R, Long = L, Model = T,  Exercise = PE, Time = T


55 comments:

  1. 2D - BOSTON Absorptions = (paris + boston)* [composite anangram]
    4D - SANGUIFICATION (caution+gas+if+in)*
    6D - LATHI ( .. unusaL, A THIng...) [telescopic]
    11A - ENTITLE (.. partly, fELT IT NEarby) [reverse telescopic]
    25A - THISTLE (list+the)*

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  2. 18ac. WHIMSICALITY .. WH( CLAIM IS IT)*Y
    26AC. GUSSET..GUESTS*
    17D. GIRAFFES..FROMAGE FRAIS * minus ROAM
    22d. GORGE.. ( EGG OR)*
    9D. BEEF WELLINGTON..cry..is beef
    WELLINGTON is capital

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    1. 17D - what is the indicator to minus ROAM ?

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    2. It's a complex anagram: {FROMAGE FRAIS}* = {GIRAFFES ROAM}*.

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    3. Composite anagram (I was also making a mistake there calling it compound)

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    4. Please give definition also along with wordplay to make it complete.

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    5. @Paddy: we can call it both composite or compound.

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  3. 10a test ban from battens

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  4. 27A. INDECENT. {C harge E} in {INDENT}
    24A. {INFER}{NO}
    23A. {RATIO -n}
    13A. UNFAIREST. {FAI -l} in {UNREST}
    12A. {A}{CO{R}N}

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    1. I took C from charge and E from Base.
      As you suggest base could also have meant the last letter

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    2. Base is the def. CE comes from evacuating/emptying charge.

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    3. You get CE from 'C[harg]E' on evacuation

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    4. Oops.. Thank you KKR and sree_sree Sirs

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  5. 15D Broken around - a round - a turn , SINE (relationship/function) gets A TURN - SATURNINE

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  6. 19d statue -bust law -statute -t

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  7. 1A HEBRAIST: {he(bra)ist}
    7D PET PEEVE {(PE)(T)(PE)}(EVE)

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  8. 5A ALEPPO (ale)(pp)(o)
    14A HALF SEAS OVER (has several of)*

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  9. 16D: feeling= swooning
    Carol is sing
    Court is woo
    Wimbledon final is n
    Hence, s(woo)(n)ing
    1D: one who kills = Hitman
    Initially tough is t in him hi(t)m
    One is an
    Hence, hitm+an
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  10. 3d ALBANIANS: countrymen
    AS(like) L(long) BANIAN(Indian jacket)
    A (L) (BANIAN) S

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    1. You beat me to it AJ maam. I type in a phone

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    2. Regular solvers/Veterans can post 1 answer each, but after 11 AM only

      Your post is 11.00 AM

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    3. Chandrasekhar, I too type in phone only. Always!

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    4. "Always" makes the difference. For me too,typing on the phone is slow and is a handicap and full of typos!

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    5. Typos and lack of speed are common problems. I too feel the difficulty. I start typing at 10:58 and press the publish button at 11:00

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    6. Excellent solve AJ mam. Today's it's bit a touher one. still many clues were left. will try till 11 PM.

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  11. 19D-Statue meaning bust, statu(t)e

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  12. replacement
    8D- overture meaning start; open -overt; river-ure

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  13. 20d COGENT: persuasively powerful
    CO( business) GENT( man)

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  14. 3D ALBANIANS {A{L}{BANIAN}S}
    L ong
    Banian -- Indian jacket
    As -- Like
    Worn -- containment indicator
    L BANIAN in AS

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  15. Compared to yesterday I felt today's CW given by Arden is on tougher side. Still, enjoyed solving them.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  16. Yet to be solved
    21A, 8D and 20D

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  17. Replacement for 3D
    21A ORANGUTAN {OR}{AN}{GUT}<=={AN}
    Draw is Tug
    I did not find reversal indicator for draw

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  18. 21A: primate = orangutan
    Choice is or
    Draw is gut
    One on each side an(gut)an
    Hence, or+an(gut)an
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  19. 8D Overt(Open) Ure (river) - OVERTURE
    20D Businessman - Business Man - Co Gent - COGENT
    21A Choice OR , -Draw -> tug reversed GUT(AN) - One on each side AN GUT AN --> ORANGUTAN

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    1. Reversal indicator for draw ?

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    2. Gut means draw. No reversal.

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    3. Thanks for the consideration on promotion. To me solving a clue is one of intuition and spontaneity. I am little amused by the technical labouring and pedantry that dominates the discussions here. I just visited this forum out of curiosity. I would hardly visit this blog in the future.. If there is any intent to "promote", please don't bother.

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    4. My two cents:
      An inspired guess, intuition and spontaneity can work wonders to get the ANSWER. But unfortunately it doesn't work for everyone.
      Secondly, an important aspect of cryptic clues is that one has to explain how the ANSWER has been arrived at. So technical labouring (which I too may not enjoy) is part and parcel, I am afraid.

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  21. Replies
    1. Thanks Col. But i do not think that i deserve this one. The know all big brother (aka google ) helped to find the answers for some of the clues or to find annotations.

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    2. Congratulations KRM. Col. always take a prompt & perfect decision.

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    3. Congratulations KRM. Well deserved promotion.

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  22. Initially when I joined the blog, I also wanted to keep the pace with fellow bloggers in trying to answer fast (especially TH friday CWs and Sunday specials) did refer Google versions. Soon, I realised it is of no fun. Hence, I always try to solve the clues by myself, at the most with help of dictionary. The thrill of cracking the CW is totally different when you try to get your answer on your own than taking help of internet. I have already decided that atleast for TH CW I will take the help of blog only to solve (if some of the clues are tough) and definitely the blog has helped me to improve my solving abilities.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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    1. Glad to hear. That has been the same for many of us here.

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    2. w/o Dictionary its quite tough for me. I got aha moemnts while I solve a toughest one. but regular solvers helped a lot. Esp. for friday I used to solve my favouries and wait for till 11am. really enjoing this blog by solving TH CW every day.

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  23. 1. While one does solve many clues intuitively, it is the parsing (So called laborious activity) that gives the aha moment. Becos that is when u connect with the setters mind.
    This is how slowly, u start acing the different solvers.
    2. Sometimes when words are new or one wants to double check ond csn use google or an online thesaurus- as long as the attempt is not to get a ready made solution.
    This is my personal feedback after visiting this blog. From cracking a hand full to consistently getting 100% - i know i have come a long way. It is this blog which has taught me how to solve in a logical, organised & consistent manner.

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  24. CWNOVICE
    I hope you have got the answers to your snide comment, from the others who have commented here. All of us here do not like people like you who make such unwanted remarks. We too would not like to see you here if this is what your idea is about Crosswords and this blog. So don't visit this blog in future as you yourself have suggested.

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