Friday, 3 June 2022

No 13573, Friday 03 Jun 2022, Arden

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ACROSS
1   Name a painter in Japan (6) NAGOYA {N}{A}{GOYA}
4   Like the cream, most in the middle may be dangerous to handle (8) ASBESTOS {AS}{BEST}{mOSt}
10 What the Twitterati did about the credit (9) CHITTERED*
11 In the middle of ‘Great Escape’ it happened (5) EVENT {grEat}{VENT}
12 Ancient deity had swallowed the Sun, perhaps (7) ASTARTE {A{STAR}TE}
13 A gunshot rings and there is an African (7) UGANDAN {A+GUN}* over {AND}
14 Dog reared in Big Rock, Virginia (5) CORGI [T<=]
15 After a short round, approval to get flower (8) CYCLAMEN {CYCLe}{AMEN}
18 “It’s amusing to have some booze”, you hear this before an important announcement (4,4) DRUM ROLL {D{RUM}ROLL}
20 Native said “start with fifty, not five” (5) LOCAL (-v+l)LOCAL
23 Capital is large, perhaps (7) ALGIERS*
25 Collect butter and gin, back in defensive position (7) RAMPART {RAM}{TRAP<=}
26 Showing interest in additional wavy patterns... (5) MOIRE {MO{I}RE}
27 ...or hop around home rule (9) ORDINANCE {OR}{D{IN}ANCE}
28 Minister briefly cut down to four lines of satire (8) CLERIHEW {CLERIc}{HEW}
Sir Henry Rider Haggard
Was completely staggered
When his bride-to-be
Announced, "I am She!"
29 Land, building and some money, they will remain after he goes (6) REALTY {REAL}{TheY}

DOWN
1   Can keep husband in, once free will go around — not possible (2,6) NO CHANCE {NO{C{H}AN}CE*}
2   After midnight refuse to shine (7) GLITTER {niGht}{LITTER}
3   Element of delight expressed turns bitter within (9) YTTERBIUM {Y{BITTER*}UM}
5   Pinnacle, not long but short compound (6,8) SODIUM CHLORIDE pinNACLe 
6   Clyster's close to one, voice of approval grows (5) ENEMA {onE}{AMEN<=}
7   Old sewing machine operator let off without study (7) TREADLE {T{READ}LE*}
8   It represents change in Thailand (6) SATANG {SA}{TANG}
9   Frank Rogers concedes these rules are for pedestrian safety (5,5,4) GREEN CROSS CODE*
16 The French man in lead, perhaps for a formal dance (9) ALLEMANDE {AL{LE}{MAN}DE*}
17 Smooth attempt to get energy from soft soap (8) FLATTERY {FLAT}{T{E}RY}
19 Boy engulfed by passion for music (7) RAGTIME {RAG{TIM}E}
21 Ghastly child, learn to reform (7) CHARNEL {CH}{LEARN*}
22 Hard surface, indeed roughly demarcated (6) TARMAC {TARMAC}* in {DEED} 
24 Extract tapped up from lime/lemon trees (5) ELEMI [T<=]

Reference List
Name = N, Fifty = L, Five = V, Interest = I, Husband = H, IT = SA(Sex appeal), The in French = LE, Energy = E, Child = CH


46 comments:

  1. 1A Name = N, a painter = Goya. So N-a-goya = Nagoya = in Japan
    10A anagram of the credit = chittered = what the twitterati did
    14A Reared in Big Rock = Corgi = dog
    2D Midnight = G. Refuse = Litter. So G-littern= shine
    3D Delight = Yum. Anagram of Yum and butter = ytterbium = element

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  2. Sorry for the typo. In 3D it's bitter not butter.

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  3. 5d..SODIUM CHLORIDE.. pin(NACL)e
    1d.. NO CHANCE.. ONCE* around C(H)AN
    23ac. ALGIERS..IS LARGE*
    14ac. CORGI..REVERSE T
    24d. ELEMI..T

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    1. 24d Again wonder if trees is extraneous!
      Anno needs refining

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    2. Enjoyed 5d clue. Well solved.

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    3. 24d. E(xtraneous) in Lime*

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    4. Your original anno for 24D is partially correct only an indicator is missing

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    5. 5D also needs more explanation

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    6. 5d explanation
      long - pine
      not long - delete pine from pinnacle
      It becomes NaCl
      Short form of compound SODIUM CHLORIDE

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    7. 24d ELEMI
      Reverse Telescopic

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    8. Coincidentally, I too got the same 5 as Orthopaul in the beginning. (Later I could crack another 5 only)

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  4. I found todays crossword is both challenging and frustrating.Barring three to four clues, couldn't make much headway

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  5. 4A Asbestos
    Like: As
    Cream: Best
    Most in the middle: os

    12A: Astarte
    Had: Ate
    Sun perhaps: Star
    Had swallowed Star: Ate around star

    27A Ordinance
    Hop: dance
    Home: in
    Or + {D (in) ance}

    9d Green cross code
    {Rogers concedes}*
    Frank: Anagrind

    7D Treadle
    Let off: Tuesday
    Study: Read
    T (read) le

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  6. Let off is Tle.. Autocorrected as Tuesday by my 'Smart' phone

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  7. 17D: soft soap= flattery
    Smooth is flat
    Energy is e in attempt(try)
    Hence, flat+t(e)ry
    16D: formal dance= allemande
    French(le) man in lead jumbled
    Hence, Al(le+man)de
    20A: native is local
    Start with fifty(l) not five (v)
    (-v)(+l) ocal
    21D: ghastly= charnel
    Child is ch
    Learn to reform is jumble
    Hence, ch+ Arnel
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  8. 25A: flower= cyclamen
    round is cycle short means cycl
    Approval is amen
    Hence, cycl+amen
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  9. My thanks to opening batters Shanker sen, orthopaul & Veena to crack the new ball deliveries(clues) bowled by Arden. As, Gemini said I had completed only two, but able to crack more after visiting this blog.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  10. Cyclamen is 15A and not 25A.

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  11. 13 a Ugandan from anagram of a gun and

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  12. 19.d. boy...tim
    Engulfed by passion....rage
    Music....ragtime

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  13. 18A - droll = amusing. Booze = rum.
    Amusing to have booze = d(rum)roll
    DRUM ROLL
    22D - TARMAC composite anagram. (Tarmac)* in "deed" = demarcated.

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  14. 8d. SATANG: change, small coin in Thailand equivalent to one hundredth of a Baht

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  15. 8d SATANG is a small coin and hence change in Thailand.

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  16. 25Ac Rampart = Defensive Position. Anno as Ram = Butter (one who butts) and Part which is Trap = Gin (a type of trap) back (reversed). Collect to indicate putting them together.

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  17. 29A REALTY
    Money = real (brazil currency)
    They - he = ty

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  18. 11A EVENT - it happened
    {e}{vent}
    middle of Great - e
    Escape - vent

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    1. Event:happened??? Is there a verb form of event?

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    2. No. "it happens" would have been right Prasad garu?

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  19. 6D ENEMA = clyster;
    voice of approval AMEN grows = T<=
    close to one = e
    E+NEMA

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  20. 26a MOIRE: wavy patterns
    more: extra
    i : interest
    mo (i) re

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  21. 13a Anno
    shot - anind
    rings - Sandwich indicator
    {and} in {a gun}*

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  22. Cyclamen, Moire, Clerihew and Satang will be retained in memory for long - thanks to the images by COL 🙏

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