Friday, 10 June 2022

No 13579, Friday 10 Jun 2022, Lightning

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ACROSS
1   Unfairly criticise brief mistake by Japan — leader's lacking influence (8) MISJUDGE {MIStake}{J}{nUDGE}
5   Grapes need to be squashed? Sprinkle some water (6) SPARGE*
9   Worker caught with annoyance, at first missing restraining device (8) HANDCUFF {HAND}{C}{hUFF}
10 Thorough search at contest (6) COMBAT {COMB}{AT}
12 Decree reportedly correct (5) WRITE (~right)
13 Allowance going over — help return microwave, perhaps (9) RADIATION {RA{AID<=}TION}
14 Run quickly confiscating record of leave (6) DEPART {D{EP}ART}
16 Scene from say Mahabharata clipped initially, substituted with poem (7) EPISODE {EPIc}{Su...d}{ODE}
19 One loving country to touch on public violence (7) PATRIOT {PAT}{RIOT}
21 Risk of primarily dormant rage (6) DANGER {Do...t}{ANGER}
23 Cancelling large pine order (9) REPEALING*
25 Topic of article by setter (5) THEME {THE}{ME}
26 District attorney mostly shy joins appeal for criminal (6) DACOIT {DA}{COy}{IT}
27 Go across street — basic reason for mix-up (8) STRADDLE {ST}{Re...n}{ADDLE}
28 Fire at home extinguished at the beginning by dog (6) CANINE {CAN}{IN}{Ex...d}
29 No dealer distributed poisonous plant (8) OLEANDER*

DOWN
1   Medical officer had cut short work to get a hairstyle (6) MOHAWK {MO}{HAd}{WK}
2   Dispatched independent gents with basically tense feeling (9) SENTIMENT {SENT}{I}{MEN}{Te..e}
3   Relative fun cleverly displayed (5) UNCLE [T]
4   Attempt at military building to capture island — do what's needed! (2,3,2) GO FOR IT {GO}{FOR{I}T}
6   Trial period for one breaking wand (9) PROBATION {PRO}{BAT{1}ON}
7   Teacher trimming tail of animal (5) RABBI RABBIt
8   Pulled out former lover with care by editor (8) EXTENDED {EX}{TEND}{ED}
11 Bid less, partly lazy (4) IDLE [T]
15 A great appeal by leader evicted from country leads to turbulence (9) AGITATION {A}{G}{IT}{nATION}
17 Depend on eastern resort having no boundary (4,5) OPEN ENDED {DEPEND+ON+E}*
18 Cops raid building on and off (8) SPORADIC*
20 Cut primarily tall edge (4) TRIM {Tall}{RIM}
21 Contemptible person breaking clock's face showing numbers (7) DIGITAL {DI{GIT}AL}
22 Came across oriental gold in a fiery streak (6) METEOR {MET}{E}{OR}
24 Bird — large one leaving tree (5) PECAN PEliCAN
25 This ialways raised above heads (5) TIARA Acrostic &lit

Reference List
Judge = J, Caught= C, Record = EP(Extended Play), Appeal = IT, Street = ST, Faire = CAN, At home = IN, Work = WK, Independent = I, Island = I, Editor = ED, Great = G, Eastern = E, Oriental = E, Large = L 


59 comments:

  1. 21ac. DANGER..D( o...t) ANGER
    23ac. REPEALING.. ( large pine )*
    25ac. THEME..THE ME..article and setter
    29ac..OLEANDER..( no dealer)*
    1d..MOHAWK..MO HA( rd) W( or ) K

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  2. 5A SPARGE (grapes)*
    25A THEME (article = the, setter = me)
    29A OLEANDER (no dealer)*
    3D UNCLE (..fUN CLEverly..)
    18D SPORADIC (cops raid)*

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  3. 10a. COMBAT=contest COMB=thorough search AT=AT COMB+AT
    12a. WRITE=decree ~right = correct
    13a. RADIATION=microwave RATION=allowance AID=help <= RA(DIA)TION
    16a. EPISODE=scene EPIc=Mahabharata clipped S=substituted ODE=poem EPI+S+ODE
    28a. CANINE=dog CAN=fire IN=at home E=extinguished at the beginning CAN+IN+E

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    1. Good one. Enjoyed solving it, got almost all except 22d, 27a. Waiting for someone to post the answer.

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    2. 22d is Meteor - MET E OR

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    3. 27a is STRADDLE (Street is ST), mixup is ADDLE and basic reason is R

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    4. Boss,
      While you give the wordplay,indicate the def.as well. It makes it complete.

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    5. Anyways Friday is for Novice solvers. So pls give chance to someone else to solve. (Assuming boss is not a novice!).

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  4. 21D: numbers= digital
    Clock's face is dial
    Contemptible person is git
    Hence, di(git)al
    15D: turbulence= agitation
    A great is a+g
    Appeal is it
    Leader evicted from country is ation with n removed
    Hence, a+g+it+ation
    9A: restraining device= handcuff
    Worker is hand
    Caught is c
    Annoyance is huff with first missing is uff
    Hence, hand+c+uff
    8D: pulled out= extended
    Former love is ex
    Care is tend
    Editor is ed
    Hence, ex+tend+ed
    24D: tree= pecan
    Large one is Li removed from pelican(bird)
    Hence, pe(-li)can
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  5. Very good clues given by Lightning. Enjoyed it thoroughly. 100% complete in a very less time which is a rarity for me. Thanks lightning.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  6. 17d open ended -no bouberies from
    Depend on e of eastern anagram

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  7. 12a write decree is court order -writ

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  8. 44 down is Go for it, try is go, fort military building with I ie island in it

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    1. Annotation?
      6D- What is the connection to military building?

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    2. Deleted as annotation not given

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  10. 19a Patriot from to touch-pat, public. Violence - riot

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  11. 19 One loving country to touch on public violence (7)
    PATRIOT - One loving country
    To touch on - PAT
    violence - RIOT

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  12. 26a District attorney mostly shy joins appeal for criminal (6)
    District attorney - DA
    mostly shy - CO (shy is Coy - mostly shy CO)
    appeal - IT
    Criminal - DACOIT

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  13. 26 across dacoit, district attorney DA shy mostly is co appeal is it

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  14. 2d Dispatched independent gents with basically tense feeling (9)
    independent - I
    gents - MEN
    Anagram of I + MEN + TENSE = SENTIMENT (there is extra E)
    Feeling - SENTIMENT

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    1. Check your annotation. There is no extra E

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    2. 2d SENTIMENT - feeling
      Dispatched - sent
      Independent - i
      gents - men
      basically tense - t
      {sent}{i}{ment}{t}
      Additive clue

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  15. 20d Cut primarily tall edge (4)
    Tall - T
    Edge - RIM
    Cut - TRIM

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  16. 25 This is always raised above heads (5)
    TIARA (This Is Always Raised Above)

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  18. 14 ac DEPART: leave
    Dart: run quickly
    EP: record
    Confiscating : inclusion indicator
    D (EP) ART

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  19. 6Dn PROBATION - {PRO}{BAT{I}ON}

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  20. 1A MIS(J)(UDGE) = unfairly criticize
    brief mistake : mis
    Japan : j
    Leader lacking influence ( Bugge - B)

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  21. 20d. Cut....trim
    Tall.....t
    Edge......rim

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  22. 4d.attempt...go
    Military building ....fort
    Island....I
    Do whats needed...go for it

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  23. 28.a.my doubt
    Home...house
    Beginning by dog....h replaced by d
    Fire extinguished.....doused.

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    1. 1. The DEFINITION will always be present at the beginning or at the end of the clue. So
      "Fire extinguished" cannot be Def.
      2. You have not accounted for the 'd' at the end of DOUSED
      Good day Doctor!

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  24. it is CAN(IN)E.As given by Badri above.
    At home=in. It is contained by Can (= fire) & E (extiguished at the beginning).
    Canine= Of the dog
    But I have my doubts about can=fire.Yet to check up.

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  25. for 'Can"
    3. Slang
    a. To end the employment of; fire. See Synonyms at dismiss.
    b. To put an end or stop to: canned the TV show after one season; told the students to can the chatter

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  26. Entertaining thr'out! 27A too tricky!

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  28. Replies
    1. +1 i also thought miss is mistake.

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    2. It's miss. But couldn't make how leader's lacking? Works. Shouldn't there be a comma or in!

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    3. I am sorry. Am still a novice. But i c no problem. Mis - brief mistake + j(apan) + (n)udge.
      Where do u need a comma here?
      The hyphen is more for surface - i presume.

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  29. Nice breezy puzzle. Good follow up to 4 days of Incognito.
    My fav - OPEN ENDED, AGITATION.
    Thanx Lightning

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    1. yes I too. got to know delicious dishes (Incognito)

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  30. unable to post in due time. but fully enjoyed. My fav.....THEME, PELICON, TRIM. sp.Thanks to col. for Mohawk hair style. tamil comedy actor senthil had this hair style with pet name of PULI (Tiger).
    26a - I was trying (DA) (sh(-y))(IT). rest all done.Thanks Lightning and col.sir for Friday special

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