Wednesday, 15 June 2022

No 13583, Wednesday 15 Jun 2022, KrisKross

Solution to 24D 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   Young reporter getting time in Chennai to become a painter (6) CUBIST {CUB}{IST}
4   Ship from Switzerland comes in ahead of schedule (8) SCHOONER {S{CH}OONER}
10 Song, maybe about a rich man (9) MONEYBAGS*
11 Row over grand animal (5) TIGER {TI{G}ER}
12 Charm with last of champagne? No, a rum cocktail (7) ENAMOUR {c...nE+NO+A+RUM}*
13 They say everyone dies in this marathon? (4,3) LONG RUN [DD]
14 Office worker broke locker, missing nothing (5) CLERK LoCKER*
15 US city girl welcoming star (3,5) LAS VEGAS {LAS{VEGA}S}
18 Wake up from bed finally at noon, perhaps (6,2) COTTON ON {COT}{aT}{NOON*}
20 Couple of you after retirement can even wed! (5) UNITE {U}{TIN<=}{wEd}
23 One politician facing every charge (7) IMPEACH {1}{MP}{EACH}
25 Win state, breaching border from the east (7) PREVAIL {LI{AVER}P}<=
26 Set up a kiosk counter, partly non-functional (5) KAPUT [T<=]
27 Helping to protect University in decay (9) RUINATION {R{U}{IN}ATION}
28 Left fish as presents (8) PORTRAYS {PORT}{RAYS}
29 Charlie relaxes and stops (6) CEASES {C}{EASES}

DOWN
1   Force to smuggle millions in trade (8) COMMERCE {CO{MM}ERCE}
2   Dressing in black, with maturity (7) BANDAGE {B}{AND}{AGE}
3   Sick on vacation — however, after drinking shake, rise quickly (9) SKYROCKET {SicK}{Y{ROCK}ET}
5   Cats and spaniels frolicking in daydreams (7,2,5)  CASTLES IN SPAIN {CATS+SPANIELS}*{IN}
6   Volunteer to join work to attain money (3,2) OPT IN {OP}{TIN}
7   Atmosphere, say, in rebellious nation (7) NIGERIA {AIR}{EG}{IN}<=
8   Keen group of artists? (6) RARING {RA RING}
9   Evergreen and enduring duo (6,3,5) LAUREL AND HARDY {LAUREL}{AND}{HARDY} Semi&lit
16 Quote: "Nature seems endlessly mysterious" (9) ENUMERATE {NATURE+sEEMs}*
17 Swan and duck, initially let loose in marshy area (8)  WETLANDS {SWAN+Duck+LET}*
19 In theory, individual to eat bland food and start to recover (2,5) ON PAPER {ON{PAP}E}{Re...r}
21 Designed ultimately useful font with ASCII characters, to emphasise a point (7) ITALICS {u...eL+fonT+ASCII}*
22 Lift movie award, reportedly (4,2) PICK UP (~ pic cup)
24 Leader deleted more silly post (5) A?T?R (Addendum AFTER dAFTER - See comments)

Reference List
Switzerland = CH, Grand = G, University = U, Charlie = C, Million = M, Black = B, Money = TIN, Artist = RA(Royal Academician) 

28 comments:

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    1. This is for the solution given by Orthopaul

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    2. More silly post is drafter. Leading letter is d...deleted

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    3. You haven't still said what is the def. It is Post,but how?

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    4. 24D: Silly is daft, more silly is dafter with leader (d) gone becomes after= post ( like posterior)
      With regards,
      Sathia

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    5. Also like post lunch session in Cricket!

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    6. Cricketing language makes it easier to understand!
      Doctors may say post operative care.

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    7. Yes - "post " as "after " was what I had in mind.

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  2. As delectable as ever. Thank you KrisKross for the wonderful hour in the morning.
    Liked to wake up at noon!

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  3. Quite tricky CW given by Krisskross. Looks simple but tough to solve. For ex: to emphasise a point you underline or make it bold, but here it is italic.
    Cotton on, wetlands are some of good clues.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  4. Top-notch CW by KrisKross. My favs were...COTTON ON, PREVAIL, SKYROCKET, NIGERIA among many others.

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  5. Nice to see Laural & Hardy. Thank you Ramki & Col.

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  6. Many enjoyable clues, thank you, Criss -Cross!

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  7. Nice grid Kriskross. struggled for CUBIST & SCHOONER. rest all done . for time I was tried with 'ERA' . CASTLES AND SPIN helped me a lot for filling hor. grids. REGARDS,

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  8. Nice puzzle. Clear clues. My fav ofcourse - LAUREL & HARDY.
    Post war, Post the economic crisis are other examples of Post as After.
    Thanx KrisKross.

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  9. Glad you liked it Gowri. Laurel & Hardy was one my favourites in this grid too!

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