Saturday, 10 September 2022

No 13657, Saturday 10 Sep 2022, Lightning


1   Recognize one with depression, provided with therapy at last (8) IDENTIFY {1}{DENT}{IF}{t...pY}
5   One that steers person falling around river (6) DRIVER {D{R}IVER}
9   They may brighten up dilapidated pantries (8) PAINTERS*
10 Flag at Harlem veils writer (6) AGATHA [T]
12 Inexperienced environmentalist (5) GREEN [DD]
13 Dreadful haul needs to be released (9) UNLEASHED*
14 Universal and detailed subject on a place that is ideal (6) UTOPIA {U}{TOPIc}{A}
16 Mostly irritable and ordinary American comedian (7) GROUCHO {GROUCHy}{O}
19 It could destroy ship with diamondslive with missing one rig (7) ICEBERG {ICE}{BE}{RiG}
21 Favour to mention page upfront (6) PREFER {REFER}<=>{P}
23 Frantically consult one master writer for newspaper (9) COLUMNIST {CONSULT+1+M}*
25 Include nobleman (5) COUNT [DD]
26 European following English batting machine (6) ENGINE {E}<=>{ENG}{IN}
27 Fish wander around in jug at last (8) STINGRAY {ST{IN}{juG}RAY}
28 Group of fourthey regularly fall short in attempt these days (6) TETRAD {ThEy}{TRy}{AD}
29 Left inside to fritter away international diamondswonderful! (8) SPLENDID {SP{L}END}{I}{D}


1   I am with dog at national challenge (6) IMPUGN {I'M}{PUG}{N}
2   By mistake entice rep into the middle of a disaster (9) EPICENTRE*
3   Birda new giant (5) TITAN {TIT}{A}{N}
4   Sort of united with the French rule (7) FORMULA {FORM}{U}{LA}
6   Complicated procedure to destroy one oral germ (9) RIGMAROLE {1+ORAL+GERM}*
7   One tending to animals at Switzerland provides climbing plant (5) VETCH {VET}{CH}
8   Raise up bar around ordinary entry for passengers (4,4) REAR DOOR {REAR}{RO{O}D<=}
11 Fellow to fall behind standard (4) FLAG {F}{LAG}
15 It may cause distress upon one name change (9) PNEUMONIA {UPON+1+NAME}*
17 It's used to provide money by communist for alternating colour patterns (9) CHEQUERED {CHEQUE}{RED}
18 The way secret identity may be managed? (8) DISCREET {SECRET+ID}* Semi&lit
20 Grand and free network (4) GRID {G}{RID}
21 Where five may take a break? (3,4) PIT STOP [CD]
22 Resided at filthy place covering article with editor (6) STAYED {ST{A}Y}{ED}
24 Easy missing the first plane trip (5) LIGHT fLIGHT
25 Fire on old electronic boat (5) CANOE {CAN}{O}{E}

Reference List

Depression = DENT, River = R, Universal = U, Subject = TOPIC, Ordinary = O, Diamonds = ICE, Live = BE, Mention = REFER, Page = P, Master = M, European = E, English = ENG, Batting = IN, Wander = STRAY, Attempt = TRY, These days = AD(Anno Domini), Left = L, International = I, Diamonds = D
Dog = PUG, National = N, New = N, Sort of = FORM, United = U, The in French = LA, One tending to animals = VET, Raise = REAR, Bar = ROD, Ordinary = O, Fellow = F, Communist = RED, Identity = ID, Grand = G, Filthy place = STY, Editor = ED, Fire = CAN, Old = O, Electronic = E

Colour/Font Scheme

DefinitionSolutionComponent lettersEmbedded linksTheme word Reference list wordAnagram IndicatorC/C indicatorReversal IndicatorHidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicatorDeletion IndicatorHomophone IndicatorMovement IndicatorPositional IndicatorSubstitution IndicatorOpposite indicatorLink/Connector, Extraneous


  1. Lightning as usual.
    Though 21d isn't it convention in THC that reference should be 5 vs five!

  2. Where five may take a break? (3,4) PIT STOP [CD]. Where is Five here?

    1. Five here is the answer to 5 Across

    2. Oh. I need to quickly shed my "MANDA BUDDHI"..

    3. No such thing. These are the Aha moments to be savoured.

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  4. Epicentre hit the Bull's eye today!!

  5. Col. You missed giving the solution word to 12A.
    Nothing for newcomers today?

    1. Is that perhaps a GREEN light for newcomers to solve?

  6. FORMULA, DRIVER, ENGINE, PIT STOP, FLAG, CHEQUERED, GRID, REAR DOOR(?), LIGHT(?) - do I see slight tendencies for this to be F1 themed to some extent?