Friday, 16 September 2022

No 13662, Friday 16 Sep 2022, Afterdark

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ACROSS
1   Ended something special? Let's help (5,3,5) BROKE THE SPELL {LETS+HELP}* [RA]
10 Darling, sweep Buzzer's storeroom (9) HONEYCOMB {HONEY}{COMB}
11 Brave lady, say (5) NOBLE [DD]
12 Abruptly throw board, you finally have a change of heart (5) PLUNK PL(-a+u)UNK
13 Only the addled will go through training material (9) POLYTHENE {P{ONLY+THE}*E}
14 Smoke at corner? It's closed (6) SECURE {SE}{CURE}
16 Second class material... (4) SILK {S}{ILK}
19 ...available for 0 pound (4) OPEN {0}{PEN}
20 Perhaps signs last letter before cricket match at a college (6) ZODIAC {Z}{ODI}{A}{C}
25 Shut nine schools to redesign as a military shelter (6,3) NISSEN HUT {SHUT+NINE+S}*
26 Tiny woman reportedly with ease reached New York (5) WEENY {W}{(~ees)EE}{NY}
27 Computer Graphic Interface used to portray golden dog (5) CORGI {C{OR}GI}
28 Primarily silly troll at party, but somehow shows modesty (4-5) SELF-DOUBT {Si..y}{ELF}{DO}{BUT*}
29 Actor is stone-coldwait, will warm up (5,8)  CLINT EASTWOOD {STONE+COLD+WAIT}*

DOWN
2   Give up on boy, say starting to cheat sweetheart (8) RENOUNCE {RE}{NOUN}{Ch..t}{swEet}
3   Boat with king and a beast... (5) KAYAK {A}{A}{YAK}
4   ...on wrong route crossing Portugal with company (6) TROUPE {TROU{P}E*}
5   Faulty mobiles with some mishandling can lead to occlusion (8) EMBOLISM {MOBILES}*{Mi...g}
6   Observance of formalities in dirty politicUN should interfere (9) PUNCTILIO {P{UN}CTILIO*}
7   Story about Boris's dalliances in the beginning with member of an English political party (3-3) LIB-DEM {LI{Bo..s}{Da...s}E}{M}
8   Produces copies after shop closes halfway (6) SHAPES {APES}<=>{SHop}
9   Strong people are vehement to dismiss veteran (2-3) HE-MEN veHEMENt
15 Lion Peter slaughtered to satiation (9) REPLETION*
17 Cornered by bunch as terrible as immoral (8) UNCHASTE [T]
18 A musical term for routine arrangement without tempo (8) RITENUTO {ROUTINE}* over {T}
21 Animal is shy to mingle with some enthusiasm (6) COYOTE {COY}{OT*}{En...m}
22 Type of shirt woven in the middle kept by American farm labour (colourless) (1,4) V NECK {woVen}{redNECK}
23 Wrong to dismiss youth leader, in the beginning lad was angelic (6) ASTRAL {ASTRAy}{Lad}
24 Stops the giant in ship (6) STALLS {S{TALL}S}
26 Agree to take two wives, on either side with a dowager (5) WIDOW {W}{I DO}{W}

Reference List
Training = PE, Second = S, College = C, Schools = S, Woman = W, Golden = OR, Troll = ELF, Party = DO, On = RE, King = K, Story = LIE, Member = M, Tempo = T, Ship = SS, Wife = W


50 comments:

  1. 15D. Repletion .lion peter anagram. Slaughtered is anagrind
    14A. Secure= closed. Corner= SE( south east).smoke= cure.
    3D. Kayak. K= king.A=a. Beast= yak. Kayak= boat

    27A. Corgi. CGI( comp. Grap .interface). Gold= or
    Used is anagrind
    19A. Open.O. pound= pen. Open= available.

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  2. 10A HONEYCOMB = store room of bees, buzzer's (Darling, HONEY + Sweep, COMB)
    3D KAYAK = boat (King, K +A YAK, beast)
    21D COYOTE = animal(shy, COY, + Anagram of TO, E, some enthusiasm)
    20A ZODIAC = Sign(last lett3r,Z + ODI, cricket match+A,C, college)
    9D HE MEN = strong people(veHEMENT to drop vet, veteran)

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  3. 5d embolism anagram of mobiles and m from mishandling
    29a Clint Eastwood from anagram of stone cold wait
    8d shapes from copies -apes and sh from shop

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  4. 25a Nissen Hut from anagram of shut nine S from school

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  5. 26d WIDOW
    Agree = I DO. Widow on either side = W...W
    def: dowager

    6d PUNCTILIO
    (politic + un)*
    def: observance of formalities

    4d TROUPE
    wrong route = (route)* over P(portugal)
    def: company

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    1. 13a POLYTHENE
      training = PE
      (only + the)* going through PE
      def: material

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  7. 1A answer
    BROKE THE SPELL = ENDED
    SPECIAL = BROKE
    LET'S HELP = THE SPELL

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    1. Incorrect anno.
      How is Special = Broke?

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    3. It's a reverse anagram of 'let's help' that leads to broke the spell

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    4. That's right. A good solve. You should also mention that broke is the anagrind.

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    5. Please explain reverse anagram, and how broke comes in the answer

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    6. 'Let's help' is the cryptic part of the clue, and it is 'the spell' scrambled.
      Broke is an anagram indicator, you must already know this;
      If we broke 'the spell' we can get 'Let's help'
      Broke the spell = Let's help
      In anagram clues, former kind of wordplay is given and latter has to be found, right?
      In reverse anagram, it is the exact opposite

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    7. Thanks Sreelakshmi for very effective explanation . I now understand the concept of reverse anagram
      Regards
      Sarsthi

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  8. 12 A Abruptly = PLUNK
    BOARD = PLANK
    YOU FINALLY IS = U
    HAVE A CHANGE OF HEART, replace A with U
    PLUNK

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  9. 16 A
    SILK = MATERIAL
    Second, S
    Class = ILK
    So the answer is SILK

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  10. 12A: abruptly= plunk
    pl(-a+u)nk, u finally instead of a

    17D: immoral= unchaste (T)
    BUNCH AS TErrible

    24D: stops= stalls
    In ship is ss
    Tall is giant
    Hence, s(tall)s

    5D: occulsion= embolism
    Faulty mobiles means embolis
    With some mishandling (m)
    Hence, embolis+m

    25A: military shelter= Nissen Hut
    Shut+nine+schools(s) jumbled
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  11. In lieu of 12A,
    28A: modesty= self-doubt
    Primarily silly is s
    Troll is elf
    Party is do
    But somehow means ubt
    Hence, s+elf+do+ubt
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  12. Yet to be solved
    Across - 11, 26
    Down - 2, 7, 18, 22, 23, 24

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  13. 26A - W (EE) NY

    2D - RE (NOUN) C E....On - RE, Boy - Noun, Starting to cheat - C, Sweetheart - E

    24D - S(TALL)S, Ship - SS, Giant - Tall

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  15. Buzzer's storeroom is my COD. Very well done.

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  16. Compared to Thursday todays grid was a little easier to solve

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  17. 18d. RITENUTO : musical direction for immediate reduction of speed
    Routine* without t( tempo)

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  18. My post at 11:00
    Ritenu(t)o

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  19. 7d Li(B),(D)e M liberal Democrat.

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    1. Should there not be an indication about abbreviation?

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    2. I think we agreed that it's OK for terms defined in a OED.

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  20. Noble= Brave. I have my reservations.

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  21. 25ac- (NISSEN HUT)*
    anagram of shut+nine+s
    School- S
    Prasannas post
    So......sorry. should have been up at 11am.

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  22. @AJ please elaborate. What is the definition? A musical term? If so, where is the second 't' coming from after rearranging routine? Thanks

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  23. There we go into the cryptic meaning of without= opp. of within. T (tempo) is within routine or (routine)* is without T. This is being used occasionally in CW.

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  24. @madhatter
    Saw your post only now. Paddy has given the answer.

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