Friday, 23 September 2022

No 13668, Friday 23 Sep 2022, Bruno

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1   Set of numbers essentially formatted with rating: 1-10? (6) MATRIX {forMATted}{R}{I}{X}
4   Soft at the edges, low in the middle, hard and flat (6) SMOOTH {So{MOO}fT}{H}
8   Hazy nuclear explosion (7) UNCLEAR*
9   English Channel featuring article on English school (7) EDUCATE {E}{DUC{A}T}{E}
11 Complex expression from Olympian's swimming around back half of pool (10) POLYNOMIAL {P{poOL}YNOMIAL*}
12 Excited for a drink right away (4) AGOG {A}{GrOG}
13 Plants from US state lack identification (5) FLORA FLORidA
14 Family cashed in chips (8) ECHIDNAS*
16 Truth is: mood around colleges' extremely cagey (8) ACCURACY {A{C}{C}URA}{CageY}
18 Fraction of supply ultimately stolen (5) RATIO RATIOn
20 Current fashion immodestly revealed (4) MODE [T]
21 One way to summarize numbers from Shakespeare's first act — its twice played (10) STATISTICS {Sh...e+ACT+ITS+ITS}*
23 Fabric worn by graduate — one inspecting tracks (7) LINEMAN {LINE{MA}N}
24 Operator starts to don iron eyeshade (7) DIVISOR {Don}{Iron}{VISOR}
25 Old weapons adjusted to make body armour? (6) GUSSET {GUnS}{SET}
26 Picked up Dark Horse? (6) KNIGHT (~night)

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1   Fellow's attempt to get something sweet (5) MANGO {MAN}{GO}
2   Majority of those have captured friend — go get them! (5-2) TALLY-HO {T{ALLY}HOse}
3   Lover wandering at Marina with love (9) INAMORATA {AT+MARINA+0}*
5   Setter raised son for award (5) MEDAL {ME}{LAD<=}
6   You can get fruits here or a vegetable (7) ORCHARD {OR}{CHARD}
7   Asian stew with a tomato's skin that's hard to handle (3,6) HOT POTATO {HOTPOT}{A}{To...tO}
10 Worker's body part has many boils (9) LIVERYMAN {LIVER}{MANY}
13 Resolving to put sealant at the bottom of feature (9) FACTORING {O-RING}<=>{FACT}
15 Function at girl's college's popular around America (9) HERMITIAN {HER}{MIT}{I{A}N}
17 Inept tennis player Monica visited America (7) USELESS {U{SELES}S}
19 AT&T made money (1000 dollars) on needlework (7) TATTING {ATT}*{TIN}{G}
21 Resort in front of church has room (5) SPACE {SPA}{CE}
22 Pick bottom of inkpot to support pen (2-3) CO-OPT {i...oT}<=>{COOP}

Reference List
Rating = R, Low = MOO, Hard = H, English = E, Right = R, Identification = ID, College = C, Graduate = MA, Sealant = O-RING, Popular = IN, America = A, Money = TIN, 1000 dollars = G, Church = CE


58 comments:

  1. 1D MANGO = sweet fruit (felllow, MAN + attempt GO)
    8A UNCLEAR = Hazy (NUCLEAR, anagram)
    11A POLYNOMIAL = complex expression( OLYMPIAN, and hal of poOL,OL anagram)
    17D USELESS = inept(tenbis player SELES inside US, America)
    21D SPACE = room(resort SPA in front of CE, church)

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  2. 18a Ratio from supply- Ration-n

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  3. 5d medal from me and lad-son anagram

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  4. 1 A
    Answer MATRIX
    Essentially forMATted, MAT,
    Rating 1 to Ten = 1X
    So the answer is MATRIX
    Set of numbers

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  5. 5 D MEDAL
    Setter = ME
    son = LAD
    raised = DAL
    SO THE ANSWER IS MEDAL, (AWARD

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  6. 21 A
    Answer is STATISTICS
    Shakespeare's first = S
    Plus ACT
    Plus its twice = ITSITS
    Played means, use these letters to form a word , STATISTICS, One way to summarize

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  7. 13a FLORA
    US state = florida. Lacks identification = take away 'id'
    Def: plants

    3d INAMORATA
    (at + marina + o)* { o = love}
    def: lover

    14a ECHIDNAS
    (cashed + in)*
    def: family

    20a MODE
    imMODEstly [T]

    23a LINEMAN
    fabric = linen, graduate = ma
    def: inspecting tracks

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  8. 13A: plants= flora
    Us state is Florida without identification(-id)
    7D: hard to handle = hot potato
    Asian stew is hotpot
    Skin of tomato are t,o
    Hence, hot pot+a+to
    6D: you can get fruits here= orchard
    Or
    Vegetable is chard
    Hence, or+chard
    19D: needlework = tatting
    At&t,
    1000 dollars is g
    Money is tin
    Hence, tat+tin+g
    13D: resolving= factoring
    Sealant is O Ring
    Feature is fact
    Hence, fact+ O Ring
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  9. In lieu of 13A,
    10D: worker= liveryman
    Many boils mean yman
    Body part is liver
    Hence, liver+yman
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  10. 24 A
    Answer is DIVISOR, operator
    Starts to Don = D
    Iron = I
    Eyeshade = VISOR
    so the answer is DIVISOR

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  11. 15d HERMITIAN
    Girls HER
    College MIT
    Popular IN around America A ........IAN

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  12. 16 A, ACCURACY
    AURAV= MOOD
    CC = COLLEGES
    CY = EXTREMELY CAGEY

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  13. 14ac ECHIDNAS
    CASHED IN chips mean anagram

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  14. Truth = a (cc) ura c(age)y

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  15. 7d HOT POTATO
    Asian stew is HOTPOT
    with A
    Skin of TomatO is TO

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  16. 4A - (S(M)(OO)T)(H)
    Soft at the edges - SxxT
    Middle - M
    Hard - H
    flat - 00 (zero,zero)- OO

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  17. 2a, tally ho
    = tho, majority of those + ally, friend

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  18. 22d CO-OPT: pick/elect, support
    Coop: cage/pen
    T: bottom of inkpot

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  19. 2a, Go get them, definition, call of the hunter

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  20. 9a : EDUCATE (E)(DUC(A)T)(E). Definition: School

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  21. 12 a. Excited is AGOG
    To drink is GORG
    Right away is GOG
    A GOG

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  23. 12a: AGOG: excited
    Grog: liquor, with right away, it is gog
    A drink, right away is A GOG

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  24. I think GORG has the meaning "Swallow " can be synonym of drink (verb) also .Same result if R is removed

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    1. As per webster: grog is any kind of liquor.

      (Basically rum diluted with water).

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  25. I am under the impression that 'swallow' is 'gorge'.

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  26. Night is dark, knight is horse

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  27. 2-D: Majority of those have captured friend - go get them.
    TALLY HO
    Friend - ALLY; Majority of those - THO
    Reminded of that number rendered by Mohammed Rafi from the Hindi movie China Town - Baar Baar Dekho, Hazaar Baar Dekho..... Tally Ho

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  28. 9-A: English Channel featuring article on English school
    EDUCATE (English - E; Channel - DUCT; Article - A)

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  29. 25A GUSSET (body armour)
    Weapons = GUNS
    Old weapons => not new => remove N to get GUS
    adjusted = SET
    GUS + SET = GUSSET

    This was my LOI :)

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  30. I could not get guns/set part of it though I filled in Gusset from body armour.
    Thank you Ramki.

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  31. MATRIX, POLYNOMIAL, ACCURACY, RATIO, MODE, STATISTICS, DIVISOR, and FACTORING contribute towards maths related THEMED words.

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  32. Clues upto 21A do not appear?

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