Wednesday, 4 January 2023

No 13754, Wednesday 04 Jan 2023, Arden

Rangoli by Gowri

Solution to 6A 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
6   Caterwaul and attack one in the middle (5) M?A?L (Addendum - MIAUL {M{1}AUL} - See comments)
7   Misery under long pine (8) LANGUISH {L}{ANGUISH}
10 Trade non-taxable - no tax in this country (7) LEBANON{NON+taxABLE}*
11 Record followed by a record that's hollow - reject it (7) DISCARD {DISC}{A}{Re..rD}
12 Wild pig with a growth to match (7) WARTHOG {A+GROWTH}*
13 Happiness seeing a Muslim in a chapel (7) GALILEE {G{ALI}LEE}
14 Defoliant used - not within age limits (5,6) AGENT ORANGE {AGE}{NOT*}{RANGE}
19 Regular one comes in to join (7) SOLDIER {SOLD{1}ER}
21 Spray for salesroom, perhaps it's open at both ends (7) AEROSOL sALESROOm*
23 Fuel oil at the bottom will catch fire (7) LIGNITE {oiL}{IGNITE}
25 Rush back over the base, troop leader's at the lowest level (7) DEEPEST {S{E}PEED<=}{Tr..p}
26 Bear's breeches can therefore follow one (8) ACANTHUS {CAN}{THUS}<=>{A}
27 First lot goes into lot of compost (5) MULCH {MU{Lot}CH}

DOWN
1   Perhaps carry contents up to the capital (8) CANBERRA {CAN BE}{cARRy<=}
2   Wrap up the last of the strudel in a piece of cake (6) CLINCH {C{s...eL}INCH}
3   Real thing about student admission - could be a regular feature before exams (3-7) ALL-NIGHTER {REAL+THING}* over {L}
4   Eat up in an Oklahoma city (4) ENID<=
5   Rate for a small piece of canvas (6) ASSAIL {A}{S}{SAIL}
6   Country gets a point from another country (6) MALAWI {MAL{A}{W}I}
8   Greek character represented by state with wild lions (7) UPSILON {UP}{LIONS*}
9   Summer slithers away (5) ADDER [DD}
13 I do mix with Germans and over indulge on food (10) GORMANDISE {I+DO+GERMANS}*
15 Raising clamour to have idly regularly is omission (7) ELISION {NOIS{IdLy}E<=}
16 Wind perhaps set in too soon (8) EASTERLY {EA{SET*}RLY}
17 Penny on fish, not on song (5) PSALM {P}{SALMon}
18 How chickens grasp? (6) CLUTCH [DD]
20 Cricket side on a controversy - disheartened by what they inherited (6) LEGACY {LEG}{A}{Co...rY}
22 Hey! Rum cocktail is watery (6) RHEUMY*
24 One chooses to suppress the report (4) ECHO [T]

Reference List
Long = L, Base = E, Student = L, Small = S, Point = W(west), Penny = P

15 comments:

  1. Though majority of clues , today , made me suffer brain fogging, i am happy that for the rest, my annos passed the muster..

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  2. 27A. I liked it for its wording and pithiness

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  3. 6A miaul - caterwaul
    Attack- maul
    1 in the middle
    M(i)aul

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  4. First top left quarter, I could complete only all nighter. I knew, 1D was Canberra, but could not get anno. Just visited the blog. Perhaps, itself being used as "can be" is a clever one.
    Quite tough one today.
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  5. Its a matter of couple of days, incognito makes a re- apoearance, unless he has something up his sleeve to make me "cry"ptic

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  6. * appearance. Typo regretted

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  7. LV met Champ Ramki at his residence. Few photographs are in the THCC Blog at the following link

    When LV met Ramki

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    1. Thanks for posting the pics sir ๐Ÿ™‚

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    2. Where there is Ramki, there are bound to be Trophies!
      Thank you LV & Col.

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    3. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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    4. @Paddy sir Remaining trophies in another showcase ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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    5. เคฐाเคฎเค•ी เคœीเคค!

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  8. Tough but finished. Could not parse CANBERRA, becos thought perhaps is can instead of can be.
    My Cod - DISCARD, LEGACY.
    Thanx Arden.

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