Friday, 6 January 2023

No 13756, Friday 06 Jan 2023, Arden

Rangoli by Gowri

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ACROSS
1   Material damage started with original killer (8) MAROCAIN {MAR}{Or...l}{CAIN}
5   Tourist resort preserves, has nice exteriors (6) CANNES {CAN{NicE}S}
10 Fancy water park surrounding New Port (7) ANTWERP {A{N}TWER*}{P}
11 A bachelor party, men are after little Mary? (7) ABDOMEN {A}{B}{DO}{MEN}
12 Scale for mathematician - Lagrange finally went for arithmetic at first (5) RULER (-e+r}RULER
13 Warhorse has energy to dance in the carnival (5-4) RAREE-SHOW {WARHORSE+E}*
14 Opposed to explosive gas contain it (12) ANTAGONISTIC*
18 Spirits recover lost prestige (12) POLTERGEISTS*
21 Stopped the dog, followed later (9) CURTAILED {CUR}{TAILED}
23 Arrive before a child is admitted (5) REACH [T]
24 Holy city - there is no model construction set (7) MECCANO {MECCA}{NO} I had one of these as a kid. Probably that is what inspired me to be an engineer
25 One making claims to be religious (7) ISLAMIC {1}{CLAIMS*}
26 Hold light houses - extremely laborious (6) NELSON {NE{La...uS}ON}
27 Following a representation, first class review on a complaint (8) AGRAPHIA {A}{GRAPH}{A1<=}

DOWN
1   Nothing much, just a gallon saved (6) MEAGRE {ME{A}{G}RE}
2   Upset toy (6) RATTLE [DD]
3   Permit opening, not hard to capture King (9) CLEARANCE {Ch{LEAR}ANCE}
4   August almost gone, everyone inside gets eight pints (8,6) IMPERIAL GALLON {IMPERIAL}{G{ALL}ONe}
6   Drink over two days will spoil (5) ADDLE {A{DD}LE}
7   Extremely nifty - speed set out for attractive young women (8) NYMPHETS {NiftY}{MPH}{SET*}
8   Chains at sea limiting dead weight of submarine, perhaps (8) SANDWICH {CHAINS}* over {D}{W}
9   Wild marigoldfind it acceptable (4,2,8) FAIR TO MIDDLING*
15 Trainee without name-another name cut short, among other things (5,4) INTER ALIA {INTERn}{ALIAs}
16 Rodents raised in small cage, for example (8) SPECIMEN {S}{P{MICE<=}EN}
17 Forming a circle online, it's like back office work (8) CLERICAL {A+CIRCLE}*{L}
19 Heat of battle over four weeks? Not on! (6) WARMTH {WAR}{MonTH}
20 Drinks and dance (3-3) CHA-CHA {CHA}{CHA}
22 Call came for completely exposing the old mission in Texas (5) ALAMO {cALl}{cAMe}{fOr}

Reference List
New = N, Bachelor = B, Arithmetic = R, Energy = E, First class = A1, Gallon = G, Hard = H. King = LEAR, Day = D, Dead = D, Weight = W, Name = N, Small = S, Line = L


38 comments:

  1. 5A. CANNES= Tourist Resort
    Preserves= CANS
    Nice Exteriors= N,E
    Has is the container indicator
    CAN(NE)S

    2D. Rattle= upset, toy
    Its a DD.

    6D. ADDLE= spoil
    Two days=DD
    Drink= Ale
    Drink over is a container indicator
    A(DD)LE

    19D. HEAT= WARMTH
    Battle= WAR
    four weeks= MONTH- not on= MTH
    WAR+MTH

    25A. ISLAMIC= One making claims to be religious
    One= i
    I+ claims.( Making is anagrind)

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  3. Woke up to a drizzle, fog and chilly weather- enough to make it a lovely morning @Hyderabad

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  4. 1D - meagre - nothing much
    Mere - just
    AG - a gallon
    Me(ag)re

    14A - antagonistic - opposed
    (Gas contain it)*

    18A - poltergeists - spirits
    (Lost prestige)*

    23A - reach - arrive (T)

    21A - curtailed - stopped
    Cur - dog
    Tailed - followed
    Cur + tailed (later)


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  5. 1 A Answer : MAROCAIN = material
    Damage = MAR
    Started with Original = O
    Killer = CAIN
    MAROCAIN is the answer

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    1. Great solve. The "Cain" for "killer" stumped me :-)

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    2. @Padmanabhan, of course, the connection just did not click when it mattered :-)

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  6. 9d- FAIR TO MIDDLING = acceptable: anagram of "marigold find it"

    4d- IMPERIAL GALLON = 8 pints : August = imperial; Almost gon(e) with everyone (all) => G(all)on

    27a - A(GRAPH)(IA) = complaint (learning difficulty) : following 'A'; representation = graph; First Class => 1A

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  7. 11A: A + B (bachelor) + DO (party) + MEN = ABDOMEN = Little Mary
    13A: Anagram of "warhorse" & E (energy) = RAREE SHOW (which as per definition, is a form of entertainment, carried in a box. Not sure if it also means a carnival)
    24A: MECCA (holy city) + NO = MECCANO = model construction set
    25A: I (one) + anagram of "claims" = ISLAMIC = religious
    7D: NY (extremes of "nifty") + MPH (speed) + anagram of "set" = NYMPHETS = attractive young women

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  8. 12Ac RULER – {R(-eckoning)(-e)ULER}
    Euler: Mathematician loses E (Lagrange finally went) for R(eckoning) for arithmetic

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    1. Arithmetic pronounced as 'rithmetic. One of the 3 R's- Reading, wRiting, aRithmetic

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  9. 26 ac NELSON: hold( wrestling)
    Light: NEON
    Extremely laborious: LS
    NEON houses LS
    NE ( LS) ON

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  10. 22A-Alamo-old mission in Texas; C(al)l+C(am)e+F(o)r

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    1. Please explain what is the indication to choose middle letters'
      Also, it is 22D.

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    2. Completely exposing๐Ÿ˜‰

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    3. My bad. 22D. completely exposing is the indicator

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  11. 15 d INTER ALIA: among other things
    Trainee: internee - name: INTER
    Another name: alias -s: cut short: ALIA

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  12. 16d SPECIMEN - example
    Small - s
    Cage - pen
    Rodents - mice
    Raised - Reversal indicator
    {<=mice} in {spen}

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  13. 8 dn sandwich. dead weight- dw in chains*. Submarine sandwich

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  14. 3D: permit= clearance
    Opening is chance, not hard is without h,
    King is Lear
    Hence, c(Lear)ance
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  15. 10A Antwerp
    Definition: Port
    Park: P, New: N
    Fancy: Anagrind
    {Waterp}* around N

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  16. 10A ANTWERP (PORT) (WATER P)* (park) around N (new)

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  17. 3D CLEARANCE=permit
    opening = CHANCE
    not hard = remove H ( from CHANCE)
    king = LEAR.
    Capture = containment indicator.
    C(LEAR)(-h)ANCE

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  18. Alternate for 3D already answered.
    17D CLERICAL { (A)(CIRCLE)}* (L)= it is like back office work
    forming is anagind
    online is on line on L

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  19. Closing I think:
    20d Cha-Cha drink+drink/dance

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  20. 14.ac.antagonistic ( gas- contain it)- opposed
    18.ac. poltergeists ( lost prestige ) spirits
    25.ac. islamic ( claims) religious
    15.dn. inter alia : inter from trainee and alia alias ( another name)
    20dn: cha cha . cha is drink and cha cha is dance

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  21. Relook 25A. enu is 7 and claims is only 6.

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  22. Nice grid. Did not know MAROCAIN. new for me.

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