Friday, 20 January 2023

No 13767, Friday 20 Jan 2023, Afterdark

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ACROSS
9   Known approach to get result (7) OUTCOME {OUT}{COME}
10 Crown's guaranteed with liberty (7) LEISURE {LEI}{SURE}
11 The French are in range in craft (7) SLEIGHT {S{LE}IGHT}
12 Guy allowed to cross Middle-Eastern shelter (7) MANTLET {MAN}{easTern}{LET}
13 Staying power to end having lost latitude in nuclear explosion (9) ENDURANCE {END}{NUClEAR*}
15 Nothing for one blemish of a film, say (5) SPOOL SPO(-i+o)OL
16 Horridly done, legally dumping first lover (7) AWFULLY lAWFULLY
19 If female is sacked, worthlessness can be converted as advantage (7) UTILITY fUTILITY
20 Mostly uniform colour everywhere (5) KHAKI [DD]
21 Surveillance needs sixth sense, time to cross one working (9) ESPIONAGE {ESP}{AGE} over {1}{ON}
25 Relaxed with you at the end, in new lodge building (7) LOUNGED {yoU} in {N+LODGE}*
26 Leading Tamil star's goal is to move one ahead creating huge waves (7) TSUNAMI {Ta..l}{SUN}{A(-i)M(+i)I}
28 Brie processed by Scotsman? No some ancient people (7) IBERIAN {BRIE*}{IAN}
29 Active goon slyly stealing article (2,3,2) ON THE GO {GOON}* over {THE}

DOWN
1   Top frigate, close to crash the front deck of the ship (6) FOCSLE {Fr...e}{CLOSE*}
2   Escort at the end after man leaves (6) ATTEND {AT}{The}{END}
3   Paying guest is working inside with perfume (4) PONG {P{ON}G}
4   Elementary particle bounced losing a circle. Neutrino primarily (6) LEPTON {LEaPT}{O}{Ne...o}
5   Torch fuel empty on morning, getting escort (8) FLAMBEAU {FueL}{AM}{BEAU}
6   Son aims to remove walls of lipid, reconstruct quietly (10) PIANISSIMO {SON+AIMS+lIPId}*
7   Masses in RNA producer that miraculously uncoil around middle of cell in reverse (8) NUCLEOLI {UNCOIL}* over {cELl<=}
8   People count in the mind (8) MENTALLY {MEN}{TALLY}
14 Wrap in gold plate at the tips at home and its used for making chapati (7,3) ROLLING PIN {ROLL}{IN}{Gold}{Pl..e}{IN}
16 Dial Ola to pick up Kaufman first to develop organic compounds (8) ALKALOID {DIAL+OLA+Ka...n}*
17 Presented after due? Rubbish (8) FEATURED*
18 Youth leader releases woman from holding and abandoning (8) YIELDING {Yo..h}{wIELDING}
22 Snake language (6) PYTHON [DD]
23 Surprised at morning to receive Arizona journalist (6) AMAZED {AM}{AZ}{ED}
24 Media guy on limitless steroids and is reeling (6) EDITOR sTEROIDs*
27 By one/two as I picked up (4) UNTO {UN}{(~two)TO}

Reference List
The in French = LE, Latitude = L, Female = F, Sixth sense = ESP, New = N, Paying guest = PG, Woman = W, Journalist = ED


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    1. 24D. Editor= Media guy
      Limitless sterriods is teroid with both starting and ending s going,
      Reeling is anagrind of Teriod= Editor

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  2. 19A. Utility= Advantage
    Worthlessness= Futility
    Female is sacked , F goes, utility remains

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  3. 29A. On the go= active.
    Article= The
    Goon + the
    Slyly suggesting an angram.

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  4. 22D Python= snake , language
    (Aside:Trying to learn python language to engage sessions in data analytics)

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  6. 23D. Amazed= Surprised
    At= A
    Morning= M
    Arizona state in US= AZ
    Journalist= ed(itor)

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  8. Colonel saab, didn't put all of them st one place. Kindly overlook...😁

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  9. 21a Espionage sixth sense ESP Time AGE
    One-I working is on

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  10. 23d- Amazed- morning AM,Arizona AZ, journalist ED- surprised is Amazed.

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  11. 25a Lounged from New LODGE and u from yoU
    18d Yielding from wielding -w+y

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  12. 14.awrap...roll
    In...in
    Gold...g
    Plate...p
    At home...in
    Rolling pin

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  13. 12A - mantlet - shelter
    Man - gut
    Allowed - let
    Cross middle easTern - T
    Man(t)let

    13A - endurance - staying power
    End+(nuc(-l)ear)*

    14A - spool - film
    Spo(-1)(+o)l

    1D - focsle - front deck of ship
    (F)+(close)*

    8D - mentally - in the mind
    Men - people
    Tally- count

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  15. I have a doubt about 16D clue. Why 'Compounds' at the end of the clue, when the solution points to a singular- Alkaloid?

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    1. The group of compounds is alkaloid vs multiple compounds are ref as alkaloids.

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    2. Maybe technically correct. But I still feel the plural could easily have been avoided.

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  16. 9.a known..out
    Approach...come
    Result...outcome

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  17. 5Dn FLAMBEAU – {F(-ue)L{AM}}{BEAU}

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  18. 26ac TSUNAMI - huge waves
    Leading Tamil - t
    Star- sun
    goal - aim
    move one ahead - aim to ami
    {t}{sun}{ami}

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  19. 23D - (AM)(AZ)(ED)
    Surprised - Def.
    morning - AM
    Arizona - AZ
    journalist - ED

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  20. 16ac AWFULLY: horridly done
    Legally: LAWFULLY - L( first lover) gives
    AWFULLY

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  21. 4d LEPTON: elementary particle
    LEPT : LEAPT- A( losing a) O( circle) N(neutrino, primarily)

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  22. 17.d after due*
    Featured...presented

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  23. 28 A, solution is IBERIAN
    Brie processed = iber
    Scotsman = ian

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  24. 20A , mostly uniform colour = khaki DD

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  25. 25A, relaxed = lounged
    N(ew)lodgeU*
    Building, anagrind

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  26. 3D-pong -smell; PG- paying Guest; Working -on; P(on)G

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  27. I think pong means unpleasant smell and not perfume

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    1. One mans perfume is anothers pong!

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    2. Interesting aside-
      In Tamil Natram is perfume and Dhur natram (bad natram) is foul smelling. But in colloquial usage when we say natram we mean bad smell!

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    3. Perfume Afterdark is Pong?!

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  28. 7D, solution= NUCLEOLI
    Middle of cell in reverse = le
    Nuc(le)oli

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  29. Miraculously uncool is nucoli

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  30. 11A, craft is definition = sleight,
    In range = sight
    French = le

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  31. Yet to be solved
    Across - 10
    Down - 2, 6, 27

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  32. 19A: advantage=utility
    worthlessness is futility with female(f) gone becomes utility
    24D: media guy= editor
    Limitless steroid is teroid, reeling is for jumble
    With regards,
    Sathia

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  33. 10A: liberty= leisure
    Crown is lei
    Guaranteed is sure
    Hence, lei+sure
    Sathia

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  34. 2d attend at the end man leave so at t(he) end

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  35. 6d son aims (l)ipi(d) [remove walls] pianissimo =quietly

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  36. in place of 2D already solved.
    6D PIANISSIMO = quietly ;{ SON+AIMS + LIPID - (LI)}*

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  37. 6D: quietly= pianissimo
    Remove walls of lipid is ipi
    Jumble with (son aims)
    Hence, pianissimo.
    Sathia

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  38. #3D I have a doubt; how Perfume and pong with opposite meanings fit as clue and answer?

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  39. 13.ac. endurance, end + nuclear without. L
    20.ac. khaki (DD)
    22.dn .python computer language and snake
    24.dn. editor steroids without limits s, s
    23.dn. amazed am- morning, az- arizona, ed- journalist

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  40. 27D: by= unto
    One is un in french
    To sounds two ( as I picked up)
    Sathia

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    1. there is no mentioned about language (French) in clue. I am confused.

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    2. One= un( synonyms)
      Two= To ( HP).
      Where is the HP indicator? Here it is, picked up = heard So, two is heard as to. Therefore, unto.

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    3. You @gemini is right@prasanna Rao your query is also right.
      It is aways as heard (as I picked up)
      One as un, two as to
      Hence, by=unto
      Sathia

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    4. HP indicator I got it. (to/two/2) Thanks for the response

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  41. I came late (after 11:40am). Hence, was rushing answering, without even remembering "that only one answer after 11am" for regular. Sorry!
    Sathia

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  42. Top left corner tough one for me. Learnt a few new words..Focsle, Pianissimo, Pong. Thanks Afterdark.

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  43. 26A- Aim becoming Ami is one moving ahead as per the clue. Is at ahead or behind?

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  44. We are writing from left to right - not like Arabic.

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    1. When you move ahead you go forward in the direction you are already moving.

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  45. Not convinced. We write it later. If that is the convention, I have to accept it.

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  46. Nice grid. Easier than last 2 days. Finished in 20 mins.
    Awfully, utility - interesting.
    @ prasad - 13ac - end in clue for endurance is correct?

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    1. Your doubt about end in 13A is not clear. I don't see anything wrong there

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    2. Sorry, was caught up on personal matter.

      As Col said technically nothing wrong.
      Art wise, would have been better if avoided in this case. End does give away the answer before rest of clue is read.
      It's not that well hidden unlike
      "At the end".
      But then art of anything is subjective.

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