Wednesday, 1 July 2015

No 11435, Wednesday 01 Jul 2015, Arden


ACROSS
1   Half pound hail stone (6) PUMICE {PUMmel}{ICE}
4   Fate also played truant recently (2,2,4) AS OF LATE*
9   Attractive boy's out — it's tempting (6) LURING alLURING
10 He provides top cover as prospector gets sick (8) MILLINER {M{ILL}INER}
12 Engaged? Go in and send freely (6,2) SIGNED ON {GO+IN+SEND}*
13 Mercury perhaps gives surface temperature (6) PLANET {PLANE}{T}
15 Considering no hospital in Delhi will be dressing down... (12) DELIBERATING {DELhI}{BERATING}
18 ...here it's about workers’ apprehension (12) PRESENTIMENT {PRESENT}{I{MEN}T}
21 Drug one had after work (6) OPIATE {OP}{1}{ATE}
22 With a fiddle boy broke the law (8) VIOLATED {VIOLA}{TED}
24 Show record drop (8) DISCLOSE {DISC}{LOSE}
25 One doing assembly in shade (6) INDIGO {1}{DOING}*
26 Starts changing — you need only certain focus (8) CYNOSURE {Ch...g}{You}{Need}{Only}{SURE}
27 Applications in America over the years (6) USAGES {US}{AGES}

DOWN
1   Fence — one’s blue inside, white outside (8) PALISADE {PAL{1}{SAD}E}
2   Short girl or a flower (8) MARIGOLD {MARy}{GOLD} (Addendum - {MARIe}{GOLD} - See comments}
3   Classic run and hide — makes least difference (10,5) CANTERBURY TALES {CANTER}{BURY} {LEAST}*
5   Initially served whiskey in glass, one takes it from bottle (4) SWIG Acrostic
6   Time wasted in talk, used force instead — as two countries had interest in this place (8,7) FALKLAND ISLANDS {(-t+f)FALK}{LAND {I}S}{LANDS} Semi &lit
7   It accompanies a prayer without name, providing cover (6) AWNING {A}{W{N}ING}
8   Heart rate varies — ignoring the list of mistakes (6) ERRATA {heARt+RATE}*
11 Feed chopped up in hours (7) NOURISH*
14 Clients form a pattern (7) STENCIL*
16 Support it — it's part of early growth (8) TEETHING {TEE}{THING} My COD
17 Painstaking movie maker, American (8) STUDIOUS {STUDIO}{US}
19 Fifty per cent average in North Carolina is Scandinavian, maybe (6) NORDIC {ORDInary} in {NC}
20 Gets set for the odd gossip amid all the noise (4,2) DIGS IN {DI{GoSsIp}N}
23 It upsets a ruler, somewhat (4) TSAR [T] Definition in the middle and also forms part of the fodder

Reference List

Boy = AL; TED, Temperature = T, Hospital = H, Work = OP, Gold = OR, Time = T, Force = F, Interest = I, Name = N, Support = TEE

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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

No 11434, Tuesday 30 Jun 2015, Arden


ACROSS
1   Regular bike, energy replenished by internal combustion (6) CYCLIC CYCL(-e+ic)IC
4   Bone setter takes a blind turn (8) MANDIBLE {A+BLIND}* in ME
10 Attacking — smart to go behind sleeper (9) MOLESTING {MOLE}{STING}
11 About to lift seed (5) CAROB {CA}{ROB}
12 Counselled endlessly about eye (7) OCELLUS COUnSELLed*
13 Veto fully in order (7) NULLIFY*
14 Take out midway in language (5) ERASE {ER{wAy}SE}
15 General for a cut back in lighting (8) NAPOLEON {N{A}{POL<=}EON}
18 Stretch regularly — it boosts building activity (8) TECTONIC {sTrEtCh}{TONIC}
20 Bear with wife daily (5) WHELP {W}{HELP}
23 Being serious, one will show displeasure (7) GRIMACE {GRIM}{ACE}
25 Old animal rejected by Herb (7) OREGANO {O}{REGANO<=}
26 A minor thing to allow a point (5) NORTH [T]
27 Recurring theme of self-determination resolved after Andersen left (9) LEITMOTIF* sELF-deTerMInaTIOn*
28 Simon had organised lecture (8) ADMONISH*
29 Accustomed to be denied justice when wounded (6) INURED INjURED

DOWN
1   A setter wearing jacket arrived (4,4) CAME OVER  {C{A}{ME} OVER}
2   Burn the top off, over time in a volcanic depression (7) CALDERA {sCALD}{ERA}
3   Penniless this month — introducing novel characters (9) INSOLVENT {INS{NOVEL*}T}
5   Heart ache in Singaporecan it be treated? (6,8) ANGINA PECTORIS*
6   Of Noble birth, head of clan is doubly covered (5) DUCAL {DU{Clan}AL}
7   Something to eat — one to follow a drill (7) BURRITO {BURR}{1}{TO}
8   Original human, more by evolution (6) EMBRYO*
9   Pricks make you go numb (4,3,7) PINS AND NEEDLES [C&DD]
16 Ordered wrong meal — sound like ox tongue? (3,6) LOW GERMAN*
17 Made fun about a name, got everything one needed (8) SPOONFED {SPOO{N}FED}
19 Saying it's end of the line for farm animals (7) EPIGRAM {linE}{PIG}{RAM}
21 Player follows directions, he's doing his job (7) ENACTOR {E}{N}{ACTOR}
22 Rival political groups replace party leader by force in a country (6) UGANDA  {U(-p+g)GA}{NDA}
24 WhitewashEngland tried to avoid it, to some extent (5) ASHEN [T]

Reference list

Energy = E, Internal Cumbustion = IC, Setter = ME, About = CA, Wife = W, One = ACE, Old = O, Justice = J, Name = N, Directions = N;S;E;W, Force = Gravity = G,

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