Monday, 13 March 2017

No 11953, Monday 13 Mar 2017, Sunnet


HAPPY HOLI

ACROSS
1   Pass forty five minutes in shade (6) COLOUR {COL}(hOUR) 45 Min = 3/4 hour
4   Remains in pain by hiding (8) STASHING {ST{ASH}ING}
10 Invaded and almost disrupted a summit (5,4) NANDA DEVI {INVADED+ANd}*
11 Expel upright Juliet in place of Romeo (5) EJECT E(-r+j)JECT
12 State to use blue colour (5) AZURE (~ as ??) (Addendum - {AZ}{URE} - See comments)
13 Lad took debt payment to officer; (9) SEMICOLON {S{EMI}{COL}ON}
14 Cool drink I had is weak (7) INSIPID {IN}{SIP}{I'D}
16 Occasion to burn some hay with oil (4) HOLI {Hay + OIL}*
19 The heat gets to those that are late here? (4) PYRE [CD]
21 College's a bird tank (7) CISTERN {C}{IS}{TERN}
24 Friend carried article to Queen inside a covered litter (9) PALANQUIN {PAL}{AN}{QU}{IN}
25 Attenuate note in conflict (5) WATER {WA{TE}R}
26 Prelude of Saint Rose (5) INTRO [T]
27 Shattered woman inside was no longer at a loss (5,4) BROKE EVEN {BROKE {EVE}N}
28 Wail in midnight hail (8) GREETING {GREET}{IN}{niGht}
29 South African corn that is spread at the beginning (6) MEALIE {MEAL}{IE}

DOWN
1   Able to catch one's blow (8) CANNABIS {CAN}{NAB}{1'S}
2   Flag & sail hung out (8) LANGUISH*
3   University's scholarly tradition (5) USAGE {U}{SAGE}
5   President grabs setter's hand in jubilation (7) TRIUMPH {TR{I}UMP}{H}
6   Staunch cavities, some of which are produced in bone marrows (4,5) STEM CELLS {STEM} {CELLS}
7   Standards of individual contracts (6) IDEALS {1}{DEALS}
8   Confining team to hold it up (6) GATING {GA{IT<=}NG}
9   Flirted with sedate cast (6) TEASED*
15 Spending money to put Yoga in schooling (6,3) PAYING OUT*
17 Celebration of last five generations (8) FESTIVAL*
18 Transport portal (8) ENTRANCE [DD]
20 Old primitive bar from area outside city limits (7) EXURBAN {EX}{UR}{BAN}
21 Am unable to, John! (6) CANNOT {CAN}{NOT} Semi&lit
22 Recoil well (6) SPRING [DD]
23 Revolutionary without party dress (6) CLOTHE {C{LOT}HE}
25 Vocal damage is in which place? (5) WHERE (~wear)

GRID

28 comments:

  1. Thanks Sunnet and Deepak.
    Happy Holi!!!

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  2. ; - Shortest defn.? (Of course apart from.)

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  3. How is cannabis connected to the theme?

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    1. I know that part. But does it go with Holi?

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    2. Of course..rang ka bhang ho chaka chak phir lo paan chaba

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    3. Bhang is an integral part of Holi celebrations..community celebration has a huge pot of milk mixed with bhang, Kesar, illaichi...partaking sweet after bhang increases the kick..

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    4. Paddy haven't you seen the Hindi movie Silsila?

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    5. Correction:Bhang ka rang ho chaka chak

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    6. Thank you Vasant & Col. Vasant is the master of Bollywood and i am at the
      bottom of the learning curve?

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  4. I have TEASED out another theme word!

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  5. Happy Holi!
    Thanks Sunnet for a colourful spread of Holi treats

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  6. I had not known that ure = use
    But now i see how we get 'inured'.

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  7. TRIUMPH also a theme word? (Holi represents the victory of good over evil)
    Happy Holi everyone!

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  8. Wish all a very Happy Holi!

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  9. The jokes doing the social circles this Holi..Keshto Mukherjee saying..Save water, Drink neat..Happy Holi

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    1. it is called 'thanni' over here!

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  10. Vasant
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    r A very simple and elegantly worded themed surprise sprung on us during this Vasant season by Springer. A pity that I couldn't participate actively as I was jet-lagged upon arrival in Bombay after a 15 hrs long haul flight , non-stop from NY. Very colourfully decked up grid on Holi day today. Enjoyed doing this immensely.

    Did the ones of Saturday & Monday too.Enjoyed them too.

    Happy Holi to ye-all !

    camp Bombay

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  11. Welcome back, Raju. Yes, we missed you too during the last few days.

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  12. Raju, Welcome back! You made a colourful landing today

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  13. Thanks every one for your feedback.

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