Monday, 17 April 2017

No 11983, Monday 17 Apr 2017, Spinner


ACROSS
1   One who fires arm alertly in rioting (12) ARTILLERYMAN*
10 Amplifier takes in unprocessed sound initially, giving processed sound (5) MUSIC {M{Un...d}{So,,d}IC}
11 Confession/Announcement — Young lady with Spinner's happening! (9) ADMISSION {AD}{MISS}{I}{ON}
12 Walk slowly on wood (6) LUMBER [DD]
13 Royal heir's corporation covered by media (8) PRINCESS {PR{INC}ESS}
15 Traditional girl caught between changing Indian culture and long-established roots (9) CLASSICAL {LASS} in {Ch...g}{In...n}{Cu...e}{And}{Long}
16 Revolutionary America is anxious to overcome eastern territory (4) ASIA [T<=]
20 Rebel leader very upset with governance, ultimately revolted (4) ROSE {Re..l}{SO<=}{g...cE}
21 Chisellers making small bowl engraved with large hills (9) SCULPTORS {S}{CU{L}P}{TORS}
24 Release writer caught between sides by mistake (8) DISPENSE {DIS{PEN}SE*}
26 Two units of Nitrogen flushed through gas pipe (6) FUNNEL {FU{NN}EL}
28 Friend touring in Monaco gains some pounds (9) COMPANION {Po...s} in {MONACO+IN}* 
29 Ages with poise, reportedly (5) GREYS (~grace)
30 Aren't Germans made for orchestration? (12) ARRANGEMENTS*

DOWN
2   Looks like royal company's a Knight short! (9) RESEMBLES {R}{EnSEMBLES}
3   India cares about energy expansion (8) INCREASE {IN}{CARES*}{E}
4   Do nothing, being extremely lazy fool (4) LOAF {Lazy}{OAF}
5   Sensational reel unfolds, featuring maiden, ship & sailor (10) REMARKABLE {RE{M}{ARK}{AB}LE*}
6   Thinking without using head? Funny! (6) MUSING aMUSING
7   Interference is getting in the way of one broadcast (5) NOISE {NO{IS}E*}
8   Section of prism allows light (5) SMALL [T]
9   University's decorated alumnus has no money? That's strange! (7) UNUSUAL {U}{ALUmNUS}*
14 Spinner's nous is fantastic in debate (10) DISCUSSION {DISC}{NOUS+IS}*
17 Hardest cryptic set at the end of sequence, with setter showing no love (9) STRONGEST {STR(-i+o)ONG}{SET*} 'No love'? See comments
18 Anticipate direct runs after a bit of passing (7) PREDICT {Pa...g}{DIRECT}*
19 Toil and bust guts to overcome setter finally, getting unbounded joy (8) STRUGGLE {ST{s...eR}UG*}{LovE} (Correction - {ST{s...eR}UG*}{GLEe} - See comments)
22 Fix up extremely reconcilable couple (6) REPAIR {Re...lE}{PAIR}
23 Slab collapses, primarily triggered by explosion (5) BLAST {SLAB}*{Tr...d}
25 Country's savoury dish short of a pinch of salt (5) SAMOA SAMOsA
27 Stick needle partially into joint (4) KNEE [T]

GRID

22 comments:

  1. Spinner reminding us about the Samosa about which we have not heard for a long time

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    1. Gayatri's delicious savoury (6)

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  2. Yes, had samosa of a different kind. Enjoyable as ever from Spinner. His spin today contains many variations, some which were well disguised.
    17D- "Setter showing no love" leads to O replacing I?

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    1. Thanks Paddy ji. 17D is an oversight on my part - The final draft of the clue read -
      Hardest cryptic set at the end of sequence, without setter showing love (9).
      I think I sent in an older version.

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    2. Thank you for the clarification, Srivathsan.

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  3. Setter himself has an 'admission' that it is 'classical','remarkable','strongest', well 'scupt'ed, and we may have to 'struggle', do some 'repair' here and there and in general have a blast.
    Thank you.

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  4. I had 19 D {ST{setteR}UG*}{gLEe}

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    1. Yes, unbounded leads to deletion of ends.

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    2. Unbounded can also mean without bounds or without ends

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    3. Yes, Sir. In addition to that one of the meanings given in Freedic is...
      Free, unattached etc. Maybe here unattached looks ok to delete the last letter in Glee?!

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    4. I intended it the way MB has parsed it. GLEE for joy, with unbounded indicating the end be removed.

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  5. It was bit of a 19Dn in SE corner otherwise had an enjoyable and smooth ride. Nice fare to start the week with samosas! Thank you, Spinner.

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  6. Well spun, Spinner ! Liked 29 across immensely. Beautiful and graceful and elegant as an ageing lady !Most of the answers fell pat automatically and then correctly parsed.

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  7. Lovely off spinners, a few doosras, arm ball et al..loved the whole some offering..Thanks Spinner

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  8. Is Spinner telling us something in 11a? ;)

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    1. Trust Incognito to read messages in clues!!
      Only Spinner can confirm
      (though the message is not as overt as Cryptonyte's proposal)

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    2. If so, let us wish him the the Best of Luck!

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    3. Fiction is my favourite genre.

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    4. But, fact, my friend, is stranger than fiction many times

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