Tuesday, 9 May 2017

No 12002, Tuesday 09 May 2017, xChequer


ACROSS
7   One out of several, briefly, and singular, primarily (3,3) ODD MAN {ODD} {MANy}
8   Egoists frantic to be given love? That's life (2,2,4) SO IT GOES {O} in {EGOISTS}*
9   Instructive, splendid act, iconic gathering (8) DIDACTIC [T]
10 Peeps and runs between counters (6) CHIRPS {CHI{R}PS}
11 Addicts in emergency room aboard American ship (5) USERS {US{ER}S}
12 Partisan, a Parisian above board? (6) UNFAIR {UN}{FAIR}
14 Out to lunch? One pint's common, second dicey (3,6,6) NON COMPOS MENTIS {ONE+PINTS+COMMON+S}*  Not a fair clue to my mind. Some indication should have been given that it is a Latin phrase, as 'Out to lunch' itself is not a common usage for 'crazy'.
17 Fall back on drink to deliver simple speech (6) PIDGIN {DIP<=}{GIN}
18 Intently focused on bonding group of whales perhaps (5) PORED {PO{RE}D}
22 Occasionally nice to break into laughter for leader (6) HONCHO {NiCe} in {HO HO}
23 Left aside, too cut off (8) ISOLATED {L+ASIDE+TOo}* &lit
24 Dirty woman rants, let loose (8) SLATTERN*
25 Strip the fat partners, preventing escape (6) FLENSE {FLE{NS}E}

DOWN
1   Bill job in profession (9) ADMISSION {AD}{MISSION}
2   Weaken in minutes between 1 and 2 (6) IMPAIR {1}{M}{PAIR}
3   Round figures called lumps of tissue? (5) KNOTS [DD] (Correction (~noughts) - See comments)
4   Deny record, mail hacked (8) DISCLAIM {DISC}{MAIL*}
5   Resistance for current in sparking rectifier (8) IGNITRON IGNIT(-i+r)RON
6   Go missing at draw (5) TEMPT atTEMPT
8   Back at work, homeworking permitted — one shows alternate medical finding (6,7) SECOND OPINION {SECOND} {OP}{IN}{1}{ON}
13 Smart student exiting without travel permit? Quite the contrary, the other way round (4,5) VICE VERSA {ClEVER} in {VISA}
15 Around time of leaving university, want room (8) CAPACITY {CA}{PAuCITY}
16 Any modem configured to be ready for contingencies (3,5) MAD MONEY* New term for me
19 Discourses from old judges (6) ORATES {O}{RATES}
20 Loafs around with young ones (5) FOALS*
21 Tips as a courtesy from the top? (5) DOFFS [CD]

GRID

59 comments:

  1. Wishing Colonel Gopinath and Gita ma'am a very Happy Anniversary

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    1. Thank you Kishore. We too wish Gita and you the same

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  2. Happy Wedding Anniversary, Colonel Sir! 😊

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  3. Happy Wedding Anniversary, Kishore! 😊

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  4. Coupled couples- Happy Anniversary to both of them. Many Happy returns of the days, nay, years!

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  5. Happy Anniversary to Col and Kishore!

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  6. 18A- Is 'ON" part of def.? I thought it gives 'RE'.

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    1. You are right. I have corrected it now

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  7. Online edition is yet to show the grid.

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  8. Happy wedding anniversary to Col and better half. Happy wedding anniversary also to Kishore & Mrs Kishore

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  9. Happy Wedding anniversaries to Col & Kishore..the day when you both can say..mein Gita par haat rak khar kasam khata hoon..

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    1. Thanks, Vasant. We can only follow what Gita says

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  10. Many more happy returns to Col and Kishore!

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  11. Liked 2d and 13d. Could not get DOFFS and FLENSE

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  12. Round figures called lumps of tissue? (5) KNOTS [DD]
    I think this is a homophone clue.
    Round figures - noughts or zeroes
    called - HP ind
    lumps of tissue? - KNOTS

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  13. Happy anniversary to Depak, Kishore and the Gita's

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  14. It appears that only one person knows how to upload CWs into the interactive version and he uploads them as and when he comes on duty in his shift.

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    1. Such a big organisation depends on one man?!

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    2. Esoteric proprietary information ?

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    3. I see no other reason as to why it cannot appear on time like all the other items/columns in the paper

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  15. The following link is inetetresting. It seems to be reading the material from the e-paper and publishing it, because the crossword also appears in it

    https://www.pressreader.com/india/the-hindu/textview

    Keep scrolling the pages and you will get the CW, only thing is I do not know when they publish it.

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    1. Their home page mentions that they have 6000+ publications from 120+ countries in 60+ languages

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  16. Happy Wedding Anniversary to Deepak and Kishore and their significant other two respectively !!
    May we know how many years of tolerance, love and affection of each other ? I wish many more years of the same. God bless the happy Dampathies with empathy for each other !

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    1. Thanks. People who hark on intolerance can learn from marriage, as you note. Dam the pathi.. sorry for spelling mistake 😀

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    2. Geet that Geeta(s) ?

      I could do yesterday's Scintillator's today and hopefully check for Exchequer's today ?

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  17. Happy anniversary Col and Kishore!

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  18. Many happy returns of the Day to the two brilliant couples!

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  19. Interactive version uploaded at 4:19 PM today also

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    1. Thanks, Col. I found Exchequer quite imaginative, with a new word, FLENSE, which I have never come across;maybe, because I'm a Veg ?

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  20. Nice puzzle. 11A - S fr ship OK? 3D - I think nought is pronounced as note?

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    1. USS is standard abbreviation for American Ship

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