Tuesday, 23 May 2017

No 12014, Tuesday 23 May 2017, Gridman


ACROSS
1   Details of Section One, curiously secular without a bit of eccentricity (11) PARTICULARS {PART}{1}{SeCULAR*}
9   Jealous Veni runs off with a bit of overture to America (7) ENVIOUS {VENI*}{Ov...e}{US}
10 Artwork by army officer and student taking a long time (7) COLLAGE {COL}{L}{AGE}
11 Small, principally clean, green turf (5) SCRAW {S}{Cl..n}{RAW}
12 A sense to hold a list that is similar (9) ANALOGOUS {A}{N{A}{LOG}OUS}
13 One who cuts hard utensil (5) HEWER {H}{EWER}
15 US magazine's female utters falsehoods: things move on all too quickly (4,5) TIME FLIES {TIME} {F}{LIES}
18 Toils with beer ingredient in factories (9) WORKSHOPS {WORKS}{HOPS}
21 Time Tamil leader acquires love for Muse of poetry (5) ERATO {ERA}{Ta..l}{O}
22 Brute's correct: change direction (4,5) BEAR RIGHT {BEAR} {RIGHT}
24 See fools dropping small receptacles (5) VASES {V}{ASsES}
26 On the outskirts of Pondy, a hint is dropped by fraternal order (7) PYTHIAN {PondY}{A+HINT}*
27 Shakespeare character, learning new, backs a wizard (7) LORENZO {LORE}{N}{OZ<=}
28 Same G-string whacked in an activity by group of criminals (11) GANGSTERISM*

DOWN
1   Draw attention to who's turning up at screening for journalists (5,4) PRESS SHOW {PRESS} {WHOS}*
2   Dog that won't 'stay' in one place? (5) ROVER [DD]
3   Boy's ungrammatical declaration that he is employed in foundry (9) IRONWORKS {I RON WORKS}
4   Just beginning in high position is an arrogant person (7) UPSTART {UP}{START}
5   A small measure by mail dispensation gets high praise (7) ACCLAIM {A}{CC}{MAIL*}
6   Vassal vocalised some spirited attack (5) SALVO [T]
7   Army officer, nearly old, gets one account up for ornamental pottery (8) MAJOLICA {MAJ}{OLd}{1}{AC<=}
8   Professional charges brought up by offerers regularly (4) FEES {oFfErErS}
14 Wry and apart, form into a gang of raiders (3,5) WAR PARTY*
16 Do poets give these lines for nothing? (4,5) FREE VERSE [CD]
17 Blizzardsmall at present, most likely to acquire a bit of rage (9) SNOWSTORM {S}{NOW}{STO{Rage}M*}
19 Newspaper's operative set of principles (7) ORGANON {ORGAN}{ON}
20 Does not allow it to be taken to trial benches (7) SETTLES [CD]
22 Indian father from Colaba punished (4) BAPU [T]
23 Regretting presence of ultra in circle (5) RUING {R{U}ING}
25 Indian language not hard but soft for ancient people (5) SINDI (-h+s)SINDI


27 comments:

  1. Thank you GM, the solving went like 16DN.

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  2. KKR:Maybe flowed like a free verse & was over like a snow storm before you could say Gridman

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    1. You are right, Vasant. This crossie I completed in quick time. I think it was 00.45 your time.

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    2. Imagine doing a CW past midnight! It is like playing cricket in India!!

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  3. I agree. Thoroughly enjoyed solving it.

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  4. Thank you for remember the Father of the Nation. He is slowly being (or already?) forgotten.

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    1. I dont think he will ever be forgotten..his teachings,principles, etc. shall continue to inspire generations.
      Remembered the title of the chapter of his assasination in the seminal work " Freedom at Midnight"- The second crucifixtion-which sums up his status as someone akin to Christ

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  5. Very enjoyable crossword. Thank you Gridman. I've been quite erratic in attending to the Hindu crosswords, but I do enjoy the time I spend on them!

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  6. Felt today's crossie was a challenging one, at least for me!
    BTW
    26 On the outskirts of Pondy, a hint is dropped by fraternal order (7) PYTHIAN {PondY}{A+HINT}*
    "is dropped" an anind?

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    1. That makes two of us , MB. Very strangely, I find it hard going , especially PYTHIAN. New one for me. Another new one was, DRAGANON and yet another new one was SCRAW. MAJOLICA is unusual again. SINDI without an H is a new one for me. I had a Sind (h)i gf whom I dated long ago before I met my true love. WAR PARTY reminds me of the current CBI, marauders into the opposition territory. All in all, goes to prove that in cryptic crossies, one is humbled by the knowledge that one knows it all ! Its a vast galaxy where one gets to discover new stars and planets.

      I wonder, how Vasant and KKR found this to be a FREE VERSE. Thanks you Gridman .

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    2. Read arrogance in place of knowledge

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    3. MB: Is dropped an anind? Yes

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  7. 27A Actually Oz is not a wizard (do you mean Bhavan?).Oz is the place the wizard came from. Should there be something else in the clue?

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    1. I think you have a point. Seems to have escaped attention.

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    2. Not because of lack of research but perhaps a misinterpretation of what I looked up.

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  8. 1 across PARTICULARS is a wonderfully crafted clue, CV. Your creative juices are in full mobility despite your frail physical health. God bless you with a long life.

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  9. Lost another piece of my wisdom today!

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    1. Less toothy?
      I am sure enough is left to win more awards!

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    2. Looks like you have some wisdom left. I think I have lost all of it.

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    3. The better half, I presume

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  10. 1D Press=draw attention? How?
    3D Don't get it.... Whats the ungrammatical declaration? I work? How does RON fit in?
    20D 'It' should be case, right?
    25D Soft is P or S or both?

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  11. 25D- Hindi-H(ard)+S(oft). P- Piano- soft does not apply here.
    3D- I, boy(Ron) works- work would be grammatical and works is ungrammatical.
    20D- Yes, 'It' has to be case.

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  12. Very interesting and challengìng puzzle.Thank you Gridman

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