Wednesday, 24 May 2017

No 12015, Wednesday 24 May 2017, Gridman


ACROSS
1   All the dates clear and out! (8) CALENDAR*
6   Not all wizardry fetches wise men (4) MAGI MAGIc
9   Giving it a whirl is difficult (6) TRYING [DD]
10 Boisterous girl delayed taking the boy back (7) LADETTE {LA{TED<=}TE}
13 Turn very sad as it is caught in misfortune (9) ADVERSITY {IT} in {VERY+SAD}*
14 Fit to make extremely facile, witty comment (5) EQUIP {f...lE}{QUIP}
15 Partner doesn't begin mass meeting (4) ALLY rALLY
16 The head of a group who knows his score (10) BANDLEADER {BAND}{LEADER} &lit
19 Noble railway worker is a rural dweller (10) COUNTRYMAN {COUNT}{RY}{MAN}
21 Wait patiently with broken bathroom fixture (4) BIDE BIDEt
24 Second angel's instrument is raised in pitch (5) SHARP {S}{HARP}
25 A way with alien, I see, is to be uninterested (9) APATHETIC {A}{PATH}{ET}{IC}
26 Going on and on — without any purpose? (7) ENDLESS [E]
27 One hundred endlessly keen in super-cool period (3,3) ICE AGE {1}{C}{E AGEr}
28 Best parts of bikinis, for instance (4) TOPS [DD]
29 That woman — that woman — in empty pyramid is guide (8) SHEPHERD {SHE}{Pyr{HER}amiD}

DOWN
2   Coming of a regional head's competitor (7) ARRIVAL {A}{Re...l}{RIVAL}
3   Political refugee central in semi-grey (6) EMIGRE [T]
4   Like single, no uppity VIP (9) DIGNITARY {DIG}{uNITARY}
5   Right, friend. Get better! (5) RALLY {R}{ALLY}
7   Startle a Tamil leader fallen in well (7) ASTOUND {A}{S{Ta..l}OUND}
8   In reality, one saint leaves fairy in a state of possessing no practical knowledge (12) INEXPERIENCE {IN}{EXist{PERI}ENCE}
11 One who is careful about eating is somewhat tired around second meal (6) DIETER {TIRED}* around {mEal}
12 What remains to cover in financial statement (7,5) BALANCE SHEET {BALANCE} {SHEET}
17 Bring things into play (9) DRAMATISE [CD]
18 Fundamental — it's a fastener! (6) STAPLE [DD]
20 Ever higher at university twice (2,3,2) UP AND UP {UP} {AND} {UP}
22 What appears at the back is an example of this (7) INTEGER Definition by example
23 Beat — beat by changing the heart of man to heart of sheep (6) THRESH THR(-a+e)ESH}
25 Goes by headless animals (5) ASSES pASSES


25 comments:

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    1. I took it as without any purpose= (end)(less)

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  2. 15A & 5D make up a pair: wp of one leads the other...is there a term of such pair?

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    1. Too many mistakes in one short sentence.Read..WP of one leads to the answer of other..is there a term for such pair?

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    2. I was wondering too about this - shall we call it a chain?

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    3. Maybe a chain reaction! Chemical or nuclear? No idea!!

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  3. Is countryman a railwayworker?

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  4. Count a noble railway ry man worker

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  5. One more enjoyable CW. Thank you Gridman.
    Would accountants agree with this def. of balance sheet?!

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    1. 12d Consider the arreest of Lalu's daughter. Raju, another of those clues that assumes some current interest much later since writing.

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    1. Yes.Slang. to like, enjoy or appreciate( from free dic)

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    2. Thank you Vasant. I am poor with slang.

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    3. So am I, with these slam-bang slang words!

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  7. Col.
    Unable to locate the links- Have to search for it? Any improvement possible?

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  8. Nice grid. Enjoyed solving it. The one that I couldn't parse was 8Dn...Due to my inexperience!

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    1. One more inexperienced solver joining you.

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  9. Can't understand INTEGER. Can anyone explain?

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    1. 22 is the clue number..what appears at back=22 which is an integer

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  10. Hi Bandmaster is one word ? is it Band Leader ? Agree, Countryman is one word like Everyman is different from every man. If so, the enumeration should be 4,6 instead of 10. If not why Balance Sheet should be 7,5? Like the media mistaking Underway with Under way ! I had split hair once before on this thin hairline called hyphen before, in the Nairobi Club in one of their Minutes with a Britisher and was proved right after a check in the dictionary. Don't say you don't have a sledge-hammer .

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  11. Please place a comma next to Hi and add Gridman before beginning the sentence. Gridman is one word, I agree !

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  12. Umamaheswar too is one word!
    Strange- Chambers says 'No word' to both Bandleader & band-leader. Free dic. says both are correct.

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    1. Yeah right ! when every one makes me a female by spelling it out on paper as UMa Maheswar ! It riles me no end ! and some turn me into a North Indian by calling me Umamaheshwari -alas, One has no choice in one's birth or name.

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    2. My Chambers version says both bandleader and bandmaster as one word!

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    3. Time to upgrade my Chambers link.

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