Wednesday, 31 May 2017

No 12021, Wednesday 31 May 2017, Arden


ACROSS
1   Snow job getting more even by day's end (8) FLATTERY {FLATTER}{daY}
5   Language spooks assume ban will be revoked (6) ARABIC {CI{BAR}A}<=
10 Noble except once, perhaps? (7) BARONET {BAR}{ONE}{T} Anno not clear See comments
11 Puts off, time to hog all the attention (7) UPSTAGE {PUTS}*{AGE}
12 It's part of the hall, an airy annexe (5) LANAI [T]
13 Attack is bad (9) OFFENSIVE [DD]
14 An increase in admiration (12) APPRECIATION [DD]
18 Carrying around a snack, can say how old it is (6,6) CARBON DATING {CAR{BON DA}TING}
21 Unfulfilled desire to study, it's wrong place in the US (9) WISCONSIN {WISh}{CON}{SIN}
23 Often one doesn't like it as a pet (5) PEEVE [CD]
24 Guess it's OK to bring in wise men, no force to be used (7) IMAGINE {fI{MAGI}NE}
25 Religious claim is suspect (7) ISLAMIC*
26 Man, the horse amounts to almost nothing (6) GEEZER {GEE}{ZERo}
27 One on one, I’m mostly cordial (8) ?N?S?T?E  (Addendum - ANISETTE {AN}{1}{SETTEr} - See comments)

DOWN
1   Story to emulate is essentially below the knee (6) FIBULA {FIB}{emULAte}
2   Order wife to leave — it’s complete (6) ARRANT wARRANT
3   May be sent in, for he is no amateur on court (6,3) TENNIS PRO {SENT+IN}* {PRO}
4   May be dogs and cats will pull you back a bit (10,4) RETROGRADE STEP {PETS}* [RA]
6   Leave your job? No good, you should stick with it (5) RESIN RESIgN
7   Harry is a Libra! Capital! (8) BRASILIA*
8   Brave, revolutionary urge to listen (8) CHEYENNE {CHE}{YENNE}(~yen)
9   Water has a property to rise causing disquiet (7,7) SURFACE TENSION {SURFACE} {TENSION}
15 Crusader against corruption radioed cops in the state capital (9) ANNAPOLIS {ANNA}{POLIS}(~police)
16 Writing's become extremely sporadicAuthor's looking worried (8) SCOWLING {-r+s(p...i)c}OWLING
17 Time to support Don for the event (8) DRESSAGE {DRESS}{AGE}
19 She takes boy up, he's a loner (6) HERMIT {HER}{TIM<=}
20 Prompt to follow others, mostly to save (6) RESCUE {RESt}{CUE}
22 Fruit started ripening — he wanted another helping (5) OLIVE OLIVEr

GRID

24 comments:

  1. 10AC: BAR
    ONCE = ONE TIME - ONE T

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  2. Thank you for the bonda breakfast- making up for the lack of samosa! (I could not parse this)
    16D- Scowling- not quite clear how S replaces R.
    26A- Is 'Gee' a horse?

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    1. Rowling= author(JK Rowling)
      Extremely SporadiC=SC
      SC replaces R(indicated by "become extremely Sporadic)

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    2. Gee is a horse(GG too is a horse!)

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  3. 4D: I took it as Reverse Reversal PETS<

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  4. I marvel at the long words formations and DDs. ANNAPOLIS made me laugh and also reminded me of Judas who left Anna Hazare behind. AK is a classic example of one wanting to get his own way by hook or by crook- He hooked on and then crooked out ! FIBULA is bone- tinkling, a bit behind TIBIA . SURFACE TENSION made good surface reading. LANAI is a known word but pictorially, it got etched in the mind now. Thanks Col. ARDEN manage to 11 across himself each time.

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  5. Greetings to all my old friends and to those whom I did not meet on ORKUT THC.
    Panchmal

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    1. Hi,Sir.Welcome.
      Hope to see you here regularly

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  6. Hello C-Vasi, Col, Koti, Kishore

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    1. Hi Sridhar, seeing you after a long time. How are you?

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    2. I have always remembered you. I was yearning to be in touch. Nice that you have come here.

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  7. 26A - GEE is a command for a horse to move faster... cant find ref for horse.
    19D - She=HER? Why?

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    1. I think both have evolved over the years & become crossword conventions..i.e. Gee=horse..she=her

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    2. So you have come across this in other crosswords too? Any examples?

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    3. I have come across many instances of see= her in THC. Justification is about usage in a sentence where they can be used interchangeably.

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    4. Esha:Through my cell phone cant quote..but if you are using your computer & reading this..you can search in this blog for examples of both....woman= she= her is standard fare & so is horse=gee= gg= nag

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  8. Back home after a four day trip to Coimbatore

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    1. Coimbatore must be as pleasant as Bangalore?

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