Saturday, 1 July 2017

No 12048, Saturday 01 Jul 2017, Arden


ACROSS
1   Half the country's on credit, mostly those in the countryside (6) RUSTIC {RUSsia}{TICk}
4   Gets nice daughter-in-law by chance (8) ACCIDENT {NICE+D}* in {ACT} No ANInd See comments
10 Friendly, over time became indigenous (9) CONGENIAL [DD?] (Addendum - CONGENItAL - See comments)
11 Hound loses blackbird (5) EAGLE bEAGLE
12 Harangue with Dogberry (7) CURRANT {CUR}{RANT} As per clue this becomes {RANT}{CUR}
13 Man's superb, girls go and beg him (7) ENTREAT {gENT}{gREAT}
14 Do follow the essence of what's written, to be precise (5) EXACT {ACT} after {tEXt}
15 All the drug leaving island is from trading port (8) ENTREPOT {ENTiRE}{POT}
18 Vehicles parked back to front at a game (8) BACCARAT {CAB<=}{CAR}{AT}
20 Attention to work, is not a doctrine (5) CREDO {CaRE}{DO}
23 Free, liberatingdiscard the bra, you can burn it (7) LIGNITE LIbEraTING*
25 Shadow cuts through with ease (7) ECLIPSE {CLIPS} in {EE}
26 Material girl adopts small boy (5) SUEDE {SUE} adopts {ED}
27 New demand accepted before one went all round the place (9) MEANDERED {ERE} in {DEMAND}*
28 Tin may, on melting become something else (8) ANTIMONY*
29 Oriental loses head, is back (6) ASTERN eASTERN

DOWN
1   Spring line could become heliocentric (8) RICOCHET HEliOCenTRIC* [CA]
2   There's no high and low in heaven — drink (7) SANGRIA ShANGRIlA
3  Alice isn't flexible? Yes (9) INELASTIC* &lit?
5   One may be invited for a drink at the inn (6,2,3,3) CALLED TO THE BAR [C&DD]
6   Thing about the aspiring writer's that, he is clumsy (5) INEPT {IT} about {PEN<=}
7   Artist breaks leg, recovers 50% (2,5) EL GRECO {LEG}*{RECOvers}
8   Tally — not everyone entered score (6) TWENTY {WENT} in {TallY}
9   Characters enter, telling me they're from another planet (6,5,3) LITTLE GREEN MEN* No AInd? See comments
16 By taking time off for a day grows scales (9) ESCALADES ESCALA(-t+d)DES
17 I agree to go up and sit before God (8) POSEIDON {POSE}{I}{NOD<=}
19 Make up for a month as workers left for America (7) AUGMENT AUG(-us+men)MENT
21 Half expected Arthur to come in for a lawyer’s party (2,5) EX PARTE {ART} in {EXPEcted}
22 American city gets a query? No, it's a state (6) ALASKA {A}{L{ASK}A}
24 Multimedia is bad, to admit takes some guts (5) ILEUM MULtimEdIa* [CA]

 Reference list 


Credit = TICK, Drug = POT, Ease = Es = EE, Before = ERE, HIGH = H, Low = L, 

Color/Font Scheme



DefinitionSolutionComponent lettersEmbedded links, Anagram IndicatorC/C indicatorReversal IndicatorHidden word IndicatorLetter Pick indicatorDeletion IndicatorHomophone IndicatorMovement IndicatorPositional IndicatorSubstitution, IndicatorLink/Connector, Extraneous


26 comments:

  1. 10A Congenial over T becomes congenital which is indigenous

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  2. Gets->organises and characters ->sets as anind's. Previously seen.

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    1. 12a with->next to, rant next to cur

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    2. Characters from as an anind I have seen. This is new

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    3. I inferred GETS to mean 'becomes' and CHARACTERS to mean 'eccentrics' which might serve as anind.

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  3. The final of the CBSE Cryptic Crossword contest which was held in Dec 16 last year is being aired on DD National at 3 PM today

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  4. Nice puzzle today. Enjoyed it.

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  5. Found this quite tough. El Greco, Entrepot, escalades, Sangria all were new & took a lot of time. A challenging week end puzzle that was very enjoyable.
    Thanks Arden & Col.

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  6. Col not letting us miss Ramesh's Saturday blog? Colour scheme, parsing, reference list all had stamp of Ramesh.
    Thanks Col.

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    1. I had assumed it is Ramesh until I read Col.'s thanks!
      If it's Tuesday, it must be Belgium!

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  7. Good Service by Arden without Taxing our brains ! No antipathy for antimony in this Entrepot of

    imports and exports of letters. Nothing left to accident. In keeping with the Current credo.

    All tallied to a twenty-twenty. Though the opposition called it ex-parte decision to launch at midnight.

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  8. I finished today's the Guardian's prize cryptic.
    Does anybody solve that here?

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    1. I do it when it's not too complicated

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    2. I thought it was a simple puzzle enlightened by one outstanding clue, 1A: 1000,1000,1000 regularly telnet,say(7)

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    3. Took a while to parse that clue. Beauty of it dawned after that.

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    4. Great Paddy. Solving cold without any crossings is great

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    5. No, I only did with crossings. 3 clues left out- I was able to do the rest.

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