Friday, 7 July 2017

No 12053, Friday 07 Jul 2017, xChequer


ACROSS
7   Roughly anything seized (6) CAUGHT (~ cot)  Anno not clear (Addendum - {C}{AUGHT} - See comments)
8   Infant fed liquid, solid items needing measures (2-2,4) TO-DO LIST {SOLID}* in {TOT}
9   Continent is fractured? Correct (8) CHASTISE {CHAST{IS}E}
10 Gifted artificial bundle of nerves (6) FIDGET*
11 Connected with liquid ducts, solid excluded in subject (5) ?A?A? (Addendum - VASAL VASsAL - See comments)
12 Response for hit must occasionally echo in concert (6) TOUCHE Anno pending (Addendum - {mUsT+ECHO}* - See comments)
14 Nasdaq, revoking article, imposed margins from noon, first of stock exchanges to act in correct manner (4,4,2,3,2) ?I?D ?N?S ?S ?N? ?S (Addendum - MIND ONES PS AND QS -  NASDaQ+IMPOSED+NooN+Stock}* - See comments)
17 Characteristic of Woods in golf season, say (6) GRAINY {G}{RAINY}
18 Fight to catch river fish (5) SPRAT {SP{R}AT}
22 Bind wing tip (6) PINION [DD]
23 Tarry ice at corners causing slips and so on (8) LINGERIE {LINGER}{IcE}
24 Some parasites seen feverishly invading, one permitted to operate (8) LICENSEE {SEEN}* in {LICE}
25 Havoc, culturally fostered, beyond normal understanding (6) OCCULT [T]

DOWN
1   Laver upset, saying his ban hurt (9) WASHBASIN {SAW<=}{HIS+BAN}*
2   Excrement say, on potty seat (6) EGESTA {EG}{SEAT*}
3   Stone relief in grave (5) STAID {ST}{AID}
4   Structures used if ice seals harbour (8) EDIFICES [T]
5   Club said Gore has gone jogging (8) BLUDGEON (~blood){BLUD}{GONE*}
6   No opening for job, education questioned (5) ASKED tASKED (Correction - {tASK}{ED} - See comments)
8   Represented by its hue, noble police force (3,4,2,4) THE BOYS IN BLUE*
13 Shamefully blustering, case of mind governed by instinct (9) ???A?I?L? (Addendum - SQUALIDLY - {S{QUA}{LID}LY} - See comments)
15 All in pool got dried (3-5) DOG-TIRED*
16 Neighbouring state not entirely keen to join the Poles (8) NEARNESS {N}{EARNESt}{S}
19 Run through item? Yes (6) PIERCE {PIE{R}CE} &lit? What's the role of Yes?  See comments
20 See unending panorama across island (5) VISIT {VISTa} over {I}
21 Will act in new cast (5) ENDOW {DO} in {NEW}*

GRID

26 comments:

  1. 7 Roughly anything seized (6) CAUGHT (~ cot) Anno not clear C(circa=roughly) + AUGHT
    11 Connected with liquid ducts, solid excluded in subject (5) ?A?A? VAS(-s)AL
    12 Response for hit must occasionally echo in concert (6) TOUCHE Anno pending (mUsT ECHO)*
    14 Nasdaq, revoking article, imposed margins from noon, first of stock exchanges to act in correct manner (4,4,2,3,2) ?I?D ?N?S ?S ?N? ?S MIND ONES PS AND QS (NASDaQ IMPOSED NooN Stock)*

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  2. Agree with Bhavan
    My take on 13DN is SQUAL(ID)LY
    Squally is blustering instinct = id

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    1. I took it as S(QUA)(LID)LY
      SLY=instinct
      Qua=mind
      Case=lid

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    2. (ID) is also given as instinct.

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  3. 19DN Yes is perhaps to confirm PIERCE IS TO RUN THROUGH SOMETHING

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  4. 19D- (Piece)* with R (Run)S gives 'Precise' which is 'Yes'.
    Whole clue is def.?

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    1. Paddy, the enu for the clue is 6. How do you justify RS for run?

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    2. Only R from run & S from Yes.

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  5. 6D:I think typo in anno
    (-t)ASK+ED

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  6. Spoilt in choices of CODs!

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  7. Is 22A triple definition? All three words mean pinion

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  8. I don't think I would have got 14A even if I sat looking at it whole day

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    1. Try dotting your i's and crossing your t's.

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    2. Pinta and quarts could also get one there.

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    3. I looked at it the whole day and did not get it

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  9. Too difficult for 99.99% of The Hindu readers. Last two days, the difficulty level was optimal.

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    1. All setters cannot cater to all solvers. Thanks to the variety we get to pick and choose what suits us.

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