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Archive for May 2009

TIB #4 – Even Sevens

with 13 comments

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The easy-to-solve-online version is here! ūüôā

Across – Cryptonyte

1¬† Hit! Hit! That’s topping! (7,5)
9  There is no point in Gaussian distribution for some reptiles (7)
10 Recluse not given intro, one’s nearly got a fainting feeling (7)
11 What’s behind the scenes in Rome? Nero fiddled after the onset of gutting (9)
12 Open a firearm, head out, move fast! (5)
13 Seasoned PHL player from Chennai takes the sixth of penalties (7)
15
One gains a lot where credit is due (6)
18
Labels of street maps are incorrect (6)
20 Daily editor comes in with tabloid’s last piece, say cheese! (7)
24
Hotter without starters – more chilly (5)
25 Smooth beach party? (9)
27 Open University’s large book contains many a result (7)
28 Pour water on some chamois tents (7)
29 A talented footballer is capable of this fling (7,5)

Down – Diogenes

1  Woman grins uncontrollably, one probably does so before suspending a habit (6)
2  Get used to popular therapy to suppress cold (5)
3  About time to forsake repentance for atonement (7)
4  Management to make a call about withdrawing incentives (8)
5  Make over of a siren (6)
6  Chambers misprinted altruism, throwing off the student (7)
7¬† A diner’s snoring raised anger in a neighbour’s airline (8)
8  Perhaps pro emcee, mostly (7)
14 I came back to eat, not exactly to starve (8)
16 In Alaska, people ski, mostly natives (7)
17 A delivery guy is after fresh chain (8)
19 Being a character (7)
21 Fed up having cheese grill (7)
22 Judge dopes solicitor in the head  (6)
23 Mean prick close to insanity (6)
26 Follow article about technical honcho (3,2)

Solutions to TIB#3

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Written by Cryptonyte

May 29, 2009 at 11:12 am

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB #3 – Two starters essentially

with 8 comments

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Update: Now you can solve this crossword in a better way here (Thanks a ton to Nimish Adani for pointing us to this site)

Across – Cryptonyte

1 Money a person gives inconspicuously to keep quiet (5,4,4)

10 What’s depression by the way? (7)

*11 In the third of books, a plant that does not yield fruit is thrown into the fire (7)

12 Challenged legislators lose to a vendor (9)

13 Former Indian captain last out after duck, a brute! (5)

14 Lying down, consuming three quarters of port having been laid off (7)

16 Position of diamonds around fingertip (6)

19 It’s awesome to drink beer at sea when direction is lost (6)

21 Lilliputians possibly spy about¬†Gulliver’s head – many interesting experiments initially (7)

25 Be chauvinists essentially (5)

26 An organization that isn’t suitable for paid players? (9)

28 Warrior from Asia struggling to get Mercenary Union right (7)

29 Turn endless pain into a source of strength for ‘sailorman’ (7)

30 They steal from the pocket! Animals in a way (13)

Down – Diogenes

2  Up to the time when peacekeepers overturn the core of militia (5)

3  One may trade in the capital for publicity (7)

4¬† Unfair a person’s died in a riot (3-5)

5  Food that can be trusted not to include starters (6)

6  Elevator not on the ascent (7)

7¬† It’s common for every travel permit to be rejected in Venezuela (9)

8  Jerk beginning to send in unwanted correspondence (5)

9  What kosher ones have for starters? (7)

15 A follower takes it up in a new psalm of initiation (9)

17 Abuse according to some extremists (7)

18 Where to invest in PE? Gains may come about (7)

20 What’s needed right when tom doesn’t start to catch? (7)

22 A cocktail party essentially, with little outside (7)

23 Anil, for instance, doing one with spin (6)

24 Restless like a dog losing its head (5)

27 Foreign money rushed into soccer association (5)

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*“Indeed the axe is already laid at the root of the trees; so¬†every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Luke 3:9

Solutions to TIB #2

Written by Cryptonyte

May 22, 2009 at 10:36 am

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB #2

with 7 comments


Cryptic crossword grid 2

Easier to solve version of this grid here. Please find the solutions to the last grid in the “more” link at the end. (Also updated the About TIB section)

Across – Diogenes

1 Harry “I met scar” potter! (8)

5 Bishop managed the church chapter (6)

9 What one committing a fault does in court? (8)

10 Told to remit some money notes (6)

12 The flight industry’s hurting in recession, in Asia Pacific and England (9)

13 Labour needed in skillful pottery (5)

14 Some lovers cuddle in a hurry (4)

16 Walks over the issue of an old union (7)

19 One may not be a fancy lover (7)

21 Band remains close to circus at first (4)

24 A rock described by Methuselah scraped up (5)

25 Model rude, having to turn up in certain makeup (9)

27 Sharp detectives I see following airhead (6)

28 Chaps caught in turbulent tide, a problem up there?  (8)

29 Saw left off in murder (6)

30 Every model in this place is not blonde? (3,5)

Down – Cryptonyte

1 Pen when right in the pink (6)

2 Take recourse to anagramming? (6)

3 Extra dollar for customs (5)

4 Keeper, former English one, gave up cricket in the end with five hundreds (7)

6 Scan the cover and forward the mail (9)

7 Rich guys are not required (8)

8 Nearly atheist, turns to scriptures with indecision (8)

11 Iron ores without gold deposits (4)

15 Model commentator loses head in coin toss (9)

17 Break the law and mostly spend time in lock (8)

18 Death of a big gangster in the metro, beheaded (8)

20 Baloney burritos have in them (4)

21 Emblem outlining ancient city king is incredible (7)

22 Coach let off in a hurry (6)

23 Pacific ocean has many eaters in the main (6)

26 Rift between the leader of the congress and the communists (5)

Solutions to TIB1

Written by Cryptonyte

May 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB-1

with 5 comments

TIB1

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Across – by Cryptonyte

1)  Anagram indicator to an unknown set of words (10)
6)¬† Tony takes a student’s assistance (4)
10) Priests have a model in healing the first of stigmatas (7)
11) Thieves traipse carelessly (7)
12) Dhoni’s side hold the position below Australia (4,5)
13) Smooth except for a bend in between (5)
14) Book about verse, flowery (7)
15) Inter Milan’s first in bet on play (6)
19) Improve IPL in disarray by bringing about unadulterated, fast Twenty20 for starters (6)
21) Cater exquisitely in Delhi’s first model take away (7)
25) Angled in fast, gets the second of batsmen (5)
27) The likes of Warne  go for singles ? (9)
28) Send away the gathering (7)
29) Hesitate to snitch about in charge who is bizarre (7)
30) The way a girl’s born, diaper’s initially a must (4)
31) Well cooked food is not that common? (6,4)

Down – by Diogenes

1)  Adjudicate one is to be put away for a certain period (6)
2)  Tumble nearly when caught in a syndicate (9)
3)¬† Not out! Deccan’s start in real bother! (7)
4)  Broadcast of videos in the first quarter to fall sharply (8)
5)  Account for a loud noise (6)
7)  One may play a part in the next radio drama (5)
8)¬† Onlooker’s ticket to a horserace starting late (8)
9)  Where Ramalinga Raju is seen leaving pensioners distressed (6)
16) Choir tears apart with the first of instrumentalists quitting the band (9)
17) Report made by a round of firing at home? (8)
18) A weakness shown by one greasing palms, one taking extortion initially (8)
20) Note the Apostle rejected as divine (6)
22) Stage alternatively raised to play the guitar, say (7)
23) Repeatedly set out to fly (6)
24) Afterthought unknown to a revolutionary mind (6)
26) Reach a consensus about time out (5)

Written by Cryptonyte

May 8, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

Test post

with 2 comments

This is what a post would look like.

Written by Cryptonyte

May 5, 2009 at 6:26 am

Posted in others