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TIB #2

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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

Solutions to Cryptic Crossword grid 1 (TIB1) by Tony Sebastian and Vinod Raman

Solutions to TIB-1 Across - by Cryptonyte, Down - by Diogenes

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Written by Cryptonyte

May 15, 2009 at 12:55 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. Quick ones.
    Accross: 1. MATRICES*. 5. B RAN CH
    Down: 1. MARKER. 25. C LEFT

    Aim Undefined

    May 16, 2009 at 9:24 am

  2. Corrected:
    Accross: 5. B RAN CH. 29. S(-L)AYING.
    DOWN: 1. COR(R)AL. 3. MORE S. 15. C{(-W)RITER}ION*
    20. VEIN (T). 22. BUS TLE* 26. C LEFT.

    Aim Undefined

    May 16, 2009 at 11:14 am

    • Thanks for trying out 🙂

      cryptonyte

      May 22, 2009 at 10:05 am

  3. Answers with annotations, comments/questions.

    Across – Diogenes

    1 Harry “I met scar” potter! (8) CERAMIST* (Great start to the puzzle!)
    5 Bishop managed the church chapter (6) B RAN CH
    9 What one committing a fault does in court (8) RESERVES [CD] (Nice but I’d like this better with a ‘?’)
    10 Told to remit some money notes (6) PAPERS {~pay purse}
    12 The flight industry’s hurting in recession, in Asia Pacific and England (9) A{EROS<-}PAC E
    13 Labour needed in skillful pottery (5) DE{L}FT
    14 Some lovers cuddle in a hurry (4) SCUD [T]
    16 Walks over the issue of an old union (7) STEPS ON (Top-class!)
    19 One may not be a fancy lover (7) REALIST [CD]
    21 Band remains close to circus at first (4) S ASH
    24 A rock described by Methuselah scraped up (5) SHALE [T]<-
    25 Model rude, having to turn up in certain makeup (9) S{TRUC T}<- URE
    27 Sharp detectives I see following airhead (6) A CID IC (see = C?)
    28 Chaps caught in turbulent tide, a problem up there? (8) DE{MEN}TI* A
    29 Saw left off in murder (6) S{-l}AYING
    30 Every model in this place is not blonde? (3,5) ALL THERE [CD] 🙂

    Down – Cryptonyte

    1 Pen when right in the pink (6) CO{R}RAL
    2 Take recourse to anagramming? (6) RESORT [CD] (needs ‘again’ to justify the ‘RE’!)
    3 Extra dollar for customs (5) MORE S
    4 Keeper, former English one, gave up cricket in the end with five hundreds (7) STEWAR D (?)
    6 Scan the cover and forward the mail (9) READ DRESS
    7 Rich guys are not required (8) NEEDLESS dd
    8 Nearly atheist, turns to scriptures with indecision (8) HESITA* NT
    11 Iron ores without gold deposits (4) FE {-or}ES
    15 Model commentator loses head in coin toss (9) C{{-w}RITER}ION* (commentator = writer? if yes, that’s stretching it a bit)
    17 Break the law and mostly spend time in lock (8) TRES{PAS}S (spend time = pass??)
    18 Death of a big gangster in the metro, beheaded (8) FAT AL {-c}ITY
    20 Baloney burritos have in them (4) TOSH [T]
    21 Emblem outlining ancient city king is incredible (7) S{UR R}EAL
    22 Coach let off in a hurry (6) BUS TLE*
    23 Pacific ocean has many eaters in the main (6) SE{D}A {-ea}TE{-rs}
    26 Rift between the leader of the congress and the communists (5) C LEFT

    Shuchi

    May 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

    • Needless to say all your answers are correct (Even our intuitive comment managing system felt so and auto approved your comment! 🙂 )

      Across – Diogenes

      9 What one committing a fault does in court (8) RESERVES [CD] (Nice but I’d like this better with a ‘?’) There must have been a “?”. Don’t know where it went 🙂 Put it back again now.
      27 Sharp detectives I see following airhead (6) A CID IC (see = C?) yep see = c. You might want to check this http://vinodraman.blogspot.com/2007_09_01_archive.html

      Down – Cryptonyte

      2 Take recourse to anagramming? (6) RESORT [CD] (needs ‘again’ to justify the ‘RE’!) Anagramming can be sorting or re-sorting. No?
      4 Keeper, former English one, gave up cricket in the end with five hundreds (7) STEWAR D (?) Anno: STEWART – T + D. Ref: Alec Stewart
      15 Model commentator loses head in coin toss (9) C{{-w}RITER}ION* (commentator = writer? if yes, that’s stretching it a bit) I find this a common definition for commentator.

      1. A broadcaster or writer who reports and analyzes events in the news.
      2. One who writes or delivers a commentary or commentaries.

      17 Break the law and mostly spend time in lock (8) TRES{PAS}S (spend time = pass??)– Yes

      cryptonyte

      May 22, 2009 at 10:03 am

    • Thanks for solving as well as for posting your comments on this Shuchi.

      9A did have a ? in our copy, but somehow got missed out on the post here.

      27A IC is a sub for “I See”

      diogeneb

      May 22, 2009 at 10:48 am

  4. Accross: 1. CERAMIST* 5. B RAN CH. 14. SCUD [T].
    29. S(-L)AYING.
    DOWN: 1. COR(R)AL. 3. MORE S. 15. C{(-W)RITER}ION*
    20. VEIN (T). 22. BUS TLE* 26. C LEFT.

    Aim Undefined

    May 22, 2009 at 9:37 am


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