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TIB #6

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tib6

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Across – Diogenes

1 Unlike some Europeans, they attract (8,5)
9 John not accommodating one for rent (2,3)
10 Thinning not seen often, resistance not offered to cooking in oil (9)
11 A bird acts up, wild owl (7)
12 Carry out murder (7)
13 What you might call a bearer for…a tot? (8)
15 Confusion for all to see when followers are upset (5)
17 Produce small prunes (5)
19 Innkeeper’s head office starting out of studio (8)
22 What you may beat when you are beaten (7)
23 Give approval for a copyright petition (7)
25 Rascal caught with partner taking booty around (9)
26 A token of peace and love – wickedness overthrown! (5)
27 Thrills come greeting in strange relaxations (13)

Down – Cryptonyte

1 An order to arrest labourers at the beginning of strike? That’s stupid (6)
2 A bit of kink shows up after much of pole dance (5)
3 Calms down group as left back gets two points (7)
4 Quit as from a dead ball situation he let two shockingly (5,2,3,5)
5 An ideal street commando is one who is unknown (7,8)
6 They bring up weighty matters (7)
7 Model hugging a model to arouse (9)
8 Fiery policeman, one far removed from the wicked (7)
14 Change opinion regarding appearance (5,4)
16 A player reacts bitterly to sledging at first (7)
18 Quiet! Take note, gangster is at junction. Move with care (7)
20 Part of gun not allowed in counter strike (7)
21 Parliamentarians’ head is hauled over the coals (6)
24 In a dialog, imagination is turned on its head my friend (5)

Solutions to TIB #5

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Written by Cryptonyte

June 12, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. 12 across-execute

    kaushik

    June 13, 2009 at 4:28 am

  2. 12 across-execute
    24 down-amigo

    kaushik

    June 13, 2009 at 4:54 am

  3. Couldn’t find time for TIB-5, so I thought I’ll do TIB-6 early before the work week starts. Fun puzzle as always.

    Fav clues: 1A, 13A, 19A, 21D

    1 OPPOSITE POLES [CD] 🙂
    9 TO{-i},LET
    10 RARE F{-r}YING
    11 SWAL<- LOW
    12 EXECUTE dd
    13 BASSINET [CD] Had a headstart here 🙂
    15 SNAF U <- I enjoy finding words in the grid with unusual letter combinations, like the ending "U" of this one
    17 CROP S
    19 HO {-a}TELIER
    22 RETREAT [CD]
    23 A C CLAIM
    25 S{C ALLY}WAG
    26 O LIVE<-
    27 EX{HI}LIRATIONS*

    Down

    1 OB{TU S}E
    2 POL {K A}<-
    3 SET TL<- E S
    4 THROW IN {THE TOWEL}*
    5 PERFECT STRANGER dd
    6 LIFTERS [CD]
    7 S{T}IMULATE Very clever!
    8 IG NE{-far}OUS
    14 ABOUT FACE cd
    16 ACTRES* S
    18 S{LE AL T}H ?
    20 LOCK OUT
    21 {-m}EMBERS
    24 AMIGO [T]<-

    Shuchi

    June 13, 2009 at 5:52 am

  4. 1 Unlike some Europeans, they attract (8,5) OPPOSITE POLES
    9 John not accommodating one for rent (2,3) TO LET
    10 Thinning not seen often, resistance not offered to cooking in oil (9) RAREFYING
    11 A bird acts up, wild owl (7) SWALLOW
    12 Carry out murder (7) EXECUTE
    13 What you might call a bearer for…a tot? (8) BASSINET
    15 Confusion for all to see when followers are upset (5) SNAFU
    17 Produce small prunes (5) CROPS
    19 Innkeeper’s head office starting out of studio (8) HOTELIER
    22 What you may beat when you are beaten (7) RETREAT
    23 Give approval for a copyright petition (7) ACCLAIM
    25 Rascal caught with partner taking booty around (9) SCALLYWAG
    26 A token of peace and love – wickedness overthrown! (5) OLIVE
    27 Thrills come greeting in strange relaxations (13) EXHILARATIONS

    Down – Cryptonyte

    1 An order to arrest labourers at the beginning of strike? That’s stupid (6) OBTUSE
    2 A bit of kink shows up after much of pole dance (5) POLKA
    3 Calms down group as left back gets two points (7) SETTLES
    4 Quit as from a dead ball situation he let two shockingly (5,2,3,5) THROW IN THE TOWEL
    5 An ideal street commando is one who is unknown (7,8) PERFECT STRANGER
    6 They bring up weighty matters (7) LIFTERS
    7 Model hugging a model to arouse (9) STIMULATE
    8 Fiery policeman, one far removed from the wicked (7) IGNEOUS
    14 Change opinion regarding appearance (5,4) ABOUT FACE
    16 A player reacts bitterly to sledging at first (7) ACTRESS
    18 Quiet! Take note, gangster is at junction. Move with care (7) STEALTH
    20 Part of gun not allowed in counter strike (7) LOCK OUT
    21 Parliamentarians’ head is hauled over the coals (6) EMBERS
    24 In a dialog, imagination is turned on its head my friend (5) AMIGO

    Nimish

    June 14, 2009 at 8:02 am

  5. Ac:
    Opposite poles, To let, Rarefying, Swallow, Execute, Bassinet, Snafu, Crops, Hotelier, Retreat, Acclaim, Scallywag, Olive, Exhilarations

    Dn:
    Obtuse, Polka, Settles, Throw in the Towel, Perfect stranger, Lifters, Stimulate, Igneous, About face, Actress, Stealth, Lockout, Embers, Amigo

    Phalgun

    June 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm

  6. Great going guys. Keep them coming. 🙂

    Phalgun

    June 14, 2009 at 11:22 pm

  7. Completed a grid after a long while (YEAY)…
    awesome grid, i must say….

    Across – Diogenes

    1 Unlike some Europeans, they attract (8,5)- OPPOSITE POLES
    9 John not accommodating one for rent (2,3)- TO LET
    10 Thinning not seen often, resistance not offered to cooking in oil (9) – RAREFYING
    11 A bird acts up, wild owl (7) – SWALLOW
    12 Carry out murder (7) – EXECUTE
    13 What you might call a bearer for…a tot? (8) – BASSINET
    15 Confusion for all to see when followers are upset (5) – SNAFU
    17 Produce small prunes (5)- CROPS
    19 Innkeeper’s head office starting out of studio (8)- HOTELIER
    22 What you may beat when you are beaten (7)- RETREAT
    23 Give approval for a copyright petition (7)-ACCLAIM
    25 Rascal caught with partner taking booty around (9)-SCALLYWAG
    26 A token of peace and love – wickedness overthrown! (5) – OLIVE
    27 Thrills come greeting in strange relaxations (13) – EXHILARATIONS

    Down – Cryptonyte

    1 An order to arrest labourers at the beginning of strike? That’s stupid (6) – OBTUSE
    2 A bit of kink shows up after much of pole dance (5)-POLKA
    3 Calms down group as left back gets two points (7)- SETTLES
    4 Quit as from a dead ball situation he let two shockingly (5,2,3,5) – THROW IN THE TOWEL
    5 An ideal street commando is one who is unknown (7,8)- PERFECT STRANGER
    6 They bring up weighty matters (7) – LIFTERS
    7 Model hugging a model to arouse (9) – STIMULATE
    8 Fiery policeman, one far removed from the wicked (7) – IGNEOUS
    14 Change opinion regarding appearance (5,4) – ABOUT FACE
    16 A player reacts bitterly to sledging at first (7)- ACTRESS
    18 Quiet! Take note, gangster is at junction. Move with care (7) – STEALTH
    20 Part of gun not allowed in counter strike (7) – LOCKOUT
    21 Parliamentarians’ head is hauled over the coals (6)- EMBERS
    24 In a dialog, imagination is turned on its head my friend (5) – AMIGO

    Pedro

    June 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm

  8. Another good grid. Enjoyed solving it immensely.

    Across – Diogenes

    1 Unlike some Europeans, they attract (8,5) OPPOSITE POLES
    9 John not accommodating one for rent (2,3) TO LET
    10 Thinning not seen often, resistance not offered to cooking in oil (9) RAREFYING
    11 A bird acts up, wild owl (7) SWALLOW
    12 Carry out murder (7) EXECUTE
    13 What you might call a bearer for…a tot? (8) BASSINET 🙂 🙂
    15 Confusion for all to see when followers are upset (5) SNAFU 🙂
    17 Produce small prunes (5) CROPS 🙂
    19 Innkeeper’s head office starting out of studio (8) HOTELIER 🙂
    22 What you may beat when you are beaten (7) RETREAT
    23 Give approval for a copyright petition (7) ACCLAIM
    25 Rascal caught with partner taking booty around (9) SCALLYWAG
    26 A token of peace and love – wickedness overthrown! (5) OLIVE
    27 Thrills come greeting in strange relaxations (13)
    EXHILARATIONS 🙂 🙂 🙂

    Down – Cryptonyte

    1 An order to arrest labourers at the beginning of strike? That’s stupid (6) OBTUSE
    2 A bit of kink shows up after much of pole dance (5) POLKA
    3 Calms down group as left back gets two points (7) SETTLES
    4 Quit as from a dead ball situation he let two shockingly (5,2,3,5) THROW IN THE TOWEL
    5 An ideal street commando is one who is unknown (7,8) PERFECT STRANGER
    6 They bring up weighty matters (7) LIFTERS 🙂
    7 Model hugging a model to arouse (9) STIMULATE 🙂
    8 Fiery policeman, one far removed from the wicked (7) IGNEOUS
    14 Change opinion regarding appearance (5,4) ABOUT FACE
    16 A player reacts bitterly to sledging at first (7) ACTRESS 🙂
    18 Quiet! Take note, gangster is at junction. Move with care (7) STEALTH 🙂
    20 Part of gun not allowed in counter strike (7) LOCKOUT
    21 Parliamentarians’ head is hauled over the coals (6) EMBERS
    24 In a dialog, imagination is turned on its head my friend (5) AMIGO 🙂

    Anand

    June 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm

  9. Across
    1 Unlike some Europeans, they attract (8,5)
    OPPOSITE POLES
    9 John not accommodating one for rent (2,3)
    TO LET
    10 Thinning not seen often, resistance not offered to cooking in oil (9)
    RAREFYING
    11 A bird acts up, wild owl (7)
    SWALLOW
    12 Carry out murder (7)
    EXECUTE
    13 What you might call a bearer for…a tot? (8)
    BASSINET
    15 Confusion for all to see when followers are upset (5)
    STAFF?
    17 Produce small prunes (5)
    CROPS
    19 Innkeeper’s head office starting out of studio (8)
    HOTELIER
    22 What you may beat when you are beaten (7)
    RETREAT
    23 Give approval for a copyright petition (7)
    ACCLAIM
    25 Rascal caught with partner taking booty around (9)
    SCALLYWAG
    26 A token of peace and love – wickedness overthrown! (5)
    OLIVE
    27 Thrills come greeting in strange relaxations (13)
    EX(HI)LARATIONS*

    Down

    1 An order to arrest labourers at the beginning of strike? That’s stupid (6)
    OBTUSE
    2 A bit of kink shows up after much of pole dance (5)
    POLKA
    3 Calms down group as left back gets two points (7)
    SETTLES
    4 Quit as from a dead ball situation he let two shockingly (5,2,3,5)
    THROW IN THE TOWEL
    5 An ideal street commando is one who is unknown (7,8)
    PERFECT ST-RANGER
    6 They bring up weighty matters (7)
    LIFTERS
    7 Model hugging a model to arouse (9)
    STIMULATE
    8 Fiery policeman, one far removed from the wicked (7)
    IGNEOUS
    14 Change opinion regarding appearance (5,4)
    ABOUT FACE
    16 A player reacts bitterly to sledging at first (7)
    ACTRES(S)*
    18 Quiet! Take note, gangster is at junction. Move with care (7)
    STEALTH
    20 Part of gun not allowed in counter strike (7)
    LOCKOUT
    21 Parliamentarians’ head is hauled over the coals (6)
    EMBERS
    24 In a dialog, imagination is turned on its head my friend (5)
    AMIGO <

    Aruna

    June 15, 2009 at 6:33 pm

  10. Thnx a ton guys..that was great fun. Really liked a lot of the clues with 9 A and 8 D taking the cake.

    maddy

    June 16, 2009 at 5:06 pm

  11. @Phalgun, @maddy

    Thank you so much for the comments 🙂

    cryptonyte

    June 17, 2009 at 6:48 am

  12. Without Malice! Excuse typos.

    Across
    1. OPPOSITE POLES. Perhhaps ‘FACING’ for ‘UNLIKE’ is a better choice as literally unlike is not necessarily opposite except when there are only 2 options in this case.
    9. TO(-I) LET
    1O.RARE F(-R)YING
    11.SWAL(<-)LOW*
    12.EXECUTE (2)
    13.BASSINET Why question mark?
    15.SNAF(<-)U(niversal)
    17.CHOPS Prunes are discarded. Chops are used.
    18.HO(-A)TELIER Smart one!
    22.RETREAT
    23.???
    25.S(C)ALLY WAG Really cryptic
    26.O LIVE(<) Not the fruit
    27.EX(HI)LARATIONS*
    Down
    1. OB(TU S)E Laboureres = Trade Union?. Arrest is an unusual container!
    2. POL(-E) K A
    3. SET TL ES L and LT are both ok for Left.
    4.THROW IN (THE TOWEL)*. Is 'THROW IN' a football term?
    5. PERFECT ST RANGER. A ranger is a commando?
    6. LIFTERS. Stopping at weight(+s -y)sounds crisper.
    7. S(T)IMULATE Model isn't really a good word for 'simulate!)
    8. IG NE(-FAR)EOUS. Nice one
    14.ALTER FACE? Not convincing annotation
    16.ACTRES*S
    18.S(TE AL T)H Move is a verb!
    20.—-OUT
    21???
    24.AMIGO(<-) (T)

    Sridhar

    June 17, 2009 at 11:36 am

    • Thanks for solving the grid Sridhar. Thanks also for your comments.

      13A BASSINET Why question mark?
      What you might call a bearer for…a tot? (8)
      The question mark was to accommodate for the possibility of solvers interpreting the surface as “What you might call a waiter for…a drink?”

      17A CROPS
      Produce=Crop, Small=S, Prunes(v.)=Crops

      4D Yes, Throw in is a soccer term for when the ball is not in play

      5D Yes, Roget’s and Websters (http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/commando) define commando and ranger as synonyms

      7D Model is one of the definitions of Simulate (ref. http://www.websters-online-dictionary.org/definition/simulate and http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/simulate)

      14D About face
      regarding=about, appearance=face
      About Face is both verb and noun

      18D Move is noun as well e.g. a chess move

      21D Embers
      Parliamentarians=Members
      head is hauled over = head is pulled => Members – M

      diogeneb

      June 21, 2009 at 10:35 am

      • thanks. I stick to my good old Riverside dictionary. To me using net takes away some of the joy. Only when I am sure of an answer do I refer to the net when the word is not found in my dictionary.

        Sridhar

        June 27, 2009 at 7:40 am


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