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Archive for July 2009

TIB#13 – Friday The Thirteenth

with 8 comments

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Online version available here.

Across – Diogenes

1  Bare ballet he danced in turns (5,3,5)
9  Saw 10:10 in the morning (5)
10 Great deal of air strike on a show of excessive action (9)
11 Name the organic gas (7)
12 Dressed oneself before quarter final outside (7)
13 Is a round in order for one that’s old and bulky? (8)
15 Grave of Pasternak (5)
17 Dictionary’s first mistake missing from corrigendum information (5)
19 Many a good shape one’s lost to stupidity (8)
22 Ends tenure, eyes name in the centre (7)
23 Music makers with pluck? (7)
25 Spooner’s chief collector – one gets lots of new business (9)
26 Dismissed point not entirely best (5)
27 Victory lap for a group of achievers? (7,6)

Down – Cryptonyte

1 Cramps both sides of muscles at health clubs (6)
2 One goes to a party with a tee shirt – a fool (5)
3 Lug endlessly, go to the doctor with back pain (7)
4 Lick and stimulate model going for sensationalism at first – a symbol in red street? (6,3,6)
5 Guesses players on the field? (8,7)
6 Nowadays clothes do the talking (7)
7 Bare essentials without a bit of extravagance for virgin (9)
8 A diner’s cooked this? (7)
14 Put away sentiment when questioning (9)
16 They may screen movies (7)
18 Would his study be a correspondence course? (7)
20 Scot backs Reserve Bank of India (though it has nothing) for capital (7)
21 Mineral residue found first on land (6)
24 Joke is an irritation (5)

Solutions to TIB#12

Written by Cryptonyte

July 31, 2009 at 2:09 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB #12 – V R All Alone

with 8 comments

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Gauri says “The chaff is removed and we are left with the grain when the produce is winnowed.”
This week’s puzzle is clued by Diogenes alone.
Online version available here

Across

1. Plain old man upset with guradian (8)
5. Emphasize the princess departed in agony (6)
10. Type that gives the pink slip back (5)
11. Downpour heading off in the sewer? (9)
12. Curse devil had after endless wreck (9)
13. Repeat telecast of series (5)
14. Difficulty inspiring a son having trouble with math (6)
15. Failure to pay trio following ABC Australia ends in lawsuit (7)
18. By nature perhaps, student is disinterested (7)
20. Expose English model during an asinine utterance (6)
22. Partial about gold spending (5)
24. A fluent auto driver? (6,3)
25. Dress worn dully without sophistication (9)
26. One’s toast ruined by Republican (5)
27. Stylish queen taking Lambert’s hand (6)
28. Flower appeared when Pietersen initially holed out (8)

Down

1. Sailors lie down to descend steep inclines (6)
2. Fairly average one to graduate university (4,5)
3. Resort holding newer classes for revitalizing one’s knowledge? (9,6)
4. It’s bliss starting to view the characters of Narnia jumping around (7)
6. You can bank on one being a powerful puller (5,2,8)
7. Tenant has no right to move in (5)
8. Cool accidental discovery that dispelled submersion in liquid (8)
9. Rod may be finished here. Tremendous final! (3,3)
16. Peacekeeper respected for keeping the north free of trimmings (9)
17. 50% of people with sleep problems turn to the church to such an extent (8)
19. Pretentious fellow avoidable to the core (6)
20. Final remarks on England taking extras (7)
21. Golden yellow seen in the swirling fall of flowers (6)
23. Drier before spring, to a great extent (5)

Solutions to TIB #11

Written by Cryptonyte

July 24, 2009 at 6:36 am

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB #11 – Monotony

with 9 comments

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In an attempt to break the routine, this week we have Monotony. Er.. I’m not sure that’s what we intended to say. But anyway this week’s grid is clued entirely by Cryptonyte.

online version available here.

Across

1 A symptom of recession? (10)
6 Content of a small cup (4)
10 Friendly drink (7)
11 One who instigates revolutions? (7)
12 Back me to get litter for nesting (9)
13 Mineral found around Switzerland is of earthen colour (5)
14 Freedom obtained by a terrible struggle, without hesitation, on the 4th of July (7)
15 Planned well in advance but peters out (6)
19 Grieve about return (6)
21 A tower that leads ships (7)
25 Poem has a bit of rhyme right at the end – It’s a rule (5)
27 Sinatra rendered without edge? He would have appeared dull (9)
28 Sparked a dieting rage (7)
29 Peel off envelope to first letter (7)
30 The way I see it, it’s a long book. (4)
31 Where letters are unjumbled after work (4,6)

Down

1 A door to be used when one gets out? (6)
2 Mozart’s sixth, heart stealing a beat (9)
3 ‘eld back breath in fall (7)
4 Bigots Lincoln names in the report (8)
5 Give a small autograph (6)
7 May possibly be from common themes (5)
8 Member covered by men’s clothing (8)
9 Fix what belongs to us with strictness (6)
16 Top continental dish?(9)
17 Lighter senoritas struggle without energy (8)
18 Peacekeepers upset with incomplete attempts by Northern Territory for food (8)
20 To a great extent, it is in conformance with the truth (6)
22 An official bond provided on a condition of freedom at first (7)
23 Workplace of a macho-man, one that takes to the ring (6)
24 Stick bill in this place (6)
26 Dug up material (5)
Solutions to TIB #10

Written by Cryptonyte

July 17, 2009 at 12:59 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB #10 – Ten is grand slam

with 11 comments

The online version available here.

Across – Diogenes

1  Moving picture of parents hugging a girl (8)
6  Strongly object to a dashing young man (4)
8  Class actors finish in style (5)
9  Watch makeup around hair job (9)
11 Swallow essentially descending on valley (7)
12 Make money with article made of clay (7)
13 Perhaps misses taking control of flights? (10)
15 Originally the sovereign across Russia? (4)
17 Criticize one abandoning a religion (4)
19 Steady De Silva bats up to get a victory going for one (10)
22 What may be a basis for reading the Bible? (7)
24 Loves to cover a former US president’s zest for food  (7)
25 Spooner’s party guarded the entrance panel (9)
26 Core group of proletariat perhaps? (5)
27 One won’t be here if one’s straight (4)
28 Concealed or showed a film (8)

Down – Cryptonyte

2 Pierce playing A. Agassi (7)
3 Give too much importance to bowling speed (8)
4 Soil leach obscure for old scientist (9)
5 Fuss about love (5)
6 Financiers losing name – they may have to deal with a lot of dough (6)
7 Hundred. He has got quite a few in front of covers (7)
8 What may be had for a meal when an emperor meets another, not at home (6,5)
10 One who shares the same feelings as you for Santa Claus? (7,4)
14 News fled out of Wimbledon – Federer’s extraordinary build up (9)
16 Antagonise and one may use flying saucers at high tea (8)
18 Charge! America has left behind a unit (7)
20 Have a hand in rotten surprise (7)
21 Stone great footballer taking up basket ball initially (6)
23 Goes up to Arsene upset with last in league relegated (5)

Solutions to TIB #9

Written by Cryptonyte

July 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

TIB #9 – A stitch in time

with 12 comments

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– Check the “Solutions to TIB #8” link for the answer to “Whodunit” (Most people got it   wrong 🙂 ) So here’s another chance for you to have a go at

– Online version is now available here.

– The I-do-it Box featured on Desi Pundit

Across

1 Swinging both ways, group is split (6)
4 Serial is copied shamelessly (8)
9 The pope may be one for broadcast by the church (5)
10 Stock broker for instance, to run back on mixing up names (9)
11 Mostly light at the end of the tunnel is empty talk (4)
12 Live artist’s in the hillside (4)
13 A common feature possessed by all great he-men (5)
15 Cloth, bread and half a shelter for a dog without energy (7)
16 Wicket keeper giving extra (4)
19 Make waves at the top? (4)
20 Raise for a select group when one’s sacrificed to wall street recession (7)
23 Corrupt model isn’t American (5)
24 Feature star batsman South Africa’s missing (4)
25 Rose, pan to the east (4)
27 Past is softly fading away (9)
28 Really big award to second place finisher (5)
29 Tragedy caused by asteroids falling, leaving hole behind (8)
30 Indeed, the pen is full of spirit (6)

Down

1 Support bishop on key resolution (8)
2 Bird keeping an eagle eye around lake (8)
3 Get no professional treatment (4)
5 Devotee joining a church service (6,7)
6 Plant scattering wet berries (10)
7 Wet blanket having more moisture (6)
8 Fakes that I pay for in China (6)
10 Device, probably a numeric thing (6,7)
14 Adamant about having no time to fast? (10)
17 Wild boar head for a lady (8)
18 Where to get laid when late? (8)
21 One puts up with many a moron (6)
22 Brit oddly having mushrooms for muscles (6)
26 Suffer defeat when caught out in the end (4)

Solutions to TIB #8 – Whodunit

Written by Cryptonyte

July 4, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Posted in Crossword grid