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TIB #10 – Ten is grand slam

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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 – A stitch in time

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Written by Cryptonyte

July 10, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. 19 Steady De Silva bats up to get a victory going for one (10)
    Perfect word play & surface.

    Aim Undefined

    July 10, 2009 at 2:53 pm

  2. Torrential downpour outdoors, Ghulam Ali humming in the background and a wonderful crossword at hand. These are a few of my favorite things( Am sure Sister Maria would agree!!)

    TIB#10 further substantiates my theory that anything with Federer in it has got to be a class act 🙂

    maddy

    July 11, 2009 at 6:16 am

  3. 1 Moving picture of parents hugging a girl (8){PA}{NORA}{MA}- well begun is half done 🙂
    6 Strongly object to a dashing young man (4)BUCK, DD
    8 Class actors finish in style (5){CAST}{E}
    9 Watch makeup around hair job (9)CLOCKWORK, got from crossings , not sure of anno. is it C(~see)+LOCK+WORK???
    11 Swallow essentially descending on valley (7)EN<-GORGE
    12 Make money with article made of clay (7)EAR{THE}N
    13 Perhaps misses taking control of flights? (10)AVIATRICES,liked the way 'misses' has been used here 🙂
    15 Originally the sovereign across Russia? (4)TSAR (acrostic)
    17 Criticize one abandoning a religion (4)(-I)SLAM
    19 Steady De Silva bats up to get a victory going for one (10)STAB<-{(+I)LISED(-av)}*
    22 What may be a basis for reading the Bible? (7)LECTERN, CD, interesting twist.
    24 Loves to cover a former US president’s zest for food (7){O}REGAN{O} , loved this clue 🙂
    25 Spooner’s party guarded the entrance panel (9)DASHBOARD, last to fall…does it involve spoonerism?? as in party = bash
    26 Core group of proletariat perhaps? (5)(-pro){ARTEL*}(-iat)
    27 One won’t be here if one’s straight (4)- ALEE?? just guessing
    28 Concealed or showed a film (8)SCREENED, DD

    Down – Cryptonyte

    2 Pierce playing A. Agassi (7)ASSAGAI*, THC also had the same word a few days back.
    3 Give too much importance to bowling speed (8)OVERRATE, good word play, was stuck with pace= bowling speed line of thought for some time.
    4 Soil leach obscure for old scientist (9)
    {ALCHE}*MIST – not very happy wit the surface 😦
    5 Fuss about love (5)ADO RE
    6 Financiers losing name – they may have to deal with a lot of dough (6)BA(-n)KERS. Use of 'dough' for dual meaning is a master stroke.
    7 Hundred. He has got quite a few in front of covers (7)C LOT HES
    8 What may be had for a meal when an emperor meets another, not at home (6,5)CAESAR SALAD, 2nd part anno not clear. was Sala an emperor??
    10 One who shares the same feelings as you for Santa Claus? (7,4)KIND RED SOUL
    14 News fled out of Wimbledon – Federer’s extraordinary build up (9){EMBROIDER (-newsfled)}* Take a bow, Tony 🙂
    16 Antagonise and one may use flying saucers at high tea (8)ALIEN{ATE}*
    18 Charge! America has left behind a unit (7){A}{CC}{USA}{L}
    20 Have a hand in rotten surprise (7)STA{RT}LE
    21 Stone great footballer taking up basket ball initially (6)PE{BB}LE
    23 Goes up to Arsene upset with last in league relegated (5) {NEARS(-E)}*, The way the Gunners are playing lately, this may not be a distant possibilty 🙂

    maddy

    July 11, 2009 at 7:18 am

  4. Across – Diogenes

    1 Moving picture of parents hugging a girl (8) PA{NORA}MA
    6 Strongly object to a dashing young man (4) BUCK [DD}
    8 Class actors finish in style (5) CAST {E}
    9 Watch makeup around hair job (9) C{LOCK} WORK
    11 Swallow essentially descending on valley (7)
    EN {GORGE}
    12 Make money with article made of clay (7) EAR{THE} N
    13 Perhaps misses taking control of flights? (10) AVIATRIXES –> Tough!
    15 Originally the sovereign across Russia? (4) TSAR
    17 Criticize one abandoning a religion (4) {-I} SLAM
    19 Steady De Silva bats up to get a victory going for one (10) STABIL{I}SED*{-VA}
    22 What may be a basis for reading the Bible? (7)LECTERN[DD]
    24 Loves to cover a former US president’s zest for food (7) O {REGAN}O —>but, but its spelt REAGAN no?
    25 Spooner’s party guarded the entrance panel (9) DASHBOARD –>guess based on board , don’t get it !
    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) SCREENED [DD]

    2 Pierce playing A. Agassi (7) ASSAGAI*
    3 Give too much importance to bowling speed (8) OVER RATE
    4 Soil leach obscure for old scientist (9) ALCHE*MIST
    5 Fuss about love (5) ADO RE
    6 Financiers losing name – they may have to deal with a lot of dough (6) BA{-N}KERS 🙂
    7 Hundred. He has got quite a few in front of covers (7) C LOT HE S
    8 What may be had for a meal when an emperor meets another, not at home (6,5) CAESARS SALAD {-IN} 🙂 me like this one !
    10 One who shares the same feelings as you for Santa Claus? (7,4) KIND RED SOUL —>fav clue! 🙂
    14 News fled out of Wimbledon – Federer’s extraordinary build up (9) EMBROIDER* {-NEWS}
    16 Antagonise and one may use flying saucers at high tea (8) ALIEN ATE*
    18 Charge! America has left behind a unit (7)
    ACC USA L
    20 Have a hand in rotten surprise (7) STA{RT}LE
    21 Stone great footballer taking up basket ball initially (6) PE {BB}LE
    23 Goes up to Arsene upset with last in league relegated (5) NEARS* {-L}

    Aruna

    July 11, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    • Aruna, excellent find…it’s REAGAN indeed. I had no idea.

      diogeneb

      July 18, 2009 at 8:31 pm

  5. Before I put down what little I could do, thought I should mention that I am new to this. I looked at the annotations reference, but it seems a bit much for me, for now. Hope to speak the language soon though. For what its worth – here goes –

    Across –

    1 – panorama

    6 – buck

    8 – caste

    9 – clockwork

    12 – earthen

    15 – tsar

    19 – stabilised

    22 – lectern

    Down –

    3 – overrate

    4 – alchemist

    5 – adore

    6 – bakers

    7 – clothes

    8 – caesar salad

    10 – kindred soul

    16 – alienate

    23 – nears [am a united fan so liked the words ‘relegation’ and ‘arsene’ in the same clue 🙂 ]

    Kraz Arkin

    July 13, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    • Thanks Kraz

      I’m a United fan too 🙂 Why do you think I put it there? 😉

      cryptonyte

      July 17, 2009 at 1:10 pm

  6. Across:
    1. Pa(NORA)Ma
    8. CAST E
    12. EARTHEN [CD]
    15. T S A R
    17. (-I)SLAM
    19. SATB(-AV + I)LISED<-
    28. SCREENED (DD)

    Down:
    1. ASSAGAI*
    3. OVER RATE
    4. ALCHE* MIST
    5. ADO RE
    16. ALIEN ATE*

    Aim Undefined

    July 14, 2009 at 8:12 am

  7. ACROSS
    1. PA{NORA)MA
    6. BUCK
    8. CAST E
    9. C LOCK WORK
    11. EN GORGE
    12. EAR{THE}N
    15. TSAR
    17.{-I} SLAM
    19. STABIL{-V+I}SED*
    28. SCREENED

    Sridhar

    July 15, 2009 at 1:57 pm

  8. Across
    1. Moving picture of parents hugging a girl (8) PANORAMA 🙂 🙂
    6. Strongly object to a dashing young man (4) BUCK 🙂
    8. Class actors finish in style (5) CASTE
    9. Watch makeup around hair job (9) CLOCKWORK
    11. Swallow essentially descending on valley (7) ENGORGE 🙂
    12. Make money with article made of clay (7) EARTHEN
    13. Perhaps misses taking control of flights? (10) AVIATRIXES 🙂 wonderful clue
    15. Originally the sovereign across Russia? (4) TSAR
    17. Criticise one abandoning a religion (4) SLAM 🙂 🙂
    19. Steady De Silva bats up to get a victory going for one (10) STABILISED
    22. What may be a basis for reading the Bible? (7) LECTERN
    24. Loves to cover a former US president’s zest for food (7) OREGANO 🙂 Loves to cover daughter of Lear’s zest for food (Regan was the second daughter of King Lear. Reagan was the spelling of RR)
    26. Core group of proletariat perhaps? (5) ARTEL
    27. One won’t be here if one’s straight (4) CLUE 🙂
    28. Concealed or showed a film (8) SCREENED 🙂
    Down
    2. Pierce playing A. Agassi (7) ASSAGAI 🙂
    3. Give too much importance to bowling speed (8) OVERRATE 🙂
    4. Soil leach obscure for old scientist (9) ALCHEMIST 🙂
    5. Fuss about love (5) ADORE 🙂
    6. Financiers losing name – they may have to deal with a lot of dough (6) BAKERS 🙂
    7. Hundred. He has got quite a few in front of covers (7) CLOTHES 🙂
    8. What may be had for a meal when an emperor meets another, not at home (6,5) CAESAR SALAD 🙂 🙂 awesome clue
    10. One who shares the same feelings as you for Santa Claus? (7,4) KINDRED SOUL 🙂 🙂 another clue I liked immensely
    14. News fled out of Wimbledon – Federer’s extraordinary build up (9) EMBROIDER
    16. Antagonise and one may use flying saucers at high tea (8) ALIENATE 🙂
    18. Charge! America has left behind a unit (7) ACCUSAL
    20. Have a hand in rotten surprise (7) STARTLE
    21. Stone great footballer taking up basket ball initially (6) PEBBLE
    23. Goes up to Arsene upset with last in league relegated (5) NEARS

    Anand

    July 15, 2009 at 2:31 pm


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