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TIB #12 – V R All Alone

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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 – Monotony
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Written by Cryptonyte

July 24, 2009 at 6:36 am

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. I finally solved one cross word ( ALMOST ) fully!
    ACROSS:
    1. Plain old man upset with guradian (8) AP* PARENT
    5. Emphasize the princess departed in agony (6){-DI}STRESS
    10. Type that gives the pink slip back (5)SERIFguess
    25. Dress worn dully without sophistication (9) UNWORDLY*
    26. One’s toast ruined by Republican (5) GONER—>guess
    27. Stylish queen taking Lambert’s hand (6) HELP{ER} —>guess
    28. Flower appeared when Pietersen initially holed out (8) AS P HODEL* –>
    Assume pietersen is a cricketeer?
    DOWN
    1. Sailors lie down to descend steep inclines (6)?
    2. Fairly average one to graduate university (4,5) PAR{I} PASSU—>tough one
    3. Resort holding newer classes for revitalizing one’s knowledge? (9,6) REFRESHER COURSE
    4. It’s bliss starting to view the characters of Narnia jumping around (7) NIR{V}ANA*
    6. You can bank on one being a powerful puller (5,2,8)TOWER OF STRENGTH[DD]
    7. Tenant has no right to move in (5){-R} ENTER
    8. Cool accidental discovery that dispelled submersion in liquid (8) SEREN{-DIP} ITY
    9. Rod may be finished here. Tremendous final! (3,3) BIG END –>guess
    16. Peacekeeper respected for keeping the north free of trimmings (9) UN ADOR{N}ED
    17. 50% of people with sleep problems turn to the church to such an extent (8) INSOM {-NIACS} U CH
    19. Pretentious fellow avoidable to the core (6)LAD IDA –>:-)
    20. Final remarks on England taking extras (7) BYE BYES
    21. Golden yellow seen in the swirling fall of flowers (6)FLORAL
    23. Drier before spring, to a great extent (5)TO WEL{-L?}

    Aruna

    July 26, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    • Aruna, thx for solving.

      10. Type that gives the pink slip back (5)
      gives the pink slip=FIRES, FIRES<
      26. One’s toast ruined by Republican (5)
      One who's toast is a goner
      27. Stylish queen taking Lambert’s hand (6)
      HEP ER taking L
      9. Rod may be finished here. Tremendous final! (3,3) The end of a piston/rod attached to the crank pin is called Big End

      diogeneb

      July 31, 2009 at 3:48 pm

      • Thanks much

        10. I think we saw this on head bangers? * bangs head*
        26. I still don’t get the ruined by Republican bit?
        9. Are you a mech engineer by any chance? 🙂

        Aruna

        July 31, 2009 at 6:55 pm

  2. Across

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

    Down

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

    Anand

    July 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm

  3. Hi, great work like always. Cracked all but “goner” as i was not familiar with the term ‘one’s toast’. Fav clues – 11,14,15 Ac and 8, 17 , 19 Dn. Just love the innovative word deletion clues you come up with everytime. Cheers

    anish madhavan

    July 30, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    • Thanks Maddy. Glad you enjoyed it. Keep solving!

      diogeneb

      July 31, 2009 at 4:56 pm

  4. Very fluid clues, V. A pleasure to solve! Personal favorties: 19 & 20 down. Keep them coming, guys…

    g

    gauri

    July 30, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    • Hi LG, Thanks for solving the grid and glad u liked it. Pls keep solving.

      diogeneb

      July 31, 2009 at 4:56 pm


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