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TIB #15

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TIB15

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Across – Cryptonyte
1 Beckham for one also hit goal, terribly unequal match (5,3,7)
9 Sings in improvised notes (7)
10 A moment in agony in between (7)
11 Gulf – one third of Malayalees in profit (5)
12 A key to the dickey? (9)
13 Directive for graphical user interface – noise’s good (7)
16 Humpty Dumpty’s act? Ruler failed to end the confusion (7)
17 Influences a mischief-maker’s deeds (7)
19 Passionate cricket match – most popular (7)
20 Do elegant gymnastics appear stretched? (9)
21 Black marketing book caught (5)
23 Skipper gains nothing leaving out a legend (7)
24 India has information for all to see on LeT’s core player (7)
25 Right now, Tottenham’s best player is unprepared? (4,2,3,6)

Down – Diogenes

1  Physician’s mobile clinics given e-permits to operate on the road (7,8)
2  Essential drop of tincture in the container (5)
3  Refrain from eating the last morsel of tofu cake (5)
4  Horse getting endlessly obese, possibly eating from this? (7)
5  Skims through flicks (7)
6  Eye small take away from model – could this be what stylish people do? (4,5)
7  Silver vault breached by a shirt needle (9)
8  What comes before I belittle? We both turn to make personal remarks (3,5,3,4)
14 I respect preparedness and you are unprepared! (9)
15 Secretly break up citing no love (9)
18 A cloth tent when erected, catches the eye (7)
19 Chemical treated dry skin appearing outside (7)
21 What marks a refrain in song, especially upon reflection (5)
22 Begin drunken revelry (5)

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Written by Cryptonyte

August 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. Across – Wonderful grid. left with abt 2 clues to crack.
    1 Beckham for one also hit goal, terribly unequal match (5,3,7) DAVD AND GOLIATH :-):-)
    9 Sings in improvised notes (7) INTONES 🙂
    10 A moment in agony in between (7) AMONGST 🙂
    11 Gulf – one third of Malayalees in profit (5) INLET
    12 A key to the dickey? (9) BACKSPACE ?
    13 Directive for graphical user interface – noise’s good (7) GUIDING 🙂
    16 Humpty Dumpty’s act? Ruler failed to end the confusion (7) S _ _ _ _ _ 0
    17 Influences a mischief-maker’s deeds (7) IMPACTS 🙂
    19 Passionate cricket match – most popular (7) HOTTEST 🙂
    20 Do elegant gymnastics appear stretched? (9) ELONGATED 🙂
    21 Black marketing book caught (5) SABLE
    23 Skipper gains nothing leaving out a legend (7) CAPTION
    24 India has information for all to see on LeT’s core player (7) INGENUE
    25 Right now, Tottenham’s best player is unprepared? (4,2,3,6) SPUR OF THE MOMENT 🙂

    Down – Diogenes

    1 Physician’s mobile clinics given e-permits to operate on the road (7,8) DRIVING LICENCES :-):-)
    2 Essential drop of tincture in the container (5) VITAL
    3 Refrain from eating the last morsel of tofu cake (5) DONUT 🙂
    4 Horse getting endlessly obese, possibly eating from this? (7) NOSEBAG 🙂
    5 Skims through flicks (7) GLANCES
    6 Eye small take away from model – could this be what stylish people do? (4,5) LOOK SMART 🙂
    7 Silver vault breached by a shirt needle (9)
    8 What comes before I belittle? We both turn to make personal remarks (3,5,3,4) HIT BELOW THE BELT :-):-)
    14 I respect preparedness and you are unprepared! (9) IMPROMPTU 🙂
    15 Secretly break up citing no love (9) INCOGNITO 🙂
    18 A cloth tent when erected, catches the eye (7) SATINET 🙂
    19 Chemical treated dry skin appearing outside (7) HYDRIDE
    21 What marks a refrain in song, especially upon reflection (5) SEGNO 🙂
    22 Begin drunken revelry (5) BINGE 🙂

    Anand

    August 31, 2009 at 2:24 pm

  2. Bingo !
    Across – Cryptonyte
    1 DAVID AND GOLIATH
    9 IN TONES*
    10 A{MO} NGST
    11 IN LET (5)
    12 BACKSPACE [DD](9)
    13 GUI DING (7)
    16 SCAL {-E} ADO (7)—> This was devilishly difficult 🙂
    17 IMP ACTS (7)
    19 HOT TEST (7)
    20 ELONGATED*
    21 SA {B}LE(5)
    23 CAPT {-A} I {O}N(7)
    24 IN GENU E (7)
    25 SPUR OF THE MOMENT (4,2,3,6)–> guess

    Runa

    August 31, 2009 at 6:10 pm

  3. Down – Diogenes

    1 DR IVING LICENSES (7,8)
    2 VI{T}AL(5)
    3 DON{U} T(5)
    4 N {OSEB} AG (7)
    5 G LANCES (7)
    6 LOOK SMART (4,5)—> guess
    7 AG GRAVATE (9)—>inspired guess
    8 {H} IT BELOW THE BELT*
    14 IM PROMPT U (9)—>favorite clue
    15 INCOGNIT*O (9)
    18 SATIN ET(7)
    19 HYDRIDE [DD](7)
    21 SEGNO (5)—> jai Wikipedia
    22 BINGE* (5)

    Runa

    August 31, 2009 at 6:16 pm

  4. 1. DAVID AND (GOLIATH)* – GOOD OPENER.
    2. IN(TONES)*
    10 A(MO)NGST
    11 INLET – Funny Surface . AnnO ? Is it a play on keralites??
    12 – BACKSPACE – GR8 CLUE.
    13 – GUI DIN G

    16 SCAL(-e) ADO – 🙂
    17 IMP ACTS – Simple yet GR8
    19 HOT TEST
    20 (ELONGATED)*
    21 SA(B)LE
    23 CAPTI(-a+O)N 🙂
    24 IN GEN U E
    25 SPUR OF THE MOMENT – I got it from Tottenham = spurs, wher foes the ‘s’ go?? does unprepared give of the moment??

    Down
    1 DR(iving licences)*
    2 VI(T)AL
    3 DON(U)T – Fav clue of the x word 🙂
    4 N(OSEB-e)*AG
    5 GLANCES (2)
    6 LOOK S MART
    7 AG GRAV(A T)E
    8 H (IT BELOW THE BELT)*
    14 IM PROMPT U???
    15 (INCOGNIT)*O
    18 SA T(I)NETSEGNO (T) Last to fall
    22 (BINGE)* Short nd Sweet 🙂

    MADDY

    September 4, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    • INLET – One = I , Third of malayalees = l, profit = net.
      Spur of the moment = Double def – Tottenham’s best player right now = spur of the moment.

      cryptonyte

      September 6, 2009 at 3:09 am

  5. Very nice, especially the 15-letter ones. I had SEGNO unsolved till the end.

    Across

    1 DAVID (Beckham) AND GOLIATH*
    9 IN TONES*
    10 A{MO}NGST
    11 I N{L}ET
    12 BACKSPACE [CD]
    13 GUI DIN G
    16 SCAL{-e} ADO: Got this from the wordplay, though I didn’t know the word.
    17 IMP ACTS
    19 HOT TEST
    20 ELONGATED
    21 SA{B}LE
    23 CAPT{-a}I{+O}N
    24 IN GEN U E
    25 SPUR OF THE MOMENT: Had to use Google here!

    Down

    1 DR (IVING LIC{E}NCES)*
    2 VI{T}AL
    3 DON{U}’T
    4 N{OSEB*}AG &lit
    5 GLANCES dd
    6 LOOK S MAR T
    7 AG GRAV{A T}E
    8 H (IT BELOW THE BELT)*
    14 I’M PROMPT U
    15 INCOGNIT* O
    18 (SA T{I}NET)<-
    19 H{YDR*}IDE
    22 BINGE*

    Shuchi

    September 5, 2009 at 5:14 am

  6. Thanks everyone for solving 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

    cryptonyte

    September 6, 2009 at 3:09 am


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