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TIB #18

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TIB #17 seems to have been a toughie. We received brickbats and curses from all over. The pick of the lot came from Aruna –

A: Have you been under the weather lately?
TIB: No why?
A: Because I’ve been cursing you since last Sunday for a devilishly difficult TIB #17.

Hopefully this time’s TIB is a little easier πŸ™‚ Please leave your comments.

Interactive version available here.

Across – Cryptonyte

1) Prime suspect to stall policeman (5,9)
10) Tie up crook and apprentice in prison (5)
11) Weaker Tendulkar perhaps missing out on ton needing just one (9)
12) Model’s endowed with gold for the picture (7)
13) Is famished terribly, fed this dish (7)
14) Reportedly searches for religious followers (5)
16) Hold on tight allowing to tear softly, it’s debilitating (9)
19) On which one would lie down and stretch? (9)
20) A clown upturned eggs laid on grass (5)
22) Looking back, the representative in Rome was a King (7)
25) Candy causing tissue in the mouth to degenerate (7)
27) Tissue and bone a vampire’s heading out to eat live (9)
28) Mother’s cooked nan – heavenly food (5)
29) It was said earlier that accomplished supervisors got in without getting caught (14)

Down – Diogenes

2) Unprepared footballer caught missing at Euro award’s final (4-5)
3) Dog lets go of black bird (5)
4) Body left in church cell (9)
5) Cuts flesh up around cadaver’s head (5)
6) Reluctant to accept work following the love for spiritual study (9)
7) Something to eat for student to fit into two-piece, having lost one kilo (5)
8 ) Delinquent pocketing a piece of jewellery (7)
9) An entrance with small stones (6)
15) Spooner’s whooper scene to follow shortly (9)
17) Fiery rum and gin in bar (9)
18) In conclusion, getting hot for female is a natural quality (9)
19) Stock price rising in a bet gone wrong (4,3)
21) One with a nest broken has no parent (6)
23) Upright, religious and short on love (5)
24) Repeated memorization required to cover university course (5)
26) Step mother, man and old boy showed up (5)

tib17sol

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Written by Cryptonyte

September 28, 2009 at 5:22 am

Posted in Crossword grid

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  1. Got all the clues except one. Good grid. Had fun solving it. 1) Prime suspect to stall policeman (5,9) CHIEF CONSTABLE πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ good one
    10) Tie up crook and apprentice in prison (5) GULAG
    11) Weaker Tendulkar perhaps missing out on ton needing just one (9) RICKETIER πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    12) Model’s endowed with gold for the picture (7) TABLEAU πŸ™‚
    13) Is famished terribly, fed this dish (7) SASHIMI
    14) Reportedly searches for religious followers (5) SIKHS
    16) Hold on tight allowing to tear softly, it’s debilitating (9) CRIPPLING πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    19) On which one would lie down and stretch? (9) BEDSPREAD πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    20) A clown upturned eggs laid on grass (5) YAHOO
    22) Looking back, the representative in Rome was a King (7) EMPEROR
    25) Candy causing tissue in the mouth to degenerate (7) GUMDROP
    27) Tissue and bone a vampire’s heading out to eat live (9) TRABECULA
    28) Mother’s cooked nan – heavenly food (5) MANNA πŸ™‚
    29) It was said earlier that accomplished supervisors got in without getting caught (14) AFOREMENTIONED

    Down – Diogenes

    2) Unprepared footballer caught missing at Euro award’s final (4-5) HALF BAKED
    3) Dog lets go of black bird (5) EAGLE πŸ™‚ nice clue
    4) Body left in church cell (9) CORPUSCLE πŸ™‚
    5) Cuts flesh up around cadaver’s head (5) NICKS πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    6) Reluctant to accept work following the love for spiritual study (9) THEOSOPHY πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    7) Something to eat for student to fit into two-piece, having lost one kilo (5) BLINI πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ good one
    8) Delinquent pocketing a piece of jewellery (7) EARRING πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    9) An entrance with small stones (6) AGATES
    15) Spooner’s whooper scene to follow shortly (9) SUPERCEDE
    17) Fiery rum and gin in bar (9) INDIGNANT πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    18) In conclusion, getting hot for female is a natural quality (9) INHERENCE
    19) Stock price rising in a bet gone wrong (4,3) BEEF TEA
    21) One with a nest broken has no parent (6) ORPHAN
    23) Upright, religious and short on love (5)
    24) Repeated memorization required to cover university course (5) ROUTE πŸ™‚
    26) Step mother, man and old boy showed up (5) MAMBO :-):-)

    Anand

    September 30, 2009 at 1:34 pm

  2. Almost but not quite!

    Across – Cryptonyte

    1) CHIEF CONSTABLE
    10) G U L AG
    11) 😦 ?
    12) T ABLE AU
    13) SASHIMI* {-FED}
    14) SIKHS ~(5)
    16) C{RIP}{P} LING
    19) BED SPREAD
    20) YAH<{OO} (5)
    22) EM{PER} ORguess
    3) {-B} EAGLE
    4) CORPUS C{L} E
    5) NI{C}KS<
    6) THE O S {OP} HY
    7) B{L}I{-K}INI
    8) E{A} RRING(7)
    9) A GATES(6)
    15) SUPERVENE (9)
    17) INDIGNANT
    18) IN HER EN CE
    19) B {EEF<} TEA*
    21) ORPHAN
    23) PI AN O
    24) RO{U} TE
    26) MA M BO< (5)

    Aruna

    September 30, 2009 at 9:17 pm

  3. Solns so far…
    still looking for your composite anagram!

    Across

    1 CHIEF CONSTABLE
    10 GULAG Anno?
    11 {-c}RICKET{I}ER
    12 T ABLE AU
    13 SASHIMI (IS + FAMISHED – FED)*? Indication for deletion?
    14 SIKHS {~seeks}
    16 C{RIP P}LING
    19 BED SPREAD &lit? But you lie down and stretch on the bedsheet, the bedspread is meant to be a decorative cover.
    20 {YAH OO}<-
    22 {EM{PER}OR}<-
    25 GUM DROP
    28 MA NNA*
    29 A{FOREMEN}(-c)TIONED

    Down

    2 HALF BA{-c}K E D
    3 {-b}EAGLE
    4 CORPUS C{L}E
    5 NI{c]KS <-
    6 THE O S{OP}HY
    7 B{+L}{-i k}INI
    8 E{A}RRING
    9 A GATE S
    17 INDIGNAN* T Great surface!
    21 ORPHAN Anno?
    23 PI AN{-d} O
    24 RO{U}TE
    26 {MA M BO} <-

    Shuchi

    October 2, 2009 at 8:45 pm

  4. Did I or didn’t I leave a comment #17? I don’t keep a copy as I print out 2-4 crosswords a day and these pile- up quickly.

    Sridhar

    October 4, 2009 at 2:05 am

    • Hi Sridhar
      Yes you did comment on TIB 17, we approve comments with solutions only when the next crossword is out. So there may be a delay in your comments coming up.

      cryptonyte

      October 5, 2009 at 6:07 am

  5. Got the composite anagrams now, hurray!

    13 Is famished terribly, fed this dish (7) [IS + FAMISHED]* = [FED + SASHIMI]*
    21 One with a nest broken has no parent (6) [ORPHAN + A + NEST]* = [HAS NO PARENT]*

    Well-tried, and the equations with the anagram fodder are great finds. The clues need to indicate the composite anagrams more strongly, I think, like in the examples from your last post and its linked article. Here the quirk that [solution] + X = [anagram fodder] didn’t come out clearly, especially in 13A.

    Full marks for the brave attempt!

    Shuchi

    October 8, 2009 at 5:09 pm


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