Friday, May 2, 2008

The Hindu Crossword No. 9214 Saturday, May 03, 2008


 1 Ban on former partner replacing professional is fair (10) EXHIBITION

 6 Dirty look at some frog legs (4) OGLE

10 Star product of mill, reportedly a source of oil (9) SUNFLOWER

11 Lack of interest displayed by the English in meeting some Inuits (5) ENNUI

12 Prospector’s cute cow affected by powerless bacteria (13) STREPTOCOCCUS

14 Encounter reported, in the outskirts of Rajasthan, by Indian news agency (3-2) RUN-IN

15 Powerful movement, a result of heavenly attraction (5,4) TIDAL WAVE

17 Old partner cries out about returning with gym apparatus (9) EXERCISER

21 Writer in Ecuador’s capital to be replaced by a couple of novices (5) QUILL

22 Going without oxygen after companion shows ire in carillon playing (6,7) FLANGE RINGING

24 Support victorious officer initially with an approving shout (5) BRAVO

25 Applause around middle of July for a biological process (9) OVULATION

26 Alcoholic beverage for writer (4) SAKE/SAKI

27 Writer is sly to cavort in a bike (10) CYCLOSTYLE


 1 Untroubled way to financial freedom (4,6) EASY STREET

 2 Rear crane rebuilt as a deterrent (9) HINDRANCE

 3 Writer in a dance with another writer (7) BALLPEN

 4 Tug of young child holding Welsh leader’s snake (7) TOWBOAT

 5 English translation of Latin bill used for dating? (3,4) OUR LORD/WORD

 7 Natural talent of one leaving biology class (5) GENUS

 8 Nature film played back for foreign leader (4) EMIR

 9 Writer in insurance firm returns for cosmetics applicator (6) PENCIL

13 Carelessness with dressing gown around North Carolina (10) NEGLIGENCE

16 Folly in twice being included as part of stay I organise (9) ASININITY

18 Writer with a supercomputing company in Ontario (6) CRAYON

19 Estate of police official, with gate, in Syria (7) SIGNORY

20 Whale accommodated in Toyota Cavalier or Qualis (7) RORQUAL

21 Tender in Albania for Quaker leader with bad strain (7) QINTARS

22 Writer linked with dairy product? There is nothing in common! (5) FRANK

23 Bird found originally in Bahamas island sanctuary (4) IBIS


Sudarshan said...

hi anokha,
my hunch is as under, correct me if i am wrong:
22D= CHALK (from chalk & cheese)

John said...

I think you are right Sudarshan
Below is a extract from a thesaurus
carillon playing - playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower
carillon, bell ringing
music - musical activity (singing or whistling etc.); "his music was his central interest"
change ringing - ringing tuned bells in a fixed order that is continually changing

anokha said...

Yup, you are absolutely right on both counts. I was waylaid by reading "dairy" as "diary" and putting down Frank (for Ann Frank - writer). Hence the "Flange" and they are usually referred to as Flange Rings. They come in sets (companion). But, I guess I was just thinking too much to fit things in once I got waylaid!!

Nice work, thanks!