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Azed 1911 – filling the gap

Posted by Andrew on January 29th, 2009

Andrew.

There seems to have been a bit of confusion on the blog scheduling front, with Azed 1911 not having been covered. In the interests of completeness I’ve taken the liberty of producing this rather minimalist blog. If anyone is reading and needs further clarification, please ask.

Key:
dd = double definition
* = anagram
< = reverse

Across
1. CLADIST LAD in CIST
7. AMASS ASSAM with “parts transferred”
12. LARIS L SARI*
13. MAYA (A YAM)<. MAYA is defined as “the world of phenomena” in Chambers
14. CREATININE CREATIN(g) IN (ch)E(st)
15. CHADAR I’M
16. KANAK K + KANA<. “Melanesian” is the definition
18. TESTUDO TEST + DUO*
19. AEGROTAT E.G. ROTA in AT. An aegrotat degree can be awarded if a student was unable to take the exams through illness.
22. HUMSTRUM SHTUM* + RUM
25. RIOT ACT RIO TACT, and a reference to “reading the Riot Act”
27. ABATE A BAT (chrom)E
29. SUCKENER (r)EN(t) in SUCKER
31. UINTATHERE R in (THE AUNTIE)*
32. NOES NOESIS less IS
33. TICCA Hidden – Hindi for “hired”
34. HENRY dd – one of the kings of that name, or Henry James the novelist.
35. PRESTEL RESTE(d) in PL. An online data system, primitive by today’s standards, that I remember being impressed by in the late 70s.
 
Down
1. CLICK-THROUGH CLICK (=succeed) + H in TROUGH, and a click-through may take a web-surfer (though I hate the expression) on to another page
2. LASH A trick we’ve seen quite a lot from Azed recently: with “L AS (i.e. replaced by) H”, “Larder” (stock of provisions) becomes “Harder”
3. ARCANUM CAN in ARUM
4. DIRDAM MADRID<
5. STARTER RATTER’S*
6. TATIE TATI + (lin)E, and a Desirée can be a potato, or TATIE.
8. MANITO I in MANTO (form of “manteau”)
9. AYIN (s)AYIN(g). A letter of the Hebrew alphabet
10. SAND-DART STANDARD*
11. STENOTHERMAL NETS< + OTHER MAL
17. AQUILINE A QUI(very) LINE
20. GUTCHER Composite anagram: (A TOUCH GREY – A OY)*
21. TRANECT NE (=and not) in TRACT
23. STATER STARTER (5dn) less its 4th letter.
24. ABERIS ER in A BIS
26. CUT-UP UT (“as” in Latin, as used by the poet Terenc) in CUP (=a hole in golf).
28. ANON (c)ANON
30. ECCE C(ambridg)E< + CE (Chancellor of the Exchequer)

3 Responses to “Azed 1911 – filling the gap”

  1. Geoff Moss says:

    Andrew
    Thanks for the blog. In 2d I think you meant to say ‘becomes harder’

    35a As an aside, I was the project manager for the provision of the accommodation and environment for the Prestel computer installation in Manchester (the first outside London) so the answer to this clue was easy for me.

  2. Andrew says:

    Thanks Geoff, I’ve corrected the larder/harder typo.

  3. Roly says:

    Andrew

    Thanks for the explanations.

    12a. What has LARIS to do with Georgia?

    24d. According to my Chambers, this should be IBERIS (?)

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