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AZED No. 2,129 Plain

Posted by The Trafites on March 30th, 2013

The Trafites.

Nick:  Fairly straight forward puzzle this week.

 

 

 

Across
1. An imposition, endless blinking lowly status for oldies (9)
HUMBLESSE HUM+BLESSE(d) [blinking ref. euphemism for swear word]
11. Virus causing a leaf division to curl?(5)
EBOLA (A+LOBE)<
13. Old dirge in death renewed (6)
THRENE hidden: deaTH RENEwed
14. Seed-case I found attached to Pacific tree, a palm (6)
BURITI BUR+I+TI
15. Number in frilly drape, slightly wavy (6)
REPAND N in (DRAPE*)
17. Those born in late spring acquire short skirts (certainly not long) (7)
GEMINIS GE(t)[short]+MINIS
18. Food containing minimum of taste, rank in France? More than one (5)
ETATS T in EATS
19. Old canto – it’s bound in pink paper (4)
FITT IT in FT[pink paper]
20. Dancing fourth reel with energy – it’s used to get things in proportion (11, 3 words)
RULE OF THREE (FOURTH REEL*) around E
22. Church with little science put in hard stone that can decay but not fall off (11)
MARCESCIBLE (CE+SCI) in MARBLE
26. Poem that’s upset one with depression (4)
MOPE (POEM)*
after messing about with ‘ode+a/i’ this was surprisingly simple!
29. See folly – such armorial shields! (5)
MORIA hidden: arMORIAl
not obvious at all
30. Nymphs etc head off for oracular shrine with cheers (7)
ODONATA (d)ODONA+TA; see dodonaean
32. Silence following extract from Für Elise, a musical adornment (6)
RELISH SH after hidden FüR ELIse
33. Design augmented reality in flat (6)
PLANAR PLAN+AR
34. Old octopus, say, lay gutted, devoured by ruff (6)
POLYPE L(a)Y in POPE
35. Name held by investigators recalled – when on this? (5)
SCENT N in (‘TECS<)
36. Teen party, dancing? Here’s an attractive evergreen (9)
PERNETTYA (TEEN PARTY)*
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Down
2. Human kindness shown by repayment of debt, wad pocketed (6)
UBUNTU BUN in UTU
Ubuntu is also the name of a popular GNU/Linux operating system (the Trafites use GNU/Linux exclusively)
3. Practical lesson includes short section that’s biting (6)
MORSAL MORAL around S
4. Lecturer getting keen about computer chip (7)
BLITTER L in BITTER
5. Strip of wood I cut off long stick (4)
LATH LATH(i)
6. Creates pets frolicking, a Lowry speciality? (11)
STREETSCAPE (CREATES PETS)*
7. Survivor of flood ends with a declaration of faith (5)
SHEMA SHEM[son of Noah]+A
8. Gathering includes American bird in close-fitting hat (6)
BEANIE BEE around ANI
9. Meaningless question by fool (5)
INNIT IN[by]+NIT
10. Apple that may come from dark trees, grown wild (9)
REDSTREAK (DARK TREES)*
12. Ecstasy displayed by four consecutive characters wandering in moorland flora (11, 2 words)
HIGH FEATHER (FGHI*) in HEATHER
personally, I have never heard of this phrase
16. One mineral enclosing another hopper crushed round edge (9)
PERIMORPH (HOPPER*) around RIM
21. Peace-keeping measure shown by Brazilian diplomacy? (7, 2 words)
RIOT ACT pun on RIO TACT
23. Handsome youth, No. 1 for ladies in a gypsy dance (6)
APOLLO L in (A+POLO)
24. Place for chickens, to lay forming clutch that’s dark brown (6)
BRUNET RUN in BET
25. Put a match to some boring list (6)
LITANY LIT+ANY
27. Concert hall to clean up? That takes yonks (5)
ODEON (DO<)[clean]+EON
28. Seconds included among mock porcelain (5)
JASPE S in JAPE
31. Some adore sleeping, having to get up otherwise (4
ELSE hidden rev: adorE SLEeping
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6 Responses to “AZED No. 2,129 Plain”

  1. colin says:

    Thanks for the blog Nick and to Azed.

    Relatively straight forward as you say although I didn’t manage to find the shrine referred to in 29. I also use UBUNTU and I am ashamed to admit that this was one of my last in.

  2. Chris says:

    I had a quibble about 28. Chambers (2008 edition) gives porcelain as a meaning for JASP or JASPER, but not for JASPE, which is “cotton or rayon cloth …”.

  3. NormanLinFrance says:

    Thanks.
    Same quibble as Chris @2 re JASPE, but it couldn’t be anything else. I had no idea of the IT version of UBUNTU, but dredged it up from some cobwebbed recess as the meaning required thanks to a sudden flash for Wad, which finally opened up the NW, which had a fairly unusual selection of words.

  4. The Trafites says:

    Reference JASPE, I should have mentioned above really, but I too had a slight quibble until I re-read the Chambers entry – look at the origin of the word, it does state OFr. jaspe; then I never thought no more about it, but if that was the intention, there is still an issue as the French indication isn’t there.

    Nick

  5. The Trafites says:

    BTW, ref. Ubuntu and GNU/Linux. As I am a Free Software Associate member, and been a user of GNU/Linux since 1998, it is my obligation for you all to try it (live CD’s etc.).

    It is a breath of fresh air from the other OS around (no names mentioned).

    GNU/Linux distributions

    In my time I have run Red Hat, Mandrake, Ubuntu, Gentoo, Mint and many, many more plus my favourite Slackware on my web/mail/dns server (Linicks.net).

    Please do have a look.

    Nick

  6. NormanLinFrance says:

    I didn’t understand a word of your @5, Nick, but I’m sure the offer is a kind one.

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