Sunday, 8 June 2014

Special, Sunday 08 Jun 2014, Afterdark


Three answers per commenter (with annotations) till 6 PM.



ACROSS
6    Affirmation on either side to accept errant Head of Department in city (7)
7    Indian farmer goes back to this city (5)
9    Plans to discard associate in the middle of the month (4)
10  Arising from warm sea, Ram reached the city (10)
11  In other words, ask Rani to admit student from a country (3,5)
13  Drive Lawrence to the first Kerala city (6)
15  Press release out on parish's new religious sect (4)
17  Game about accountant's memory (5)
18  Dates a primarily decent and young sweetheart (4)
19  Cut short faction adopting guile in the syndicate (6)
20  Rip easel out of shape to make a trellis (8)
23  I grab Sen's note written on Austria without being present (2,8)
26  Location at south that is housing a bar (4)
27  City steam bath where tea is given for you (5)
28  My article on Ram was returned by the country (7)

DOWN
1    Expert worker to debate earlier (10)
2    Legendary ferryman from China takes Arab on (6)
3    Wife's detachment was cordial (4)
4    Unit extraordinarily strong in the morning (8)
5    Continent of Australia expelled ultra in disguise (4)
6    German is behind aluminium plant (5)
8    Unusually followed many at North America in mischief (7)
12  Accept a sin almost (5)
14  Intrusive Frenchmen lose deed dubiously (10)
16  Yes, hen outside gets like from animals (7)
17  Wrongly accused student leaves a dead end (3,2,3)
21  Call on a girl at this city (6)
22  Chemical compound derived from broken trees (5)
24  Eat and live outside Italy (4)
25  Type out first three letters of the book (4)


Setter's note
 All cities mentioned in the clues are Indian. And they have a connection between them

Across Lite version is available at the following link ADB16

Enjoy.

58 comments:

  1. 5 DN : Continent of Australia expelled ultra in disguise (4) ASIA (Australia -ULTRA)

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  2. 11. A. SRI LANKA (ASK RANI +L)*

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  3. 7a Indian farmer goes back to this city (5) NASIK<-

    ***A totally Indian clue with the rev fodder for sol word too being Indian.

    10a Arising from warm sea, Ram reached the city (10) RAMESWARAM*

    ***A plausible clue as Rameswaram is by the sea. However, the name is a giveaway.

    28a My article on Ram was returned by the country (7) MY AN MAR<-

    ***Good surface. Perhaps the repetition of the name could have been avoided. Would 'butter', chestnut though it is, have served the purpose?

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    1. Yes. There are many options too. Strike, Force , Crowd , Crash -- all would have worked better .. Got carried away with the theme.

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  4. All that typing brought in an answer from another solver.
    I am not taking any other clue in lieu of the repeat.
    Let others have their chance.

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  5. 18.A. DAYS. Decent And Young Sweetheart

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    1. Carom or carrom?

      I first thought there could be a mistake here. It appears that carom is a game of billiards and carrom, popular as ever, is a board game. Any clarifications from experts?

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    2. No clarification required. You re right see CAROM BILLIARDS

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  7. 20A Rip easel out of shape to make a trellis (8)

    ESPALIER {RIP EASEL}*

    3D Wife's detachment was cordial (4)

    {W}{ARM} = cordial

    Taking only two.

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  8. 22Dn : Chemical compound derived from broken trees (5) ESTER (TREES)*

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  9. 14. D..MEDDLESOME.{LOSE DEED+MM)* MM FOR FRENSHMEN, MESSRS

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  10. 4Dn : Unit extraordinarily strong in the morning (8) ANGSTROM A{STRONG*}M

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  11. 5d ALIAS*-ultra
    6d AL DER
    27a SA(+T-u)NA

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  12. 6A- Ayodhya
    Affirmation on either side- AY, YA
    Errant HOD
    Def.- City

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  13. 23A- In Absentia
    I- I
    Grab- Nab
    Sen- Sen
    Note- TI
    Austria- A
    (I nab sen ti a)

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  14. 21- Prayag
    Call on- Pray?
    A girl- AG
    Def.- City

    Is carrom spelt as 'Carom' also?

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  15. I find that 'Carom' is a different ball game (literally)

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    1. Never knew that carom and cannon are the same thing

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  16. 17 D: Wrongly accused student leaves a dead end (3,2,3) CU(L), DE, SAC*
    22 D: Chemical compound derived from broken trees (5) ESTER*

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  17. 12D: Accept a sin almost (5)A GREE d

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  18. 6 German is behind aluminium plant (5) AL DER.

    Should have 'The' preceding German, as DER = 'The' in German.

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  19. Since there are not many participants, I will take the third of my quota:

    13A Drive Lawrence to the first Kerala city (6)

    RAMTEK = city

    RAM (drive in computers)
    TE ( ref. T E Lawrence of Arabia)
    K (first Kerala)

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    1. Colonel also raised this when we met. Ram as drive known only be computer users. But Chambers gives drive as a synonym for ram.

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  20. My3

    26A - {S}{I{T}E}
    24D - {B{IT}E}
    25D - (-epi)TOME

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  21. 9 Plans / to discard associate // in the middle of the month (4) IDE[-a]S
    19 Cut short faction / adopting guile // in the syndicate (6) C(ART)EL[-L]

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    1 Expert // worker / to debate earlier (10) {CONSULT}{ANT}

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  22. Long time since I dropped in! My take:
    2D-(CH)(AR)(ON) Def: Legendary ferryman
    8D-(K)(NA)(VERY) Def: Mischief
    16D-{H(YA)EN}(AS) Def:Animals

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  23. Only 15A left for a late latheef

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  24. 8Dn : Unusually followed many at North America in mischief (7) (K)(NA)(VERY)

    Could someone explain the role of 'k' and 'very' pl?

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    1. unusually = extremely / exceedingly = very; e.g., unusually large = very large
      many = k (1,000) - discussed in CrosswordUnclued (link on the left panel)

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    2. Thank you, Venkatesh. I could guess K for 'many' but was not sure of 'very'

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  25. Clues 9 and 19 are written very well.
    Congrats to AD.

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  26. 19a - CARTEL(art=guile inside cut short faction=cel(l)
    25d - TOME
    24d - BITE

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    1. These answers have already been given Satish, but for future please note that you need to give annotations with your answers.

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  27. 15A SHIA pArISH*

    By Late Lateef

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    1. When did you change your name! Along with the new State?

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    2. Ref. Deepak at 1:22

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  28. It may seem strange, but I did not know about a city by name Ramtek in Maharashtra until AD told us today.

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    1. Further to my 11:39 -

      I remembered it very well because Ramtek in Maharashtra was made famous by the late prime minister Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao, hailing from the then united Andhra Pradesh by contesting the Lok Sabha elections from there twice - in 1984 and 1989.

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  29. well done, AD, all done ? great Indian crossie-- by Indian, be Indian , solve Indian ! Mera Bharat mahan !

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  30. Dud someone make the connection out of these cities ?

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  31. All pilgrim cities. Rameswarm, Nasik, Ayodhya, Prayag, Ramtek and Satna all relating to Lord Rama.

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    1. Yes, these are towns ( few of many ) Lord Rama went through in his vanavas starting from Ayodhya .

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  33. Appreciate your efforts to string all these Ram temple town in CW form.

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