Sunday, 15 June 2014

Special, Sunday 15 Jun 2014, Saral


Saral's debut crossword.
As usual the quota is 3 answers per commenter (with annotations) till 6 PM


ACROSS
1   Ape circling an awning (6)
4   Kind of scene after bad crimes (8)
10 Do caveats confuse lawyers (9)
11 Twist, remove unknown barrier (5)
12 Surrounded area of Valence rebuilt (7)
13 Prohibition within a Swedish company for flower arrangement (7)
14 For judging, some disheartened southern vocalist  follows a son without hesitation (9)
16 Unknown alien with one abominable snowman (4)
19 Calm soldiers on street (4)
21 In front of a foolish  person loosely bind a mongrel, large rat (9)
25 Notice vehicle in front of church and proceed (7)
26 Initially a very old customer fuss to get a fruit (7)
27 Hourly Romanian dance by first lady  (5)
28 Editor exercised caution for process of learning (9)
29 Key oriental access for agent (8)
30 Property in  English region  (6)

DOWN
1   Boy and the French back in a place of worship (6)
2   No bad habits for learners (7)
3   Servants surround a heartless cook with parcels (8)
5   Find a shoe badly designed (9)
6   Bores change direction of birds (6)
7   He follows damaged car with mother to a place in Ontario (7)
8   Endless riot after damaging canes  in a play-script (8)
9   Activist yelled showing a filthy place (4)
15 Country chaps on time for announcement (9)
17 Priest at first  arrived and delivered a sermon (8)
18 Gymnasts are those who changes viewpoints (9)
20 A few cut off a side (7)
22 Hero at last in a car played a musical instrument (7)
23 A new article on record about a mechanism in  grandfather's clock (6)
24 A leap by black cat (6)
26 A strange plant (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at the following link SARAL 1

Enjoy.

93 comments:

  1. 17 Priest at first arrived and delivered a sermon (8) PREACHED (P+REACHED)

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  2. 8 Endless riot after damaging canes in a play-script (8) SCENARIO *

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  3. 10.A. ADVOCATES. (DO CAVEATS)*

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  4. 25 Notice vehicle in front of church and proceed (7) AD VAN CE

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  5. 13. A. IKEBANA. {IKE(BAN)E}

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  6. 1 Ape circling an awning (6) C(AN)OPY

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  7. Welcome Saral! Kutralam sarala?

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    1. So, it is 'saaral' turned easy?
      'Saaral' is the cool spray from Cortalam falls- for those who do not know Tamil that well.

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  8. 8D - SCENARIO - CANES* RIO (T)

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  9. 14 a: For judging, some disheartened southern vocalist follows a son without hesitation (9) A+S+S..E+ S+SING er
    25 a: Notice vehicle in front of church and proceed (7) AD+VAN+CE

    15 d: Country chaps on time for announcement (9) STATE+MEN+T

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  10. 22D - OCARINA - O ( IN A CAR)*

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  11. Wonder how to write this as an across clue:

    15: Country chaps on time for announcement (9) STATE+MEN+T

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  12. DOWN
    1 Boy and the French back in a place of worship (6) {CHAP}{EL<=}
    2 No bad habits for learners (7) {NO}{VICES}
    3 Servants surround a heartless cook with parcels (8) {P(A)(C[-oo]K)AGES}

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  13. 26Ac : Initially a very old customer fuss to get a fruit (7) AVACADO {A+V+O+C+ADO}

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  14. 28Ac : Editor exercised caution for process of learning (9) EDUCATION (ED)(UCATION*)

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  15. 24A: A leap by black cat (6)

    --- B OUNCE , def = a leap, black = B, cat = OUNCE

    7D: He follows damaged car with mother to a place in Ontario (7)

    --- CRAMAHE, def = a place in Ontario, damaged car = CRA*. mother = MA, followed by HE

    9A: Activist yelled showing a filthy place (4)

    STYE (T), def = a filthy place, T indicator = showing, fodder = activiST YElled

    Is the def here mistakenly written for STY?



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    1. Looks like a wrong def.

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    2. Stye is an eye problem, isn't it?

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    3. Yes sorry for wrong definition :(

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  16. My three
    24D B +OUNCE BOUNCE
    7D ANAG OF (car+MA) followed by he for place in Ontario CRAMAHE
    30A Property in E+STATE ESTATE

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  17. 12A Enclave Anag of Valence

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  18. 16A Y+ET+I YETI
    Those are to replace ones that already were answered just before I did

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  19. Saran lived up to the name :) Really enjoyable

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  20. 4A- Offences
    (Off)(scene)*
    Bad- Off

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  21. 11A- Grate
    Gyrate (twist)- Y (unknown)
    Barrier- Def

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  22. 12A- Enclave- (Valence)*
    Surrounded area- Def.

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  23. Replacement for 12A-
    21A- Bandicoot
    Large rat- Def.
    Loosely bind a - (Bind a)*
    Foolish person- Coot

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  24. Absolutely SARAL. I have a feeling the next edition may be less saral.

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  25. What is the role of Mongrel in 21A?

    Saral was saral unlike the IT return form SARAL, which is harder to fill than the long form of return

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    1. Is mongrel an additional def.? Is there such a mongrel?

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    2. Have used 2 anagrind by mistake .Next time I will be more careful . Thanks a lot Padmanbhan & Suresh .

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  26. All the best, Saral. Nice to see your crossword in this forum. When I did this puzzle, there was a sense of dejavu, and then the penny dropped ...

    A quote for father's day:
    When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years. -- Mark Twain

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    1. 'Old man has learned'?!
      Penny did not drop and I guess I have to wait. Probably you have more pennies!

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    2. Thanks a lot Kishore for your feedback !

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    3. Paddy, old man is another way of saying 'father'

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    4. I know. What I wanted to say was that it was the youngster who learned (and appreciated the old man's views) during these 7 years and not the other way around.

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    5. That is an 'old man's point of view' ! :-)

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  27. Across- 21,27,29
    Down- 6,18,20,23,26
    Leftovers

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    1. Prasenjit, you need to provide annotations also

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  29. So Saral means LV ! Great Arangetram puzzle!! Good show LV. Keep them coming. Thoroughly enjoyed the CW.

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    1. Thanks a lot MB Sir :) ( Meeku CW nachindhya ? )

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    2. Meaning 'I liked it very much'?
      It took so long for the penny to drop! (I had to find the penny in the first place)
      Thank you LV. Liked the speed with which I could solve it and interesting at the same time. Keep them coming.

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    1. cut off SEVER
      a A
      side L (for Left)
      Defn: a few (SEVER)(A)(L)

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    1. Already solved by Paddy above @12:15 as (BANDI*)(COOT)

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    2. LEMON(MONGREL)*-ASS. Cannot derive from the definition ('large rat') though.

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    3. Thanks for pointing out, NR. Hadn't noticed. Had gone by Ram's 12.22pm listing of leftovers above. Anyway, 'bandicoot' is absolutely right. The clue has two anagrinds: 'loosely' and 'mongrel'.

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  32. PS: You have to give the annotation.
    Key DEL
    oriental E
    access GATE
    Defn: agent (DEL)(E)(GATE)

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    1. U R right, MB & no sir please.
      Key is used to clue in DEL, ESC (on the computer keyboard) generally.

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    2. It may also be a bits-and-pieces indicator for the letter A or B or C or D or E or F or G. (musical notes).

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  33. 18d ACROBATS (CD)
    23d (A)(N)(A)(LOG)
    26d (A)(RUM)

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  34. Leftovers Now : Across : 27

    Down : 6

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  35. 6D EAGLES. Anno: 'Eagres' (= 'bores') -r +l

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    1. If we take it as 'change direction (L to R) of birds EAGLES', then it is EAG[-l](+R)ES - EAGRES (definition - bores which are successive waves, of great height and violence, at flood tide moving up an estuary or river)

      You have taken it as 'Bores / change direction' Defn: birds.
      Here, it is likely that the setter would have used 'for' in preference to 'of''.

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    1. Well solved. 'Horal' is the adjective relating to 'hour'.
      There are beautiful adjectives relating to planets like jovial (Jupiter), saturnine (Saturn), martial (Mars), and mercurial (Mercury).
      We also have adjectival forms of place names from which we derive their demonyms (terms for their residents), e.g., Asia - Asian - Asians.

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  37. Nice debut Lakshmi. Keep them coming. We need more contributors to keep theses Sunday specials up and running.

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    1. Thanks Col Sir for publishing the CW from an amateur. Thanks again Sir !

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  38. For those who are inclined to contributing puzzles towards the Sunday Specials we have added a new page on top 'Guidelines for Sunday Specials', please go through the same before sending in your creations

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  39. Would you pl. explain 'Hora'. I am able to get L for first lady & def. as hourly.

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    1. Hora is a Romanian dance.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hora_(dance) mentions this:
      Hora, also known as horo and oro, is a type of circle dance originating in the Balkans but also found in other countries.

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    2. Thank you NR. I thought so but could not get it confirmed.

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  40. I didn't solve this puzzle.
    Solvers have lapped it up.
    There are some great clues. There are some that will become great if a little tweaking is done. There are some where a little editing needs to be done.
    I congratulate Saral on this outing.
    My advice to the debutant setters would be try and have a test-solver before the puz is published.
    I would suggest that some three or four members here volunteer to do this service. Then any fellow-member can send their puz to one of them for pre-solving and error-catching before the public exposure.
    Even professional setters, alas, don't have this luxury and they are under great pressure in checking the puzzles before they send their work. In amateur work one can help another, I suppose.

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    1. CV, sorry for hogging your typing effort and being lazy, but +1 to everything you said.

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    2. Thanks a lot for your encouraging words Sir .
      Will be more careful before sending the puzzle for publishing . I have a lot to learn from all the great setters and solvers here .
      Thanks once again Sir

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  41. A very late start for me today, and as expected all settled by the time I checked in. Found the puzzle interesting and enjoyable. Sure, some improvements could be made, but a great debut, and greater things to come no doubt

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  42. A wonderful maiden attempt LV. I really liked some of the very smooth surfaces and the choice of words for the puzzle that made it interesting:) Welcome to the elitist band of female cruciverbalists (may their tribe increase:)) -Looking forward to seeing more puzzles from you.

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  43. Started late around 7:00 PM; enjoyed the puzzle thoroughly; Keep em coming LV!

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  44. Good job, Laxmiji ! May you continue to shower your largess in crosswords some more ! I wish it is Divali day !!

    HORAL is a nice construction.

    Since i solved it late at 2300 hrs as I was out, could not participate. Good night ye-all.

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  45. Thanks Sowmya, Ajeesh , Vasant .
    @Raju Sir Thanks Sir .

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