Sunday, 3 August 2014

Special, Sunday 03 Aug 2014, Bruno


Welcome to Bruno our new setter. Bouquets and brickbats welcome with your answers.
3 answers per commenter (with annotations) as usual till 6 PM.


ACROSS
1   Walked like a ballerina, even top tight and tucked in (7)
5   Clued wrongly, copped disdain at first, apologised finally, and was embraced (7)
9   Leaders of Germany, Australia, and Russia arrived decked in flowers (9)
10 Forces your online company to sell first (5)
11 Decadent party… upfront fee mostly returned (6)
12 Mob rage brought down boycott (7)
14 Trust broadcast without leading announcer  (4)
15 Dad, perhaps, took reinstated post in government office (10)
19 Communicates with fishes? (5, 1, 4)
20 Pitch Point lake (4)
22 Masked performers first men to take front end off large cars (7)
25 German accent? (6)
27 Fit again, model soldier (1st Rifles), retrieved lost ring (5)
28 Left with cooked food, around eleven, finally, to sleep? (4, 2, 3)
29 Solar assembly installed around front half of room of sisters (7)
30 Doubt spices could be first serving (7)

DOWN
1   Pulls small intestine upward (4)
2   Left fool clumsily holding one set of papers (9)
3   Orange juice for ass (6)
4   Barbie, perhaps, had to wear badge at game (9)
5   Cared about budding fighter (5)
6   Throb of beam crashing through upturned waste (8)
7   Royal turned to drink (5)
8   Unhappiness caused by music playing at temporary accommodation? (10)
13 Signs one is possessed by a corporation? (10)
16 Some pasta queues had weapon-toting one (9)
17 They purge vacant use sprawls (9)
18 According to nearly half of Deutschland, it is a syndrome (8)
21 Corner of a large bay (6)
23 Big man’s a little girl at heart (5)
24 It lived in Manila last, recalled Bush (5)
26 Overdose of drug and Southern songs (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 1

Enjoy.

86 comments:

  1. 11a Decadent party... upfront fee mostly returned (6) EFFETE - EF (rev. of FE[-e]) plus FÊTE

    12a Mob rage brought down boycott (7) EMBARGO (- anag. of MOBRAGE)

    19a Communicates with fishes? (5,1,4) DROPS A LINE (CD)

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  2. 3D - ONAGER - ORANGE*
    21D - ALCOVE - A L COVE

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  3. 17D - EVACUANTS - VACANT USE*

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  4. 9A G A R LANDED (arrived) 9 Leaders of Germany, Australia, and Russia arrived decked in flowers (9)

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  5. 2D Left fool clumsily holding one set of papers (9) PORT FOL(I)O*
    7D Royal turned to drink (5) LAGER <-

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  6. 9A G A R LANDED ( LEADERS OF GERMANY AUSTRALIA RUSSIA ARRIVED = LANDED) = DECKED IN FLOWERS)

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  7. 8 Unhappiness caused by music playing at temporary accommodation? (9) DISCO N TENT?
    Wrong enu, N is from?

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    1. Ajeesh has just added anno for Raghunath's answer. He has taken only three clues.

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  8. ram
    2d is solved already by Raghunath above.

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  9. In 1a what goes in what? Or What goes outside what? How is it indicated? CGB? Or anyone else?

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    1. 1   Walked like a ballerina, even top tight and tucked in (7)

      Even =tied
      Tight =Anag ind
      TOP* Tucked in to Tied ? With a comma after even in cryptic reading it works I think

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    2. Yes Ajeesh's anno is correct. what does +1 mean...?

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    3. +1 means Raghunath is agreeing with Ajeesh's Anno. :)

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  10. 11 EFFETE Decadent party… upfront fee mostly returned (6) party FETE FE< FEe mostly returned

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  11. 4D : Barbie, perhaps, had to wear badge at game (9) DODGEBALL {DO(DGEBA*)LL}

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  12. 14 RELY Trust broadcast ( RELAY )without leading (A)nnouncer (4)

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  13. 6D : Throb of beam crashing through upturned waste (8) DRUMBEAT {DRU(MBEA*)T<--} Def : Throb

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  14. 10 Forces your online company to sell first (5) URGES - UR GE(S)

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  15. 24D: SALAL <T
    30A: (SCEPSI)*(S)
    26D:(OD)(E)(S)

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  16. 29A : Solar assembly installed around front half of room of sisters (7) SORORAL {SO(RO)RAL*} Def : Of sisters

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  17. 28 Left with cooked food, around eleven, finally, to sleep? (4, 2, 3) L (AND) OF NOD {LEFT - L WITH-AND (FOOD N)*

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  18. Colonel Sir,

    26Dn clue is not seen in Downward clues!

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  19. 13 Signs one is possessed by a corporation? (10) TRADEMARKS - CD
    Compensating for CADRE

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  20. 8 D: Is of 10 letters not 9 as mentioned.

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  21. Huh..Huh.. some what toughie, Bruno. Welcome to you.

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    1. OK, thanks Mr. Ram. Hopefully, tough, but fair...

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  22. MB @ 12:11: It is given in Acrosslite version as "Overdose of drug & Southern songs(4)"

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    1. Sorry about that have added it now.
      Have guests at home, someone can identify the leftovers

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  23. Dear all

    This is my first attempt at setting a grid, so your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks to Colonel for help in publishing this grid.

    Best

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  24. Someone to identify the leftovers, I'm busy with guests at home

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  25. Thanks Ajeesh... Thanks Mukundala. Suggns for improvement... ??

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    1. So far I could find eleven full/partial anagram clues, a bit on the higher side. (But this is quite normal in the case of new setters making a debut) On the whole it is a nice crossword.
      Keep them coming, Balaji. :)

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    2. Thanks MB... Will take note of it

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  26. LEFTOVERS :

    Across : 15,20,22,27
    Down : 16,23.

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  27. Still to go:

    ACROSS: 15, 22, 27 AND 29

    DOWN: 16, 18 AND 23

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    1. 29A has been solved by one MB @ 12:02 :)
      18D Solved by Ajeesh @ 10:37

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  28. 16D LINGUINES {LIN(GU+I N)ES}

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  29. 22A MUMMERS M+(-H)ummers

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  30. 20A TARN tar+n DEf. Lake

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  31. Excellent Debut, Bruno! Loved the clues especially 15A, 19A, 28A, 4D, 8D & 16D.
    Waiting for more from your end.

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  32. 15A Dad, perhaps, took reinstated post in government office (10) {PA}{R{LIAM<-}ENT}

    29A Solar assembly installed around front half of room of sisters (7) {SO{RO(-om)}RAL*}

    23D Big man’s a little girl at heart (5) M{A}{JO}R

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    1. 15A : Sandhya Ma'am, could the Anno be PAR(LIAM<-)ENT pl?

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    2. Sandhya,
      Some additional brackets in 15A anno?

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    3. Yes, the anno I meant was as MB has shown...

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    4. Sorry, I made a mistake with that!

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  33. 20A- Tarn
    Lake- Def.
    Pitch- tar
    Point- N

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  34. 27A: REJIG ; def: fit again; model soldier GIJOE<= + R(first rfiles) with deletion of O (ring)

    A great debut, and has the hand of someone who regularly sets. Maybe writing clues in some online forum like 1AC? Loved 15A, such an elegant clue, and there were quite a few others.

    My usual grouse is that 'first xyz' is used to indicate first letter. Have always felt that this is not grammatically correct, should be first of xyz. But a minor point as it did not hinder solving in any way

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    1. Thanks BP... Glad you enjoyed it. yes, I have been learning to set on 1Ac and CCS... Will take a note of this point...

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  35. 16D- Linguines
    Def.- Pasta
    Queues- Lines
    Weapon toting one- GU(I)N

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  36. Enjoyable CW. Thanks to Bruno & Col. Many good clues.

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  37. Well done Balaji, keep them coming

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    1. Thanks Colonel for the positive feedback and all the help as well... My pleasure...

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  38. Re:

    4 Barbie, perhaps, had to wear badge at game (9) DODGEBALL {DO(DGEBA*)LL}

    General question: When A 'wears' B, is A outside B or inside B?
    Particular question: In the above clue which is the anagrind for 'badge'?

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    1. Hi, to wear (synonym damage, erode, etc) is the anagrind and had is the container indicator... So, the cryptic reading is Doll contained (had) badge* (to wear) Hope that clarifies...?
      BTW, a big thanks to you for your blog that detailed how to create a grid, numbering, etc... very helpful...

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    2. To your general question, when A wears B, I would take it to be A contained in B.

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    3. My 2 cents worth on this: The main reason that prompts the query from CV is that there is a grammatical inconsistency, and therefore doubt arises on which is the container ind and anagrind. When using 'had', it would have been much cleaner if it had been followed by 'worn' instead of 'to wear'. Same wordplay would be there, plus grammar taken care of. Further 'at' as the link word also is iffy. Might have been better to use 'for'. The whole clue would become much more coherent. Just my suggestions, there are other possibilities

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    4. Thank you very much... Both your suggestions do seem to make the clue cleaner...

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  39. Wrt Bhala's Comment above.
    I have seen One Across website in the past.
    But does it have a forum where one submits crosswords/clues?
    Can't find it. Could anyone give me a pointer?

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    1. Yes, Sowmya moderates it, but anyone that is part of that group can submit single crossword clues... typically no grid submissions though... It is on Facebook, if you are on facebook, maybe sowmya could send you an invite.

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    2. CV sir,
      This 1 Across is a Facebook group created by Sowmya . You are also a member:-D

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  40. Thanks for replies.
    I have understood that 1AC (on FB) is different from the website One Across.
    I have looked in.

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  41. Great debut Bruno /Balaji :) Well done and we look forward to more grids from you:) Bhala - thanks for the intro to 1 ACross, in this group. CV sir, as noted by Ajeesh, you were one of the first people I invited to the group (despite fully knowing that you are an infrequent visitor to FB). For others, it is a closed Facebook group for seasoned crossword buffs and setters. Many of the current members are either Setters for the Hindu and other publications or fantastic crossword solvers I have met at CCS and/or THCC. It is less than a week old and currently has 50 members. We are quite selective on membership and the focus is on quality cluing while having fun with other cruciverbalists. If any setters or seasoned solvers here would like to join, please let us know and we would be happy to send an invitation. It is moderated by me, Lakshmi (Saral) and Martin D''Mello, who is an ex IITian and an amazing crossword setter and solver.

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