Sunday, 31 August 2014

Special, Sunday 31 Aug 2014, Saral


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


ACROSS
1   Norse god overwhelmed by prayer for abundance  (8)
5   Dad, say follows mother with original yellow flower   (6)
10  Appreciates publicity note about society (7)
11  New black attire that's worn by heads of clergy (7)
12 Load some escargots   (5)
13 Crooked directions when one's abandoned principles ? (9)
14 A brief quarrel, father left with anger - ultimately  I have to try hard (6)
16 Old boy not in a passion  for a meeting (7)
19 Storm ripped apart  a party (7)
21 Headgear modest son left for wife (6)
23 Rags  lying around the fishes (9)
25 Plump round bees all over the place (5)
27 Leading specialist leaves a deduction of disease (7)
28 A man has no time for lawyer's schedules (7)
29 Can endlessly trade showy ornament (6)
30 Articles on achievement by Mexican city (8)

DOWN
1   Dictated to put a fish (6)
2   Gem merchant stores a variety of wheat (5)
3   Instrument played by a choir man (9)
4   Ash to settle around university (7)
6   Salesman left mender a clotheshorse (5)
7   Ability yet to be developed (9)
8   Lauding President who’s  moving to higher position (8)
9   A vehicle carrying accountant looking up at a calculating machine (6)
15 Waterproof canvas art spoiled by Paul at home (9)
17 A few nearly skip fast when drowsy (9)
18 A men's party with new worker is dull (8)
20 Scorn at Edward , giving flowery speech (6)
21 Loss of direction at a platform (7)
22 Sumptuous meals fellow eats out with sister 6)
24 Student with one easterner for example upset a feudal lord (5)
26 The French retiring with the German ,is a senior (5)

Across lite version can be accessed at the following link SARAL 2

Enjoy.

80 comments:

  1. 26 The French retiring with the German ,is a senior (5) EL DER

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  2. 24 Student with one easterner for example upset a feudal lord (5) L I E (GE)

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  3. 12 cargo (t)
    16 (-ob) session
    2d emmer (t)

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  4. 18 A men's party with new worker is dull (8) STAG N ANT

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  5. 3D:HARMONICA(A CHOIRMAN)*
    19A: (TORN)(A)(DO)

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  6. 15D: TARPAULIN=(ART)*+PAUL+IN

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  7. 8Dn : Lauding President who’s moving to higher position (8) PRAISING (P+RAISING) Def : Lauding

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  8. 13Ac : Crooked directions when one's abandoned principles ? (9) DOCTRINES {D(-i)RECTIONS}* Def : Principles

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  9. 23Ac : Rags lying around the fishes (9) GRAYLINGS {RAGS LYING}* Def : Fishes

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  10. Easy puzzle. Thanks Saral

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  11. 5a: MA+Y+POP

    21a: WIMPLE (w for s in SIMPLE)

    17d: SOM(e)+NO+LENT

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  12. Nice one Saral - enjoyed solving. Thank you.

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  13. 19 A Storm ripped apart a party (7) TORN A DO
    9 D A vehicle carrying accountant looking up at a calculating machine (6)A B(AC)US<-
    22 D Sumptuous meals fellow eats out with sister 6) F(EAST*)S

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    1. 19A : Already solved by Vasant @ 10:37 :)

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  14. Three from me:

    1A - PLETHORA {PLE(THOR)A} = abundance
    Plea = prayer, overwhelming THOR, the Norse god.

    25 A - OBESE = plump
    O+BEES*

    7D - POTENTIAL (CD, I guess)

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  15. Simply Saral; very entertaining,LV!

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  16. 29 S TIN SEL(=L)

    21 D W A STAGE

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  17. Just came back home from attending a lecture on the history of cricket by a former Tamil Nadu State spin bowler.
    Remaining:
    Ac. 10, 11. 14. 27, 28, 30
    Dn, 1, 4, 20
    e.&o.e.

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    1. Of the above, 30a taken subsequently.

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  18. 28a A man has no time for lawyer's schedules (7) A GEN[-t+D]AS

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  19. 28A - AGENDAS - A GEN(T) DA S

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  20. 20d Scorn at Edward , giving flowery speech (6) ORNATE (T)

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  21. 10A - ADMIRES - AD MI RE S

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  22. 6 Salesman left mender a clotheshorse (5) [rep]AIRER

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  23. Replacement for 28A

    6D - AIRER - (REP)AIRER

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    1. CV and MB getting a head-on. ;-)

      6D - I liked this one in particular.

      HARMONICA was a good anagram. A couple of good T clues as well.

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    2. Re my 12:30 - Sorry, I should have said 'CV and Shrikanth getting a head-on' (both submitted the same answer at the same time.)

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  24. Still pending after the above flurry:

    11a, 14a

    1d

    e.&o.e.

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  25. 14A: A brief quarrel, father left with anger - ultimately I have to try hard (6) --- STRIVE [ SPAT without PA + last letter of angeR + I'VE; Def = to try hard ]

    27A: Leading specialist leaves a deduction of disease (7) --- AILMENT [ ENT leaves ENTAILMENT; Def = disease ]

    10A: Appreciates publicity note about society (7) --- ADMIRES [ AD MI RE S; Def = appreciates ]

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    1. In place/plaice of 10A:
      1D: Dictated to put a fish (6) --- PLAICE [ homophone of PLACE ]

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  26. I am leaving them open , though tempted to take one as a replacement .. A breezy puzzle LV .. Enjoyed a lot.

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  27. If, after the crossword is done and dusted, the clues and answers against them are given in a list form in the Comments section (leaving the main post with grid for would-be solvers in future), anyone interested might be able to give feedback, be it praise or pan, by reading them at a glance..

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  28. The last one to be solved :

    11 Across

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  29. My COD is 11 Across for its superb surface reading!

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  30. Nice and easy.
    1A is my CoD

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  31. Saral
    Will try to write some comments after the puz is completed and the list is available in the Comments section. (The list will save me from scrolling up and down all the answer comments.)

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  32. Elsewhere, in DIY COW, a UK-based message board, someone has written the following clue for INDEPENDENT.
    कर्णफूल ...sounds like you're on your own? (11)
    Can someone annotate this?

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    1. HINDI PENDANT - 'Karnafool' is the Hindi word for 'pendant'

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    2. कर्णफूल = hindi word for pendant

      ~(hindi pendant) = INDEPENDENT [when pronounced in a British (cockney?) accent]

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    3. Thanks both for the anno.

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  33. 11 New black attire that's worn by heads of clergy (7) {(B}IRETTA}*

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  34. CV @1:01 PM: karna phool is pendant in Hindi; hence ~hindi pendant or independent= on your own

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  35. ACROSS
    1 Norse god overwhelmed by prayer for abundance (8) PLE (THOR )A def: abundance
    5 Dad, say follows mother with original yellow flower (6) MA Y POP def : flower
    10 Appreciates publicity note about society (7) AD MI RE S def : appreciates
    11 New black attire that's worn by heads of clergy (7) B IRETTA*
    12 Load some escargots (5) CARGO def: load
    13 Crooked directions when one's abandoned principles ? (9) DOCTRINES ( D(I)RECTIONS* ) def : principles
    14 A brief quarrel, father left with anger - ultimately I have to try hard (6) S(pa)T R IVE def: try hard
    16 Old boy not in a passion for a meeting (7) (ob) SESSION def: meeting
    19 Storm ripped apart a party (7) TORN A DO def: storm
    21 Headgear modest son left for wife (6) (-s)(+W ) IMPLE def: headgear
    23 Rags lying around the fishes (9) GRAYLINGS * def: fishes
    25 Plump round bees all over the place (5) O BEES* def: plump
    27 Leading specialist leaves a deduction of disease (7) (ent)AILMENT def: disease
    28 A man has no time for lawyer's schedules (7) AGEN(t)+ DA S def: schedules
    29 Can endlessly trade showy ornament (6) TIN SEL (l) def: showy ornament
    30 Articles on achievement by Mexican city (8) FEAT URES def: articles

    DOWN
    1 Dictated to put a fish (6) PLACE ~ PLAICE def: fish
    2 Gem merchant stores a variety of wheat (5) EMMER def: variety of wheat
    3 Instrument played by a choir man (9) HARMONICA * def: instrument
    4 Ash to settle around university (7) RESID U E def: ash
    6 Salesman left mender a clotheshorse (5) (rep)AIRER def: clotheshorse
    7 Ability yet to be developed (9) POTENTIAL DD
    8 Lauding President who’s moving to higher position (8) P RAISING def: lauding
    9 A vehicle carrying accountant looking up at a calculating machine (6) A B AC<- US def: calculating machine
    15 Waterproof canvas art spoiled by Paul at home (9) TARPAULIN def: waterproof canvas
    17 A few nearly skip fast when drowsy (9) SOM(e) NO LENT def: drowsy
    18 A men's party with new worker is dull (8) STAG N ANT def: dull
    20 Scorn at Edward , giving flowery speech (6) ORNATE def: flowery speech
    21 Loss of direction at a platform (7) W A STAGE def: loss
    22 Sumptuous meals fellow eats out with sister 6) F EAST* S def: sumptuous meals
    24 Student with one easterner for example upset a feudal lord (5) L I E GE <- def: feudal lord
    26 The French retiring with the German ,is a senior (5) EL <- DER def: senior




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    1. My feedback will appear at or after 6-01 pm today.

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  36. Col sir , Thanks a lot :)
    CV sir , ok :)

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  37. Enjoyed the special today

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  38. Good mix of clue types.

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    1. Thanks Bud :) ( What is your real name ? :) )

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  39. SARAL: S mooth A nd R eally A ccessible L eads (Lights) -- Reminded me of the old Times of India cryptic crosswords ! Well done !! Goddess of wealth !!

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    1. Thanks Raju sir :) I like the Acrostic for my name :)

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  40. Nice crossword Saral. Did like 1 A and 7 D.

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  41. An easy, nice and enjoyable crossword as found by most of the solvers. Saral has the makings of a crossword setter and could turn into a regular for a publication.
    The following comments are written as a quick reaction in an endeavour to provide a feedback to a blossoming setter who has ventured out.
    Any wrong conclusion that I may have made in a senior moment might be excused.
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    1. Thanks CV sir for your encouragement . Your feedback means a lot to me .

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  42. ACROSS

    1 Norse god overwhelmed by prayer for abundance (8) PLE (THOR )A def: abundance
    ***Neat wordplay, with good surface reading. Will a goddess like Lakshmi be never overwhelmed by such a prayer?

    5 Dad, say follows mother with original yellow flower (6) MA Y POP def : flower
    ***I like the surface reading but I am not sure if the sequence MA Y POP is correctly indicated. I leave it to a reader to add a comment as, of late, I tend to make mistakes!

    10 Appreciates publicity note about society (7) AD MI RE S def : appreciates
    ***Neat, good surface, everything in order.

    11 New black attire that's worn by heads of clergy (7) B IRETTA*
    ***Good surface reading; though an anagram, this delayed solving as a letter in fodder had to be derived from 'black' and there are the words 'worn by' suggesting there might be a a c/c somewhere.

    12 Load some escargots (5) CARGO def: load
    ***Pithy telescopic, though the fodder is in a single word.

    13 Crooked directions when one's abandoned principles ? (9) DOCTRINES ( D(I)RECTIONS* ) def : principles
    ***Neat anagram with deletion.

    14 A brief quarrel, father left with anger - ultimately I have to try hard (6) S(pa)T R IVE def: try hard
    ***Where does R come from?

    16 Old boy not in a passion for a meeting (7) (ob) SESSION def: meeting
    ***Familiar word breakup. I like the choice of 'passion' for obsession'.

    19 Storm ripped apart a party (7) TORN A DO def: storm
    ***Neat.

    21 Headgear modest son left for wife (6) (-s)(+W ) IMPLE def: headgear
    ***Neat.

    23 Rags lying around the fishes (9) GRAYLINGS * def: fishes
    ***Plausible anagram. Those fishes must be dead and the scene is perhaps in a fish market.

    25 Plump round bees all over the place (5) O BEES* def: plump
    ***Did someone disturb a beehive? What did those bees feed on?

    27 Leading specialist leaves a deduction of disease (7) (ent)AILMENT def: disease
    ***Don't know how we get 'entailment' from 'deduction' which I would think is 'curtailment'.

    28 A man has no time for lawyer's schedules (7) AGEN(t)+ DA S def: schedules
    ***Yes, these lawyers can be exasperating. I was asked by someone to contact a lawyer in Madurai over some matter. I sent him an email. Two days later. when I phoned him, he said he had not checked his mail! He would look at it and call me back, he added - no, he didn't add, I snatched it from his mouth with a 'Hmmm'. He never did! Do you think I will have any more time for his schedules?

    29 Can endlessly trade showy ornament (6) TIN SEL (l) def: showy ornament
    ***To one customer or many customers?

    30 Articles on achievement by Mexican city (8) FEAT URES def: articles
    ***OK. A by X can give AX or XA, I suppose.
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    1. 14A 'R' from anger ultimately

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    2. First of all thanks a lot for your detailed feedback .

      11-A worn by is misleading , now I realise
      14-A R is from *anger - ultimately *
      27-A I saw Entailment as a synonym of deduction in the freedictionary . So used it

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  43. DOWN

    1 Dictated to put a fish (6) PLACE ~ PLAICE def: fish
    ***Nice homophone ind. Maybe the transitive/intransitive use of the verb 'dictate' should have been given more thought.

    2 Gem merchant stores a variety of wheat (5) EMMER def: variety of wheat
    ***Good hiden ind. After all, a gem merchant too must have his chapatis.

    3 Instrument played by a choir man (9) HARMONICA * def: instrument
    ***Neat anagram though the fodder and the anagram ind might be chestnuts.

    4 Ash to settle around university (7) RESID U E def: ash
    ***Good.

    6 Salesman left mender a clotheshorse (5) (rep)AIRER def: clotheshorse
    ***OK. I am working from the last clue upwards; this deletion ind 'left' (or its inflection) appears to have been used more

    than once in this CWD.

    7 Ability yet to be developed (9) POTENTIAL DD
    ***A DD that looks like a straightforward?

    8 Lauding President who’s moving to higher position (8) P RAISING def: lauding
    ***Is there a problem in 'raising' as transitive v./intransitive v.?

    9 A vehicle carrying accountant looking up at a calculating machine (6) A B AC<- US def: calculating machine
    ***Was the machine on the roof?

    15 Waterproof canvas art spoiled by Paul at home (9) TARPAULIN def: waterproof canvas
    ***Neat combination. I bet Paul was not the artist!

    17 A few nearly skip fast when drowsy (9) SOM(e) NO LENT def: drowsy
    ***I may accept, if reluctantly, 'skip fast' for NO LENT by marvelling at the audacity of that expression. The surface

    reading is not that great, for we may skip a meal when drowsy, we might very well fast when falling asleep and not recovering

    from drowsiness to have supper.

    18 A men's party with new worker is dull (8) STAG N ANT def: dull
    ***I think it was the new worker who spoilt it.

    20 Scorn at Edward , giving flowery speech (6) ORNATE def: flowery speech
    ***A well-concealed hidden, but what is the hidden ind? '[S]peech' throws the solver off-track as 'oration' is not part of

    wordplay. Ornate is an adj meaning 'fanciful, etc' so 'flowery speech', a noun qualified by an adj, cannot lead to it, I

    think.

    21 Loss of direction at a platform (7) W A STAGE def: loss
    ***Neat. I have suffered it but realising my mistake I have run and caught a train at the nick of the moment.

    22 Sumptuous meals fellow eats out with sister 6) F EAST* S def: sumptuous meals
    ***Good. I must call my sister who is in T'nagar.

    24 Student with one easterner for example upset a feudal lord (5) L I E GE <- def: feudal lord
    ***Logical combination, though I might think 'for example' doesn't gel into surface reading.

    26 The French retiring with the German ,is a senior (5) EL <- DER def: senior
    ***Good. Editing would put a comma after French, I think, and close the gap between German and the second comma.
    (ends)

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  44. Nice entertaining crossie LV. Hope to see you as a regular setter soon.

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    1. Thanks a lot Arden sir. No words to express my feelings, you liked my CW :)

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  45. 1-D will keep that in mind
    6-D yes have used * left * a lot
    8,17,20 - D will be more careful
    24-D should have clued E & G in some other way that will be more meaningful in the clue surface.

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  46. CV sir, hope you did not call my dad, a lawyer in Madurai :)

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