Sunday, 30 November 2014

Jumbo Special, Sunday 30 Nov 2014, Arden


4 answers per commenter (with annotations) upto 6 PM


ACROSS
11  Fit two tables- resolve what's going on between us now (6,2,4)
12  Come on, switch it on again (4,4)
13  Animal is badly ailing (6)
14  Incisive style cut short by sloganeering (9)
15  Romeo remains reckless (4)
16  He was said to be a quick thinker (5)
18  It's cast for healthy returns (3,6)
20  Clamour for an ex PM on radio (5)
23  Exhortation for moderation and to shun a drink (8)
24  Theoretically, a professor's aide (12)
26  Public utility adds dimension in energy space (6,4)
28  Like wearing the cross, perhaps makes waste (5)
30  One in front was terrible (4)
31  Senior pulls beginner off river (4)
32  Spaniard not well, sadly at the bottom (5)
34  They are devastating for one on the run in metros (10)
35  Cologne spray used by ENT specialist (12)
37  A rock for German scientist (8)
39  Snake regularly seen under tree (5)
41  One would be very careful walking over them (9)
42  Evenly metred among half a dozen he composed (5)
45  Method followed not for tax (4)
46  Find out, if it's sectarian fracas (9)
48  Drink up- inside it's so hot (6)
50  Nothing caught when you trawl for fish (8)
51  Trap essentially for gents and later a gentleman, perhaps (12)

DOWN
1    Such talk isn't good at home, grow up (8)
2    It will droop over time for a male (4)
3    Communist leader replacing head of state (5)
4    It is absent there, line not to be quoted (3,3,6)
5    Thrown in play Charlie in cast (4)
6    The way he follows a movie - he is nuts (10)
7    Money one paid to get a drug (8)
8    Keen to get across a tribe (5)
9    Some Oriental aroma- up to no good (6)
10  Announcement giving contrary orders (5,7)
17  Slightly he advances- in a crooked way (9)
19  Hand holding school song (5)
21  Girl's anger about active support (9)
22  Characteristic- Fast to get in teams essentially (9)
25  Alterations not an irregularity for a philosopher (9)
27  Climber having streaks of grey (3,4,5)
29  The bright side of  money and protection (6,6)
33  One records novel church feature (4,6)
34  Material perforce not for tailor (5)
36  Wisdom before urban lore, perhaps (8)
38  Lazy at home, act fast (8)
40  Answering wrongly- no war flag (6)
43  Force is relatively wasted (5)
44  Traded keeping constant rate (5)
47  Bet the volcano will erupt (4)
49  Morning- up and about with a fast runner (4)

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Enjoy.

91 comments:

  1. 49 Morning- up and about with a fast runner (4) MA RE

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  2. 18A : It's cast for healthy returns (3,6) NET PROFIT (CD)

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  3. 47 Bet the volcano will erupt (4) ANTE (ETNA -VOLCANO <-)

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  4. 17A : Slightly he advances- in a crooked way (9) STEALTHILY {STE{A}LTHILY}*

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  5. 11A - BATTLE OF WITS - ( FIT TWO TABLES)*
    15A - RASH - R (OMEO) ASH

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  6. 35A - LARYNGOSCOPE - COLOGNE SPRAY*

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  7. Replies
    1. Vasant, your anno is not correct

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    2. Apologies:(OFF)(THERE)(CORD)

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  8. I was wondering whether we should have a rule by which a solver enters all his four answers in one go.

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    1. Good idea. will enforce it next week onwards

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    2. Only issue is that , as it is there are enough duplications, the time to publish as a set will only lead to more.

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    3. +1 for posting in a single comment

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  10. 33D : One records novel church feature (4,6) ROOD SCREEN {ONE RECORDS}*

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  11. 42A: V(ERD)I
    Half a dozen= VI
    Evenly metred= E R D

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  12. 13 Nilgai*
    46 Ascertain*
    9 Amoral (rev T)
    25 Aristotle* (-an)

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  13. 41A One would be very careful walking over them (9) EGGSHELLS (CD)
    10D Announcement giving contrary orders (5,7) {PRESS} {RELEASE}
    29D The bright side of money and protection (6,6) {SILVER} {LINING}
    38D Lazy at home, act fast (8) {IN}{DO}LENT}

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  14. MB:Is 17A correct? Enu doesn't match

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  15. 6 The way he follows a movie - he is nuts (10) PSYCHO PATH

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  16. Very nice clues . Thanks Arden

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  17. My 4
    12A - {ONCE MO}*{RE}
    20A - BLARE (~blair)
    51A - {(-g)ENT(-s)}{ANGLEMENT*}
    40D - ENSIGN (-a)NS(-w)E(-r)ING*

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    1. Col If 51 a is right, then I am wrong in MARE 49 D

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  18. 24 Theoretically, a professor's aide (12) ACADEMIC ALLY

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  19. 16 A: FAUST (HP FAST)
    2 D: S(T)AG
    5 D: DI(C)E

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  20. 28A- HASTE
    Like- As
    Wearing- container
    (The)*
    H(AS)TE
    Def.- Makes waste (as in Haste makes waste)

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  21. 34 They are devastating for one on the run in metros (10) C (A) (LAM) ITIES

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  22. Compensated for MARE - 49 A

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    1. Ram you cannot compensate for a wrong answer. You need to correct the wrong answer

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    2. OK Sir, Noted for future guidance. CGB has already given the answer.

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  23. Lam - escape from prison
    metros - cities

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  24. It is really a bonanza to get a jumbo from Arden.. Brilliant crossie.

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  25. I set up the grid and tried to flll in.
    In the grid above 17dn has 9 cells but the answer MB has given is STEALTHILY (10).
    I am yet to resolve the issue.
    I am not using AcrossLite but set up the above grid on a software.

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  26. Before looking at it I will enter three, by withdrawing the fourth which I had intended to place:

    14a Incisive style cut short by sloganeering (9) TREN[d]CHANT

    22d Characteristic- Fast to get in teams essentially (9) L(IN E A M)ENT
    25d Alterations not an irregularity for a philosopher (9) ARISTOTLE

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    1. ARISTOTLE already solved by Ajeesh at 11:01

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  27. 32 Spaniard not well, sadly at the bottom (5) -spa NADIR*
    39 Snake regularly seen under tree (5) ASP + .E.N

    1 D Such talk isn't good at home, grow up (8) BAD IN AGE
    17 D Slightly he advances- in a crooked way (9) S(LENDER)LY

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  28. 34 d crepe- (perforce- for)*

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  29. My fourth
    30a One in front was terrible (4) I VAN

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  30. 3dn: BENIN
    LENIN with 'head' replaced
    Definition: State (it is a country in Africa)

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  31. Having solved a Jumbo 21x21 for the first time, feeling exalted. A superb crossword. Some clues really brought a smile.only doubt is on 3 D.

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  32. 8dn: ACUTE
    {AC}ross with {UTE} (tribe)
    Definition: keen

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  33. 45A:CESS {(-pro)CESS} , Defn: Tax
    48A: {C {UP} OLA} ; CUPOLA
    7D: DOPAMINE { M ONE PAID}* ; Defn. Drug
    21D: PATRONAGE ; { PAT {R {ON} AGE }

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  34. sorry, 21 d should read as { PAT {R{ON}AGE}}

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  35. 50a: DRAGONET
    {DRAG NET} catching {O}
    Definition: fish

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  36. 37across: EINSTEIN .( DC)

    50 across: DRAGONET : DRAG_O_NET-- Trawl, Nothing- O-

    7acorss: DOPAMINE

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  37. DIOAMINE_- M _ONE PAID_ anagram

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  38. 27d: OLD MAN'S BEARD
    CD (having streaks of grey)
    Definition: Climber (it is a climbing shrub)

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  39. Fantastic crossie from ARDEN- Jumbo Jumped for joy-- satisfaction!!

    I liked LARYNGOSCOPE< NET PROFIT immensely-- very imaginatively clued and of course: BATTLE OF WITS ! Keep 'em coming ARDEN !!

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  40. My ;last and fourth: PATRONAGE== girl- PAT- RAGE- active_ON-- support: Patronage

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    1. I had posted DRAGONET just a minute before you, so you could do one more!

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    3. Anno not completely correct

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  41. A jumbo treat from Arden indeed - thank you to the setter and to DG for putting it up here.

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  42. Abhay:If that be so, so be it! Here it is: 48across CUPOLA --COLA and UP_ CUPOLA_ a cauldron for hot brewing for witches ? Is COLA, a brand or a drink generically?

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  43. Last two for a latecomer

    Across 23 and 31

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  44. 23 BEVERAGE ( be average-a)
    31 EDER ( elder - l (learner) )

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    1. I had filed in O(-l)DER which works as well

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  45. Nice clues. Thanks Arden.

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  46. 3D - Is it Lenin or Benin?

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    1. Lenin in my view

      Communist leader = Definition = LENIN

      replacing head of state = (-b+l)LENIN

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    2. Lenin as per wordplay

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    3. Thanks Col & Ajeesh. I had a doubt because Abhay(2:02) put it as BENIN.

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  47. Sorry Col Sir @ 11:46 & 12:26

    Sorry Vasant @ 11:25.

    As I was busy with my guests (till now). couldn't respond and correct the mistake in 17D clue.

    Let me see if I can get right.

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    1. 17A : Slightly he advances- in a crooked way (9) SLENDERLY Def : Slightly.

      Not able to annotate it. Anybody to my rescue pl?!

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    2. Thanks, Arden for a wonderful jumbo. :)

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    3. My sincere apologies. I didn't notice that Raghu had already given the correct answer for 17 Down @ 12:54

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  48. 10D- Press Release
    What is the function of 'Contrary' in the clue?

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    1. Press and Release are contrary to each other

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    1. Please post your views on the IXL website. I will repost your deliberations if you tell me as to how you have ascertained that some had only one wrong answer and some others had two wrong answers and so on

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