Sunday, 16 November 2014

No 2817, Sunday 16 Nov 2014


ACROSS
1   Stocked by Manitoba store, revolutionary shoe (5) SABOT [<=]
4   Listener baffled about one quick to bounce back (9) RESILIENT {RES{1}LIENT*}
9   Appraisers in Virginia - new rules required (7) VALUERS {VA}{RULES*}
10 In which one may pick apples, or a variety of beet? (7) ORCHARD {OR}{CHARD}
11 Crayfish in sea - no glut, unfortunately (9) LANGOUSTE*
12 Quick and inclined to bite? (5) NIPPY [DD]
13 Descriptive of King James VI Golf Club in Scotland? (5,3,7) ROYAL AND ANCIENT Definition by example
15 Revolutionary Muslim? (8,7) WHIRLING DERVISH [CD]

20 Right and left, a rambler (5) ROVER {R}{OVER}
21 Smell around television at home in part of the Windward Islands (2,7) ST VINCENT {S{T V}{IN}CENT}
22 Children's book laid out on rug (7) MATILDA {MAT}{LAID*}
23 Finale of Maria Callas performing in opera house (2,5)  LA SCALA {mariA+CALLAS}*
24 Diverting feature in fringe publication (4,5) SIDE ISSUE {SIDE} {ISSUE}
25 Iron in cupboard (5) PRESS [DD]

DOWN
1   Ending in fisticuffs, a very bad argument in a Mayfair street (6,3) SAVILE ROW {f...fS}{A}{VILE ROW}
2   Only taken in by foolish talk! (7) BALONEY {B{ALONE}Y}
3   Loftier spreading plant (7) TREFOIL*
4   Stops rowing and relaxes (5,2,4,4) RESTS ON ONES OARS [CD]
5   Poorly in Devon, Keats, with me, treated in famous hospital (5,10) STOKE MANDEVILLE  {DEVON+KEATS+ME}* around {ILL}
6   Terse, cheat in secular surroundings (7) LACONIC {LA{CON}IC}
7   Former partner, big enough for a model (7) EXAMPLE {EX}{AMPLE}
8   Drink rum in Torquay, empty (5) TODDY {Tor{ODD}quaY}
14 Has Titian drawn islanders? (9) TAHITIANS*
16 Welcomed in, strove to keep close to host (7) INVITED {IN}{VI{hosT}ED}
17 Legendary German rock singer? (7) LORELEI [GK]
18 Phones circles at university (5,2) RINGS UP {RINGS} {UP}
19 Repeat? Learned start's missing (7) ITERATE lITERATE
20 Famous twin in rock band (American) (5) REMUS {REM}{US}

25 comments:

  1. Thank you Col. for the nice collection of links- very interesting I can read them the whole day,but for the last leg of IXL. Hope to do it later in the day.Obviously, I did not do as much research as you did and missed out on a few words.

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  2. I submitted only very late around 5pm, but5 still got 92. Wonder how.

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  3. I am very happy that I got 87 after submitting Round 9 on Friday evening. I was not so lucky last time. Despite submitting Round 8 on Wednesday evening, I got only 59.

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    1. So lots of typos and other errors this time.

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    2. It shows that only 14 people got all correct answers. Many missed out on Bangalore/Mangalore and Kakinada/Marinara. Had it been last year, there would have no points after 87.

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  4. Suresh, that's because all the usual suspects had stumbled on one or more of the clues, most commonly Kakinada, for which many had entered Marinara. I for one did not have any problem with Kakinada, but was stuck with "Smart layer Barrington parted with (4)" for 30 minutes.
    Was somehow convinced that CHIP is the answer with smart layer as the definition, but could not annotate it. I almost submitted it but as a last resort I wikied barrington and found that Ken Barrington is a cricketer, about whom I had never heard of. then the anno for 'Chic' instead of 'chip' fell in place and I submitted at 12:05, the longest I had taken for any round till now. Was expecting a score in the early 80s/70s but was pleasantly surprised to see 99 against my name.

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  5. I, for one,had no problem with Ken- having been at the receiving end of a long and laborious innings on a pleasant Sunday afternoon at Chennai,nee Madras. But I put in Bangalore for Mangalore- again no anno.

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  6. is anyone else facing problem in submitting on IXL..my submission is not going through...

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  7. Try, try and try again. Mohsin submitted within 12 to 13 minutes. Vinod tried at 11:15 but finally succeeded only at 11:35

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    1. So I wasn't the only one! The site seemed to be hanging for 10 minutes starting around 11:25. It then brought up a version that didn't show the last few entries despite having used the "SAVE" button after each entry. It finally went through only around 11:38.

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    2. OMG! Really? 12 to 13 minutes! I can't believe this. Pray that he soon gets into the Guinness Book of World Records.

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  8. submitted now...lost 25 mins...but I guess everyone's in the same boat

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  9. Mine finally went through. Had to redo it as the first time it came back as page not found

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  10. Had to drop off my wife somewhere when I was nearly through. So just submitted.

    Last Sunday I had gone off on some cyclone relief work and was pleasantly surprised to see 92 on board. I wanted to tell Raju that the best way to get the solution for last week's 1D was to google for indian world heritage sites

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  11. In Round 9, I submitted on Thursday as I was away & couldn't access.I also made error in Mangalore.

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  12. I thought my net was down .
    Luckily there was no need for me to re type the answers .I always keep the CW page on my iPad open without logging in. And I solved it in a paper & was also trying to reload the page .

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  13. I had to retype as well . Submitted around 12

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  14. Today, I started off at noon without much difficulty, as the site played ball alright. However, I got stuck with one clue at the SE corner. Again, a wild card was played. Thukka maar diya !!

    Lat week's AJANTA was such an obvious thing and I had put in ASAMIA. Again, like most of us, I had put in BANGALORE--instead of MANGALORE ! RMDC puzzle, as I mentioned? I would like to see the parsing for BANGALORE. Lastly, I goofed up big time by putting in

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  15. KAVIKAVA, as a cocktail concoction,though it is spelt as KAVAKAVA !!. KAKINADA was a nada for me !! AKIN, yes, Is KADA that insufferable kashayam that we used to get from our grannies ?

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  16. How is that some of you know how many correct entries others submitted and the time it took to submit the puzzles?

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    1. From the comments in the IXL Players group on Facebook

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    2. Ah, thanks. I suspected as much, but I also wanted to make sure that I wasn't missing a hidden feature within the IXL website. :)

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  17. See some photographs of an impromptu S&B meet at Bangalore at the THCC families blog at the following link IMPROMPTU S&B GATHERING

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