Sunday, 7 December 2014

Special, Sunday 07 Dec 2014, Le Roi


Welcome to our new setter Le Roi. Bouquets and brickbats welcome with comments.
3 answers per commenter (With annotations compulsorily) till 6 PM.



ACROSS
1   Salvation Army teetotaler goes around house of a pupil to meet Goscinny or Uderzo perhaps? (8)
5   Fiends read reverse mantra in studies (6)
9   Representation of an adult insect which gained energy for nothing (5)
10 A model, a roman and I return to his lover (9)
12 Most stinky after demolishing waste site (9)
13 Persuade to leave home and find what adorns the top of a church (5)
14 Includes right inside maps within a map (7)
16 Fashionable, sharper without marrow essentially to be fit (2,5)
17 Driver chopped up trees with hesitation (7)
20 Laments for example surrounded by oriental fabrications (7)
23 I train eight male soldiers initially to obtain list members (5)
24 Ian Carter designed an act of delaying to move (9)
27 Untaught, trendy odd tourist starts itinerary viewing Eiffel (9)
28 A lake provides an elevated place to stay (5)
29 See rascals from the east who hid Indian dresses (6)
30 Bivouac holding oriental army is a rented place (8)

DOWN
1   Long narrow cuts illuminated within vessel (5)
2   Party student in empty trains goes places (7)
3   A stamped hand would allow you to do so within green terrace (7)
4   Look around home for Paris flower (5)
6   Northbound stooge loses ultimate love for Islamic State to become headless individualists (7)
7   Trocar in a keyhole operation conceals ceramic instrument (7)
8   Has demented football legend on a ship become amoeboid? (9)
11 France surrendered by fast rider with a member on each side (7)
14 Encourages home wines (9)
15 Nervous titters give rise to superimposed voices (7)
18 Explosive jet core leads to a device causing elimination (7)
19 R.I.P. seer failed to breathe (7)
21 Wax record associated with one is no longer alive (7)
22 Stimulate the constituents of thinner vein (7)
25 To thread a needle he must be a superman (5)
26 The Spanish Election Commissioner first tests the voted candidate (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at LE ROI 1

Enjoy.

45 comments:

  1. 12 sweatiest*
    23 Items (acrostic)
    14D IN spirits

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  2. I forgot to mention

    For ease of moderating please ensure that all your answers are given in one comment as Ajeesh has done

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  3. 1D: S(LIT)S
    9A; IMAG(-O+E)=IMAGE
    4D; SE(IN)E

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  4. DOWN
    1 Long narrow cuts illuminated within vessel (5) S(LIT)S
    2 Party student in empty trains goes places (7) {T(RAVE)(L)S}
    3 A stamped hand would allow you to do so within green terrace (7) REENTER (T)

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    1. Repl for 1D already done
      1a Salvation Army teetotaler goes around house of a pupil to meet Goscinny or Uderzo perhaps? (8) {SA}{T(IRIS)T}

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  5. 14A Includes right inside maps within a map (7) IN SE(R)TS
    14D Encourages home wines (9) IN SPIRITS
    17A Driver chopped up trees with hesitation (7) STEER* ER

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    1. Rengaswamy you can compensate for 14D

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  6. 10.A. INAMORATA. [(A)(T=MODEL)(A ROMAN I}*
    17.A. STEERER. {TREES+ER}*
    19.D. RESPIRE. {RIP SEER}*

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    1. 10A <= instead of * [Return is Reversal Indicator]

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    2. SUBSTITUTE FOR 17A
      26. ELECT. [EL][EC]T

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  7. 15d. STRETTI

    TITTERS*
    Defn: Superimposed voices

    27a. INTUITIVE

    IN + ToUrIsT + Itinerary + Viewing + Eiffel
    Defn.: Untaught

    18d. EJECTOR
    {JET CORE}*
    Defn: Device causing elimination

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  8. 8D (SHA*)(PELE)(SS) Defn: amoeboid
    21D (EP)(I)(LATE) Defn: wax
    28A (A)(ERIE) Defn: an elevated place to stay

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  9. 29 a SAREE See rascals --<EERAS)
    18 D EJECTOR *
    26D EL EC T (Spanish=EL Election Commisioner EC first Tests T

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    1. Dr DS you can compensate for 18D & 26D

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    2. You might want to re-check the solution and annotation for 29a.

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    3. SAREES (6) see rascals ( Reverse contained word)

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    4. I didn't say it was wrong, I said he might want to re-check it since the answer is 6 letters. He has omitted the last letter in both the solution and the annotation.

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  10. Welcome to ORIEL*. Crisp clues.

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  11. 16A Fashionable, sharper without marrow essentially to be fit (2,5) {IN} {SHAPE} (SHARPER - RR)
    30A Bivouac holding oriental army is a rented place (8) TEN{E}{MEN}T
    11 France surrendered by fast rider with a member on each side (7) ASTRIDE (FAST RIDER -FR)

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  12. Neat clues. Enjoyed the crossword. :)

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  13. A simple, easy puzzle with good clues. Lots of "at home" & fashionable for "IN" could have been avoided

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  14. Enjoyed the puzzle - thanks, Le Roi. I wouldn't have thought it was by a new setter - the clues are well done. I would have perhaps have preferred fewer anagrams, but not much else to cavil at. Especially liked 22 and 25 - uncluttered clues with elegant surfaces.

    A French - and more generally European - theme seemed to be emerging in a few clues and entries, and I thought it was linked to the setter's nom de plume, but it didn't develop further.

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  15. 5a de(mo) ns
    6d (stooge (-o+is))<= egoists
    22 d ep I late epilate

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  16. 24 a: TARRIENCE: Anagram of IAN CARTER;; TARRIENCE -- from Tarry to delay
    20a: ELEGIES: laments for example(EG)surrounded by oriental fabrications: Oriental :E fabrications: LIES-- Laments+ elegies

    7d: OCARINA: HIdden inside TROCARINA: A musical instrument

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    1. 24A I think is TARRIANCE=(IAN CARTER)*

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  17. Welcome: Le Roi: You have given a fresh insight and innerving by inserting incisive items. Nice to see unusual words like TARRIENCE( first time for me in all these years of solving !)STRETTI,( again a first time !) EPILATE (DEPILATE)decapitated ?) wish you appear in the SS many more times ! Only bouquets form me ! others with bricks can bat on !!

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  18. 13 A Persuade to leave home and find what adorns the top of a church (5) –in SPIRE

    25 D: To thread a needle he must be a superman (5) REEVE [2] Christopher Reeve played Superman in the movie

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  19. 13A SPIRE
    Persuasion - Inspire
    To leave home - (-in)
    Def - what adorns the top of a church

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  20. 13A- SPIRE- INSPIRE minus IN. Def.- Adorns top of a church
    20A- Elegies (laments)
    Example- EG
    surrounded by
    Oriental fabrications- E LIES

    24A- Tarriance
    (IAN CARTER)*
    Def.- Delaing to move

    Nice CW. Enjoyed doing it though I joined late.

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  21. Raju

    STRETTI has appeared in THC twice; you probably missed those puzzles.

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    1. Thanks CV. P'haps! maybe, before my arrival in India ? I normally, don't miss even a single THC unless these two occasions have evaded me whilst I was in the US.

      I must find a way of getting to the THCC whilst I'm away to the US again, from Jan26th to July end. .

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    2. Raju see THC No 10548 on Wednesday 22 Aug 12 by Gridman and your comment on that day

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  22. As there are varied versions of swathing a sari from 6 yards to 9 yards, today, we saw a variation of the spelling from sari to saree ! That's called as innovation with imagination.

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  23. 22 Stimulate the constituents of thinner vein (7) INNERVE (T)

    I think that is the last one

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  24. Thank you Le Roi & Col. Had a wonderful time.
    Keep them coming.

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  25. Thank you all for your nice comments and feedback. I feel a lot encouraged to try more. Vasant - yes I agree there were too many "IN"s, trendy and fashionable. Will definitely improve. Abhya - I also agree that it was one anagram too many.

    Thanks very much to Col. for giving me a chance and for the first feedback where I could correct quite a few errors.

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  26. This is a cleverly crafted puzzle - not too easy, not too difficult.
    Four lights starting with IN cannot be an accident. I think it's by design. So also the repeat of the letter string SPIR. The repetition of the letter string TI may have just happened.
    The clues are all good with a nice mix of clue types. I am unable to do a clue by clue analysis as I have no time for that. I am packing up for an early morning trip out of Madras.
    The clue "6 Northbound stooge loses ultimate love for Islamic State to become headless individualists (7)" is a classic example of careful construction, the phraseology leading unerringly to the answer.
    Yes, TARRIANCE is an unusual word in that it is archaic. Even anagram solvers seem to trip up.
    I don't agree with a comment above that the variant spelling 'saree' is unusual.
    I must say a word about the grid. In whichever quadrant you gain a foothold, the crossings open up possibilities for you to enter other areas. No quadrant is caged.

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    1. Thank you very much CV sir! Your comments mean a lot to me. Though to be completely honest not so much thought went into ÏN"as well as "SPIR" but your feedback definitely INSPIRES.

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