Sunday, 14 December 2014

Special, Sunday 14 Dec 2014, Afterdark


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
All answers to be given in one comment for ease of moderation.


ACROSS
1.   Good start and endless energy is given by hand of God (6)
4.   Uninitiated Abraham turns to the Maker (6)
9.   Yes, mother is God (4)
10. Tie, tie up cord (10)
11. Ornamental fabric decoration for army guards and English lecturer (6)
12. Bizarre gentleman released Frenchman from knot (8)
13. New sari was draped around a Thailand Goddess (9)
15. Beginners of religious understanding definitely require awareness of God (5)
16. Special kinetic movement without twitching by a flock of geese in flight (S)
18. Cabinets in room has rabid rats without direction (9)
22. Criminal hiding inside mountain at 12 am (8)
23. Perhaps Korean at ball has no garment (6)
25. Its an old idea to cut short transport, be at bed and breakfast and awful hotel (10)
26. Artist accepts a top mural of God (4)
27. Enhances a man's limits (6)
28. God with six special hands and heart is at the origin of universe (6)

DOWN
1.   Luxurious environs of an American city (7)
2.   Approaches drunken servant leaving Victoria Terminus (S)
3.   If something can go wrong, it will as per this axiom (4.3)
5.   Naughty sister appears again (6)
6.   Henry managed to argue exceptionally outside with public orator (9)
7.   A new lunar formation is ring shaped (7)
8.   Boyden's invention is outcome of the plant eater (6.7)
14. An invention Newton accomplished is transferable to another owner (9)
17. God is a shrink in a way (7)
19. A milkshake without a bit of sugar and honey offered to Goddess (7)
20. Smuggling cat in a mousetrap? No, its a bird (7)
21. A gold covered base is ancient (3-3)
24. Make headway this month (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at ADB 18

Enjoy.

PS - Next Sunday ie., 21 Dec,there will be no Sunday Special in view of the IXL finals. As per IXL website there will be live streaming of the event. Those interested can check it out.

50 comments:

  1. 9.A. YAMA [YA][MA]
    2.D. NEARS. [SERvANt}*
    7.D.ANNULAR. [A][N][LUNAR]*

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  2. 4A: BRAHA:[ABRAHA(-A)]*
    12A:ENANGLE:[GENTLEMAN(-M)]*
    15A:RUDRA(acrostic)

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    1. Correction 4A: BRAHMA

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    2. CORRECTION 12A: ENTANGLE
      Appologies. Keyboard playing havoc.

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    3. To summarise my 3 answers correctly:
      4A: BRAHMA[ABRAHAM(-A)]*
      12A; ENTANGLE:[GENTLEMAN(-M)]*
      15A;RUDRA(Acrostic)

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  3. Sorry for not mentioning the Sunday Special. Left home for a ride with the Yezdi club group and now I' m stuck between Bangalore an Molar because of the incessant drizzle :-(

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    1. That should have read 'stuck between Bangalore and Kolar' !!

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  4. 13A New sari was draped around a Thailand Goddess (9) SARASW{A}{T}I*
    18A Cabinets in room has rabid rats without direction (9) {CELL}{AR{E}TS*}
    25A Its an old idea to cut short transport, be at bed and breakfast and awful hotel (10) {SHI(-p)}{BB}{OLETH}*

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  5. 5D RESITS (sister)* def : appears again
    19 D LAKSHMI [ a milk s (Ugar) h (oney ) def : goddess
    20 D TINAMOU (T) def : bird

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  6. Om namo narayanaya :-)

    26 R (a)(m) A
    28 VI s h (aNd) U
    17 Krishna*

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    1. Great Ajeesh. May God Bless you!

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    2. Thanks ;-) Nice crossword AD

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  7. 8D. Boyden's invention is outcome of the plant eater (6.7) PATENT LEATHER {the plant eater}*

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  8. 6. Henry managed to argue exceptionally outside with public orator (9) HARANGUER {henry+argue-(ey)}*

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    1. Anno needs correction I think

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    2. H+{ARGUE* outside RAN} = H{A(RAN)GUER*}

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  9. A Holy Crossword from AD! Thoroughly enjoyable!

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  10. 22A. Criminal hiding inside mountain at 12 am (8) MIDNIGHT m(hiding)*t

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  11. 23D : AG(E) OLD
    24D : MARCH [DD]1D :
    23A : KIM O NO

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    1. Typo Anno : 21D : AGE OLD {A}{G(E) OLD}

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    2. MOUSE is playing havoc with me! The result can be noticed in my answer 24D with that extra 1D : :-(

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  12. 3 D: SOD'S LAW (GK) Also popularly recognized as Murphy's Law
    10 A: DRAW STRING (tie=draw) DD
    27 A: A M ENDS

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  13. 16A: Special kinetic movement without twitching by a flock of geese in flight (5) ----- SKEIN [S(pecial) + KINE*(-tic)]
    1D: Luxurious environs of an American city (7) --- GRANADA [ GRAN(A)D + A(merican)]
    14D: An invention Newton accomplished is transferable to another owner (9) ---ALIENABLE [A + LIE + N + ABLE]

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  14. 1. Good start and endless energy is given by hand of God (6) G(ood) AN(d) E S H
    ( is='s=s)

    11. Ornamental fabric decoration for army guards and English lecturer (6) TA SS E L ( Army =TA, Guards = SS)

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  15. Nice one AfterDark. Enjoyed solving this one.

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  16. Just manged to sneak in the last couple of ones ( just like last week)
    Nice one AD, welcoming the holy month of Margazhi with a plethora of Gods & Goddesses

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    1. Haha ... Should I have sneaked a Vaidyanathan also !!

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    2. You could have 'doctor'ed it in somehow if you had realised earlier!. Remembered the list of special names connected to various professions.

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    3. Hahaha :) He is in angry mood in 15 A ;)

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  18. Nice puzzle and enjoyed solving it. I could not participate since I joined rather late and it looks to be a fast solved one. Thank you nayway Shrikanth.

    A small niggle about Granada- It is a COUNTRY in Central America. Yes, there is a city also by the same name, but in Spain. A small understandable mixup.

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    1. Hmm I kinda thought about it. I saw it spelt as Grenada in some places. Played safe.

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    2. I think there is also a city Granada in Colorado, USA. Please check.

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  19. Has 24D been done? Else its all over. Thanks folks. Will be back.

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  20. I thought of doing it now, but MB has done it earlier. So that makes me an interested spectator.
    I think many of us can find our own COD's since most of our names are based on one of the many Gods invoked by Shrikanth.

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  21. There is an article by Raju in today's Hindu (Page 13) titled 'The sheer power of the dot' about - no, not a full stop, but the dot on the forehead. Noticed and commented by CV in the earlier CW blog today, but thought many of you might not have noticed it.

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  22. Thanks AD for an entertaining Cryptic suited to the religious atmosphere.

    Raju has written a piece in TH today on the Bindi:
    http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/open-page/the-sheer-power-of-the-dot/article6689635.ece#comments

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  23. One across is the appropriate beginning of this divine crossie !! Thanks--AFTERDARK for throwing light into the mythological names ! May the Good Lord be with you. Why don't you change your alias to: LIGHTSON?

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  24. Lights anyway come on 'Afterdark'!

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  25. CV,
    There is one GRENADA city in Missisippi- spelt with E.

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  26. Back home after my Yezdi club meet. Literally soaked to the skin, in fact soaked to the bone I should say, driving in the heavy drizzle as there was no place to hide on the highway,I'm not complaining though as I enjoyed zipping through the rain, a great drive on the whole. It's been a long time since I touched 80 on my bike, I last did so when the bike was brand new, and that too in the rain.

    Thanks to AD for the Holy Sunday special

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  27. Envy you Col.!! I cannot cross 60 on my Chetak.One of us may come apart after that.

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