Friday, 16 January 2015

Holiday Special, Friday 16 Jan 2015, Le Roi


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsorily to be provided with comment) upto 6 PM.
As far as possible provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   Cowardly hundred birds with no tail (6)
4   Thrilled, I’d please seven sisters (8)
10 Chairs get arranged at old Parliament (9)
11 Soft force to wipe off (5)
12 Employees turned around and left for ultimate strong apartments (5)
13 Insect covers alien bearing gold rock (9)
14 Hide brooches in empty envelope (7)
16 Bind continent without community (4)
19 Mindless person loses right to become world revolver (4)
21 A day once in spring or once in autumn, horse loses direction to meet ox (7)
24 Look with difficulty around a mishmash killer fog  (3-6)
25 Dog has Styx circling it? (5)
26 Firm encountered heavenly object (5)
27 I is in this? (9)
28 Rectify angle error without alternative photographic equipment (8)
29 Feel sorry for each backward hospital unit (6)

DOWN
1   Nonchalant California official misses midpoint (8)
2   The Spanish graduate in retrospect has mineral friendly character (8)
3   Even test conduit nearly reveals spirit (5)
5   Rowing boat head falls down between opposite sides making it easier to carry (7)
6   Spontaneous politician in Indian Railways finds another engrossed in Old Testament which all can view (9)
7   Divert the German trouble (6)
8   It holds meat, slant with hesitation (6)
9   French honey almost spilt next to a messy place to impede (6)
15 Poor start spoilt infant orb (9)
17 Reindeer like animal to cry losing prime student for new good beginnings (8)
18 Rival gives up work substituted by late advocate (8)
20 Write back melody for Sea God (7)
21 Retarded simian encircling old city ring to discover satellite (6)
22 Earnings per share including diamond turns up coin money (6)
23 Tamil mother in small volume is a whale, perhaps (6)
25 Resolve standard bridge opponents (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at LE ROI 3

Enjoy.

34 comments:

  1. 18 Rival gives up work substituted by late advocate (8) (-op) +EX PONENT
    23 Tamil mother in small volume is a whale, perhaps (6) M AMMA L
    25 Resolve standard bridge opponents (5) PAR SE

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  2. 10A REICHSTAG
    Anagram of Chairs+get Def - Old Parliament
    26A COMET
    Co+Met Def Heavenly Body
    15A PROTOSTAR
    anagram of Poor star Def- Infant Orb

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  3. ACROSS
    25 Dog has Styx circling it? (5) PLUTO (DD) Mickey Mouse's dog, planet
    27 I is in this? (9) UPPERCASE (CD)
    28 Rectify angle error without alternative photographic equipment (8) ENLARGER* -or

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  4. 24A Look with difficulty around a mishmash killer fog (3-6) PE{A}-{SOUP}ER
    1D Nonchalant California official misses midpoint (8) {CA}{REF(-e)REE}
    6D Spontaneous politician in Indian Railways finds another engrossed in Old Testament which all can view (9){I{MP}R}{O{MP}T}{U}

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  5. 1 A) C Raven (-s)
    11 A) P Urge
    1 D) CA Ref (-e) ree

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    1. For Sandys carefree

      20D) Nep << Tune

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  6. 3D - Even test conduit nearly reveals spirit (5) - Even Test - ET , Conduit nearly - HOS(E) -> ETHOS
    21A A day once in spring or once in autumn, horse loses direction to meet ox (7) -Horse - EQUINE (-E) (loses direction) + OX --> EQUINOX
    14A Hide brooches in empty envelope (7) - Brooches - CLIPS in empty envelope - EE --> ECLIPSE

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  7. 2D : {A(MICA)B<=}{LE}
    8D : {SKEW}{ER}
    21D : {E{UR}{O}PA<=}

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    1. 2D {A{MICA}B<-}{LE<-} (The Spanish is also reversed)

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  8. Thank you Le Roi

    Easy and Nice puzzle

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  9. 13 A Insect covers alien bearing gold rock (9) M(ET)(OR)ITE
    19 A Mindless person loses right to become world revolver (4) MO(-r)ON
    29 A Feel sorry for each backward hospital unit (6) (REP<-)ENT

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  10. 4 Across: PLEIADES*

    7 Down: DER AIL

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  11. 16A- ROPE- (EU)ROPE
    Def.- Bind

    24A- PEASOUPER
    Def.- Killer Fog
    Look with difficulty- Peer
    Around a- A
    Mishmash- Soup

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  12. A heavenly theme!
    As far as I could see-
    Ac- Pleiades, Meteorite, Eclipse, Moon, Equinox, Pluto, Comet
    Dn- Protostar, Neptune, Europa

    I may have left out something. If so, please add. Nice one Le Roi. Enjoyed solving it. Thank you.

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  13. 12A- Flats
    Staff<= with L for F.

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  14. 9D- Stymie
    Messy place- Sty
    French honey almost- Mie (L)

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  15. 17D- Ungulate
    Def.- Reindeer like animal
    Cry- Ululate
    Substitute (GU) for L (student)

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    1. Sorry Col. I realised my mistake a little later.

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  16. 5d LIGHTER (Eight with E going down between two sides)
    22d { SP{ECI)E} Both reversed

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  17. Heavenly crossword. Happy Kanumu/Mattu Pongal to everybody

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  18. Thank you Le Roi for the themed CW

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  19. Extremely good Puzzle. Enjoyed thoroughly.

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  20. Over the moon with Le Roi's puzzle. Always a pleasure doing them. Thanks to DG for this treat on a festival day. Should have more of these. While waiting at the Clinic for my pre-trip-abroad check-up, finished 15 puzzles from a Book of Daily Mail crossie. Given a clean bill of health and what ho on full 12 cylinders !!

    Looks like none left for me as I logged in late after an early trip into town. The drive was exhilarating with a bracing chill, lent from the neighbouring Ooty. Roads uncluttered by spluttering piki-pikis ! Must have been like this in the good old days in Kovai?

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  21. Thanks all for your comments :) Feel very motivated ...

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  22. Absolutely. You have every right to be motivated after creating such an excellent and a HEAVANLY CW!! Keep them coming.

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  23. An excellent puzzle! Thoroughly enjoyed solving it.

    A small doubt regarding clue - 12 Employees turned around and left for ultimate strong apartments (5) F(-f)LATS

    I think it should have been worded as Left for Penultimate strong(f).

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  24. Thanks Padmanabhan...
    MB the annotation I had in mind was STAFF turned around becomes FFATS and the second F is replaced by L. Second F being ultimate. Though I understand your dilemma ... If experts can help us here ... It would be great

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    1. Sorry, Rangarajan. I realized the mistake in my reasoning and came hurrying up to delete my comment but by then yours had appeared! I fully agree with your explanation and that was my reasoning too though delayed!

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