Sunday, 18 January 2015

Special, Sunday 18 Jan 2015, Bruno


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM


ACROSS
1   Biological way of producing energy found to almost destroy man (10)
6   Plead for right salary package (4)
9   Famous painter had time for downtrodden in India (5)
10 Setter takes part in mother’s puja, perhaps of the sea (8)
12 Urge censor to interrupt release with  large cut (8)
13 Partners in UEFA scandal were exposed (6)
15 Manage to get dental book edited (4)
17 Strict here, otherwise more flexible (10)
19 Black bird had nothing large, essentially in gentle surroundings of small universe (10)
20 Culture is a good piece of art (4)
22 To save time, stamp reference book was copied (6)
23 Middle-aged women tend to lose it randomly, ergo tense moments, essentially, should be avoided (8)
26 Request God to come through with a lot (8)
27 Having nothing to do at University, got involved in spiritual reflection right away! (5)
28 Mythical creatures that could be murderous or extremely courteous (4)
29 Established supporting environment with small amount of money (10)

DOWN
1   Met needs? (4,4,4)
2   Bulb lit up unexpectedly (5)
3   Happen to be certain at heart that Bruno had Eastern origin (6)
4   Large man-made block (10)
5   Tired of reciprocating love (4)
7   God calling for violence (9)
8   Rules of conduct to engage Navajo’s Chief or other indigenous groups (7)
11 Sad? Try being popular online (12)
14 Entertain German leader away at country house, perhaps (4-6)
16 School’s out! No limits! Everyone goes around to one club, to get drunk (9)
18 Lack of pretentiousness: the most fashionable quality ultimately? (7)
21 Passionate Dhanteras celebration has been banned (6)
24 A corner falls off engine – perhaps it was partially attached by experts (5)
25 Relating to #1 and #2? (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 4

Enjoy.

54 comments:

  1. 9A:(DALI)(T)
    2D:TULIP(LIT UP)*
    28A: (RO)* CS

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    1. 3 Ac be = BE
      cerTain at heart = T
      Bruno had = I'D (Bruno is the setter)
      Eastern origin = E
      Defn: Happen BE T I'D E

      19Ac Black bird = CROW
      nothing = O
      laRge, essentially r
      in
      gentle surroundings = MILD
      Defn: small universe {MI(CROW)(O)(R)LD}

      18 Dn the most fashionable = 'MOD'EST
      qualitY ultimately = Y
      Defn: Lack of pretentiousness (MODEST)(Y)

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  2. 21d: ARDENT (DhaNTERAs)
    Defn: Passionate

    10a: MARITIME {MA}{RIT{I'M}E}
    Defn: of the sea

    8d: {ETH{Navajo}ICS}
    Defn: Indigenous groups

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    1. 21d: ARDENT (DhaNTERAs)*
      Defn: Passionate

      Forgot to add the anagram notation after the fodder

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  3. 8 Rules of conduct to engage Navajo’s Chief or other indigenous groups (7) ETH(N)ICS
    21 Passionate Dhanteras celebration has been banned (6) ARDENT (DHANTERAS - HAS)*
    28 Mythical creatures that could be murderous or extremely courteous (4) ROCS (OR E S - Extremely CourteouS)

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    1. All solved earlier :(
      Typo in Anno - read C in the place of E

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    2. Ram you can take another three

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  4. 13A Partners in UEFA scandal were exposed (6)
    (U)(NS)(AFE) - NS in UEFA*
    15A Manage to get dental book edited (4)
    DEAL (DENTAL -NT)
    7D God calling for violence (9)
    (RAM)(PAGING)

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  5. Replies
    1. Srividya, please send me your address, email ID and contact numbers for my database. My email ID is given under the link 'Contact details' on the top of this page.

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  6. ACROSS
    1 Biological way of producing energy found to almost destroy man (10) METABOLISM
    17 Strict here, otherwise more flexible (10) STRETCHIER*
    DOWN
    1 Met needs? (4,4,4) MADE ENDS MEET Rev anag: made AnagrInd ENDS MEET* = MET NEEDS

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    1. 1a. found MET, almost destroy ABOLIS[-h], man M

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  7. ACROSS
    19 Black bird had nothing large, essentially in gentle surroundings of small universe (10)MI (CROW)(O)(laRge) LD
    22 To save time, stamp reference book was copied (6) E(-t)CH(OED)
    26 Request God to come through with a lot (8) PLE(THOR)A

    Plenty of head scratching!

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    1. Raghu 19A's been solved by Venkatesh 4 mins before you, he has put his comment right on top under the first comment, so you can scratch some more and take another one

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  8. Venkatesh had solved 19 but posted in reply to the first comment of the day.

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  9. Challenging and enjoyable crossword by Bruno. Thanks to him and to DG for a great time on Sunday morning!

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    1. Expect Bruno to come up with challenging ones.

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  10. In lieu of duplication of 19 A:

    4 Large man-made block (10)L + IMITATION

    Nice one!

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  11. My 3

    6A - {P{R}AY}
    12A - {EXP{EDIT}E(-l)}
    20A - {A}{G}{AR(-t)}

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  12. 16a. S(choo)l + all + ic = alcoholic
    5d. Eros reversed sore
    18d. Modest + y

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    1. Srividya,
      18D solved earlier, take another.

      Also see my earlier comment on your post above

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    2. Sorry read that as 16d

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  13. 16D ALCOHOLIC
    Anagram of S(CHOO)L+ALL+IC
    Def - Drunk

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    1. Solved earlier. You still have 3

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  14. 11D HEARTRENDING
    Def Sad
    Hear+trending

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  15. 23A Middle-aged women tend to lose it randomly, ergo tense moments, essentially, should be avoided (8) ESTROGEN* (-t)
    29A Established supporting environment with small amount of money (10) SHO{EST}RING
    11A Sad? Try being popular online (12) {HEAR}{TRENDING}

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  16. 23a. Estrogen = ergo + tense - e

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    1. U + ( inner - r) reversed

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    2. The annotation is

      {(-r)ENN{U}I<=}

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  18. RE(-G)ALE+STATE
    Def HOUSE

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  19. 24 A corner falls off engine – perhaps it was partially attached by experts (5)
    GENII
    (ENGINE) -NE + I it partially
    Def Experts

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  20. Thoroughly enjoyed. And very nice surface readings... Which I am yet to learn

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  21. That's it then. Thanks for the special Bruno

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  22. Rangarajan has beaten me to it! When India bats, CW takes back seat. Wish Australia had batted first!

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    1. My take on 24D Anno was {ENGIne+It}* Anind being 'perhaps'

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    2. Yes your anno is the right one...

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    3. When you sleep, CW takes back ....

      Just finished both CWs

      Nice and tough one Balaji :-)

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    4. Hmmm... but it is slightly easier than the last few, right?

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  23. Gone through all the clues. Superb clueing Bruno!

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  24. Add my name to the list. Enjoyed solving.

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  25. Thanks for the feedback everybody ... Glad you enjoyed...

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  26. Lovely xword...tks Bruno..

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