Sunday, 22 February 2015

Special, Sunday 22 Feb 2015, Le Roi


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM.
Please provide your answers in one comment as far as possible.


* Starred clues belong to a central theme and have no direct definition 

ACROSS
1   To enrapture, source of Indus flows with silence (6)
4   *Orb lacks earthly characters (5,3)
10 *Extraordinary babe in car (9)
11 Invisible light when mirrored in lead-free pole gave rudimentary seed (5)
12 Snow cart that is out of diesel went astray (4)
13 Apparent when East German joins English bridge partners to rewrite introduction of Holy book (10)
15 *A lower house within region (4,3)
16 Force resulting from husband breaching belief (6)
19 Beverage holder violated E.U. pact (3-3)
21 Ambience caused by hundred and fifty one friends almost (7)
23 *Illness caught in haze going around empty isle (4,2,4)
25 Auditor General Edward turned old (4)
27 Aqualung made by southern country famous for its cigars? (5)
28 *The French wasted hours endlessly parting knowledge (4,5)
29 Woman softly heard on radio, “Jesus is the good one” (8)
30 Bets for errors without note (6)

DOWN
1   Celebrity singer swings art nouveau (8)
2   Six surround loony artist on top of elevated storey in Paris to make it multi-coloured (9)
3   Mini submarines? (4)
5   Merciful to allow ugly nine inside (7)
6   *Dancing stock at Rio (4,6)
7   Firework, a damp one will fizzle out (5)
8   Exercise in the morning finally bore new primates (3-3)
9   *Communist view, reportedly (3,3)
14 Lunatic way to completely conceal small unknown quantity meat slice (10)
17 *Misplaced arrack kegs lost credit for good (9)
18 Late finishes or cul-de-sacs? (4,4)
20 Wise bird under an image building exercise with hesitation becomes a crook (7)
21 Weird position within city limits (6)
22 Absorbs energy in exchange for a couple of dirhams and outputs waste (6)
24 Upper garment without British parasite (5)
26 Church appeal to deliver a short note (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at LE ROI 4

Enjoy.

58 comments:

  1. 12A:SLED{DIESEL(-IE)}*
    16A; T(H)RUST
    19A; TEA CUP (EU PACT)*

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  2. 21A) C LI MATE(-s)
    5D) LE(NIEN*)T
    21D) C (rank) Y

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  3. 10A CARIBBEAN ( babe in car * )
    30 A STAKES [ def :bets , errors - MISTAKES - MI (note ) ]
    8 D APE-MEN ( A PE M E N )

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    1. Anno : def : primates , exercise -PE inside morning AM - APEM + E( borE) +N(new)

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  4. Thanks Le Roi for an easy and enjoyable puzzle

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  5. An enjoyable ride on water bodies!

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  6. Very few takers for the xword; seems all r noying Shikar Dhawan's batting more!

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    1. In fact I realised it late too owing to the same reason. Wanted to pitch in a few entries when I realised I could not

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  7. 27A: SCUBA {S}{CUBA}
    18D: DEAD ENDS (DD)
    20D: PROWLER {PR}{OWL}{ER}

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  8. 13A - {OST}{E}{(-b+ns)NSIBLE}
    25A - {AG}{ED}
    7D - SQUIB [C&DD]

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  9. hi...can someone help pls...is there an across lite version for android?

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    1. ostensibly there isn't! did try searching for it a number of times ...no success

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    2. Nope there isn't. Following is what their site says

      "Free versions for other operating systems including Android are currently not available while they are under development."

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    3. A pity :( coz all my mobile devices are android...now my laptop is on windows of course but sadly hv a problem that does not allow it to connect to the internet. i need to find a great systems engineer who can help me sort out the issue...am looking for one

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  10. As far as I know, there are versions of AcrossLite for Windows, Mac and iPad.
    I don't think one can solve an AcrossLite version on android.
    Visit
    http://www.litsoft.com/across/alite/download/
    There are word pattern search software on Android but whether we can interactively solve a crossword puzzle on Android, I don't know.

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  11. I think there are android apps to solve particular crosswords such as NYT, etc, but not a puz created using AcrossLite.

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    1. There is one for THC too & its a good one; presently solving 2011 CWs through it.

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    2. Hi Vasant, which app are you referring to?

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  12. 29A: SHEPHERD ; {SHE}{P}{HERD} ( ~heard)
    15A: ARAL SEA ; {AR {A LS } EA} ; lower house = LS (Lok Sabha)
    21A: CLIMATE; {CLI MATE(-s)} ; Hundred and Fifty One = CLI

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  13. 1A: RAVI SH
    2A: BLACK SEA (T)
    1d: ROCKS{TAR}*

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  14. 24D (-B)LOUSE
    6D COOK STRAIT (stock at Rio)*
    9D RED SEA (CD)

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    1. I think anno of 9D needs to be relooked

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    2. Sorry Went off for a nap :) See that it has been taken care of

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  15. 6D :COOK STRAIT {STOCK AT RIO}*
    9D : RED SEA (~SEE)
    14D : PSYCHOPATH {PSY{CHOP}ATH}

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    1. Anno of 14 D needs to be revisited

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    2. Maybe it is right but a few more brackets might make it still clearer

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    3. Anno : 14 D : PSYCHO+ PATH containing CHOP a piece of meat?

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    4. I think it is P(S)(Y)(CHOP)ATH=small unknown quantity inside Path=way

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    5. Thanks, Vasanth! You are right. :)

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    6. Perhaps too much viewing of Cricket has muddled my mind to some extent!

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  16. 11 Invisible light when mirrored in lead-free pole gave rudimentary seed (5) O VU LE
    Lead is P lead free pole is ole - UV rays invisible light

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    1. Lead is Pb ain't it? but ur anno seems perfect!

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    2. Ram, You have to account for 'mirrored' also in the Anno!

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    3. So in the Anno it becomes {O{VU<=}LE} UV reflected/reversed.

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    4. Actually by lead free the intention was leaderless... Not Pb for lead

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    5. Thanks; that was quite ingenious!Makes the clue extremely good!

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  17. 2 Six surround loony artist on top of elevated storey in Paris to make it multi-coloured (9) V AR I ETAGE
    VI surrounding loony artist - RA <- French etage is story, elevated floor

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    1. Is the answer correct?

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    2. Solution needs a minor correction

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    3. {V(AR*)I}{EGATE<=} elevated in Dn clue is Reversal Indicator

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  18. 4A- Black sea (T)
    26D- Chit
    Church- CH
    Appeal-IT
    Short note- Def.

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    1. BLACK SEA already solved @ 1:17 pm. So try something else pl !

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  19. 28A- Lake Huron
    The Frenc-LA
    Hours endlessly-OUR
    Knowledge-KEN

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  20. 23 *Illness caught in haze going around empty isle (4,2,4) {G(ULF) OF<=} {O}{MAN}

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    17 *Misplaced arrack kegs lost credit for good (9) SKAG(+G)ERAK*-cr
    22 Absorbs energy in exchange for a couple of dirhams and outputs waste (6) [-di](+E)GESTS

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  21. So that's it for today. Thanks Rangarajan

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  22. That completes a good and enjoyable CW. Thank you Le Roi. Keep them coming.

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  23. Thanks Le Roi also for coming here & guiding us for correct annos

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  24. Pity, I can't participate in good time. Le Roi, you're a KING ! Keep em' coming !

    Acrosslite is very convenient tool !! Wish it is available on other days too for the THCC ! Why on weekends , Online isb not available? I've to wait to return to India to do the Sundays' crossies -- a long way and wait !!

    Even the mighty SUN cannot thaw the snow piled up over the days on the sidewalks here !! Luckily, the Management of Stuyvesant in the East river side are clearing the roads and walkways- 24 hours ! Still amused to see the igloos that are cars parked !!

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