Sunday, 8 March 2015

Special, Sunday 08 Mar 2015, Ramki Krishnan


Welcome to Ramki. Hope to see many more from him.
Three answers per commenter (with annotations) upto 6 PM.


ACROSS
1   Cunningly traps a bureaucrat (6)
4   Shows maturity, wearing trousers (8)
10 Ever undo a wrong? Try! (9)
11 Slip drinks to the audience (5)
12 Animals sailing at sea (7)
13 Hurt about the childish retort (2,5)
14 Greek characters in charge of melody (5)
15 No restriction on banal, common statement of selflessness (8)
18 Dispatched a worker outside - he is not there (8)
20 Shelter for a violinist? (5)
23 Warm fabric to gain the affection of a girl lacking brains (7)
25 Eggs one on about finishing first, to get applause (7)
26 Attempts to do taxes (5)
27 Models worth 20 cents, say (9)
28 "Sweetheart, these old withered roses.. They're ugly!" (8)
29 Genius dies sadly with no love reciprocated (6)

DOWN
1   Men truss broken bones (8)
2   Clergyman in exotic stole walks unsteadily (7)
3   Throwing up volcanic liquid, he can possibly create a flood (9)
5   How Anand and Carlsen shook hands, in general? (6,3,5)
6   Style of some upset, temperamental celebrities (5)
7   Pied Piper connects partners with children (7)
8   Reporter interrupts: "Breaking news in Europe!" (6)
9   Endless homework at the French capital city (14)
16 Excited newlywed, without a dowry, initially taken to task (9)
17 Young relative's out-of-tune song, describing South African capital (8)
19 I'm bored to make up a cliché (7)
21 They could be used to close the door after wife complains (7)
22 Hit high over top of extra-cover (6)
24 What a cowboy uses to capture a girl with love (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAMKI 1

Enjoy.

52 comments:

  1. Thanks Col for giving me an opportunity. This is my first ever grid and would love to get your feedback!

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  2. 4A (P (age) ants)
    10A endeavour*
    10A nilgais*

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  3. 4A: PAGEANTS= P(AGE)ANTS
    5D: ACROSS THE BOARD=CD
    3D:AVALANCHE= (LAVA<)+(HE CAN)*

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    1. Making up for 4A:
      15A: ALTRUISM= {-(BAN)AL}+TRUISM

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  4. 1 Men truss broken bones (8) STERNUMS

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    1. Abhai please provide the annotations, else I will delete this answer

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  6. 1 Men truss broken bones (8)
    STERNUMS (MEN TRUSS)*

    1 Cunningly traps a bureaucrat (6)
    SATRAP (TRAPS A)*

    14 Greek characters in charge of melody (5)
    MUSIC. (MUS)(IC)

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  7. 24 What a cowboy uses to capture a girl with love (5) LASS O

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  8. 26 Attempts to do taxes (5) TRIES DD

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  9. Substituting for 1D
    18 Dispatched a worker outside - he is not there (8)
    ABSENTEE (A(B(SENT)EE))

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    1. Kenyan Critic, please provide annotations with your answer

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    1. If anyone has any doubts on the 'T' it comes from 'finishing first'

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  12. 9D (CONSTANT)(IN)(OP)(LE)
    13A SO(THE)RE
    28D (E)(YE)(SORES)
    E SW(E)ET
    YE Old for They
    SORES Anag for ROSES

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  13. 6d: Excited newlywed, without a dowry, initially taken to task (9)UP +BR(A)IDE +D
    17d: Young relative's out-of-tune song, describing South African capital (8) G(RAND)SON*
    21d: They could be used to close the door after wife complains (7) W+HINGES

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    1. Had a laugh reading 21d ;-)

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    2. Depends, on which side of the door the wife is@

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    3. When she's in and you out

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  14. 20a BOWER, (2), a violinist uses a bow.
    8d SW(ED)EN*

    Good work, Ramki!

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  15. Happy Women's Day, gals. Just read a message on this: All Women are created equal. But only the finest become teachers.

    Made me muse: Rest are confused and harbour pain? TE(ACHER)RS*

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    1. I got pulled up in the morning by the teacher at home for not wishing her.

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    2. By the way, I have wished everyone in the Sunday crossword page this morning.

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    3. Thanks Kishore n Richard:)

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  16. 3D AVALANCHE AVAL<-- (HE CAN)*

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  17. Great crossword Ramki!

    23A Warm fabric to gain the affection of a girl lacking brains (7) {WOO}{(-e)LLEN}
    27A Models worth 20 cents, say (9) PARADIGMS (~pair of dimes; dime = 10 cents)
    7D Pied Piper connects partners with children (7) {N}{IPPER}*{S}

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  18. 11A - LAPSE (~laps)
    6D - ECLAT [T<=]
    19D - BROMIDE*

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  19. Enjoyble fare!smashing debut

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  21. 2d To(dd)les.. DD in exotic stole
    22d. Swat + h + e, swathe same as cover
    11 a .. Lapse.. slip and sounds like drinks

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    1. 11A. LAPSE - hp of LAPS (drinks)

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  22. Spendid debut Ramki. Nice crossword with very smooth surfaces. My COD was 28D:) Looking forward to more crosswords from you:)

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  23. Good show, Ramki! Got here too late to contribute any answers, but enjoyed solving the puzzle.

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  24. Thank you all, for your encouraging feedback! Specially grateful to Sowmya for beta-testing my grid.

    Regards,
    Ramki.

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  25. Excellent debut by Ramki. many more to come?

    Clue that was well constructed like a cascade: CONSTANT -IN-OP- LE !! Is this still a capital city, known as such? Stumbled into ISTAMBUL? Interesting to read the History in Wikipedia !!

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  26. Nice one Ramki SWATHE was my favourite... Hope for more to come...

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    1. Thanks Balaji. "SWATHE" was my favourite too :)

      Ramki.

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