Sunday, 5 April 2015

Special, Sunday 05 Apr 2015, Le Roi


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM


ACROSS
1   Monument found by wayward car of Parisian driven 10 m.p.h. into rootless tree (3,2,8)
10 Soldiers’ transport is a puzzle (5)
11 A Swiss brand employs spinner to manufacture race timer (9)
12 Peak achieved half day before time by network during olden days  (4,5)
13 Politician with hesitation returned land (5)
14 Lack charge for the assignment (7)
16 Latches secure Eastern Railway compartments (7)
18 Most senseless superlative figure, perhaps (7)
20 House inmates - well protected - left for wedding (7)
22 Boast ruthlessly with swagger (5)
24 Repent in retrospect as I answer people from both Europe and Asia (9)
26 Place most refined by substance from spiritual trance (9)
27 A tailless bird of prey flies back to pond scum (5)
28 Lost medal in desert of Saudi Arabia, perhaps (6,7)

DOWN
2   Ribbons’ prohibition in free society (7)
3   Princess to weep before heartless feudal lord to offend (9)
4   Inventor was buried in the institute’s laboratory (5)
5   Warning in frozen water with the French kind of triangle (9)
6   Parent undergoes heart transplant with tungsten cutter (5)
7   Gateau that sells at a rapid rate (7)
8   Rising politician expanded to become cabinet maker (5,8)
9   Shopping boulevard sale psyches me out (6,7)
15 Dutch cheese stored inside our French cathedral (5-4)
17 One restrained by irate worker made a soft breakfast item (9)
19 This almost comes after a regional opening in mother tongue (7)
21 Arrogant walk eggs war to erupt (7)
23 Reject nourishment with phosphorus as being lukewarm (5)
25 Dance makes king emerge on top from shadow (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at LE ROI 5

Enjoy.

34 comments:

  1. 25 Dance makes king emerge on top from shadow (5) (-r) UMB (+R) A

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    1. Defn: dance RUMBA - king R moves to top in UMBRA

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    2. I was about to correct this when you chipped in. Thanks Venkatesh

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  2. 21 Arrogant walk eggs war to erupt (7) SWAGGER (EGGS WAR)*

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  3. 5 Warning in frozen water with the French kind of triangle (9) I (SOS) CE LES

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  4. 10A: REBUS {RE}{BUS}
    28A: MIDDLE EASTERN {MEDALINDESERT*}
    17D: CROISSANT {CRO{I}SS ANT}

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  5. 1A: ARC DE TRIOMPHE: (CAR)*(DE) {TR(IO)(MPH)E(-E)}
    4D: TESLA: T
    8D (PRIME)(MINISTER)

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  6. 12 Ac Peak achieved half day before time by network during olden days (4,5) (MON)(T) {B(LAN)C}
    3 Dn Princess to weep before heartless feudal lord to offend (9) DI SOB LI[-e]GE
    9 Dn Shopping boulevard sale psyches me out (6,7) CHAMPS ELYSEES*

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  7. 11A - S{TOP}WATCH}
    13A - {RE}{ALM}<=
    14A - {MISS}{ION}

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  8. 15d Dutch cheese stored inside our French cathedral (5-4) NOTR(E-DAM)E
    20a House inmates - well protected - left for wedding (7) SP([-h]OUS[-e])A/L
    19a This almost comes after a regional opening in mother tongue (7) {M(A)(R)A}{THI[-s]}
    France is the flavour of today's Special. Viva La France!

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  9. French tour with Le Roi was one fantastic ride!

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  10. 23d: TEPID = lukewarm
    DIET<-- containing Phosphorus

    18a: NUMBEST = most senseless
    superlative of number=figure

    7d: HOT CAKE
    DD - (a fresh) gateau, and something that sells quickly
    If this is right, then the enumeration is wrong

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    1. My apologies - a little googling revealed that HOTCAKE as one word is indeed valid, so I withdraw my comment about the enumeration.

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  11. Good one from Le Roi - thanks to him and to DG!

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  12. 7D-Hotcake
    Gauteau- Def.-cake
    Sells at a rapid rate- Hot

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  13. 23D0 Tepid
    Lukewarm- Def.
    Phospherous- P
    Reject nourishment- Diet=<

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  14. 22A- Strut (T)
    boaST RUThlessly

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  15. 24 Repent in retrospect as I answer people from both Europe and Asia (9) EUR<= + AS+ I+ ANS
    27 A tailless bird of prey flies back to pond scum (5) A+ eLGAE<=

    2 Ribbons’ prohibition in free society (7) RI(BAN)D + S

    Merci, Le Roi!

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    1. BAN in RID (Free) followed by S - RIBANDS

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  17. 24 A EURASIANS [ EUR <- AS I ANS (answer)
    26 A ECTOPLASM (place most *)
    27 A ALGAE [A (e) LGAE]

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  18. Le Roi, thanks for the French tour. Missed the Eiffel Tower

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    1. Too obvious?
      Champs Elysses takes care of that.

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  19. Making up (7D & 23D)
    24A- Eurasians
    Def.- People from both Europe & Asia
    Repent in retrospect- Rue<=
    (As I ANS)wer

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  20. Thanks very much for all the comments. Hope it was enjoyable.

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  21. Indeed it was- as expressed by almost all. Thank you for an enjoyable Sunday fare.

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  22. Thanks Lei Roi for an enjoyable CW :)

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  23. Ayyyo! Nothing left for the Late Latifs!! Everything over by 12:09 pm. :-(

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  24. All Right MB Catch up it on coming Sunday. As you told Nothing Left, I started with ALL RIGHT

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    1. Ha! Clever way of using 'directions' of CW lingo! Hope coming Sunday I'll be staying at home. :)

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  25. Merci beaucoup , M. Le Roi !! Ce était délicieux !!

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    1. De rien M. Umamaheshwar .. Avec plaisir ...

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