Sunday, 19 April 2015

Special, Sunday 19 Apr 2015, Prelim Chennai Crossie Open 2015 by WGC IIT(M)


Thanks to Nirmal of IIT(M) for sharing this with us.
FOUR answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6PM.
Please enter all your answers in a single comment.


ACROSS
11 "Our country has no currency." : Queen's backer (8)
12 Facility used anytime (7)
13 Story from evocative picture (4)
14 Outside in the middle of the month (4)
15 48 crippled and headless (5)
16 Take another look at afflicted cronies, often dreary (10)
17 Tissue for Poles in labour (6)
18 Not half of the school of masochists become revolutionaries (7)
20 The British in Tokyo imbibe Japanese religion (6)
21 Small heart of 4 (4)
22 Mail in favour of order (4,3)
23 Workmen whom queens follow precisely (8)
24 Anna Hazare and Irom Sharmila, for instance, want attackers (6-8)
26 Glimpses of friends' tweets (5)
29 A party about love (5)
31 Slipping downward closer to unprecedented destruction (6,5,3)
34 Ringing sound she and I made in pleasure crafts (8)
36 Some pumpkins, mangoes for relative (7)
38 Slant constant in three directions (4)
39 Say sign again (6)
40 Betrayal of corrupt senator (7)
41 Auditor to gain nothing in shanty town (6)
42 Got leather altered entirely (10)
44 Respond to emission of charged particle from chemical process (5)
45 Unlocked, king fled westward (4)
46 Eyesore, we hear, is a sore in the eye (4)
47 Goodness, it is said, of a lady is non-existent (7)
48 Selected sailor to come by journalsit (8)

DOWN
1   Illegal humanoid dens go scot-free (12)
2   Ownership of subsidy returned at parliament meeting (10)
3   Doctor disables the well-set (11)
4   Say, seven church officials met Narendra Modi and Stephen Harper (5,9)
5   Draws and averts (5,3)
6   Carry animal (4)
7   Troupe's almost around us (6)
8   School for fitness? (9)
9   Rising fire in practical can be checked (10)
10 Overseer negotiated with creditor (8)
19 Felt excited about king (7)
23 Theatre, music and dance in clothes men leave behind (10,4)
25 City embraced by libero or keeper (7)
27 147 break in snooker, a nine-dart game and a bagel are flawless plays (7,5)
28 Earthlings left out of dusk-to-dawn parties (3-8)
30 Lengthy procedures on sole arm (10)
32 Wither, then nourish with sewage (10)
33 Absence due to illness on Cutter Avenue (4,5)
35 Trade in our institute? Yes! Perfection! (8)
37 Stripped of these slits, no respiration can start (8)
40 Casual wear for the golf course? (1-5)
43 Defeat right away (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at PRELIM CCO 2015

Enjoy.

PS: For your info Mohsin and Ajeesh completed this in half the allotted time!




61 comments:

  1. 12A:AMENITY(ANYTIME)*
    6D:BEAR(DD)
    13A:EPIC(T)
    10D:DIRECTOR(CREDITOR)*

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  2. 43 Defeat right away (4) R OUT
    25 City embraced by libero or keeper (7) ROORKEE (T)
    10 Overseer negotiated with creditor (8) DIRECTOR*
    9 Rising fire in practical can be checked (10) V (ERIF) IABLE

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  3. 3 Doctor disables the well-set (11) ESTABLISHED* vasant's 10d duplicated by me - substituted

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  4. 36A : Some pumpkins, mangoes for relative (7) KINSMAN [T]
    40A : Betrayal of corrupt senator (7) TREASON {SENATOR}*
    42A : Got leather altered entirely (10) ALTOGETHER {GET LEATHER}*
    40D : Casual wear for the golf course? (1-5) T-SHIRT [E]

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  5. Replies
    1. Col.Sir is out of home till 3:00 pm or so! His message in comments column of Sunday CW by Everyman.

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    2. You have already participated in the main event. Pl come at 6 for any leftovers. Is it OK?

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  6. 31A: Slipping downward closer to unprecedented destruction (6,5,3) SECOND WORLD WAR {(downward closer)*}
    4D Say, seven church officials met Narendra Modi and Stephen Harper (5,9) PRIME MINISTERS {PRIME}{MINISTERS}
    18A: Not half of the school of masochists become revolutionaries (7) MAOISTS {MASOCHISTS-SCH}
    16A: Take another look at afflicted cronies, often dreary (10) RECONSIDER {(CRONIES)*DER}

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  7. 31 Slipping downward closer to unprecedented destruction (6,5,3)
    SECOND WORLD WAR
    (DOWNWARD CLOSER)*
    33 Absence due to illness on Cutter Avenue (4,5)
    SICK LEAVE (SICKLE)(AVE)
    35 Trade in our institute? Yes! Perfection! (8)
    IDEALTY (I(DEAL)IT)Y
    37 Stripped of these slits, no respiration can start (8)
    NOSTRILS
    (SLITSNO R)*

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  8. Rangarajan Ramanujam - 31Ac is already solved. Pl go for another one.

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  9. Sir, my comment was on account of that she had already won a prize in the event and here others can get a chance. Sorry for it.

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  10. Sub for 31\
    24 Anna Hazare and Irom Sharmila, for instance, want attackers (6-8)\
    HUNGER STRIKERS (DD)}

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  11. 15 A AIMED [(m)AIMED) def : targeted 48 A answer ) ]
    48A TARGETED (TAR GET ED , DEF: selected )
    1 D UNADMONISHED (humanoid dens *)
    2 D POSSESSION (POS<- SESSION)

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  12. 14 Outside in the middle of the month (4)IDES* (OUT)(SIDE*)
    17 Tissue for Poles in labour (6) TO(N)(S)IL
    34 Ringing sound she and I made in pleasure crafts (8) DING HIES*

    30 Lengthy procedures on sole arm (10) RIG (MAROLES)* RIG (SOLE)((ARM)

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  13. LEFTOVERS

    Across : 11,20,21,22,23,26,29,34,38,39,41,44,45,46,47

    Down : 5,7,8,19,27,32

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  14. 34 Ac has already been solved by Raghunath at 1.00 pm

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  15. 5 D - Draws and averts (5,3) WARDS* OFF
    20A - The British in Tokyo imbibe Japanese religion (6) SHINTO (T)
    23A - Workmen whom queens follow precisely (8) PLUMB (ERS<-)
    29A - A party about love (5) A DO RE

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    1. 23A : Is reversal ind for ERS reqd pl?

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    2. Thanks MB for correcting my mistake. There is no reversal of ERS. It fits straight.

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  16. 11 "Our country has no currency." : Queen's backer (8)
    {IND} {O} {RS} {ER} - seems to be an alternate spelling for ENDORSER

    21 Small heart of 4 (4)
    MINI - heart of 4 down which is PRIME {MINI}STERS

    41 Auditor to gain nothing in shanty town (6)
    {GHETTO} hp of GET + O

    45 Unlocked, king fled westward (4)
    AJAR (RAJA<<)

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  17. 50 minutes. What was the allotted time?
    11a (IND)(O)(RS)(ER)
    21A MINI (Centre of Prime ministers)
    22A SEND FOR
    34A DING HIES*

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    1. 34A DING HIES* Solved by Raghu @ 1:00 pm. Have a go at one more clue pl. :)

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  18. Replacing
    38A S{K}EW
    39A RE MARK

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    1. The allotted time was 60 mins. So you've beaten the clock.

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  19. The telescopic part of a clue being derived from a solution in the grid was a good device.
    I am not sure if any THC setter has had this so far.
    The device brings out the awareness of the setters and capability to exploit given situations.
    My congrats to the team of young setters who went about their event very enthusiastically.
    I suggest the offer their mini grid as well.
    And also their clues to be cold-solved. Some of them were very good.

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  20. LEFTOVERS Now :

    Across : 26,44,46,47

    Down : 7,8,19,23,27,28,32

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  21. Hope you all caught the attempt at a Nina in the grid. :)

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    1. No. Not until you pointed it out.

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    2. That's why we went with 'INDORSER' ahead of 'ENDORSER'.

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  22. 46A STYE DD
    47A VIRTUAL VIRTU+A+L

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    1. My take : 46Ac : STYE{~STY}
      47Ac : VIRTU{~VIRTUE}+A+L

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    2. Ok - noted for future annos

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  23. 28D ALL-NIGHTERS (Earthlings+l)*

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  24. 32D WASTEWATER {Waste}{Water}

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  25. DOWN
    7 Troupe's almost around us (6) {CIRC[-a]}{US}
    8 School for fitness? (9) GYMNASIUM
    23 Theatre, music and dance // in clothes / men leave behind (10,4) PERFORMING ARTS {ARTS* = RAI[-men]T}
    25 City embraced by libero or keeper (7) ROORKEE (T)

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    1. PERFORMING ARTS {PERFORM IN GAR[-men]TS}

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    2. dance / in / clothes men leave behind
      {PERFORM IN G}{AR[-men]TS}
      Defn: Theatre, music

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  26. 29 Down ALL NIGHTERS (EARTHLINGS+l)*

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  27. Last four for me

    19D - {STRO{K}ED}
    26A - PEEPS [DD]
    44A - REACT(-ion)S
    27D - {PERFECT} {CAKES}

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    1. Anno for 19D should be {ST{R}OKED}?

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    2. That's right Ramki, made a mistake while rushing my answers in so as to be not beaten by someone else, those being the last four left on the board

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    3. 27D is Perfect games - apologies for the patchy clue there.

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    4. I too had games, but doubted that was the ans because of that word in the clue in singular

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    5. What is in singular? The answer is a Multiple Definition. All Perfect scores including Bagel which is a set score of 6-0 in tennis

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  28. Nirmal and all at WGC IIT(M) thanks for the

    IIT MADRAS CROSSWORD

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  29. Nirmal, congratulations to all the setters. You could name them here so that we can congratulate them

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    1. Setters are: Akshay, Narasimhan, Sashank & Myself.

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    2. Suppose it's a perfect crossword for a preliminary round.

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    3. Congrats Nirmal & all the setters. A 21x 21 jumbo. Many good clues & Nina to boot

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    4. Well done Akshay, Narasimhan, Sashank and Nirmal

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  30. Not sure if you got 27D right, Deepak

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  31. amesh and rividya!
    ohsin and jeesh!
    aksmi and haSHwath!
    hala and artner!

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