Sunday, 26 April 2015

Special, Sunday 26 Apr 2015, Gigabyte


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
As far as possible please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1.   First deputy is sick within and second deputy engulfs everyone to delay (5-5)
6.   Accountant and editor scored highly (4)
8.   Push to make Tom leave upset, to agitate (5,2)
9.   Girl is returning brown pigment (6)
10. Captivated by the moon, amazed it is celebrated. (4)
11. Potter with energy makes for the highest branches (7)
12. Baked ______________ is a cake essentially (6)
13. Learnt without limits to make money (4)
17. Source background illumination not essential to Braille writing code (6)
18. Mother sits in vehicle made ready for the road surface. (6)
20. Cheese makes for no small feast. (4)
23. A California spy agency finds a shrub (6)
24. Ask for help to undo eye make-up (4,3)
25. Solicit praise (4)
26. Two old boys after heroin and narcotics primarily to socialize (6)
27. A bald person would not need this when the rain falls (4,3)
28. Honesty that does not begin causes distress. (4)
29. Copy after my story for imitation of nature (10)

DOWN
1.   Princess’s husband returned station’s television service provider (4,1,1)
2.   Half of love is consumed by a tendency for a stimulating agent (9)
3.   This star is a magical being between primarily you and I (1,8)
4.   Automobile baron from a teetotaller (religious leader) (1,1,4)
5.   Men say about someone who nods in agreement (6)
6.   A rotten egg in Aam Aadmi Party indicates a time lag (3,3)
7.   Doctor am at Indo-China border – it’s striking  (8)
14. Obama’s pet when contained has a right to terminate (5)
15. Carbon and Tellurium added to Barium could cause disease (9)
16. Early action of mercy on one boy (9)
17. Rest to respire with resistance (8 )
19. Anna can throw in a plant (6)
20. Chubby Robert Harley (3,3)
21. God Defend New Zealand is sung by half the workers and them (6)
22. Good manners without love and energy is only a formal gesture (6)

Across Lite version can be accessed at GIGABYTE 4

Enjoy.

51 comments:

  1. 6A AC ED
    10A ONAM (T)
    23A A CA CIA

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  2. 15. Carbon and Tellurium added to Barium could cause disease (9) BACTERIUM (BARIUM C TE)*
    6. A rotten egg in Aam Aadmi Party indicates a time lag (3,3) AGE GAP (EGG AAP)*
    13. Learnt without limits to make money (4) EARN (-L EARN -T)

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  3. 1D: DISH TV( DI'S H TV)
    11A: TREETOP: (POTTER +E)*
    18A: TARMAC: TAR(MA)C*

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  4. 1. First deputy is sick within and second deputy engulfs everyone to delay (5-5)
    DILLY DALLY (D(ILL)Y)(D(ALL)Y)
    5. Men say about someone who nods in agreement (6)
    YESMAN (MEN SAY)*
    7. Doctor am at Indo-China border – it’s striking (8)
    DRAMATIC (DR)(AM AT)(IC)
    Def Striking

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  5. 8A : Push to make Tom leave upset, to agitate (5,2) SHAKE UP {PUSH(-to m)AKE}*
    20A : Cheese makes for no small feast. (4) FETA {FEA(-s)T}*
    21D : God Defend New Zealand is sung by half the workers and them ANTHEM {ANts+THEM}

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  6. 26. Two old boys after heroin and narcotics primarily to socialize (6)
    H O B N(-arcotics) O B

    27. A bald person would not need this when the rain falls (4,3)
    HAIR NET (THE RAIN) *

    28. Honesty that does not begin causes distress. (4)
    (-t)RUTH

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    1. I think it should be Trust-T, RUST

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    2. How to link RUST with 'Distress' pl? I think tRUTH is correct. :)

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    3. Sorry , was asking SSS about SS:-D

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  7. 17. Rest to respire with resistance (8 )
    Breather... respire - breath... resistance - er

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  8. Not sure of 12A; otherwise a breezy xword.

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  9. 24. Ask for help to undo eye make-up (4,3)
    Need you (undo eye*) Def: ask for help.

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  10. @KP, 17Dn respire - BREATHE, resistance - R

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  11. 9A- Sienna
    Def.- Brown pigment
    (IS)(Anne)=< Both Is & Anne (girl) returning

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  12. 16d: EMBRYONIC
    {MERCY ON I Boy}*
    Defn: Early

    12A: ALASKA
    Simple definition: Baked Alaska is a dessert made of cake and ice cream with a meringue covering

    20D: FAT BOY
    {Chubby} {Robert}
    Defn: Harley - Fat Boy is a Harley Davidson motorbike

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    1. Sorry - amending the last one: 20D is FAT *BOB* and not BOY - both are Harley bikes, but "Robert" should clearly give BOB.

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    2. Please check anno for 12A again

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    3. Thanks, Ajeesh - once I got the answer, I stopped looking for further wordplay! :(

      To add the right annotation: Iin addition to the dessert already mentioned, AK (cAKe essentially) is, of course, the abbreviation for the state of Alaksa. Given that the dessert is also cake "essentially" (the cake being covered with ice-cream and the meringue), I wonder whether that makes the clue &lit.

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    4. Had put in Alaska with Abhay's anno but was not sure about the def. Thanks!

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  13. 18A- Tarmac
    Mother- Ma
    Vehicle- (Cart)*

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  14. 24A- Need you
    Def.- Ask for
    (Need you)*

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    1. Re 24A- Need you
      As Aadhi/Tara might tell Tara/Aadhi.
      I am referring to the Tamil film OKK.
      BTW, one of the two names seems old-fashioned.

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    2. 24A : You need to have one more go pl, for it has already been solved @ 12:14 pm by K P H.

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    3. Thank u MB for recognizing me.. so far I have been called HKP or KPN... though I don't have any connection with the transport service except traveling a few times...

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    4. Then I shall settle for KPN ! OK ? :)

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  15. Gigabyte
    If I may add a comment -
    Two-letter and three-letter unches may be OK for these online crosswords in blogs and messageboards but if aimed for publication by quality newspapers/magazines, they need to be avoided.
    Yes, some 13x13 grids even in NIE or elsewhere may have these.
    In any case I think there are too many here.

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    1. Sorry - am just a beginner - will you explain that to me please - an example may help

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    2. I have explained that before but I don't mind doing so again.
      In the grid where an ac/dn letter slot is not the same as that of a dn/ac letter slot, it is an unch, short for unchecked.
      An unchecked letter is one that is not a crossing one.
      That is, it stands alone.
      Now look at the grid.
      In 1 ac and 6 ac, there are two consecutive unches.
      In 14 dn there are three.

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    3. Ok Thanks Noted and will keep that I mind in my next construction

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  16. Enjoyable crossword - many clues are very well-constructed.

    Thank you to Gigabyte and to Col.

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  17. Thank you MB. Alt. for 24A-
    22D- Curtsy- Coutesy (Good manners)- O & E (Love & Energy)
    Def.- Formal gesture

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  18. OT-
    Can someone clear my doubt?
    One of the clues of last Sunday's TOI CW is "Major currency of China" (7)
    The answer given is Yangtze- a major river of China.
    I have come across 'flower' being used for a river, but this is the first time I see currency being used. Is it okay? Current- Currency?

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    1. In a river there are currents.
      Where there are currents, there is currency.
      In a cryptic sense, it is a river.

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    2. Thank you Sir, for the prompt reply.

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  19. LEFTOVERS :

    Across : 17,25,29

    Down : 2,3,4,14,19

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  20. 2d. LEA (VE) NING = VE (Half of Love) in Leaning (Tendency)
    3d. Y CENTAUR I = Centaur between Y and I
    19d. A CAN TH (T)

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  21. 2D Half of love is consumed by a tendency for a stimulating agent (9) LEA(loVE)NING3.
    3D This star is a magical being between primarily you and I (1,8) Y (CENTAUR)I
    4D Automobile baron from a teetotaller (religious leader) (1,1,4) A A POPE



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    1. Compensating for 2&3d
      14D Obama’s pet when contained has a right to terminate (5) ABO RT
      17A Source background illumination not essential to Braille writing code (6) B I NARY

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  22. Final 3

    13A - (-l)EARN(-t)
    25A - TOUT [DD]
    29A - {BIO}{MIMICRY}

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  23. Thank you for the CW, Gita. I thought I had mentioned to you about 'unches' on an earlier occasion. I seem to have overlooked it this time.

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  24. Thank you Colonel - yes when I sent you my first grid but I did not figure out what you meant completely then. Thanks to Raghunath for commenting on some of my clues which made me refine them further.

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