Sunday, 10 May 2015

Special, Sunday 10 May 2015, Saral


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM


ACROSS
7   Son returned drink (cold and hot) inside small bag (6)
8   Not completely certain about United Kingdom's criminal leaders backing a commotion (6)
11 Adventurers angrily groan at us (9)
12 Discharge from space, say (5)
13 Can be easy to accommodate two boys in monastries (6)
14 The French certainly takes one for a vacation (7)
16 Valentine dropped a line to express (4)
18 The arbitrator withholds listener (3)
19 Corner one headless goose (4)
23 Taxi I catch for senior ministers (7)
25 Drops nothing for a late rancher (6)
28 Man left a part of burning coal (5)
29 Avoided fresh infrared emission initially inside (9)
30 Wave painter's tool (6)
31 Returning team accepts court orders (6)

DOWN
1   Concrete material (8)
2   Worker occupying a modest hut (6)
3   Good man with spirit to play an instrument (5)
4   Fighters with others, left early, ran swiftly at first (9)
5   Stinger in the eighth house on top of night-lamp (8)
6   Agency engaged one outside old city (6)
9   Not happy about the Spanish dish (5)
10 Some oddly look back for pintail ducks (5)
15 Endlessly retry clues created by readers (9)
17 Climbers take care of master coming up holding a student (8)
20 No friend having fashionable name (8)
21 Initially anybody can meet eminent scholars in summits (5)
22 Groom's partner stay around the edge of altar (5)
24 Bachelor with a blessing from primate (6)
26 Plant spies to follow an accountant (6)
27 One corrupt leader left executive, a tender (5)

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Enjoy.

46 comments:

  1. 26 Plant spies to follow an accountant (6) A CA CIA

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  2. 21 Initially anybody can meet eminent scholars in summits (5) A C M E S (Acrostic)

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  3. 7A: (S)A(C)(H)EAT<
    2D:SH(ANT)Y
    3D:(ST)(RUM)

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  4. 23 Taxi I catch for senior ministers (7) CAB I NET

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  5. 15d: LECTURERS = readers
    {RETRy CLUES}*

    29a: REFRAINED = avoided

    {INFRARED Emission}*

    22d: BRIDE = groom's partner
    {B{altaR}IDE}

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  6. 15D LECTURERS {retr(-y)+clues}*
    def- Readers
    24D {BA}{BOON}
    Def- primate
    28A (-M)EMBER

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  7. In lieu of 15d
    11A ARGONAUTS (groan+at+us)*

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  8. Enjoyed this, Saral - thank you to you and to DG! A very nice set of clues indeed. 20d and 26d are my favourites.

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  9. 11A : ARGONAUTS {GROAN AT US}*
    13A : ABBEYS {A{BB}EYS*}
    16A : VENT {VALENTINE - a line)

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  10. Saral & Enjoyable puzzle

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  11. compensating for 11 Across :

    1Dn : TANGIBLE [DD]

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  12. Compensating 1D
    4D (W)(REST)(L)(E)(R)(S)

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  13. 8 Across: (-e)RU( CKU) S <-

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  14. 25 Drops nothing for a late rancher (6) F(-o)(A)RMER
    31 Returning team accepts court orders (6) EDI(CT)S <-

    17 Climbers take care of master coming up holding a student (8) TEND RI(L)S <-

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  15. compensating 14A
    5D (SCORPIO)(N)

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  16. The puzzle was like 9Dn answer - SALAD - smooth and relishable!

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    1. Enjoyable one LV :-) Got all except 10D Smees which is totally new word for me..

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    2. Thanks AR :) New word for me also :)

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  17. ACROSS
    30 Wave painter's tool (6) ROLLER [2]
    DOWN
    20 No friend having fashionable name (8) {NO}{M(IN)ATE}
    27 One corrupt leader left executive, a tender (5) OFF(-i/c)ER

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  18. 12A ~room RHEUM
    10D (S-M-)(EES<=)
    19A (NE)([-o]NE) Hawaiian goose (also Madhuri's surname!)

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  19. Enjoyed doing it, but too late to join for comments. Thank you LV.

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  20. Nice one Sara (L) V. Thank you. In 14Ac "certainly" will lead to surely, I think. So may need a small modification to be, what the stalwarts call it, kosher.

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  21. Another minor point here is "takes", if the French is considered 'plural', which I think is, it should be 'to take' following "sure"

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  22. Thanks Ram sir ,
    @Ram sir & Raghu , point noted , Thanks a lot for the feedback :)

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