Sunday, 24 May 2015

Special, Sunday 24 May 2015, Ramki Krishnan


Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) as usual till 6 PM


ACROSS
1   Common man can perform miracle, at last (4,3)
5   Mean to wear torn dress (7)
9   Reportedly look at channels to protect river fish (9)
10 Scoff at one who runs away (5)
11 Revolutionary does initially sing about a Russian city (6)
12 Waves in desert sun - a mirage! (7)
14 Doctor dies in the middle of the month (4)
15 Shipwrecked, a wild lion reaches a Caribbean island (10)
19 Anthem about one who promotes mercy, finally (10)
20 Woman's love? (4)
22 Meeting leader of Spain inside? Sounds revolting! (7)
25 Wet clothing worn by a communist (6)
27 Love a Malayali being shown on TV (2,3)
28 Sick, at home, with lots of time for chit-chats (9)
29 Immortal bird drowns in fermented ale (7)
30 Actress accepts suitable part (7)

DOWN
1   Only project about origin of science (4)
2   Ambassador to focus on Panama, for example (9)
3   Revoke a promise, extremely sleepy and tired (6)
4   Possibly easiest to consume bits of cocaine and sugar for thrills (9)
5   Hate? No-no, adjust! (5)
6   Flowing in funnel, it is liquid (8)
7   Swelling a bit, excitedly made out (5)
8   Killer's condition to enter Iran, possibly (10)
13 It could be used to blow up stuff in the lab (10)
16 “Father dear, I’m terribly cold – call him for help!” (9)
17 Careless supervision? (9)
18 Troops in formation for a small charge (8)
21 Millet or maize, for example – each helps protect the eyes (6)
23 Smooth, except around a hair-pin bend (5)
24 Scientist's first break during Christmas (5)
26 King of performing arts (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAMKI 2

Enjoy.

49 comments:

  1. 26 King of performing arts (4) TSAR*

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  2. 29 Immortal bird drowns in fermented ale (7) E (TERN) AL*

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  3. Thanks Col. Look forward to the comments from all the members.

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  4. 14 Doctor dies in the middle of the month (4) IDES*

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  5. CV Sir is back home after a bypass. He has commented about the Sunday crossword in the Hindu. For info of members.

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  6. 27A Love a Malayali being shown on TV (2,3) {O}{N AIR}
    13D It could be used to blow up stuff in the lab (10) MICROSCOPE (CD)
    24D Scientist's first break during Christmas (5) NO{B}EL

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  7. 12 A: Waves in desert sun - a mirage! (7) TSUNAMI (telescopic)

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  8. 27 Love a Malayali being shown on TV (2,3) (O)(N AIR)
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    23 Smooth, except around a hair-pin bend (5) S(U)AVE
    24 Scientist's first break during Christmas (5) NO(B)EL

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  9. 1D Only project about origin of science (4) JUST ( JU{S}T )

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  10. 20 Woman's love? (4) HER O - reread the clue for def
    27 Love a Malayali being shown on TV (2,3) ON AIR :: Vidya Balan?
    1 Only project about origin of science (4) JU(S)T

    All neat and compact clues

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    1. Your comment of 27A:LOL. Nice to c u back in action with the trademark profile picture which somehow always reminds me of R K Laxman's common man

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  11. I am not taking any others by way of compensation. Happy that I solved some separately and individually.

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  12. 3D Revoke a promise, extremely sleepy and tired (6) (DROWSY) (word< + s(leep)y)

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  13. 20A : Woman's love? (4) HERO {HER}{O}
    27A : Love a Malayali being shown on TV (2,3) ON AIR {O NAIR}
    8D : Killer's condition to enter Iran, possibly (10) TERMINATOR {TERM}{INA(TO)R}*

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  14. Compensating for 20 & 27Ac.

    10A : Scoff at one who runs away (5) FLEER [DD]
    7Dn : Swelling a bit, excitedly made out (5) EDEMA {E + MADE*}

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  15. 14A: IDES=(DIES)*
    25A: M(A)OIST
    29A:E(TERN)AL*

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  16. Smooth & nice CW Ramki :) Enjoyed solving it :)

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    1. Thank you Lakshmi - especially for beta-testing the clues and giving feedback!

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  17. Compensating for 14A & 29A
    21D:(CORN)(EA)
    30A:CH(APT)ER

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  18. Lovely Xword. Very Smooth Surfaces.Thoroughly enjoyed solving it!

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  19. 1A Common man can perform miracle, at last (4,3) JOHN DOE {JOHN} {DO}{E}
    5A Mean to wear torn dress (7) RAIMENT {R{AIM}ENT}
    9A Reportedly look at channels to protect river fish (9) SEAHORSES {~SEE}{HO{R}SES}

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  20. 2d Ambassador to focus on Panama, for example (9) HE ADDRESS
    4d Possibly easiest to consume bits of cocaine and sugar for thrills (9) E(C)(S)TASIES*
    16d “Father dear, I’m terribly cold – call him for help!” (9) PA RAMEDI* C

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  21. 4 Down Ecstacies (easiest+c+s}*

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  22. Super smooth surfaces! I would rate 1Ac to be the Clue of the day, though I missed the answer. I just couldn't recollect that CAN=JOHN=LOO=TOILET. Thanks Ramki. Enjoyed solving the CW. :)

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    1. Thanks MB! 1AC is a favourite of mine too :)

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  23. 6 Flowing in funnel, it is liquid (8) Influent funnel it* Def - flowing.

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  24. 15 Shipwrecked, a wild lion reaches a Caribbean island (10)
    HISPANIOLA (SHIP)*A(LION)*A
    28 Sick, at home, with lots of time for chit-chats (9)
    BADINAGES (BAD)(IN)(AGES)
    17 Careless supervision? (9)
    OVERSIGHT (E)

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  25. Started late and happy to be able to get hold of some leftovers. Thanks Ramki for the nice crossword...

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    1. Thank you Rangarajan - glad you liked it!

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  26. 19A (RE)(SPONSOR)(Y)
    22A {SES(S)ION<--}

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  27. Too late comment. Did the CW and got most of it and enjoyed doing it. It is just not Sunday special, it is a special Sunday. Thank you Ramki for the enjoyable time you gave us.
    Nice to see CV's comments. It means progress is on course.

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  28. A number of words/answers to be caught in the cross-fire btn 10:33 am and 11:34 am today were : ON AIR (4 Times) followed by NOBEL, HERO, JUST, IDES, ETERNAL (All 2 times each).

    Moral of the story : "look twice before you leap"? Even that won't help I think! The bombardment btn 10:30 am & 11:30 am is just too heavy!! :)

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  29. Nice one Ramki. Many clues to relish - specially enjoyed 12a, 27a, 5d, 16d.

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    1. Thank you Shuchi! 12A is one of my favourite clues too :)

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  30. Very nice Ramki .Enjoyed solving it.

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  31. Thank you for all the encouraging comments - happy to see that you have enjoyed most of the clues! Thanks again for the opportunity, Col :)

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  32. Nice crossword, Ramki! Especially liked 1A, 12A, 15A and 18D.

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