Sunday, 31 May 2015

Special, Sunday 31 May 2015, Bruno


Three answers per commenter as usual (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
Please try to provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   Broken sculpture (4)
3   Something like a lungi could be a hit in Washington circuit (10)
9   Travelling grim worker? (7)
10 Sun behind desert-palm (6)
11 Bundle of what’s dispersed in outer-space (6)
12 Announced bad deal in press (8)
15 Dirty women make love fully-covered (8)
17 A mainly nationalistic people’s song (6)
19 Tone of log’s last entry went up a notch (6)
21 Him? Saint? Ridiculous! It could make one break out in hives! (8)
24 New head of gallery occupies one’s vehicle, goes around to the best seats in the arena (8)
25 Even self defence can be a struggle (6)
28 Greedy one’s hesitant to overlook new source of Rupees (6)
29 At the start of spring (roughly April) a type of boat is loaded with squid (7)
30 Most advanced unit in jungle (10)
31 Wind, in the end, blew away branch (4)

DOWN
1   Escapee, perhaps, hid doctor and that woman at an underground hiding place (4-7)
2   Greek symbol of inclusivity? (5)
4   Protestors arrested without thought (4)
5   Carefree in empty palatial area (6)
6   Learn a new skill on the subject of Fall coming after end of August (7)
7   Star spangled banner contained defence of division among people? (2,3,4)
8   F in E out? Figure that! (6)
13 Rama’s heading into territory led by Ravana, perhaps causing protest (11)
14 Investment bankers tend to be mostly… (3)
16 Casanova, for one, is more knowledgeable about love and people (9)
18 Tip over container (3)
20 Castro’s ariatic composition on flowers (7)
22 Fightin’ for a meal? (6)
23 Loved to join mineral in the middle (6)
26 Eyes copper in crude oil (5)
27 System’s starting to become lost without change (2-2)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 7

Enjoy.

74 comments:

  1. 1A. BUST (DD)
    1D. BOMB SHELTER - BELTER (escapee) around MB (doctor) and SHE (woman), def = hiding place
    24A. RINGSIDE - {R{I{N G}S}IDE}, New - N, head of gallery - G, one's - IS, vehicle = RIDE, def = best seats in arena

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    1. What about the unaccounted O in 1 D?

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    2. Vasant, escapee is a BOLTER containing MB and SHE. Ramki's anno is slightly off.

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    3. Sorry for the typo - escapee is BOLTER and not BELTER

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    4. Thanks For the clarification, Balaji...

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  2. 9A: MIGRANT= (GRIM)*(ANT)=&LIT
    2D:SIGMA:CD
    26D:O(CU)LI*

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  3. A Challenging puzzle....MB's Phrase "Kadak Acrod"(Hard nut to crack) comes to mind.

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    1. Yeah! Its really a कठिन अखरोट !!

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    2. Hopefully, it worked for you.

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    3. Kathin it is...I stand corrected..

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    4. Balaji @ Still trying hard to break some more nuts!

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  4. 17A - ANTHEM - A N(-ationalistic) THEM (people), Def: Song;
    21A - THIAMINS* - Anagram of (Him Saint), Def: It could make one break out in hives!;
    25A - EFFORT - s(E)l(F) FORT (defence), Def: A struggle

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    1. I think 21A needs to be rechecked as the crossing with 13 D doesnt match

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    2. Yes, Vasant. THIAMINS is not the correct answer.

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    3. HISTAMIN*? I thought it was spelled Histamine. This answer goes with 22D and 13D.

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    4. HISTAMIN is a variant spelling of HISTAMINE according to Dictionary.com

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    5. Interestingly, although the OED does not list HISTAMIN as an alternative spelling, the very first quotation it gives (from 1912) uses the shorter spelling twice, so one can say the OED accepts it by default.

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    6. But Histamine is neither in Chambers nor in Free Dic.

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    7. This is quite extraordinary. A search of the Google Books corpus shows over 1100 books using only the spelling without a final 'e', although the number using it has diminished in the last two decades. Why it does not appear as an alternative spelling in the main dictionaries is puzzling.

      Example: Fundamentals of Aerospace Medicine, Jefferry R. Davis M.D, 2007, page 60. ... local mediators (histamin, serotonin, TXA2, ... .

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    8. Hmmm... Thanks for the research Bud. I must admit I was a bit hesitant about using it since all textbooks I have read used HISTAMINE. It was only after being suggested by a wordsearch website that I used it and was also found in Dictionary.com

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  5. 11Ac : Bundle of what’s dispersed in outer-space (6) SWATHE {S{WHAT*}E}
    4Dn : Protestors arrested without thought (4) ROTE [T]
    23Dn : Loved to join mineral in the middle (6) ADORED {AD{ORE}D}

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    1. Clarifying that SE in 11A comes from outer space ie S(-pac)E

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  6. 24a: New head of gallery occupies one’s vehicle, goes around to the best seats in the arena (8) R(I{N G}S)IDE. Is Vehicle a verb?
    30a: Most advanced unit in jungle (10) FOR(WARD)EST
    22d: Fightin’ for a meal? (6) TIFFIN g

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    1. Vehicle ~ ride both nouns in this case. A car or a vehicle is often referred to as a ride

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    2. I tried to see whether vehicle = ride in dics but could not find

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    3. From the TFD: n. A means of transportation: waiting for her ride to come.
      Also, quite commonly used colloquially - e.g. like the MTV show "Pimp my ride"

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    4. Chambers makes this very clear: a journey on horseback, on a bicycle, or in a vehicle; the animal, vehicle, etc. providing this.

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  7. 15 Dirty women make love fully-covered (8) (ENWOM*)(BED)
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    8 F in E out? Figure that! (6) (F)(AT/HOM[-e]) F+in=AT HOM[-E]
    16 Casanova, for one, is more knowledgeable about love and people (9) {W(O)(MEN)ISER}

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    1. WOMANISER is generally used. First time coming across WOMENISER

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    2. I did intend WOMANISER and PEOPLE as in MAN as in humans. Not working?

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    3. No problems with MAN = MANKIND = THE MASS OF HUMANS = PEOPLE for me - so this gets you the desired 'womAniser'.

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  8. Compensating for the wrong anno for 1D:
    3A: WRAPAROUND - {W{RAP}A}{ROUND}
    def = something like a lungi, RAP (hit) in WA + ROUND (circuit)

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    1. Ramki it's I who should be posting for dup entry. 😉

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    2. Wrong anno doesn't merit a compensatory entry

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  9. Nice Puzzle with very good clues...challenging but entertaining...3A, 12A, 13D, 16 D...super clues but my COD: 7D( Nice word play)..doubt on a few... waiting for all clues to be solved

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    1. 8D was also very good...

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    2. My pick from the above as my COD is 13Dn. Rama heading into Ravana's territory to protest against the dastardly act of Ravana kidnapping Sita!?

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    3. Thank you Vasant and MB.

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  10. 6 D Learn a new skill on the subject of Fall coming after end of August (7) {RE}{T}{RAIN}
    7 D Star spangled banner contained defence of division among people? (2,3,4) {US} {AN{D} THEM}
    13D Rama’s heading into territory led by Ravana, perhaps causing protest (11) DEMON ST{R}ATE

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  11. LEFTOVERS :

    Across : 10,12,19,28,29,31.

    Down : 5,14,18,20,27.

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  12. 10A Sun behind desert-palm (6) (RAT)(TAN)
    12A Announced bad deal in press (8) HER(ALDE*)D
    19A Tone of log’s last entry went up a notch (6) TIMB(+R)E[-r] TIMBER (log) with R moving up

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  13. 19A- Timbre
    Log- Timber
    Last entry up a notch- timbre (last 2 letters reversed)
    Def.- Tone

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  14. 28A- usurer- Def. greedy onr
    Hesitant- er
    New source of rupees- Usur? Rupees is Rs. but uu?

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  15. 20A- Rosaria- T
    Def.- Flowers

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  16. Replacement for 19a-

    Men
    invetMENt
    Tend to be men? Do I hear any objections or my parsing is wrong?

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  17. 28A- I made the mistake of assuming 'er' for unsure and fell into the trap!

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  18. 29A SPIRULA S + U in APRIL*

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    1. It could be

      Tip over NIB<=
      Defn: container BIN

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    1. So carefree is split, with free as anind. Nice one.

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  21. 5D is my favourite clue. Still can't annotate 27D .

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  22. 27D AS IS ... (-B)ASIS???

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    1. Should that not be two words? 2,2

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  23. It's well past 6:10 pm and no takers for 31 Across solution!?

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  24. Is it 'Tide'?
    I am not sure of the anno except D coming in.

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  25. Clarification from balaji needed.

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    1. T(-w)INE was what I had in mind

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  26. Wind = TWINE
    in the end, blew = W
    away - Deletion indicator
    branch = Definition = T(-w)INE

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  27. Thank you Col. I read it as Wind and not as 'Yind' if I may say so and also attributed 'in the end' to wind and got D.

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  28. Looked up Tine just now and learned that it is the branch of deer's antlers. Now everything falls in place and that is an interesting one too. Nice way to end.

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    1. Thank you. That one ended up being harder than intended. Multiple misdirections there. TINE is also branch of a fork.

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  29. Challenging crossword, Balaji!

    Got everything except TINE :) Liked DEMONSTRATE the best.

    Regards,
    Ramki.

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    1. Thanks Ramki. Yeah TINE is a bit of a snorter...

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