Sunday, 21 June 2015

Special, Sunday 21 Jun 2015, Afterdark


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


ACROSS
7   Clean space or space to clean (8)
9   I left lawless Karachi for one of centres of spiritual power (6)
10 Female escorted but escaped (4)
11 Aroused girl vanished without husband (10)
12 Excited houri's moan is rhythmic (10)
14 Facility lost its leader by murder (4)
15 New policeman's task is to nab habitual stealers (13)
18 Sahib is concealing a bird (4)
20 Decides to discourage supplies (10)
21 No lead mixed in Boost, not a bit of arsenic or other mineral (10)
23 Fit guy is bald (4)
24 Playpen Ang Lee opened in Malaysian state (6)
25 Small lid at the tip of valve (8)

DOWN
1   Approximate range of a ground (8)
2   Drop the cash Edward hid (4)
3   Money oddball has for a snack (8)
4   Canoes anyway cannot be used to cross these (6)
5   Finger millet given by kid at India (4)
6   Alternative arrangement is a nightmare (6)
8   Formalin atoms can be used to create abnormalities (13)
13 Set me up for encounters (5)
14 Sheikh Adib helps to make homespun fabric (5)
16 Bragi, Odin, Loki or one of them (5,3)
17 Detective finds hospital lockers vandalised (8)
19 Locked and left (6)
20 Endorsed editor to go in front to model (6)
22 It's alright to return animal after providing oxygen (4)
23 Advance without captain to the bridge (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at ADB 19

Enjoy.

65 comments:

  1. 23 Advance without captain to the bridge (4) (M) ARCH

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  2. 22 It's alright to return animal after providing oxygen (4) (O) KAY <-

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  3. 17 Detective finds hospital lockers vandalised (8) S H ERLOCK*

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  4. All down
    2 Drop the cash Edward hid (4) SHED - T
    4 Canoes anyway cannot be used to cross these (6) OCEANS - anag. of canoes
    5 Finger millet given by kid at India (4) RAGI - rag (kid, v.) I

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  5. 12A:HARMONIOUS=(HOURI'S MOAN)*
    15A:KLEPTOMANIACS=(POLICEMAN'S TASK)*
    9A: CHARAK={KARACHI(-I)}*

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  6. 12a HARMONIOUS. ( houri's moan*)

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  7. 13d meets*
    14d Khadi T
    17d sherlock*

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    1. 18A Ibis T
      8D malformations*
      Compensations for 14d and 17d

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    2. 2D drop T
      4D oceans *
      Compensations for my compensations which were answered at the same time by LV

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  8. 12a HARMONIOUS. ( houri's moan*)

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  9. 12 Excited houri's moan is rhythmic (10) Harmonious HOURISMOAN*

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  10. 10 A FLED (F LED ) def: escaped
    18A IBIS (T) def : bird
    8 D MALFORMATIONS ( anagram of FORMALIN ATOMS ) def : abnormalities

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  11. .11Ac : GALVANISED {GAL}{VANIS(-h)ED}
    6Dn : ORDEAL {OR}{DEAL}
    3 Dn : DOUGHNUT {DOUGH}{NUT}

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    1. In that case(6DN Crossing) 9A is corrected as CHAKRA; anno stands as above

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  12. 7A (BATH)(ROOM)
    14A (-s)KILL

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  13. Replies
    1. Jayaseelan your anno is incorrect

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    2. (S)(TOP)(COCK) { (S)mall + TOP for 'lid' & COCK for 'tip'} Is it correct?

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  14. Thanks Jayaseelan.

    I thought it was 'cook'.

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  15. 1 Approximate range of a ground (8) Ballpark

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  16. 1D- Ballpark- DD
    Ballpark- aproximate

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    1. Ballpark- (1)baseball ground (2) an area or range within which an amount or estimate is likely to be correct.

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  17. Is 7A washroom or bathroom? I had it as washroom.

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    1. washroom sounds more appropriate

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  18. 23A- Able
    Fit- Def.
    Guy- Al , is- be

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    1. Yes. Guy = Cable (Bald = Hairless or capless. So 'minus' C)

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    2. You won't believe it Paddy! My first parsing was taking that guy to be Gable (Clark Gable), I deleted 'G' to get ABLE!!

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    3. Got it now. My parsing is wrong.

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    4. Yours also sounds reasonable. Clark gable is a guy, after all.
      Probably 'Guy' is better known as 'Guy rope'.

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    5. Later I got it correct after seeing your anno. Had to visit Free Dic to clear my doubt and found one of the meanings of GUY is a CABLE too!

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    6. Guy-rope or guy is a tensioned cable designed to add stability to a free-standing structure.
      Used in ship masts, radio masts, wind turbines and utility poles.

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  19. Jayaseelan your anno for 25A is incorrect, please review

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    1. (S)(TOP)(COCK) { (S)mall + TOP for 'lid' & COCK for 'tip'} Is it correct?

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  20. 16 Bragi, Odin, Loki or one of them (5,3) Norse god DD

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  21. Nice breezy solve; Trademark AD.

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  22. Nice one AD.Enjoyed it. Thank you. Very fast flowing.
    Karachi- chakra, sounds familiar. Have we seen it here recently?

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  23. A bit of logic-
    If fit guy is bald, are all bald guys fit?

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    1. 16D has the wrong enu in the acrosslite version. I says (8) and I had difficulty

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  24. 19 Locked and left (6) Bolted DD

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  25. 20 Decides to discourage supplies (10) DETERMINES {DETER}{MINES}
    21 No lead mixed in Boost, not a bit of arsenic or other mineral (10) BLOODSTONE {NO LED BOOST}*

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    1. Anno : The role of 'a' in LEAD awaits your notice pl. :)

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    2. He has put in 'Led' only, assuming removal of A.

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    3. Lead without a bit of arsenic= Led & is what is used as fodder as shown above

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  26. 5D Finger millet given by kid at India (4) RAGI {RAG}{I}

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  27. DOWN
    20 Endorsed / editor to go in front // to model (6) DESIGN
    signed ED to go in front

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    1. Anno right? I didn't get it . How ED became DE ?

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  28. An enjoyable puzzle! As Vasant had said @ 11:52 am, it's really a Trademark crossie of AD. Houseful or should I say, blogful entertainment for the day! Thanks AD. :-)))

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  29. Shrikanth, thanks for the Special

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    1. My pleasure Colonel. There is always one for the blog from me. :)

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  30. A most enjoyable and one of the easier crossies good enough for any solver newly trying hands at cryptics !

    Thanks After Dark. You have come out of your darkness and followed the saying : lead, kindly light. ! Light in the sense of clues !

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