Sunday, 28 June 2015

Special, Sunday 28 Jun 2015, Raju Umamaheswar


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


ACROSS
5   After first of September, nothing in flying insect - polished? (6)
7   Weaken man in first establishment I took in (8)
10 Excited heart of man in a gamble? (8)
11 Hate having Lithium inside rock salt (6)
12 Kit gardener out with new start for very young ones? (12)
13 Part of wider microbiology of the skin (6)
15 I'd go before the French saint - worst indolent (6)
18 One taking blood away a collapsed Limper booth (12)
21 Gold before a lawyer at home to decree (6)
22 Propositions from irregular themes - or what? (8)
23 Depressed Lee with what blows (8)
24 Commander in Chief inside a marsupial - rather ornate (6)

DOWN
1   Perhaps jointly manage mostly idiotic mineral (8)
2   The changes, or first impression, a Christian linguistic process (8)
3   Rip empty talk to chase off protestors? (4,3)
4   Stand by from nothing - energy almost rises (4,2)
6   Greek character to be apt for this Kashmiri leader (5)
8 and 15 Encouragement that harmonies can provide (1,4)
9   8 and 15 Required after an injury? (7)
14 Hence without a degree? Restrict! (7)
15 See 8 above (2,3,3)
16 Fruit man? Our own Kishore's favourite pastime to create? (8)
17 Receding sea (3,4)
18 Simple end to a heart? Oh, sorry! (6)
19 Island patio (5)
20 French writer rose up a tree (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAJU U 2

Enjoy.

53 comments:

  1. 21 Gold before a lawyer at home to decree (6) OR DA IN

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  2. 15 I'd go before the French saint - worst indolent (6) I'D LE ST

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  3. 11 Hate having Lithium inside rock salt (6) HA (LI) TE

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  4. 12A:KINDERGARTEN=(KIT GARDENER+N)*
    17D: LOW TIDE= CD
    22A: THEOREMS=THEMES OR)*

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    1. Vasant,
      17D for correction - first part

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    2. Corrected; see my post at 12:06 in reply to CV

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    3. Lesson Learnt: with CDs, wait for all the crossings before filling in

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  5. 13A DERMIC(T)
    22A THEOREMS *(themes or)

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    1. The Across Lite version for 13A had the clue as "Part of water microbiology..." which confused me :)

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    2. Ramki
      I prepared the files. While I carried out corrections in the Word doc, a typo went uncorrected in the AcrossLite version which is a separate file.

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  6. 8D& 15D A shot in the arm. That harmonies*

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  7. 5 A SMOOTH (S MO O TH ) def : polished
    21 A ORDAIN ( OR DA IN - gold lawyer at home ) def: decree
    3 D TEAR GAS ( rip - Tear , empty talk - gas )

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  8. 1D: CORUNDUM - {CO-RUN}{DUM-b}
    18D: PLAINT - {PLAIN}{T} (end of hearT}
    14D: EMBARGO - {E{MBA}RGO}

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  9. 23Ac : Depressed Lee with what blows (8) DOWNWIND {DOWN}{WIND}

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  10. 16Ac : Fruit man? Our own Kishore's favourite pastime to create? (8) LIMERICK {LIME}{RICK}

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  11. Hey, it is 16 dn.
    Yet to be solved:
    Ac: 5, 7, 10, 24
    Dn: 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, 19, 20

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  12. One given answer somewhere above needs relook.

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    1. Why should you be doubtful when you've given the annos for your answers and when no question can be raised about them?
      Be confident.

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    2. 5 ac ans is provided by experienced solver and setter LV with perfect anno.
      Unimpeachable.

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    3. with 18A now finally in, 17D is corrected to: EBBTIDE

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    4. As 5Ac has been mentioned in the list of "yet to be solved" I raised the issue.

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  13. 24Ac : Commander in Chief inside a marsupial - rather ornate (6) ROCOCO {RO(COC)O} Had to post my answers separately because of Guests presence at home.

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  14. Re the clue 24 ac.
    Which or who is ornate - the marsupial or the C-in-C?

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    1. ROCOCO - ROO - COC (For C-in-C) respectively!

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  15. 7. MAC in E(stablishment) I ATE - EMACIATE
    18. Jumble of LIMPEST and BOOTH - PHLEBOTOMIST
    2. THE + OR + I(mpression) + RC (Roman Catholic for CHristian) - RHETORIC

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    1. 18A answer is right, but the clue has Limper and not Limpest

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    2. Container indicator IN required before a Christian: {R(HET*)(OR)(I)C}

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    3. 18 A - Looks like an error in the compilation. Or the word "collapse" can be overloaded with unintended multiple duties - A limper booth collapses to become the Limpest Booth. Limpest booth further morphs (collapses) to PHLEBOTOMIST.

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  16. Yet to be solved:
    Ac: 5, 10
    Dn: 3, 4, 6, 9, 19, 20

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    1. 5 A has already been solved by LV ma'm

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  17. With a few fodders amiss(18A, 13A) in the AcrossLite Version, nevertheless an entertaining puzzle. A few unusual & exotic answers(19D, 20D); combination of 8 Dn, 15Dn & 9 Dn was the best....

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    1. 18A is wrong in the blog version as well

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    2. While I am responsible for error in 13a in the AcrossLite version, I have no idea about any error in the 18a one in the blog and AL version, though I did take precautions. Sorry.

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  18. 10 Excited heart of man in a gamble? (8) (A)(FLUTTER)
    18 One taking blood away // a collapsed Limper booth (12) PHLEBOTOMIST* - took it as (limpest booth)*
    DOWN
    6 Greek character to be apt for this Kashmiri leader (5) (MU)(FTI*) [2]

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    1. 10 Excited // heart of mAn / in a gamble? (8) ([-m]A[-n])(FLUTTER)

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  19. The heights by great men reached and kept
    May perhaps be by sudden flight,
    Their companions, while they slept,
    Were toiling in sunlight quite bright.

    .- With apologies to HW Longfellow

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  20. 4D [-e]FIL)(L IN) <=
    9D TETANUS (S)
    19D LANAI [2]

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  21. 19D-LANAI-DD (Island/ patio)
    CV@11.56-
    Neither! Solution word 'Rococo' is a kind of French art which is ornate.

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  22. 3d: TEAR GAS = to chase off protestors
    Rip = TEAR, empty talk = GAS

    4d: FILL IN = standby
    {NIL}{LIFe} <--

    20d: SUMAC = tree
    CAMUS <--

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    1. i could 'Fill in', but could not do it properly. Thank you Abhay for clearing my doubt.

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  23. Thank you Raju/ CV for entertaining a Sunday/ coordinating.
    When Col. mentioned Raju, I was thinking about one of his jumbos!

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  24. Enjoyable one from Raju - thank you!

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  25. French writer- I was thinking about Dumas, but that did not fit in.

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    1. DUMAS was my first thought too - it was only when 24a fell into place that the right answer clicked!

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  26. Would this be a proper clue for 24A- (CV or others)
    "Fine art or back to companies- choice is yours!"

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  27. Thanks to Col and CV for facilitating the posting. Thanks to all others for participating and patting my back I expected lots of slaps on the rear side as I had compiled this with a lot of trepidations and palpitations, since I could not get on to the Acrosslite directly. Maybe, I'll give it a go on some more occasions when I have access to more IT facility after my reurn to India by July end. Already feeling homesick tho' NY life is beautiful , given the orderliness and (not quite clean though !) and the hustl bustle of wailing sirens and police hoots ! It took three weeks for the NYPD to trace and shoot dead one of the two escapees from a prison, a la Kenyan style by digging a tunnel while the other one is stll on the lam and large !

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  28. Raju,
    If you are using your own laptop, you can download AcrossLite for Windows from their site in a jiffy and then install it on your machine.
    Then by merely clicking on the downloaded AcrossLite file from anyone or on any website, you can open and proceed to solve.
    You needn't wait till you return to CBE.

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  29. I''ve done this now a few days back as I've acquired a new Notebook and i had initiating problems and can solve Sunday specials online alright, thank you. However, the clues alongside are too small and I go to the top individual each clue and solve along.. My problem is with Crossword compiler and after I have compiled, I find it hard to transfer them to Acrosslite and have thus had to seek your and Deepak's help. Thank you, guys. This has emboldened me to try compile more, thoug it is a pain you know where !

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