Sunday, 5 July 2015

Special, Sunday 05 Jul 2015. Spritzer


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


ACROSS
8   Two units at royal grinder (6)
9   Brake epidemic (8)
10 Excess gold held by me (4)
11 Illicit group follow criminal trade, mostly (10)
12 Six directions to look at (4)
13 Rescuers: "International tariff have different rate on Saturday" (10)
17 Sound school kids yearn for? (4)
18 Animal found in many a land (5)
19 Doctor or chef? (4)
21 Strong oppress our injured (10)
23 The others returned dead (4)
24 Dismal record wrapped in plaster (10)
28 Regular turn as setter (4)
29 "Red and black, for instance" :Topless call girl at beach (8)
30 Join specialist with sister-in-law around (6)

DOWN
1   No money in pleasant surroundings is dangerous? (8)
2   Night-time strolls? (10)
3   Crazy uncle puncturing peace in aggression (10)
4   Help jeer player (4)
5   Whip up a commotion? (4)
6   Shakespeare, say, in retrospect, is boring (4)
7   Monarch in anger shattered a store (6)
14 Supporter: "5-0. Hurrah!" (5)
15 A designer's assembly distributed differently (10)
16 Clumsily built castle without model is untrustworthy (10)
20 Maximise worktime one's invested in? (8)
22 Smelled, scratched again (6)
25 Lifted flower? (4)
26 Cocaine Pole hid in pig? (4)
27 Object in mid ear (4)

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Enjoy.

63 comments:

  1. 18A NYALA(T)
    15D REASSIGNED (a designer's)*
    27D IDEA(T)

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  2. ACROSS
    9 Brake // epidemic (8) OUTBREAK (break* = brake)
    10 Excess gold held by me (4) M(OR)E
    11 Illicit group follow criminal trade, mostly (10) CON TRA[-de] BAND

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  3. 21A: PROSPEROUS=(OPPRESS OUR)*
    30A: EN(LIS<)T
    12A:: (VI)(E)(W)

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  4. 28A : SAME {SA<-- ME}
    14D : BRAVO {BRA}{V}{O}
    20D : OPTIMISE {OP}{TIM{IS}E}

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  5. ACROSS
    21 (oppress our)* Defn: Strong = PROSPEROUS
    DOWN
    3 uncle* puncturing peace TRUCE. Defn: aggression {TRU(CULEN*)CE}
    14 Supporter BRA: 5-0 V-O Defn: Hurrah! BRAVO

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  6. compensating 15D
    3D {TRUC(ULENC)*E}

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  7. Replacement for duplication:
    12 Ac Six directions to look at (4) VI E/W
    2 Dn Night-time strolls? (10) SLEEPWALKS (CD)

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  8. 13 LIBERATORS = rescuers
    {LIB(ERAT*)OR}{S}

    7 GARNER = store
    R in ANGER*

    16 TACTLESSLY = clumsily
    CASTLE* around T plus SLY

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  9. compensating 3D
    7D {GA(R)NER}*

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    1. Jayaseelan seems to be having a tough time compensating many of his solved clues. The above one too needs to be compensated!

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  10. 2 Night-time strolls? (10) Sleepwalks DD

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  11. 13 Rescuers: "International tariff have different rate on Saturday" (10) LIBERATORS {LIB{ERAT*}OR}{S}
    24 Dismal record wrapped in plaster (10) DEPRESSING {D{EP}RESSING}
    29 "Red and black, for instance" :Topless call girl at beach (8) SEASHORE {SEAS}+{WHORE}-W

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  12. 23A - LATE<=
    5D - STIR [DD]
    25D - ROSE

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  13. ... and so quickly at 11:25 the only leftovers are

    Across - 8

    Down - 1, 4, 22, 26

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  14. 7 Monarch in anger shattered a store (6)
    GARNER is a verb. The 'a' in the clue makes 'store' a noun. GARNER is a noun that is archaic, no longer in use.. If 'a' were not there, 'store' will be a noun in surface reading while as def for word reqd it will do a switcheroo as verb.
    This is not tot ake away from the merit of other clues.

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  15. 8 A Two units at royal grinder (6) MIL+ L + ER
    22 D: Smelled, scratched again (6)RE+ EKED
    26 D: Cocaine Pole hid in pig? (4) S(N)OW

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  16. 11 Illicit group follow criminal trade, mostly (10)

    Shouldn't it be 'follows'?

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    1. Also TRADE mostly would be TRAD

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    2. Also I personally don't prefer "mostly" when you leave out two letters instead of "one".

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  17. 26 Cocaine Pole hid in pig? (4)

    WP is OK but the surface reading does not make sense, does it? Well, if read carefully, the surface does make sense, only you wonder where inside the pig the Pole hid the drug.

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    1. He could have used 'lodge', 'plant' etc. instead.

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  18. 29A: Shouldn't it be "Black" instead of "black" since it denotes Black Sea?

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    1. Suppose it's an inadvertent slip.

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  19. 1 No money in pleasant surroundings is dangerous? (8) [NI(O)(TIN)CE]

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    1. Think the def is insufficient. Just NICOTINE cannot mean dangerous.

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    2. Defn is (It) is dangerous.

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  20. In this second effort, the setter has maintained conciseness in his clues.

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  21. 4 Help jeer player (4) BOO N
    jeer = Boo, N is North player in Bridge

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  22. Finished by Noon. Thanks Spritzer

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    1. Spritzer here. Many thanks, Col. Thanks for the feedback, everyone. :)

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  23. I'm told there is a theme in the CW today

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  24. I think there are 9 words as part of the theme

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  25. Except for some minor glitches, good puzzle, Spritzer

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  26. Replies
    1. Only one Indian Cricketer out of nine!

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    2. I was going for English words too. Could only think of More! But great spot! :)

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    3. Should have been more.

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  27. Enjoyable crossword - liked BRAVO, SLEEPWALKS the most. Thanks Spritzer!

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  28. @MB 12.30 pm. Only one Indian cricketer out of Nine?
    Do you want MORE?

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    1. That's what I said @ 1244

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    2. DS will send you a Tamil poem if you ask for 'More'!

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  29. I thought you were talking about Kiran More!
    Joining in late to find it is completed already. Anyway,enjoyed doing most of it. Nice wordplays.

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  30. I could get only 7 cricketers. Are 'Nyala' & 'rose' cricketers too?
    Miller, More, Bell, Cook, Snow, Bravo, Garner.
    (same)* is a cricketer too.

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    1. David Boon (Australia) & Franklyn Rose (West Indies)

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    2. Thank you MB. I missed out on Boon.

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  31. Good effort Spritzer! :)

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