Sunday, 12 July 2015

Special, Sunday 12 Jul 2015, Bruno


Three answers per commenter (annotations to be compulsorily provided) upto 6 PM
As far as possible please give all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   One cause of bedroom problem? (7)
5   Siemens’ troubled archrival (7)
9   Great drunk! Wine champion! (9)
10 Detective’s dog is now Yard-bound (5)
11 Noise’s mineral being turned to money (6)
12 At the start of every year, acquires case of wine glasses (7)
14 By the mouth, by the ear, by the mouth… (4)
15 Weigh long-time client’s limits for balance (10)
19 Pressure point, for comparing desire (10)
20 Confession of a fake celebrity? (4)
22 Silver-tip jewellery, bearing heart, removed for piercing (7)
25 Its closed to a Spanish writer (6)
27 Putin, struck head of Stasi dead? (5)
28 No new contestant could overcome it right away - nobody! (3-6)
29 Mostly unnecessary tools for stitching (7)
30 You can eat one and throw rest away (7)

DOWN
1   Leader's like that, upwardly mobile, and getting involved in nonsense (4)
2   Copyright to epic tale was disputed (9)
3   Vibrations from driver operatin’ extruders at their limits (6)
4   One marks time, sadly torn with love between two setters (9)
5   Scandinavians’ choice of partners ending in divorce (5)
6   Managed to gather (perfectly understood) when rating was changed from Adults to Universal (8)
7   Small butt can provide support (5)
8   Message from a high-flyer everyone must look up to (10)
13 Heart: it shows direction in treasuring love (10)
16 Sugar-free sandwiches spoil by night (9)
17 Medieval scientist to leach compound with water spray (9)
18 Salvation for man? One last round taken bottoms up! (8)
21 To speak informally, stove control’s top is broken off (6)
23 Sharp ridge; went near cap; alternatively turned around (5)
24 Legend seen blowing up inheritance(5)
26 Said to be terrible fabric worker (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 8

Enjoy.

73 comments:

  1. 1 One cause of bedroom problem? (7) BOREDOM * &LIT

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  3. 10 Detective’s dog is now Yard-bound (5) SNOWY (T)

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  4. Tintin's Dog is Snowy

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  5. ACROSS
    1 One cause of bedroom problem? (7) BOREDOM*

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    4 One marks time, sadly torn with love between two setters (9) ME(TRON*/O)ME
    5 Scandinavians’ // choice of partners / ending in divorce (5) (N OR S)(E)

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  6. 29A- Needles(S)
    Def.- Tools for stitching

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  7. 29 Mostly unnecessary tools for stitching (7) NEEDLES (S)

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  8. 6D- Mustered
    Def.- managed to gather
    M(a)ustered

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  9. 15a Weigh COUNT long-time ERA client’s limits CT Defn: balance (COUNT)(ERA)(C..T)
    8d Message from a high-flyer everyone must look up to - SKYWRITING (CD)
    17d leach* ALCHE + water spray MIST Defn: Medieval scientist (ALCHE*)(MIST)

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  10. 17D:ALCHEMIST=(LEACH)*+MIST
    20A:(I)(CON)=CD'
    4D:(ME)(TRON)(O)(ME)

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  11. 26 Said to be terrible fabric worker (4) DYER (~DIRE)

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  12. Compensated for NEEDLES (S) answered by Paddy by one minute earlier

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  13. Compensate for 5A already answered:
    ACROSS28 No / new / contestant could overcome it right away // - nobody! (3-6) (NO)(N)-{ENT(IT)[-r]Y}

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  14. 9 Great drunk! Wine champion! (9) {SUP{PORT}ER}
    12 At the start of every year, acquires case of wine glasses (7) {E}{YE{WE}AR} (start of every = E, case of wine = WE)
    22 Silver-tip jewellery, bearing heart, removed for piercing (7) {S}{EAR(-r)ING} (silver-tip = S, jewellery = EARRING, beaRing heart removed = -r)

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  15. Compensating for all 3 above:
    6D:M(+U-A)STERS
    3D:DRONES= Limits of (DriveR),(OperatiN')(ExtruderS)

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    1. Correction 6D: MUSTERED=M(+U-A)STERED

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  16. Last Compensation:
    11A:DINERO=(DIN)(ORE)*

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  17. 5Dn : NORSE {N{OR}S}{E}
    23Dn : ARETE<-- Alternate letters of wEnT nEaR cAp <--

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    1. 23d The setter's intention is clear. Wonder whether alternative serves same purpose as alternate.
      The adjective alternate means ‘every other or every second’.
      Alternative, on the other hand, means ‘available as another possibility or choice’

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    2. Agree NR... it should have been alternately, setters fault

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  18. 2D Copyright to epic tale was disputed (9) {R}{EPLICATE}*
    13D Heart: it shows direction in treasuring love (10) {COMPASS}{I{O}N}
    21 To speak informally, stove control’s top is broken off (6) {HOB}{(-k)NOB}

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    1. 2D:Nice clue, the elision is very devious.

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    2. 2Dn : Got it with great struggle. Was busy typing to post it but by then Sandhya ma'am has beaten me to it! Nevertheless felt happy to have cracked it. :)

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  19. @MB: NORSE has been solved.

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  20. 14Ac : ORAL [DD] Compensating for 5Dn

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  21. My last one

    30 You can eat one and throw rest away (7) LOBSTER {LOB}{STER*}

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    1. Are there some non vegetarian words? I never thought of lobster and got bogged down in the surface reading of 'throe the rest away' without realising it is an anagram!

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  22. Classic Bruno Puzzle. Lots of clues to savour on a Sunday morning.
    2D,6D, 30A, 26D all superb.Thoroughly enjoyed.

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  23. Thanks Vasant. Is it all done yet?

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  24. Still remaining:

    ACROSS: 19, 22, 25, 27

    DOWN: 1, 7, 18, 23, 24

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  25. 19a: {P}{REFERENCE}

    1d: BOSS
    {SO}<= in BS

    7d: {S}{POKE}

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  26. 16 D - Sugar-free sandwiches spoil by night - NOCAL around TURN - NOCTURNAL
    25 A - UNO - (Spanish for one) + PEN - UNOPEN
    19 A - P(ressure) + REFERENCE - PREFERENCE

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  27. Very nice crossword, Bruno - thank you to you and to DG!

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  28. Last three to go:

    Across: 27

    Down: 18 and 24

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  29. Loved the clues. Some were very devious. Last to fall was 27A. :)

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  30. 1d- not clear to me. Can someone pl. explain?

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  31. 1D Leader's like that, upwardly mobile, and getting involved in nonsense (4) B(OS<=)S
    like that - SO, upwardly mobile - Reverse (in a Down clue)
    getting involved in - CC Indicator
    nonsense - BS (short for Bullshit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bullshit )

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  32. BS (let me be polite!) is what I did not get. Thank you NR.

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  33. Some possible antonyms can be spotted:
    COMPASSION - NEMESIS
    ICON - NON-ENTITY
    BOSS - SUPPORTER

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    1. Good catch NR. Thoroughly unintentional, though...

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  34. My last- got it at last.
    27A-inert
    Insert (put in) - S
    Def.- Dead?

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  35. Lovely one that. I had put in the answer and scratching my head for anno.

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  36. Bruno: Nice words and well constructed clues.
    CGB, It will be a treat if you exercise your penchant & weave the words into a story or a para.

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  37. Until yesterday Rahul was a NONENTITY.
    But after passing his written and ORAL exams he had been hand-picked for the plum job.
    There he was now in Mainland China with his BOSS, a business ICON, and an Angel Investor from Peru
    for HOBNOB.
    Rahul ordered for LOBSTER and MUSTERED courage to speak about his project.
    His PREFERENCE was for the housing sector and not the commercial sector.
    Like an ALCHEMIST who might want to transform base metal to noble, Rahul wished
    to transform the housing sector.
    A hundred DRONES were required for his project. These would be put to use round the clock -
    NOCTURNAL and diurnal.
    None could REPLICATE his methods. If they dared to, he had enough plans to COUNTERACT.
    Advertisements would be through SKYWRITING!!
    But alas!
    The investor would show no COMPASSION !
    His questions were like NEEDLES and Rahul could not give convincing answers....
    The cheque book on the table lay UNOPEN. The investor SPOKE briefly about the
    SNOWY project.
    He removed his EYEWEAR, placed two DINEROS on the table and walked out.
    Probably he wanted to say that he cared two hoots for the project?
    Rahul's boss thought that he had faced his NEMESIS.
    On the way back Rahul told his Boss: "But don't we have enough suckers?"

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  38. 24D - GENES {(-le)G)}{SEEN*}

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    1. why was 18 down left unsolved? Is it REMITTAL? Salvation can mean remittal. Man -TIM -Last - LATER- bottoms up TIM IN LATER. Am I right?

      Even Bharghavji's reprisal in re=prosage has omitted this word? 1140 am sunday in New ~York.

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    2. Phew!! Yes it is REMITTAL, but the anno I had in mind was RE(MI)TTAL<-

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    3. Thanks Balaji-ji !! Great minds need not think alike ! Though I got the answer right, I wondered whether REMITTAL did mean salvation !! I haven't checked the synonyms but I knew that the annotation will lead me to SALVATION !!

      Great effort and I enjoyed your creative craftwork. As delicious a s BRUN (O) maska with tea-- an Iranian Restaurant's favourite of mine when I used to do the crossies in Bombay's Ideal Restaurant ( near my office in Oriental Buildings at Flora Fountain. Alas, the edifice was burnt down years ago !

      PADDY: Thanks will try my best from tomorrow.

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    4. Balaji,

      I think the anno should be {RE{M}{1}TTAL<=}

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  40. My stock for Sunday special is empty. Entries welcome

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    1. I'll give it a go again . Though I know that I'm not a very popular setter !

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    2. Who said that? Yours was appreciated last time round, if I remember right. You have the time now.

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  41. Great one CGB- after a long time! Thank you.

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