Sunday, 19 July 2015

Special, Sunday 19 Jul 2015, Saral


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


ACROSS
8   Sailor's at home with the drink (8)
9   Leaders of Argentina, Chile on line for an agreement (6)
11 Criminal wearing suit falls (7)
12 Passage right inside ship (7)
13 Abandon the French avenue (5)
15 Not a tough time for youth (6,3)
18 Sly person with support for artist (6)
20 Aim like good engineer (6)
23 Urge to replace conservative with model in a retinue (9)
24 Shy, dull Italian returning (5)
26 Model test by the French after first preliminaries (7)
28 Protocol of French company is odd (7)
30 Sign outside litres of wine (6)
31 Broiling fish behind grand resort for starters by a student (8)

DOWN
1   Invalidate sign changing sides (6)
2   River goddess (4)
3   Sniff at home hard drink (6)
4   Engineers inside that source of serious risks (7)
5   Head skin cell is evenly cut with surgeon's knives (8)
6   Start off gas in the area (4)
7   It's a twist! Wednesday without a news broadcast (4)
10 Drag on, yell hiding pain (5)
14 Notice a point to modify (5)
16 Ring after eleven in the morning, its a principle (5)
17 Closely watch the centre of the hurricane (3)
18 Stores sweet a little bit (3)
19 Furnished house finally cracked (8)
21 Openers are swingers (5)
22 Food suppliers charge the German to get service at first (7)
24 Deal with a challenge (6)
25 Spoil well-formed mega ad (6)
26 Initially each traveller created hand imprint (4)
27 Slightly open cap of achaar can (4)
29 Attack from right with support (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SARAL 4

Enjoy.

52 comments:

  1. 26 Initially each traveller created hand imprint (4) E T C H (Acrostic)

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  2. 25 Spoil well-formed mega ad (6) DAMAGE*

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  3. 16 Ring after eleven in the morning, its a principle (5) A XI O M

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  4. 13A Abandon the French avenue (5) LE AVE
    27 Slightly open cap of achaar can (4) A JAR
    29 Attack from right with support (4) R AID

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  5. 4D:THREATS=TH(RE)AT(S)
    6D:ZONE=(-O)ZONE
    7D:EDDY=WEDNESDAY(-A NEWS)*

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  6. 27 Slightly open cap of achaar can (4) AJAR cap of achaar - a... can - jar.

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  7. 12A Passage // right inside ship (7) GALLE(R)Y
    15A Not a tough time // for youth (6,3) (TENDER) (AGE)
    28A Protocol // of French / company / is odd (7) (DE)(CO)(RUM)

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  8. 9A : ACCORD {A}{C}{CORD}
    1D : CANCEL {CANCE{-R}{+L}
    17D : EYE [DD]

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  9. 18 Stores sweet a little bit (3) WEE (T)

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  10. 10 Drag on, yell hiding pain (5) AGONY (T)

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  11. ACROSS
    23 Urge to replace conservative with model in a retinue (9) EN[-c](+T)OURAGE
    DOWN
    19 Furnished house finally cracked (8) E/QUIPPED
    22 Food suppliers charge the German to get service at first (7) FEE/DER/S

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  12. 5 Head skin cell is evenly cut with surgeon's knives (8) SCALPELS

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    1. Head of skin - s.. cell*.. could not parse APS...

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    2. 5 Head skin = SCALP
      cElL iS(evenly cut) = ELS
      Defn: surgeon's knives (SCALP)(ELS)

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  13. 18A Sly person with support for artist (6) - {W}{EASEL}
    26A Model test by the French after first preliminaries (7) {EXAM} P(-reliminaries0} {LE}
    3D Sniff at home hard drink (6) {IN} {H} {ALE}

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  14. Very nice xword! Surfaces: crisp & pithy...

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    1. +1
      Thank you Saral. It was indeed saral but enjoyable all the same.

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    2. Thanks Vasant, Sandy, Debo, Paddy Sir :)

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    3. +1 and doesn't require a grid for most clues :-)

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  15. Saral has served samosas with drinks! :)

    ACROSS:
    8 Sailor's at home with the drink (8) {AB'S}{IN}{THE}
    26 Model test by the French after first preliminaries (7) {EXAM}{P...}{LE}
    31 Broiling fish behind grand resort for starters by a student (8){G}{R}{1}{L}{LING}

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    1. Lol Sandy, hope you enjoyed my special treat ;)

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  16. 14D- Adapt- Def. Modofy
    (AD)A(PT)

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  17. 21D- Gates
    Openers/ Swingers (Swing on axes)-DD

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  18. Remaining clues :
    Across - 11,20,24,30
    Down
    2,24

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  19. By noon it is almost over with solutions coming in a cascade. Thank you LV.
    Done and waiting for the rest.

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  20. Smooth and 'saral' as ever! Nice entertaining puzzle for the day. Enjoyed thoroughly. :)

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  21. Concise clues with not a wasted word.
    Delightful compilation of clues, mostly cold-solvable.
    Thank you, Saral.

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  22. Paddy @ 11:27 am 6D ;(-O)ZONE has already been solved by Vasant @ 10:41 am

    So have a go for one more time please!

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    1. Sandy,26A (Example) has already been solved by Ramki

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  23. 11A- Cascade
    Def.- falla
    Criminal- Cad

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  24. Sorry, it was incomplete.
    Wearing suit- Case
    CAS(CAD)E

    Thank you MB.

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  25. 20A - {AS}{PI}{RE}
    24A - {TI}{MID}<=
    30A - {C{L}ARET}

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    1. 20Ac Good - PI (pious)
      Nice clueing.

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  26. Great CW LV

    Leftovers at 1

    2D and 24D

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  27. A Pangram to boot...Double dhamaka!!

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  28. I never noticed the pangram!
    Words fell in place so naturally.

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  29. Lovely Crossie, LV ! Crystal clear and as a smooth as a running running river ! Had a good dip and felt refreshed !!!

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  30. Lovely Crossie, LV ! Crystal clear and as smooth as a running river ! Had a good dip and felt refreshed !!!

    repeated words deleted . sorry !

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