Sunday, 2 August 2015

Special, Sunday 02 Aug 2015, Raju Umamaheswar


Three answers per commenter as usual (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM.
Please try to provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
8   Part of the body of Southern voyeurs developed (7,6)
9   Plant to record a spasm in this. (8)
10 Silver payment in official policy (6)
11 Vyapam scam is one! (5,7)
13 Postman's knock is faster with this. (3,4)
15 Several points to originality (7)
18 The Spanish with twitter network sounds a bit boggy never:  charitable! (12)
20 A mammal is in the way? (6)
22 Latin American Asians meeting inventor without a name (8)
23 Why are westward Indian techies chasing this? (8,5)

DOWN
1   In time and time again, raises a storage area, among others (5,5)
2   Racist is wrong, period! (8)
3   I nearly sleep with one alternating current for this brand of tie. (6)
4   In a way, attack an ancient king (7)
5   Dance around this kids' clothing, for a spoken language (8)
6   Presto! make amends for consuming this drug (2,4)
7   Delhi's bane? (4)
12 Is good science, good sense for eating?(10)
14 Lifting instrument to pare the covering for leather, perhaps (8)
16 Client on mistake: ''It is not legal'' (3,5)
17 Blend of a flight around this UN meeting (7)
18 A small opening course in 12 down? (6)
19 A fling to capture strange, cheap imitation (6)
21 Hillside supporter's key (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAJU 3

Enjoy.

54 comments:

  1. 23 Why are westward Indian techies chasing this? (8,5) AMERICAN DREAM (E)
    DOWN
    19 A fling to capture strange, cheap imitation (6) SH(ODD)Y

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  2. 15A:NEWNESS(All Points)
    12D:(G)(ASTRONOMY)

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  3. 18 The Spanish / with twitter network / sounds a bit boggy/ never: charitable! (12) EL/EE/MOSY/NARY ~marshy MOSY

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    1. How is twitter network = EE?

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    2. EE, formerly Everything Everywhere, is a British mobile network operator and internet service provider.

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    3. In which case 'twitter' is misleading

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    1. Ram, How did E from the fodder become I

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    2. It's not a typo. Your answer NON LICIT is correct but the clue is faulty

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    3. NON-LICET* is right. It means 'not permitted; unlawful'.

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    4. Thanks I stand corrected I thought it was spelt non licit

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  5. 13A: ZIPCODE (CD)
    Once again entering a CD with trepidation.

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    1. Seems correct with the crossings of 1 D & 14 D; shall be waiting for confirmation

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    2. Vasant, correct with my answers for 1D & 14D, but unable to give annotations.

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    3. Thanks for the confirmation Col..

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  6. 14D Lifting instrument REED<= DEER
    to pare the covering SKIN
    Deffn: leather, perhaps (DEER<=)(SKIN)

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  7. 18a A small opening // course in 12 down? ENTREE [2]

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  8. Bottoms Up Puzzle: the south portion is almost filled; the North almost blank

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    1. That's because there a few hiccups there

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  9. 17D A+ flight MALM around this UN meeting GA(General Assembly)
    Blend - {A}{MAL(GA)M}

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    1. Annotation is incorrect. MALM and flight??

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    2. It appears the intended anno is

      {A}{MAL<=}{GAM} LAM for Flight and GAM being General Assembly Meeting,

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    3. LAM = to beat; thrash
      on the lam = running from the police.

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  10. 22A: LAOTIANS {L.A>}{OTI(A N)S}

    1D: INTER ALIAS {IN}{T}{ERA}{LIAS<}

    8A: is it NERVOUS SYSTEM (indirect anagram or something?) (Very sorry if wrong)

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    1. Second half of 1D is incorrect
      8A is not a indirect anagram but something is wrong in the clue

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    2. In 22A the definition is in the middle of the clue

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    3. I think it is INTER ALIOS with Anno as:
      (IN) (T)(ERA)+(SILO)*

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    4. It is INTER ALIOS, The wording intends SILO to be reversed whereas SILO needs to be anagrammed alternatively it could just have been clued to give (LIOS<=)

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    5. Is the definition of 4 D also in the middle?

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    6. What I gathered from the clue in 8A is N{S+VOYEURS}*STEM, don't know where N and STEM come from

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  11. 11A Vyapam scam is one! (5,7) CAUSE CELEBRE (CD)
    3A I nearly sleep with one alternating current for this brand of tie. (6) {ZOD<-}{1}{AC} [no reversal indicator in the clue]
    6A Presto! make amends for consuming this drug (2,4) AT ON{C}E [I'm assuming C to be a vitamin]

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  12. Finally managed to complete...a toughie...some very good clues with a few iffy ones...
    Good Ones: 11A, 13A, 15A, 23A.
    The iffy ones with definition not clear were:4D, 22A, & in 9A word play not absolutely clear..

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  13. 4D- Astraid
    A(st) (raid)
    But ancient king is Astrid and not Atraid

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  14. But I find that this does not suit 'Cause celebre'. Maybe. I am wrong?

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  15. Col. @ 2.45-
    Than it is 'Assault'
    Def.- Raid
    A S(SAUL)T
    Saul is na ancient Jewish king

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  16. 9A {H{EP}{A}{TIC}A}. but HA is this year not just this.
    4D is A{S{SAUL)T}
    5d I have the answer but not the anno so will not post. So too 10A

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  17. 10A- Linage
    Again, Def. in the middle- Payment
    Lin(ag)E
    Ag- Silver & official policy- line
    5D- Not sure of anno

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  18. 5 Dance around this kids' clothing, for a spoken language (8) SY(LLAB<=)LE

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  19. Got all the answers though after some trouble and with the help of grid but wanting for a few annos . Would suggest test solving before publication even for Sunday specials :-)

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