Sunday, 23 August 2015

Special, Sunday 23 Aug 2015, Ramki Krishnan


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM.
All answers to be provided in one comment, preferably.


ACROSS
1   Confused person reaches here finally to get an answer (8)
5   Exit from topless retreat (6)
9   Thrashing century in just six balls? (4-4)
10 Queen's attendant's let off project (6)
12 Match tip of electrical coil (5)
13 Temporary worker used to take notes quickly (9)
14 Eats heartily to understand gluttony, for example (4,2)
16 Sweet husband leaves dance for love (7)
19 Members of cabinet are possibly returning to work (7)
21 Uproar created by shouting "Howzatt"? (6)
23 Kill insect with an injection of sodium (9)
25 Completely gave up at the end of the game (5)
26 Strong, firm chap (6)
27 Variable rate bonds could be bargains (8)
28 Arrest revolutionary philosopher (6)
29 "American Company used defective packages" -  Counsel finally admits (8)

DOWN
1   Cyclone from the south almost inundates very big shelters (6)
2   Offer: "New cars provided in case of emergency" (9)
3   One going around empty menagerie for fresh air (5)
4   Harshly treats a less favoured child (7)
6   Relative is initially glad about a kid (5-4)
7   Minor artist without talent could be rejected (5)
8   Fixed sink in place (8)
11 Little woman goes on vacation and exercises (4)
15 Shopkeeper burst into tears (9)
17 Humiliated leader undergoing a sex change, becomes strong (9)
18 You may need them to see your friends, for instance (8)
20 Dash in street, going from one end to the other (4)
21 Fat baker playing host to bishop and you, say (7)
22 Period when chaps should exhibit sensitivity, to start with (6)
24 Good to enter Martian vehicle? Not very, but okay (5)
25 Shake a bird (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAMKI 3

Enjoy.

49 comments:

  1. Thank you Col for giving me a chance to publish the grid. Looking forward to comments and feedback from all the solvers and setters.

    - Ramki.

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  2. 19A: OPERATE (T<==) = work

    15D: STATIONER (INTO TEARS)* = shopkeeper

    28A: SARTRE (ARREST)* = philosopher

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  3. 23A. TERMI{NA}TES
    27A {TREA}*TIES
    5A (-r)EGRESS

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    1. Slight modification needed for 23a.

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  4. 26A: (CO)(GENT)
    27A:TREATIES=(RATE*)(TIES)
    22D:(MEN)(S)(E)(S)

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  5. 1A. RESPONSE ..PERSON* SE

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    1. 2D. SACRIFICE ... CARS* IF ICE

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  6. Making up for 27A, which was solved by DB above:
    11D: JOGS=(JO)(GoeS)

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    1. Vacation was nicely used instead of the cliched empty

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  7. 24D ROGER
    RO{V<>G}ER

    6D: GREAT AUNT
    {G RE A TAUNT}

    9A: ONCE OVER
    ON{C}E OVER

    Lots of marvellous clues with ultra-smooth surfaces with possibility of definitions at both ends.
    Simply adorable, as usual champ! 9A is my CoD.

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  8. 21 across: OUTCRY-- uproar.---
    26across: COGENT-- Firm: CO: chap: Gent -- strong
    22down: MENSES --chaps- men -Should Exhibit Sensitivity - initial letters - Period

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  9. Thought of being an early bird to catch the worms !!

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    1. Not so early...U can take two more for the already solved 26A & 22D

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  10. 11D JOGS [JO ( character from Little women ) G(or)S ]
    18 D CONTACTS (CD)
    24 D ROGER [RO (-v) (+G ) ER

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    1. LV: 11D & 24D already in...u can take two more

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  11. Making up for Vasant being an earlier bird at 1051 am to my 1057m.
    13 across: SHORTHAND temporary -short worker- hand Shorthand for taking notes __ Is this tribe of stenographers still in use?

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  12. Thank you Ramki for an enjoyable puzzle :) it was nice meeting you as well
    Spent ages on operate as cd not parse it... :)

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  13. 4D. STEPSON .. STEPS ON

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  14. Thank you for a very enjoyable puzzle, Ramki. The clues are brilliant - impeccable wordplay with very smooth surfaces. I started marking out my favourite clues - 5, 12, 13, 16, 22, 27, 29 - but gave up as there were simply too many good ones. For sheer elegance, I would pick 12 and 26 as my CsOD.

    Thanks to DG for the Sunday Specials!

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  15. Clues like sparkling gems...My favourites...11D & 16 A

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    1. this should be 3D - sorry for misidentifying the clue number :-(

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  17. 17D: FORTIFIED (MORTIFIED - M + F)

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  18. Leftovers at noon

    Across - 10, 16, 25, 29

    Down - 1, 7, 8, 20, 21, 25

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  19. 16A; SOUFFLE? (SHUFFLE - H + O)

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  20. 10A BEE TLE*
    25A QUIT E
    29A INC L UDES*

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  21. 20D : Dash in street, going from one end to the other (4) ELAN {+E}LAN{-E} Def : Dash

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  22. Good work- Ramki. nice jumble puzzle that took many take a tumble !!

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  23. 1D - {(-m)RO{OS}TS<=}
    12A - {TWIN}{E(-lectrical)}
    7D - {EX}{TRA<=}

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  24. 8D: STEA(DIE)D

    Lovely clues

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    1. Minor nit:
      In 25A: I don't think "the end of the game" quite implies "the end of gamE". The "the" seems a bit intrusive.

      9A is my CoD.

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    2. Thanks Mohsin,and your point is well taken!

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  25. That's it then for today. Thanks Ramki

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    1. Thanks again, Col for publishing the grid.

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  26. Thank you everyone for the encouraging feedback!

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  27. I am very grateful to Bhalachandra who test-solved the grid and gave me some very good feedback! Thanks, Bhala!

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