Sunday, 13 December 2015

Special, Sunday 13 Dec 2015, Bruno


Three answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
Please try and give all your answers in one comment


ACROSS
1   Draw close, weapon held back, hidden between shaking legs (7)
5   Dog looks around; makes sure everything’s safe (7)
9   Somehow made a big cat eat leaves, mainly, and got an award (9)
10 Platform’s alabaster construction had base broken off (5)
11 Struggle hard internally to put something down on paper (6)
12 Abnormal raging row - now controlled (7)
14 Resort about to block opening of pornographic smartphone features (4)
15 Upset with rings CERN collided over time (10)
19 End of damnation! New civilisation starts to come out… (10)
20 Desire spirit not encumbered by God (4)
22 Easily-flowing, somewhat salt-like, volatile substance starts to be substituted (7)
25 Na… put hatred behind; start to socialise… (6)
27 Mass control wand? (5)
28 Shortfall admitted by set of cheap stores (9)
29 Came to light that Microsoft’s chief, during college education, had been rejected (7)
30 Stop expenditure after America’s withdrawal (7)

DOWN
1   Not all homes with roof blown off were rebuilt (4)
2   Rotation of red sun changed with bolt (9)
3   After midnight, beer turns partly into dessert (6)
4   Extended boredom - to kill time, created a funeral ode (9)
5   Emotional one’s fired first (5)
6   Perhaps wearing different set of clothes for last public execution (8)
7   Most of allowance’s for relative (5)
8   Rest could be no good after that work-out (10)
13 Satirical show’s true value is showcasing Satan (10)
16 Guides extremely chubby upset child to take medicines causing loss of cellulite from the surface (9)
17 Support and strengthen our aged bridges with infusion of a little concrete? (9)
18 Exuberant boy turns into man, becomes inept (8)
21 Chooses suitable clothing for party with spouses’s boss (6)
23 Last of beer sucked out of last drink (5)
24 Relieved and happy when leaders were dethroned (5)
26 Deteriorated from being strong after losing love (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 9

Enjoy.


55 comments:

  1. 1A:SNUGGLE= S(NUG<)GLE*
    9A: MEDALLION=(MEDA){L(L)ION}
    1D: SOME={(HOMES)(-H)}

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    1. Correction in anno of 9A: (MEDA)*{L(L)ION}

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    2. Ditto with 1D:{(HOMES)(-H)}*

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  2. 30 Stop expenditure after America’s withdrawal (7) SUSPEND ::SU<- SPEND
    24 Relieved and happy when leaders were dethroned (5) EASED :: (pl)EASED

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  3. 25 Na… put hatred behind; start to socialise… (6) S(ocialise)ODIUM

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  4. 1D- SOME- (HOMES-S)*
    11A-Wither
    Struggle- Def.
    WIT(H)ER
    (Write H)*

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    1. I think 11A needs to be modified

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    2. Yes, Correction,
      It si WRITHE- WRIT(H)E
      Thank you Vasant. I just strated getting a doubt due to crossings.

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  5. 23 Last of beer sucked out of last drink (5)LATTE(R)

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  6. 21D- ADOPTS
    Chooses- Def.
    Suitable- Apt
    Party- DO
    Spouse's-boss- S
    A(DO)PT S

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  7. 7 Most of allowance’s for relative (5)RATIO (N)

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  8. Replacement for 1D-
    17 D- ENCOURAGE
    Support- Def,
    strength(EN C OUR AGE)d
    T with C introduced in the middle?

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    1. I think that is correct

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    2. Yes Vasant and Paddy. Not high on the traditional scale - this clue - but were the instructions explicit enough to make the clue solvable?

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    3. Sorry replying late...indeed the instructions were clear.
      I thought it was a very good clue..an innovative one

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  9. 15a Upset with rings CERN collided over time (10) DISCONCERT {DISC}{O}{NCER*}{T}

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  10. 10A - ALTAR {ALA(-bas)T(-e)R}
    14A - APPS {A{P(-o...c)}PS<=}
    27A - LATHI [CD]

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  11. 20a Desire spirit not encumbered by God (4) ache {panACHE}

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  12. 29 Came to light that Microsoft’s chief, during college education, had been rejected (7) EMERGED {E{M}ERGED<=}

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  13. 19ACROSS: DENOUEMENT- DENOUNCEMENT- DAMNATION (-nc) MEANING END

    5ACROSS: SECURES- CUR- DOG, LOOKS AROUND- SEES --SAFE

    2 DOWN: UNDERSPIN- ROTATION -- RED-SUN BOLT - PIN

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  14. 6 Perhaps wearing different set of clothes for last public execution (8) (publi)C HANGING
    8 Rest could be no good after that work-out (10)STRE* NG THEN
    16 Guides extremely chubby upset child to take medicines causing loss of cellulite from the surface (9)
    CYNOSURES C...Y NOS<= (-c)URES

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  15. A challenging one from Bruno!(Still to get 5D though; not able to get despite all the crossings). Loved 13D, 19A,28A, 16D.
    Keep 'em coming Bruno!

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  16. Truly said. Haven't solved a toughie like this in a long while.

    I'm waiting for the deadline to be reached.12 across and 13 down are fantastic !!

    Bravo , Brilliant Bruno !

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  17. 12A INGROWN (T)
    3D G ALE TO(from into)
    4d EPIC (-t)EDIUM (had to cheat on this)

    28A is elusive and 22a anno is unclear

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    1. I think 3D is GELATO=(G)(ELA<)(TO)

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    2. You're right , Vasant. I expected Richard to find EPICEDIUM -- A very rarely used word in crossies that I've come across !

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    3. That is right Vasant. I wrote it down wrongly here.

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    4. Rhanks gents. Sorry about the strange word. Got cornered into it...

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  18. Across - 22, 28

    Down - 5, 13, 18, 26

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  19. 5 down is interesting !! Lets wait to see if any one gets it before 6pm !

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    1. I have 5d. What I do not hve is 28a.

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    2. Rather, I have something put in 5d.

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  20. I have both, but not sure.
    But I could not get 2A & 18D.

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  21. 22A Easily-flowing, somewhat salt-like, volatile substance starts to be substituted (7)VOLUBLE [(-s){+V}OLUBLE]
    28A Shortfall admitted by set of cheap stores (9)S{TRIP}MALL
    18D Exuberant boy turns into man, becomes inept (8)BU(-b){+M}BLING [if this is the right answer, there should be some indication of which of the 3 boys turns into man]

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    1. I think a purist would ask for the indication in 18d.

      Maybe 'dissolvable' in place of salt-like might have been better? Another synonym for small instead of "set of cheap"?

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    2. Once you have BUBBLING it's quite obvious which one grows up to be come inept

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    3. The anno is: def ~ easily flowing, somewhat salt-like ~ soluble, v(olatile) s(ubstance) to be substituted.
      for 28 A: short ~ small fall ~ trip admitted is containment ind.
      18D: I agree that for the instruction to be explicit, would have to say second/middle boy. But I thought the tricky step is getting to bubbling... as the Col said. But feedback is valid and accepted.

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  22. 5D SENT(I) SENTI
    13D (VALUE)*+DEVIL VAUDEVILLE
    22A (V)(-S)OLUBLE VOLUBLE

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  23. 26D: Deteriorated from being strong after losing love (4) - SLID (S(-o)LID)

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  24. Great solving- all three.
    28A- Is shortfall trip & cheap small? Def. Stores?
    18D- Indication for which boy should have been there.

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    1. Short = SMALL
      fall = TRIP
      admitted = Insertion indicator
      by
      set of cheap stores = Definition = S{TRIP}MALL

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  25. Was really challenging with plenty of tricky and excellent clues

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  26. My 5.23 in response to Sandhya's 5.03.

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    1. Thanks Padmanabhan!Saw this just now. Your doubt has been cleared by the Col.

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  27. Plenty of bouquets for Bruno! :)

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  28. I always thought Senti was a colluquism & not a valid word..but should have got...the instruction in the clue is pretty clear

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    1. Thank you for the feedback on SENTI Vasant and Raju. I justified (to myself) that it is such a common word - especially in India - but agree that it may not have been entirely fair to the solver...

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  29. VAUDEVILLE made every one go on a merry dance?

    SENTI - should there not be an indication that it is an abbreviated colloquial for SENTIMENTAL?

    All in all, a very invigorating SUNDAY brain ROAST !!

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  30. Thank you Col. for the clarification.

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  31. Thanks for the feedback and thanks also to the Col.

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