Sunday, 3 January 2016

Special, Sunday 03 Jan 2016, IXL 2015 Onstage Final CW No 2, Vivek Singh


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


ACROSS
1  Not well-apprehended by conceited rogue (7)
9  Low-pitched note I played behind a public house (8)
10 Sapera, at odds with serpentine laws, lies spread-eagled (7)
11 A man-hater runs away, tormented by bĂȘte noire (8)
12 25% Queen cut-out has round size (6)
13 In the presence of rampaging fat Coe, vandalize café (4,2,4)
15 Hero former Delhi chief backed (4)
16 Clear Old Monk in the middle of drug charge (9)
21 Nothing holds a pin (4)
22 Casual outfit with scarf-top looks apt – she will come first (5,5) (This clue was modified, I do not remember the clue which was actually used)
24 Jumps burial chambers (6)
25 Concern others encountering seamless winter (8)
27 Followed Edward holding the bar (7)
28 Insinuation made about union deal covering termination (8)
29 Women crews deployed in gyms (7)

DOWN
2  Confiscates one million in UK currency (8)
3  Star’s part in heavy metal duty (4,4)
4  In the eastern part of London, is life so bad for canines? (4,2,4)
5  Flatter greyish brown (4)
6  Indian standard’s to have art centre by a small eatery (6)
7  Wine shop’s odour got on top of a French painter (7)
8  Endangered workers near a church dead-end (7)
11 Midas, for one, got St Michael trembling? (9)
14 Mischievous servants capture engineer crosswise (10)
17 Permanent closure call started unrest within (8)
18 Abuse matters I raked up (8)
19 Pill for striving endlessly (7)
20 Withhold its ascent within – that’s fate! (7)
23 The French run the German pantry (6)
26 Salt used in dosa dough! (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at IXL-2015 Onstage Final 2

Enjoy.

18 comments:

  1. 26 Salt used in dosa dough! (4)SODA*

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  2. 23 The French run the German pantry (6)LA R DER

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  3. 20 Withhold its ascent within – that’s fate! (7)DE (STI) NY

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  4. 2D {I}{M}{POUNDS}
    3D LEAD ROLE
    15D IDOL <==

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  5. 22A (SHE'LL) (SUIT)(S)
    25A [-w]INTE[-r])(REST)
    6D {BIS}{T(R)O}

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  6. 11D ALCHEMIST (St. Michael)*
    25A INTEREST w(INTE)r+REST
    13A FACE TO FACE (fat Coe cafe)*

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    1. 24A VAULTS DD in lieu of 25A

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  7. 11A:ANATHEMA...A MAN HATER(-R)*
    24A:VAULTS DD
    21A:N(A)IL

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  8. Making up for 24A:
    21D:TRANSVERSE=(SERVANT+RE)*

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  9. 7 across: BODEGAS- Body odour - BO French painter- DEGAS - wine shop

    5 across: FAWN- to flatter - to fawn- greyish brown colour - FAWN

    8 own: MENACED endangered MEN a - CE church D- dead end

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  10. Vivek Singh's is fairly simple and straightforward with a good mix of clues

    Exchequer's was , as typical of him, convoluted and complicated clues.

    All in all, a very good Sunday morning- with a bonus of Skypoing with my new born grandson who's five days old !!

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  11. Somewhat easier to attend at home relaxedly. But at the competition....

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  12. 1A - {V{ILL}AIN}
    9A - {BAR}{I}{TONE*}
    10 - SPRAWLS {S(-a)P(-e)R(-a)}{AWLS*}

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  13. ACROSS
    12 25% Queen cut-out / has round // size (6) (QUART[-er])(O)
    16 Clear Old Monk in the middle of drug charge (9) (EX)([-m]ON[-k])(E)(RATE)
    27 Followed Edward holding the bar (7) {T(RAIL)ED}

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  14. 28 Across:INNU(END)O*
    29 Across: W EIGHTS
    17 Down: END(UR)ING

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  15. Wrapping up:

    4D In the eastern part of London, is life so bad for canines? (4,2,4){ISLE OF}* {DOGS}
    18D Abuse matters I raked up (8)MISTREAT*
    19D Pill for striving endlessly (7)ASPIRIN(-g)

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  16. ... and so the curtains come down on IXL-2015. So long till Aug-Sep

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  17. The second finals much easier than first one :) Straight fwd clues .. nice :)

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