Sunday, 10 January 2016

Special, Sunday 10 Jan 2016, Dr Satyen Nabar


Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)
Please provide all you answers in one comment.


ACROSS
9   Authenticity of kingdom capturing Iceland (7)
10 Bag of jewels to decay in garbage (7)
11 Mom would probably ace this exam (3, 4)
12 You can get a round in these? (7)
13 Football official, an editor perhaps (4, 5)
15 Letter from Greece (5)
16 Withstands animated sisters (7)
19 Past performance of martial artist reported accurately (7)
20 Key welcome to city (5)
21 Encourage to come up against embarrassing situation (3, 2, 4)
25 Dice run arranged for persuader (7)
26 Run amok around the bay to expose (7)
28 Chief to arrange listening device (7)
29 Criticize excellent article on wonder drug (7)

DOWN
1   Push expert footballer lacking finish (6)
2   Cover over fish (6)
3   Instead, deception is available to all (4)
4   Astonished at confusion in commercial (6)
5   Sweatier tangle, so to speak (2, 2, 4)
6   Get paid for doing nothing on this locomotive (5, 5)
7   Bleakest tests made up about holy chest (8)
8   Wrong year to accept young lady as diplomat (8)
14 What you hope the judge will be when you make a provision for something (4, 2, 4)
16 One must stop at this sleazy place (3, 5)
17 Vegetables not allowed at this buffet counter (5, 3)
18 Fatty acid to provide brief energy for speed (8)
22 Whiners to start gyrating backsides (6)
23 Counsel district attorney backing immorality (6)
24 Sound obstacle for listener to increase (6)
27 Nice criminal film (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr Satyen Nabar 2

Enjoy.

45 comments:

  1. 27 Nice criminal film (4) CINE*

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  2. 23 Counsel district attorney backing immorality (6)AD <- VICE

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  3. 25 Dice run arranged for persuader (7)INDUCER*

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    1. Ram,

      Please provide your answers in one comment and indicate Across and Down as well

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  4. 9A Authenticity of kingdom capturing Iceland (7) REALISM {REAL{IS}M}
    4D Astonished at confusion in commercial (6) {A{MAZE}D}
    5D Sweatier tangle, so to speak (2, 2, 4) AS IT WERE {SWEATIER}*

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  5. 16A: RESISTS; (SISTERS)*
    25A:INDUCER; (DICE RUN)*
    26A:UNCOVER; UN(COVE)R*

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  6. 3 Instead, deception is available to all (4) LIEU:: LIE U :: Def is only 'stead', with 'in' as connector
    4 Astonished at confusion in commercial (6) AMAZED :: A(MAZE)D :: Is 'confusion' OK for 'maze'?
    5 Sweatier tangle, so to speak (2, 2, 4) AS IT WERE :: 'nounal anagrid'

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    1. http://www.chambers.co.uk/search.php?query=maze&title=thes:

      labyrinth, network, tangle, jungle, web, mesh, complex, CONFUSION, puzzle, intricacy

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  7. 8D Wrong year to accept young lady as diplomat (8) EMISSARY (MISS) in (YEAR)*
    16A Withstands animated sisters (7) RESISTS (SISTERS)*

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  8. Making up for 25A solved by Ram:
    27D: CINE; (NICE)*

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  9. Across
    26 Run amok around the bay to expose (7) UN(COVE)R*
    28 Chief to arrange listening device (7) (HEAD)(SET)
    29 Criticize excellent article on wonder drug (7) (PAN)(ACE)(A)

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  10. 6d GRAVY TRAIN (CD)
    12a TAVERNS (CD)
    19a (EX)(ACT)(LY) ~Lee

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  11. 21A Encourage to come up against embarrassing situation (3, 2, 4) EGG ON, FACE
    14A What you hope the judge will be when you make a provision for something (4, 2, 4) JUST IN CASE
    1D Push expert footballer lacking finish (6)PRO PELe

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  12. Well set, Dr Naren. And a pangram too.

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  13. Nice Puzzle...Clues have credible surface stories..nice mix of all clue types..thoroughly enjoyed

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  14. 13A LINE JUDGE (DD)
    17D SALAD BAR (CD)
    22D (G)RUMPS

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    1. Dear Ms Gita, did not intend Salad bar as CD... Vegetables not allowed at this buffet counter. Vegetables = salad, Not allowed = bar

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    2. I think a question mark is required at the end of the clue at 17D

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    3. Ok Really enjoyed working the clues out Thanks

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  15. 10A: SCROTUM {SC{ROT}UM}
    2D: TARPON {TARP ON}
    24D: EARWAX {EAR WAX} nice def of "sound obstacle" :)

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  16. 11a POP QUIZ How many mom's think this is an easy quiz?
    15A THETA (E). Is there more to the clue that I am missing?
    20A DEL HI

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  17. Nice puzzle, Doc. Loved solving.

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  18. 16 down RED LIGHT (DD)
    18 down STEA(-M) RATE

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  19. Enjoyed soving, thanks Doctor!

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  20. Hard struggle in N-E corner ...what with two CD clues involved there...overall an exciting and enjoyable puzzle. Keep them coming Dr Satyen Nabar. :)

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    1. Will do so indeed...! Thank you and thanks to Col. Gopinath for the opportunity :)

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  21. Nice crossword, Dr Nabar - thanks!

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  22. 7 down pending? ST(ARK)EST*

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    1. Thank you Sir, your words mean a lot! Thanks again for the opportunity and the honour of posting on your blog Sir.

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  24. a VERY ENJOYABLE CROSSWORD THIS

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  25. Good one Dr Satyen! Keep them coming!

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    1. Thanks! Will do so definitely.. :)

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  26. I feel sad that Indian newspapers do not diligently encourage local talent in crossword setting and still depend upon unsuitable US puzzles and UK syndicated puzzles.
    Mumbai may be an exception. I wish someone living there buy one copy each of the morning/afternoon/evening papers - one week day and Sunday - and do research to see what the market is like.
    Similarly those living in Delhi or Calcutta.
    Which newspapers use puzzles by Indians?

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    1. Sir, I approached a couple of editors in Mumbai with a cryptic grid with the hope of starting a Sunday Cryptic. The editor of Mumbai Mirror emailed that they have other commitments, to wit their Quick crossword. The editor of Mid-day did not respond. Incidentally the Mid-day runs a Bollywood-related crossword on Sunday! I think only The Hindu among the mainstream papers runs a daily Cryptic Crossword with Indian setters.

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