Sunday, 14 February 2016

Special, Sunday 14 Feb 2016, K Koteswar Rao


Welcome our new setter. Bouquets and brickbats welcome.
Three answers per commenter (annotations compulsory) till 6 PM.
Please give all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   Neatly saved in troubled time of exchanging love tokens. (10,3)
9   Firm with twelve months’ performance had a loss and is more reserved. (5)
10 Joiner’s equipments consist of share in fragments (9)
11 Female Spirit has been altered (7)
12 Unfortunate model loss terribly resulted in gradually disappearing spoken letter at the beginning. (7)
13, 25 Vertical moon right setting for the amorous partner (8, 5)
15 Looking around for a place to accommodate the French cur (5)
17 Frequency in troop movement may be ill-equipped. (5)
18 Dresser wore nothing hurriedly for the occasion in No.1 (3.5)
20 Execute in support of Indian folk music with Western pop flavour. (7)
23 Ciphers are shaped like ball, maybe. (7)
24 Flatter a police officer to get a sour taste. (9)
25 See 13
26 Tragic genders interestingly are keen in sending them on No.1 (8, 5)

DOWN
1   Volatile organic compound starts muscles and displays knowledge of language. (6)
2   Fling of a unknown irregular employees’ dismissal (6,3)
3   Earth’s not spinning in one direction (9)
4   Bum around a browser to tinge deeply (5)
5   Spellbound the audience in the Centre and around. (9)
6   Their spirit is attributed to spirits, proverbially. (5)
7   Chat with unknown broken cruiser (5)
8   Biopsy check is necessary for finding the inner-self. (6)
14 Throwing angrily garment at her husband is a nagger. (9)
15 I chop lily in a rage due to solvent loving, scientifically. (9)
16 Reprieved so badly that it makes one to look for profound stream. (4, 5)
17 I’ll be optimistic if I order tea at the pub. (6)
19 One will be frightened to send them on No.1? Not really! (1-5)
21 Levying head off is aimed at cost cutting. (5)
22 I guess a golden egg will be produced here (5)
23 We declined Western culture in the rear side of vessel. (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 1

Enjoy.

42 comments:

  1. 3D:NORTHEAST(EARTH'S NOT)
    11A:BANSHEE (HAS BEEN)*
    4D:I(MBU)*E; IE=Internet Explorer=Browser

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  2. 21D Levying head off is aimed at cost cutting. (5)(T)AXING
    17 d I’ll be optimistic if I order tea at the pub. (6)(UPB)*(EAT)*
    15 D I chop lily in a rage due to solvent loving, scientifically. (9)LYOPHILIC*

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  3. 16D-Deep River
    (reprieved)*
    Def.- Pofound stream

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    1. Col,
      Paddy read my mind.
      If you can enlighten us why it is not correct, we would be happy.

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    2. Sorry my mistake, the answer is correct

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    3. Thank you Koti for coming to my rescue.Just saw it.

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  4. 26A- Greeting cards- (Tragic genders)*

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  5. 13, 25 AC >. ROMANTIC LOVER from VERTICAL MOON R

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  6. 18 AC >. RED ROSES from DRESSER O

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  7. 23d We declined Western culture in the rear side of vessel. (5) STERN - anag after deleting WE from WESTERN, 'culture' being the anag signal
    14d Throwing angrily garment at her husband is a nagger. (9) TERMAGANT - anag of GARMENTAT :: 'at her husband' is embroidery.
    7a Chat with unknown broken cruiser (5) YACHT anag of CHAT Y

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  8. Koti koti welcome Koteswar rao: Lord it over this blog again with your simple but intersting clues !

    9 across: COYER: Firm: COY YE(_A)R - more reserved

    15 across:LODGE the french _LE cur GOD- reverse - LODGE- place to accommodate

    24 across: ACIDULATE- to get a bitter taste= Flatter- adulate- police officer- CI - Chief Insector?

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    1. Thanks Raju,
      CI stands (Not for saluting us!!)for Circle Inspector

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    2. Or even Chief Inspector as in English detective novels

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    3. Vasi Sir, I know CI is not a standard connotation. But in Indian scenario, usual police terms CI and SI stand for Circle and Sub-inspectors respectively.
      I hope the designates are still in service in police dictionaries!!

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  9. 1 down needs a bit of you know what !

    12, 20 and 24 across will lead you to a bitter mental acrobats.
    Bale Balle KK !

    Happy valentines Day to ye-all !! RED ROSES to all the ladies here

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    1. Thanks Raju, I am happy that you are entertained.

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  10. 17A UNFIT F in Unit
    20A BHANGRA hang in bra
    2D LAYING OFF charade

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  11. 10 A: Joiner’s equipments consist of share in fragments (9) BIT(STOCK)S
    5 D: Spellbound the audience in the (Centre and)* around. (9) ENTRANCED*
    19: One will be frightened to send them on No.1? Not really! (1-5) E CARDS*
    SCARED Indirectanag?

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    1. OR
      19: One will be frightened to send them on No.1? Not really! (1-5) E CARDS*
      I + SCARED minus I? ON is anagram signal? Indirectanag?

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    2. I yhink send is anind

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    3. Yes, Raghunath and Vasant. It's an indirect anagram.
      Thanks for cracking it.
      Incidentally, neither one is responsible in the clue!

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  12. Nice entertaining Puzzle KKR..

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  13. 10A: BITSTOCKS (BIT (STOCK)'S)
    1DN: VOCABS (V O C)(ABS)
    5Dn: ENTRANCED (CENTRE AND)*

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  14. Nice one KKR. Looking forward to many more from you. :)

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  15. 12A - APHETIC {PA(-t)HETIC}*
    6D - DUTCH [CD]
    22D - GAUGE {AU+EGG}*

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  16. Thanks to both of you. Entertaining day. I am sure we can expect more.

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  17. Thanks to all of you for making my day!
    Actually it's an overdue* endeavour which materialised today.
    Will submit few soon.
    Thanks again.

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  18. DOWN
    1 Volatile organic compound starts muscles and // displays knowledge of language. (6) (V O C)(ABS)
    2 Fling of a unknown irregular // employees’ dismissal (6,3) LAYING OFF* Anag of FLING OF A Y
    5 Spellbound the audience // in the Centre and around. (9) ENTRANCED* Anag of CENTRE AND

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  19. Excellent debut, KKR. Look forward to more entertaining cryptics from you.

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  20. Nice debut KKR. Just a couple of observations, since you say you'll be submitting puzzles in the future. Hope you don't mind.

    Indirect anagrams are a no-no, and cut down use of superfluous words.

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