Thursday, 3 March 2016

No 11640, Thursday 03 Mar 2016, Sunnet


ACROSS
1   From pillar, I attached a rope (6) LARIAT [T]
4   Represent South's top Pro (5,3) SPEAK FOR {S}{PEAK} {FOR}
10 Decay of French pen (9) DECOMPOSE {DE}{COMPOSE}
11 Finally no hesitation to swallow good drug (5) OPIUM {nO}{PI}{UM}
12 Number's not odd (5) SEVEN {S}{EVEN}
13 Above article is taken in a philosophical text (9) UPANISHAD {UP}{AN}{IS}{HAD}
14 Shot a bishop on full moon day (7) ARROWED {A}{RR}{O}{WED}
16 Goya's convoluted philosophy (4) YOGA*
19 Cipher, a philosopher king left for knight (4) ZERO ZE(-n+r)RO
21 An important person from a state institution (7) ANYBODY {A}{NY}{BODY}
24 Life out of excise net (9) EXISTENCE*
25 Negative person's empty act to stop the woman (5) HATER {H{AcT}ER}
26 Riddle missing right bit (5) PIECE PIErCE
27 One in Arms Act (9) ORDINANCE {ORD{1}NANCE}
28 Chorus costume (8) ENSEMBLE [DD]
29 Nearly abandon number one grain (6) QUINOA {QUIt}{NO}{A}

DOWN
1   Guide left celebrity holding poem (8) LODESTAR {L}{ODE}{STAR}
2   Rallies on screens (8) RECOVERS {RE}{COVERS}
3   Through human soul (5) ATMAN {AT}{MAN}
5   Mostly request's not complete (7) PLENARY {PLEa}{NARY}
6   Fondly waggled lady around two rings (9) ADORINGLY {LADY}* around {O}{RING}
7   Escape fluorine's electromagnetic radiation (6) FLIGHT {F}{LIGHT}
8   Correct medicine (6) REMEDY [DD]
9   Cheerful sweetheart takes copper to North Dakota (6) JOCUND {JO}{CU}{ND}
15 He grew half-Tamsik ingredients for health food (5,4) WHEAT GERM {HE+GREW+TAMisk}*
17 Fibre in contact with twig (6,2) COTTON ON {COTTON} {ON}
18 You always pushed ahead and raved about health science (8) AYURVEDA {AY}{U}{RAVED*}
20 Individual ambition leads to a costly lapse in the field (3,4) OWN GOAL [DD]
21 Knowledge buried in Countess Lovelace's program (6) AGENDA {A{GEN}DA}
22 A cross missing from pattern in a place of worship (6) TEMPLE TEMPLatE
23 Perhaps Krishna & Son split upper house (6) RIVERS {RIVE}{RS} What's '& son' for? See comments
25 Back superior paper (5) HINDU {HIND}{U}

28 comments:

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    1. Wiki says also spelt 'sone'.

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    2. And Sone is more phoenetic

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    3. It's a river that flows through the place where I am living presently in UP & merges into the Ganga after Varanasi

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  2. Neat crossword Sunnet!

    Doubt regarding 19A - king left for knight or the other way around?
    Or does it mean king is left behind by knight?
    19 Cipher, a philosopher king left for knight (4) ZERO ZE(-n+r)RO

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    1. It seems that the ans should be ZENO.

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    2. Then def. is in the middle.

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    3. Zero was the intended answer. As Sandhya Garu has pointed out, the clue needs to be rewritten. Perhaps 'brought in' instead of 'left' would have been appropriate

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  3. High quality stuff. Needed dictionary (to find synonyms) and wiki a lot, but still had a few gaps. No regrets about missing samosa- got food for the brain instead.

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  4. 14A- 'Wed' from? Moon day?

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  5. Could score only 70% - Blanks in SE corner. Hmmm... a long way to go.

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  6. ATMAN,UPNISHAD, TEMPLE, HINDU, YOGA, EXISTENCE, RIVERS

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  7. Came back to crosswords after a 4 day hiatus....loved the masterly wordplay...lovely clues all around...got stuck in SE corner until Ayurveda fell...Quinoa was last in which required googling

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  8. Quinoa is one of the present rages in U.S.

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  9. Yes. Ancient India was the theme. I had seven rivers also as theme words

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  10. Great theme Ramesh ! Didnt get rivers but enjoyed the xword and the theme.. thanks :)

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    1. Seven rivers together is referred to as saptasindhu, which finds mention in the old texts.

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