Sunday, 6 March 2016

Special, Sunday 06 Mar 2016, 1ACross


Today's special is kind courtesy of the '1ACross' Community at Facebook.
Five answers per commenter (Annotations compulsory) till 6 PM
Please provide all your answers in one comment.

1ACross - Community Grid  - 27th February 2016
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Compiled by Sowmya Ramkumar along with  32 Setters from 1ACross (Aakash Sridhar, Aashwina Mouli, Ajeesh VM, Akshay Bhandarkar, Amrita Majumdar, Arun Kumar, Arvind Kannabiran, Atul Jairaj, Brian Dungate, Crypt Ella, Debasmita Basu, Debbie Manber Kupfer, Ganesh Nayak, Gaurav Johri, Guruswamy Nataraj, Hari Mannarsamy, Lakshmi Vaidyanathan, Manish Mishra, Mona Sogal, Paddy Craven, Prianca Henry, Pulkit Khare (Cryptic XYZboy), Ramki Krishnan, Ratnakar Sondhi, Sandhya Jasti Paruchuri, Santha Ramachandran, Sridhar Vedantham, Srinivas Kotamarthi, SSv Avtaar, Vinit Wankhede, Viresh Ratnakar, Viveca Bhatkal )
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ACROSS
1    Hero worships and aimlessly liaises around with Modi (8)
6    Liberal on the take, by the look of it (4-6)
13 Tip to boost climax (5)
14 Patties cooked with key element to make a meal (9)
15 Serve contents in empty nectarine bottle (5)
16 Assistant loudly scratches - when he is itching perhaps (11,6)
18 Slipper, perhaps (3)
19 What would a chateau in interior Russia be called? (5)
21 Change diet after starting to fart foul (5)
23 Surprisingly, Viagra's withdrawn from the East... it may be poison (3)
25 Sanctuary for love in the current circumstances (5)
27 Desire. A hollow desire to have two characters back-to-back in a series? (9)
29 Stick over face (3)
30 What those on their knees perhaps become after being socially uplifted? (7)
31 Morning, I thank you for your friendship (5)
32 Unmoved by a note (from French originally) (4)
33 We're leaving jeweller's flawed set (4)
35 Provided relief from nude ladies dancing around leading Democrat (5)
38 Introduce power over grant (7)
39 Meddle with odd party pieces (3)
40 In the main, they still loaf around (9)
42 Storm and shine alternately bounce back, say (5)
43 Alcoholic drink, not hard (3)
44 Hurry when trapped in the wild (5)
46 Dirty fly , fat black and nasty in the middle of the nose (5)
47 You and I’ve, alternatively taken a turn! (3)
49 Places an order for trimmed suit - it's on sale isnt it? (17)
54 Cover story provided by individual after jumping bail (5)
55 Elizabeth takes a short nap in the middle of Shakespeare's repeated run of tempest, perhaps (9)
56 Older Monk (5)
57 Outlet where my mobile phone's repaired initially (6,4)
58 Cry for retaliations? (8)

DOWN
2    Central Roadways worker upset a nerd (5)
3    Holiday centre’s overhead (3)
4    Succulent uncooked seafood has ingredients for starters (5)
5    Substance employed against liquid accumulation near tiny openings (7)
6    Earth's crop regularly turns the colour of earth (5)
7    Celebrating former customs in German capital (9)
8    Say hello to Actress Stark in the form of A verse of this kind (5)
9    No French authority allows points to a student if not associated with a sect (3-14)
10 Three points on getting initially two  right? That's weird (5)
11 In Spain, what ails lad, perhaps foreign fare? (10)
12 Professional players from N. Scottsville played and lost on TV (8)
17 The Real Housewives, say love Israeli entity's bananas (7,10)
20 Ten-pieced composition! A killer! (9)
21 I had to steer clear of watery infection (3)
22 Humid day a major problem, primarily (4)
24 Spooner's cuckoo country cousin (5)
26 Lists of clues she prepared with daughter (9)
28 Period of "The Ramayana" (3)
32 Refuse deposit (5)
34 Brownie truffles boxes from the South (3)
36 Expose US soldier to exercise when biting cold (10)
37 One having fictitious account! (4)
38 What happened to word of mouth in the country (8)
39 Turbulent priest hid keeper of culture (5,4)
41 Have an obligation to love and marry daughter off (3)
45 Was it said to incite or offer support? (7)
48 Twisted horn trapped Indian animal (5)
50 It can be hurtful receiving a level headed expression of love (5)
51 University patents to protect New Zealand Open (5)
52 Terrible feature of Vienna style (5)
53 Avoid garment king bought for model (5)
56 Seed found in ripe apricots (3)

Across Lite version can be accessed at 1ACross - COMMUNITY GRID 6

Another Interactive version can  be accessed at 1ACross - COMMUNITY GRID 6

Enjoy.

44 comments:

  1. 56 d Seed found in ripe apricots (3)PEA (T)
    52 D Terrible feature of Vienna style (5)NASTY (T)
    48 D Twisted horn trapped Indian animal (5)RHINO (HORN I)*
    41 D Have an obligation to love and marry daughter off (3)O WE (O WED-D)
    39 d Turbulent priest hid keeper of culture (5,4)PETRI* DISH

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  2. 2D:DWEEB={DW)(EEB<)DW from central roaDWays
    3D:LID=hoLIDay
    21A:FETID=F+(DIET)*
    22D:DAMP;ACROSTIC
    29A:MUG<

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  3. 6 down: OCHRE: (E)a(R)t(H)'s ((C)r(O)p regularly turn the colour of the earth.

    21 across : FETID- diet anagram with starting Fart (ugh !) F--foul smell

    6 across: OPEN MINDED- liberal

    15 across: NERVE contents of nERVe in empty N_(ectarin)E

    10 down: EERIE- three points EEE two RIght- Weird

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  4. 31A (AM)(I)(TY)
    39A PRY (PaRtY)
    28D ERA (T)

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    1. Jayaseelan, you can go for two more please! Today's quota for everyone increased from 3 to 5.

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  5. 1A - IDOLISES {LIASES+MODI-AIM}*
    13A - UPEND {UP}{END}
    19A - DACHA [T]
    23A - IVY [T<=]
    30A - KNIGHTS [CD]

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  6. 25A Sanctuary for love in the current circumstances (5)OASIS {O}{AS IS}
    35A Provided relief from nude ladies dancing around leading Democrat (5) AIDED {lADIEs*}{D}
    40A In the main, they still loaf around (9)FLOTILLAS {STILL LOAF}*
    56A Older Monk (5) PRIOR[DD]
    54A Cover story provided by individual after jumping bail (5) ALIBI {A}{BAIL}*

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  7. 14A Patties cooked with key element to make a meal (9) SPAGHETTI {G}{H} in PATTIES* H=Hydrogen
    9D No French authority allows points to a student if not associated with a sect (3-14) NON DENOMINATIONAL {NON}{D{E}{N}OMINATION}{A}{L}
    11D In Spain, what ails lad, perhaps foreign fare? (10) QUESADILLA {QUES}{AILS LAD*}
    12D Professional players from N. Scottsville played and lost on TV (8) CELLISTS {N SCOTTSVILLE - (ON TV)}*
    17D The Real Housewives, say love Israeli entity's bananas (7,10) REALITY TELEVISION {LOVE ISREALI ENTITY}*

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  8. Replacing for 21 across: FETID as already done by Vasant earlier:
    33 across: JELL: J(-EW)(ELL)-ERS- flawed - SET to JELL

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  9. Congratulations to all the versatile compilers of this time-consuming giant crossie ! The 17 lettered clues were a big pain in the ye-all know where !

    Thanks Col for posting this for those who do not subscribe to One Across.

    Took the first two hours of my Sunday but worth it !

    Where are the other regular bloggers ? daunted by the size ?

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    1. Nope Raju Umameshwar...did it in 1Ac last week so letting others enjoy :)

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  10. 4Dn Clue : Across Lite version is incomplete please..."starters (5)" is missing there.

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  11. 49A INSTITUTIONALISES
    (sUIt IT'S ON SALE ISN'T IT)
    Definition is a bit iffy - "places" but itself won't really work, while "places an order" has the "order" doing double duty as part of definition and part of anind (order for).

    55A BLIZZARDS = repeated run of tempest, perhaps
    LIZ + Z in BARD'S

    57A CORNER SHOP = outlet, could also be seen as &lit
    my = COR + (PHONE'S R)*

    4d SUSHI = uncooked seafood, semi &lit?
    Initial letters of first 5 words

    5d SEALANT &lit
    "Openings" of first seven letter - a very well-structured clue!

    51d UNZIP = open
    U + IP "to protect" NZ

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  12. After a very long break, feels good to be visiting the blog again - a feeling much enhanced by the bounty on offer! Thanks to all the setters for a brilliant time. The sheer number of clues *does* lead to a bit of repetition in terms of clueing devices, and a few definitions don't quite seem to fit, but that's a small price to pay for the overall quality of the clueing.

    Thanks to the folks at 1ACross and to DG!

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  13. 16A: Assistant loudly scratches - when he is itching perhaps (11,6) SUBORDINATE, CLAUSE ~ Claws. This one’s to do with grammar.
    27A: Desire. A hollow desire to have two characters back-to-back in a series? (9) LONG+I+(T U)D…E
    58A: Cry for retaliations? (8) PAYBACKS. YAP<-
    36D: Expose US soldier to exercise when biting cold (10) DIS(C)LOSURE*
    45D: Was it said to incite or offer support? (7) STIRRUP ~ STIR UP

    Some clues are very nice

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  14. DOWN
    7 Celebrating former customs in German capital (9) EX/TOLL/IN/G
    8 Say hello to Actress Stark in the form of A verse of this kind (5) HAI/KU
    24 Spooner's cuckoo country cousin (5) YOKEL (spooner of KoYel)
    26 Lists of clues she prepared with daughter (9) SCHEDULES*
    ACROSS
    18 Slipper, perhaps (3) EEL (CD)

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    1. Correction:
      8Dn Say is a homophone indicator
      ~ Hi Koo = HAIKU

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    2. Now that 8Dn is HAIKU, 6Ac should be ...Raju to note!

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  15. 38D (PAST)(ORAL)
    44A H(AS)TE*
    53D SHIR[-t](+K)
    47A O(U)R
    50D S[-o](+A)BER

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  16. 18A- EEL- Slipper
    7D- Extolloing- (ex)(toll)(in)g
    20D-centipede- (Ten Pieced)*
    26D- Schedules-{(clues)(she) D}
    34D-

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  17. 34D- Elf- Brownie- trufFLEs=<

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  18. Thank you 1A for the jumbo and provinding an enjoyable AN.

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    1. Paddy to note...18A, 7Dn and 26dn have already been solved.

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  19. As the dead line of 6 PM is over, here are few from my side
    6A:Correction of Raju's answer: (OPEN)(HANDED)
    32A:(DE)(A)(F); DE=From French; A=A; F=note; DEAF=Unmoved
    38A:(P)(RESENT)
    42A:SIEGE:(ShInE)(GE<)
    43A:S(-H)OT
    46A:NASAL: Anno Pending

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  20. 32D:DATES; DD
    37D: MYTH; CD

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    1. 32D:Dates is doubtful

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    2. 32D: DREGS(see comments below)

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  21. ACROSS
    38 Introduce power over grant (7) PRECEDE {P}{RE}{CEDE}
    42 Storm and shine alternately bounce back, say (5) SIEGE {ShInE+GE<--}
    46 Dirty fly , fat black and nasty in the middle of the nose NASAL {L+A+A+N+S}* Middle letters of fLy, fAt, blAck, aNd, naSty.


    DOWN
    21 I had to steer clear of watery infection (3) FLU {FLU-I'd}
    32 Refuse deposit (5) GEEST [DD]
    ACROSS
    38 Introduce power over grant (7) PRECEDE {P}{RE}{CEDE}
    46 Dirty fly , fat black and nasty in the middle of the nose NASAL {L+A+A+N+S}* Middle letters of fLy, fAt, blAck, aNd, naSty.

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    1. PRECEDE is correct & 32D would be DREGS (DD)

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    2. Well solved MB especially NASAL

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  22. MB,

    Just saw your note, but too late for me. Nasal was great! Good going.

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  23. Is it from one setter or a group?

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    1. See the prelude to the CW

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    2. Paddy:do join 1 across in face book...you will get lots of good clues(including CV sir who is quite active nowadays)..daily by the above mentioned setters..it is administered by Sowmya & LV

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  24. Thanks Colonel for running the grid and to the regulars at the blog for solving. As mentioned in the prelude, it was a group effort involving 32 contributors /members of 1ACross each of whom set clues for 2 words in this grid. The entire grid from start to finish was completed over 4 days and was done to commemorate the completion of the 300th themed game at 1ACross.

    Thanks to the seasoned solvers and setters for your kind comments on the clues. A number of clues were set by contributors who are setting for a grid for the first time. Quite a few were set by seasoned setters although they don't yet set for publications. We also had some clues contributed by seasoned setters who have published several puzzles. Hope you all enjoyed it. if possible, do leave comments - picking which your top 5 clues were and any other suggestions you might have about this grid.

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  25. Sowmya:Great work!compiling all clues into a jumbo grid requires lot of hard work & skill...the clue writers are all now seasoned ones..the clues are perfect..especially the long ones...the shorter ones were easier..

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    1. Thanks Vasant. Much appreciated:)

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    2. Thanks,MB and Vasant. Mea Culpa ! My bad. I usually fill in my quota and the others later during the day. Today, I 'hurried up slowly' a bit and I was too open minded than open- handed. I check the final entries by 11 pm or so.

      Kudos and kudos to the group of compilers , Sowmaya. I liked the longer 7 letters clues that reminded me of the Times of London Jumbos.
      I know that during the process three letter words become inevitable. I can say that all the clues were equally good and hence they are allmuy favourites ant just five only !

      I will try to be member of the i across group but I'm so strapped for time with finishing my collections pending to be filled in . They have now become a heap and my wife has started teasing me as a paper paithiyam !

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  26. Read 17 letters clues and p[hrases

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