Sunday, 20 March 2016

Special, Sunday 20 Mar 2016, Dr Satyen Nabar


Three answers per commenter as usual (with annotations) till 6 PM
Please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
1   Son interrupting Greek King’s recurrent love of cruelty (6)
4   Carry on perusing nurse with a lazy eye (6)
8   Turn this to ignore when briefly numb with terror (4,3)
9   Surfer is here to join team (2,5)
11 Where cryptic clues appear automatically? (10)
12 & 22D All twisted skill that America will endlessly acquire from Indian guide (4,5)
13 That is in Latin? (2,3)
14 Everything is obvious when danger is over (3,5)
16 &18 Strong resemblance seen in tobacco chewer’s photograph, perhaps (8,5)
18 See 16 Across
20 A small drink for doctor during the morning (4)
21 More like Vin Diesel on speed? What rot! (10)
23 Father to quit miserable retreat for houses of worship (7)
24 Quick reply to uncontrolled ire about mail (7)
25 Meal for pet at home (6)
26 Number of years for this political party to develop a program (6)

DOWN
1   Take a bargain (5)
2   Remove barrier for protection (7)
3   Void filling up; it’s the extraordinary food (9)
5   Anxious to indicate time (5)
6   This provides inspiration underwater? (7)
7   Fabric for wise man at brawl (9)
10 Unusually stumped by reach of martial artist, I hear (9)
13 Chief procurer loses head to rant furiously (9)
15 Distressed jungle cats of two species, dawdling without purpose (9)
17 In return, discharge is cancelled for period of leisure (4,3)
19 Also in a short time, et cetera (3,2,2)
21 Indian dish for Harbhajan Singh? Avoid jalebi at the start (5)
22 See 12 Across

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SATYEN NABAR 4

Enjoy.

49 comments:

  1. 16 &18 A: SPITTING IMAGE (C &DD)
    9A:ON BOARD: (C & DD)

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  2. 14 across:ALL CLEAR- everything is obvious- all clear- ALL CLEAR signal - when the danger is over

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  3. 14A (ALL)(CLEAR)
    20A (DR)(AM)
    17D (TIME<-)(OUT)

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  4. 13 across: ID EST-- translated in Latin That is

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  5. 2 dn: DEFENCE == DE- Fence - DE remove barrier - fence

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  6. 5d Anxious to indicate time (5) TENSE DD
    24 A Quick reply to uncontrolled ire about mail (7) RI (POST) E*
    13A That is in Latin - Id Est CD

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  7. compensating 14A

    19D (AND)(SO ON)

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  8. 21D Indian dish for Harbajan Singh? Avoid jalebi at the start (5) BHAJI (BHAJJI - J) Compensating for id est

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  9. Nice CW. liked the jungle cats!!!

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  10. 21a (BALDER)(DASH)
    21d BHA[-j]JI
    23d ([-p]IMP)(ORTANT*)

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    1. Replacing for 21d
      3d {S(PAG<=)HETTI*} (GAP<=) in (ITS+THE)*

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  11. 11 Where cryptic clues appear automatically? (10): PLANCHETTE; CD

    12 & 22D All twisted skill that America will endlessly acquire from Indian guide (4,5): KAMA SUTRA; (ART+USA+MAKe)<<-
    23 Father to quit miserable retreat for houses of worship (7): PAGODAS; PA+GO+SAD <<-

    Nice clues

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  12. 26A : Number of years for this political party to develop a program (6) AGENDA {AGE}{NDA}
    10D : Unusually stumped by reach of martial artist, I hear (9) STRANGELY {ST}{RANGE}{LY} {~LEE}

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    1. DR Satyen Naber : Truly, solving 11 across is at the nub of cryptic cluing !
      Fantastic imagination !

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    2. Mine last one...

      15D : Distressed jungle cats of two species, dawdling without purpose (9) LOITERING {LION+TIGER}*

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  13. 1Ac Son interrupting Greek King’s recurrent love of cruelty (6) SADI(S)M<=
    4Ac Carry on perusing nurse with a lazy eye (6) (PTO)(SIS)
    6Dn This provides inspiration underwater? (7) SNORKEL (CD)

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  14. Good and elegant clues, Dr. Nabar .Brevity is the soul of your wit and all that is to your cluing.

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  15. Thank you for your kind words Sir! Glad you enjoyed :)

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  16. One cannot ignore 8across and One down is indeed a bargain !

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  17. Why 13 across and 28 down from Indian guide? It is universal !

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  18. Thoroughly enjoyable puzzle...Lovely clues all around..
    Loved...9A,12A(22D),16A(18A),21A,21D..
    11A was tough & could get because of the crossings...
    Keep em coming Dr.

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  19. Left On Board:
    Across: 8 & 25
    Down:1, 6 & 7

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  20. 8A DEAF EAR {DEA(-D)+FEAR}

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  21. 8A- deaf ear
    Def.- Turn (this) to ignore
    Briefly numb- Dead- D
    Terror- Fear

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  22. 25A- Tiffin- Meal
    Pet- Tiff?
    At home- in
    I have a bit of doubt about pet leading to tiff.

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    1. It is Tiff = pet. I checked it on Chambers before making the clue.

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    2. Chambers ---
      tiff 

      disagreement, squabble, row, difference, difference of opinion, quarrel, words, dispute, temper, ill-humour, sulk, tantrum colloq. falling-out, huff, scrap, set-to, pet, barney, spat 

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    3. Dr SN, very nice cryptic with elegant clueing, as usual.
      You have it perfectly right. "In a pet", which originated in the Victorian era, means to be in a petulant mood - stroppy, moody and stamping one's little foot.

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  23. Dr.SN is one to look forward to. Thank you Doctor.

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  24. Thank you. Just had a doubt. I did not check dic. before raising the doubt since time was running out to complete. It fitted in correctly.

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  25. Doctor's prescription for the day! Very effective!! Except for a small niggle at 7Dn...the parsing part had me tied up in knots!

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  26. 6d. Snorkel (CD?)
    7d. Scrim mage (charade)

    Got Planchette through the crossings.. but i cant parse it..

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    1. ah well.. i went through meaning of Planchette and i did get it at last :) very clever clue. as also spaghetti and balder - more like Vin Diesel is a stroke of genius IMO :)and Spitting Image is really wow.. great clueing Dr

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    2. Thanks a lot. Glad you enjoyed :)

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