Sunday, 27 March 2016

Special, Sunday 27 Mar 2016, Cymothoid


Welcome to our new setter Cymothoid. Brickbats and bouquets welcome.
Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)
Please provide all your answers in a single comment.

"29 ACROSS"


ACROSS
1   Beromycin cured underdeveloped with potential for growth (9)
6   Fruit without energy gives variable spread (5)
9   German cake is made by mixing lots, starting with lard, eggs and nuts (7)
10 Clad titanium carbide alloy with gemstone to produce visible result (7)
11 No French communication to the unlisted officer (3,3)
12 Listen to bee take away ten from our bonnets to bake cream biscuits (8)
14 What public relations exit costed was frozen (4)
15 In Genoa, Louis masticated something rich and oily (10)
18 A good friendly mixer served American sponge cake (4,6)
20 Fashionable berry starts a craze amongst Italians (4)
23 Avalon and Valhalla have timeless retro style and one in total roundabout (8)
24 Elite soldier is a strict disciplinarian, taking time out to discharge head of troops (6)
26 Inform of impending doom before conflict with the North (7)
27 Stricter actions are needed for errant renters (7)
28 Protocol to discard the unnecessary takes the waste from glossy rot out (5)
29 I mix spice in rum for gourmet indulgence (9)

DOWN
1   Members of the Nile asset are crucial (9)
2   Have in soft cheese a rich dessert (7)
3   The journalism was in the end, lowly, crude (6)
4   Midday foibles are taboo (2-2)
5   The cocoa is mixed with the skin of lychees into sweets (10)
6   One takes banned substance to take a trip around the sun (8)
7   Hear me pick cool cocktail from flute (7)
8   Shouts “You old leftist liberals!” (5)
13 Man started off with white wine followed by unstuffed game, to settle down with a sweet gelatinous dessert (10)
16 Flavouring vat produces a heady liquor (6,3)
17 Potency of drug was initially found faulty in critical analysis conducted yearly (8)
19 Wine quality that is the heart of proseccos (7)
21 Church person is against Italian wine (7)
22 Margate author has eaten creamy cake (6)
23 'Expelliarmus!' Ejaculated Indian American, left with weapon to discharge (5)
25 A good man gets one drink (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at CYMOTHOID 1

Enjoy.

50 comments:

  1. 25 D A good man gets one drink (4)A ST I
    23 D'Expelliarmus!' Ejaculated Indian American, left with weapon to discharge (5)EXPEL (-L I arm us)
    8 D Shouts “You old leftist liberals!” (5)YE LLS (YOU old is YE and l for Leftist and ls for liberals)

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  2. 1A:EMBRYONIC (BEROMYCIN)*
    3D: YELLOW E Inside (LOWLY)* & LIT
    4D: NO-NO (NOON)*

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  3. 6A) APPL(-E) Y
    20A) ACAI (acrostic)
    1D) ESSENTIAL*

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  4. 9A (STOL)*(L)(E)(N)
    15A OLEAGINOUS*
    1D ESSENTIAL*

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    1. You may go in for one more as 1 D has been done by Ajeesh

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  5. 14A ICED {-PR}{ICED}
    2D BROWNIE {BR(OWN)IE}
    5D CHOCOLATES {The+cocoa+l(cheese)s}*

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    1. Sorry 5D CHOCOLATES {THE +COCOA+L(-ychee)S}

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  6. 10 across: OPTICAL-- OPAL +TIC ___ Titanium-TI Carbon_ C gemstone - opal

    27 across: STERNER + errant renters - anagram of renters

    2 down: BROWNIE_ soft cheese- Brie-- Have+ own - Brownie - a sweet

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    1. The correct anno for 10A is {OP{TI}{C}AL}

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  7. Compensating 1D
    7D (~PIC)(COLO)*

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  8. CYMATHOID : (?) Wonderful drinks and desserts platter from a gourmet,gourmand and epicurean expert in special dishes !! Delicious to solve and drunk with satiation !!

    Where were you all these days? Invite us again for further feasts by being a host !

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    1. Thank you; glad you enjoyed. We have not been of legal age for long, and have been struggling to solve until off late!

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    2. Don't be OFF and Late ! You mean of late , isn't it? We want every one alive and kicking !

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  9. 16 down: SPICED RUM - flvouring Vat and heady liquor.

    To replace 2 down already eaten by Gita- a brownie point taken away !

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    1. Raju,

      Please give the annotation. You are well aware that it is the requirement in Sunday Specials

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    2. Flavouring _ spice-- Vat _ drum makes up for SPICE(D)RUM

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  10. DOWN Clues
    6 One takes banned substance to take a trip around the sun (8) ASTEROID {A}{STEROID}
    21 Church person is against Italian wine (7) CHIANTI {CH}{I}{ANTI}
    22 Margate author has eaten creamy cake (6) GATEAU [T]

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  11. 11A - NON-COM {NON}-{COM}
    12A - BOURBONS (~bee){B}{OUR}{BON(-net)S}
    24A - MARINE MAR(-t)INE(-t)

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  12. 11a (NON) (COM)
    26a (PRE)(WAR)(N)

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  13. 29a EPICURISM* Anag of I+SPICE+RUM

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  14. 13Dn Man started off with white wine followed by unstuffed game, to settle down with a sweet gelatinous dessert (10) {BLA[-n]C}{MAN}{G..E}

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  15. 17Dn Potency of drug was initially found faulty in critical analysis conducted yearly (8) (E) (F F I C A C Y)

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  16. 18A- Lady Finger
    Def.- American sponge cake
    (A G friendly)*

    17D- Efficacy
    Def.- Potency
    Drug- E
    First letters of (Found fault in critical analysis conducted yearly)

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  17. Left overs at Noon

    Across - 23, 28

    Down - 19

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  18. Nice treat of Cakes & Ale by Cymothoid.Enjoyable fare.
    Nice Debut.

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  19. 19dN Wine quality that is the heart of proseccos (7) DRYNESS [E]

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  20. 23 ELYSIUMS = Avalon, Valhalla
    (StYLE <-- with I in SUM*)
    One of the two indirect anagrams I saw in the puzzle

    25 LOSSY = protocol
    waste = grot out of gLOSSY rot


    19 DRYNESS = Quality of wine
    I think this is just a simple definition assuming proseccos are dry wines (I don't know!)

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    1. Anno of 23A needs to be tinkered

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    2. "one in total" (S{I}UM) in StYLE reversed? I am not sure the phrasing of the wordplay supports that (I read the "one in total roundabout" as suggesting that S{I}UM goes around StYLE reversed), although it does take away the indirect anagram problem.

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  21. DICHOTOMY*, Excellent Cryptic. Difficult to believe it is a debut.

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    1. Thank you very much. We'll be drinking to that!

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  22. Nice puzzle from Dichotomy*!

    Some very nice clues - I especially liked 1a, 29a, 2d, 3d, and 22d. Some clues could perhaps have benefited from tighter editing (e.g., in 27a, the superfluous words form almost half the clue; in 6d, the part after the word play - "to take a trip around the sun" - is not a proper definition of the answer.)

    Thanks to the setter and to DG!

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  23. Intended annotations

    19D - Heart of proSECcos = SEC = Dryness

    23A - {ELY(-t)S<=}{1}{SUM*}

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    1. Being clueless about wines, I had no idea SEC meant dry. Learning for the day!

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    2. Not a fan of wines :)

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  24. Smashing debut puzzle! Keep it coming, Cymothoid. Thoroughly enjoyed solving it. :)

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  25. Neat, tasty puzzle Cymothoid .. thanks for the sunday treat :)

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  26. It's wonderful walking around the wineyard. At times, enjoying some.
    Thanks for the great fare, Cymathoid!

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