Friday, 15 April 2016

Special, Friday 15 Apr 2016, Sadhya


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


ACROSS
6   After brief fight, one leaves gentle scent (7)
7   Humiliating defeats - egghead leaves courses (5)
9   Ignore baked items pushed back (4)
10 Flora somehow get into Ave. (10)
11 Said: "Indeed, car's going around learner" (8)
13 Company after company goes after primarily robust and old architectural style (6)
15 The last word of one people (4)
17 Greek letter's river feature (5)
18 Egyptian river changes line (4)
19 With this one may be shot in a snap (6)
20 Done with the death penalty? (8)
23 Displaces excellent tournament favourites, we hear (10)
26 Cheer for underground supporter (4)
27 Persuade a geriatric to be partly willing (5)
28 Setter's angle marred in mix-up (7)

DOWN
1   Disorder follows as Uncle Bert riots around University (10)
2   Shake holder of arrows (6)
3   Small label for male deer (4)
4   I erratic about standards? (8)
5   Haggard girl leaves female relative (4)
6   Act of gluttony being broadcast (5)
8   Vacillating social scientist finally resigned (7)
12 To dig deeply, daughter gets the first woman to go over law (5)
14 Cheat and rascal torn apart at the same time (10)
16 Foot step? (7)
17 Not a living thing's ruse exposed, for certain (4,4)
21 How a piece of cake is made, presumably (6)
22 Call up the day before about fine (5)
24 Advantage in border? (4)
25 Not take in slummy establishment (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SADHYA 1

Enjoy.

71 comments:

  1. 24D Advantage in border? (4)EDGE (DD)
    4D I erratic about standards? (8)CRITERIA (I ERRATIC)*
    3D Small label for male deer (4)S TAG

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  2. 11A:DECLARED: DE{C(L)AR}ED
    15A:(A)(MEN)
    27A:EAGER (T)

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  3. 1D: TURBULENCE (UNCLE BERT U)
    2D: QUIVER (SHAKER == HOLDER OF ARROWS == QUIVER)
    5D: AUNT (HAGGARD = GAUNT MINUS G(IRL) =AUNT)
    Sorry for the non standard format annotations, please don't ban

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    1. As long as annotations are provided, in whichever format, there is no issue

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  4. 13A Company after company goes after primarily robust and old architectural style (6) ROCOCO {R}{O}{CO+CO}
    23A Displaces excellent tournament favourites, we hear (10) SUPERSEDES {SUPER}{SEDES}{~SEEDS}
    17D Not a living thing's ruse exposed, for certain (4,4) DEAD SURE {DEAD}{SURE*}

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    1. To be precise...the annos should be shown as...
      13A : {R...st}{O}{{CO+CO}
      17D : {DEAD}{RUSE*}

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  5. 21d EASILY (CD)

    22a EXECUTED (CD/DD)

    10a VEGETATION (GET INTO AVE)*

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  6. 12D-Delve
    Def.- To dig deeply
    D{e(l)ve}
    14D- Criteria- (I erratic)*
    14D- Concurrent
    Def.-At the same time
    Cheat- Con
    Rascal- Cur
    Torn apart- Rent

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  7. Typo- Criteria is 4D and not 14D.

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  8. Thanks to Sadhya for a well-clued puzzle and to DG for putting it up.

    Btw, why is there no crossword in The Hindu today?

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    1. No CW in the epaper as well as Bangalore edition

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  9. 20 Done with the death penalty? (8) EXECUTED (DD)
    3 Small label for male deer (4)
    {S} {TAG}

    8 Vacillating social scientist finally resigned (7) STOICAL { {SOCIAL} + T} *




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  10. Thanks to Sadhya for a well-clued puzzle and to DG for putting it up.

    Btw, why is there no crossword in The Hindu today?

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    1. Got the rest but not 22D ...E-O-E

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    1. Chandrasekhar, please provide the annotations else your answers will be deleted

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  12. 6A After brief fight, one leaves gentle scent (7) BOUQUET {BOU(-t)}{QU(-i)ET
    7A Humiliating defeats - egghead leaves courses (5) ROUTS {ROUT(-e)S}
    9A Ignore baked items pushed back (4) SNUB <=

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  13. Where has this been published? Cannot find the puzzle present in Hindu

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    1. Not published anywhere. Some of the budding setters do send their puzzles to Colonel Sir and he posts them here as Sunday specials (mostly) but today is an exception there being no CW found in Hindu.

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  14. Did not know the meaning of bouquet as scent. Had to check it up.

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    1. One smells the bouquet of a good brandy or cognac by moving the goblet under one's nose. A connoisseur's delight !

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  15. Liked 6D. Nice surface, though there is a typo in the clue.

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  16. 7A Routs . Rout(-e)s
    11A Declared De-C(L)ar-ed
    19A Camera
    28A Melange ME+ ANGLE

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    1. Ragov, Please note the limit is 3 answers per commenter

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    2. Sorry, got carried away I guess

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  17. Replacement for 4D-
    19A- camera (E)

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  18. Again replacement-
    6D- Binge
    Def.- Act of gluttony- (Being)*

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  19. Early morning jolt...No crossword ...Off-putting

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  20. A good morning exercise- walk in the park? Or how a cake is eaten?

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  21. TH continues its mysterious ways. After a holiday paper comes out but without Gridman. Unfair!

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  22. Thanks Sadhya for an enjoyable time :)

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  23. Extremely enjoyable by the Anno Queen...if the clues posted by her in 1A was very good..the whole grid is a sumptuous treat....expecting many more

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  24. Simple and elegant! An enjoyable CW from Sa(n)dhya Ma'am, I suppose! Keep up the good work please. :)

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    1. No... She's a mother in law!

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    2. Like BSH, Sandy too is a down to earth person, both with fallschirmjager experience

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    3. What experience is that- quite new to me?

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    4. Just checked up- German for a partrooper- down to earth!! I really miss your comments these days.

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  26. Thank you Sa(N)dhya & Col. More than made up for TH failure.

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  27. 26 A Cheer for underground supporter (4) ROOT (DD)
    22 D Call up the day before about fine (5) EVOKE {EV OK(fine)E}

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    1. 25 D Not take in slummy establishment (4) DUMP (DD)

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  28. 26A ROOT (dd)
    22D EV(OK)E
    25D DUMP (DD)

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  29. Enjoyable crossword, Sa(n)dhya!

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  30. Nothing new for Sandhya in this crossword, that she has not posted today?

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  31. Didn't know of this belated SADhya fare for vishu from Sandhya? Too late to put in my entry. All the same , I can give a satisfactory Burp !!

    Thanks to Deepak for filling in the gastric gap !

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  32. Way to go, Sandy! Expecting many more

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  33. My query is a little unrelated. In the Guardian Quick CW that appeared in TH on April 13, a clue was 23 and the answer, EIGHT. How do we explain this?

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    1. If I remember right the clue was 2 to the power of 3 = 2*2*2= 8- simple arithmetic. Such clues can get away in Quick CW's.

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    2. I don't solve the Guardian Quick crossword but I remember having seen this particular crossword and also having read the clue. I didn't find the answer but if I remember right the clue was printed merely as 23 - I rose from the computer chair and took the trouble of finding the old issue - yes, it is prinited as 23. There was no superscript. In which case we just can't get the answer EIGHT.
      BTW, the Guardian Quick crossword as printed in TH does not hold any more charm to me as the papers eeems to have reduced the type size and I can't read the clues easily.

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    3. Cv,
      It is better these days- readble. But anyway, this clue was supposed to be 2 cubed and it came out right in the on line edition.

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  34. Just checked up- the print edition shows it as 23- obviously unable (?) to print 2 cubed! On line version was clear.

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    1. Does TH offer the Guardian quick crossword online? Paddy, did you solve it in the Guardian site itself?

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    2. Th does not offer. But we can go to Guardian site, put in one of the clues which will lead us to the particular CW ( or one mus follow the serial no. like Col. does for Sunday Cryptic) Thankfully, it comes serially all right. It is easier to solve there than on paper. We can even get the answe for some of the weird clues.

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    3. Thanks Paddy, for the tip! It works! Today's Guardian Quick CW no. 12116 was published on 13th Jan 2016 with serial no.14252. As you said, it is better to solve it on 'online!' :)

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    4. Once you know the sl no it is much easier to follow online! Tomorrow I'll simply mention sl no 14253 and solve it online.

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  35. A simple question: why can't you solve the day's Quick crossword on the Guardian webnsite instead of locating the day's TH crossword there and solving it? I don't understand this sort of loyalty to the national paper. A sort of nationalism? Bharatmata ki Jai?

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    1. Shall try your method too, Sir. Bharatmata ki Jai !

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    2. Some 'Unforced' Jai for Bharatmata!
      As for CV's question on loyalty, it is just some order. Of course we can do any one of Guardian quick or cryptic. When you get the day's paper you have an itch to do the CW. Only I found it easier to do it this way than on paper. I have been doing like this for a long time and find it easy. No occasion to talk about it. Probably we have to thank Prasad for starting it today.

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  36. Give yesterday's guardian cryptic by Paul a shot. Found it extremely good and quite doable with some head scratching. Some amazing clues

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    1. Uncertain about Paul but rufus sets good puzzles

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    2. Yes but I'd rather not be a one track pony

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    3. I have enjoyed puzzles by the late Sankalak too . Which has brought me here in pursuit of such quality. But failing to find it.

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    4. And it is called a one trick pony So your arrogance is meaningless

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  37. Why is everyone presuming Sadhya is Sandhya?

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    1. As my esteemed friend, HRH Hurree Jamset Ramsingh would say, "The presumptuousness of the posters is terrific "

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  38. Col. has not said yes or no for the presumption- cleverly side stepped the issue.

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  39. Missed this crossword yesterday. Sadhya is NOT me - please give credit to the setter - whoever she/he may be :)

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