Sunday, 10 April 2016

Special, Sunday 10 Apr 2016, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
1   Skill after melody for a zeppelin. (8)
6   This comes before Sunday for reading by astrologers (4)
9   Come out with short application getting attention (6)
10 Young girl in Commander-in-Chief s care is excellent (7)
13 Hinders but cross Tigris somehow. (9)
14 Undone endlessly as I don’t know. (5)
15 Remotely, this pairs up with cranny (4)
16 Excuse me, giveaway for other set of ancestor (10)
19 Assent meet organized for the landholders. (10)
21 A satirical sketch by small outfit. (4)
24 Allowed mantra back at the wayside inn. (5)
25 Antler holds unbelievable story for saboteur. (9)
26 Virginia lands willfully destroyed by them. (7)
27 No agitation without a holy book is good idea. (6)
28 No point in light meal, fire! (4)
29 Boss seed wrapped up and absorbed. (8)

DOWN
2   Aim around spot to get the painting skill. (7)
3   Choose only the best available fruit. (6)
4   Riotous Account is awfully terrible. (9)
5   Ascot rolled for Mexican pancakes. (5)
7   Ban this bad liqueur. (7)
8   Devices useful for very small pens, perhaps. (12)
11 Hear farewell remarks for sound equipments. (6)
12 Consume overt measures against contrary steps. (12)
17 Flat tunes recited in church prayer service. (9)  
18 Theatrical dances return headless for her. (6)
20 The big ship sank but lies intact indepth primarily. (7)
22 This surgical method is useful for peeping toms perhaps (7)
23 It’s rag dancing movement for nothing. (6)
25 No record dancing for this type of music. (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 2

Enjoy.

41 comments:

  1. 1A - {AIR}{CRAFT}
    6A - PALM [DD]
    9A - {APP}{EAR}

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  2. 24A:MOTEL; (OM)+(LET)<<
    23D: GRATIS; (IT's RAG)*
    29A:OBSESSED; (BOSS SEED)*

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  3. 1 across: AIRCRAFT- melody= AIR skill + Craft+ zEPPELIN = AN AIRCRAFT

    2. DOWN: impasto_ ANAGRAM OF AIM AND SPOT

    14 ACROSS: dunno-- UNDONE ENDLESSLY (_e) ANAGRAM dunno- SHORT FORM FOR DON'T NO OR IS IT A SLANG WORD?

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    1. Raju,
      You can give one more as 1AC was solved by Deepak.
      BTW, dunno is informal

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  4. The Times crossword puzzles used to have a full stop at the end of each clue - even after all other publications dispensed with it. The Hindu Crossword for several years since 1971 also used to have these full stops as its first composer Admiral R D Katari was a great follower of the Times crossword and launched the feature in the paper when Mr G. Kasturi was its Editor. At some point later, THC too discarded the period. Mr Koti Rao, who is an old hand at crosswords, seems to be adhering to the practice.

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    1. Good observation Vasi sir! I wish to follow. But do deviate often due to current trends.

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  5. 13 A: Hinders but cross Tigris somehow. (9) OBSTRUCTS* T= Tigris?
    25 A: Antler holds unbelievable story for saboteur. (9) DE(STORY*)ER
    26 A: Virginia lands willfully destroyed by them. (7) VA(NDALS*)

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    1. Yes, T for Tigris. The capital letter is used for stress.

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    2. ??. can't find T as short for Tigris nywhere

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    3. I know T does not stand for tigris. The capital usage is to highlight its inclusion in the anagram.

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    4. But a river's name always starts with a capital?

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    5. I do not think that works

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    6. 25 Anno given but not solution DE(STROY*)ER

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    7. yes, always. But my intention of stressing here is to highlight its need only.

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    8. And I don't think I am prohibited in creating new ones. I believe as long as the solver is able to grab it, the purpose is served

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    9. Thanks, Venkatesh. I wrote the answer, but somehow it got changed

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  6. Should I replace for 1 across: AIRCRAFT already down by Deepak two minutes before me ? I better not . Let others have their fill !

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  7. 10A Young girl in Commander-in-Chief s care is excellent (7) CLASSIC {C{LASS}IC}
    16A Excuse me, giveaway for other set of ancestor (10) FOREMOTHER {MR+FOR OTHER}*
    22D This surgical method is useful for peeping toms perhaps (7) KEYHOLE{DD}

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  8. 27A NOTION (NO AGITATION - (A)(GITA))
    5D TACOS*
    12D COUNTERMOVES*

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  9. Nice Puzzle KKR...simple & enjoyable...nice surfaces..

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  10. DOWN
    4 Riotous Account is awfully terrible. (9)ATROCIOUS*
    8 Devices useful for very small pens, perhaps. (12) (MICRO)(WRITERS)
    18 Theatrical dances return headless for her. (6) STELLA[-b]<=

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  11. LEFTOVERS

    Across : 15, 19, 21, 28.

    Down : 3, 7, 11, 17, 20, 25.

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  12. Cracking KKR is like eating a packet of KURKURE ! Dil Maange More !!

    simple, elegant and smooth wordplay and surface reading.

    KEYHOLE is the clue of my day ! A boon to modern medicine nd for thoe who re afraid of more invasive weapons of emaciating a Man's bane called Prostate glands



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  13. 19A ESTATESMEN*
    7D ABSINTH*
    17D (EVEN)(SONGS)

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  14. 3D- Cherry- DD0 Best & Fruit
    4D- Atrocious- (Ac riotous)*
    7D- absinth-(Ban this)*

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  15. A typo-
    3D should read0 Cherry- DD- Best & Fruit

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  16. A little taken aback by foremothers. I had initially forefathers more by practice. Easy but enjoyable. thank you KKR.

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  17. Alt. for 4D already solved-
    11D- Audios~ adios-
    Def.- sound equipments.

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  18. 19a Assent meet organized for the landholders. (10) ESTATESMEN {ASSENT MEET}*
    20d The big ship sank but lies intact indepth primarily. (7) TITANIC {INTACT+I}*
    25d No record dancing for this type of music. (5) DISCO {DISC}{O}

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  19. FINAL THREE YET TO BE SOLVED

    Across : 15, 21, 28.

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  20. 28A Sack Snack - n
    21A Skit S + kit

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  21. Simple and elegant one from KKR. Enjoyed solving it. :)
    My COD is 27A NOTION (NO AGITATION - (A)(GITA))
    I was trying to subtract NT..OT etc! Got the answer NOTION but had problem parsing it till I saw Jayaseelan's post.

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  22. Thank you KKR & Col.for the interesting time and enjoyable clues. waiting for more.

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  23. The grid is complete.
    Thanks Deepak for giving me the opportunity again.
    Thanks to you all for taking time in solving.

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