Sunday, 17 April 2016

Special, Sunday 17 Apr 2016, Dr Satyen Nabar


Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)
Please provide your answers in a single comment


ACROSS
1   Where the real money is? (6)
4   Track must aid spin (7)
8   Plant endless nonsense to attack (7)
9   Decline to replace team (7)
11 One heard to have excellent footwork? (4-6)
12 Expresses in a condescending manner (4)
13 All returning to arrange alternative during August (5)
14 Dad with fashionable bird? It’s a peacock (8)
16 Subordinate to pursue likely loser (8)
18 After hesitation, became embarrassed and made a blunder (5)
20 Anomalous phenomena start unquestionably from outer space (4)
21 Undergarment getting wet perhaps leading to mental aberration (10)
23 Howl in grief! Beheaded South African is dead (7)
24 One going on foot, more an informer perhaps (7)
25 Tired finish led to stalemate (4, 3)
26 I heard parasitic insects made tramp scratch head at public hall (6)

DOWN
1   Pointless to be frank (5)
2   Shrink gets first class award (7)
3   Its established! It’s fashionable to be delayed (9)
5   To avoid horrible torture, be more reliable (5)
6   Sneer at uproar about AIDS disease (7)
7   Not to give as much is immoral (9)
10 Victim heading off to run away with kid (9)
13 Syndicate collapses, I hear? Does seem wrong (4, 5)
15 When one is expecting a swell time (9)
17 Stored fodder, perhaps linseed (7)
19 Time to lose head and copy due to competitive pressure (3, 4)
21 Club to decide against declaration (5)
22 Discharge guy consumed by drink (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 5

Enjoy.

47 comments:

  1. 17d Stored fodder, perhaps linseed (7)ENSILED*
    25A Tired finish led to stalemate (4, 3)(DEAD) (END)
    20A Anomalous phenomena start unquestionably from outer space (4)UFOS (acrostic)

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  2. 18A- Erred- (ER)(RED)- Def.-Made a blunder
    20A- UFOS- Acrostic
    25A- Dead End- Def. Stalemate
    Tired- Dead
    Finish- End

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  3. Replacement
    15A- Pregnant (E)

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  4. Repalcement-
    16A- Underdog
    Def.- Likely loser
    Subordinate- Under
    To pursue- Dog

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  5. 4a Track must aid spin (7) STADIUM - anag of mustaid
    5d To avoid horrible torture, be more reliable (5) TRUER - anag of rture after deleting to from torture
    6d Sneer at uproar about AIDS disease (7) DISDAIN - din around anag of aids

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  6. 13D - {RING} {FALSE}(~ falls)
    14A - {POP}{IN}{JAY}
    9A - {SUB}{SIDE}

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  7. 1A. BRAZIL (CD - real is the money - currency - of Brazil) - my COD
    21A; BRAINSTORM - {BRA}{IN STORM} - I had it as braindrain initially :)
    19D: RAT RACE {(-e)RA} {TRACE}

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  8. 26 Across: LYCEUM= Public Hall- LYCE( LICE) +(- B)um=tramp

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  9. 18 across: ERRED- ER - hesitation+embarrassed+ RED+

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  10. 22across: RHEUM-- Guy _HE drink_ RUM R_HE_UM

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  11. DOWN Clues
    3 Its established! It’s fashionable to be delayed (9) INSTALLED {IN}{STALLED}
    7 Not to give as much is immoral (9) UNDERPAID {CD}
    5 To avoid horrible torture, be more reliable (5) TRUER {toRTURE*}

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    1. MB 5d has already been taken by CV Sir.

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    2. Yes... I meant it as
      Not to give as much = under hand; perhaps should have put the word perhaps:)... Not to give as much perhaps is immoral (9)
      Immoral = underhand

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    3. In place of 5Dn
      12A : Expresses in a condescending manner (4) AIRS

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  12. Col: You need to look at 8 across SUBSIDE once again !

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    1. I think he has it right.

      The noise has subsided.

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  13. Nice one Satyen. Don't have the patience to figure out which clues are left. So not posting.
    8A BUL RUSH
    11a STEP DANCER (cd)
    13a RO(<-)YAL(,-)

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  14. No Suresh: How could it be? It does not fit in for 2 down: Your own answer for 8 across is correct. Let wait for the final grid.

    For some reason, I had difficulty with Acrosslite grid today as the grid and the clues were minuscule and too small for comfort ! Some how I managed to complete . How did it appear to other solvers?

    Wonderful word play and cluing by the cryptologist: Dr Nabar: Many more to be expected as it is a sheer joy to do your puzzles !

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    1. Thanks for your kind words Raju :)

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  15. 2D ATROPHY ( def: Shrink , First class -A , Award-Trophy)
    10 D SCAPEGOAT ( eSCAPE GOAT -Kid )

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  16. Thanks, Deepak. Blame it in th minuscule numbers that confused me ! ATROPHY is a wonderful answer. 23 across and 24 across and 21 down are superb !

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  17. Thank you Dr.SN. Enjoyed doing it as much as exprcted.

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    1. You are most welcome n tx Paddy :)

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  18. 21D Club to decide against declaration (5)BAT ON

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  19. 23 a ululate (z) ulu +late
    21 d baton bat on dd

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  20. 24A One going on foot, more an informer perhaps (7)SNEAKER (DD)

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  21. A typical Doc's Sunday Special! Felt the bar has been raised this time. Overall it was an enjoyable solve. Thanks.
    A small doubt though! When cross-checking found POPINJAY is some kind of a 'parrot'! Of course 'peacock' is a fashionable bird!

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  22. Thanks! Popinjay means a vain or conceited person; someone who struts around like a peacock...

    Copy pasting from Chambers---

    popinjay
    n
    dandy, fop, beau, coxcomb, peacock, pansy, swell, dude colloq. toff

    ETYMOLOGY: 16c; 13c in archaic sense 'parrot': from French papegai parrot, from Spanish papagayo, from Arabic babbaga.

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  23. Sneaker was really good and i was fooled by it looking for synonyms for a pedestrian!

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  24. Thank you Col. Gopinath as always! Have a wonderful Sunday all.. :)

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  25. Thanks Satyen Nabar for an enjoyable time. Wish everyone a fun Sunday and a great week ahead :)

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  26. Missed out on all the fun due to professional commitment!Nice xword once again from Doc.

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