Sunday, 22 May 2016

Special, Sunday 22 May 2016, Saral


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


ACROSS
7   Furs from small fresh bales  (6)
8   That man sore about protagonists (6)
11 Introduction of rhymes initially within verse (5)
12 The French graduate returned to give speech rich in detail (9) 
13 English with the French guys tastes scooped out things on a table (8)
14 Turndown, sent back the Spanish fashionable editor  (6)  
16 Care about marathon (4)
18 Instrument initially played in any new orchestra (5) 
19 Nocturnal birds return to attack (4)
23 Nullify again a toll (6) 
24 Country symbol's outstanding feature  (8)
27 Excellent fish I am not trying  at first  (8) 
28 Roman reconstructed palace (5)
29 Escorts argued badly sparing English senator initially (6) 
30 Need an unfamiliar group of nine (6)

DOWN
1   Promise secretary with a part in a play (6)
2   Soft wood artisan (7)
3   Find out for sure when new train attaches empty carriage (9) 
4   Many hate bad swindler (5)
5   Thickets with circular furrows (7)
6   Dame perhaps with record of gold winner, say  (8)
9   Issue a new paper (6)
10 Remedy from the allergy (4)
15 Peacekeepers startled, start off unflustered (9)
17 Top crust around one kind of pepper (8)
20 Thirteen is dozen for them (6)
21 Sewers use torn sail not new (7)
22 A crazy climbing worker is stubborn (7)
23 Steal English judge's attire (4)
25 Article added to cancel a yearly report, say (6)
26 Almost tough, quiet, severe (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SARAL 3

Enjoy.

50 comments:

  1. 23A ROBE (ROB)(E)
    28A MANOR (Roman)*
    16A RACE (Care)*

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  2. 24A Country symbol's outstanding feature (8) {LAND}{MARK}
    19A Nocturnal birds return to attack (4) STAB <==
    3D Find out for sure when new train attaches empty carriage (9) ASCERTAIN AS{Car...E}+{TAIN*}

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  3. 20D - BAKERS [CD]
    25D - {ANNU{A}L}
    22D - {A}{DAM<=}{ANT}

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  4. Neat and nice xword from LV..:) thanks..

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  5. 4D- Cheat- C(HATE)*
    15D- Unaltered- (UN) (Startled-ST)*
    22D- Adamant- A(DAM=<)ANT

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    1. You may like to have a relook at 15D

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  6. Alt. for 22D-
    18A- Piano-Fist letters of (Played In Any New Orchestra)

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  7. Saral as MB wanted!
    Thank you Saral & Col.

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  8. I think my 15D answer is not right.

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  9. 15D UN RATTLED* Anagram indicator is missing

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  10. Thank you Suresh. It did not fit the crossings.

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  11. Simple and elegant like a Guardian Quiptic puzzle! Thoroughly enjoyed. Thank you, LV :)

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  12. Lot of absentees today as a result there are a large number of clues remaining

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  13. 23A:(RE)(PEAL)
    10D:HEAL (T)
    21D:TAILORS(TORN SAIL -N)*

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  14. ACROSS
    29 Escorts argued badly sparing English senator initially (6) (GUARD*-e)S
    30 Need an unfamiliar group of nine (6) ENNEAD*
    DOWN
    17 Top crust around one kind of pepper (8)CAP/S(I)CUM

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  15. Travelling..hence cold solving from cell phone..lovely clues all round..simple & elegant

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  16. 21D TAILORS (Anag. of 'torn sail'-n
    11A P(R)OEM Reqd dictionary to find the meaning of the word

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    1. Did not get 11A. Just referred to Free Dic. (curious after reading your entry) to know that it means an introduction.

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  17. 7 Furs from small fresh bales (6) SABLES {S}{BALES*}
    8 That man sore about protagonists (6) HEROES {HE}{SORE*}
    12 The French graduate returned to give speech rich in detail (9) ELABORATE {{EL}{AB}}<={ORATE}

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    1. Above clues solved are all "across" clues

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  18. 13A: English with the French guys tastes scooped out things on a table (8)E+LE+MEN+T…S (Periodic Table)
    27A: Excellent fish I am not trying at first (8) BRILL+I+A N T
    5D: Thickets with circular furrows (7) GR(O)OVES

    Nice and neat crossword.

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    1. 13A: Just a Q on tastes. Plural?

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    2. Raghunath: Must be a typo.#

      LV: How do you manage to weave an Origami-perfect crossword? Very nicely folded !

      Had a wonderful change of scene for four days in Okinawa. A seamless movement by subway, car, bus and air, over a span of 6 and a half hours. Japanese roads , malls and castles are so pre-fabricated that you have seen one, you have seen 'em all !The beauty is in their adding a touch of grace, elegance and daintiness in everything ! There is a shrine here in Nagoya dedicated to Goddess Saraswati, with an icon of Lord Krishna with flute etc and scroll of the Gayatri mantra in pali language ! It is a pity that my stay here will be coming to an end by this weekend !

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    3. For the clue to work it has to be in plural but we have guys preceding "tastes" so that's not right grammatically. But Saral dished this out in a couple of hours so it's OK.
      As I wrote before a very well written cw

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    4. @Raju sir Thanks :)
      @Raghu You are right. Thought of changing guys with some other wp for men & forgot to do :(
      Not 2 hours, it's one day :) I cannot even imagine setting a CW in 2 hours lie Col.

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    5. @Raghu: An interesting doubt.

      English with the French guys tastes ..
      If it were: English, as well as the French guys, tastes ..., it would be right.
      Similarly, adding 'along' makes it right:
      English, along with the French guys, tastes ...

      Subjects joined by "and" take plural verbs. It important to note that phrases such as "in addition to," "as well as," and "along with" do not mean the same thing as "and."

      When inserted between the subject and the verb, these phrases DO NOT change the number of the subject.

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  19. 2D (P)(LUMBER)
    6D (MEDA*)(LIST)
    26D (HAR[-d])(SH)

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  20. Now going out. Will check the comments after returning back :)

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  21. 9D APPEAR APaper*i
    14A DENIAL la in ed< (why is the answer showing next to the clue?)
    1D PAROLE pa role

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    1. Wonder how that missed my eye and all others who commented earlier!!

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  22. Ignore the typo in the anno for 9D

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  23. Nice crossword LV! Got stuck with UNRATTLED :)

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