Sunday, 29 May 2016

Special, Sunday 29 May 2016, Dr Satyen Nabar


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


ACROSS
1   Grovels with fear (6)
4   One on Scotch, all shaken up lacking silly alcohol permit (7)
8   Sounds of distress (7)
9   Society has solutions for drug addicts (7)
11 Slightly dirty student leader dances drunk (4-6)
12 Endlessly boring in retrospect to express dismay (2-2)
13 Dim boy with mad king (5)
14 What an orthopaedic doctor might perhaps be called to break (8)
16 Master back in super form with knock for six (8)
18 Bathroom without Jacuzzi finally available for rent (2, 3)
20 Ladies ignore first warning (4)
21 Reciting fluently while staggering away (7, 3)
23 Avoid lad at bedtime (7)
24 Nothing helping lecture (7)
25 Like intrinsically to defame (7)
26 One with a website? (6)

DOWN
1   Understand drawback to secure contract (5)
2   Model is old enough (7)
3   Fund flow to largely clear jumble (9)
5   Not right to be licked, it's revealed (5)
6   Blistering dance festival (7)
7   Most close fight in a stern conflict (9)
10 Treated a fracture when very drunk (9)
13 These are very rare unhappy daydreams (4, 5)
15 Goes ahead at full speed to give the nod to one involved in plunder (4, 2, 3)
17 Slam champion bags tough Final in style (7)
19 Tied up opening in cover (7)
21 Duties for judges (5)
22 Level of puzzle (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 6

Enjoy.

51 comments:

  1. 18a Bathroom without Jacuzzi finally available for rent (2, 3)TO LET (TOILET - I)

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  2. 13A Dim boy with mad king (5)B LEAR

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  3. 20A Ladies ignore first warning (4)(W)OMEN

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  4. Sorry Col. The comment box has some problem in my computer.

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  5. 21A:REELING OFF (DD)
    24A:(O)(RATION)
    19D:LIGATED; GATE inside LID

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  6. 26 across: SPIDER- website of a spider.
    18 across: TO LET_ Bathroom- to(-I)let
    21 down: RATES- duties (tax) also Rate to assess, judge

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  7. ACROSS
    23 Avoid // lad / at bed/time (7) (BOY)(COT)(T)
    25 Like / intrinsically // to defame (7) (AS)(PER/SE)
    26 One with a website? (6) SPIDER (CD)

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      13 These are very rare // unhappy / daydreams (4, 5) (BLUE) (MOONS)

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  8. 15 down: LETS IT RIP; to go at full speed _ DD with : to let someone loot.

    Making up for 18across done already by RAM

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  9. 15 D Not DD --- LET S(i)TRIP
    Give the nod - let
    one involved in plunder --- i in strip

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    1. Thanks Dr. Still jet- lagged and woozy eyed after a long journey from Japaa.

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  10. Sure Raju...perhaps one hopes solving the cryptics might cure the jetlag! :)

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    1. A cure for every ailment! One puzzle in the morning..one at night.

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    2. What happens to me is because of an overdose of 10 to 15 per day !

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    3. Kaalayum neeyae! Maalaiyum neeyae! Maddhiyaanam?

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    4. Maddhiyaanam Tuukam!

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  11. Seems like Dr Nabar has our friends here splintered and strai-jacketed as the bar has been raised several notches up ?

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  12. 11A-Shop Soiled
    S(HOPS)OILED

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    1. 11A Hi.. Not container... Charade
      student leader - s
      dances - hops
      drunk - oiled

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    2. Did not mean it as a container. Just used the brackets to set apart the 3 parts of the charade. I should have put it better.

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  13. Does the compiler get any sadistic plasure in silently seeing his solvers writhing and wriggling their nerves to read his mind? DR- are you a cranium breaker by any chance ?

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    1. Not sadistic pleasure but of course a lot of pleasure pitting wits with fine minds here! Overall a bone breaker Raju being an ortho :)

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  14. Hahah ! Thought as much ! This pleasure of cracking cryptics and not bones is very unique andincomparable to any other !

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  15. 17D- Panache
    Def.- In style
    Champion- Ace Bags tougH final- AC(H)E
    Slam- Pan
    Good one. Happy to have got it.

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  16. 10D - PLASTERED [DD]
    14A - SPLINTER [DD]
    1D - CATCH [MD]

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    1. Doppleganger ; is there a Deepak Gopinath who solves and Col Gopinath who administers the blog?

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    2. That depends on the browser!!

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    3. I hope they haven't confused you !!

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    4. Must you be so cryptic and laconic? Explain youself(ves) and clear me out of the double- entredre ! or am I seeing double, at 1335 hrs?

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    5. Raju Sir, You really must be jetlagged not to see through the joke!

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  17. Welcome back Raju. Hope it is not very hot in CBE.

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    1. Thanks, Paddy . I'm fine but still fuddled after clearing my sleep debt of 8 hours spent at the Bangalore airport for my 30 minutes flight time to CBE ! Paradox of time and motion ! and we talk about connectivity ? Luckily, 2 hours were gainfully(as I won!) spent playing Scrabble with my wife at the Cafe Coffee Day lounge. The weather here is minatory of the advent of monsoon- sticky and stocky.

      Incidentally, sorry for this lte repsonseof your earlier query. Yur name sake's initial is K. Padmanabhan and he's in Bangalore, an ex-LIC and my olleague for two years in Nairobi. He competes with our Col for the moustache he sports making him look like an ex-army man , though so very timid and soft-spoken.

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  18. 2 Model is old enough (7)EX AMPLE
    3 Fund flow to largely clear jumble (9) POT POUR RI(-d)
    22 Level of puzzle (5) FLOOR DD

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  19. 1 Grovels with fear (6) - CREEPS (DD)
    4 One on Scotch, all shaken up lacking silly alcohol permit (7) CONSENT (ONEONSCOTCHALL - ALCOHOL)*, def = permit, 2 anagrinds used "Shaken up" and "silly" for 2 pieces of the fodder
    5 Not right to be licked, it's revealed (5) - OUTED {(-R)OUTED}

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  20. 4A One on Scotch, all shaken up lacking silly alcohol permit (7) CONSENT* –alcohol*
    9A Society has solutions for drug addicts (7)S(TONERS)
    12A Endlessly boring in retrospect to express dismay (2-2) m UH-OH <-

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  21. In lieu of 4A:

    16A Master back in super form with knock for six (8) SURP(RIS<-)E*

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  22. Terrific Puzzle Doctor!Outstanding wordplay!
    Thanks, You have made my day!

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  23. Yet to be tackled

    Across - 8

    Down - 6, 7

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  24. Good one doc. More tough than the earlier ones?

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  25. 8A : Straits (DD)
    6D : Sunburn (DD)
    7D: NARROWEST {NAR{ROW}EST*}

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    1. Thanks Sir for your kind words and of course for the opportunity as always! :)

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  27. Not just tougher than earlier ones, but a jump from High Jump to Pole vault! Lured me into believing that his CW's would be easy. Enjoyable nevertheless.

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    1. Thanks Sir.. I guess "level of puzzle" was tougher :)

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  28. Enjoyable crossword, Dr Nabar. PANACHE, SURPRISE and EXAMPLE were my favourites!

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