Sunday, 5 June 2016

Special, Sunday 05 Jun 2016, K Koteswar Rao


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



ACROSS
1   Portuguese atheist hurriedly eats dish (9)
6   Link broken for furnace (4)
10 Let go and take it away from Stalin cup (7)
11 Unchanging outfit of a piece (7)
12 Arrange sanitation stub handy for formal accreditation (14)
14 Forte can become horrible stink (5)
15 Tall chap sounded why develop foliage (9)
17 Firm and musical instrument surround sister to resolve a problem (9)
19 Doctor Ion to watch for the constellation (5)
21 Group of pesticides may cause disorderly congenial horror endlessly (14)
24 Performer arranged treaties, not for East (7)
25 The device that rotates to cook (7)
26 Taken loan and closed half but still in debt (4)
27 So be it, curate oddly comes to assist medical situation (9)

DOWN
1   Amount has large shanty town (4)
2   Nobleman after Latin before food is to answer for the clue (7)
3   Leader combined robust point to display disobedience (14)
4   Magical carpet and the ballerina (3-6)
5   Setter knew it heard from Greenlander (5)
7   You are a lexicon, if you find how to keep shortcuts on desktop (7)
8   Neutral zone between India and its neighbour, maybe (2,4,4)
9   Imprest Papa or I wrongly may swindle (14)
13 A fantasy lacks model mess created by devotee (10)
16 Ample test to design prototypes (9)
18 Nearly fasten for an intimate apparel (7)
20 Cabaret in gig shows up the Lucifer-match, perhaps (7)
22 Acclaim it goes for nothing like a belief (5)
23 Smut kilometer away and see the aquatic animal (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 3

Enjoy.

48 comments:

  1. The first three - easy pickings...
    6a Link broken for furnace (4) KILN*
    19a Doctor Ion to watch for the constellation (5) ORION (T)
    16d Ample test to design prototypes (9) TEMPLATES*

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    1. Deceived by 'lon'...I took it as 'LON' and missed the obvious [T] :)

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  2. 9D:MISAPPROPRIATE (IMPREST PAPA OR I)*
    19a:ORION (T)
    25A:TOASTER (ROTATES)*

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  3. 9d Imprest Papa or I wrongly may swindle (14)MISAPPROPRIATE*
    8D Neutral zone between India and its neighbour, maybe (2,4,4)NO MAN'S LAND (CD)
    2A4 Performer arranged treaties, not for East (7)ARTISTE (TREATIES-E)*

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  4. 21A Group of pesticides may cause disorderly congenial horror endlessly (14)ORGANOCHLORINE (CONGENIAL HORRO)*
    Misappropriate substituted

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  5. Making up for 19A solved by CV Sir:
    10A:UNCLASP: {STALIN CUP(-IT)}*

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  6. 11A Unchanging outfit of a piece (7) UNIFOR {DD}
    18D Nearly fasten for an intimate apparel (8) NIGHTIE {NIGH}{TIE}
    22D Acclaim it goes for nothing like a belief (5)CREDO {CRED[-it]}{O}

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  7. 1D - SLUM {S{L}UM}
    17A - CONUNDRUM {CO}{NUN}{DRUM}
    27A - OBSTETRIC {SO+BE+IT+C(-u)R(-a)T(-e)}*

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  8. 4D - TAP-DANCER {CARPET AND}*
    12A - SUBSTANTIATION {SANITATION STUB}*

    One more pending.

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  9. Lovely puzzle KKR. Could solve in double quick time thanks to the long ones covering most of the squares.
    Loved all the clues. Keep em coming!

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  10. 10A: UNCLASP*
    25a: TOASTER*
    16d: TEMPLATES*

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    1. What a coincidence Raghunath!
      All were already solved.

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  11. 14 A Forte can become horrible stink (5) FETOR ( forte* def : horrible stink)
    5 D Setter knew it heard from Greenlander (5) INUIT ( setter-I, knew~NU it-IT , DEF: Greenlander )
    13 D A fantasy lacks model mess created by devotee (10) AFICIONADO ( A FIC(t)ION ADO - mess , def : devotee )

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  12. Oh! I'm in a train so trying to solve with the network playing truant now and then in my phone

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    1. I see. I appreciate your efforts in solving it.

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    2. Thanks. On way back to Hyd from Ranthambore.

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    3. Ranthambore!
      Whether you spotted answers to clues or not, you must spotted something more interesting! Any luck?

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    4. 5/8 success rate. Tigers, cubs.

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  13. I was owed one, below :-)

    26A OWED {[-borr]OWED}

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    1. Thanks Prabhanjan, your loan is closed!

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    2. Thanks. I missed the instruction above to 'enter all your answers in one comment'.

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  14. 15A CATAPHYLL {TALL+CHAP+Y}*
    21A ORGANOCHLORINE {CONGENIAL HORROr}*
    3d HEAD STRONG NESS

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  15. Nice one KKR. Enjoyed solving it. 23Dn was the LOI. Most of the T clues were cleverly camouflaged! Looking forward to many more from you. Thank you. :)

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  16. Sub for 21A
    1A SPAGHETTI {ATHIEST+PG}*

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  17. All ACROSS clues have been solved.
    DOWN 2,7,20,23 remain

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  18. 7D- Iconify (T)
    A well disguised T at that! A very long def.- "How to find....desktop".

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  19. 20D- Igniter- reverse T.
    cabaRET IN GIg =<
    Interseting clues. Thank you KKR.

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  20. 2 down: ACCOUNT- to answer- COUNT nobleman - AC(?)#

    23 down: CROC- Croc-K) kilometer for croodile

    Logged in late. Got lost playing with my grandson on the SKYPE.

    I loved the long anagrams and words epecially ORGANOCHLORINE.

    KKR_ are you a entolologist, by any chance?

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    1. I am not.
      Reg 2 DN, AC is abbreviation for Latin ante cibum meaning before food.

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  21. Few regulars are missing.
    SOS to Raju Umamaheswar!

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    1. SOS answered on time is a coincidence?

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  22. I did not put in 'Account' for 2D since I could not parse. I see that Raju also does not. Help?
    I was in doubt about Croc also, though I filled in.

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  23. Does 'Ac' have any Latin connection?

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    1. Reg 2 DN, AC is abbreviation for Latin ante cibum meaning before food.

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    2. Thank you KKR. Nice to know it. We will have to add Latin words (& abbreviations) in addition to French, to be able to crack such clues.

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  24. Thank you Col.
    Thanks to all for sparing their time towards this crossword

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    1. We should thank you, in fact, for sparing YOUR time for our spare time !

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