Sunday, 12 June 2016

Special, Sunday 12 Jun 2016, Cymothoid


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


ACROSS
1   Cruel unending peace rankles soul (7)
5    American's stretch to heartless win can not end right (7)
9    Players use Greek letter to quote unedited Botham and Fleming (9)
10 With song syllable one starts to chant sermon to the seculars (5)
11 Use a key to seek passage (5)
12 Italian composer put on one last alien musical note (9)
13 Path around sphere takes it all with no end (7)
15 Composer shot back rage after setting sail (7)
17 Encountered in timeless kind soul a Czech composer (7)
19 Composer revives arts giving us soul for a start (7)
21 Listens amidst actual practice session (9)
23 Composer keeps medley handy (5)
25 Number half of parchment for book (5)
26 Thousand rowdy listeners drop a drug for medieval entertainers (9)
27 Thus the devil comes back in collections of movements (7)
28 Foot of two short species on tailless antelope (7)

DOWN
1    Take mark of conformance and a Harvard degree, and lo! A set of keys! (7)
2    Listen to composer's pitches (5)
3    Get archers to play in the band (9)
4    Rev. Spooner says Dan's cull is a moral depravity (7)
5    Sit back imbibing practical herbal teas (7)
6    Disney put on ultimate confident act (5)
7    Get flavoured liquor with change, convert three to Italian gold (9)
8    An Italian composer makes a pasta and takes time out to embrace sons (7)
14 Composer hears beat, with movement's 2, 3 and 4 starting and ending with the top of high notes  (9)
16 Got lather worked up fairly slowly (9)
17 Sequences for the violins and cellos (7)
18 Adopts donkey and feral emus (7)
19 Cusp lines hold curves (7)
20 Deteriorate essence incomprehensibly (7)
22 Note: One punctured tyre (1,4)
24 Surrender to unknown domain without force (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at CYMOTHOID 2

Enjoy.

66 comments:

  1. 18d Adopts donkey and feral emus (7)ASS (UMES)*
    16D Got lather worked up fairly slowly (9)LARGHETTO*
    3D Get archers to play in the band (9)ORCHESTRA*

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  2. 18D:ASSUMES (ASS)(EMUS)*
    17D:STRINGS (D&CD)
    21A:RE(HEARS)AL

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    1. Making up for 18D answered by Ram:
      26A:MINSTRELS: M+{LISTENERS (-E)}*

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  3. 5 Down: WALTZ__ Walt(Disney) ultimate_Z- ACT_ Dance
    3 Down: TISANES - Herbal tea_ SIT reverse- insert Sane reverse - practical.
    12 A: DONIZETTI- Italian composer.put on- DON I last -I Z-alien ET- musical note _TI

    Off for a good start this Sunday.CYMOTHOID_ Nothing to affect our THYROID ! Good show - keep it up

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    1. 3D reminds of the delightful M. Poirot

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    2. Raju, a small correction in clue numbers!
      5Dn TISANES
      6Dn WALTZ

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    3. There is this Kovai man by name Raju
      Who has an ear for sounds, mind you -
      'Cymothoid' and like words
      Brings to his mind birds
      Of similar feather through and through

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    4. Nice One CV Sir!Your limericks always bring a smile

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    5. Thank you, CV,
      but your limerick is a bit heavy
      with a touch of irony,
      but without any acrimony

      So, Cv, Cv , you do break this blog's monotony.!!

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  4. 23A Composer keeps medley handy (5) HAYDN {HANDY}*
    20D Deteriorate essence incomprehensibly (7)SENESCE {ESSENCE}*
    24D Surrender to unknown domain without force (5) YIELD {Y}{(-F){IELD}

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  5. 3d Get archers to play in the band (9) ORCHESTRA (archersto*)
    16d Got lather worked up fairly slowly (9) LARGHETTO (gotlather*)
    22d Note: One punctured tyre (1,4) A FLAT (one/punctured tyre)

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    1. In Across Lite version 22Dn reads as...
      22D : Pitch behind, embracing the French (5)

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    2. 22D: a different version appears in Across Lite version; although it too leads to the same solution but with different enu

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    3. True. That could be annotated as {AF{LA}T}. (1,4) seems correct, rather than (5).

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    4. Whoops! We went back and forth over which clue to use for 22D and eventually settled on the version on this page. We simply forgot to update the Across Lite version.

      And true - (1, 4) is correct, not (5).

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  6. CYmothoid- well-orchestrated compilation by great composers. Note the musical rhythm of this band of compilers. Encore , encore !!

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  7. I too got A Flat for 22 down with my punctured ego !

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  8. CV: 3and down are already commented upon by bloggers earleir than you !try and get 1 and 8 down and 15 across instead !

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    1. Thanks.
      But no prob.
      I generally take some care and post my answers but sometimes they get repeated for various reasons.
      I am not keen on completing the quota by so-called compensation.

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  9. 1A CALLOUS {CAL(-m)}{LOUS<=}
    25A NOVEL (NO){VEL(-lum)}
    27A SONATAS (SO){NATAS<=}

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    1. oversight, correction: {CAL(-m)}(SOUL)*

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  10. Call these my Liszt of Tre:

    1A CALLOUS {CAL(-M)}{SOUL}*
    2D LISTS ~{LISZT'S}
    7D COINTREAU {COIN}{TRE}{AU}

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    1. Mr. Jayaseelan got in ahead of me (not callously :-)) while I was composing my cheesy ~intreau.
      No problem. CV Sir's generosity has rubbed off on me today.

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  11. A musical journey by Cymothoid...a few tough ones but an enjoyable journey nevertheless.
    Found 5A & 1D the toughest & 9A the best clue.

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  12. Col Deepak was kind enough to accept my suggestion to start Pages of THCC Setters and members.
    Very few have entered the details.
    It will now be a good idea to start a PAe of these THCC Special setters.
    If there is one with or without real name and contact details, it will help anyone to write to them if need be.
    Now there are many Spl setters and we don't always remember who's who. A Page will jog our memory.
    Even THC setters page is languishing.

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  13. 5A: American's stretch to heartless win can not end right (7) TOWNCAR TO WiN CAn R
    9A Players use Greek letter to quote unedited Botham and Fleming (9) MU SIC IANS
    13A Path around sphere takes it all with no end (7) ORB IT ALl

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    1. 5A: didnt find town car enumerated as a 7 letter word anywhere

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    2. Very sorry for the oversight, it was meant to be (4,3)

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  14. YET TO BE SOLVED
    Across : 10, 11, 15, 17, 19, 28.
    Down : 1, 4, 14, 19.

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  15. Not sure whether the Spooner clue works.

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    1. +1.
      It adds to my spooner woes.

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    2. It's more like CANS DULL/ DAL

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    3. Poetic licence was taken to approximate unstressed vowels to a schwa.

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  16. Enjoyed this CYmothoid.. thanks :)

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  17. 4D Rev. Spooner says Dan's cull is a moral depravity (7) SCANDAL ~ & spooner of Dan's Cull
    8D An Italian composer makes a pasta and takes time out to embrace sons (7) ROSSINI {RO(-t+SS}INI}
    19D Cusp lines hold curves (7) SPLINES(T)

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  18. 11A AISLE (A)(Isle)
    15A SALIERI (ails)*(eri)<=
    17A SMETANA S(met)an(-t)a

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  19. 17A-S(met)ana
    Composer- Def.
    Encountered- Met

    19A- (Stra)*han
    Def. Composer

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  20. THE LAST FEW

    Across : 10, 19, 28.

    Down. : 1 & 14.

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  21. I came in late and put in 2 entries. One is wrong and the other is a repeat!
    There is a saying in Tamil- He dug up 3 tanks, 2 were dry and one had no water!
    Reworking 19A- 2nd part.

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  22. 19A- It is 'Strauss'
    Revives arts- Stra
    US
    Soul for a start- S
    Def. Composer
    Glad I got one and now I am sure it is right.

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  23. Thank you for the support MB.

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  24. 19Ac : Is 'revive' an 'anind' or a 'reversal ind' pl? For the anno could be shown as (STRA <==)(US)(S) also! I think the setter meant anind only.

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    1. Thank you Cymothoid. It's greatt puzzle. An egrossing one at that.

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  25. 1D - CEMBALO {CE}{MBA}{LO}
    10A - LAICS {LA}{1}{C(-hant)}{S(-ermon)}

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    1. Thank you for featuring us, and apologies for the oversights in numbering.

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  26. 28A - SPONDEE {SP}{ON}{DEE(-r)}

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    1. The answer is avalable! But parsing???? Very tough!!!

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  28. 14D- Last but not the least!
    Beethoven
    Hears 'Beat'- Beet
    OVE- mOVEment
    Top of High Notes- HN

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  29. You are dead right, Paddy! Your parsing is great! I missed it.

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  30. Some compensation, at last!
    Crossings and the 2,3,4 helped me. That was a good clue.
    Thank you CYMTHOID for a lively Sunday with some music.

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  31. Enjoyed the music-themed crossword!

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