Sunday, 10 July 2016

Special, Sunday 10 Jul 2016, Balderdash


PLEASE NOTE FOR TODAY

Observations if any on the CW may be offered after the entire CW is solved.

Only 2 (TWO) answers per commenter till 1 PM (Annotations compulsory). After 1 PM one more answer can be submitted in case any are remaining.

Please enter your pre 1 PM submissions in one comment.


CUP & SOCCER


ACROSS
1   Result of badly carting feet up at Rowling building (2/3 words) (11)
9   Tried badly and flagged (5)
10 A laboratory flower is white (9)
11 Mad birdies fly around lady marriage attendant (10)
12 For starters, sensuous, authentic Red Indian garment (4)
13 Primarily English sour about common currency units (5)
15 Not taking into account the fact that one good knight has rings (8)
17 Irritated parents grab model in part of church (8)
19 Sweetheart often found in a hexagonal cell (5)
22 Consumes wheat semolina to some extent (4)
23 What the chaps across the pond may call that spherical object of play (6,4)
26 Most competent partly climbed tallest mountain (9)
27 Policeman John's Arctic residence (5)
28 Sportsmen sell RAF boot excitedly (11)

DOWN
1   Ancient dialect formulated from Persia (not eastern part), however you pronounce or spell it (5)
2   Takes care of problem involving garment stored between four letters? (9)
3   Makes harmless (by using magic) by giving children or peacekeepers weapons (6)
4   Wonderful consequence of taking half gram - with a zest for eating grass (7)
5   W/T-here was a nail in the chair,
   ‘E did not take adequate care,
   And his trousers did it snare,
   Resulting in ____ and ____.
   (use one of this rhyming pair) (4)
6   Chemical process involving extreme tension and iteration, with release of energy (9)
7   Bleats about beastly accommodation (6)
8   Iranian royal is troublesome (6)
14 Boar's feet may be cooked to make this food (5,4)
16 Not this clever, ... or else ... (9)
17 Rearranged parchment, after getting rid of torn map, shows ditch (6)
18 Saw vehicle parked in empty pub (7)
20 Cry and cry again "Chicken" (6)
21 Alcoholic liquid formed on decomposition of ale, etc (6)
24 Sprinkle salt under a book, for example (5)
25 Last quarter of this is equal to itself (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Balderdash 6_Cup&Soccer

Have a ball ... or two ...

This is the "correct" solution ...


... and not this ....


112 comments:

  1. 12 Across: SARI- Starters S-A-R_I-- Garment



    9 across: TIRED - anagram of tried- flagged - tired

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  2. ACROSS
    11 Mad birdies fly around lady marriage attendant (10)BRIDESMAID*
    DOWN
    17 Rearranged parchment, after getting rid of torn map, shows ditch (6) TRENCH-map*

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    1. KKR it's two per commenter

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    2. I didn't intend giving the third. Having seen 11Ac already given by Vasant, I compensated. However, after seeing your action, I deleted my addition.

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  3. Vasant as it's two per commenter I deleted your answer and retained two

    By Vasant

    7D:STABLE (BLEATS)*
    9A:TIRED (TRIED)*

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    1. Thanks..& apologies for the oversight..

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    2. You can take one more as Raju had already entered TIRED

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    3. Right.
      28A:FOOTBALLERS (SELL RAF BOOT)*

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  4. 10A - ALABASTER - A + LAB + ASTER
    11A - BRIDESMAID - MAD BIRDIES*

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    1. Replacement for 11A

      18D - PROVERB - P(ROVER)B

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  5. Looks like many of us are after the bridesmaid, rather than the bride! Ha, ha!

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    1. That's because, it seems, most of us have or have had brides.

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    2. EK Nahin Bas? watch out for FARHA's Faiz-la !! She has mooved the Supeme court against Triple Talaq !!

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  6. 6A TITRATION (T)(-ension)+(iteration)(-e)
    24D ATLAS (salt+a)*

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    1. I had it as {(-tensio)N}{IT(-e)RATION} ?

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    2. With the crossing of 1A, Nitration seems correct.

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  7. 26A Most competent partly climbed tallest mountain (9) {CL}{EVEREST}
    16D Not this clever, ... or else ... (9){OTHER}{WISE}

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  8. 19A- Honey- DD- Sweetheart/ Honeycomb
    20 D- Yellow- Yell ow

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  9. 17a TRANSEPT (PARENTS* + T) = part of church

    8d IRKING (IR)(KING) = troublesome

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  10. Nice one from Balderdash..a few doubts..a few annos pending 16D a majedar puzzle

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  11. Still to go:
    Ac 1, 13, 22, 23, 27
    Dn: 1,2,3,4,5,14, 21, 24, 25
    (As always E & O E)
    If anyone wants an image of the thus-far-filled-in grid, send an email to me. chaturvasi yahoo

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    1. 24's gone at 11:12 to Gita SB

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    2. (Updated)
      Still to go:
      Ac 1,13,22,23,27
      Dn: 1,2,3,4,5,14,21,25

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  12. Have a ball or two?
    Arre bhayya, in a game how many balls are used to foot?
    Ennappa, kozhappareengalae? Alladhu enna sodhappureengalaa?

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  13. Those who have playsed so far:
    Raju Umamaheswar, Kolluru Koteswara Rao, Vasant, Shrikanth, Gita SB, SandhyaP, Padmanabhan, Abhay

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  14. My 2

    21D - ACETAL*
    13A - EUROS {E}{SOUR*}

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    1. I also had it as 'acetal' but there is only one A in the fodder- (etc & ale) Is there any alt. spelling as 'Acetel'?

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    2. Good catch Paddy, a slip by Balderdash and his test solver

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    3. Thank you Col. I was trying all possibilities and wondering if I could have gone wrong somewhere till I saw your comment.

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  15. 1d. Parsi (Persia)*-e
    14d. Roast beef

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  16. 27A Policeman John's Arctic residence (5) IGLOO IG+LOO
    2D : Takes care of problem involving garment stored between four letters? (9) RE(DRESS)ES

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  17. My two:
    21D. ATLAS {A}{SALT}*. Def: Book, for example
    25D. ZERO. O = ZERO.

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  18. Entering one more after 1 PM deadline.
    4D: {(-gr)AM}(A)(ZING)

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  19. Posting after 1:00 pm

    22A : Consumes wheat semolina to some extent (4) EATS [T]

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  20. Let me take two though it's past 1 p.m.
    13a Primarily English sour about common currency units (5) E UROS (anag of sour)
    25d Last quarter of this is equal to itself (4) ZERO - the last quarter of zero is 0 which is itself equal to the whole

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  21. My third after 1 PM:
    15A. IGNORING. {I}{G}{N}{O}{RING}

    Doesn't "has" come across as a containment indicator, and hence not very appropriate here?

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    1. When I have a samosa, it goes into my stomach.
      When I have a jolna bag, it is with me by my side, prob hanging from my shoulder.

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    2. Good way to look at it, sir! Thanks.

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  22. 15A- Ignoring- (I)(G)(N)O RING
    Def.- Not taking into account
    One-I, Good-G, Knight- N(?) Two rings- O & ring

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    1. Kosher to have "Ring" as part of clue & answer?

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    2. My Good Sir, IGNORING my previous submission, you have submitted yours (puns intended) :-). Have another go!

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    3. May not be so but may be pardoned by looking at O RING as 0 plus ring, two rings.

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  23. Alt. for 15A done already-
    5D- Tear- one of Tear/tare

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    1. But 'tear' is the answer, isn't it?

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    2. Not homophone, but rhyming?

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    3. 5D is not a homophone. It is a FITB, perhaps.

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    4. It's a first letter acrostic and the W/T for the first letter indicates it could be WEAR or TEAR

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    5. Good spotting there, Sowmya

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  24. 1 Across's numbering of letters as 2/3 worda (11) will make many go cross-eyed and cross!

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    1. Were YOU cross-eyed or cross or both? Tell us, Raju.

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  25. I think the following are yet to go...
    Ac 1 and 23
    Dn 3 and 4

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  26. This crossie is a bit balder but with a lot of dash !! Well done !

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  27. 4D done by Vasanth already.

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  28. 4d grazing (gr)(a)(zing)

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  29. CV@ 2.11- One ball each for either side of Alantic.

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  30. Leaves only 1A for which I have been waiting.

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  31. Ramesh@ 1.37- Vasanth had given it Amazing, but I had it as Grazing. Seems as if 1A will decide which is correct.

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    1. One of those clues that seem right both ways(amazing=wonderful); grazing(=eating grass)

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    2. Vasant is right I think.

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  32. Balderdash has predicted the Euro 2016 results with this one :)

    The crossword has two sets of solutions 1A could be FRANCE GOT IN - In which case ( 1D -FARSI, 2D-ADDRESSES 3D - CHARMS 4D - GRAZING 5D TEAR

    Or 1A - PORTUGAL WIN - In which case (1D - PARSI, 2D REDRESSES 3D UNARMS 4D AMAZING 5D WEAR


    Lots of clues and the title are hints as well

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    1. Great cracking of 1A Sowmya!
      Wow Balderdash :)

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  33. Wow! I had Nitration, Charms and Addresses

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    1. Portugal win does not fit in

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    2. I missed amazing and grazing- terrific indeed

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  34. With NITRATION V's TITRATION, It could be FRANCE GOT IT and PORTUGAL WIN

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    1. FRANCE GET IT (anag of carting feet)

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    2. And (UPATROWLING)* gives PORTUGAL WIN :)
      Good one Balderdash!

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    3. In the excitement at cracking the theme - didn't check the anag fodder properly :)

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  35. Replies
    1. Depends on whether you are supporting Portugal or France KKR:)

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  36. Great one Sowmya for spotting & Balderdash....wow!a la the NYT puzzle predicting the result of Presidential election!

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    1. and the Brexit one from Boatman and the Crew

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    2. Didnt do that one..
      I had written in FB yesterday that Balderdash puzzles are always interesting..But this is just outsatnding..Thanks Balderdash!

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    3. I do hope you find them more interesting than Incognito ...

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    4. 21D beat your proof reader as well

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    5. You cant compare Inc with Bal..
      Incognito is also doing yeoman service by churning out puzzles that will introduce many beginners to the joys of cryptic crosswords

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    6. Re 21D:Chand mein bhi daag hote hain!

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    7. I don't know Hindi, but I can guess the drift: Even on the moon there is a blot or two!

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    8. Unless we write the anagram fodder on paper and scratch the letters to get the intended anagram, mistakes are bound to happen. Or we could use the anagram checking facility in wordsmith.org or other facilities online.
      Never trust the eye.

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    9. I cannot but agree, CV

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    10. Vasant, all INCorporated companies need to make BALance sheets

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  37. 4D* grid fill! Quite a challenge to get the enus/checkers to fit in when the country names are as disparate as FRANCE and PORTUGAL. Well done, Balderdash.

    [*one of the 4Ds, that is]

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    1. Madam, aap hame ghaas Daal rahin hai, kyaa?

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    2. Above is wrt 4d*

      [* one of the 4Ds, that is]

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  38. Thanks for participating and good night folks. Let's see what the morrow brings :) (chuckle, chuckle !)

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    1. So, depending on the winner, grid 1 or 2 is headed in!

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    2. That, of course, Vasant, but my last laugh is about something else .... If tomorrow comes ....

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    3. For the moment, aaj kee raat mere dilkee salaamee le le ...

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    4. Re:Last laugh:subtle hint that tomorrow will be an Incognito puzzle with the Football theme?

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  39. Crossed 100 comments after quite a few days. Good night all

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    1. Thanks for hosting this one. A ......dash of spice can add ...a zing ...

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  40. Viva Portugal !

    To get the mood in Lisboa listen to this wonderful song from Lorna Cordeiro accompanied by some great music from Chris Perry

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dRNdEul4PI

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    1. The first grid headed home! Viva Portugal!
      My 10:58 is true! Thanks for the hint!

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    2. Correction; my 10:56

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  41. Great work Kishore! (since this takes care of both Incognito & Baldedash)
    Goal achieved.

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