Sunday, 24 July 2016

Special, Sunday 24 Jul 2016, Dr Satyen Nabar


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


ACROSS
1   Dad’s predicament at high class type of party (6)
4   Married creep seeks lover (7)
8   What most women desire -- ability to acquire Rolls Royce (2, 5)
9   Rebel side about to plunder and strip (7)
11 Sponsor receiving zero income approximately (4, 2, 4)
12 Dupe woman aboard vessel (4)
13 Jumps around England? They might be high (5)
14 Discuss work with gossips at party (4, 4)
16 Cheerful Joker, a genius traps Batman finally (8)
18 Give top dollar; take first puff, dislike drug (5)
20 Too content to reveal solution (4)
21/21D Cohib? (5, 3, 2, 5)
23 Experience lower energy (7)
24 Nauseous initially after eating terribly harmful substance (7)
25 Loan-sharks are more reliable in America (7)
26 Vatican endorses gestures of peace (1-5)

DOWN
1   Mean to endlessly offend community (5)
2   High on liquor to make it more interesting (5, 2)
3   Bad actor gets rejected, airs his endless woes, becomes spiritual leader (9)
5   Strike force will manage campaign (5)
6   Bursts in suddenly and flares up, I hear (7)
7   Freedom to move barge back to dock (5, 4)
10 Chattered away to unnerve professor (7, 2)
13 Captions leading to furrows on brow (9)
15 Immoral objects-- they need to be tied up (5, 4)
17 Excessive sentimentality for beloved leads to musical aptitude (4, 3)
19 Getting accustomed to trendy university gang (7)
21 See 21 Across
22 Wants massages, I hear (5)

Across Lite Version can be accessed at Dr SN 7

Enjoy.

41 comments:

  1. 22d Wants massages, I hear (5)NEEDS (~KNEADS)
    13D Captions leading to furrows on brow (9)HEAD LINES
    23D Experience lower energy (7)UNDER GO

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  2. 24 Nauseous initially after eating terribly harmful substance (7) (ANTIGE*)(N)
    DOWN
    10 Chattered away to unnerve professor (7, 2) (RAMBLE)(D ON)
    15 Immoral objects-- they need to be tied up (5, 4) (LOOSE) (ENDS)

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  3. 13A: HOP(E)S
    16A: SANGUINE: (-batma)N inside (A GENIUS)*
    20A: ALSO (T)

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  4. 21A CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR
    26A U(SURER)S
    19D IN/U/RING

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    1. I am not getting 21 A. Can you throw some more light?

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    2. COHIBA is a cigar brand.
      So, cohib is CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR (CD)

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    3. Typo. It is 25A, not 26A

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  5. 3Dn Bad actor gets rejected, airs his endless woes, becomes spiritual leader (9) MAHARISHI {MAH<==}{AIRS HI(-S)*
    17Dn Excessive sentimentality for beloved leads to musical aptitude (4, 3) GOOD EAR {GOO D}{EAR}
    25Ac Loan-sharks are more reliable in America (7) USURERS {U(SURER)S}

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    1. 3Dn Anno : {MAH<==}{AIRS HI(-S)}*

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    2. 14 across: TALK SHOP- Discuss work = talk shop== Gossip at party

      9 Across: DESPOIL- anagram of side and lop(strip)-- plunder to despoil

      23 Across: UNDERGO-- lower- under energy- GO + experience

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    3. 14 A (TALKS)+ (HOP) Gossips = talks, party = hop

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    4. To correct myself: 9 Across: DISROBE-- side and Rob angram: To strip.

      Thanks, Doc: I'd have caught up as I went along ! I hurried up slowly !!

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    5. (SIDE)* around ROB = plunder

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    6. 9A SIDE* around ROB = {DIS(ROB)E*}
      REBEL - AnagrInd

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  6. 18 AC - O(-d+P)IUM
    26 AC - V-SIGNS
    7 DN - (ELBOW)-barge ROOM<

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  7. Lovely Puzzle once again from the Dr. Loved 1A,8A,11A, 2D, 7D et al. The obvious COD is 21A & D.
    Great Work!

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    1. Thanks Vasant... happy you enjoyed :)

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  8. 4 Across: ADMIRER- Lover: anagram of ADMIRER- Making up for 23 across: done by Ram first ! Are all MARRIED men Admirers of their wives? I am !

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  9. An excellent Pile up of compilation ! Thanks Doc. I always enjoy your chllenges !

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  10. Thanks Raju... always a pleasure to read your comments! :)

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  11. Replacing 25Ac done by Venkatesh

    1Ac Dad’s predicament at high class type of party (6) PAJAMA {PA}{JAM}{A}

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  12. Remaining
    Across: 1, 8, 11, 12
    Down: 1, 2, 5 & 6

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  13. Fantastic puzzle, Doc! NE corner steals the show. Superb cluing. Thoroughly enjoyed solving it. Thanks. :)

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    1. Thanks Mukundala... really glad you had fun! :)

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  14. 1a PA JAM A
    11A GIVE,(O)R TAKE
    12A PA(W)N

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  15. 5D DRIVE (DD)
    6D IRRUPTS (DD)
    18A OPIUM {O(-d)(+p)ium}

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  16. 5D DRIVE is MD (all 5 words mean drive)

    6D IRRUPTS (~erupts)

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  17. 8a Mr. Right {M{RR}IGHT}
    1D PARSI {PAR}{SIn}
    2d JUICE UP (DD)

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  18. Thanks all! Have a great Sunday:)

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