Sunday, 7 August 2016

Special, Sunday 07 Aug 2016, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
1   Salesmen roaming in disguise (8)
5   Waif families are back in criminal syndicates (6)
10 Omit Tuesday shortly for period of rest (4-3)
11 50% of Kronor hillfolk was allocated to county (7)
12 Radioisotope Element drops farthest planet and comes to closest of Jupiter’s moons (6)
13 Torsten Ralf rescored music in the cool air (8)
15 It goes along with eye for fastening clothes (4)
16 Hebrew lush is tipsy and needs device for polishing (10)
18 They use toes and heels for rhythmic performance (3-7)
20 Proceed upside down in search of potato (4)
23 They care less for their legal rights (3-5)
24 Unlace and check the balance (6)
26 Ignore a bad period of cultural development (4,3)
27 Gold to get prompt device to the assistance of newsreaders (7)
28 African money in the hands of Greek goddess? Yes, madam (6)
29 Sluggish deer and shortened insect (8)

DOWN
1   Distant thing now to order, nevertheless (15)
2   Monotreme excludes yellow and set as an event-reminder (7)
3   Behold, endorsement raised for research (4-2)
4   Quit a shameful retrograde practice of ancient Indian times (4)
6   Inward artist portrays a visionary (3-5)
7   Means of flirtation used by London Stock Exchange, perhaps (7)
8   Gentlewoman around deck assemble in recognition (15)
9   Type measure about rankholder’s deception is set as stockade (9)
14 Ricer goes hurriedly to supermarkets (9)
17 Buy furniture and that’s oddly what you need for your headgear to rest (8)
19 She unsealed imp and/or affliction (7)
21 Backrest champion with a remedy (7)
22 Go gaga right movement for the commoners (6)
25 Floater made from British flying power model (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 4

Enjoy.

72 comments:

  1. DOWN
    1 Distant thing now to order, nevertheless (15) NOTWITHSTANDING*
    2 Monotreme excludes yellow and set as an event-reminder (7) MEMENTO*[-or]

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    1. 8 Gentlewoman around deck assemble in recognition (15) ACKNOWLEDGEMENT*

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  2. 1D: NOTWITHSTANDING (DISTANT THING NOW)*
    2D: MEMENTO { MONOTREME (-OR)}*
    3D: (LO)(OK)(UP)

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    1. Making up for 1D & 2D answered by NR;
      1A: NAMELESS (SALESMEN)*
      4D; SATI T<

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  3. 4 down: SATI <- (REVERSE CONTAINER)

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  4. 16a Hebrew lush is tipsy and needs device for polishing (10)BRUSHWHEEL
    14 Ricer goes hurriedly to supermarkets (9)GROCERIES*

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  5. 15 across: HOOK-partner for eye - tailoring term- HOOK & EYE
    18 acrosss: TAP DANCERS- dancing term
    19 down: PANDORA- IMpandora- fictional character= pandora inside impandOra

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  6. 21d Backrest champion with a remedy (7)PAN ACE A (NAP is back rest)

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  7. Making up for 4D answered by CGB:
    29A: (STAG)(aNd)(ANT)

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  8. 5A : Waif families are back in criminal syndicates (6) MAFFIA <==
    10A : Omit Tuesday shortly for period of rest (4-3) TIME OUT {OMIT TUE}*
    26A : Ignore a bad period of cultural development (4,3) IRON AGE {IGNORE A}*

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  9. 11a 50% of kroNOR hillFOLK was allocated to county (7) NORFOLK

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  10. 25d Floater made from British flying power model (4) RAF+T(model) RAFT

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  11. Fairly Krackable from KKR ! Acouple of new words to an=dd to my crossword glossary and a new spell for Criminal gang ! What do we call the political gangs in India? COWFIA ? Koti thanks to Koteswar aka kkr

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    1. Thanks and koti pranaam Raju.
      I think we can call the political gangs as LOW-FIA

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  12. 29a Sluggish deer and shortened insect (8)STAG 'N' ANT
    substituting GROCERIES

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  13. 1a NAMELESS (Salesmen)*

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  14. 12A IONIUM {IO}+{PLUTONIUM-(PLUTO)}
    7D FOOTSIE (DD). A slang term for the Financial Times Actuaries 100 index (FTSE 100).

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  15. 13a ALFRESCO (T)
    27A AUTOCUE {AU}{TO}{CUE}
    3D LOOK UP {LO}{ok}{up}

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    1. for 3d
      6D AIR DRAWN {inward+ar}*

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  16. 20A- T- Spud- procee(D UPS)ide down =<

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  17. 7D- Footsie DD
    Footsie is a means of flirtation of touching feet under the table and
    (Stock Exchange) an informal name for Financial Times Stock Exchange 100 Index

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  18. Replacement for 7D already done-
    22 D-Ragtag- Def. - commoners- {gaga rt)*

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  19. YET TO BE SOLVED

    ACROSS : 24 & 28.

    DOWN : 9 & 17.

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  20. 17d Buy furniture and that’s oddly what you need for your headgear to rest (8) HATSTAND - anag. and that's

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  21. 4 Quit a shameful retrograde practice of ancient Indian times (4)

    Rev hidden, OK. 'retrogade' may be a rev ind, OK. But what is the ind for hidden or telescopic?

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    1. Agreed CV Sir, in as much as the clue gave enough ind by way of "Shameful practice of ancient Indian times", I felt no other ind is further required.

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  22. 17d def - OK. Anag fodder - OK. But 'Buy' seems to be what our Ramesh would call and highlight as 'extraneous'.

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    1. Agreed Sir. I will buy that argument, though its non-appearance would make this meaningless in the given format.

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  23. Paddy to note! Now that 17Dn is HATSTAND solved by CV Sir, I think you need to change 23Ac NON HEIRS to sometthing else!

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  24. In view of 17D, 23A needs to be corrected

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  25. MB'Is MAFFIA correct? I thought it's spelled mafia. I may have come across it in Mario Puzo's book The Godfather. PL clarify.

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    1. Noun 1. Maffia - a crime syndicate in the United StatesMaffia - a crime syndicate in the United States; organized in families; believed to have important relations to the Sicilian Mafia

      http://www.thefreedictionary.com/maffia

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    2. Maffia was a secret organisation during the Great War see MAFFIA

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  26. 9 Type measure about rankholder’s deception is set as stockade (9) ENCLOSURE
    At this moment nno defies me beyoond EN C

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    1. It could be {EN}{COL+RUSE}*....set as anind I think.

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    2. Agree. My idea was about as anind for rankholder COL and is set another anind for deception.

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    3. Oh! Double dhamaka anind there!!

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    4. Isn't COL then an indirect anagram?

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    5. Yes sir, but it was small indirect anagram nevertheless tempting for me to invoke.

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  27. 24ac LAUNCE?
    Not sure of the answer. Nor can I get any anno for this.

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    1. As per Chambers Online dictionary:
      launce (noun) = A balance

      derived from anagram of UNLACE
      anind is check and the balance is def.

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    2. 'launce' is defined as a fish, also called 'sand ballance'.
      I am curious as to where you saw this sense of 'balance'.

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  28. Could 23 A be 'Non users'? I am not sure of the anno.

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    1. You are right Padmanabhan. It is a cryptic definition and the entire sentence is anno.

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  29. Free dic. gives the meaning of launce as a fish. Does not fit in here.

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  30. Last two standing 23A and 28A

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  31. The on line chambers that I use gives the meaning as silvery fish- same as Free dic.

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    1. It's there in the print edition

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    2. I haven't checked my print edition. KKR says above he saw it online. Where, I wonder. Maybe he has an app of the 13th edn of the real Chambers. As of now I haven't got any online support.

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    3. I too didn't see it in the online link of Chambers that I have. Buy found it in my print edition

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  32. I apologize to all of you for not being able to actively participate in today's discussions as I was away on a family function from 3.00 AM till 16.00 Hrs.

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    1. No problem. After all, there is Life beyond crosswords!

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    2. Thanks Vasi sir for your understanding.

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  33. Last one yet to be solved.

    Across : 28

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    1. I am sure you had finished AC 28 too. Conclude it.

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    2. I go for GRANDY {G}{RAND}{Y} but am not sure about the answer and anno!

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    3. You are almost there in giving finishing touch.
      The answer is:
      G(RAND)E
      Free Dictionary takes you to Grande Dame which means elderly woman.

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    4. Well, actually it was a toss-up btn Grande and Grandy! And I went for the latter! Anyway thanks, KKR. :)

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  34. Overall an enjoyable crossie! Liked well camouflaged T clue 13Ac "ALFRESCO" and 29Ac STAGNANT for its clever surface reading. Thanks KKR. :)

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  35. Thanks to you all for showing interest in solving my contribution.

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  36. Thanks KKR for helping to keep the Sunday Specials going

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    1. Thanks Deepak, in fact it is a privilege.

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  37. Missed out on the discussion in latter part..had a siesta & then went out for a drive
    Lovely puzzle KKR..loved the clues all round..

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  38. Had serious troubles with all three browsers today as well as dictionaries on my laptop. Coming here thro Apple iPad

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