Sunday, 14 August 2016

Special, Sunday 14 Aug 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    Race to acquire husband who's decent (6)
4    Careless boy is agile (6)
8    Examined when conscious (7)
9    Fully understands to lower crime (5,2)
11 Limited amount of money but it could secure a trainer (10)
12 Produced food, I hear (4)
13 Torment England in defeat (5)
14 Spiteful women going around in the raw at floor shows (8)
16 Lap dance time with model on stage (8)
18 Girl gets drunk, takes top off for traveller (5)
20 Murders to compensate for elimination of alien (4)
21 Uncertain on flight (2,2,3,3)
23 Seedy Indian leader to largely specify what’s banned (7)
24 Herb’s worry at fancy pub? (7)
25 Kohli opening in times past got runs --- but not off this? (6)
26 Have confidence in poor young loner (4,2)

DOWN
1/3 Impossible situation to get both teams out (5,6-3)
2    What female viper might perhaps be called at lecture (7)
3    See 1
5    Concealing? Don’t be dishonest (5)
6    Setback for one with stake on exotic cocktail joint (4,3)
7    Wrong about depression at the end of May, so it seems (9)
10 Nightclub at first may well perturb (9)
13 Ominously package is crammed with money finally (9)
15 Delivery secures wicket at the end of game but it's of little importance (9)
17 One taken in by examiner becomes more quarrelsome (7)
19 It’s moralistic to snoop around every individual (7)
21 Couple to marry (5)
22 Outlines biography of revolutionary Norwegian playwright (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 8.

Enjoy.

42 comments:

  1. 1AC C(H)ASTE
    1DN AND 3 DN: CATCH TWENTY TWO CD

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  2. 7 down: EVIDENTLY- EVI_DENT_LY (Evil+DENT +Y)

    12 across: BRED _ BREAD( Food) produced + Bred

    14 cross: CABARETS _spiteful women- Cats- in the raw + Bare_ Cabarets+ Floor shows

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  3. 11A: SHOESTRING (DD + CD)
    25A: YORKER {YOR{K}E+R}
    2D: ADDRESS (hp of ADDERESS - female snake :) )

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  4. 13A: BES(E)T
    13D:(BALE)(FULL)(Y)
    16A:(PLA)*(T)(FORM)

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  5. ACROSS
    8 Examined when conscious (7) STUDIED (CD)
    20 Murders to compensate for elimination of alien (4) OFFS[-et]

    DOWN
    13 Ominously package is crammed with money finally (9) (BALE)(FULL)(Y)

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  6. 8A STUDIED is DD Both examined and conscious mean studied

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  7. Ha ! What an exhilaration I feel on completing this puzzle ! Absolutely out of this world clues- Dr Satyen Nabar- No bar in truly blessing you !

    I can now get on with my Sunday.

    21 across reminded me of our good old Air India !

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    1. Tx Raju... your comments are always greatly anticipated and appreciated :)

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  8. 21A - UP IN THE AIR [DD]
    21D - UNITE [DD]
    22D - IBSEN [T<=]

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  9. replacement for 13D:
    18Ac Girl / gets drunk, takes top off // for traveller (5) {G}{[-t]IPSY}

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  10. Dr. taking a trip to dance floors & pubs(10D, 6D, 14A) in this humdinger of a puzzle.
    Lovely wordplay..a bit tough especially the NE corner..but highly enjoyable

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    1. Thanks Vasant... glad you enjoyed partying :)

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  11. Where's everybody? I'd hate to see this puzzle being ignored for ANY reason ! C'mon, guys ! go for the remaining ones !

    ADDRESS took me back to a clue I had devised on a puzzle that I'm working on . BOLSTER for Mrs ___________ !(8)

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    1. C'est tres Bon ! but true ! So easy, eh?

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    2. I was intending to use Mrs Ram and throw a red herring !

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  12. I feel great to have solved it. Thanks Dr.

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  13. I'm honoured... thanks Koteswara :)

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  14. Looks like everyone's sleeping after watching the Rio Olympics at night

    Still remaining

    ACROSS - 4, 9, 23, 24

    DOWN - 5, 6, 10, 15, 17, 19

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    1. :) Surprised to see so many clues unsolved. Waiting for me ? :)

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  15. 23 Seedy Indian leader to largely specify what’s banned (7) ILLICIT ( ILL-seedy, I- Indian, CIT- CITe largely specify )
    26 A Have confidence in poor young loner (4,2) RELY ON (yloner * ,def : have confidence )
    17 D One taken in by examiner becomes more quarrelsome (7) TESTIER ( I inside TESTER , DEF : more quarrelsome )

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  16. Notables like Padmanabhan and MB are missing? Not able to make presence today?

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    1. Got stuck in Miryalaguda in connection with Krishna Pushkaralu. Have no facility for downloading the grid. Can't cold solve the remaining clues!

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  17. 5DN : CONCEALING?DONT BE DISHONEST= SHADY
    Hi All,
    I have just started and it is my maiden experience....
    Let me know where i stand w.r.t. SHADY as answer

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    1. Think harder, Gemini .solve, 4, 9 & 11 across.

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    2. Is SHADY as answer , correct, Raju ?

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    3. Yes. I got it now..

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  18. 4A B LITHE
    6D TIKI BAR (kit< I BAR)
    9A SINKS IN (sink sin)

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  19. Tiki Bar is not for Aaloo Tiki but very rummy -- like mother and sister ! Mai tai !

    Hits you high like a horse on fire in his backside !

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  20. Gemini : BLITHE TIKI BAR & SHOESTRING are already solved, so try now !

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  21. Welcome to the Blog, Gemini ! You'll get hooked by and by ! Perserverence and lateral thinking out of the box is the key !

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  22. Last 5

    ACROSS - 24

    DOWN - 5, 10, 15, 19

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  23. 5D:LYING (DD)
    10D: (DISCO)(M)(FIT)
    15D: {BA(GATE)LL)(E)
    19D: PR(EACH)Y
    Leave it to others to get 24A (not getting anno) as leaving to watch movie

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  24. 5D is (-be)LYING, concealing = belying, dont be = -be,
    dishonest = lying

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  25. 24A ALECOST (name of a herb) Worry at fancy pub? Ale cost (cost of ale)

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  26. Tx Col. Gopinath et al... have a great extended weekend holiday!

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  27. Sorry i missed this yesterday.. rather enjoyable xword :)

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