Sunday, 21 August 2016

Special, Sunday 21 Aug 2016, Raju Umamaheswar


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


ACROSS
1    Fat of the sea (7)
5    Crank-  Blurb fair (6)
11 The accountant takes in the king for the memorial stone (5)
12 Invite two and say: see you -------- (4,5)
13 Follows a route (4,1,4)
14 Iranian loses the article for this currency (5)
15 Container with or without potassium (4)
17 A sycophant does this in social cirlcles (7)
21 Hang on, hence return for the termination (7)
22 If it is true, it is a film with courage (4)
26 Stranded car? viz; do this (3,2)
27 Almost  negotiated a poetic trade (9)
29 Without this it is a fake note (9)
30 Setter says he has two feet almost (5)
31 Sounds a stern deed to steer  (6)
32 A stern-faced pro does this face (7)    

DOWN
2    Glibly in ground  in situ (5)
3    East or West, this state is still in the east.(6)
4    A measure to cook to enrage (6)
6    Donate and in France, explode (8)
7    Strategies are------- (4,2,3)
8    Skull- digger used by a phrenologist (6)
9    Not hard to get this station for speed (7)
10 C2H4O (7)
16 Pooh pooh and throw this to discourage (4,5)
18 Coteries with specialized knowledge (8)
19 Chief queen tumbled and got ambushed (2,1,4)
20 Con the article! (5,2)
23 Oiled and lit up! (6)
24 Does he stink more in the army? (6)
25 ---- is the message ! So said McLuhan! (6)
28. Total the account for this flowering plant (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAJU 5

Enjoy.

63 comments:

  1. 28d SUM AC
    25d MEDIUM (IS THE MESSAGE) FIB
    11A CA I(R)N

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  2. 1A BLUBBER. CD
    5A {AD}{JUST}
    21A {CL {SO<=} ING}

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  3. 30A:(I)(AM)(BI)
    32A:(GRIM)(ACE)
    18D:ESOTERIC(COTERIES)*

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  4. 18D Coteries with specialized knowledge (8) esoteric - coteries anagram

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  5. 6 D explode, detonate donate +et (and in French ) anagrind

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    1. Explode on double duty? (as Anind)

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  6. 14A- Naira- Iranian-an= Currency

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    1. There is a mistake in the fodder IRANIAN - AN leaves IRANI so you cannot get NAIRA. ANind is also missing

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    2. Yes Col. You are right. Let me check.

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    3. I am not able to find any other currency to fit.

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    4. Your answer is correct. The mistake is in the clue

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  7. 14AC NAIRA(-an)*
    3D BENGAL CD
    4D EN FLAME

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  8. Compensating for the repeat:
    16DN COLD WATER CD

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    1. Take a look at 4D. It is a 6 letter word.

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  9. Thanks Padmanabhan,
    First time solving on Acrosslite with a confused mind.
    4D EM BOIL

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  10. Once you are accustomed it is so easy, except when it jumps letters filled in already.

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    1. I am still trying to get used to this. Especially, the jumping part, I need to be careful.
      Thanks again.

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  11. IXL2016 has been announced. The launch is tentatively on September 11, a Sunday, in New Delhi. The tentative date for the Grand Finale is December 25, at Bengaluru. The registration begins on August 25, 2016. Here is for a great competition and wishing happy solving!

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    1. Thanks for the news about the greatest event. May the best team win!

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    2. No team here KKR, it's for individuals

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    3. Sorry, I forgot about this point.

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  12. Across
    15 Container with or without potassium (4) SAC[K]
    29 Without this it is a fake note (9) WATERMARK [E]
    31 Sounds a stern deed to steer (6) ~dire act DIRECT

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  13. 22a. Grit (ref to True Grit movie)
    24d. Ranker (stink and army ref)
    24a. Tra versed

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  14. Yet to be solved
    ACROSS - 12, 13, 17
    DOWN - 7, 8, 9, 10, 19, 20, 23

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  15. 9D ECSTASY E(CST)ASY
    19D IN A TRAP (PATRANI)*

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  16. am giving up..the setters logic is sorta beyond me :) hope someone solves the rest.. will look see and learn..

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  17. Quiet tough..but persevered to complete..tougher because of a few errors, a few CDs & FITBs...as the setter would say a cranium cruncher all the way

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  18. 10D:seems an error..Raju can conform..perhaps later

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    1. The word clued in is IUPAC name for Vinyl alcohol, and is not to be confused with drinking alcohol (used in alcoholic beverages) and also as rocket fuel.

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    2. Right..that part I got..but seems an error in spelling

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    3. Yeah..now I got it..

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    4. From wikipaedia

      C2H4O may refer to:

      Compounds sharing the molecular formula:

      Acetaldehyde (Ethanal)
      Ethenol (Vinyl alcohol)
      Ethylene oxide (Epoxyethane, oxirane)

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  19. 13A Follows a route (4,1,4) TAGS A LINE
    7D Strategies are------- (4,2,3) USED IN WAR
    20D Con the article! (5,2) STUDY IT

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  20. 20D is supposed to be a CD?
    I can't imagine getting Patrani from 'pattahu rani' leaving aside the language part.
    If 13A is right, Vasant is right about 10D. Of course Raghu can confirm the formula.

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    1. You have to first guess the chemical compound & then get its IUPAC name to get the answer..quite roundabout

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    2. Paddy Chemistry is long forgotten

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  21. Regulars are missing.MB, Ramesh,Suresh,Sandhya.

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  22. 10D - ETHENOL [GK]
    8D - TREPAN [GK]
    12A - BOTH THERE [FITB]

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  23. Col.
    Problem with 10D is that the selling is given as 'Ethanol', with a A and not E. This crossing does not fit 13A- 'Tags a line'.

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  24. 23D- With available crossings it should be
    -T-W-D.
    I could only fit in 'Stowed', giving meanings of saved, packed,stored,hidden, concealed etc. None of this would fit either oiled or Lit up'.

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    1. STEWED as DD fits better. But the clue then may be "Boiled and lit up"

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  26. Where is the special setter??

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  27. I have seen that ETHANOL is also spelt as ETHENOL .

    STEWED : I have seen PG Wodehouse using this for one of his characters getting drunk-- synonyms-- lit up and pickled , oliled etc.

    SRIVIDYA: Precisely ! The setter's logic has to be tracked ! That'e the whole idea !

    CST is an abbreviation for Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in Bombay aka Victoria Terminus. Gita got it right .

    Patrani is a bit way out, I agree ! Gita got it right again !

    Thanks for your comments and thanks Col for posting my crossie and your comments before publishing.

    For any errors, I may be pardoned as I was working on two simultaneous grids an got a bit mixed up. Bear with me, friends !

    Compiling is not my forte', I confess !

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  28. 6 D explode, detonate donate +et (and in French ) anagrind

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  29. 18D Coteries with specialized knowledge (8) esoteric - coteries anagram

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  30. "For any errors, I may be pardoned as I was working on two simultaneous grids and got a bit mixed up. Bear with me, friends."

    No problem. We look forward to your other puzzle.

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    1. CV: Did you attempt it? Thanks for everyone's forbearance !!

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  31. CV: Thanks to you and others for bearing with me ! Did you try solving it?

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