Sunday, 28 August 2016

Special, Sunday 28 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
9   Breathe in deeply for a cool slumber (9)
10 Structural engineer born out to rule (5)
11 College athletes know how to adjust to the smallest ticker (8,5)
12 Model in alloy bargained for Dutch trophy (5)
13 Rare species are extremely radical for research (9)
14 He deploys terse team to find mollusks (7)
17 Push-cart, a must, for uptown shopping in Indonesia (7)
19 A conservative gets double back before as complimentary (9)
22 Small hill’s topmost squall (5)
24 Bayonet helped to fix unacceptable behaviour (6,3,4)
26 A projection reversed for a piece of music (5)
27 He is armored to negotiate and go-between (9)

DOWN
1 & 25 Kart he built is the saver (3-3)
2   Humiliated badly when in a bed (6)
3   Strong turbulence uproots North Carolina badly (4-4)
4   “Thank me, yuppy” regularly to practice (4,2)
5   Dancing cobras, i, e. exercising for free oxygen (8)
6   Survey created controversy in stock exchange (6)
7   Omnipotent opts workout to find a measure of comfort (8)
8   Damaged Nissen hut lost direction with the morning frenzy (10)
12 Sly booming organizes proteins (10)
15 Snug tidy construction is ideal for home-working (8)
16 It’s me who arranged the term for decisive action (8)
18 Common people of Brazilian territory are clubbed in bloodbath (8)
20 Kickback in each reversal is affiliated (6)
21 Tired eyelids get top off about surrenders (6)
23 Newcomer tactfully follows the hidden code of silence (6)
25 See 1 DN

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 5

Enjoy.

68 comments:

  1. 10 A: Reign... Sturture = Rig. engineer=en.
    Rig+en=reign=rule

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    1. I took it as (ENGINEER -NEE)*, "structural" as the anagrind, "born out" indicating that NEE to be removed.

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    2. Yes, Geminigaru, Ramki is right in parsing. Sorry, I didn't notice your breakdown earlier.

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  2. 8D) Enthusiasm - n* (nissenhut - n+am) *
    12) Myoglobins*
    15) Studying*

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  3. 22 Small hill’s topmost squall (5)
    Small Hill's=tors.. Top most=m.
    tors+m=storm=Squall

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    1. Small = S
      hill = TOR
      topmost = M
      Squall = {S}{TOR}{M}

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    2. Deepak garu, I thought small hill's as tor's .. Thanks for the anon

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  4. 23d Newcomer tactfully follows the hidden code of silence (6)OMERTA (T)
    21d Tired eyelids get top off about surrenders (6)YEILDS (eyelids-e)*
    15d Snug tidy construction is ideal for home-working (8)STUDYING*

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  5. 5 Dancing cobras, i, e. exercising for free oxygen (8)

    aerobics.
    cobras+i+e=aerobics=exercises for free oxygen( That is what i do regularly in my dreams)

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  6. 14. OYSTERS (T)
    24a BEYOND THE PALE (Bayonet helped)*
    3d. TRUE BLUE (Turbulence - nc)*

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    1. Quite a scientific puzzle :)

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    2. Thanks Srividya.I don't think so. I prefer to shy away from all types of sciences unless the grid compels me.

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  7. 12A : Model in alloy bargained for Dutch trophy MEDAL {ME[-t][+D]AL}
    19A : A conservative gets double back before as complimentary (9) LAUDATORY {LAUD<=}{A}{TORY}
    26A : A projection reversed for a piece of music (5) NONET {NONET<=}

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  8. 9A:HIBERNATE (BREATHE IN)*
    12A:MEDAL ME(-T+D)AL
    4D:TAKE UP ThAnK mE yUpPy

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    1. Thanks Vasant. I guess you will be taking one more for medal!

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  9. Making up for 12 A answered by MB
    1 & 25 D: THE...
    Leaving the second part as these are two clues

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    1. Oh, I must say it was an intelligent move!

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  10. My first attempt Koteswara garu.Next time i shall put them under one post...

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  11. 6D: BROWSE {B{ROW}SE}
    2D: ABASED {A B{AS}ED}

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  12. Superb Puzzle KKR..Loved the long ones 11A & 24A..the proteins took a long time..7D was nice..17 A well disguised...Thanks KKR

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    1. Thanks Vasant. I am happy that you liked it.

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  13. 13A - PRICELESS {SPECIES+R(-adica)L}*
    27A - MODERATOR {ARMORED+TO}*
    7D - OINTMENT OMNI(-po)TENT*

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  14. Off Topic
    Technolgy! On Sundays I generally do the Sunday Times puzzle..try as I might i couldnt access the TOI site through my lap top..luckily my sister rang up from Chennai at that time..asked her to take a snap of the puzzle & send the image over in whatsapp..she did..i trasferred the image from my cell to lap top & could solve the puzzle..

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  15. 18 D MASSACRE ( MASS - common people, no clear anno for ACRE ( is it ARE around C lubbed? ) def : bloodbath

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    1. I think 'mass' and 'acre' are clubbed together.

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    2. Mrs. LV, your answer is right. But needs proper annotation.

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    3. ...because I couldn't account for 'acre' it being a Brazilian territory. See comments by Raghu and Padmanabhan posts @ 1:15 and 1:16 pm

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  16. A delightful puzzle matching with the answer 13A! Happy solve. Thanks, KKR, for the Sunday treat!

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  17. 16D- Showtime- (Its me who)*

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  18. 25D- Ark- Saviour- Noah's Ark
    (Kart he)*- The Ark.
    Thanks for the half left over by Vasant.

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  19. Most enjoyable solve. Thanks KKR for the nice time.
    Wish I had not been late.

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    1. I was wondering why you were missing as you confirmed in TH Sunday blog.

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    2. Got delayed in some morning routines- a bad miss. Anyway I made up my quota.

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  20. My third and last-
    11A- Skeleton watch- (C athletes know)*- C from College
    Def.-Smallest ticker

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  21. I think I got 20D, but I am not sure of parsing. Also, have completed my quota.
    Curious & waiting.

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  22. Got it and it is a pretty clever one- nicely done.

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  23. 18D Anno is incomplete. Can anyone subscribe thoughts?

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    1. I think of and are clubbed are redundant?

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    2. I don't think so, Ajeesh. It is difficult to draft a clue without proper linkages. In my view, it will like expecting a sentence without propositions, nouns and verbs!
      In this clue, "OF" is the inseparable connector between the two parts and "Clubbed in" is the indicator to join them.

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    3. I'd support Ajeesh. Of, for are not valid connectors between the fodder.

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    4. Though clubbed together is redundant it is OK I think but not 'of'. It doesn't work in cryptic grammar. You may have to look for a different surface.
      BTW Nice crossword. Danke

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  24. Acre is a state in Brazil

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  25. Acre is a territory in Brazil- " Acre (Brazilian Portuguese: [ˈakɾi]) is a state located in the northern region of Brazil"- as per wiki.
    So,
    Mass- common people
    Acre- Brazilian territory
    Clubbed together gives Massacre or bloodbath.

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  26. 20D A{GNAT<--}E<-- kick = tang, each = ea

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    1. Thanks Satyen Nabar for picking the last one!

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  27. Thanks to you all for your interest and support.
    Thanks to Col, in particular.

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  28. Thanks Ajeesh and Raghu for your views. Can you redraft the clue for my understanding?

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    1. Common people near Brazilian territory are clubbed in bloodbath(8)

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    2. Thanks Ramesh, it is better than my creation.

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    3. @KKR sir I was not sure of the anno, though I got the answer.
      @Ramesh is " are clubbed " necessary ? Since common people near Brazilian territory leads to MASS ACRE .

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    4. Needed for surface & does not interfere in the cryptic reading

      Here is the cryptic reading I had in mind
      Common people= Mass
      Near = Positional indicator
      Brazilian Territory = Acre
      are clubbed in (Mass placed near Acre & joined together)
      BloodBath=Defn=Massacre

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  29. Thanks, KKR Gaaru. Sorry, I couldn't participate earlier as our Residents Assn's AGM was on from 10 am and I could come back only now after 1730 hrs. Missed out on all the fun ! There was a full blown electiion for the EC and the voting results are yer to be announced . Enjoyed this crossie with unusual words like MYOGLOBINS & OMERTA and SKELETON WATCH to be added to my glossary. I will now go through the various comments.

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    1. Thanks Rajugaru. Your residents' association seems to be taking the elections very seriously. Normally, people hate to take positions in them as they feel it is not important and extra burden on them.

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  30. Thanks for the enjoyable puzzle. I had only one fly in the OINTMENT.

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