Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Special, Tuesday 16 Aug 2016, Sadhya


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

THROUGH THE WEEK


ACROSS
6   Ruler in strange part of Greco-Roman church (7)
7   Cleric loses head destroying archaeological find (5)
9   Figurine, railway official's small figurine (9)
10 Petty officer starts boasting of some useless navies (5)
12 Work with puzzle maker - no senior - in washing, dressing, etc. (8)
14 Gain entry into X and Y, say (6)
16 Each writhes in pain (4)
18 Its impression may be a mark of illiteracy (5)
19 Insignificant lake (4)
20 Dress up fool to go ahead of the ambassador (6)
21 Beat salt with dupe played out (8)
24 French account - not big - is an unnecessary extra (5)
26 Showy display with a grim hairdo (9)
29 Queen's out of bed, beginning to burst forth (5)
30 Unceasing French summer network's resistance recalled (7)

DOWN
1   Payment for part of a serial? (10)
2   Set right the fan? (6)
3   Talk food? (4)
4   With 'vest' this garment will be most audacious! (3)
5   Muse of learner, one in company (4)
6   Catchphrase of man - man with palindromic name (5)
8   Credit to employer going over one squad car (7)
11 Hairstylist has no hesitation in making cutting remark (4)
13 Fit to have pique squashed (5)
15 Direct worker to be one in charge? (10)
17 Water gives you none of this measure (7)
18 Bound by ocean phenomenon, we're told (4)
22 Rebuked son to leave and drank (6)
23 20+3 or 26-3: sign that may be placed at the beginning (5)
25 Sway doesn’t start of the ill-mannered one (4)
27 Order to marry and be outstanding (4)
28 Part of nasty or stylish enclosure (3)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SADHYA 2

Enjoy
SOLUTION GRID

48 comments:

  1. 28d STY (T)
    27d O WED
    18d TIED (~tide)

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  2. 16A: ACHE (EACH)*
    18A: THUMB (CD)
    13D: EQUIP (PIQUE)*

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  3. AC 9 Figurine, railway official's small figurine (9)STATUE TTE
    AC 18 Its impression may be a mark of illiteracy (5)THUMB CD
    DN 3 Talk food? (4)CHAT DD

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  4. 1 D Payment for part of a serial? (10) INSTALMENT (DD)

    8 D Credit to employer going over one squad car (7) CRUISER ( CR U ISER , DEF: squad car)

    11 D Hairstylist has no hesitation in making cutting remark (4) BARB ( BARB -ER def: making cutting remark)

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  5. ACROSS
    6 Ruler in strange part of Greco-Roman church (7) (MONAR*)(CH)
    30 Unceasing French summer network's resistance recalled (7) (ETE)(R)(NAL<=)

    DOWN
    1 Payment for part of a serial? (10) INSTALMENT (DD)

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    1. replacement for 1 Dn
      15 Direct worker to be one in charge? (10) (COMMAND)(ANT)

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  6. I suggest that as this special appears today because there is no THC, if there is any duplicate among the three answers entered by anyone of us, let us leave it as it is without taking another to 'compensate' for duplicate.
    Let three clues taken be three clues taken.
    This helps new setters to gauge how their work is received.

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  7. 7A-Relic- (Cleric-C)*
    19A- Mere- DD
    21A- Pulsated- (Salt+ Dupe)*- Def.-Beat

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  8. 12A Work with puzzle maker - no senior - in washing, dressing, etc. (8) {TOIL}{(-s)ETTE(-r)}
    26A Showy display with a grim hairdo (9){POMP}{A}{DOUR}
    6D Catchphrase of man - man with palindromic name (5){M}{->OTTO<-}

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  9. Kicking myself for trying to work out a palindrome starting with M!
    No wonder I missed 12A also. Thank you SP.
    Now I am doubtful about 10A only.

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  10. 17d Calorie (cd)
    24a Frill Fr (-b)ill
    29a Erupt Er Up t(-o)

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  11. 20A - CLOTHE {CLOT}{HE}
    4D - BRA BRA(-vest)
    22D - LAPPED (-s)LAPPED

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  12. 10a Petty officer starts boasting of some useless navies (5) BOSUN (initial letters from boasting onwards)
    14a Gain entry into X and Y, say (6) ACCESS (axes homophone)
    2d Set right the fan? (6) ORIENT (dd, as in the fan company)

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    1. 2D:That was my point!The clue would be ok in a say brand crossword but here?

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    2. Why shouldn't brand names appear in a crossword that doesn't brand itself as such?

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    3. Thought it wasnt fair..Many might know Orient as a fan brand..but then as everyone seems to have got the answer...my objections seems trivial

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    4. Read many might NOT know

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    5. I don't think so. Orient fan is as old as me. I remember from my childhood about our Orient table fan which used to work very well. It lasted till I was 30!

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  13. 28d the surface seems to make sense but in a hidden clue, the answer must not be too patent. Ideally the letter string must be spread over two or more words. It must begin at the end of a word or end in part of a word. Setters learn these things from observation during or by experience of solving or by reading manuals.

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  14. Is there any other example of a clue where the letter string is telescopic in two folders? Of course, here the letter string is not exactly telescopic running over multiple words. Besides, the devicei must be used for lengthy words.

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    1. Brave librarian had adequate support (3)

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  15. Raju, how come there are no comments from you on the absence of a CW in the paper? Anyway, there are three left here for you to solve

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  16. Old English essayist, without a bit of elegance, in a new beachwear (7)
    Answer may be found in a news report in ToI, Chennai edn, page 11

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  17. 5D: CLIO; {C(LI)O} ; Defn: Muse
    23D: EQUAL ; CD or DD ( not very sure of this)
    25D: LOUT ; (-c)LOUT ; Defn: ill mannered one

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  18. Thanks to Sadhya for the Holiday special

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  19. Sorry, Col, I clean forgot , despite your alert yesterday that there could be a Special today. Thanks CV for your alert by email- it woke me up to log in . I always rush to open when there is a Special and contribute my bit. Clean fare from Sadhya !! POMPADOUR is the clue of the day !!

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  20. Nice puzzle by Sadhya..
    Lots of clues that seemed to come from a seasoned setter..
    & as CV sir said whats wrong in having a brand name & north indian snack..as everyone got those two without any problem

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  21. Have a couple of thoughts which would have occurred to many of you who are either seasoned setters or solvers. However, here I go. Is it at all possible to make the THCC Specials online? Two, can the setters take up with The Hindu the issue of the wrong letter appearing in red?

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    1. By online if you mean interactive version then the same is available at the Across Lite link. You will have to download the Across Lite program onto your computer

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  22. Please download AcrossLite freeware and install on your machine.
    It is available for Win as well as IOS.
    Once installed, you can open any AcrossLite puzzle interactively on your machine.
    You can d/l a puz and later solve it at leisure.
    An AcrossLite version of this puz is available by clicking on Sadhya 2 above.

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  23. When THC is interactive, why the Sunday Crossie is not so?

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  24. Sadhya has just informed me that there is a set of letter strings hidden in the grid. Shall wait till 6 PM before I upload the solution grid

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  25. The Sun crossword, as has been said many times, is not original. The Observer publishes it. The arrangement may not allow interactive solving here. The software they use will be different - that cannot be used here. If that is to be put in local software, more work is needed.

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  26. Are the letter strings the same or different? At 6 p.m. please let us have the completed grid so thst we can try and see if we can spot them.

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  27. Three-letter words? ARC, LET, TAT, ERE, LOT,PAD, ILL, OUR... far too many?

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  28. I will upload the solution grid with the hidden feature highlighted at 8 PM

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  29. So...
    We have 7 days in 1 day!

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  30. I returned just now from an evening concert.
    Thanks for revealing the embedded day strings. I was off the mark, yet made some discoveries of my own.
    Thanks for hosting a hol spl to keep us occupied.

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