Sunday, 4 September 2016

Special, Sunday 04 Sep 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   Rich guy to totally step over the line--what’s the consequence? (2,4)
4   Gentle person although timid at first, can criticize harshly (7)
8   Beetles causing marks around muscle (7)
9   Show amazing article (7)
11 Process of adopting different line to get jackpot (6,4)
12 Losing head, agree to marry (4)
13 Firm about riot aroused by local tax (6)
15 Shut up and bring drink (4,4)
17 Dazzling expression of intense scorn (4-4)
19 Born accepting wave of broad spiritual movement (3,3)
21 Don to accept damage (4)
22 Con man to produce ecstasy stack (10)
24 Substituted side over row (5,2)
25 Jump in to grab ogre’s part (7)
26 Swirls yttrium in jars (7)
27 Drink around morning time--a high ball (6)

DOWN
1   Never admit endless craving for food (5)
2   Townsman runs in to bother woman (7)
3   His forte-- captivating one to bed when husband’s out! (9)
5   Buried for near eternity on sharp mountain ridge (5)
6   Outlaw group captures doctor (7)
7   Rascal caught partner tucking into stolen goods (9)
10 Display a severe hairstyle (9)
14 Knock to access craft (9)
16 Spades run arrested by long suit (9)
18 Largely secret image (7)
20 Moth larva, one hooked by net perhaps (7)
22 One involved in puzzle? It’s rather corny (5)
23 Case of newsreader snorting meth to be more entertaining (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 9

Enjoy.

59 comments:

  1. 23Dn Case of newsreader snorting meth to be more entertaining (5)N(ICE)R
    Case of NewsreadeR = NR; snorting CC indicator; meth- ICE

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    1. 8Ac Beetles causing marks around muscle (7) {SCAR(AB)S}

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    2. 7Dn Rascal caught partner tucking into stolen goods (9) {S(C)(ALLY)WAG}

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  2. 8 Beetles causing marks around muscle (7) SCAR(AB)S
    13 Firm about riot aroused by local tax (6) OC <- TROI*
    21 Don to accept damage (4) WEAR :: DD?


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    1. Sir its MD all 3 words mean wear

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  3. 19 Across: NEW AGE ( Nee=born ) Wag= wave NEW AGE

    22 down: MAIZE Maze _+ Puzzle MA(I)ZE corn(y)

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  4. 9 a Show amazing article (7)RECITAL*

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  5. 5D : Buried for near eternity on sharp mountain ridge (5) ARETE [T]
    6D : Outlaw group captures doctor (7) BRIGAND {B{RIG}AND}

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  6. 4A : Gentle person although timid at first, can criticize harshly (7) LAMBAST {LAMB}{AS}{T}

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  7. 11 (M(other) (l) ode)
    2 Bu(r)g(her)
    6 B(rig)and

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  8. 22A (MOUNT)(E)(BANK)
    10D (POMP)(A)(DOUR)
    20d WEBWORM (CD)

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  9. Meant Webworm to be DD... Moth larva = Webworm, one hooked by net perhaps... web worm (like a bookworm):)

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    1. The second part is cryptic, so it can be taken as D&CD.

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  10. 10D- Pompadour- hair style
    Display- Pomp
    A
    Severe- Dour

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  11. 27A- Beamer- High ball- BE(AM)ER

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  12. 24 Substituted side over row (5,2)
    Trade in ?

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  13. My third : 24 across: S(TOO)DIN : STOOD IN =Substituted

    Dr Nabar in his elements . MOTHER LODE for jackpot is a new one for me ! 22 across: cleverly contrived clue. Carp & entry is crafty. Have seen other similar clues for carpentry before.

    Dr Nabar: No bar in bringing in more brilliant clues in future. Thanks. I enjoyed but had to rush out on an errand after putting in my tuppenny answers forst at 1040 to continue past midday.

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    1. Stood in correct:) Side = s, over = too, din = row

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    2. Tx Raju as always for your kind words :)

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  14. I think it should be 'lined in', line being side as in a side of a square.
    'Lined in' will be substituted.

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  15. Whats left now? I have completed my quota and the grid too. A 17 across crossie indeed ! Not scornfully but as in a looks !

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  16. 1A:(NOB)(ALL)= NO BALL
    3D:LIBERTINE Definition by example(?)

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    1. Libertine correct... explain:)

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    2. I had annotated it as a definition by example..not sure if the anno is right

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    3. L{I BERT(-h)}INE
      Forte = line
      one = i
      bed when husband's out = bert(-h)
      captivating = container
      &lit

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  17. 15A- Pipe Down- Shut up. But bring?

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  18. Yes pipe (verb)

    Chambers : Pipe


    v: channel, funnel, siphon, carry, bring, take, convey, conduct, duct, transmit, supply, deliver

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  19. Came late to the puzzle as I was out in the morning
    Thoroughly entertained by this outstanding puzzle. Quality of the clues were superb...thanks Dr.

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    1. You are most welcome Vasant :) Tx for solving!

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  20. I gave a hint for 17 across: It is a clue worth dying for !

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  21. 17A - DROP-DEAD [DD]
    18D - PERSONA PERSONA(-l)
    16D - PINSTRIPE {STRIP} in {PINE}

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    1. Correction to anno of 16D {S}{TRIP} in {PINE}

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  22. Strip from spades?
    I had persona, but could not parse it.

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    1. Largely secret image : PERSONA(-L) delete L - Persona- Image Like the Big B's persona !

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  23. Nice clues. Enjoyed solving the puzzle.

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  24. Tx Ranger...Just one left...

    25 Across

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    1. Are we to wait for the 6 pm dead line? Or shall I jump into the ogre's part?

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    2. 25 Across - the answer is ogre-ish or shall I say, fiendishly simple??

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    3. No way! U got to wait till 6:00 pm. :)

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  25. 25A : Jump in to grab ogre’s part (7) DIVORCE {DIV{ORC}E} Def : Part

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    1. I know this is why you asked Raju to follow rules :)

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  26. Thank you, Doc, for an enjoyable fare. :)

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    1. My pleasure Mukundala.. Tx for solving! :)

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  27. whoops.. that was rather a tough one :)

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