Sunday, 27 November 2016

Special, Sunday 27 Nov 2016, Amrita and Arun


Welcome to our new setters Amrita and Arun.

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


ACROSS
1   Odd, off colour banter without turning coarse essentially (8)
5   Africa via road provides a kind of rich pleasure (6)
9   Could be sticky when thousand leave to get chief's wisdom (8)
10 Stuck on plastic boards (6)
12 Treats crime case differently (9)
13 Oddly cool outside ambience of a place (5)
14 Finally sending message in Morse code (4)
16 On a diet one tends to perhaps steal, tucking into bites of egg sandwiches (3,4)
19 Study a wild tiger eating the gut of an antelope, not the head of a goat (7)
21 Yield from Monsanto's product announced (4)
24 Game mascot to lift displays on the counter (5)
25 Visitors stumped by fancy dress one wore (9)
27 One hundred playing, one hundred celebrated (6)
28 H&M advertisement - 'Final Sale on DIY stuff' (8)
29 Secret service receives underworld cases (6)
30 Bill has translated detailed stories on celestial body (8)

DOWN
1   Erstwhile British corporation, an unforgettable symbol that invokes nostalgia for starters (6)
2   Band formed by Snoopy and his siblings, without a lead (6)
3   Champion in an automobile (5)
4   Lunatic will get rid of denials, according to the Reverend (7)
6   Detective, going back in, slowed down and resigned (9)
7   Venerated setter, sadly old with a bent side (8)
8   I rob stars stealthily of a dish of beef (3-5)
11 Man, for instance, is a part of this lesson (4)
15 Newspaper article on crude oil trade around India (9)
17 Bias told differently, by the Sun or the Star perhaps (8)
18 Looked down upon the highest path, reportedly (8)
20 Swindle layman? (4)
21 Weapon used by pirates to attack the French ship (7)
22 Upcoming story: Quit eating icecream (6)
23 Get high and dance wildly without shorts at first (6)
26 Fashionable model leaves a regime to form a pop group (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at AMRITA ARUN 1

Enjoy.

37 comments:

  1. 5A:CAVIAR (T)
    16A: EAT LESS {E S(bits of Egg Sandwiches) in STEAL*}
    11D: ISLE (T)

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  2. 12A ICECREAMS* (CRIME CASE)
    8D RIB ROAST* (I ROB STARS)
    15D EDITORIAL* (OIL TRADE I)

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  3. 12 A Treats crime case differently (9) ICECREAMS (crime case)*
    28 A H&M advertisement - 'Final Sale on DIY stuff' (8) HANDMADE ( H &-AND, M AD salE def: DIY stuff)
    3 D Champion in an automobile (5) RACER ( ACE inside RR )

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    1. Sub for 12 A
      17 D Bias told differently, by the Sun or the Star perhaps (8) TABLOIDS (bias told )* def: The Sun or the Star

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  4. 12a ICECREAMS (crimecase*)
    1d AUSTIN (Acrostic)
    23 A(S)CEND*

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  5. A DOUBT ON 30 ACROSS: IS IT DETAILED OR ABRIDGED?

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    1. Both work.Detailed for removing the tail or last letter,I think

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    2. Good interpretation and understanding. Thanks Vasant

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  6. 22d G (ELAT <-) O (defn icecream; quit-go) sub 12a

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  7. 17D Bias told differently, by the Sun or the Star perhaps (8) TABLOIDS* (bias+told)*
    19A Study a wild tiger eating the gut of an antelope, not the head of a goat (7) At(EL)IER (A TIGER -G +El)
    27A One hundred playing, one hundred celebrated (6) IC ON IC

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  8. 13A - CAIRO {C(-o)O(-l)} around {AIR}
    24A - LOTTO [T<=]
    30 - ASTEROID {STORIE(-s)}* in {AD}

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  9. Lovely Clues. Had a feeling of deja vu in few of the clues (Handmade,Tabloids).Nevertheless,thoroughly enjoyed solving.

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    1. Dont know how I became Unknown from Vasant

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  10. 6D AB{DIC}ATED
    18d BEST + RODE (ROAD~)
    8d IDOLISED I + (OLD)* + (SIDE)*

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    1. forgot to mention for 6D... detective going back is CID rev

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    2. Sorry IDOLISED is 7D, not 8... apologies

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  11. 1a. (Banter) + (ar)* - co(arse); ABERRANT
    14a sendin(G) messag(E) i(N) mors(E) = GENE
    21d Cut (attack) La ss - CUTLASS

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  12. 9A Could be sticky when thousand leave to get chief's wisdom (8) SAGACITY (STICKY -K)* around AGA (chief)
    25A Visitors stumped by fancy dress one wore (9) OUTSIDERS OUT + I in (wearing) DRESS*
    26D Fashionable model leaves a regime to form a pop group (5) INDIE IN + DIE(-t)

    Lovely grid, Amrita and Arun! Really enjoyed the clues - smashing debut, looking forward to more!

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  13. 10A- (adsorb)* plastic is Anind
    Def.- Stuck

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  14. 10A ADSORB (BOARDS)*
    21A CEDE DD

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  15. Replies
    1. Thought the second definition was cryptic, refering to Rook in chess which moves straight

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  16. 18D does not seem to be done yet.

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  17. Seconding Ramki's comment about the enjoyable and nice debut by the A's!
    4D- Nutcase? can't get the anno.(except for Lunatic as Def.)

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    1. 4D: Will get rid : CUT. Denials: NAYS. CUT NAYS becomes NUT CASE as per Rev Spooner.

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    2. Wouldn't that would become NUT CAYS

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    3. Yeah..Spoonerisms like HP are quite difficult..Let A's clarify

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    4. As long it sounds the same I suppose it's acceptable. From crosswordunclued:

      LIGHT FIRE ~ FIGHT LIAR. (Strictly speaking it should be Fight Lire.)

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    5. 4D is NUTCASE (Spoonerism is CUT NAYS - get rid of denials)

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  18. Enjoyable one by double As. SHELL was my COD . Come again, A &A. A pity I have to be an OUTSIDER for Sunday Specials !

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