Sunday, 4 December 2016

Special, Sunday 04 Dec 2016, Springer


Welcome to our new setter Springer, Bouquets and Brickbats welcome.

Three answers per commenter as usual till 6 PM (Annotations compulsory)
Please provide all your answers in a single comment.


ACROSS
1   Song when etherised?(6)
4   Differential perhaps for Tintin's professor (8)
9   Threat for people's champion (6)
10 Lines & triangles tell me to go after George (8)
12 Loudest when leaders have one set out (8)
13 Support broken sector (6)
15 King understood no book (4)
16 At no time troubled Nell had critical review (4, 1, 5)
19 Perplexed, a stone I removed without ecstasy (10)
20 Cat-calls for unmodelled boots (4)
23 Tool for back- plane rent (6)
25 Solitaire game after release from prison…. (8)
27 ….Though Lock's got support (8)
28 Still joyful out of city (6)
29 All in all Rakish girl's removed for sailor (8)
30 This may end with Amen (6)

DOWN
1   Name Lawrence left for learner isn’t much (7)
2   I am not able to correct the beggar (9)
3   Father of ten (6)
5   Say, have east-end right (4)
6   Interest may be for enclosed area (8)
7   Eaters of this flower may be indolent (5)
8   Mouthpiece revels in mass hysteria (7)
11 Malign according to South East leaders (7)
14 Criminal ogles reportedly enrapt (3, 4)
17 Lovely tin broken furiously (9)
18 4 perhaps is necessary (8)
19 Gale blows support of branch (7)
21 Wire jointer quietly puts in knife (7)
22 Covert mysterious agent (6)
24 Study 1 in Indian monasteries (5)
26 Brief aide for a foolish model (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SPRINGER 1

Enjoy.

64 comments:

  1. 9A : Threat for people's champion (6) MENACE {MEN}{ACE}
    2D : I am not able to correct the beggar (9) MENDICANT {MEND}{I CANT}
    8D : Mouthpiece revels in mass hysteria (7) SHYSTER [T]

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  2. 30 A This may end with Amen (6) PRAYER(E)

    17 D Lovely tin broken furiously (9) VIOLENTLY (lovely tin*)

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  3. 22 Covert mysterious agent (6) vector*
    17 Lovely tin broken furiously (9)violently*
    30 This may end with Amen (6)prayer (CD)

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  4. 19 A Perplexed, a stone I removed without ecstasy (10) ASTONISHED { A STON(e) I SHED ( removed )

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  5. 1A - NUMBER [DD]
    4A - CALCULUS [DD]
    13 - CORSET*

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  6. AC
    12 Loudest when leaders have one set out (8) NO1S I EST*
    15 King understood no book (4)LEAR [-NT]
    DOWN
    21 Wire jointer quietly puts in knife (7) S[P]LICER

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  7. ACROSS
    16 At no time troubled Nell had critical review (4, 1, 5) WELL I NEVER*
    28 Still joyful out of city (6) [-ec]STATIC

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    21 Wire jointer quietly puts in knife (7) S(P)LICER

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    1. Replacement for 21D
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      6 Interest may be for enclosed area (8) COMPOUND [2]

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  8. 1A- Number(DD)
    Song/ Ether numbs

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  9. Paddy 1a had been numbered by Col
    Go for another

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  10. ACROSS:
    23 Tool for back- plane rent (6)(GIM<-) LET
    27 ….Though Lock's got support (8)BUT TRESS
    29 All in all Rakish girl's removed for sailor (8) AB(di’s)SOLUTE

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    1. Capital L in lock? Name of a person like Tony Lock?

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    2. The capital R is a typo.L was intended as you have parsed

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    3. OK so that's how the alias Springer has come.

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  11. 19D- algebra- (Gale Bra)*
    A mathematics special!

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    1. Yes sir..my life long love affair with it

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    2. You have at least 2 known followers, probably more.

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  12. Thanks Springer for the maths class. For a debut the puzzle is very good.

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  13. 26D- Asst. (brief assistant)- ASS T

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  14. Replacement-
    10A- Geometry- Def. lines & triangles
    George- Geo
    Me
    To go- Try

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  15. Good enjoyable Maths paper Vasant. Thank you. Enjoyed doing it.
    Doesn't look like a first attempt. Keep them coming.

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    1. No Sir's please... Just Paddy is fine.

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  16. Remaining now

    Down - 1, 3, 5, 7, 11, 14, 18, 24

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  17. Vasant sprang a surprise with his neatly done debut puzzle! Relished solving it. Keep them coming, Vasant. :)

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    1. Thanks MB.Shall try churning out more

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  18. Somehow I expected a surprise (It turned out to be most pleasant) and blogged it in today's Sunday CW. Now, not disappointed at all.

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  19. 1D NOMINAL {NOMINA(-te+L)
    3D EUCLID (GK)
    5D AVER {(-h)AVE}{R}

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  20. My No.1 pick of the lot was 1Dn, yet to be solved by others! Loved 27A and 29A too. All in all nice clues.

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  21. 3D- The 10 kept me guessing for a while, though I had done Geometry.

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  22. Vasant,
    Is 'mouthpiece' correct def. of shyster? I thought it is an unscrupulous person/ lawyer. Have come across this frequently in Perry Mason novels.

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    1. Both mean an unscrupulous lawyer.
      http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shyster

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  23. 7D: LOTUS (From Greek Mythology Odyssey - Lotus eaters were those who lived in a state of drugged apathy)
    11D: ASPERSE (AS PER S E)
    18D: INTEGRAL (def = essential, also another form of CALCULUS (4))

    Very nice Vasant! Look forward to more clues and grids from you :)

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  24. 3D (EUCLID) was the last one in for me. Since "ten" was in words I did not think of 10A and was trying to think of who invented the decimal system :) Then crossing letters helped and the penny dropped. Should the clue have been "Father of 10"?

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    1. Should the clue have been "Father of 10"? Strictly yes.But since this was a GK type of clue,just wanted to make it a bit tougher.

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  25. I have a doubt about 14D, but it has to wait until the clue is solved.

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    1. Doubting 'homophone' ind? I feel it is ok.

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  26. 14D (AL)(L/EARS) ~leers
    24D MATHS [DD]

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    1. Vasant,
      Enjoyed solving this debut crossword of Springer.

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  27. Thank you Vasant, hope to see many more CWs from you

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    1. Thanks Sir.Firstly for publishing it and for all the pains you took(at least half a dozen follow-up mails)

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  28. Now, my doubt about 14D-
    I thought 'Ogled' would lead to all eyes and not ears. Of course both mean to be all attentive. But only all ears fits the crossing. Am I missing something?

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  29. Got it after reading the parsing. Ogles leads to leers.

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  30. Great Vasant, it doesn't look like a debut

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  31. Thanks folks for all the encouraging words. No brickbats at all?
    At least 26D should have received a brickbat. Realized it wasn't correct too late. Thought Ass=foolish was not correct. And Rakish should have been corrected.

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  32. I have seen ass= foolish being used. No brickbats there.
    Just checked- one of the meanings of asinine is resembling an ass.

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    1. Form mis-match:ass=fool;asinine=foolish

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  33. Springer . really springs a surprise.. enjoyed this one :) nicely themed.. but not static at all.. thanks..

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    1. Thanks very much, Srividya!
      Congrats for becoming the new blogger of THC puzzles here as I see your name has been added in the blogger's list.

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  34. VASANT aka SPRINGER: Very neatly SET SQUARES!! I enjoyed doing this puzzle with geometrical progression ! Why no clues on the ETERNAL TRIANGLE? I used to avoid calculatedly the CALCULUS classes but TRIGONOMETRY was my favourite . I SINE off without participation as I visited the blog only this Sunday morning at 1130am here in NY where the Spring(er)'s puzzle is welcome.

    Any clue formation for ISOSCELES by any one ?
    Visit us again here.

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    1. RU,thanks..yeah always could have added more thematic words including yours(& my) favourite trignometry..but as you would know better.. crossing compulsions

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