Sunday, 11 December 2016

Special, Sunday 11 Dec 2016, Dr Satyen Nabar


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


ACROSS
1   Crush on Romeo in underwear (6)
4   Revolutionary tale about scholar of Hindu scriptures (6)
8   Celebrity beaming artificially (3-4)
9   Useless to capture evil rogue (7)
11 Rushed to arrest despicable guy rolling in money (4-6)
12 Right to leave bar counter with sounds of disapproval (4)
13 Stay for short time on this after 3 Down (5)
14 Curvy top showing part that’s extremely appealing in between! (8)
16 Lobby for stake over dock (8)
18 Girl lost? Manoeuvre with compass (5)
20 Lose head in stray fight (4)
21 First proper single for England in test (10)
23 Searches over a long time (7)
24 Heftier punishment for stepping over the line! (4, 3)
25 Bond shows brunette the revolver (6)
26 Perform duty in the morning at sanctum of temple (6)

DOWN
1   Rubbish food (5)
2   Annoyed? Get extremely relaxed inhaling a joint (7)
3   Result of doing business with subordinate (6, 3)
5   Crush slavery (5)
6   Soviet politician’s ruse almost traps obscure leader of group (7)
7   Very touching observation about family time (9)
10 Bond admits need for maiden to squeeze (9)
13 Australian native’s cry of surprise interrupts robber (9)
15 Soppy demeanour in love (9)
17 Exceptionally caught leading to draw (7)
19 Doctor’s advice--put cream around red rash (3, 4)
21 Called for silence at bar (5)
22 Type of discrimination is involved in company gathering (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 10

Enjoy.

58 comments:

  1. 15d ENAMOURED*
    20a -d) RIFT

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  2. 23A:(FOR)(AGES)
    24A:FREE HIT (HEFTIER)*
    15D:ENAMOURED (DEMEANOUR)*

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    1. Making up for 15D
      26A:ADYTUM DUTY* inside AM

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  3. 17d EXTRA CT (Exceptionally - extra and caught - ct)

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  4. 21 First proper single for England in test (10) PRIMORDIAL (PRIM + I for E in ORDEAL), def = first
    25 Bond shows brunette the revolver (6) TETHER (telescopic)
    1D Rubbish food (5) TRIPE (DD)

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  5. 14A- Cleav(ag)e
    2D- R(ankle)D
    13D- Aborigine- Australian native

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    1. Hi.. 14A is C + LEAV{AG}E,
      CURVY TOP =C, part = leave, intended as &lit :)
      13D not aborigine

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    2. Today's Everyman crossword in Guardian
      25A Clubs with permission split (5)

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  6. AC8: BIG NAME*
    AC18: [-g]AMBIT
    DN19: BED REST BE[DRE*]ST

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    1. Tx Ramki and congrats for topping IXL! :)

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  8. 13D- BANDI(COO)T- Australian native
    Apologies for the error. I jumped the gun!

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    1. Thank you Dr. I did not know about its Australian origin. I was under the impression it is purely Indian- political or otherwise! You caught me there.

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  9. 10Dn : BLACKMAIl {B{LACK}AIL}
    16Ac : ANTEROOM {ANTE}{ROOM}

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  10. 11A - WELL-HEELED {HEEL} in {WELLED}
    22D - AGISM {IS} in {AGM}
    16A - ANTEROOM {ANTE}{MOOR<=}

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  11. 1Ac : THRONG {TH{R}ONG}
    3Dn : NUMBER TWO (CD)

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    1. Hi.. meant Number Two as DD
      Result of doing business :)
      Subordinate

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  12. Superb puzzle!Among so many gems loved 3D & 13A(brought a smile these two clues..the other day we had number one)
    Keep em coming Doc.

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Vasant! Glad you enjoyed :)

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  13. 9A VILLAIN V(ILL)AIN
    5D GRIND DD

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  14. Well done, Doctor! Quite an enjoyment solving it. Thank you.

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    1. Most welcome! Happy you had fun :)

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  15. 4A. AGAMAS MA (SCHOLAR) in (SAGA)*
    6D. MOLOTOV O(OBSCURE LEADER) + LOT (GROUP) in MOV(-e)
    7D. SKINTIGHT {KIN(FAMILY)+ T(TIME)} in SIGHT (OBSERVATION)

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    1. Hi... 4A is AGA{MA}S <--- MA(scholar) in SAGA reversal

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  16. 6D-Move out of ruse?
    Ruse is a ploy or strategy, but is it a move?
    Agamas is very nicely done.

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    1. Hi... Move as a noun meaning an act that initiates a plan or action... as in Demonetisation was a brave move :)

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  17. Final 3

    Across - 12, 13

    Down - 21

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    1. 12 A: Right to leave bar counter with sounds of disapproval (4) TUTS?
      13 A: Stay for short time on this after 3 Down (5) BIDE + T (What if one has constipation?)
      Doc 'for' is superfluous as is the 'at' in the next clue
      21 D: Called for silence at bar (5) PIECE ~ Peace

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    2. What if one has constipation?
      Options:
      1. Change the clue to stay some time
      2.Use laxative, clue remains the same

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    3. Ha Ha. Eat more fibre.

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    4. Dear Raghunath, thanks for the input! Obviously one strives to exclude totally extraneous words... as far as possible...Having said that; as far as I understand... For, At are standard connecting words allowed in cryptic clues.

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    1. Correct. Engg knowledge comes in handy.

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  19. 12A Right to leave bar counter with sounds of disapproval (4) TUTS {ST[-R]UT} <--
    13A Stay for short time on this after 3 Down (5) BIDIT {BIDE}{T}
    21D Called for silence at bar (5) PIECE {PEACE~}

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    1. Was so busy typing and failed to notice that all the pending ones have already been solved by Raghu!

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  20. A delightful puzzle, Doc! Enjoyed solving it. :)

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  21. Very cryptic puzzle. ADYTUM is a new one for me ! I can testify that Dr Nabar never fails to mystify !

    Piece and Peace - very unusual. Its a pity that I am not able to participate actively.

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    1. Thanks Raju! You were sorely missed...but why aren't you able to participate actively?

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    2. I think it is because he is presently in US & grandparenting two new borns..because of time zone difference he is unable to participate at our time zones

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  22. Yes indeed ! Grandparenting is tougher than expected and worse than parenting ! and with twins ? Oh God ! eat, sleep and relax only when they let you ! First the ecstasy and then the agony !!and its not funny !!!

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