Sunday, 18 December 2016

Special, Sunday 18 Dec 2016, Bruno


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


ACROSS
1   Over-the-top transport company (4)
3   Barhand’s making something new? (10)
9   One could be happy after school run (7)
10 Victor’s work: “Bee’s tail in rotten apple” (2-4)
11 Turncoat, released, caught, & tortured, escaped (6)
12 Refrain could be heard at the end, but can’t be seen (8)
15 Stolen, coded file given to Communist behind piano (8)
17 Let it be known that sick one’s dying for love (6)
19 Being bad? No (6)
21 Was SAS’s infantry providing asylum for killer? (8)
24 Rivalries of men affected one’s relationships (8)
25 Organise a joint design (6)
28 Dear aunt’s clothing sold off after a while (2,4)
29 Song to praise dead or perhaps dialogue to send off dead (7)
30 Mail spread after death (10)
31 One’s left base land (4)

DOWN
1   Relentless, insane, work pressure absorbed (11)
2   Right to take (5)
4   One fiddled as Reno burned (4)
5   Loves pine leaves (6)
6   Tablet of ambitious girl was stolen (7)
7   Difficult to pass river, essentially saved Royal (9)
8   News: Udta Punjab’s lead got high on drug (6)
13 Devil, good man, God, and alien turned up for show (11)
14 Price of iron’s starting to escalate (3)
16 They are usually buried under elms? (9)
18 Request coffin’s lid to be removed (3)
20 Become alert to American Company’s head-honcho recruiting fool (3,4)
22 A God to the Greeks – a chicken to the Spaniards (6)
23 Rescue beetroot – rain isn’t starting (6)
26 Magazine’s American benefactor (5)
27 It’s a country according to you on Facebook (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 10

Enjoy

38 comments:

  1. 31A One’s left base land (4)I S L E
    18D Request coffin’s lid to be removed (3)(-M) ASK
    4D One fiddled as Reno burned (4)NERO*

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    1. 18d- I think it should be Cask-C (for coffin)

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  2. Very surprising... Nobody is here, so far...

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  3. 15across: PILFERED= stolen=- anagram of FILE P for PIANO and RED for communist

    6 down: NERO anagram of RENO Nero fiddled when ROME burned

    Past midight here in NY== beady eyed and sleepy E &O excepted or accepted ?

    14 down: FEE _ iron --FE E from Esclate_ PRICE

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  4. 10) L(e) Pape*
    15)P ILFE* RED
    21) ASSASSIN (T)

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  5. 15A- Pilfered- Def.- stolen
    P (FILE RED)*
    21A- Assassin-T-wAS SAS'S INfantry

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  6. Replacement-
    29A- Eulogia- song to praise the dead
    (Dialogue-D)*
    29D-Per(PER)U
    U for You as in facebook

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  7. My third-
    22D- Apollo God of Greeks
    A pollo (for chicken in Spain)

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  8. ACROSS
    3 Bar/hand’s making something new? (10) (INN)(OVATION)
    12 Refrain could be heard at the end, but can’t be seen (8) (INFRARE*)D
    DOWN
    5 Loves pine leaves (6) (OO)(LONG)

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  9. 17A:INFORM INF(-I+O)RM
    18D:(-C)ASK
    14D:FEE (FE)(E)

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    1. Making up for 18D &14D
      30A(POST)(HUMOS);humos=spread
      25A:(FORM)(A)(T)

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    2. 30A:(POST)(HUMOUS);humous=spread

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  10. 25A Organise a joint design (6) FORMAT {FORM}{A}{T}
    6Dn Tablet of ambitious girl was stolen (7) ASPIRIN {ASPIRIN[-G]}
    26Dn Magazine’s American benefactor (5) MAGUS {MAG}{US}

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  11. Making up for 25A answered by MB at 12:05:
    1D:UNST(OP)(P)ABLE

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  12. 11AC: OUTRAN* [turncoat-c t]
    24AC: ENM*I TIES
    7D: IMPERIOUS [imperi(-V)ous]

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    1. Typo corrected
      7D IMPER[-v]IOUS
      riVer essentially =V

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  13. Bruno's puzzle after a long time(in fact after 31st July). Lovely puzzle with sparkling wordplay.Thanks Bruno.

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  14. 9A: One could be happy after school run (7) S(CAMPER) “Happy camper”
    19A: Being bad? No (6) BENIG*N & Lit
    23D Rescue beetroot – rain isn’t starting (6)RED tEEM

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  15. 28A IN TIME (INTIMATE - AT)
    20D GET WITH, GE {TWIT} H
    2D EXACT DD

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  16. Typical Bruno puzzle. Tough & devious

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  17. 8D UPDATE (UDTA P)*+E
    16D LANDMINES
    1A U/SED

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  18. Some very good clues and some devious as stated above. On the whole an enjoyable CW. Thank you Bruno.

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  19. Replies
    1. UBER
      1) Over-the-top (to a great or extreme degree)
      2) transport company (worldwide online transportation network company with headquarters in San Francisco)

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    2. Exactly what I had filled in. That is why I had the doubt.
      What about the elm in 16D?

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  20. Thanks, Balaji. Enjoyed solving.

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  21. enjoyed solving this one a lot.. thanks..couldnt hit on the In Time parsing.. thanks for that.. scamper..benign..lovely clues..and Barhand's making is kinda wow :) Q on Landmines..dont get the elm connection..? is it some phrase?? or some wp i am missing?

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  22. Some very nice clues. Bravo Bruno!

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  23. Thank you for the feedback everyone.

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