Sunday, 1 January 2017

Special, Sunday 01 Jan 2017, El Commandante


HAPPY NEW YEAR

Enjoy this 25 x 25 Special by our new setter El Commandante. Bouquets and brickbats welcome.

FOUR answers per commenter till 2 PM.
Please provide all your answers in one comment.


ACROSS
13 Man to place something on a surface noisily for a Physicist (8)
14 Extra thin glassy coating applied on pottery (9)
15 Converted twelve, head west for victory material (6)
16 Blue blooded sign without energy to track lost king in melee (10)
17 Dark one got off (5)
18 Violinists will do this to accept credit (4,1,3)
19 Cheers! Alcoholics Anonymous sozzled complaints (8)
20 Returning reference held second-mentioned toady (9)
21 Peaceful dry quarter (6)
22 365 days no good over Indian hungriness (8)
25 Superior maybe right type of fish (5)
27 Rate jug holding some drink at the end (5)
30 A very large number not sick in Israel (4)
32 Merit of scrap in grouse on ship (10)
36 Pleasure trip's a process section of the week (7)
37 Cast over a short key chest (6)
39 By accident hang other reps as they study individual cultures of mankind (13)
40 Hopelessness as returning editors held special on knight's crazy ends (11)
42 A citizen's distinctive doctrine? Patriotism? (11)
44 Goes into  tizzy, and Ash zaps her irregularity (13)
47 Roman statesman's measure (6)
48 Free legal service for Irish singer (3,4)
49 Coach after tea is sweet at heart (4,6)
50 I am a small multifaceted religious teacher (4)
52 Communication in the past quarter without our neighbour (5)
53 Cutting a cross in Germany (5)
55 'You go' said short slave East European (8)
58  Tapeworm in a tea! Not in order (6)
61 Two Gulfs and two Bays make up this main! (6,3)
64 Measure, definite characteristic of an Ibex (8)
66 Land owner took umbrage at heart over large arboreal rodent (8)
67 Plant variety in Diana's bed (5)
68 Consul in trouble over victory action lost statute in violent turmoil (10)
69 Prairie restoration held something more spacious (6)
70 Palm nodes destroyed central portion of cell (9)
71 Despatched containing joint mass consignment (8)

DOWN
1   Have Irish Catholics refused in pairs to attend to locks (8)
2   Oh Dear! Karnataka is not here (6)
3   Russian pastries made by sufi master at Kozhikode lost without last four (8)
4   Alpha roster's ancient lighthouse (6)
5   Teenager's almost satiated all primed up and vigorous (8)
6   Albumen stirred without mass is another mass of particles (6)
7   Just for example a boxer on a train by arrangement (11)
8   One in need with a new garter cut in half (6)
9   Agree to short term on the day before (6)
10 When women agree internally it produces a reaction (6)
11 Stir fry Zinc, Aluminium, Titanium, Radium with Calcium! (8)
12 Crazy jointer lost some time to put things back together (6)
23 Able to keep memories about a temporary shelter I have (9)
24 Spore bearing mass of a puffball found in jungle bamboo (5)
26 One in Karnataka or a Maori greeting of good health (3,3)
27 Across's jurisdiction (9)
28 At first you're usually patient after the doctor said stop talking (3,2)
29 Oddball from the European Commission with stated focus (9)
31 Scarves to recreate types of stitches (9)
33 Cold-shouldering of some tribes, primarily an act of apartheid (9)
34 Creative in general with promissory notes (9)
35 Rocky putsch is to settle in part (9)
38 Easy twins manufactured Pianos (9)
41 A cross initially held in a book of the Old Testament, Indian-German Mathematician (6)
43 Class of elementary particles leapt out (5)
45 Spirited variable established by youth (5)
46 Manage after relating to N or S is an instrument (11)
51 Model male relative arrested returning Indian (8)
54 Distressed Gaul went into prolonged state of deep sleep with this complaint (8)
56 Protein chunk for all to see on endless line (8)
57 Song transported having just taken off (8)
59 Free returning auditor resigned (6)
60 Distinctive character over an alternative for appearance of coloured lights (6)
61 Fail to justify loud faith (6)
62 In a pretensiously posh way the french princess danced away at first (2-2-2)
63 Took a chair on a returning vehicle used to find directions (3-3)
64 Turnover if primarily nothing is hot at the end (6)
65 Internally uses a mexican seasoning (6)

Across Lite version can be accessed at EL COMMANDANTE 1

Enjoy.
SOLUTION

70 comments:

  1. 18AC TAKE A BOW CD
    22AC YEAR N[IN]G

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  2. 44A:HAPHAZARDNESS (and ash zaps her)*
    50A:(I'M)(A)(M)
    22A:YEARNING (YEAR) N(IN)G
    71A:SHIPMENT S(HIP)(M)ENT

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  3. 55AC YUGOSLAV (UGO(~YOU GO)SLAV(-E))

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    1. Editing 55AC YUGOSLAV(YUGO(~YOU GO)SLAV(-E))

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  4. Making up for 22A
    55A:YUGOSLAV (~YOU GO)(SLAV)(-E)

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    1. Again making up for 55A
      45D ZESTY Z EST Y

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  5. 18 ACROSS: TAKE A BOW_ accepting appreciation from an audience. A violinist takes a bow to play his instrument.

    23 down: RETENTIVE - about - RE- temporary accommodation- TENT I have_ IVE= retentive = able to keep memories

    22 across; YEARNING_ 365 days YEAR No good _ NG (INdian_ I Yearning- hungriness

    34 across; INGENIOUS= creative_ In General- in gen + Promissory notes + IOUS -- ingenious


    Looks very promising beginning for a New Year !

    I'll have to keep awake until midnight , anyway to herald in the New Year.

    Happy hunting, folks. and very happy new year to ye-all

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  6. ACROSS
    18 Violinists will do this to accept credit (4,1,3) TAKE A BOW (CD)

    DOWN
    1 Have Irish Catholics refused in pairs to attend to locks (8) HA/IR/ CA/RE
    65 Internally uses a mexican seasoning (6) sesame (T)

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    1. DOWN
      26 One in Karnataka or a Maori greeting of good health (3,3) {K(I)A} {OR/A}
      34 Creative in general with promissory notes (9) IN/GEN/IOUS

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    2. DOWN
      11 Stir fry Zinc, Aluminium, Titanium, Radium with Calcium! (8) ALCATRAZ Anagram of Z+AL+T+RA+CA defnition: stir (prison)

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  7. I thought 2 per person as always.

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  8. 20A- Flatterer- F(latter)ER- Ref=<
    Def.-Toady
    4D- Pharos-T-Lighthouse- alPHA ROSter

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  9. KKR- Normal is 3 per person. Since it is a jumbo, it is increased to 4 as mentioned by Col.

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    1. Sorry, forgot about the norm. Haven't been solving Sunday Specials due to IXL! I saw 2 in a quick glance. Now I see that as 2 PM. Normal timing was 6 PM, right?

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  10. EL COMMANDATE:HAPPY NEW YEAR TWENTY SEVENTEEN..
    Was looking for the Nina & it is nicely done..just half way through the puzzle..I am loving it re

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  11. 7 Just EG/A/LI/TARIAN*
    for example EG+A+ boxer LI+ TARIAN (a train)*
    33D Cold-shouldering - (OST)(RACISM)
    of some tribes, primarily OST + RACISM an act of apartheid (9)

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  12. 2D Oh Dear! ALAS + KA Karnataka
    Definition: (it) is not here (ALAS)(KA)
    10d women EVES; agree OK internally
    Definition: produces a reaction EV(OK)ES

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  13. 30A : A very large number not sick in Israel (4) ZION {ZILLION - ILL}
    39A : By accident hang other reps as they study individual cultures of mankind (13) ETHNOGRAPHERS {HANG OTHER REPS}*
    12D : Crazy jointer lost some time to put things back together (6) REJOIN {JOINTER - T}*
    35D : Rocky putsch is to settle in part (9) SCHISTOSE [T]

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  14. The complete Nina:
    HAPPY NEW YEAR TWENTY SEVENTEEN HAVE A FANTASTIC NEW YEAR
    same to you EL COMMANDENTE

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    1. Great,Vasant! I see that there is no hangover!!

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    2. Thanks a lot Col,MB,Paddy..You have made my day!
      No hangover but we had a superb 31st Night Party.

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  15. 15a. VELVET (T(-w+v)elve)*
    16a. ARISTOCRAT {ARI(-e)S}{TO} {TRACK-K}*
    32a. WORTHINESS (ROT)* in WHINE + SS
    66a. SQUIRREL; SQUIR(+R)E + L

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    1. 32a Needs a re-look for ROT* pl.

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    2. It should be shown as ORT*

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    3. ORT without asterisk * I think Sir. Maybe a typo!

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  16. 24D- Gleba (T) Def.- Spore
    jun(GLE BA)mboo

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  17. What a treat El Commandante! A jumbo with a nina & double pangram(?)!
    What a delightful beginning to The New Year!

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    1. Is there a double pangram? I didn't notice that

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    2. I see only One Q and One X so it's not a double

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    3. Right Sir..I stand corrected

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  18. Since there don't seem to be any more takers, those who have finished their quota of 4 can take another 3 each.

    The following are yet to be solved

    Across - 13, 14, 17, 19, 25, 27, 35, 37, 40, 42, 47, 48, 49, 52, 53, 58, 61, 64, 67, 68, 69

    Down - 3, 5, 6, 8, 27, 28, 31, 38, 41, 43, 46, 51, 54, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64

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  19. 19A Earaches (cheers+AA)*
    53a A X in G
    67a Di cot

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    1. 3D pir oshki* (-kode)
      6d nebula* (-m)
      28d Dr + Y U P (first letters)
      43d lepta *

      Sorry for taking additional quota first and a Happy New Year to all and a big welcome to El Commandante!

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    2. Typo pirozhki, not piroshki

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    3. Happy New Year!Hope you had a great time in Goa.
      Incognito is no more incommunicado!
      You can take one more for the Russian pastry

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  20. 52A : Commincation in the past quarter without our neighbour (5) SPAKE {S{PAK}E}
    53A : Cutting a cross in Germany (5) AXING A+X+IN+G
    64A : Measure, definite characteristic of an Ibex (8) FOOTSURE {FOOT}{SURE}

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    1. Typo in the given clue 52Ac..'communication' I think it should be!

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    2. Corrected the main post but not in Across Lite version

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  21. In place of 53A
    54D : Distressed Gaul went into prolonged state of deep sleep with this complaint (8) GLAUCOMA {GAUL*}{COMA}

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  22. 4D:PIROZKHI (PIR)(KOZHIKODE -kode)*
    41D:JACOBI J(A)(C)OB I
    27D:JUDGESHIP reference to 27A

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  23. 36AC A WAY DAY
    42AC NATIONAL ISM
    49AC POST CHA IS E

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  24. 27A- Judge- JU(D)G E
    Def.-Rate
    48A- Pro Bono- DD
    Free legal aid/ irish singer

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    1. A small correction in anno of 48A
      For=pro

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    2. ...and BONO is the Irish singer.

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    3. Thank you Vasant & MB.
      I was a little rash about the singer part after having felt elated in remembering free legal aid part.

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  25. My third-
    46A-Polariscope- Instrument
    Relating to N or S- Polar
    Is
    Manage- Cope

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  26. Phew! At last completed the puzzle!! 38Dn was the last one in.
    A marvellous and engrossing CW from El Commandante who seems to be a past master at setting clues.
    Thanks, El Commandante, looking forward to many more from you!

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  27. To be solved

    Across - 13, 14, 17, 25, 37, 40, 47, 58, 61, 68, 69

    Down - 5, 8, 31, 38, 51, 56, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64

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  28. Absorbing, entertaining.
    What a wide variety of clues and subjects covered. Could not have asked for a better start for the New Year. Thank you El commandante. I am sure we will have more coming.

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  29. 13A RAYLEIGH RAY(man) + LEIGH (~lay)
    38D STEINWAYS (Easy twins)*
    56D GLOBULIN GLOB + U + LIN(-e)
    31D OVERCASTS (scarves to)*

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  30. 37a: CASKET - CAST around KE(-y), def = chest
    40a: DESPONDENCY - (ED ED)<< around SP ON + N + C-Y
    47a: CICERO (double def)
    8d: WANTER (W A N (-gar)TER)

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    1. Thanks Ramki for the 40a anno Despondency. Well solved! I just couldn't get it, however hard I tried!!

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  31. Last 16

    Across - 14, 17, 25, 58, 61, 68, 69

    Down - 5, 51, 57, 59, 60, 61, 62, 63, 64

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  32. Free for all now, solve as many as you want

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  33. 62Dn : "In a pretensiously posh way"the french princess danced away at first (2-2-2) LA-DI-DA {LA+DI+D+A}
    63Dn : Took a chair on a returning vehicle "used to find directions" (3-3) SAT-VAN {SAT}{NAV<=}
    64Dn : Turnover if primarily nothing is hot "at the end" (6) FINISH {FI<=}{N....ng}{IS}{H}

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  34. 14A:(OVER)(GLAZE)
    17A:(UN)(LIT)
    25A:(LAKE)(R)...Lake Superior
    58A:TAENIA TEA IN A*
    61A: BALTIC SEA GK
    68A:CONVULSION V inside CONSUL*+(-act)ION
    69A:AIRIER T

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  35. 59d ACQUIT CA<< QUIT
    60D AURORA AUR(OR)A
    61d BELIEF BELIE+F

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  36. 5D:YOUTHFUL YOUTH+FUL(-l)
    51D:MANNIKIN (MAN)(NI<)(KIN)
    57D:(AIR)(BORNE)

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  37. We should be grateful if the identity of El Commandante is made known. He had created a stupendous grid with a great message. No doubt, computer software has made this possible.Why should he not come out of the closet (literal and not figurative )and take a bow? He has debuted here in the new year and shouldn't wait for another occasion. If every one chooses to remain with a pseudonym , there won't be any inventors known !

    On a post- mortem, firstly, 61 across should be BALTIC SEA and not BALLIC SEA.For the sake of good records, Col may please correct it. I keep copies of all such unusual crossies and hence the request.

    A few new words but again, hardly used, are also learnt.When will we ever stop learning when it comes to cryptic crosswords ? POST CHAISE and CHAISE LOUNGE are so unrelated but sound the same.

    All in all, a wonderful beginning for 2017.

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  38. Superb grid :). Enjoying it thoroughly

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