Sunday, 8 January 2017

Special, Sunday 08 Jan 2017, IXL-2016 Prelim


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


ACROSS
11 Miss Lambert e-mailed Moe's solution (12)
12  Alien dance around one independent and leading nation (8)
13 Congratulations gunk! Do four somersaults clutching your head (4,3,3)
14 Cain for eg., stupid nameless friend holding a short trick (10)
15 Angrily incites over unknown's joint status of a naturalized member (11)
18 Computer's important structure (9)
21 Cinnamon, tea and oil controlled the total money earned by a country (8,6)
23 Sudden shock on initially finding equipment extremely hot (6)
24 Mystery with one coal scuttle concealed inside (8)
26 Supervision unveils clear mismanagement (12)
28 Wine butts belonging to a state of quiet calumets (5,2,5)
30 City a source of misery besides British Isles (8)
32 Drivers lose right to become frogmen! (6)
33 In a manner impossible to fix at home, settle abruptly and skilfully (14)
35 Structural expert at a military alliance with an obscuring influence (9)
37 Dependable to rely upon an eminent person (11)
40 Opium, say it's fashionable to toss suddenly over a side (10)
42 Old girl went crazy over a smart form of minority government (10)
45 Follower present at this place with books (8)
46 The almighty on rampage now with the vessel destroyed (2,4,3,3)

DOWN
1   Vehicle sold without cover in a city in Brazil (8)
2   Not good to have initially elevated a gunsight (4)
3   Hit the mark, return to base (2,4)
4   Catch sight of eels at the ends at Puducherry (4)
5   Beer mixed a unit at Australia perhaps and small US and Russian property (8,7)
6   Buzzer's odd fish cribs (5)
7   Odd steppe land measure over a time divide (8)
8   Daily working ferryman (6)
9   Musical performance within a small accordion (10)
10 Performed without ecstasy and passed away (4)
16 Prequel to the Odyssey one laid out (5)
17 Separate paths initially illuminated to go separate ways (5,2)
19 Indian hairstyle (7)
20 Ill-treated, oft wrote slurred expletives (4-6,5)
22 No incomes that is to say, lost enrolled men! (3-4)
23 Director in one after knock down (7)
25 National placed headwear over a Scotsman (7)
27 Sets off starter motor brakes accidentally (7)
29 Selected or managed conducting points (10)
31 Mode of travel of Ex British PM after losing last poll to an unknown (2,3)
33 Moments at home with small and primarily territorial social insects (8)
34 Grandiose processed 'haldi' had come back (3-2-3)
36 First ever horse that never won a race (6)
38 Woman artist hit disguised apparition (6)
39 Small children's game yet initially dramatic (5)
41 Lump tendon limitlessly damaged (4)
43 Primarily in one western area state (4)
44 Credit we returned to ship's company (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at IXL-2016 PRELIM

Enjoy.

51 comments:

  1. 32A:D(-r)IVERS
    25D:TAHAIAN A HAT<+IAN
    29D:ELCTRODES SELECTED OR*
    41D: NODE -t ENDO -n*

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  2. 12 across: ETHIOPIA- alien =ET. dance= HOP- around i- and leading - a_ Independent nation

    18 across: Computer -- Important = MAIN+ FRAMe= structure

    past midnight here in NY

    9 down@ CONCERTINA- Musical performance = CONCERT+ with INA- a small accordion

    8 down: CHARON a ferryman in the HADES.

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    1. If I may Raju...
      9Dn : CONCERTINA CONCERT+IN+A Def Small accordion
      8Dn : CHARON CHAR+ON Def Ferryman

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  3. 26A- Surveillance- supervision-(Unveils clear)*
    4D- Espy- Catch sight of- (EelS)(PuducherY)- Ends
    27D- Embarks- Sets off
    Starter motor- M
    M Brakes)*

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  4. 44D- Crew- Ship's company
    Credit- CR
    We returned- EW

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  5. Down Clues
    10 DIED DI(E)D
    16 ILIAD I{LAID}*
    36 WRAITH {W}{RA}{ITH*}

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  6. MB,
    Wraith is 36D? If so it needs a relook. It does not fit in with 35A.

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    1. The answer is correct, the clue number is 38dn.

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    2. My mistake. It is 38Dn. Thanks, CV SIR!

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  7. 21 A NATIONAL INCOME (Cinnamon tea oil )*

    6 D BEEFS ( buzzer- BEE , FiSh , def: cribs

    17 D SPLIT UP ( S eparate P aths illuminated- LIT UP , def: separate ways )


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    1. 31 D BY AIR { B (l) Y AIR , def : Mode of transport )

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  8. 11AC: MADAMOISELLE* anagram of e-mailed Moe's
    45AC: AD HERE NT
    22DN: NON-COMS ANAGRAM OF (NO INCOMES -IE)
    33DN: IN S T ANTS

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  9. Vasant,
    25D I think it should be Haitian.

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    1. Right...I corrected after struggling for 24A

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  10. Finished the puzzle now..must have been tough for the contestants especially 5D

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  11. Just now checked it to confirm the meaning.

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  12. ACROSS:
    13 Congratulations gunk! Do four somersaults clutching your head (4,3,3) GOO(D FOR YOU)*
    14 Cain for eg., stupid nameless friend holding a short trick (10) FR(A)(TRICk)IDE-n*
    15 Angrily incites over unknown's joint status of a naturalized member (11) CITI(Z)ENS*(HIP)
    46 The almighty on rampage now with the vessel destroyed (2,4,3,3) GO,D(OWN*),THE,PAN

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    1. 13A:I parsed it as GOO + Y(Your head) inside DO FOUR*

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  13. Few more for all,Col.?
    I can add a few. More than that I can get a few that are still unsolved by me.

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  14. Go ahead and take another three each

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  15. 37 A TRUSTWORTHY ( rely upon -TRUST, an eminent person-WORTHY , DEF: Dependable )

    42 A OLIGARCHIC ( Old -O, GIRL* around A , smart- CHIC , Minority government)

    20 D FOUR LETTER WORDS (oft wrote slurred )*


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  16. 34d 34 Grandiose processed 'haldi' had come back (3-2-3) LAH-DI-DAH ['HALDI" HAD]*
    36d First ever horse that never won a race (6) MAIDEN [DD]
    39d Small children's game yet initially dramatic (5) STAGY S TAG Y

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  17. 33A:INDETERMINABLY IN DETERMIN(-e) ABLY
    24A:WHODUNIT HOD(coal scuttle) inside W UNIT(W=With; UNIT=one)
    23D:(FELL)(IN)(I)

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  18. ACROSS
    35 Structural expert at a military alliance with an obscuring influence (9) A/NATO/MIST
    40 Opium, say it's fashionable to toss suddenly over a side (10) {IN}{TO(XI)CANT}

    DOWN
    5 Beer mixed a unit at Australia perhaps and small US and Russian property (8,7) (ALE)(UTIAN*) (ISLAND)(S)

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    1. 19dn Indian hairstyle (7) MOHICAN [2]

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    2. 40A {IN}{TO(XI)CANT} What is TOCANT pl?

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    3. I think it is to+cant; cant=toss suddenly

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    4. fashionable = IN
      to = TO
      toss suddenly = CANT
      over
      a side = XI

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    5. That's it! Thanks Vasant & Col. Sir!!

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  19. 1d CAR (-s) OL (-d) IN A
    30a BR IS BANE
    2d B(E)AD
    7d S E P (AR {A T} E)

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  20. 3D- Go Home (DD)- Hit the mark/ Return to base.

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  21. That leaves us with "28 Across" to be solved!

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  22. 28AC PIPES OF PIECE
    wine butts = pipes
    belonging to - of
    state of quiet = piece~peace
    19DN:
    MOHICAN DD
    North American Indian and hairstyle

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  23. What was the time allocated to the contestants? Who fared well?(Obviously Ramki would have done well)

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  24. Just for your info Venkatraman finished the CW within half an hour but he could not make it to the last 6 as he had a few errors. The rest took closer to an hour to complete

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    1. Half an hour is quite incredible; even 1 hour looks very good for this was not easy

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    2. Three hours for me

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  25. Thanks to all for participating here

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