Sunday, 15 January 2017

Special, Sunday 15 Jan 2017, Cryptic XI


The Cryptic XI this time around are (Aakash Sridhar, Aashwina Mouli, Ajeesh V M[Compiler], Faten Ismail, Ganesh Nayak, Ramesh Jaganathan, Ramki Krishnan, S Srivathsan, Shashwat Sinai Salgaocar, Sreeni Sreenivasan and Vinod Raman)

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



ACROSS

1   Family member played Stone-Paper-Scissors, to begin with (7)
5   Chief imprisoned in a city for lawlessness (7)
9   One who explains the Bible's arcane text, I see, with gravity (9)
10 A westbound road in India's capital (5)
11 Inspired batting by dude set to get century (7)
12 Somehow it is me on top of every list (7)
13 Dense rain covers inn (5)
15 Blueprints of happiness across thousand centuries (9)
17 Swellings affected many users (9)
20 Brought to trial with a bit of evidential material (5)
22 A research centre backed taking a team away from the main branch (7)
24 Slippery girl obtains fake visa (7)
26 Charlie, I would love to drink one peg (5)
27 How you rate yourself in playing life's game (4-5)
28 Setter on the radio "Storm's changing direction, it's on the face" (7)
29 Cut the ends of tall plants (plants having no trace of nicotine) to make cannabis cigarettes (7)

DOWN
1   Signals sons to capture loud chap (7)
2   Polish soldiers caught by Germany on the way back (5)
3   Portraitist described one with lesser detail (9)
4   Developed an idea to get small plants (7)
5   Seated on mud counter in a corner (7)
6   Fixed a scratch right away (5)
7   Very rotten carrion's consumed by East African Lion, say (9)
8   "My arse is on fire", man going in complains (7)
14 King stole essentially priceless article belonging to me? Check again! (9)
16 Mineral found right off Interstate interchange (9)
17 An evil involving acquisitiveness and rapacity, basically (7)
18 Onset of spring, fellow's working, wanting jonquil finally to propagate naturally (4-3)
19 More stylish woman's protected by shopkeeper (7)
21 Unable to see you coming up with drug on the French ship (7)
23 Bury currency note inside (5)
25 Angry with current charge (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at CRYPTIC XI 2

Enjoy.

29 comments:

  1. 17 across: ANEURYSMS- ANAGRAM OF MANY USERS - SWELLINGS

    17 DOWN: AVARICE - RAPACITY-- ACQUISITIVENESS: EVIL = a -vice + a and r from A nd R apacity

    14 down: REEXAMINE-- king= REX, + E from essentially + article = A belonging to me= MINE = check again.

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    1. A small correction pl. E from essentially 'pricEless'

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  2. 12ac : Somehow it is me on top of every list (7) ITEMISE {IT IS ME}* + E(-very)
    24ac : Slippery girl obtains fake visa (7) EVASIVE {E(VASI*)VE
    27ac : How you rate yourself in playing life's game (4-5) SELF-IMAGE {LIFE'S GAME}*

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  3. 21D- Eyeless
    Def.- Can't see
    You coming up-Ye=<
    Drug-E
    French- Le
    Ship-SS

    25D- Irate- Def.- angry
    Current- I, Charge- rate

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  4. I haven't solved the puzzle as a whole and I don't have any crossings. And I am taking only one clue before anyone does:
    8 "My arse is on fire", man going in complains (7) YAMMERS :: M in anag. of MYARSE (safe and resting on the computer chair).
    Take care.

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  5. 17A- Aneurysms- (Many users)*- Swellings

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  6. 1A:STEPSON STONE+P+S*
    22A: ABAXIAL A+LAB< containing A XI
    25D: I RATE

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  7. Making up for 25D
    5A: ANARCHY A N(ARCH)Y

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  8. 5 Chief imprisoned in a city for lawlessness (7)
    ANARCHY A(N(ARCH)Y)
    13 Dense rain covers inn (5)
    SERAI (T)
    23 Bury currency note inside (5)
    IN(TE)R

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    1. You can take one more for 5A

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  9. ACROSS
    28 Setter on the radio "Storm's changing direction, it's on the face" (7) ~ i {EYE} {B[-L](+R)OW}
    DOWN
    4 Developed an idea to get small plants (7) (NAIADE*)(S) (anag of AN IDEA) + S
    5 Seated on mud counter in a corner (7) {A} {S(TRID<=)E}

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  10. 27AC SELF-IMAGE* anagram of life's game
    16DN ENSTATITE* [INTERSTATE-r*]
    18DN SELF-SOW [S FELLOWS-l*]

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    1. You can take one more for 27A solved by MB

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  11. 15A S{K}ELE + TONS
    7D CARNIVORE (V+CARRION+E)*
    19D S{W}ELLER

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  12. I have completed the grid. Why such a poor show here? Post PUNgal mental dyspepsia? and where are the usual penngals?

    I liked the cluing of 29 across. congrats to the Cryptic team and of course to the Col.

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    1. Agree for 29AC. But the def. could have been tougher [like weed]. Cannabis cigarettes was a giveaway.

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    2. Thought 1D & 9A were the toughest

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  13. 9A: EXEGESIST ; (text i see g)* ; Defn: One who explains the Bible
    20A: SUEDE ; {SUED E} ; Defn: material
    3D: SKETCHIER ; { SKETCH(I)ER} ; Defn: with lesser detail

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  14. 1D. SFERICS - S(F ERIC)S
    11A. INDUCED. - IN DUDE*around C
    2D. EMEND ?

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    1. Emend I think is right
      E(MEN)D<

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  15. To be solved

    Across - 10, 26

    Down - 6

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  16. 26AC: IDIOT I'D(I)O+T (def = Charlie, slang for idiot)
    6D: AGAZE? A+GRAZE -R
    10A: AGRAM A+MARG<<

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    1. 6D: Why the ?..it is right I think

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  17. 26 A IDIOT { I D(I)O T ) def: Charlie

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  18. Superb puzzle! The combined might of India's super setters showcased in a single puzzle..
    Nicely compiled Ajeesh!

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