Sunday, 22 January 2017

Special, Sunday 22 Jan 2017, Springer


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


ACROSS
1   Distant commercial unit (5)
4   English leader in many attempts at raffles (9)
9   Ape Tom? No, Polly! (7)
10 Get oval perhaps from electromotive force (7)
11 Maybe one strange song (3,6)
12 Shade one wears against smear (5)
13 Gives in and produces (6)
15 Platform encloses everything rosier (8)
18 Love, write, rise with no top cover (4,4)
19 Agreement to keep son in marriage (6)
22 Copulates after board defeats (5)
24 Put incomes right inside data processors (9)
26 Spear in first using reel (7)
27 More caught Root; out! (7)
28 O! fly a wife around? Routine stuff! (3,2,4)
29 It spins both ways (5)

DOWN
1   Bachchan,say,in,extremely funny role of producer (7)
2   Attack's quiet fast (5)
3   1/0? Evade a bouncer (4,5)
4   Leave alone the French to place bets (4,2)
5   Rent Vera collected for inn keeper (8)
6   Brilliance celebrated but not of bad breed (5)
7   Ann involved in two draws produces absurd acts (9)
8   Runs helter-skelter seeking refuge (7)
14 Chosen line provided in power up (9)
16 Copper for example for Zubin Mehta (9)
17 Compositions of mixed concrete I have for engineer (8)
18 How alms are distributed as per current rule (4,3)
20 What Ravi Shankar might have said on not finding it? (2,5)
21 Hamper effort in current measure (6)
23 6-4 may be part of final score (3,2)

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Enjoy.

46 comments:

  1. 18d OHM's LAW*
    28a WAY OF LIFE*
    16a UNI(S)ON

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  2. 2 down: RAPID: Attack= RAID- Quiet= P -- RA(P)ID= Fast

    4 down: LETS BE : Leaves alone _ BETS anagram with French LE_ the

    11 across: ODD NUMBER- strange= ODD soong= NUMBER - strange song

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    1. 11A:The intended definition was
      Maybe one

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  3. 15A Platform encloses everything rosier (8) PEACHIER {P{EACH}IER}

    12A Shade one wears against smear (5) TAINT {T{A}INT}

    16D Copper for example for Zubin Mehta (9) CONDUCTOR [GK]

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    1. I thought 16D is a DD - "Copper, for example" and "Zubin Mehta" (actually both are defs by example, so do you need two indicators?)

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    2. Perhaps not. Thanks Ramki for the feed-back.

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    3. I should have said perhaps yes..
      thought the indicator on centre would take care of both

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  4. 1A: FARAD (FAR + AD)
    24A: COMPUTERS (PUT in COMES + R), "incomes" to be read as "in comes"
    14D: ELECTRIFY (ELECT + IF in RY)

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  5. 4A - LOTTERIES {LOT}{T{E}RIES}
    10A - VOLTAGE*
    13 - YIELDS [DD]

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  6. 1d. FACTORY..ACTOR IN FY
    3D. DUCK UNDER (ZERO UNDER) NICE ONE 😀
    7D. INANITIES..ANN II TIES

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    1. Right MB that was the intention

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  7. 26AC: LE(IST)ER
    5DN TAVERNER*
    8DN SHELTER TELESCOPIC

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  8. 26 Spear in first using reel (7) LE(IST)ER
    What is the reversal ind here pl?

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    1. Reel was attempted as an anagram with "using" as anagram indicator

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  9. ACROSS
    9 Ape Tom? No, Polly! (7) (COPY)(CAT) (Polly - Parrot)
    18 Love, write, rise with no top cover (4,4) O/PEN ROOF
    DOWN
    20 What Ravi Shankar might have said on not finding it? (2,5) NO SITAR (CD)

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  10. 22A- Mates- DD- Copulates/ chess mate
    27A- Extract- (Extra)ct

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  11. 29A- Rotor- Spins both ways

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    1. Bingo Paddy!
      Being an Electrical Engineer, wanted to set with this theme.

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    2. Being an Electrical engineer, I am with you all the way on this. Enjoyed solving it.

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    3. Thanks,Paddy.
      Birds of the same feather..

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  13. Surprisingly so many left in an easyCW. Less participation?

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  14. Yet to be solved

    Down - 6, 17, 21, 23, 25

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  15. 6 D ECLAT ( celebrated-breed)*
    25 D EXACT (T)

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  16. 17D CONCERTI (CONCRETE - E +I)*

    21D AMPERE (Telescopic)

    23D SET OF?

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  17. 17D CONCERTI anagram of concrete with i substituted for e
    21D AMPERE (T)
    23D SET OF (not sure how it works.

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    1. 6-4 is a set of the final score line of say a score of 6-4, 7-5.
      I admit this is an iffy clue.

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    2. I was thinking about set up (one set up) until I got the crossing.

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  18. An easy outing today! Enjoyable solve. Thanks, Vasant. 😊

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    1. Still cannot get the smiley...

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    2. Smiley's can be posted only while posting from phones

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    3. Like this from my phone 😎

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    4. Nice one Col..i am posting from my phone..i think i need to import a few smileys

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  19. Satyen Nabar and Suresh on tie!

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  20. Thanks Col for publishing and all who have participated

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  21. Elegant cryptic marked by simplicity in clueing.

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  22. Vasant.. very nice grid :)

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  23. Thanks Springer for a very simple and elegant crossword. I didn't know that you went by this name ! Etymology of Vasant gave it away !! IN CONCERTI i and e are interchangeble for ego in real life ?

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    1. Thanks Raju. I remember you commenting on the 1st Springer puzzle on 4th December

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