Sunday, 29 January 2017

Special, Sunday 29 Jan 2017, K Koteswar Rao


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

ACROSS
1   One who is scornful has colour mirroring either way with the setter in (7)
5   The mode, robbery was committed shows up monotony (7)
9   State of confusion created by blowers is up for all to see (5)
10 A nincompoop, in agitation, stopped work, comrade! (9)
11 Swear word to detest until the ends are clipped (4)
12 Blocks removed from seaweeds for growth of tree (5)
14 Musical composer reportedly forming a group (4)
16 Pertinent country loses tail for direction (7)
18 One who brings up children loses head for daughter. That’s more expensive! (7)
20 Body of water built on a log (6)
22 Foldaway multiple accounts, fruitcakes! (7)
25 Indian mother back to back (4)
26 The market for product specialization (5)
27 You crack it to exercise your authority to control (4)
31 Expression of victory in reverie shows the ability to bear (9)
33 Perhaps mahogany is grown when champion leaves the hard shell (5)
34 Distance measured by return carriage on time (7)
35 Insect goes after leaf for an ostentatious display (7)

DOWN
1   Find lacking very popular dance (5)
2   Factor from the existing to the rocky height (7)
3   A bud makes crude paint (4)
4   Extinct bird stated to sway (3)
5   Lots of money with hesitation carried on an aircraft (6)
6   The home of wild beasts is backed by some Gulf money (4)
7   He makes a hole off-colour around the rivulet (7)
8   Nothing left in the main course, treats cosmetically (9)
13 Armstrong is upright (4)
15 Encode analog signal by the chief cardinal (4)
17 (Clue left out by KKR. No time to amend) (4)
19 Conquest results in loss of number but dynamism remains (4)
21 He is better if he takes chance (7)
23 Cautious on both sides of a teacher (7)
24 One who is Intended funding loses midlands (6)
28 Instrument to defeat thoroughly an alien (5)
29 Cosmic major ending surrounding America (4)
30 Bhang, Marijuana Narcotic Drugs – all ends up in heroin (4)
32 Power to perceive vehicle chassis (3)

Across Lite version  not uploaded due to error

Enjoy.

60 comments:

  1. 1A. DERIDER (RED<< I RED<<)
    10A: COMPANION (A NINCOMPOOP -OP)* (stopped work => remove OP, def = comrade)
    3D: DAUB (ABUD*)

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  2. 28d Instrument to defeat thoroughly an alien (5)PIP ET
    35a Insect goes after leaf for an ostentatious display (7)PAGE ANT
    30D Bhang, Marijuana Narcotic Drugs – all ends up in heroin (4)S C A G (last letters)

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    1. 30d (Bhan)G, (Marijuan)A, (Narcoti)C, (Drug)S <=

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  3. Col, apologies for the slips.

    Please note them as below:

    18AC: ENU is 6.

    17DN: Missed clue:
    One who abstains from work without permission (4)

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  4. 5D : Lots of money with hesitation carried on an aircraft (6) BOMBER BOMB+ER
    21D : He is better if he takes chance (7) GAMBLER [CD]
    29D : Cosmic major ending surrounding America (4) URSA U{R}SA

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    1. I thought 21D was a DD.
      He is better/if he takes chance

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  5. 9A:SNAFU (FANS<)U
    7D:DRILLER D(RILL)ER</*
    11A:OATH (-l)OATH(-e)

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  6. 8D MANICURES (MAINCOURSE - O)*
    31A T{OLE}RANCE
    28D PIP+ET

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  7. Sorry for the mess MB. I think it was a copy paste error resulting in deletion of 16DN and 17DN:
    Ally Grant gets treated for valour (9)

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  8. 34A- Yardage- Distance measured
    (YARD=<)age

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  9. 32D- ESP (Extra Sensory Peception)- Power to see, but vehicle chassis?

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  10. 3. (Automotive Engineering) electronic stability programme: an electronic system that automatically stabilizes a road vehicle that is being oversteered or is in danger of rolling over by selectively applying individual brakes
    This is what I got from Free dic. for Esp, but still does not connect with chassis- probably connected to the chassis?

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    1. I parsed it as (-v)ESP(-a)
      Chassis meaning body.

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    2. Good parsing Vasant. You read my mind!

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  11. My 3rd-
    20A- Lagoon- ( on a log)*

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  12. Lovely puzzle.Loved 16A, 21A, 32A, 24D; my COD was 13D.
    Thanks KKR for the entertainment.

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  13. Any more takers? Otherwise, I will complete in 30 minutes time.

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    1. Please dont complete we are there to complete

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  14. 5A: BOREDOM T<
    14A:BLOC
    16A: GERMANE GERMAN(-y+E)
    18A: DEARER (-r+D)EARER
    22A: MANIACS MANI(~MANY)(ACS)

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    1. Sure Vasant, I don't mind waiting.

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    2. 14AC anno?
      22AC Needs fine tuning. I guess it is a typo.

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    3. Cant get the homophonic synonym of bloc
      Fo give your anno of 22A

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    4. Typo do instead of fo

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  15. Others please take a few otherwise I will gobble up the rest

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  16. 25A: AMMA AM< AM< & LIT
    26A: NICHE CD ( reference Niche Market)
    27A : WHIP CD
    32A: CARAP (-ace)

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  17. 1D:DISCO (-very)
    2D: (REAL)(TOR)
    4D: ROC ~ROCK
    6D: RIAL LAIR<
    13D: NIEL LEIN< Amazing clue this!
    15D: DEAN T
    19D: (-tri)UMPH
    23D: (A)(CHARY)A Nice clue!
    24D: FI(-n)ANCE

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  18. 17DN: Missed clue:
    One who abstains from work without permission (4)

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  19. Replies
    1. 12AC Seaweeds = BALDERLOCKS
      blocks removed
      17DN AWOL
      One who is ABSENT WITHOUT LEAVE

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    2. BALDERLOCKS -blocks was tough!

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    3. Yes, the answer for 13DN is LIEN

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  20. Cant parse both if they are right

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  21. Thank you all for your excellent participation, particularly Vasant, who stood with me till the end.
    Apologies for the omission of the two DN clues, which probably prevented Col from making an acrosslite version. Apologies again Col, I should have given a final check before shooting to you.

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  22. Awol- Absent WithOut Leave- Acronym

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    1. Yes, Paddy. Thanks for your reappearance.

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  23. Was busy watching Federer & Nadal thriller!
    12A : Seems to be ALDER but not able to parse it. Could be ELDER too!
    Overall a nice puzzle. Thanks KKR.

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  24. KKR-
    Sorry for not participating fully. Federe kept me away from CW's and that was wort it!
    v(esp)a was great and greater still that Vasant was able to crack it. I could not have- in spite of being a vespa fan and presently owning its variant, Chetak. I am happy about its being here.

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    1. I too was keen to watch it. But had to go out for a lunch at relative's home. So, recorded the entire match and now leisurely watching.
      Really enjoyed seeing Federer coming back..

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  25. Don't miss the last set- it was a classic. To watch Federer & nadal fight it out for old times sake was fantastic.
    13D- Upright has to be split- up right? Armstrong strongly suggested lien, but I could not go beyond that. Thank you.

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    1. As soon as I returned home, I switched on the TV and saw Nadal taking runner-up. So, I rewound and saw the 5th set first.
      Now, I am watching from set 1

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  26. A pity I didn't get to participate as I waited till late night to see the Special getting posted. In any case, now its too late as the deadline is pierced. NO Acrosslite version and hence will create my own grid and attempt at leisure. From the look of it, must have been a very exciting one.Good show, KKR !

    This is a nice forum for trying one's hand at compiling .

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  27. Thanks everyone. Just back home after a hectic two days with my Class of 67 batch celebrating our Golden Jubilee at Vision Nature Resort, Annaikatty.
    Will be heading back to Bangalore on Monday morning

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  28. Wecome back to CBE. Is it Aanaikatti or Annaikatty ? How's the resort there? Tell us about it. I have always been confused with the spelling of Annamalai and or Annamallai etc as seen in the signboards. Like Koyamuttur, Coimbatore, etc. Heard a lot about it as a picnic site. Being a CBEan, yet to see the sights near and about, except Isha Yoga Centre and Marudamalai and Tamara Resort. Can you post some pics?

    Missed the solving due to lack of Acrosslite. Is it possible o load it evn now? I am now doing cold solving , flitting between the grid created by me and the clues. Such a pain !

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    1. The resort was good, however there were some maintenance issues in the rooms and the staff not properly trained. Food was good.
      We were 33 classmates from my 67 batch of school with their familes celebrating the Golden Jubilee

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  29. In the welter of missing clues etc and the deadline, no on did 33 across?Perhaps mahogany is grown when champion leaves the hard shell (5)

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    1. Thanks Raju for keeping in touch with my grid.
      In fact, Vasant already cracked it, of course, he classified it as non-existent 32AC! I too didn't notice this wrong number.

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