Monday, 6 February 2017

Satyen Nabar's Sun Spl analysed


Solution to last Sun Spl

I invite readers to add Comments if any in the light of clue-sol-WP-cluetype marshalled together here. A sample Comment I have added below. Please be constructive even in any criticism. (E&OE)



Clue


Sol


WP


Clue type
8 and 11 Palmist's instruction - Reveal intentions SHOW ONES HAND NA DD
9   Reserves to practise during intervals (10) RESTRAINTS RES(TRAIN)S Container-content
10 Throws out failures? Not right (6) EJECTS rEJECTS Del: head off
11 See 8 NA NA NA
12 Opposed to a drink (4) AGIN A GIN Charade
13 Employing disheartened amateur winsomely (10) ENGAGINGLY ENGAGING LaY Cha w del
17 Briefly luxurious asset (4) PLUS NA Del: Tail off
18 Leader ignored safe approach (5) COFFER cOFFER Del: Head off
19 Discard the actors (4) CAST NA DD
20 Instructs one to delete documents with changes (10) TRANSFORMS TRAiNS FORMS Cha w del
22 Pretentious talk of market optimist (4) BULL NA DD
23 Dressing laggards with best clothes (4, 4) GLAD RAGS NA Anagram
27 Working with urgency to make career (6) ONRUSH ON RUSH Charade
28 Extremely unemotional in uniform? That's a doctor (10) CONSULTANT NA Container-content w del
29 Long in the water with evasive people (4) EELS Not clear Unclassified
1   See 14 NA NA NA
2   Unsolicited opinion of very little value (3, 5) TWO CENTS NA DD
3   Runs in to have sex? Dismisses curtly (7, 3) BRUSHES OFF B(RUSHES)OFF Container-content
4   Some aficionados lounging at city (4) OSLO aficionodOSLOunging Hidden
5   Time to regret being faithful (4) TRUE T-rue Charade
6   Transfer is rejected with brief call (6) SIPHON SI<-PHON(e) Cha w rev and del
7   Pugilist under pressure contributes to knock one senseless (4) STUN pugiliSTUNder Hidden
14 and 1D Attack fiercely and advance towards pitcher who’s breaking a rule cunningly (2, 3, 3, 7) GO FOR THE JUGULAR GOFORTHE-JUG-(ULAR-e)* Cha with del-cum-anag
15 Lass searches for young women’s organisation (4, 6) GIRL SCOUTS GIRL SCOUTS Cha
16 Lacking agenda, lackey content to leave unenthusiastically (10) LISTLESSLY NA Cha w del
19 Obscurely perverse lacking soul perhaps, intimacy can be a net attraction (8) CYBER SEX (OBSCURELY - SOUL)*-SEX Cha w del
21 Practice of abandoning habits? (6) NUDISM NA CD
24 Spoils machine in retrospect (4) LOOT NA Reversal
25 Colleague lawfully removes member (4) ALLY legALLY Deletion:letters off
26 Speak roughly to break zest (4) SNAP NA Multiple def

3 comments:

  1. Sample comments
    There is a good mix of clue types.
    In 15dn the sol GIRL SCOUTS has been broken as girl and scouts and clued as a charade. It is OK but solvers may expect a phrase to be broken differently and clued.
    As a setter I know any crossword will have more charades than any other clue type. But some of these will suffer deletionshave deletions as here.

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  2. Hi Chaturvasi Sir, thank you for taking time out for the analysis. It means a lot to receive expert feedback and criticism! Definitely helps to improve as a setter!

    Sir, the clue type for 14 and 1D would be Cha + cont-cum-anag. GO FORTH + (E{JUG}ULAR*)
    For 29A, EELS, my intention was CD & D. Long in the water? (eels being long fishes) and evasive people definition

    Thank you again Sir!

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  3. Count of clue types
    Anagram 1
    23 Dressing laggards with best clothes (4, 4)
    NA
    GLAD RAGS
    ---
    CD 1
    21 Practice of abandoning habits? (6)
    NA
    NUDISM
    ---
    Cha w del 4
    13 Employing disheartened amateur winsomely (10)
    ENGAGING LaY
    ENGAGINGLY
    16 Lacking agenda, lackey content to leave unenthusiastically (10)
    NA
    LISTLESSLY
    19 Obscurely perverse lacking soul perhaps, intimacy can be a net attraction (8)
    (OBSCURELY - SOUL)*-SEX
    CYBER SEX
    20 Instructs one to delete documents with changes (10)
    TRAiNS FORMS
    TRANSFORMS
    ---
    Cha w rev and del 1
    6 Transfer is rejected with brief call (6)
    SI<-PHON(e)
    SIPHON
    ---
    Cha with del-cum-anag 1
    14 and 1D Attack fiercely and advance towards pitcher who’s breaking a rule cunningly (2, 3, 3, 7)
    GOFORTHE-ULAR
    GO FOR THE JUGULAR
    ---
    Charade 4
    12 Opposed to a drink (4)
    A GIN
    AGIN
    15 Lass searches for young women’s organisation (4, 6)
    GIRL SCOUTS
    GIRL SCOUTS
    27 Working with urgency to make career (6)
    ON RUSH
    ONRUSH
    5 Time to regret being faithful (4)
    T-rue
    TRUE
    ---
    Container-content 2
    3 Runs in to have sex? Dismisses curtly (7, 3)
    B(RUSHES)OFF
    BRUSHES OFF
    9 Reserves to practise during intervals (10)
    RES(TRAIN)S
    RESTRAINTS
    ---
    Container-content w del 1
    28 Extremely unemotional in uniform? That's a doctor (10)
    NA
    CONSULTANT
    ---
    DD 3
    19 Discard the actors (4)
    NA
    CAST
    2 Unsolicited opinion of very little value (3, 5)
    NA
    TWO CENTS
    22 Pretentious talk of market optimist (4)
    NA
    BULL
    ---
    Del: head off 2
    10 Throws out failures? Not right (6) 1
    rEJECTS
    EJECTS
    18 Leader ignored safe approach (5)
    cOFFER
    COFFER
    ---
    Del: Tail off 1
    17 Briefly luxurious asset (4) 1
    NA
    PLUS
    ---
    Deletion:letters off 1
    25 Colleague lawfully removes member (4) 1
    legALLY
    ALLY
    ---
    Hidden 2
    4 Some aficionados lounging at city (4)
    aficionodOSLOunging
    OSLO
    7 Pugilist under pressure contributes to knock one senseless (4)
    pugiliSTUNder
    STUN
    ---
    Multiple def 1
    26 Speak roughly to break zest (4) 1
    NA
    SNAP
    ---
    Reversal 1
    24 Spoils machine in retrospect (4) 1
    NA
    LOOT
    ---
    Unclassified 1
    29 Long in the water with evasive people (4) 1
    Not clear 1
    EELS 1
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    Grand Total 29
    ====
    E & O E (Some automation was used in this classification)

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