Saturday, 4 February 2017

Special, 04 Feb 2017, 8th Anniversary Special, Springer


Three answers per commenter as usual till 1 PM (Annotations compulsory) 
Please provide all your answers in one comment.


THCC Anniversary Special

Happy Birthday THCC. This is my humble tribute to the site and all the bloggers -Springer


ACROSS
1   Visits healer's works before close (5,2)
5   Well-built officer in the street of Kentucky (6)
11 Picture fashionable group (5)
12 Menacing threat of eastern vanguard (2,3,4)
13 Top cover his car pal loosened (4,5)
14 Problem child (5)
15 Bank's additional clause not right (4)
17 Not inside party gate; in open air (7)
21 Long reach of monkey (4,3)
22 Modify irregular diet (4)
26 Cord error in command (5)
27 Almost concerned with choice of a fight (2,2,5)
29 What you might say of the others when the last clue is remaining to be solved? (4,3,2)
30 Delete Times puzzle last (5)
31 Shy one mixes sweets (6)
32 Learned Indian's intellect charms His Majesty (7)

DOWN
2   Indian sage’s curriculum-vitae? (5)
3   Fertiliser prepared at shop (6)
4   Superb Havana smoked in Indian villa (6)
6   The endless paper (3,5)
7   Cuss and other four letter ones may be found here? (9)
8   Instrument surveys variable/even areas (1-5)
9   Half peck at the beach given by the Indian youth (7)
10 Pets walk briskly? (4,3)
16 Codes Enid cracks; selects after deliberation (7,2)
18 The month contributing to jumping about sometime? (8)
19 Pass extended for the army officer (7)
20 Busts the position of concealed English(7)
23 Quarter to come out reportedly (6)
24 Heartless investigator in a tight spot (6)
25 Krishnan Jr.: artist at the net (6)
28 Fine a private investigator having animal (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SPRINGER 3

Enjoy.
SOLUTION


63 comments:

  1. 11 In Set
    14 Issue (dd)
    21 Ache for*

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  2. 1 across: DROPS IN- healer= doctor DR +works- ops + in _ Visits= Drops in

    11across : INSET - Fashionable+ IN + group= SET Picture

    3 down: POTASH anagram of at shop- fertilizer.

    Potash has been brought to ashes by many compilers . Phoenix rising ?

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    1. 1A is not correct. How did you get IN?

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  3. Sorry, DROPS BY instead of drops in. I hurried up slowly !!

    I got in because the door was open!. I got in by Acrosslite . I wanted to put in my three bit before I go to sleep by midnight in NY.

    Springer has sprung a surprise anniversary gift. Good work, Vasant. Keep it up.

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  4. Lovely clues Springer!

    4 Superb Havana smoked in Indian villa (6)BHAVAN (T)
    9 Half peck at the beach given by the Indian youth (7){KI(-ss)}{SHORE}
    25 Krishnan Jr.: artist at the net (6){RA}{MESH}

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  5. 19D: Pass extended for the army officer (7) COLONEL (Pass = COL, extended form of COL = COLONEL)
    23D: Quarter to come out reportedly (6) FOURTH (hp FORTH)
    30A: Delete Times puzzle last (5) ERASE (ERAS + (puzzl)E)
    Enjoyable grid Vasant! A big thank you to all the setters and solvers who have kept this blog thriving over the last 8 years!

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  6. 13a hair scalp (his car pal anag)
    22a EDIT (diet)
    6d THE HINDU (the -e)

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  7. When I put in BHAVAN, KISHORE & COLONEL I was expecting this to be a setters' theme .

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  8. Clues are simply well-written.

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    1. Thanks Sir..I am on cloud nine!

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  9. 27 Almost concerned with choice of a fight (2,2,5)ON,OR,A BOUT
    29 What you might say of the others when the last clue is remaining to be solved? (4,3,2)REST ARE IN
    32 Learned Indian's intellect charms His Majesty (7)BRA(HM)IN

    As a CD 29 A is very well written

    Lovely puzzle, Springer.

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  10. Happy birthday THCC and kudos Col for soldiering on!

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  11. Happy Anniversary, Deepak. May there be many more.

    Superb, Vasant. Kudos for clueing Indian names nicely. 25d reminded me that my uncle used to stay three doors away from Ramanathan Krishnan in the '70s. They used to have a tennis court (mini?) marked on the drive behind their gate. I forget the locality... Nandanam?

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  12. 2D - RISHI (for CV)
    7D - CROSSWORD [CD]
    8D - Y-LEVEL {Y}-{LEVEL}

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  13. 5AC ST[OC]KY]
    12 AC AT THE FORE [ANAGRAM]
    17AC OUT DOOR

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  14. 10d STEP* OFF (RA)
    16 Decides on*
    28 Ok a pi

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  15. Thanks Springer for the rightly-fitted grid on celebration day!

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  16. 10D STEP OUT (RA)

    31A HONEYS (SHYONE)*

    18D FEBRUARY CD

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  17. Happy anniversary Colonel and all THCC members :)Tx Springer!

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  18. Hi Sir,
    Happy anniversary To THCC & special thanks for this wonderful blog :)

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  19. DOWN CLUES


    18 The month contributing to jumping about sometime? (8) FEBRUARY {Appears in leap year too}
    24 Heartless investigator in a tight spot (6) CORNER {COR(-O)NER}

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  20. In place of 18Dn done by Doc.
    26 Cord error in command (5) ORDER [T]

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  21. Mine last

    20Dn Busts the position of concealed English(7) STATUES {STATU(E)S}

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  22. Lovely gift from Vasant on THCC's Anniversary! Thanks, Vasant! :)

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  23. Lovely grid Vasant. Happy anniversary :)

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  24. Vasant,
    Thanks a lot for the special on the occasion of the 8th Anniversary of this blog. This blog survives because of all the commenters here and also for the many silent visitors who do not comment
    Thank you everyone

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  25. Congratulations to Col. Gopinath and all the bloggers on the eighth anniversary of this blog.

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  26. Thanks all for the participation & many thanks to Col for putting this up..missed out on cluing the latest blogger as the grid was filled about three months back..might have clued as:
    Sir Davy,"I wonder at this super solver from Singapore(8)"

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  27. Thank you Vasant for remembering the anniversary and making out a fitting CW. Enjoyed doing it, though after the event and missing all the fun.
    Had a good laugh at the monkey with the long reach!
    Many happy returns for the blog, Col.- 8, 80,......
    Yet to read all the comments.

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  28. IMO, the day is not far off when we can do a Sptinger CW on TH.

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    1. Here, out in North, they say, "Aapke muh mein ghee shakar"..
      Thanks Paddy..I am flattered

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    2. Otherwise you can say "मैन गुड़ खाके मर जाऊं" 😊

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  29. Replies
    1. Ajeesh your feedback of the last puzzle was fantastic!Do provide your feedback for this puzzle too

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  30. Surprise, Surprise Ajeesh landed up last night at my house with a cake on the occasion of the Anniversary of the blog. I have added some photographs of the same on the THCC Families blog at the following link
    8th Anniversary

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    1. Great Ajeesh!You deserve it Sir!You have inspired a generation of setters and solvers!

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