Sunday, 12 February 2017

Special, Sunday 12 Feb 2017, Raju Umamaheswar


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


ACROSS
1   Uber strike carries a limb--  moribund means of message ! (9)
6   He is disdainful in fancy nicks (5)
9   Carbon dirt marks spoilt the fabric of a house (6,3,6)
10 Duck, having a drink, left (4)
11 Man who gives a final song ( 8)
14 Moral wrong? The prophet, by the sound of it, is honest (7)
15 Baulked, MRI defaulter did this! (7)
16 Nothing in a perch? Wrong! but his fishing is illegal (7)
18 Setter and Anglo saxon produce this vapour (7)
20 Sacked, sobs, for banning jallikattu? (8)
21 Spinners spun? Can be a beauty! (4)
25 In the Zodiac and in the British democracy (3,5,2,5)
26 Failed? Take exam again; all the others one's entered (5)
27 Bygone, never to return! (9)

DOWN
1   Little one has sex appeal for an old measure (5)
2   Country with oomph in the core of its nervous system (7)
3   Sleek loses energy in confusion for these creatures (4)
4    A horse raced around the ring (4)
5   Several following an award, one hears, is nosey? (10)
6   One eaten by peevish workers for breakfast? ( 10)
7   Run, jump, throw and catch -- all bent upon for this game  (7)
8   Wagon on top of the hill contains an explosive charge (9)
12 Catch her frisky toms- the pits! (10)
13 Insect without auditory organs, came out intrepidly (10)
14 Aficionado says cheers to drink this stout (9)
17 Two articles with MicroSoft beginners - stand up when played (7)
19 Dispels despair and displayed desire! (7)
22 Tetchy? Try a bit of yoga (5)
23 Got promotion in the ranks, we hear (4)
24 Down, depressed and puffed (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at RAJU U 7

Enjoy.

45 comments:

  1. 19D Dispels despair and displayed desire! (7)ASPIRED*
    17D Two articles with MicroSoft beginners - stand up when played (7)AN THE MS

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  2. 3d Sleek loses energy in confusion for these creatures (4)ELKES (SL[-E]EK)*

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  3. 6A : He is disdainful in fancy nicks (5) CYNIC [T]
    7D : Run, jump, throw and catch -- all bent upon for this game (7) NETBALL {ALL BENT}*
    8D : Wagon on top of the hill contains an explosive charge (9) CARTRIDGE {CART}{RIDGE}

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  4. 10A:TEA L
    16A:POACHER O in A PERCH*
    3D: ELKS SLEEK(-e)*

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  5. Making up for 3D solved by Ram
    17D AN THE MS

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  6. Again making up for 17D
    12D NETHERMOST NET HER TOMS*

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  7. Solving cold from my cell phone as I am out of town..
    Looks a nice puzzle

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  8. Nice one from Raju.. I liked 2d 😀 not able to parse fully 15a.. will wait for solution here

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  9. 9AC: BRICKS AND MORTAR (anagram)
    27AC: YESTERDAY DD
    19DN: ASPIRED (anagram)

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  10. 5D- Meddlesome
    Award, one hears- meddle
    Several- some
    Nosey?- Def.

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  11. 26A- Res(I)t- Take exam. again

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  12. My last-
    21A- Spot- (TOPS)*
    can be a beauty spot- FIB

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    1. I think as parsed the clue would be an indirect anagram..can it be resolved by treating spun as reversal indicator?

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  13. 1A: CABLEGRAM {CAB}{LEG}{RAM}
    14A: SINCERE {SIN} + SEER hp
    2D: BRITAIN BR{IT}AIN

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  14. 1D - CUBIT {CUB}{IT}
    4D - ROAN {R{O}AN}
    22D - TESTY {TEST}{Y(-oga)}

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    1. The above is compensation of a ASPIRED originally solved by Ram

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  16. Lovely one from Raju. Enjoyed solving it. My COD 13D.

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  17. 11A ALASTAIR {a}{last}{air}

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    1. It should have been Alistair

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    2. Alastair is also a male name

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    3. My mistake. I forgot that Raju had amended the definition part of the clue

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  18. 14D Supporter {sup{port}er}

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  19. Yet to be solved

    Across - 15, 20

    Down - 6, 13, 23, 24

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  20. 15A can only be STALLED not solved. Maybe DD. But what is the MRI default. Or was it supposed to be EMI default. Even then I cannot get the link

    20A OUT CRIES

    6D CRO{I}SS ANTS

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    1. Sureshji, I had meant Equated Monthly Instalments (EMI)

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  21. Last 3

    Down - 13, 23, 24

    and Anno for 15A

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  22. I have a doubt about 23D- if the homonym indicator and the def. are placed correctly. Crossings suggest otherwise.
    Is it now thrown open for anyone to solve?

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    1. I too feel homonym ind is not placed correctly!

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    2. Correction : Homophone indicator!

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  23. Col.,
    23D- If 'got promotion' is the def., the solution is 'Rose'. But the crossings indicate 'Rows' (ranks)

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  24. Sorry for taking the liberty and being a few minutes earlier than the deadline.
    13D- F(earless)ly
    24D- Blue (MD)- Down/ depressed/ Puffed

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  25. 23 Got promotion in the ranks, we hear (4)ROWS HP position is wrong

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    1. Got Promotion= Rose in the ranks.

      Rows= Ranks

      I couldn't resist using these two words as a clue. I BLEW
      the phonetic technicality to the winds !

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  26. 24D: I thought "puffed" would translate to BLEW and was looking for an hp indicator! Is "blue" = "puffed"?

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    1. One of the meanings of blue is breathless which is close to puffed.

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  27. Which means the whole sentence is the clue?

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  28. Replies
    1. THANK YOU !!! private joke between us , eh?😁😁

      I also thank every blogger here for their forbearance without brickbats and appreciation. I am inspired to impose some more on ye-all 😁

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    2. What's the annotation for stalled?

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    3. I had meant EMI but put in MRI to read as Monthly Regular Instalments.I have never been a borrower but had lent and lost much and many friends lost me !

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  29. Nice one Raju..enjoyed this..though solved cold☺

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