Sunday, 19 February 2017

Special, Sunday 19 Feb 2017, Avtaar


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


ACROSS
1   Where one relaxes every now and then, slouching awkwardly (6,6)
8   Father,say, gets a pan for digging (7)
9   Piercing it is needed to write in Arabic, Farsi, Italian, Norwegian and Gaelic, primarily (7)
11 Alimony, perhaps, after distribution of income? (2-8)
12 Silver and gold turned over from the fields (4)
14 Cave in bush fully turned inside (8)
16 A female…  possibly on the radio programme ? (6)
17 Take all through evenly (3)
19 Took apart fancy drapes (6)
21 Emperor's new Plan outlined-  initially  takes 15 (8)
24 Little stag and goat, skinned and fried (4)
25 Change impression about Curie's attendant (10)
27 Some swine are strangled? Most touching! (7)
28 Silly  vow to catch one jerk (7)
29 Visionary politicians - Yankees, maybe? (13)

DOWN
1   Keep virtually all of delicate nuts (7)
2   Made better design of Villa de Etla, reducing length (10)
3   Reckless hit-and-run (8)
4   After dropping a point, union's showing appreciation (6)
5   One not qualified is not fine, to begin with (4)
6   Drinking rum/gin, bandit's continuing to make progress (5,2)
7   Recognition software at lobby about to be withdrawn (12)
10 Explosion of ageing comet caused by earth's attraction (11)
13 Shames stranded Geminis having no one at the helm (10)
15 One reset time (3)
18 Profitable period for stall (4,4)
20 Withdraw circular following outbreak of rubella and encephalitis (7)
22 Football team cannot reverse… holds up (7)
23 Ways to eat old fashioned, medium hot sandwiches with topping of salsa (6)
26 This chap's not a medium (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at AVTAAR 2

Enjoy.

75 comments:

  1. 12A - AGRO; AG (OR <--)
    27A - NEAREST (T)
    2D - ALLEVIATED; (VILLA DE ETLA - L)*

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    1. Villa De Etla is a town in Mexico

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  2. 17A:HOG tHrOuGh
    21A:NAPOLEON NAP(O)L*+EON
    15D:EON ONE*

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  3. & down: GEOMAGNETIC---anagram of ageing comet -Earth's attraction

    28 across: IDIOTIC-- silly+ IDIOTIC-- vow+I DO +I+ jerk+TIC

    12 across: Silver=AG _ Gold= OR turned over of ag and or + AGRO+ from the fields


    Looks very promising and challenging> Welcome on board, Avtaar Or am I wrong? are you a reincarnation?

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    1. Have done one Sunday special before.

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    2. 10D. Definition is "caused by Earth's attraction"

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  4. 17A : Take all through evenly (3) HOG {tHrOuGh}
    19A : Took apart fancy drapes (6) PARSED {SPREAD}*
    15D : One reset time (3) EON {ONE}*

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    1. 15D. done by Vasant- you can take one more

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    2. Thanks! Shall wait for opportune moment to compensate for 17A & 15D, both done by Vasant!

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  5. 18D- Gain time (DD)
    That is what I am trying to do!

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  6. In place of 17A & 15D...

    18D : Profitable period for stall (4,4) {GAIN}{TIME} Def. Stall
    22D : Football team cannot reverse… holds up (7) EVERTON [T}<--

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    1. Yes. Right on both. EVERTON is Reverse Telescopic

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  7. 10D- Geomagneti- (AGEING COMET)*

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  8. ACROSS
    1 Where one relaxes every now and then, slouching awkwardly (6,6) CHAISE LOUNGE [aee+slouching]*
    DOWN
    3 Reckless hit-and-run (8) SLAPDASH [d&cd]

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    1. 26 This chap's not a medium (4) [-a]GENT

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  9. My third
    21A- Napolewan- emperor- (PLAN O EON)*
    O from outlined initially
    EON from 15D

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  10. Finally my last one in place of 18D done by Paddy!

    24A : Little stag and goat, skinned and fried (4) IOTA ([sTAg] + [lIOn]) ie {TAIO}* Def : Little

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  11. 13D IGNOMINIES - anagram of GEMINIS NO 1
    26A (COIN)(CI)(DENT) - defn: attendant

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    1. Ci is Curie (physics unit) but listed in dictionaries.

      http://chambers.co.uk/search/?query=Ci&title=21st

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    2. Yes, chemical formula for Curie (Element named after Madame Curie) is CI.

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    3. Symbol of Curie-SI unit of Radioactivity

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  12. In stead of 21A-
    11A- Ex-dividend (DD)
    Fantastic clue. Had a good laugh. Could never think of it this way until I read the clue.

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  13. 9 (KNI<=)(F)(I)(N)(G) in Arabic - Rev Indicator

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  14. Well done Venkatesh. From right to left..:_)

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  15. Enjoyable one Avtaar. Thank you for a lively Sunday morning.

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  16. Superb Puzzle!Loved the imaginative and innovative WP.
    Thanks Avtaar for the entertainment

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  17. Got the new meaning of 8A- CV should be happy to get a new angle for yet another favourite of setters.

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    1. Thank you for the kind words

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  18. Still left

    8A
    14A
    16A
    29A
    4D
    5D
    6D
    20D
    23D

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  19. Sreeni, aren't you SSV Avtaar?

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    1. Thought so...your clues in 1A & CCS are outstanding!

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  20. 8A Patella {PA}{TELL}{A}
    14a COLLAPSE {CO{LLA<=}PSE}
    16a AGENDA {~ A GENDER}

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    1. Patella = Pan for digging - in archaeology

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  21. Great puzzle, SSv. Really liked 1D, 28A and 17A in particular

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  22. 1 Where one relaxes every now and then, slouching awkwardly (6,6) CHAISE LOUNGE [aee+slouching]* "aee" from?

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  23. Alternate letters of rElAxEs.

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    1. Thanks, Paddy. In the anno it was shown as "aee" instead of "eae"...hence the confusion!

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    2. EAE is part of anagram fodder

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  24. YET TO BE SOLVED

    Across : 29

    Down : 6, 7, 20 & 23.

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  25. 6D Drinking rum/gin, bandit's continuing to make progress (5,2) GO(ING*),ON
    7D Recognition software at lobby about to be withdrawn (12)APP (ER<-CEPTION)
    23D Ways to eat old fashioned, medium hot sandwiches with topping of salsa (6)M(OUT)H+S

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  26. A brainy puzzle! Simply superb!! Thanks Sreeni aka SSV Avtaar. Looking forward to many more from you. :)

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  27. 20D. R?T?A??

    29A. ???T?S?E?S?N?

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  28. 20D- Retract- Withdraw- Def.
    outbreak of Rub... & Enc... RE
    Circular- Tract

    29A-Statespersons- Gender neutral term (!) for statesmen. Kept me guessing for a while.
    DD

    That completes it. Thank you once again. Looking for more from you.

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  29. Since no one is taking these I'll gobble up the same
    20D:R E TRACT
    29A: STATESPERSONS D & CD

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  30. Both of us seem to have done it almost simultaneously!

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  31. Thanks everyone for the solves and feedback. Great interaction.

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  32. Avtaar: You have given a refreshingly new definition to PATELLA--which is an oft-repeated favourites among compilers in the context of PAT +ELLA s as two females in one's knee!!

    Again, I loved the word APPERCEPTION and it's buildup as a clue , as much as COINCIDENT!

    Keep bringing such novelties to create brain-fags !

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