Sunday, 26 February 2017

Special, Sunday 26 Feb 2017, Bruno


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


ACROSS
1   Harry’s no joint-family material (8)
5   I visited Nepal; surprisingly its mountainous (6)
9   Part of society endlessly progressing towards the west (7)
10 Summer bird tucks head behind tail and relaxes (7)
11 More experienced midfielders? (5)
12 Weather condition’s unpredictable in Mars or Neptune’s core (9)
13 Thinking of arrest? (12)
17 Dance partners love teal ensemble or blue (12)
20 Fruit container has a lot crushed on top (9)
22 Tiara worn with rope? (5)
23 Guy sat around gobbling Mexican food (7)
24 Enchilada, man tasted, contained a hard substance (7)
25 Troubled Western Territory seceded and was reattached (6)
26 Talking and talking… head’s falling off (8)

DOWN
1   Smiled falsely? (6)
2   Setter’s right to tear into boys’ masters (6)
3   One with magical powers to cure our herpes (9)
4   Break in time and space’s closing; energy’s being released in discharge (13)
6   Sings little short tunes when on vacation (5)
7   Setter’s love’s not returned by one – starting to cause a kind of tension (8)
8   Bottom of plane scraping top part of building, gets right to land (8)
10 Worthlessly expensive health plan I tweet about? ALT-left out! (5,8)
14 Every other liberal, essentially, needs to disrupt alt-right’s new hate-spewing leader (9)
15 Trainer of high class pet travelled around and around (8)
16 Waves with vigour… having landed from overseas (8)
18 Is about to go over a long distance tour (6)
19 Make America great, free of prejudice at last, grand, and diverse (6)
21 Happy at the start of afternoon… by midnight, sad (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at BRUNO 13

Enjoy.

51 comments:

  1. 1 d Smiled falsely? (6)MISLED*
    3 D One with magical powers to cure our herpes (9)SUPERHERO
    24A Enchilada, man tasted, contained a hard substance (7)ADAMANT (T)

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  2. 18 D : SAFARI ( A FAR in SI ( Is About) )

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  3. 5A:ALPINE I in NEPAL*
    6D: LILTS (LIL){TuneS)
    11A:ELDER fiELDERs

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  4. 10 D : WHITE ELEPHANT ( Health plan I tweet - ALT )

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  5. 12A : Weather condition’s unpredictable in Mars or Neptune’s core (9) RAINSTORM T of Neptune in {in Mars or}*
    22A : Tiara worn with rope? (5) RIATA {Tiara}* Rope = Tiara.
    19D : Make America great, free of prejudice at last, grand, and diverse (6) RAGTAG {A}{GR[-E]AT}*{G}

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  6. 10A WALLOWS Swallow with s to end

    13A DELIBERATING D&CD

    12A RAINSTORM (INMARSORT)*

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    1. 13A :I think last two letters need to be changed so that one can get the correct answer for 8Dn. :)

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    2. Right thanks Mukundala! Correcting error


      13A DELIBERATION D&CD

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    3. Correct. A (punny) DD; hence the ? at the end.

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    4. thinking =deliberation D
      arrest= de liberation CD

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  7. Compensating for 12A

    7D ISOTONIC I'S + O + TON <-- + I + C

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  8. Is 13A 'Apprehending'?- DD

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    1. Paddy to note... 'Apprehending' has been replaced by correct answer 'Deliberation' :)

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  9. 10A- Wallows- Swallow (summer bird) with S going from 1st to last

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    1. Paddy, Doc has swallowed that bird @ 11:25 am!

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    2. Thank you MB. I will have to bring out another.

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  10. My third-
    8D- Easement- Right to land
    basement- B+ E
    So, 13A- has to be deliberation. Hope I am right.

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    1. Yes Paddy... it is DELIBERATION... see comment thread above.

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    2. Thank you Balaji for this as well as for the nice enjoyable CW.

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    3. You are welcome... and thank you for the kind comment.

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  11. Replacement for swallow-
    26A- Uttering/ (Muttering-M)- Talking- DD

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  12. I was thinking,thinking... happy to get this!

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  13. Very good clues, nice surfaces. Enjoyed, thank you Bruno

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  14. 14D - ALTERNATE {ALT}{(-lib)E(-ral)}{R}{N}{(-h)ATE}
    20A - CANTALOUP {CAN}{A+LOT}*{UP}
    25A - RESEWN {WES(-t)ERN}*

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  15. Phew! Finally I could complete it!! Thanks Bruno, for an engrossing puzzle. :)

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  16. 1 Harry’s no joint-family material (8) MOLESt KIN
    9 Part of society endlessly progressing towards the west (7) S gNIPPETs <-
    17 Dance partners love teal ensemble or blue (12) DISCO NS OLATE*
    Very good clues, Balaji. I thought 4D needed tweaking

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  17. To be solved

    Across: 23
    Down: 2, 4, 15, 16, 21

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  18. High Class puzzle..loved doing it..Thanks Bruno

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  19. Col.,
    Pl. let us know if we can post the answers.

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    1. Preamble says it's thrown open at 6 p.m.

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    2. Hence the permission required since fewer solutions are forthcoming.

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  20. DOWN
    4 Break in time and space’s closing; energy’s being released in discharge (13) IN T E(R)MISSIONS
    15 Trainer of high class pet travelled around and around (8) {ED(U/CAT)OR<=}
    16 Waves with vigour… having landed from overseas (8) TSUNAMIS (CD)

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    1. 4Dn IN T E R[-e]MISSIONS

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    2. How do we plural? Def also is singular

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    3. Should have been breaks? Still, I don't think it affects the surface.

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    4. Yes. Mea culpa Col and Paddy. Should've been plural

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  21. Just lovely- energy being released for omission of E is just superb and apt.
    Now, can wait upto 6'o clock!

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  22. 23A : Guy sat around gobbling Mexican food (7) TAMALES (TA{MALE}S<=) Def : Mexican food.

    2Dn : Setter’s right to tear into boys’ masters (6) LAIRDS {LA[I][R]DS} Def : Masters

    21D : Happy at the start of afternoon… by midnight, sad (5) AGLOW {A}{G}{LOW}
    A = 1st letter of 'afternoon' followed by middle letter of niGht and LOW = sad. Def : Happy.

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  23. very tough one.. able to complete with some answers already here.. i think following still open..

    23a. TAMALES - male (guy) in (SAT)*
    2d. LAIRDS ?? SETTER (I) RIGHT (R) IN LADS
    21D. AGLOW - A (START OF AFTERNOON) + G (MIDNIGHT) + LOW (SAD)

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  24. Thanks for a great CW Balaji

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  25. Paddy @ 4:44, I didn't throw it open earlier as I wanted more participation for this one

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  26. Agreed. More participation is needed and enjoyable.Just was getting a little impatient to get a few annos.
    Like MB waiting for 6.01! But could not log in a little earlier.

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  27. Great clues! Loved solving it Balaji!

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