Sunday, 5 March 2017

Special, Sunday 05 Mar 2017, Cryptic Fa


Welcome our new setter Cryptic Fa. Bouquets and Brickbats welcome.

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


ACROSS
6   The man exchanged energy for gas (7)
7   Minority groups in the building with empty caskets (7)
9   Lawyer covered the Spanish model's mouth (5)
10 Kicking heels without woman in the past, in another place (9)
11 Absolute rule leaders of France and Spain changed in small measures (7)
13 Somebody's number (6)
15 Boy began right away to scheme for the biggest explosion ever (3,4,6)
19 Partly for a clearer vision (6)
20 Places flowers around sweetheart quietly (7)
23 Evil queen after victory, "South America is changing the order" (4,5)
24 Titled and skilled ace lost after new round (5)
26 Sons having best laughs (7)
27 Former lover with plan to take over one's enterprise (7)

DOWN
1   And others showed up behind schedule (2,2)
2   First of all, husband and wife arrived in Indian state (6)
3   Pay no attention to partner and drive men crazy (5,4)
4   It's how cast man originally exclaims, "Starting now!" (8)
5   Watchmen from Sugarfield (10)
6   Relax, man. Female after vow returned ultimately happy (6)
7   Yes, a dance... and a piece of cake (4)
8   Issue about them was implied (6)
12 One with nerves to drive criminal about with gold and diamond (6,4)
14 Astronomer celebrated with girl a never-ending love (9)
16 American boy playing a violin (8)
17 Wife loves wild animals (6)
18 A small change to rise (6)
21 Little ones drinkng hot shots (6)
22 Old bishop's holding Queen's rings (4)
25 Start to love bachelor back (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at CRYPTIC FA 1

Enjoy.

45 comments:

  1. 1D: ET AL<
    2D: HAWAII Acrostic
    9A: D(EL)(T)A

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  2. 1D And others showed up behind schedule (2,2) ET AL (LATE <-)
    5d Watchmen from Sugarfield (10)LIFEGUARDS*

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  3. 26a Sons having best laughs (7)S CREAM S

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  4. 19A Partly for a clearer vision (6)ORACLE (T)

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  5. 9 across: DELTA== Lawyer+ DA--the Spanish+ EL -- MOdel+ T DELTA mouth of a river

    19 across: ORACLE- F -oracleARER- container_ Oracle+ Vision(ary)

    17down:: WOLVES--- Wife + Loves anagram=- WOLVES wild animals

    Welcome: Cryptic Fa. Hope you are a female; with reference to the discusion in this blog. More on this later 0010hrs NY

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  6. 1d ET AL (rev. of LATE (behind schedule).

    The placement of HP ind is in the middle , though resorted to even by established setters/clue writers), is frowned upon by solvers, though here the enu 2,2, leaves no doubt. If it had been a word with enu 4, it might have been confusing and the solution delayed.


    16d B OLIVIAN (anag. of 'a violin')

    17d W OLVES (anag. of 'loves'). Not human animals, I suppose.

    Crossword is full of people - man, lawyer, woman, boy, queen, sons, lover, husband, wife, astronomer, American, bishop, bachelor, leader, sweetheart, criminal, watchmen, ace, partner, female, heels (i.e., cads), minority groups, somebody and, finally, 'and others'!

    (P.S.: Not taking extra for any duplication among my answers.)

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    1. I guess Chatur meant reversal indicator being in the middle ("showed up")

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    2. Got it. Thank you for the feedback, sir. I still have so much to learn :)

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  7. 6A : METHANE {THE MAN}*(E)
    7A : ETHNICS {IN THE}*{Ca...tS}
    10A : ELSEWHERE {W in HEELS*}{ERE}

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  8. 4d: SHOWTIME (ITSHOW* + M + E)
    14d: STARGAZER (STAR + G + A + ZER(-o))
    15A: BIG BANG THEORY (BOYBEGANRIGHT*)

    Welcome Fa! Lovely grid, look forward to more.

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  9. Superb debut,FA! Lovely clues all around.

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  10. 21D Little ones drinkng hot shots (6) PINUPS {P{IN}UPS}
    22D Old bishop's holding Queen's rings (4) ORBS {O}{R}{B}{S}
    25D Start to love bachelor back (4) BOOT {TO}{O}{B}<=

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  11. 13d-Never Mind (n+drivemen*)
    18d-Ascent (A+S+cent)
    11a-Fascism (France And Spain Changed In Small Measures)

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  12. Excellent debut puzzle! Loved solving it. Thanks, Fa!

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  13. 6D - MODIFY {M}{I DO<=}F}{(-happ)Y}
    7D - EASY*
    8D - SEEMED {SE{'EM}ED}

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  14. Yet to be solved

    Across - 13, 20, 23, 27

    Down - 12

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  15. 12d. SPINAL CORD (SPIN)(AL)(C)(OR)(D)
    13A. FIGURE (DD??)
    20A. REPOSES ROSES ABOUT (E) SWEETHEART AND (P)

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  16. 23A- Vice Versa- (Vice)V(ER)SA
    Def.- Changing the order. Excellent clue.

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  17. 12D SPINAL CORD SPIN + AL + C + OR + D

    23A VICE VERSA VICE + V + ER + SA

    20A REPOSES R{E + P}OSES

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  18. Lovely clues FA! :)


    24A24 Titled and skilled ace lost after new round (5){N}{O}{(-a)BLE}

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  19. 24A- Noble. Def.- Titled
    (N)(O)(ABLE_A)

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  20. 27A 27 Former lover with plan to take over one's enterprise (7) {EX}{PLO{1}T}

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  21. Lovely clues. Most enjoyable. Sorry to be late.

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  22. Thanks Cryptic Fa for a great debut. Hope to see many more from you

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  23. Late for the show! Excellent clues. Keep them coming, FA!

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  24. what do we hear... yep its sounds of Do, Re, Mi..So La Ti.. all applauding you Fa :)

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    1. Fa so la te? Should have made this much earlier?
      Never mind, make up for lost time!

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    2. :D will try, thanks for the support

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  25. Thanks Col, Ajeesh, and everyone for your sweet words and for the feedback! :)

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    1. Guessed it was you Faten Ismail..the trademark clues that appear in 1A & CCS were very much evident

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    2. Great grid with some superb clues

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  26. I had a guest at home.
    Please ignore my comment above on 1d. Was less than careful.
    The clue is perfect.
    Apologies to setter and thanks to to Ramki for setting it right.

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    1. It's OK, sir. Your feedback is welcome. Please let me know if you have any suggestions, thanks :)

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  27. Wonderful grid with your own special touch Fa:) loved it...

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  28. Interesting set of clues. Bravo Fa!

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