Sunday, 19 March 2017

Special, Sunday 19 Mar 2017, Amrita


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



ACROSS
1   Empty Apartment (4)
4   Soft grass (maybe edible) covers a side (10)
9    A regular beet / devil's tongue cooked ain't no good to taste, for example (6,9)
10 Alternative fuel vehicle goes ahead extremely laboriously and cautiously (9)
12 Pick second vehicle, not the Audi at the front but the SUV from the middle (5)
15 A dress fits evenly and looks like a dream? (6)
16 Guide and preach on reforms (8)
17 Say, shoes exchange counter (8)
18 Not acceptable to sing-along around bar - that would be a way to fight? (6)
20 Fresh crackers - not one is broken (5)
23 Work upon grim areas to form ties (9)
24 Perhaps, a half and a quarter of oral anti-inflammatory pain killers (8,7)
25 Shocked by the first lapse on flip side (10)
26 Corner retreat full of odd lime trees (4)

DOWN
2   Animal suit model took off for party top (7)
3   Sharp tools to stab evil Ken, perhaps (5,6)
4   Peter on vacation, rose hurriedly on receiving dog's signals (10)
5   Spirit of a company besieged by an issue (5)
6   A temple perhaps, found in central Mugello (Tuscany) (5)
7   Quietly stripped varnish spread on alloy (5)
8   Menial worker should be Brown, perhaps says Spooner (7)
11 A navy bordered lace used to design a kind of butterfly (7)
13 The introductory note given before a tour? (3,8)
14  Stage set for second base (10)
17 Twisted laughter, a backstabber's hidden act (7)
19 Principle of other variable measurement (7)
21 Cover up in winters (5)
22 City of Tokyo remodelled (5)
23 Highways seen outside a metropolis (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at AMRITA 1

Enjoy.

34 comments:

  1. 16A:CHAPERON (preach on)*
    12A:STRUM (S){TR(-a)(+U)M}
    6D:LOTUS T

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  2. 22d City of Tokyo remodelled (5)KYOTO*
    26a Corner retreat full of odd lime trees (4)E(L M)S

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  3. 23A Work upon grim areas to form ties (9)MARRIAGES*

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  4. 1 A FLAT (DD)
    3 D TABLE KNIVES ( stab evil ken * def: sharp tools )

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    1. 19 D THEOREM (Other * EM - measurement. Def : Principle)

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    1. Spelling of besieged?

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    2. Done here but not in Across Lite

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  6. 9A: DOUBLE NEGATIVES (A B-T DEVILSTONGUE)*
    18A: KARATE (KARAOKE with OK replaced by T)
    17D: CABARET (rev tele)

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  7. 20A - BRISK {IS+BR(-o)K(-en)}*
    7D - INVAR VARNI(-sh)*
    14D - BACKGROUND {BACK}{GROUND}

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  8. 25A TERRORISED T + ERROR + (SIDE)*

    2D LEOPARD LEOTARD with P for T

    15A ADONIS A + DON + IS

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  9. Superb puzzle,Amrita! Loved the two long ones as well as all others. Was stuck forever on 11D. Googled it finally.
    Keep 'em coming!

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  10. DOWN
    4 Peter on vacation, rose hurriedly on receiving dog's signals (10) {P[-ete]R}{E(CUR)SOR<=}{S}
    13 The introductory note // given before a tour? (3,8) THE PREAMBLE (CD)

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    11 A navy bordered lace used to design a kind of butterfly (7) LYCAENA (A+NY+LACE)*

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  12. 4A (POT){BEL(L)IED*}
    5D {BO(GE)Y}
    6D DUSTMAN (Spooner of must Dan) Dan Brown, the author of The Da Vinci Code

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  13. 10A- CAR (EFUL)LY- Cautiously

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  14. 21D- Inter- Cover up- W(INTER)S

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  15. 17A- Converse- Say/ counter (DD)
    But I am not able to explain 'Shoes exchange' part.

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    1. Hi Padmanabhan, I was trying for a Triple D. Converse being a brand of shoes and exchange and counter being the other two definitions.

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    2. Thank you Amritha. I did not know the brand name part.

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  16. 24A : Perhaps, a half and a quarter of oral anti-inflammatory pain killers (8,7) RATIONAL NUMBERS {ORAL ANTI}*{NUMBERS}
    23D : Highways seen outside a metropolis (5) MIAMI {MI}{A}{MI}

    Lovely puzzle, Amrita! Thoroughly enjoyed solving it. Thanks. :)

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  17. Thanks Mukundala Balasubramanyam!

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  18. Enjoyed solving, Amrita! My favorites were MIAMI and ADONIS, and liked MARRIAGES, CAREFULLY, INTER too! Keep them coming.

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  19. Amazing grid Amrita:) loved Lycaena and Carefully:) Way to go !!

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