Sunday, 2 April 2017

Special, Sunday 02 April 2017, Raju Umamaheswar


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


ACROSS
1   Uncle having a cuppa over a dance (3,3,3)
6   Fawn  to gain a favour in the pool (5)
9   Rats guilty of this? Jodhpurs often become dull (8,2,5)
10 Plunder many without love (4)
11 This fascinating belle is getting (8)
14  Lever within  the continental community to be exact (7)
15 Felony with one in the European peninsula (7)
16 King beams with sweets? (7)
18 Settler and his sibling go to Assam to avenge (7)
20 9 set about the shelter to be granted amnesty (8)
21 Wheel rod takes cutter round pound (4)
25 Decide on the cheesy dish- silence them for good (6,5,4)
26 Pick your interior style from this wide corner (5)
27 Splash with this fizzy!  (4,5)

DOWN
1   Faction found in a cab Al Gore went (5)
2   Dreadful thing! we must get several (7)
3   Kick the shins of this literary drudge! (4)
4   Nudges lie in these acrosses and downs! (4)
5   Party around with beer smell - find that mature youngster! (10)
6   Questions and answers? (10)
7   A carrier I own is nothing but foul  (7)
8   Slating it wildly? Find these in courts! (9)
12 Vintner?  He has barrels here! (4,6)
13 Harasses peeress, worried about incision (10)
14 Spray plumbum at random and be immobilized (9)
17 Find that aficionado in this cooler, apparently, upper room? (7)
19  Instrument still in existence? (7)
22 Climb about around the upper air (5)
23 Trinket an article found in the cot (4)
24 Almost tan at the edge of the hill (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed a RAJU 8

Enjoy.

47 comments:

  1. 1A (CHA CHA)(CHA)
    9A BREECHES OF TRUST (BREECHES)(OF T)(RUST)
    1D: CABAL T

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    1. 9A: It should be BREACHES & Not BREECHES?

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    3. Yes, jodhpurs are Breeches & one breaches trust. A minor mismatch.

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    4. Breaches- double duty and Breeches -.-- double duty

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  2. 23d Trinket an article found in the cot (4)BE (A) D
    5d Party around with beer smell - find that mature youngster! (10)A (DO)LE SCENT
    1d Faction found in a cab Al Gore went (5)CABAL (T)

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  3. 10 A - LO(O)T
    21 A - AXE(L)
    8 D - LITIGANTS Anagram of Slating it

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  4. 13d Harasses peeress, worried about incision (10)PERSE(CUT)ES*
    for CABAL answered by Vasant

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  5. 5D- Adolescent- {A(DO)LE SCENT}- Mature Youngster

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  6. 18A- Nemesis-Avenge
    Assam- NE
    Setter- Me
    Sibling- Sis

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  7. 2DN : Dreadful thing! we must get several (7) AWESOME {AWE+SOME}
    4DN : Nudges lie in these acrosses and downs! (4) CUES {C[-L]UES}
    27A : Splash with this fizzy! (4,5) SODA WATER [E]

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    1. 2Dn Anno : A for 'thing' + WE + SOME...Not sure!

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    2. I think you are right. But A for thing (article?)

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    3. MB&Paddy ____ your parsing is right.

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    4. You have not answered how A is Thing?

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  8. My third and last-
    27A- Soda water- CD?

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    1. Paddy, both 5D and 27A have already benn done by others!

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    2. You can take two more for adolescent & sodawater

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  9. 27D- Brown-N- Edge of the hill

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  10. 26A0 Decor-T-Interior style

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  11. 6D CATECHISMS CD

    11A FETCHING DD

    15A CRIMEAN CRIME + AN

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  12. Nice puzzle Raju! Good clues all round.
    Perhaps, an indirect anagram could have been avoided.

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    1. Thanks Vasant. I'll try and avoid indirect anagrams. I appreciate your input here.

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  13. Yes, I agree. Nice enjoyable CW.

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  14. 10A - LOOT LO{O}T}
    7D - ABUSIVE {A}{BUS}{I'VE}
    19D - SEXTANT {S}{EXTANT}

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  15. 6A CRAWL
    16a R AFTERS (def in the middle
    12d WINE CELLAR (CD)

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    1. What is the anno for CRAWL?

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    2. DD I think. "Fawn to gain favour" & "In the pool"

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    3. CRAWL ---- to fawn and also as in crawl as a stroke in the swimming pool

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    4. Crawl = Stroke agreed but not just 'in the pool'

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  16. Yes, for 16A.
    I had a doubt and double checked before filling in. Can't be anything else.
    12D- Is it wine cellar or wine seller- looks like latter.

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    1. Vintner - a wine seller - I agree, HERE can be interpreted as a place where Wine is stored.

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  17. Yet to be solved

    Across - 14, 20, 25

    Down - 3, 14, 17, 22

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  18. 14A: PRECISE (EC in PRISE though the surface seems to read the other way around :) )
    17D: FANATIC (FAN + ~ATTIC)
    22D: ETHER (RE<< around THE)

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  19. 20A:LENIENCE (NINE)*+C in LEE (nine=9);C=about?
    25A: SETTLE THEIR CASH; settle=decide on; not sure of the second part
    3D: HACK DD
    14D:PARALYSED (SPRAY +LEAD)*; Plumbum=Lead:an indirect anagram

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    1. I had 25A as SETTLE THEIR HASH, (SETTLE + THE + HASH being a dish, but couldn't anno for IR)
      Settle someone's hash means to deal with them in a forceful and decisive manner.

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    2. Settle their hash seems right.

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    3. SETTLE THEIR HASH was my intention. Ramkiji's interpretation is correct.

      IR for IRISH STEW or hash

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    4. Irish Stew = Hash agreed but then how does the IR come in?

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  20. Hope the Setter comes to settle all the queries

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  21. Raju,
    Thank you for sending in the special.
    Please do respond to all the queries raised by various commenters

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  22. Thanks , Col for your publishing my effort. As I had compiled this months ago, I can confess that I have done my best to answer all the queries to the best of my ability. I appreciate all the comments from ye-all . Good night.

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  23. I'll now embark upon some thing Hatke compilation of portmanteau words or some other unusual and rare words. Brace yourselves for a cerebral tadka. My mind is working only on 2 cylinders right now.

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