Sunday, 16 April 2017

Special, Sunday 16 Apr 2017, IXL-2016 Final


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


ACROSS
7   Combative vehicle back with radio controls stripped (7)
9   Disengage couple in the grip of the French one (7)
11 Transparent cover over capital (5)
12 Twin x twin (9)
13 Op Art pattern of setter in modern Rome (5)
14 Woman raged about many stuck in marshy land (9)
16 Turkish chief, getting stone, is horror-struck (6)
18 Half-half pieces of clothes (6)
20 Offers to support old, berserk lass (9)
22 Mother doesn't finish, fellow doesn't finish constructing cottage (5)
24 Exhausted wife, beginning to alarm, shouted wildly (6-3)
26 Bird's dressing not completed (5)
27 Public notice at northern gate (7)
28 Governess leaves New York eager to get exotic cloth (7)

DOWN
1   Standard measures cover every other bale (6)
2   Mess with big cups in line (6)
3   Glib queen with lot is in trouble (8)
4   Bounder hit the buffet with cleric (6)
5   Informers lifted the Bollywood success (4)
6   Submit a couple of points to the judge (7)
8   Shores up as a result of chidren's toys (7,6)
10 Tip: cable car I'm operating is visionary (13)
15 Talker's gift? (3)
17 Shakespearean character I left once (3)
18 Ambassador's urgent, leaving partners faltering (8)
19 A high comb-over might well be ... (7)
21 Officially choose one in a short time to model (6)
22 Brave beloved has lost a bit of love (6)
23 Becoming apparent daughter leaves shelter (6)
25 Magnificent number doffs hat - all squared up! (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at IXL-16 FINAL

Enjoy.

31 comments:

  1. 22d Brave beloved has lost a bit of love (6)DAR (-L)ING
    10d Tip: cable car I'm operating is visionary (13)IMPRACTICABLE*

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  2. 15 D GAB
    22 D DARING ( DARLING-L)
    10 D IMPRACTICABLE ( ANAGRAM )

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  3. 3D Glib queen with lot is in trouble (8)ELOQUENT*

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  4. Across :
    16 AGHAST ( AGHA -Turkish chief , ST - stone, def: horror struck )
    20 PROPOSALS ( PROP - support, O- old, anagram of LASS def: offers )
    24 WASHED OUT ( W- wife , A- A larm, Anagram of SHOUTED, DEF : Exhausted)

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  5. Compensating for 15 D and 22 D
    5 D STAR (RATS reverse)
    13 A MOIRE ( anagram ROME, I )

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  6. 12 across: QUADRUPLE-- twinXTWIN 2X2+4= Quadruple

    5 down: STAR - reverse of RATS= Informers.

    9 across: UNTWINE- disentangle- couple= tin inside UNE= French one

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  7. Typo correction: Read TWIN instead of TIN

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  8. 15D:GAB (CD: reference Gift of the gab)
    18A:HABITS {HA(-lf)}(BITS)
    10D: IMPRACTICABLE (TIP CABLE CAR I'M)*

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  9. Making up for 15D & 10D
    22A:DACHA DA(-m)+CHA(-p)
    28A:NANKEEN NAN(-ny)+KEEN

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  10. 18A Half-half pieces of clothes (6) HABITS {HA[-lf]}{BITS} Def : Clothes
    22A Mother doesn't finish, fellow doesn't finish constructing cottage (5) DACHA {DA[-m]}{CHA[-p]} Def : Cottage
    26A Bird's dressing not completed (5) ROBIN {ROBIN[-g]} Def : Bird

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    1. Too many duplications! Shall wait for some more time!!

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    2. Is it because this has been done before? I haven't. I just finished. Mmm, a few are very tricky and cleverly contrived !

      Lets wait for others to pitch in their chips !

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    3. I don't remember if I had done it earlier. It looks quite new to me!

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    4. This has not been done before

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  11. Now the coast is clear I feel!

    Compensating 18A & 22A

    14A Woman raged about many stuck in marshy land (9) EVERGLADE {EVE{RG[L]ADE*}
    6Dn Submit a couple of points to the judge (7)REFEREE REFER+EE

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    1. 14A Def : Marshy land
      6Dn Def : Judge

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    2. Correction 14A Anno...{EVE}{RG[L]ADE*}

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  12. ACROSS
    16 Turkish chief, getting stone, is horror-struck (6) AGHA/ST
    27 Public notice at northern gate (7) POSTER/N
    DOWN
    8 Shores up as a result // of chidren's toys (7,6) ROCKING HORSES Rev anag - horses* = shores

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  13. 7A Combative vehicle back with radio controls stripped (7) MART<- dIALs
    19D A high comb-over might well be ... (7) UP SWEPT
    23D Becoming apparent daughter leaves shelter (6)dAWNING

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  14. 1D EM (B[-a]L[-e]) EM
    2D FI(DD)LE It's easy to guess the setter
    18D (HE'S)(I[-ns]TANT)

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    1. Last year(2015) both the Crosswords used in the finals carried the setters' names; one was by Gridman & the other by XChequer if I remember correctly.

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    2. 2D...Got the answer but couldn't parse it. Finally Google cha-cha helped in solving the mystery behind those big cups!

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  15. It took me a while to annotate these two! A lovely puzzle!!

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  16. ACROSS
    11 Transparent // cover over capital (5) L(UC)ID cover (LID) over capital (UC = Upper Case)
    DOWN
    21 Officially choose // one in / a short time / to model (6) {ANO(I)N}{T}

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  17. 11a Transparent cover over capital (5) LUCID L(UC)ID UC = Upper Case = Capital (Letters) Def: Transparent
    21Dn Officially choose one in a short time to model (6) ANOINT ANO(I)N + T
    Def : Officially choose

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