Sunday, 23 April 2017

Special, Sunday 23 Apr 2017, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
1   Safe stadia for play? It smells foul! (10)
6   Sir Isaac Newton has a complaint visibly (4)
10 Pull down in a true fashion (7)
11 Snake moves around Rhode Island for a musical instrument (7)
12 Troubling hasty power cut? Be careful (5,4,4)
14 Lara walks out of international design (9)
16 Trainer makes parrot utter back what is told (5)
17 Discard end of trough sound lost midway for drain beginning (5)
19 Endless accord most possibly for the ruler of the world (9)
21 Lives through again! Déjà vu? (2-11)
24 Coming on air obituary news relates to capital (7)
25 Old man rides around centre of trike. It’s spicy (7)
26 Enliven wildly, nothing goes smooth (4)
27 Scientist Henry is prepared for laughing uncontrollably (2 8)

DOWN
1   Indian city leaves nothing in the market place (4)
2   Follow and conform the current opinions (4,4,3,4)
3   Knock down apartment number (7)
4   You gnash them when you complain angrily (5)
5   At a loss for words endlessly and located special delights (9)
7   Committee throws away to find a way of living (4,2,5,4)
8   Annoy with old when each had food (10)
9   Dirty tryout often generates fungus (3,3)
13 An act that prevents presence of Mohinder ancestry (10)
15 Penetration is inclusion by changing side and moving down (9)
18 A short jump by the animal. It’s a caterpillar (3,3)
20 One occupant hurriedly leaves article part behind the head (7) 
22 Expiate that is not necessary for one who is not in the country (5)
23 Set match randomly highlights the retrograde big ones (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 7

Enjoy.

59 comments:

  1. 22D Expiate that is not necessary for one who is not in the country (5)EXPAT (EXPIATE-IE)
    15D Penetration is inclusion by changing side and moving down (9) INCURSION (INC-LU+RSION)

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  2. Friends,
    This week post three answers in one go or in different attempts. But if you repeat any answer from previous comments, you don't get chance to compensate. Just three shot.Please take care.

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  3. 13D An act that prevents presence of Mohinder ancestry (10)HINDRANCE (T)

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  4. Good to see Vasi Sir dictating new terms!

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  5. 13 An act that prevents presence of Mohinder ancestry (10)HINDERANCE (T) - Corrected the typo

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  6. 6A:ACNE T
    8A: EX AS PER ATE
    9D: DRY ROT DiRtY tRyOuT

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    1. An eagle-eyed administrator today.
      Thanks for the correction,Sir.

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  7. 2Dn : Follow and conform the current opinions (4,4,3,4) SWIM WITH THE TIDE (CD)
    3Dn : Knock down apartment number (7) FLATTEN {FALT}{TEN}
    4Dn : You gnash them when you complain angrily (5) TEETH (E)

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  8. Thanks Ram, Vasant and MB for successfully taking your picks.

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  9. 1A : ASAFETIDAS Anagram of SAFE STADIA
    26 A : EVEN (ENLIVEN - NIL)

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  10. 25A : PAPRIKA PAP(RIK)A RIK from Centre of tRIKe

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  11. Thanks Nagendra Prasad for your participation

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    1. Thank you for an thought provoking clues.

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  12. 24 A NAIROBI (T)
    1 D AGRA ( AG o RA )

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  13. 27a- In stitches- laughing uncontrollably
    (Scientist H)*

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  14. Come and join the solving spree
    But the ride may not be that easy
    You have three tries
    But at a small price -
    Of repeats they have to be free.

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    1. Nice one CV Sir.
      In Hindi,there is a term "Manohar Kavi" for a poet who can compose verse impromptu. Atal Bihari Bajpayee was one. I am reminded of that.

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    2. I just do it. I don't have any pretensions of a poet on the trot. There is also the term aasu kavi.

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    1. I had URINATE and was in puzzlement.

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    2. Thanks Mrs.LV for your participation

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  16. 12A:Troubling hasty power cut? Be careful (5,4,4) WATCH,YOUR,STEP*
    19A:Endless accord most possibly for the ruler of the world (9) COSMOCRAT*-D
    7D: Committee throws away to find a way of living (4,2,5,4) COME,TO,TERMS,WITH*

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  17. 1A: Nagendra Prasad's anno is incorrect.

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    1. Yes, I too just noticed. Perhaps time to sleep now. It is 01.00 AM Sunday.

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    2. KKR - GN. I will take care.

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  18. 14A- Interior- (International- lara)*

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    1. Paddy, please check your answer

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    2. Do some paperwork and you will see the answer. Match it with def.

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    3. My mistake. I did not do the usual paperwork and jumped to the answer. It is 'Intention'- meaning design.

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  19. My 3rd-
    16A- Tutor- Trainer
    par(ROT UT)ter =<

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  20. Thank you Vasi Sir, have a great day!!!

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  21. Lovely puzzle, KKR
    Loved 2D, 7D, 21A,12A, 27A.
    LOI was 5D.
    Thanks for the entertainment

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    1. dumbfound/ dumfound- both seem to be right. I was also confused.

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    2. 12A Paddy..you are spelling out answers outside your quota..you will invite the admini's wrath(LOL)

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    3. Oh,Oh! I did not realise that- stern admin. today. The momemt I saw 5D, I thought it was in.

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  22. Delightful Sunday fare! Loved solving it. Thanks, KKR. :)

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  23. Note: My next update of striking off solved clues will be at 1 p.m. Please take care in not repeating answers from those posted previously.

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    1. 15Dn also needs to be struck off, Sir. Already done by Ram @ 10:34 am

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    2. Extra work for you, but found it very useful. Thank you CV.

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  24. Thank you KKR. Nice CW and enjoyed doing it. Good Night and sleep peacefully.

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  25. 11a MA(RI)MBA
    18D HOP DOG
    21a re experiences

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  26. Yet to be solved

    Across 17

    Down 20 & 23

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  27. 18D- Hopdog is a caterpillar alright, but given as six letter word and not (3,3) as in enu.

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    1. Thanks Paddy. Both Chambers and Oxford record it as 3-3

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  28. Cold solving
    17A DITCH (Aitch - A + D)
    23D CATS Alternate letters in set match backward
    20D OCCIPUT (I OCCUPANT -AN*)

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  29. 23d is unusual. Has anyone seen similar trick in any THC before?

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    1. If you mean randomly as an indicator for alternate letters it is odd. Or do you mean Cats for big ones?

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    2. I didn't solve this puz. However, as I ead the clue I thought 'big ones' was not adequate enough or even quite correct as a def. In any case I was thinking only of the device - picking up letters from a phrase backward. Has it been used in THC?

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    3. the search indicates usage as anagram indicator. but odd is listed as synonym of random.

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    4. Thanks CV Sir for the points as well as administering the show in my sleep time.

      Picking up letters from a phrase backward is not uncommon and I remember to have seen somewhere either in TH or Guardian. I cannot, of course, lay my hands on immediately. Regarding the def. part, I agree it has partly suffered as it is indirect. I used the dictionary meaning "big cat" for this clue.

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  30. 5D DUMFOUNDS DUM(-B)+ FOUND + S

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  31. Thanks all for your excellent participation.
    Thanks to Sir CV for his strong support.

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  32. I couldn't actively participate in this wonderful wordplay created by KKR. I was away to Anaikatti to meet old friends from Nairobi- a couple from Madras and returned after 6pm.Enjoyed it thoroughly.

    In passing: I had put in INSERTION instead of INCURSION and got stumped with COSMOCRAT. Then I corrected myself But in good humour and without any innuendo intended, if one read the clue of 15 down, one would find the answer rather appropriate !! CV will have a good laugh !!! and

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  33. Thank you KKR. Thanks to CV also for holding fort.
    Celebrations are over and I will be returning to Bangalore a few hours from now

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