Sunday, 14 May 2017

Special, Sunday 14 May 2017, Fraz


Welcome to our new setter 'Fraz'
Brickbats and Bouquets welcome.

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



Note to solvers: A “letter bank” is a word or phrase with no repeated letters that provides the material for a longer word or phrase containing each letter of the “bank” at least once. For example, MOTHER is a letter bank for THERMOMETER, and FRACTIONS is a letter bank for SAINT FRANCIS OF ASSISI. One clue in this CW has a letter bank

ACROSS
7   Pirate has all the pieces needed to build type of pact (10)
9   What ruined warming of relations (4)
10 Eggplants absent in French inns (8)
11 Capital sailor returns with large shark (6)
12 For starters, asked for a raise out there (4)
14 Maybe nine, maybe eleven: the Spanish performances of Jose Carreras (5,5)
16 Insects kept secret in mirrored resort hotel (6)
18 Two claiming embassy VIP and college’s head like Shakespeare’s sonnets (6)
20 Father wraps injury in front of 101st drug dealer? (10)
21 Severely cut anesthetic used by hospital (4)
22 It may eerily show I admitted to anger (6)
24 Teary Los Angeles felon is missing home (8)
26 Dark force potentially shocking in retrospect (4)
27 Uniform worn by the disheartened player (10)

DOWN
1   German honey swindle doesn’t end (4)
2   Downloaded program and audio receiver pop up (6)
3   Wait outside bingo with a clever solution (6,4)
4   Bit of basil behind that woman’s cardamom or caraway (4)
5   Dangerous weapon a disorderly group turned up in burial site (4,4)
6   Cult upset about demand for expert committees (4,6)
8   Crazy as nine careers (6)
13 Storage device hit violently by doctor in late afternoon (5,5)
15 Possibly added sutures to fix bad tear that initially was painful (10)
17 Gruesome red bone seen in open grave (8)
19 String found among ravioli noodles (6)
21 Fellow, holding lit explosive, caught red-handed (6)
23 Lousy writer removing roof of hut (4)
25 Can disorganized leader of expedition face difficulty? (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at FRAZ 1

Enjoy.

30 comments:

  1. 19d String found among ravioli noodles (6)VIOLIN (T)

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  2. 4d Bit of basil behind that woman’s cardamom or caraway (4)HER B

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  3. 12A:AFAR Acrostic
    24A: LACRIMAL LA+CRIM(-in)AL
    19D:VIOLIN T

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  4. 9A What ruined warming of relations (4)THAW*

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  5. Making up for 19D
    2D: APPEAR APP+EAR

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  6. 23 down: HACK= HUT= (_)Shack--- lousy writer

    21across: GASH= severely cut-- anaesthetic=GAS +H from hospital

    25 down: ACNE= face difficulty-- anagram of CAN + E from leader of Expedition

    Fairly good debut by FRAZ--- no frazzles. Come again FRAZ-- welcome here.

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  7. 11A: BAMAKO - AB<< + MOKO (species of shark), Bamako is capital of Mali
    14A: TENOR SOLOS (maybe 9, 11 => TEN OR SO, the Spanish = LOS, def = performances of Jose Carreras
    6D: TASK FORCES (ASK FOR) in SECT<<, def = expert committees

    Welcome Fraz - very nice grid! Hope to see many more from you.

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  8. 7A TRIPARTITE (letter bank clue -- pirate)

    27A CONTESTANT CON{T(-h)E}STANT

    21D GUILTY GU{LIT}*Y

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    1. Welcome Fraz... tx for the crossword...look forward to the next one :)

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    2. Dr Nabar: Nice to see you as the first few among equals. Cracking the letter bank clue was easy; One more phrase for the glossary- addicts like me and for the marginal columns on the left of this blog. Thanks FRAZ for introducing this.

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    3. Hi Raju!...Yes nice new variation, the letter bank by Fraz! Got me immediately interested :)

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  9. 8A- Thaw- (what)*- warming

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    1. I think this needs to be corrected

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    2. Sorry, you are right. It is 'Asinine'. I jumped the gun.

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    3. Not asinine, 6 letter word

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  11. Thank you all for your comments! And a giant thank you to the Colonel for hosting my puzzle. I'm in Canada, and 11:15 am for you is (alas) 1:45 am for me, so I'm going to head off to bed!

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  12. My third-
    20A- Pharmacist- Drug dealer
    Father wraps injury- P(HARM)A
    101st- CIST

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  13. Nicely split and well directed.

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  14. 26a Dark force potentially shocking in retrospect (4) EVIL {EVIL<==}
    5dn Dangerous weapon a disorderly group turned up in burial site (4,4) ATOM BOMB {A}{TOM{BOM<=}B}
    13dn Storage device hit violently by doctor in late afternoon (5,5) FLASH DRIVE {F{LASH}{DR}IVE}

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  15. Lovely Puzzle-super debut,Fraz

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    1. Expect to see some more of this kind! Thanks, Fraz.

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  17. 10a Auberges {Auberg(-in)es}
    16a Aphids {AP{HID}S<=}
    1d Frau {Frau(-d)}

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  18. 18a I(AMB)I C
    15D REATTACHED (TEAR+ T (that initially)+ACHED)
    17D HO(R)(RIB)LE

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  19. 22A WRA(I)TH

    3D {B{RIGHT},IDE}A

    8D INSANE*

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  20. Very nice crossword Fraz. Enjoyed solving

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  21. That wraps it up.

    Thanks for the special Fraser. Excellent CW. Unfortunate that you are unable to participte due to the time zones

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  22. Please try my special at

    http://www.1across.org/2017/05/14/mums-the-word/

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  23. Well, I did get to participate for the first 45 minutes, and it's nice to come back after some rest in order to see the ending. Thanks to all for solving and for the comments. And a big thank-you again to the Colonel for hosting.

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