Sunday, 21 May 2017

Special, Sunday 21 May 2017, Springer


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

ACROSS
1   The Wall run out by Gower, say (5)
4   Kiss and smell the hypocrite (9)
9   Own up by cheat for storing iron on ship (7)
10 Dirty punk met slyly (7)
11 Cherished object has glow right in (9)
12 Fires off fine line (5)
13 Struggle fixing rivets (6)
15 Benevolence, bequeathing late? (8)
18 Miss Rita blows nose first (8)
19 Perhaps artful but elusive one (6)
22 Lick again! the woman's back has appeal (5)
24 Bill, pause; make it likely (9)
26 Love to restrain view (7)
27 Pig's foot cooked for horse (7)
28 Noise vent out; the game is going to be played (5,2,2)
29 Hence agrees to take beans (5)

DOWN
1   Heck! One hundred thousand stashed in caves (7)
2   Seven U.S.A. flights discovered the evening star (5)
3   Drowning reprieved from far downstream (4,5)
4   Pretending to sit? (6)
5   Could rain, seethe and wash one away from pot boiler (8)
6   Twist villain under turbulent skies (5)
7   Mini germs swimming under water (9)
8   Important to plump for alternative fuel (7)
14 Managed church rent by stable boy, say (5,4)
16 Delicate returns of candy pellets (9)
17 Despatches include advice and wages (8)
18 Miser's puppet has got credit for bar (7)
20 Again wins back points all round (2-5)
21 Cheat's skill is a case (6)
23 Oliver's dance (5)
25 Loco TT located in Mumbai, say (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at SPRINGER 5

Enjoy.

53 comments:

  1. 7 d Mini germs swimming under water (9)IMMERSING*

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  2. 2D Seven U.S.A. flights discovered the evening star (5)VENUS (T)

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  3. Across
    1 DAVID ( D r AVID , DRAVID - wall , DAVID GOWER)
    9. CONFESS ( cheat -CON, iron- FE, ship - SS , DEF: own up)
    10. UNKEMPT ( punk met * , def: Dirty )

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  4. 26A Love to restrain view (7)O PINION

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  5. 23down: Oliver's dance-- TWIST = twist- a form of dance and Oloiver Twist - Dickens character

    9 qcross; CONFESS- cheat= Con+ iron= FE +ship=SS--- confess = own up

    17 down: STIPENDS-- WAGESdespatches = sends containing advice= TIP--

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  6. 6D - SIKES* (Oliver Twist Villain)

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  7. 18D Miser's puppet has got credit for bar (7) SCROOGE (CR for T in STOOGE)
    25D Loco TT located in Mumbai, say (5) BA(TT)Y
    1D Heck! One hundred thousand stashed in caves (7) D(I + C + K)ENS

    Very nice puzzle with a 1D theme throughout! Thanks, Springer!

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  8. 5D: CAULDRON - (couldrain* -i, def = pot boiler
    21D: CARTON - CON around ART
    19A: DODGER (ref to Artful Dodger, one more in the Dickensian theme)

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    1. Plus, CARTON could refer to Sydney Carton from A Tale of Two Cities

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  9. 13A Struggle fixing rivets (6)
    Strive
    Anagram of rivets

    24A Bill, pause; make it likely (9)
    Plausible
    Anagram of Bill pause

    5D Could rain, seethe and wash one away from pot boiler (8)
    Cauldron
    Anagram of Could Rain - i
    Meaning - Pot boiler

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  10. Good one, Vasant. Are you a fan of Charles Dickens? I liked one down, 23 across & 27 across. 16 down comes out of a wonderful wordplay ! My morning is done now after completing.

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    1. Thanks Raju. Indeed, I am a huge Dickensian fan

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  11. 13A Struggle fixing rivets (6)
    Strive
    Anagram of rivets

    24A Bill, pause; make it likely (9)
    Plausible
    Anagram of Bill pause

    5D Could rain, seethe and wash one away from pot boiler (8)
    Cauldron
    Anagram of Could Rain - i
    Meaning - Pot boiler

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  12. 3D - DEEP RIVER*
    18A - SENORITA {NOSE}*{RITA}
    22A- REHIT {HER<=}{IT}

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  13. 4a Pecksniff {peck}{sniff}
    11a enshrined {en{sh{r}ine}d}
    12a Serif {fires*}

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  14. 1D- D(ICK)ENS- Heck
    One hundred thousand- ICK
    Nicely coined.

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  15. 4a Kiss and smell the hypocrite (9) PECKSNIFF {PECK}{SNIFF}
    1a The Wall run out by Gower, say (5) DAVID {D[-r]AVID}
    28a Noise vent out; the game is going to be played (5,2,2) EVENT IS ON {NOISE VENT*}

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    1. In place of 1 & 4 across

      4d Pretending to sit? (6) POSING [DD]
      8d Important to plump for alternative fuel (7) FATEFUL {FAT}{E FUL*}

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  16. My third-
    28A- Event is on- (Noise vent)*
    Thank you Springer. EnjoyING it (still to complete)

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  17. Alt. for 4A done twice
    17D- Stipends- S(TIP)ENDS

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  18. Good one, Vasant! '"Please, Sir, I want some more."'

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    1. Thanks,MB. Unlike Mr. Bumble,Mr. Limbkins and other board-members, your wishes to get more has been granted!

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    2. Is the giver a 'Scrooge'?

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    3. Oh! Thank you Vasant. You are not. Awaiting 'More'!

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    4. Marley's ghost and the spirits of the festive season have permanently reformed this Scrooge!

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    5. Thanks, Vasant, for your generosity! :)

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  19. 15a GOODWILL Not sure how it works. Good will is bequeathing late?
    27a T ROTTER
    14D RANCH HIRE

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    1. Re 15A: meant it an extended; if you are benevolent, you will leave a "good will" behind.
      27A: meant it as a DD ; cooked foot of pig as well as horse
      14D: meant it as a charade; Ran+CH+Hire

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    2. 15A:Read as meant it as an extended definition

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    3. Ranch hand, yes. But hire? I was struggling to fit in hand (but rent led to hire)

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    4. Never knew about cooking feet of pigs.

      14D. The charade was what I wanted to write.

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    5. This what I found in wiki reg. pig's feet-
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pig%27s_trotters

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  20. 16D is very delicate, indeed!

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  21. 16 Delicate returns of candy pellets (9) DROP SHOTS
    20 Again wins back points all round (2-5) RE EAR N + S

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    1. Why "all around"?. Felt it was unecessary.

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    2. I meant it as back=REAR with E,N&S (points) all around REAR

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    3. Anagram of REAR and ENS?

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    4. I mean not anagram but Re(E)ar(N)(S)

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    5. I don't know if this works but all around was meant to indicate points around rear

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  22. Thanks for the special Vasant

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  23. Missed this. A good thematic crossword.

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  24. Lovely theme, thanks Vasant! :)

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  25. Thanks Col. for publishing & all for participating & solving.
    I was introduced to Dickens by my grandfather (in fact my grandfather's younger brother,Chinna tata). As a young boy, he'd recount to me Oliver Twist, David Copperfield,A tale of...he would make special mention of many of the characters & scenes. He would summarise the tale with a quiptic remark like,"Bleak House is really bleak" or "Pecksniff became more popular than Martin Chuzzlewit".

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  26. Nothing like what you learn when you are young. It stays with you.
    Thank you Vasant for a good CW and an equally good theme.

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    1. Thanks Paddy once again. Your words are really encouraging.

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