Sunday, 28 May 2017

Special, Sunday 28 May 2017, Raju Umamaheswar


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


ACROSS
1   Bovine gets a square to lose a T-square for this defence (6)​
2   Plain bee makes up for a ​ cattle class?​ (8)​
10 Fresh selling place for this town (9)​ ​
11 Binged after returning the store-----. (5)
12 Tight about 12pm -- what a twit! (5)​
13 Channel of communication beyond the senses for which they leapt. (9)
14 An aim for a​  quick​ darts player? (2,3,6)
16 Dark and blue! (3)​ ​
18 God backs down for a shut-eye (3)
20 It could be Albert's or Ted's or a ​j​awan's outfit. (11)​
22 A game point for  a protagonist. (9)
25 Shammi Kapoor was a lout to yell so? (5)
24 Was Sonu Nigam permitted to to  hear the Azaan so? (5)
25 Sick, say, unable to read the Bible , not first. (9)
26 Helium and Oxygen involved in the experiments? mere conjectures! (8)​  ​
27 Pet disorganized in animal's  place?  (6)

DOWN
1   Coerce  Prisoners with chain (9)
2   Made sure to get clean wood (7)​
3   Minimum to get a point in the end. (5)​
​​5   E​equated monthly Instalments=E​MI payments are thus settled! (6,2,6)​
6   Cover when it gets not used  and spared (9)
7   An incentive for Brat getting set up without peace. (7)​
8   Dapper Nathaniel's nickname? (5)​ ​
9   You are in tricky situation when you you play this in winter (5,2,4,3)
15 I am bored and hesitate to improve the yarn. (9)
17 Circle around an unknown invention (9)
19 Demonstrate  embracing  good and stimulate (7)
21 Flash former with a greeting part. (7)
22 Look forward to a load, so to say (5)
23 Karma yogi can sh​o​w an incredible feat. (5)

Across Lite version can be accesses at RAJU 9

Enjoy.

31 comments:

  1. 9Dn You are in tricky situation when you you play this in winter (5,2,4,3) SKATE ON THIN ICE [CD]
    23Dn Karma yogi can sh​o​w an incredible feat. (5) YOGIC [T]
    25Ac Sick, say, unable to read the Bible , not first. (9) ILLEGIBLE {ILL}{EG}{(-b)IBLE}

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    1. 25Ac : Definition in the middle...For a change, I believe!

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  2. 10A:(NEW) (MARKET)
    3D:L(E)AST
    1D:(CONS)(TRAIN)?

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  3. 18A - NAP<=
    23A - YAHOO [DD]
    21D - EXHIBIT {EX}{HI}{BIT}

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  4. 13A- Telepathy- (They leapt)*
    26A- Theories-T(He O)ries- conjectures

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  5. My third-
    5D- Little by little- EMI in instalments.
    Is it classified as Easy?

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    1. Perhaps DBE? Definition By Example

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  6. A topsy-turvy puzzle! Some extremely good clues-some iffy ones(25A, 27A where definitions are not at start or end). 24A was topical!
    Why do some clues have fullstops?(11A,13A,20A,22A,etc.)

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    1. That is typically Raju!

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    2. I am punctured for my punctiliousness with punctuations !

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    3. And complimented for being consistently inconsistent

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  7. 5D LITTLE BY LITTLE (CD)

    20A BATTLEDRESS (ALBERTSTEDS)*

    17d DISCOVERY (DISC + OVER + Y)

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  8. Compensating for 5D,

    15D EMBROIDER (IMBORED)* + ER

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  9. ACROSS
    14 An aim for a​ quick​ darts player? (2,3,6) AT THE DOUBLE (CD)
    22 A game point for a protagonist. (9) A/POLO/GIST
    DOWN
    2 Made sure to get clean wood (7)​ SAW/DUST

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  10. 4a PLEBEIAN* (anagram of PLAIN BEE)
    12a TAU(N)T ?12PM is N(oon).
    24a ~allowed ALOUD

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    1. Good to see Raju graduating to setting on a symmetric grid.

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    2. My mind is a bit dyslexic and asymmetric !

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  11. 1A castle Ca(+s-t)tle
    27A scatty s(cat)ty .. Defn in the middle
    7d impetus imp+(set+up-p*)

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    1. The word DEFENCE mainly refers to the game of chess also.

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  12. 8D natty
    19D PROV(OK)E
    22 AWAIT (A WEIGHT)

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  13. Last 3

    Across - 11, 16

    Down - 6

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  14. 11a DEPOT (Toped <)
    16A SAD (DD)
    6D Already solved earlier

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    1. Suresh, 6D is not yet solved so go ahead and solve it

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  15. That completes it. Thank you Raju- would be more thankful if definitions are put at either end to make things easier,at least for amateurs like me.

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  16. 6D:BEDSPREAD; BED+(SPARED)*
    Bed from? Was it meant to be RA?

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    1. When the bed is not used, one drapes it with the bedspread.

      Thanks everyone for your forbearance with my cryptially ungrammatical effort ( Cv's views- not mine !). Thanks to the Col for publishing the crossie.

      I also had the pleasure of a visit from the Col & his wife followed by CV , the latter for a lesser time as he arrived late. After his arrival, we had a lively
      and animated discussion when I mentioned that our Indian compilers are miles ahead of the British ones. CV and the Col disagreed with me , saying that English is , after all our second language ! I rebutted it commenting that though English is our second language we are second to none , in comparison ! In the process, Geetaji's and my wife's presence in the room was forgotten, much to their chagrin !

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    2. Perhaps not quite miles ahead Raju... but unquestionably on par...!

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    3. Agree Dr....Clues by xChequer are as good as any on The Times..Buzzer's are at par with Dean Mayer's...of course..the English Crossword scenerio is more professional with crossword editors & of course the advantage of being first & having English as first language

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  17. Thanks for the special Raju

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  18. Vasant: Whilst I agree with your first comment, on the question of English as the 'first 'or 'second' language, I beg to differ. I have seen, know and interacted with many Britishers, Scots and Irish friends with their so-called knowledge of the 'first' language to be nothing to write home about. At best, they were 'pretenders' and at worst , 'tool- monkies'putting on a snobbish and toffee-nosed attitude to cover up their ignorance towards what they used to term us as 'natives'. I still maintain, that the quality of our compilers is second to none.Knowledge knows no race or colour and we have certainly excelled in our skill insofar as compiling in concerned.

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