Sunday, 4 June 2017

Special, Sunday 04 Jun 2017, Afterdark


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


ACROSS
1   Sitting patron stood up at film (13)
10 Inside a gulf country, man shoots investigator... (9)
11 ... to get rid of case (elimination of leader) post revolution by king (5)
12 Neighbour appears in church in ankle boots (5)
13 Engaged to a female with money but no name and dignity originally (9)
14 Say, plus or minus, 400 Euros will be released to lecturer (6)
16 Fixed deposit involving high returns with gold is cheating (5)
19 Polictician and middlemen held by strumpet in parade (5)
20 Everyone in Republican party in race (6)
25 Umblical cord kept (clipped at the end) neat in a knot (9)
26 Thinks of hiding knife elsewhere (5)
27 By hiding, Maya hoodwinks a violent person (5)
28 King keeps an ex hidden in a tree (9)
29 Strangely, we let Vatican city abbots collect regular levy for film (6,7)

DOWN
2   Somehow buy air time to accommodate a quatrain (8)
3   Sinned Nizam found in odd places in the country (5)
4   A doctor in Saudi Arabia gets recipe for a dish (6)
5   Perhaps God says, I'm no fabrication, start following or its gloom at the end (8)
6   Harry ate lunch and picked a book (3,6)
7   Sister, without a peak cap gathers energy to get to shade (6)
8   Discarded two shirts and stitched top-notch garment (6)
9   Following England, America involved Germany in wars (5)
15 Bone fracture, implanted thorium, applied oil to make it active (2,3,4)
17 Accountants check into apartment with bag (8)
18 In the past, DNA led you (almost) to reproduce (5,3)
21 Snack finished, really hungry (6)
22 Doctors' fee held by guards (5)
23 Maddening chase to grab woodpecker on top of a tree (6)
24 On this subject, without conclusion, theorem will be debunked (6)
26 Bit cut off, takes a puff of smoke and a bottle (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at ADB 20

Enjoy

42 comments:

  1. 18d In the past, DNA led you (almost) to reproduce (5,3)OLDEN DAY (DNA LED YO)*
    17d Accountants check into apartment with bag (8)SUIT (CAS) E

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  2. 15D Bone fracture, implanted thorium, applied oil to make it active (2,3,4)ON THE BOIL (BONE TH OIL)*

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  3. Solving cold:
    2D: RUBAIYAT (BUY AIR T+A)*
    4D: SAMBAR S(A MB)A R

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  4. 12A : Neighbour appears in church in ankle boots (5) CHINA [T]
    3Dn : Sinned Nizam found in odd places in the country (5) INDIA {sInNeD nIzAm}
    7Dn : Sister, without a peak cap gathers energy to get to shade (6) NUANCE {NU{A}N}{C}{E}

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  5. 16A Fixed deposit involving high returns with gold is cheating (5)
    Fraud
    Fixed deposit = FD
    High Returns = R
    Gold = Au

    19A Polictician and middlemen held by strumpet in parade (5)
    Strut
    Politician = MP
    Middle men = E
    Strumpet - MPE = Strut (Parade)

    26A Thinks of hiding knife elsewhere (5)
    Feels (Telescopic)

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  6. 27 By hiding, Maya hoodwinks a violent person (5) YAHOO (T)

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  7. 10A OMBUDSMAN O{M + BUDS}MAN

    1A TRAINSPOTTING (SITTINGPATRON)*

    27A YAHOO (T)

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  8. Compensating for 27A

    5D OMNIFORM (IMNO)* + F + OR +(-gloo) M

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  9. 8 Discarded two shirts and stitched top-notch garment (6) PONCHO - deleting T T from TOPNOTCH and jumbling

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  10. 13A Engaged to a female with money but no name and dignity originally (9) A +F + FI(n)ANCE + D
    25A Umblical cord kept (clipped at the end) neat in a knot (9) PLACE(d) + NTAE*
    28A King keeps an ex hidden in a tree (9) AL(EX AN*)DER

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    1. Thanks! I'm not completely sure about my annotation for 25A...

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    2. I think the def. is supposed to be cords to justify the plural

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  11. 7 Sister, without a peak cap gathers energy to get to shade (6) NUANCE :: NU(A)N C[ap] E

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  12. 20A - GALLOP {G{ALL}OP}
    6D - THE LACUNA {ATE+LUNCH}*{A}
    21D - PASTRY {PAST}{R(-eall)Y}

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  13. I enjoyed this puzzle, although I found some of the 5-letter words tricky because they only provide 2 checked letters (12A, 19A, 9D, 22D). I like both of the movies highlighted in the long-bomb spots (I assume our setter does, too) and I got the book at 6D from the wordplay but had to Google that title since I'd never heard of it (although I have heard of Barbara Kingsolver). The synopsis makes it sound like a good read. Thanks to Afterdark for the puz! (And the book recommendation.)

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  14. ACROSS
    29 Strangely, we let Vatican city abbots collect regular levy for film (6,7) {TWELVE*} {MONK(-E-Y)S}

    DOWN
    23 Maddening chase to grab woodpecker on top of a tree (6) (CASHE*)W
    26 Bit cut off, takes a puff of smoke and a bottle (5) FLA(S)K[-e]

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  15. A hectic morning out.Shall attempt the puzzle later in the week.AD in the specials after a long long time

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  16. 14 Across: Orate ...
    Operate= plus or minus
    Remove p & e ..pis equal to 400?
    E= euros

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    1. The enumeration is 6. ORATE is only 5

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    2. Oops ORATOR
      OPERATOR without PE

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    3. That was from my side for Aayush

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    4. Oh!I entered operator in the grid but made a mistake here

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  17. 22D SPAYS is doctors
    Fee is pay
    SS are guards?

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    1. Think of the SS in Nazi Germany

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  18. 24D: HERETO is on this subject
    Theorem without m and rearrange

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  19. Last 3

    Across - 11, 14

    Down - 9

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    1. 11 across: ERASE=get rid of- (c-)ase+E+R for king

      9 down: FEUDS=wars---F+ E+US D for Germany?

      Logging in late at 1700 hrs after a wasteful day in the Mall buying a smartphone !

      The ways of Afterdark's deletions and additions left me with the last two . Hope no one else had beaten me to it ?

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  20. This is my 5th puzzle that I tried..got a lot of them but understood the method...which puzzles should I solve..I am presently trying the hindu ones..and the economic times..are there more puzzles available?

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    1. All newspapers have crossword puzzles

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  21. 9D- Usage- E(USA)G- Usage (E & USA involveG)
    Def.Following
    Joining late. Happy I have something left. For once I thank Col. for giving time till 6 pm!

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  22. Yes, just found out. Corrected answer-
    Feuds (Wara) F(ollowing) E(ngland) U(D)S
    D(Germany) involved in U.S.
    Thank you Col.

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  23. 11A- Erase- Def.-To get rid of
    ASE (Case-C) follows king (ER)

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  24. Thanks for the special Shrikanth

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    1. Pleasure is mine Colonel. And thanks to all the solvers. And thanks again Colonel for giving the first opportunity 4 years back. With the next 2 puzzles in Hindu, I will touch 100 puzzles. And I wanted to commomerate the same. The grid used in this puzzle is exactly the same that I used in my first puzzle.:)

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  25. Congrats Shrikanth. Keep up the good work.

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  26. Brilliantly awesome surfaces... Tx for the entertainment Shrikanth Sir!

    For increasing my own knowledge, a few queries Sir, since I struggled with the parsing while solving.

    23D Can "grab" be used as a juxtaposition indicator?

    26D "A puff of" can be head selection indicator?

    25A Placentae is plural


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    1. Dr. it seems AD & all other guys are engrossed in THE match.
      If I may answer
      23D: grab is a common enough container indicator I think
      26D: A puff of or a trace of I think is fair enough head selection indicator
      25A: You would know!

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    2. I was under the impression Grab can only be used as containment ind. Tx for clarifying Vasant. :)

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  27. I have deleted a Comment of mine under Fraser Simpson's main Comment above as it had been carelessly written. My apologies to my readers, esp. Mr Simpson.

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