Sunday, 11 June 2017

Special, Sunday 11 Jun 2017, K Koteswar Rao


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


ACROSS
7   DNA sequence of former prisoner about to be extracted (4)
8   Energetic person holds back majority but it is thin (8)
11 A male is found in more desperate supporter (7)
12 Socially acceptable doctor serving in delay is ortho-pain in the back (7)
13 Sergeant is ordered to drift apart (8)
14 Habituated run up in a car bomb for example (6)
16 Copyright with no one long-suffering (6)
18 Small convenient drink made of beer and lemonade (6)
21 Thorn apple is revealed on wild endless Saturday (6)
23 In case at fault, go to cattle ranch (8)
27 Green wall lost gloss, needs repair and renovation (7)
28 Term of abuse at the end with the inside of mine (7)
29 Obedient Lieutenant leaves, expressing sorrow (8)
30 The result is the same as in Adelaide match (4)

DOWN
1   Once uninhabited, not unknown, is free from liability (6)
2   Uncultured Bruneian is polished (8)
3   Total gag order about the channel (9)
4   Son taken in hand for a song (5)
5   Poor German people who collect old clothes (6)
6   Prohibited degree-holder driving a luxury car indeed (8)
9   Fraudulent king leaves for money and reputation (4)
10 Small apartment to study and study (5)
15 Ice losses damaged a figure (9)
17 My nation rebels to contradiction in law (8)
19 Reprehensible acquisitiveness motion – Avatar II ! (8)
20 Like very much a working doer (5)
22 Tipsy red wine depletes energy to get back to earlier position. (6)
24 Bank clerk lost small notebook (6)
25 South Pole Continent washed away region of North Pole but a mammal survived (4)
26 Pronounced with sibilant sound to get back a visible excuse (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at KKR 8

Enjoy.

53 comments:

  1. 26d Pronounced with sibilant sound to get back a visible excuse (5)ALIBI (<-T)
    22D Tipsy red wine depletes energy to get back to earlier position. (6)REWIND (REDWINE-E)*

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  2. 20D Like very much a working doer (5)ADORE A (DOER)*

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  3. 17D:ANTINOMY (My Nation)*
    22D:REWIND (Red Wine(-e)}*
    27A:RENEWAL {Green Wall(-e)}*

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  4. Making up for 22D
    29A:AMENABLE (-l)AMEN(-t)ABLE=Lamentable without LT(Lieutenant)

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  5. 6 Down: DEBARRED= prohibited - De BA -RR-ed = BA= degree holder + luxury car RR for Rolls Royce.

    14 Across: INURED = habituated- Car Bomb= IND = run up reverse NUR

    12 Across; LUMBAGO= pain in the back LAG+socially acceptable + doctor= MB + O from ortho

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  6. 2 D. INURBANE ( Bruneian* def : uncultured)
    3 D AGGREGATE ( GAG * , about - RE, channel- GATE , def : Total )
    6 D. DEBARRED (GRADUATE - BA , luxury car -RR, In DEED , DE BA RR ED , def : Prohibited)

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  7. 7A- Exon-DNA sequence
    Ex (Con-C)

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  8. 13A ESTRANGE (SERGEANT)*

    5D RAGMEN (GERMAN)*

    11A ADMIRER A + D{M}IRER

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  9. Raju,
    14A- I(NUR)ED
    car bomb is IED.

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  10. 13A- (Sergeant)*- Estrange

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    1. Paddy, 13A is already solved by Dr. Satyen

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  11. My third-
    1D-Exempt- free from liability- EX(Empty-Y)

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  12. 2d : INURBANE {Bruneian}*
    4d : PSALM P(S)ALM
    30d : IDEM [T]

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    1. 2D is already solved by LV.
      I think you meant 30A?

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    2. Oops! Sorry, it is 30A and not 30D.

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    3. My last one in place of 2Dn

      23A : ESTANCIA {In case at}*

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  13. 21A : DATURA from sATURDAy - sy and anagram
    4D : PSALM P(S)ALM
    21D : ISOSCELES anagram of Ice Losses ( Isosceles Triangle)

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    1. Thanks Nagendra Prasad.
      It is not 21D. It is 15D
      Further, 4D is already taken. Try another.

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  14. 9D Fraudulent king leaves for money and reputation (4) FAME (K-to-M letter change in FAKE)
    10D Small apartment to study and study (5) CON + DO
    25D South Pole Continent washed away region of North Pole but a mammal survived (4) ANT(arctic)A

    Nice puzzle! My favourite was 28A!

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    1. The other day I had asked if you could introduce yourself, Mr Simpson.

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  15. Pl read 15D as ISOSCELES. Wrongly mentioned as 21D

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  16. Thanks Paddy & KKR: I meant IED= Improvised Explosive Device = The lone wolf's weapon of mass destruction.

    KKR's cranium cracker crossie is a heady 18 across!!

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  17. Compensating for 4D,
    30A : IDEM telescopic Latin word IDEM meaning The Same.

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    1. That too has already been solved by me @ 11:12 am. :)

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    2. Unfortunately, this too was taken by MB

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    3. ...and it was wrongly shown as 30D instead of 30A

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  18. Across
    18 Small convenient drink made of beer and lemonade (6) S/HANDY
    28 Term of abuse at the end with the inside of mine (7) E{PI(THE)T}

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  19. Down
    19 Reprehensible acquisitiveness motion – Avatar II ! (8) AVARITIA*
    anagram of Avatar II
    Latin for greed or avarice, one of the seven cardinal sins

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    1. AVARITIA : A variety of avarice shown by our vulturous and vulpine politicians and it almost rhymes with Vijay Mallya !

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  20. Compensating for 30A,
    7A : EXON from EX ON

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  21. YET TO BE SOLVED
    ACROSS : 8, 16.
    DOWN : 24.

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  22. Nice puzzle!Estencia & Avarita were new words!

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    1. Thanks Vasant.
      I hope the remaining three will be picked up by the other regulars.
      It's past midnight.
      Thank you all for showing interest.
      Have a great weekend!
      Will come back to see after six hours.

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  23. New words for me too! Estancia and Avaritia... Tx for the entertainment KKR:)

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  24. There is a huge apartment complex near Tambaram going by the name 'Estancia'. Property developers, schools and colleges, beauty salons, gyms are all adept in giving attractive titles to their ventures.

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    1. This is very true. New names like Celest and Favolosa.
      Estancia, touted by its developers Arunexcello as being Chennai's First Integrated Township project, is at Guduvancheri.

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    2. Hacienda i another similar word.

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  25. 8A GOSSAMER {GO{MASS<}ER]
    16A PAT(-i)ENT
    24d CA(-s)HIER

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    1. CAHIER was featured in a last week's crossie ; hence easier to put it in. Cobwebs are gossamer thin and pretty to look at but not touch !

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  26. That was a quick finish. Thank you for the special KKR. I hope you are still awake

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  27. Is there any connection between the word Haavrat in Marathi and Avaratia , meaning avarice ? They sound alike and mean the same !

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    1. Havas in Hindi?(which means lust)

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  28. Great fielding display by India..
    It is upto the batsmen to score 192 to take us through to semis to play Bangladesh

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  29. Thanks again to all.
    Thank you Col for the support.
    Just woke up.

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  30. Great win for India
    Bangladesh beckoning at Birmingham

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