Sunday, 18 June 2017

Special, Sunday 18 Jun 2017, Fraz

Alphabet Jigsaw

Today's Crossword is an Alphabetical Jigsaw by Fraz. 

The grid contains 26 entries, each starting with a different letter of the alphabet. Clues are listed in alphabetical order by their answers, and enumerations are withheld. Solvers can piece together the grid after solving the clues.

Image/Screenshot of completed grid can be sent to me by e-mail at deepakgita@gmail.com with a copy to chaturvasi@yahoomail.com. I will update the post at 4 PM today with names of those who submit the completed grid with their time of submission. Even if nobody submits by 4 PM you can still send in the submission immediately on completing the grid with all answers.

In view of the above comments are not being allowed on the post till 4 PM. I will open the post for comments at 4 PM, after which each person can post three answers with Annotations. Post 4 PM while commenting with answers please do not indicate the location of the answer in the grid.

Solution grid will be posted in the blog at a later date


CLUES
A   Over 8/13 of the alphabet?
B   Slovak city terror is volcanic flow
C   Colder bit of cola, not as flat
D   Obtain extracts from December, then October
E   Substitute some bankers at Zurich
F   Pour liquid into rear bed (Solution is hyphenated.)
G   English king finally awoke in big ravine
H   High above our high card in bridge
I    Cover smoother attempt to orbit area between Mars and Jupiter, maybe
J   Germany’s agreement with the Italian prison
K  Child swivelled aching body part
L   Has words shaven into hair (2 words.)
M  Firm choice changed outdated way to store newspapers
N   Dune novel stripped of cover
O   Farm labourers behead both sly animal and bird in coop
P   Falcons each look amused entering mirrored spot
Q  Fruit number 15 in Valencia
R   Accumulate influence or backing (2 words.)
S   Small parking area where coins are inserted
T   Asian country initially took flag down also
U  Offbeat marriage outside nunnery by a lake
V  Struggle with opinion
W Sadly perish in annex, speaking softly
X  Persian king, 20, embracing queen with vacant eyes
Y  Giving up dingy lei clumsily
Z  Camera attachment left in animal park restroom (2 words.)

Across Lite version without clues can be accessed at FRAZ 2.
This is being done so that an interactive grid is available to enter your answers.

Enjoy.

SOLUTIONS RECEIVED

Vasant Sreenivasan            12;05 PM  (All correct)
P Raghunath                       12:30 PM (One mistake) (Did not enter earlier as mail went to my spam folder)
Lakshmi Vaidyanathan        1:13 PM  (All correct)
Raju Umamaheswar            1:36 PM (All correct)
Sowmya Ramkumar            1:39 PM (All correct)
Ramki Krishnan                   2:00 PM (One mistake)
Dr Satyen Nabar                  2:01 PM (Two mistakes)
Suresh Dorbala                    2:31 PM (One mistake) (Correction sent in at 4:19 PM)
Vinayak Ekbote                   2:33 PM (One mistake)
Sreenivasan (SSV Avatar)   2:38 PM (One mistake)
Padmanabhan                      2:49 PM (One mistake)
Srinivas Venkatesh              3:35 PM (One mistake)
S Rangarajan                       3:55 PM (One mistake)

SOLUTION GRID



65 comments:

  1. 12 Entries received of which 4 were all correct.

    Congrats Vasant for the first all correct entry

    ReplyDelete
  2. L LOCKS HORNS LOCK{SHORN}S

    P PEREGRINES PER + E{GRIN}ES <--

    U UNCONVENTIONAL UN{CONVENT}ION + A + L

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Tx Fraz for very interesting variation... back to the match :)

      Delete
  3. Could solve only 15 :(
    V VIE W
    P PER E(GRIN)ES
    U {UN(CONVENT)ION}A L

    ReplyDelete
  4. B BRAT IS LAVA
    E ERSATZ (T)
    Compensating for duplicates

    ReplyDelete
  5. A ATOP 8/13 of 26(alphabet)=16 i.e. 16th letter is p. A to P make up 8/13 of the alphabet
    B BRATISLAVA (BRAT)(IS)(LAVA)
    F FOURPOSTER F(OUR P)*OSTER

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Making up for B
      I INTERPLANETARY (INTER)P
      (PLANE) T(A)RY

      Delete
  6. typo on XERXES. All clues could be blind-solved without crossings

    ReplyDelete
  7. C CHILLIER - ( Cola , HILLER - not as flat)
    D DECOCT ( T )
    INTERPLANETARY ( INTER- cover, PLANE- smoother,TRY - attempt, around Area, def : between Mars and Jupiter )

    ReplyDelete
  8. J : JAIL. JA + AL
    K : KIDNEY KID (NEY....Reverse)
    X : XERXES. {X(ER)X}{ES}

    ReplyDelete
  9. M Firm choice changed // outdated way to store newspapers MICROFICHE* (Anagram of FIRM CHOICE)
    U Offbeat // marriage / outside nunnery / by a lake {UN(CONVENT)ION}{A/L}
    W Sadly perish / in annex, // speaking softly W(HISPER*)ING} PERISH* in WING

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Replacement for U
      O Farm labourers // behead both sly animal and bird in coop [-f]OX/[-h]EN

      Delete
  10. In Place of "X"
    G : GEORGE. G{E}ORGE

    ReplyDelete
  11. Q uince | Fruit number 15 in Valencia (DD)
    R ollup | Accumulate influence or backing (2 words.) PULL OR <=
    S lot | Small parking area where coins are inserted S LOT

    ReplyDelete
  12. Interesting exercise and thoroughly enjoyed solving. Very glad to be nearly there. Missed out on Locks horns- a nice one. Initially I was all at sea and once the long ones were in place, it became clearer. Thank you Fraz & Col.

    ReplyDelete
  13. A frenetic morning spent , totally frazzled by the FRAZ frenzy. but thoroughly enjoyed. I have done this type of puzzles in my Nairobi days, though time-consuming and laborious. Thanks go to Fraz and the Col. Lets have such variations from the usual run of the mill.

    I started at 145 am and almost finished , having got stuck with

    R- ROLLUP-=-Accumulate- OR reverse with pull (up) = influence.

    K-KIDNEY- child swivelled REVERSE- Aching = YEN KIDNEY = Body part

    E= ERSatz-- BANKersatzURICH = substitute

    I started at 1045 am but got tuck with LOCKS HORNS- words being the decoy clue!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Congrats to all who made it all correct.

    ReplyDelete
  15. Thanks Fraz for an enjoyable fare! πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

    ReplyDelete
  16. Congrats , Vasant, Lakshmi & Sowmya. I got sandwiched yummily !

    ReplyDelete
  17. T/HAIL/AND Defn: Asian country
    initially took T flag down HAIL (as in hail a cab) also AND

    H/ON/OUR High H + above ON + OUR Def: high card in bridge


    VIEW Struggle VIE + with W Defn: opinion

    ReplyDelete
  18. ZOO/M (L)ENS Defn: Camera attachment
    left L in animal park ZOO + restroom MENS

    ReplyDelete
  19. Thanks to Fraz for a lively time solving the new Alphabet Jigsaw.
    Variety adds spice to our Sunday solve.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thank you to the Colonel for hosting my puzzle, and a big thank you to all you wonderful solvers who took on the challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Pak going hammer & tongs.
    Come On India!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Don't give up so easily. We can bat as well.

      Delete
    2. My wife is watching..I am too chicken-hearted to see our team's hiding

      Delete
  22. N ude : dune* Defn: Stripped of cover
    Y ielding : dingy lei* Defn: Giving up

    ReplyDelete
  23. Nude- (DUNE)*- Stripped for cover
    Yielding- (Dingy lie)*- Giving up

    ReplyDelete
  24. Yes, vasant. Looks like we can take wickets only by RO!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We did get a wicket..that too early but it was off a no ball

      Delete
    2. Another wicket!Great running catch by Sir Jadeja!
      MB switch on your TV

      Delete
    3. India to score 339..a tough chase

      Delete
    4. 2 gone with nothing on board!

      Delete
    5. A colossal loss made up by an equally colossal win in hockey

      Delete
  25. Thank you Fraser for the AJ Crossword.

    I will upload the solution grid tomorrow morning

    ReplyDelete
  26. Wonderful show, everyone!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Replies
    1. No. He is the Oracle😁

      Delete
  28. Glad for the opportunity of solving the Jigsaw set by Toronto wordsmith Fraser Simpson who has been creating the weekly cryptic crossword for The Globe and Mail for twenty three years now.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for the brief
      I also read that he is a mathematics teacher and had also set a mini cryptic for New York Times

      Delete
    2. That should read " mini cryptics"(8×10 puzzles for several years)

      Delete
  29. Missed the jigsaw puzzle fun. It's great to solve it.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Col, I had sent you the completed grid with cc to CV at 1230. Surprised not to see my name?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just checked my spam folder and found it there

      Delete
  31. Lovely challenge for Sunday. Enjoyed the puzzle, though made a silly mistake by putting ATOM for ATOP :) Congratulations Vasant and thanks Fraz!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Sir..I had also made this mistake but had quickly corrected

      Delete