Sunday, 25 June 2017

Special, Sunday 25 Jun 2017, Amrita


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


ACROSS
1   Detective inspector broke into bars to get outlaw (6)
4   A very quiet, calm, prime setting soothes (8)
9   Calling nurse to the Emergency Room (6)
10 Bugs one entering a sleazy cabaret (8)
12 The king perhaps, changes side for allegiance (7)
13 Have stew now! (3)
14 Secure one in empty cage (3)
15 Classical singer very softly managed top octave (7)
19 Attachment to a cocktail? (7)
22 Jong perhaps, leaves outfit for singer (3)
23 Doorbell has an eye (3)
25 Notified about the missing new letterhead (7)
28 Can have meal counter set up (8)
29 Lands up from Somerset at seven (6)
30 A side missing on machinery's plastic vents (8)
31 One lost on sailing expedition has nothing and becomes a castaway (6)

DOWN
1   Repercussion of Spooner's need to party (8)
2   Brainy, trendy model leaves corrupted (5)
3   Flawless plan laid at the outset (5)
5   Music producer's pain turns to love (5)
6   Doctor's view on date was mixed up (9)
7   Not perhaps, noting error in printing cost of screenplay (6)
8   Spots ship held/detained without document (6)
11 Dead and departed after a farewell, reportedly (6)
16 Arnab Goswami perhaps, was one pillar of strength? (9)
17 Spooner's disaster morning leads to disappointment (6)
18 Drives through sleet to put on a colour show (8)
20 Couples from Moscow save iconic design (6)
21 From Nice, good regular Islamic art form (6)
24 Cow completely loses head chasing boy (5)
26 Backs reliable man about issue over list (5)
27 Carries some cheese to take back (5)

Across Lite version can be accessed at AMRITA 2

Enjoy.

54 comments:

  1. 9A:CAREER CARE+ER
    2D:NERDY (-t)RENDY*
    3D:IDEAL IDEA+L(-aid)

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  2. 10 Bacteria 1+cabaret*
    5d piano pain+o*
    13 own now*

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  3. 29 A. ESTATES ( rev T - Somerset at seven , def: Lands)
    1 D. BACKLASH ( Bash Lack , def : repercussion )
    20 D. MOSAIC ( first 2 letters of MOscow, SAve, IConic, def : design )

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  4. 11 down: BYGONE-- Farewell-BY (BY(_E) Gone+ departed + BYGONE= dead=past

    12 across: LOYALTY= -R+L oyalty = allegiance

    15 across: SOPRANO-- so= very +softly=P +managed =RAN and top (O)ctave= singer

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  5. 16 D ANCHORMAN DD

    30 A CHIMNEYS (MACHINERYS-A R)*

    6 D ENTANGLED ENT + ANGLE + D

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  6. 4A : APPEASES A+PP+EASE+S(-etting)
    23A: ORB[T]
    3D : IDEAL IDEA+L

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  7. All B's
    1A - BANDIT {BAN{DI}T}
    24D - BULLY {B}{(-f)ULLY}
    28A - BONSAI {BON}{(-i)S(-l)A(-m)I(-c)}

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  8. 8 across: the word should be DETAI(-M)NED - typo

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    1. Corrected in main post only. Not in Across Lite version

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  9. In place of 3Dn done by Vasant.

    28 Can have meal counter set up (8) ASSEMBLE {A{SSEM<}BLE} Def : Set up.

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  10. Nice puzzle!Loved the sponeerisms in addition to all the clues.LOI was 18D.
    Keep 'em coming Amrita!

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  11. Very few hits today. Amrita merits a Spoonful of nectar, though I am no chamcha of Mr.Spooner !
    I prefer to spill a lisp , rather.

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    1. Classic Rajuism! Chamcha of Spooner!

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  12. 31A word in clue should be EXPE(-i)DITION.. typo

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  13. 7D: SCRIPT ; (PRINTING COST-NOTING)* Defn: screenplay
    8D: STAINS : S(deTAINed)S ; Defn: spots; document=deed
    19A: SIDECAR : Attachment to // a cocktail? DD

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  14. 18D Drives through sleet to put on a colour show (8) I(RIDES)CE
    25A Notified about the missing new letterhead (7) ALERTED (letterhead* - the*)
    31A One lost on sailing expedition has nothing and becomes a castaway (6) CRUSOE (cruise - i + o)

    Loved 9A!

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    1. must be midnight in Canada?

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    2. And no Eid holiday as well?

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    3. That should read And no Eid holiday as well tomorrow?

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    4. It is just after 4 am in Canada right now! I forgot to set my alarm and slept through the beginning of the co-solve, so I was lucky to catch the tail end here! Eid is indeed today in Canada too.

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    5. ...I should have said "in Toronto"...it is other times in other parts of our large country!

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    6. How do we get to solve your puzzles that appeared in Mail,Globe & NYT?
      Can you give the link?

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    7. Alas, Vasant, my puzzles are in the print edition only and are not online.

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  15. 29A is also unsolved as the answer posted by Lakshmi is not correct

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  16. Cage..one of the synonyms = tease( rattle one's cage). If this is correct, then empty cage= T( eas)E.+1= Tie...I welcome enlightenment-)

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    1. If this is 14A, I am afraid it is not correct.

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  17. Blind solving

    14a PIN (Pen -e with I inside)
    29A STATES (rEVERSE t)
    27D TOTES (DITTO)

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    1. 29A & 27 DOWN were such (in) conspicuous but obvious clues, yet so elusive

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  18. OFF TOPIC
    Some interesting letters on Guardian crosswods
    https://www.theguardian.com/crosswords/2017/jun/23/some-cross-words-about-cryptic-clues

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  19. Last 3

    Across - 22

    Down - 17, 26

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  20. 22 Jong perhaps, leaves outfit for singer (3) kim(Jong)ONO (Yoko Ono wife of John Lennon)
    17 Spooner's disaster morning leads to disappointment (6) DIS MAY ~ Miss day?
    26 Backs reliable man about issue over list (5) ENTER

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  21. 22A: ONO (-kim)(ONO) {Neither knew Kim Jong nor Ono the singer but with O?O & outfit there guessed KIMONO & googled Kim Jong & Ono, the Singer}
    17D: DISMAY spoonerism of Miss Day
    26D: ENTER Acrostic: last letters(Backs) of reliablE maN abouT issuE oveR; definition:LIST

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    1. Missed seeing Raghu's post @ 5:57 PM.

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    2. Probably disaster(Miss) & morning(day)

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    3. Disaster = miss? Then how's it a disaster?

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    4. If you miss your appointment with a Miss(Diana) it may be a disaster for you,Mr. Walker!

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    5. I agree only in this specific case;-)

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  22. A day is full-am to pm then how come,( although I too got the answer as DISMAY) day is+AM , but where Y fits in ? Is Miss day spoonerism for DISMAY? I'm dismayed !

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  23. Thank you for the CW Amrita

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  24. So sorry to have missed this, I was travelling and I did not have any signal.

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