Sunday, 23 July 2017

Special, Sunday 23 Jul 2017, Dr Satyen Nabar


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


ACROSS
8/19 Local girl's a hit? Not quite (4, 4)
9    Might congress get dynamic person (10)
10 Cool place with stiff entry policy? (6)
11 Study precisely to make further changes (8)
12 Stupidly, adamant guy ignored facts (4)
13 Dilapidated machines, securing approval, puff endlessly (5-5)
17 Leader changes sides to pick fight (4)
18 Positive state (5)
19 See 8
20 Aversion to Trump leading in shaky nuclear era (10)
22 Discard lozenge (4)
23 Dog holds down songstress (8)
27 Slight irritation until taste of success (6)
28 Prison story about many escaping in rebellion!  That's very delicious (10)
29 Group having noisy room at the top (4)

DOWN
1   Exam board failure can dishearten (10)
2   One showing off dress turns with grand finesse (8)
3   Loaf in top drawer (5, 5)
4   Pitcher threw erratically somewhat (4)
5   Swimmer with aortic disorder! It's reversible? No (4)
6   Record crowd leads to irresolvable situation (6)
7   This organisation terrorises Iceland twice (1, 1, 1, 1)
14 Protein substitute isn't good (5)
15 Conductor of van involved in damaging fine beer (5, 5)
16 Repeated blows that can save people? (4, 2, 4)
19 Largely covering sides of debate in a fair way (8)
21 Overturns major defeats (6)
24 Where kafir anxiously hides? (4)
25 Healthy to greet, I hear (4)
26 Way England’s leader lost -- Overwhelming defeat (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at Dr SN 14

Enjoy.

48 comments:

  1. 12A DATA (adamant (-man))*
    18A UTTER DD
    4D EWER T

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  2. Solved these 3 clues cold from my cell phone...as I am travelling..shall solve the complete puzzle in the evening
    Happy Solving!

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  3. 8/19 NEAR / MISS
    24d IRAN (T)
    25d HALE ~hail

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  4. 10A: MORGUE (CD)
    11A: READJUST {READ}{JUST}
    14D: ACTIN (ACTING (substitute) -G)

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  5. 13 Dilapidated machines,/ securing approval, // puff endlessly (5-5) CHAIN SM(OK)E*
    23 Dog // holds down / songstress (8) PINS/CHER
    19 Largely / covering sides of debate // in a fair way (8) {MO(D..E)STLY}

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  6. 22A Discard lozenge (4) DROP [DD]
    27A Slight irritation until taste of success (6) INSULT {UNTIL+S[-uccess]}*
    16D Repeated blows that can save people? (4, 2, 4) KISS OF LIFE [CD]

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  7. 20a Reluctance t+nuclear+ce*
    26d rout(-e)
    21d upsets DD

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    1. 20A Meant it as T in (NUCLEAR)* + CE(era)

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    2. thanks. Still learning the syntax part of it.

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  8. 9 across: POWER HOUSE--- MIght= power + congress= house= Power house= dynamic person ( which is what the compiler doc is in cryptic puzzles.

    20 acros: RELUCTANCE--- anagram of nuclear era + T from Trump--- the clue should have sounded better if :Aversion to shaky nuclear era in Trump -- the rump pumper !!

    2 down: BRAGGART -- one showing off--- GARB = dress ( reverse) G from grand and finesse = art. An antonym for 19 down.


    Dr. Nabar: What's with so many four letter words, eh ?

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    1. Hi Raju. Yes this Grid has lots of 4-letter words. Just for a change :)

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    2. JUST LIKE THAT ONLY ? (again all four letters !) as we Indians say !

      FAIR GAME ! thanks , I enjoyed thoroughly, especially the longer words and phrases.

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    3. Just like that only... was hilarious! Tx Raju :)

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  9. Might congress get dynamic person (10) POWER + HOUSE
    Prison story about many escaping in rebellion!  That's very delicious (10) CAN + TAL(cOUP)E
    Loaf in top drawer (5, 5) UPPER CRUST (2 defs.)

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  10. 5D ORCA (Anagram of aortic - it)
    6D Log + Jam = LOGJAM
    7D ISIS?

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  11. To replace POWERHOUSE:

    15 Conductor of van involved in damaging fine beer (5, 5) NE(RV)E FIBER* (RV inside fine beer anag.)

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    1. RV for van was a new term I came across
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Recreational_vehicle

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    2. RV has appeared here earlier 11865 and 11573 bu Buzzer, 10833 by xChequer

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    3. RV has been clued in as 'recreational vehicle' and 'camper' by Buzzer & xChequer.
      Caravan is an RV. 'Van' means caravan (Br). So, the clueing is perfect.
      Thanks for an enjoyable crossie, Doc.

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    4. Print version of Chambers has RV as the abbrev for Van. Of course as you point out, it also makes sense, thanks Nathadur :)

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    5. Also has same abbrev for caravan (RV)

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  12. Enjoyable puzzle, with everything revealing itself a bit at a time. Thanks, doctor!

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  13. 29A- Loft-LO(F)T-Room at the top

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  14. 3D- upper crust- DD?
    Loaf/ Top drawer

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  15. Too late to join. Only a few left. Unfortunately those are thr ones I haven't done yet. Nice CW as usual from Dr.

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  16. 1D- Demoralise- Dishearten
    DEM(ORAL)ISE
    Exam- Oral
    Failure- demise
    Nicely worded clue.

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  17. 1D - DEMORALISE ( ORAL - exam, DEMISE - failure , def: Dishearten , DEM ORAL ISE )

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  18. 17 A RIFT ( lift / rift ? ) ( no clear anno, sorry :( )

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  19. That was a quick finish. Thank you for the special Doc

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    1. Thank you Col as always..

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    2. Dr.has read our pulse correctly! Quick diagnosis about our solving, nevertheless interesting clues.

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  20. A super puzzle! My COD 28 Across CANTALOUPE. Thanks, Doc. :)

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    1. Thank you Mukundala! Glad you enjoyed :)

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  21. 24D -kaf IRAN xi...
    25D- HALE ( hail)
    26D - ROUT(E)

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  22. Too late for the day. Better luck next week!

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