Sunday, 30 July 2017

Special, Sunday 30 Jul 2017, Fraz


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


ACROSS
1   iPhone program by the French computer company (5)
4   As said in Chennai, let's go inside lodging — good, move slowly (4,5)
9   Cups consumed by boyfriends, empty since (7)
10 Extra little piggy outside box (2,5)
11 Feature of memorial topping Venetian bridge (6)
12 Supply new weapons to post deposing leader last (8)
14 True poet’s academic divisions (10)
15 Clutch cuff (4)
18 Never used breath freshener (4)
20 In two consecutive mornings, poor gal brewed tea blend (10)
23 Pepper — for example, a tiny bit (8)
24 Little finger pastry filled with dark fluid (6)
26 Recalled painting stump sheltering cold young animal (4,3)
27 Large shed by nice field worker (7)
28 Sultan's edict covers any ship labourer with a net (9)
29 Senior metalworker starts late (5)

DOWN
1   Silent pirate runs a north-facing botanical garden (9)
2   After lifting cover, ate one Indian side dish (7)
3   Investments abandoned by one in court in recession (8)
4   Nearly flawless suggestion (4)
5   He turned fat in beatnik’s impressive buildings (10)
6   A hoarse voice repulsed a Hindu nymph (6)
7   Hot place for some butter? (2,1,4)
8   Listen to supposed caller (5)
13 Fall backward, at first, into gross, inept boxer (10)
16 Begrudge opening for each host (9)
17 Determine the way Ivan boosted concert receipts (8)
19 Fearful Roman emperor guards against us (7)
21 Graceless presentation takes week (7)
22 Greek enchantress welcomes large group of friends (6)
23 Dish made with rice if pal cooked (5)
25 Pair sleeps standing up (4)

Across Lite version can be accessed at FRAZ 3

Enjoy.

71 comments:

  1. 25d Pair sleeps standing up (4)SPAN <=
    21D Graceless presentation takes week (7)A (WK)WARD

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  2. 4D Nearly flawless suggestion (4)IDEA (-L)

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  3. 1A- Apple- Computer co- (App)le
    4D- Idea(L)-DD-Nearly flawless/ suggestion

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  4. 1A:(APP)(LE)
    4D:IDEA(-l)
    19D:NERVOUS NER(V)O+US

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  5. 20A : AMALGAMATE (AM{ALG*}AM)(ATE*)
    29A : ELDER (WELDER - W)

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  6. Making up for 1A & 4D:
    22D: CIRC(L)E
    26A: LION CUB C inside BUN<+OIL<

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  7. Replacement-
    26A- Lion cub- Young animal
    Recalled painting- Oil=<
    Stump- Nub
    Sheltering cold- N(C)UB

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  8. I give up, Vasant. We seem to be trading the same path!

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    1. He,he! This is bound to happen in early salvos

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  9. 20 across: AMALGAMATE = blend---Two mornings AM+AM+GAL+TEA

    24 across: PINKIE=little finger.Pastry=PIE + dark fluid=INK

    29 across; ELDER +senior (-W) elder= metal worker.

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  10. Paddy, you got the NUB correct, though!

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  11. 4A INCH ALONG CHALO in INN + G

    27A PEASANT (PLEASANT - L)


    5D CATHEDRALS (HE + LARD rev) in CATS

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    1. Well done, doctor, getting INCH ALONG so readily!

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    2. Nice one Fraz! Chalo let's finish the rest of it :)

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    3. The only downside being that Chennaites wouldn't say 'Chalo' considering the big hoohaa about Hindi. Delhi would be more appropriate

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  12. Vasant, you can take another!

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    1. Think I have finished my quota. NERVOUS,CIRCLE & LION CUB

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  13. Mine third one...

    17D : Determine the way Ivan boosted concert receipts (8) NAVIGATE {NAVI*}{GATE}

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  14. Vasant: Paddy was first with the correct annotation on LION CUB, so you can take another!

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    1. Vasant was right,too. He had put 'Bun' with a reversal indicator.

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    2. Oh, yes, now I see. I got confused because OIL< looks like oil reversed and BUN< looks like bun reversed, but I'm sure it was intended as NUB<

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  15. Fraser : Olio-ed us with 2 down: my favourite. But as I always wonder, isn't it INDGLISH?

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  16. 16 D. PRESENTER ( begrudge- RESENT , each - PER, def : HOST )

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  17. 6 down: Every young man's wish for a gf or wife !

    Fraser Simpson: Simply great cluing !

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  18. Thank you Fraser for an enjoyable Sunday morning (though you seem to keep a midnight vigil)!

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  19. Yes, it's 2 am in Canada right now!

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  20. 1D. ARBORETUM (MUTE ROB R A)<<
    2D. PACHADI (CAP< + HAD + I) - wow :)
    3D. EQUITIES (QUIT + I) in SEE<<

    Very enjoyable grid Fraz!

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  21. Thank you, Ramki. You solved 3 that all had reversals. Well done!

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  22. Thanks Fraz for the entertainment! Great clues..

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  23. My pleasure, doctor! Thank you for solving!

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  24. It is very late for me here in Toronto, so I’m going to head back to bed. I’m sorry I can’t stay up to see the end. But I will return when I wake up to see how things progressed.
    Still to be revealed:
    Across: 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15. 23, 28
    Down: 6, 7, 8, 13

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  25. 14 A. TRIMESTERS ( true- T , poets - RIMESTERS )

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  26. 18A MINT DD
    23A PARTICLE (P)(ARTICLE)
    9A BECAUSE BE(C)AUS(E)

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    1. Yes Colonel - good to be back. Was in a tangle on many fronts

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    2. Pepper (Verb) = Speck (V)
      Speck (Noun) = A tiny bit.
      Source : Freedic.

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  27. Lovely puzzle! Loved the Indian flavours of Pachadi, chalo as well as all other clues.

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  28. 5D - CATHEDRALS {CAT{HE}{LARD<=}S}
    28A - FISHERMAN {SHE} in {FIRMAN}
    10A - TO SPARE {TOE} outside {SPAR}

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  29. 12a rearm(-p)ost def:last
    15d clip DD
    8d on a roll(bread)

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  30. 8 Listen to supposed caller (5) GUEST
    13 Fall backward, at first, into gross, inept boxer (10)S(TUMBLE)(B)UM

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  31. ON A ROLL = Hot DD.

    Guest: one on a show to whom we listen (?) and Visitor DD?

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    1. Listen to is hp indicator
      supposed = guessed
      visitor = guest, hp of guessed

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    2. Thanks Ramki. I don't know how I could not figure that one.

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    3. Thank you, Ramki. I guessed that one and was waiting for anno.

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  32. 13A- Rearmost
    Supply new weapons- Rearm
    Ost- Post- P(leader)
    Def.- Last
    Loved doing this after a bit of struggle.
    Enjoyable CW.

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  33. Back awake...Congratulations to all. Big thanks to the Colonel for hosting my puzzle. The Indian flavours that Vasant mentioned were learned from the puzzles and comments on this blog. I've been collecting more for a future puzzle... Finally, thanks to all for the kind reception, as always.

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  34. Before I can thank Fraser I still need someone to answer 13D

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    1. Col.: Raghu has answered that @1:54

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  35. 13D has already been answere by Raghu @ 1.54- Tumblebum

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  36. Sorry. That was 'Stumblebum'.

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  37. That's it then. Thanks for the special Fraser.

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  38. Well done, Fraz!
    Lovely cluing. Enjoyed thoroughly, though late entry here.
    Couldn't wake up till midnight(in Dallas) to participate.
    Will actively take part in your next. Keep it up.

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  39. It is hard to participate from Dallas and Toronto without adjusting sleep schedules! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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