Sunday, 13 August 2017

Special, Sunday 13 Aug 2017, El Commandante


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


Starred clues have no definition but they all belong to the same category.

ACROSS
1   *Found in Pilska, Bulgaria (5)
4   Soldier holding guard, is terrier's helper (9)
9   Radioactive H? Track it with 50% barium (7)
10 *Yes! bounder is stripped (7)
11 Wet film covered nothing! (5)
13 Sodium and salt mostly are part of Rhinology (5)
15 NA half section of grass covered surface (3)
16 Constantly annoy an old horse (3)
17 *Demented pariah after losing his head (5)
19 Old money found in almost all of this country (5)
21 Complaint if cryptic clue is unclear at the end (5)
23 *Leading stormtroopers occasionally flew into Austria (5)
24 That man's greeting me at first (3)
25 Wombat's flying mammal (3)
26 *Small articles (5)
28 *Greeting with article and ring (5)
29 Applauded first contestant to cross the finish line 401 m ahead of the rest of the field (7)
31 *Melting Glaciers are no longer cold here (7)
33 *Primarily not used, kept up alongside a wandering foal (9)
34 *Medic hid an alter ego (5)

DOWN
1   *Hunk mad at breakup (9)
2   * Maybe I jingle internally (7)
3   This is worn oddly in Algeria (3)
4   *American man (5)
5   Demure hungry sloth is sleepy finally (3)
6   *Hear the hindu universal consciousness (5)
7   Forgetfulness of confused men in Asia (7)
8   Model trade patterned surface of tyre (5)
12 Odd-toed ungulate that a pirate captured (5)
14 Necktie joint (5)
18 This crime is a radical issue (5)
19 Sudden loud verbal attack (5)
20 Tight Marco took girl to department head (9)
22 Trim defender ensures reduction in resources (7)
24 Harass a man Dr H.K. Pence (3-4)
25 Author a meat product (5)
26 Separated initially is a reddish-brown (5)
27 * A song in North India (5)
30 Pair on the contray old Dutch (3)
32 Jazz around. By God! (3)

Across Lite version can be accessed at EL COMMANDANTE 2

Enjoy.

38 comments:

  1. 1A KABUL T
    23A: SOFIA
    7D AMNESIA MEN+ASIA*

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  2. 26d Separated initially is a reddish-brown (5)SEP(-ERATED) I(-S) A
    19D Sudden loud verbal attack (5)F LASH
    7D Forgetfulness of confused men in Asia (7)AMNESIA*

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  3. 5D Demure hungry sloth is sleepy finally (3)S(-LOT)H (-SLEEP)Y
    in the place of AMNESIA solved by Vasant

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  4. 7 Forgetfulness of confused men in Asia (7) AMNESIA*
    8 Model trade patterned surface of tyre (5) TREAD*
    12 Odd-toed ungulate that a pirate captured (5) TAPIR (T)
    (Am posting the answers with which I came. Will not try to 'compensate' for any aleady entered.)

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    1. Thanks for fixing the anno, Deepak. I saw it that way but was lazy while typing.

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  5. 11A- M(O)IST. Def.- Wet
    16A- NAG (DD)
    13A-NASAL-(NA)(SAL)- Def.- Rhinology

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  6. 17A *Demented pariah after losing his head (5) PRAIA* (-h) (Cape Verde)
    33A *Primarily not used, kept up alongside a wandering foal (9) N U K U + A + LOFA* (Tonga)
    20D Tight Marco took girl to department head (9) COM(MISS)AR*

    I think 31A needs a star too!
    A nice review of the theme entries, in cryptic form!

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    1. Thanks added the star to 31A in the main post but not in the Across Lite version

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  7. 21A ULCER (CLUE)*+R
    31A ALGIERS (GLACIERS-C)*
    8D TREAD (TRADE)*

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  8. 21 A ULCER ( Clue * R from uncleaR , complaint)
    1D KATHMANDU ( hunk mad at *)
    2D. BEIJING (T)

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  9. 19 across: FRANC(_E)=old money

    28 across: HANOI-- greeting +HI =article=AN +ring= O

    25 down: BACON- author: = meat product

    For a change, three to nine-lettreed words only, yet a bit hard for those ho are geographically challenged !

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  10. Nice one. thanks for brushing up our Geography.

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  11. 9A: TRITIUM (TR IT (-bar)IUM)
    14D: SCARF (dd)
    27D: AGANA (A GANA themed word)

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  12. Sub 21 A
    10 A YAOUNDÉ ( yes- YA, bounder stripped - OUNDE )

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  13. El Commandante appears to be having a godd command over the geo-cartography of Atlas !!

    Unheard of places located for tourism .

    Thanks for the world tour . Come again !

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  14. 20 across should have been loose Marco instead of tight !

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    1. Since it has already been solved, I can now explain: Instead of TIGHT and I wonder why, loose can imply an anagram indicator of the wordo MARCO with MISS, making COMMISSAR

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    2. tight = drunk (Anagram Indicator)

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    3. OK. Thanks, but I feel loose can also be one ?

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  15. 4D {AM} MAN
    3D LEI [Odd letters in Algeria]
    13A {NA} SAL (-T)

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    1. Since 13A was already done,

      29A - {C} {LAPPED}

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  16. 26A Small articles (5) SANAA
    Small = S, An,a,a = Articles

    18D This crime is a radical issue (5)
    ARSON
    A+R+SOn

    24D Harass a man Dr H.K. Pence (3-4)
    Hen peck
    Anagram of H K Pence

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    1. I wonder why all these easy clues are lying unclaimed for answers ! May be, those who have finished their quota of three and there are no more persons to solve and comment ?

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  18. MB Why have you deleted your answers?

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  19. Sorry Sir. Was frustrated with the way the smartphone functions while posting answers! There were four instead of one. While deleting all the four got deleted. My apologies once again.

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  20. 4 Soldier holding guard, is terrier's helper (9) A(SS/IS/TA)NT
    34 *Medic hid an alter ego (5) D(AKA)R
    24 That man's greeting me at first (3) HI/M

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    1. Territorial Army (United Kingdom) is nicknamed the "Terriers"

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  21. Posting through PC!

    25A : Wombat's flying mammal (3) BAT [T]
    6Dn : *Hear the hindu universal consciousness (5) SEOUL ~SOUL
    30Dn : Pair on the contray old Dutch (3) DUO {OUD<=} Old in Dutch is OUD

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  22. Last 3
    Across - 15

    Down - 22, 32

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  23. 15a SOD(-ium)
    22D CUT BACK
    32D GAD (Reversal of dag?)

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  24. gad means jass around. So it is a DD

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    1. Though I think My God or Oh God would be better than By God

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  25. That's it then. Thank you El Commandante

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